Adam Samson in London April 25, 2018 Print this page The European Central Bank is scheduled to deliver a policy decision on Thursday at a time when economic data have suggested the eurozone has started 2018 on shaky footing after a blockbuster performance last year. fastFT has put together a guide on what analysts […]
  • April 25, 2018
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  FT subscribers can click here to receive FirstFT every day by email. If you can’t join them, beat them. Britain is exploring plans to launch a satellite navigation system as a rival to the EU’s €10bn Galileo project. It’s part of a fight with the bloc over whether the UK can be trusted with […]
  • April 25, 2018
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  Welcome to Authers’ Note, in which I will attempt to provide some context and analysis on the world of investment each day, and provide you with a handy guide to the best coverage on offer, both here in the FT and elsewhere. All feedback is welcome, particularly of the constructive variety, as we try […]
  • April 25, 2018
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  Nicole Bullock and Robin Wigglesworth in New York and Adam Samson in London April 24, 2018 Print this page US stocks fell on Tuesday as industrial bellwethers Caterpillar and 3M raised doubts about earnings growth and yields on the benchmark US Treasury rose above 3 per cent for the first time in four years. […]
  • April 25, 2018
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  Apple has agreed to start paying €13bn in back taxes to the Irish government within weeks over what EU competition authorities have said was years of sweetheart tax arrangements that amounted to illegal state aid. Although Dublin and Apple still reject the ruling in 2016 by Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, the agreement […]
  • April 24, 2018
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  The aggregate current account surplus of the developing world has fallen to its lowest level since the 1990s, even as tensions over trade imbalances have fed fears of looming trade wars. The emerging world chalked up a current account surplus of just 0.6 per cent of gross domestic product in 2017, according to calculations […]
  • April 24, 2018
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  FT subscribers can click here to receive FirstFT every day by email. Alphabet, Google’s parent, kicked off a big week for tech company earnings and tech news more broadly. The latest quarterly earnings from Alphabet matched a pattern that had become familiar in recent quarters: booming advertising revenues that exceed expectations, countered by sporadic and unpredictable […]
  • April 24, 2018
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  Who creates value? Who extracts value? Who destroys value? If we mistake those who do the second or third for those who do the first, or mistake those who do the first for those who do the second or third, we will end up with impoverished and unhappy societies, in which plunderers rule. Many […]
  • April 24, 2018
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  US shale oil companies have started to generate free cash thanks to the rise in crude prices, a landmark moment for an industry that has until now relied on an inflow of capital to support its growth. Leading shale oil producers were able to cover their capital spending on new wells from their operating […]
  • April 23, 2018
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  Is the unreliable boyfriend back in town? That is the question sterling and gilt traders are asking after Mark Carney’s comments last week in Washington, when he appeared to walk back the Bank of England’s signals that a rate rise looms next month. Until the BoE governor spoke on Thursday, markets had been pricing […]
  • April 23, 2018
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