Corporate Finance
Foreign Exchange
Chinese Yuan

China’s ‘one-off’ devaluation is quickly followed by another

A day after China announced a "one-off depreciation" of the yuan's value against the dollar, the People's Bank of China stunned the world’s financial markets on Wednesday by devaluing their currency for a second consecutive day.

Chancellor offers a fairer deal for savers and little impact on sterling markets, say analysts

Analysts from foreign exchange and currency providers and pension and asset management specialists saw encouraging signs in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, but remained cautious about the recovery.
Vladimir Putin

A rough ride for the rouble, but Putin remains in the driving seat

Russia’s Central Bank remained mute on Tuesday over whether it had stepped in to prop up the rouble after a tumultuous 48 hours for the currency.
Economic Background
Oil rig

Ineos buys North Sea gas fields from Russian Oligarch

Swiss chemicals giant Ineos has made its first move into the North Sea, buying 12 gas fields from Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's investment fund LetterOne.
Wapping, London

London estate agent publishes barometer for October

A slowdown in the global economy, a dip in oil prices and a general lull in consumer sentiment has created a 12 month low in the number of properties currently under offer.
Cameron and Merkel

Cameron and Merkel meet as new group urges Brexit

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister David Cameron met for a private dinner on Friday as they tried to hammer out a deal to alter the terms of the UK's membership of the European Union.
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Central London

EU plan for ‘Robin Hood’ tax on financial sector wins Labour backing

The left-leaning new leadership of the UK's Labour Party has outlined plans to introduce a so-called 'Robin Hood' tax on international bank and stock market transactions should it win power in the 2020 elections.
US tax citizenship and dollars

Tax crackdown on US expats prompts rush to renounce citizenship

A record number of American expatriates renounced their citizenship in the first quarter of 2015 because of crackdown on foreign bank accounts by the US tax authorities, according to a CNBC report.

$1 trillion of tech products have tariffs eliminated

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) reached an agreement on Friday to add over 200 products to the list of goods covered by the Information Technology Agreement's (ITA) zero tariff, free-trade measures.
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