PERSONAL FINANCE
20 Jan
Brexit, Trump victory did not discourage European IPOs, says Mergermarket
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The Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s surprise US election victory did not discourage initial public offerings in Europe for long, according to analysts at Mergermarket, as several large companies floated in 2016.

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20 Jan
China GDP accelerates sharply in Q4, official data questioned
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China´s economic expansion accelerated slightly at the end of 2016, official government data revealed, but more timely figures for December appeared to point to a slowdown in activity, in part as the fiscal stimulus put in place by the authorities faded, economists said.

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20 Jan
UK retail sales fall more than expected in December, ONS reveals
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UK retail sales in December fell the most since April 2012 as an increase in average store prices deterred shoppers, official data revealed on Friday.

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20 Jan
Ten ways markets could surprise us this year - Credit Suisse
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As Donald Trump prepares to pick up the keys to the White House and the Brexit debacles rumbles on, Credit Suisse highlighted 10 ways in which financial markets could surprise us this year, along with its 10 core views.

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20 Jan
Trump and May doomed to failure, Soros at Davos
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Billionaire investor George Soros has told the World Economic Forum in Davos that he believes incoming US president Donald Trump will be a failure and British prime minister Theresa May will not last in the position.

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20 Jan
Take bank threats to leave Brexit London 'with dose of scepticism'
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While warnings by financial institutions that they will shift jobs away from London due to Brexit poses a risk the country’s economy and commercial property markets, there was a call on Thursday to “take their threats with a dose of scepticism”.

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19 Jan
Energy prices at a two-year high, says Ofgem
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Energy prices have risen this month to a two-year high according to the office of gas and electricity markets (Ofgem).

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19 Jan
Philly Fed index unexpectedly jumps in January
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Manufacturing conditions in the Philadelphia region unexpectedly improved in January.

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19 Jan
US housing starts rise more than expected in December
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US housing starts rose more than expected in December, according to data released by the Commerce Department.

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19 Jan
Goldman Sachs to move half its London bankers to Frankfurt
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Giant investment bank Goldman Sachs plans to move 1,000 of its City of London traders and bankers to Frankfurt when the UK exits from the European Union, according to reports in Germany on Thursday.

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19 Jan
Britain to be 'global leader in trade' post-Brexit, says Theresa May
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Prime Minister Theresa May told world leaders on Thursday that a post-Brexit Britain will be a leader in trade and that the country would “step up to a new leadership role” after it leaves the European Union.

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19 Jan
UK housing market activity falls in December, RICS says
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Britain’s housing market “stuttered” in December as price growth slowed and the number of sales fell, according to a widely followed survey on Thursday.

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18 Jan
HSBC confirms plans for partial exit from London due to Brexit
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HSBC will need to move roughly 1,000 London jobs to its Paris office due to Brexit, the bank's chief executive Stuart Gulliver confirmed on Wednesday.

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18 Jan
Eurozone inflation rises as expected in December
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Inflation in the 19 countries that share the euro rose as expected in December, according to final data released by Eurostat on Wednesday.

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18 Jan
UK unemployment inches lower, wage growth accelerates
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UK wage growth climbed as the unemployment rate was supported by a rise in inactivity, according to official data released on Wednesday, and the more timely claimant count measure dropped unexpectedly.

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17 Jan
Walmart to create 10,000 US jobs as Trump shadow looms
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Another major US multinational business has pledged to create jobs in the country, with retail giant Walmart saying it plans to add 10,000 positions over the coming year.

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17 Jan
May confirms 'hard Brexit' though final plan will face vote in parliament
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Theresa May confirmed the UK will seek a new free-trade agreement rather than membership of the European Union's single market when it leaves the European Union, but said the final Brexit deal will be put to a vote in both houses of parliament.

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17 Jan
Trump criticises House Republicans corporate tax plans
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Republican plans to reform corporate tax in the United States have been labelled "too complicated" by President-elect Donald Trump, risking further hostility between him and his party.

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17 Jan
UK health spending 'unsustainable' unless policy changes - OBR
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The Office for Budget Responsibility has warned the UK budget will be harder to balance due to the rising health care costs, with public spending needing to rise by £156bn in coming decades.

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17 Jan
House purchase lending continues to grow in November, CML reveals
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House purchasing lending in the UK rose 5% to £11bn in November from a month ago as prices continued to rise, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders on Tuesday.

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