Financial Markets

'Regulate Bitcoin!' Says... Regulator

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

Bitcoin is about to enter the mainstream - and the reason we know that is that regulators are starting to give nearly impenetrable speeches about it. ...

As the Ashes Battle Gets Underway, the Pound and the Aussie Dollar Are Both Feeling the Pressure

Jeremy Cook | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

As far as the contest between the two nation's currencies is concerned, the Australian dollar and the pound have both found the going rather tough of late. Sterling's problems have been well documented; it was the worst performing currency in the G10 in the first quarter of this year.

Markets Can Expect Yet Another Steamy Summer

Jeremy Cook | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

Since the beginning of the credit crunch in 2008, and throughout the on-going financial crisis to date, for whatever reason it has been during the summer months that the markets have experienced the most tumultuous of times.

How Has David Cameron's Speech on the EU Gone Down With Investors?

Angus Campbell | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics
Angus Campbell

With the thorn of Ukip in his side David Cameron knew that he had to do something about 'Britain and the EU' before the niggling wound became infected and caused even more problems down the line.

Currency Volatility May Come Back With a Vengeance

Jeremy Cook | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Exchange rates have remained somewhat flat since the end of September, and this has prompted many businesses to sit back and relax a little when it comes to the foreign exchange markets.

Do We Face the Apocalypse: Or are We in It?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Nearly a million British soldiers were killed in the First World War. Is this what they died for?

Germany Preaches Moral Hazard To Greece, But May Have To Pay Anyway

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

European leaders have gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum, and have been talking tough on Greece, as the country's attempts to fix its brok...

FTSE Ends 2011 Down After Chaotic Year For Global Markets

PA | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK

A tumultuous year for stock markets ended today with the FTSE 100 Index down nearly 6% in 2011, with an estimated £85 billion wiped off the value of ...

Global Bank Action Sees Short-Lived Rally In Stocks, But Italy Concerns Remain

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK

European markets have been trading flat on Thursday, after a brief but dramatic rally on Wednesday as the world's central banks took coordinated actio...

Eurozone Crisis: Markets Slide As Finance Ministers' Talks Cancelled

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

The Ecofin meeting of European finance ministers scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled, as markets await a critical crisis response package from ...

World Markets Slide On Fears Of Greek 'Contagion'

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK

Markets hit 15-month lows on Monday, the first day of trading in the fourth quarter of 2011, on fears that a near-inevitable Greek default may come so...

Shine on, you Crazy Market

Mike Baghdady | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK
Mike Baghdady

Demand for diamonds is growing for two reasons: firstly, they are one of the most reliable investments during financial disturbances and secondly, the middle class is developing in India and China, which has started buying diamond jewellery.

Be Sure About Uncertainty

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

Uncertainty is in the air again. Predictably so. After all, there is massive churn in the UK: private sector companies coming to terms with changing market conditions

Italy Hastens Austerity Measures To Stave Off Looming Crisis

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 05.10.2011 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi has revealed a package of economic measures in the hope of easing the sovereign debt crisis currently engulfing world markets. Fo...

Britain A 'Safe Harbour', Says Cable Amid Day Of Economic Turmoil

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 05.10.2011 | UK

The government has moved quickly to allay fears of a recession following a plunge in the financial markets with Business Secretary Vince Cable calling...