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Putin to watch parachute drop, part of war games that have rattled West

Putin to watch parachute drop, part of war games that have rattled West

Published 18/09/2017

President Vladimir Putin arrived at a remote army training ground on Monday to watch a military parachute drop, part of Russia's biggest war games since 2013 that have the West looking on nervously. [more…]

S&P, Dow set to open at record highs as North Korea tensions ease

S&P, Dow set to open at record highs as North Korea tensions ease

Published 18/09/2017

The S&P and the Dow were set to open at record highs on Monday as appetite for riskier assets improved on easing tensions on the Korean peninsula and ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting that could unveil plans to trim its bloated balance sheet. [more…]

Citi names co-heads for EMEA trade business

Citi names co-heads for EMEA trade business

Published 18/09/2017

Citigroup Inc named Peadar MacCanna and Murat Demirel as trade co-heads for its treasury and trade solutions (TTS) business in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). [more…]

Euro crisis over, Portugal`s investment grade comeback cuts bond yields

Euro crisis over, Portugal`s investment grade comeback cuts bond yields

Published 18/09/2017

Portugal's 10-year bond yield hit its lowest level since January 2016 on Monday, driven by the country regaining an investment grade credit rating after 5-1/2 years, effectively drawing a line under its debt crisis. [more…]

Oil prices slip, but hold near recent highs

Oil prices slip, but hold near recent highs

Published 18/09/2017

U.S. crude oil prices slipped below $50 per barrel on Monday but stayed close to multi-month highs amid a drop in shale drilling and as refineries continued to restart after Hurricane Harvey. [more…]

GAM Holding names Adrian Gosden as investment director

GAM Holding names Adrian Gosden as investment director

Published 18/09/2017

Swiss money manager GAM Holding AG named Adrian Gosden investment director. [more…]

RPMI Railpen hires new senior investment manager

RPMI Railpen hires new senior investment manager

Published 18/09/2017

RPMI Railpen, the British investment manager for the Railways Pension Scheme, named Jocelyn Brown senior investment manager of the company's sustainable ownership team. [more…]

Fintech firm Calastone names new operating chief

Fintech firm Calastone names new operating chief

Published 18/09/2017

Financial technology firm Calastone Ltd, which operates a fund transaction network, named Stephen Mohan as chief operating officer. [more…]

Somali book fair offers respite from bombs

Somali book fair offers respite from bombs

Published 15/09/2017

Long associated with pirates, famine and bombs, Somalia showed a different face to the world this week as it welcomed foreign writers for the first time to its annual book fair. [more…]

Oil weakens on fears Irma could dent U.S. demand

Oil weakens on fears Irma could dent U.S. demand

Published 11/09/2017

Oil prices edged lower on Monday on concerns that Hurricane Irma's pounding of heavily populated areas of Florida could dent oil demand in the world's top oil consuming nation. [more…]