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Standard Life Aberdeen confirms creation of £11bn investment giant

Standard Life Aberdeen confirms creation of £11bn investment giant He said: " Standard Life Aberdeen begins life at a time when clients expect new products and solutions to meet their changing needs, and as the tectonic plates underpinning the savings and investments landscape shift". The group's pensions and savings business, which keeps the Standard Life name, has around 4.5 million customers and is based primarily in the United Kingdom, with operations in Ire... [Full Article...]

July retail inflation seen picking up for first time in 4 months

July retail inflation seen picking up for first time in 4 months Wholesale price index ( WPI ) or wholesale inflation for the month of July 2017 rose 1.88% as against analyst expectations of 1.40%. India's consumer inflation is expected to have picked up in July after easing for three straight months, with food prices back on the rise, but is expected to remain well below the central bank's target. [Full Article...]

Sensex rises 100 points in early trade, Nifty above 9750

Sensex rises 100 points in early trade, Nifty above 9750 The Nifty Metal sub-index was up 3.2 per cent. On 30-share benchmark, among top gainers were Adani Ports (4.85%), Cipla (4.04%), Tata Steel (2.36%), Reliance Industries (1.57%) and Hero MotoCorp (1.47%). Motilal Oswal in its daily market outlook report said, "Nifty index continued its selling pressure for fifth consecutive sessions and corrected towards 9685 levels". [Full Article...]

DX and Menzies abandon merger talks

DX and Menzies abandon merger talks Bob Holt, chairman of DX, said "it has become clear that we would not be able to agree terms that would be acceptable to our shareholders and since we have a strong alternative business transformation plan in place, we have decided that it is the best interests of our shareholders for us to pursue this course". [Full Article...]

Retail football drops in Scottish High Streets

Retail football drops in Scottish High Streets Numbers dropped by 6.2% in July - a significantly larger fall than the United Kingdom average, which those behind the report say is "clear evidence of a tightening of purse strings on casual dining and leisure trips". "Despite a contraction in fashion sales, consumers increased their spending on products for the home, and out of town locations across the United Kingdom benefitted, with a 1.7% incr... [Full Article...]

Escalating US-North Korea tensions hit markets

Escalating US-North Korea tensions hit markets Analysts said yields, which move inversely to prices, could fall further if the tensions build further, even if central bankers in the United States continue to talk of raising interest rates of scaling back stimulus programmes. "So why buy risk assets (such as equities or credit) when the thematic at hand isn't going to resolve itself in the immediate short-term?" North Korea responded with... [Full Article...]

Neymar physically ready for PSG debut - Emery

Neymar physically ready for PSG debut - Emery The Gunners' record signing brought Emirates Stadium to its feet by steering Mohamed Elneny's cross past Kasper Schmeichel. "I want the fans to come on Sunday to see Guingamp win. Mbappe has been linked with a €180 million transfer to PSG and Madrid are also interested in him. A guy who's netted an impressive 52 times for Brazil, and ultimately a footballer who has immense marketable value tha... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin passes $4000 mark to reach all-time high

Bitcoin passes $4000 mark to reach all-time high According to forecasts by RT's Keiser Report host and cryptocurrency enthusiast, Max Keiser, the price of bitcoin is likely to increase to $5,000 this year, owing to the growing adoption of bitcoin worldwide, rising demand from investors, and the upcoming SegWit activation. [Full Article...]

Marshawn Lynch Refuses To Stand For American National Anthem

Marshawn Lynch Refuses To Stand For American National Anthem What do you think about Lynch's sitting during the national anthem? You do your thing and we'll do ours. But I'm going to respect you as a man, you do your thing. Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after the season, but hasn't yet been signed by another team. Fans will get a chance to see if their Raiders can return to the success they had last season, before an ... [Full Article...]

USA stock futures, dollar slip on rising Korean tensions

USA stock futures, dollar slip on rising Korean tensions Spot gold reached a two-month high. "When you're due, there's always going to be something that happens in the world that's going to make people nervous", Matthew Peterson, chief wealth strategist for LPL Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina, told Reuters . [Full Article...]

Eldorado Gold Corporation (EGO) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Eldorado Gold Corporation (EGO) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds Credit Suisse Group cut shares of Eldorado Gold Corporation from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating and set a $2.40 price target for the company.in a research note on Monday, July 31st. If you are reading this report on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA & global copyright and trademark law. The correct version of this article can be viewed at ... [Full Article...]

TSX slides as investors flee riskier assets; gold gains

Bank Wealth Management. "Of course it's all come at a time when share markets are due for a correction, so North Korea has provided a ideal trigger", he added. The dollar widened losses against the yen to hit a two-month low. The yen tends to benefit during times of geopolitical or financial stress as Japan is the world's biggest creditor nation and there is an assumption that Japanese investo... [Full Article...]

Asia stocks, US$ extend slide as US-North Korea tensions intensify

Asia stocks, US$ extend slide as US-North Korea tensions intensify The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 1.19 per cent. "The data confirms the Fed will have a wait-and-see attitude", said King Lip, chief investment officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management in San Francisco. However, bank stocks, including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley, were down about 1 percent on the dimming prospects of another rate hike this year. [Full Article...]

Korea tensions whack stocks

Korea tensions whack stocks Technology companies, which have been the biggest gainers this year as the market hit a succession of record highs , led the broad slide in stocks. Asian markets struggled again, with Japan's Nikkei feeling the pressure from the rise of the safe-haven yen, which hit an eight-week high. [Full Article...]

Wall St higher but on track for deep weekly losses

Wall St higher but on track for deep weekly losses France's CAC 40 fell 1.1 percent to 5,057.43 while Germany's DAX lost 0.5 percent to 11,953.94. The S&P is trading near its most expensive valuation level since 2004, as measured by the price-to-12-month forward earnings ratio. The company also said sales at its established stores declined for the fourth straight quarter. On Thursday, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley... [Full Article...]

US and North Korea turn up the rhetoric and global markets swoon

Many markets had already been at record or multi-year highs after an extended rally, leaving them vulnerable to a sell-off. Retailers were also falling Thursday. "There is a continuation of flight to the safe havens after remarks on Thursday evening from Trump about North Korea", said Quantitative Commodity Research consultant Peter Fertig. [Full Article...]

Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China and Intellectual Property Theft

Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China and Intellectual Property Theft While Trump officially withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an Obama-era trade deal, and will begin talks next week to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, other planned trade measures have been slow to materialize. [Full Article...]

S. Korean shares end lower on foreign selling amid tensions over N

S. Korean shares end lower on foreign selling amid tensions over N But by the end of the day, traders appeared to take the geopolitical drama in stride. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 36.64 points to 22,048.70, the S&P 500 index inched down 0.90 of a point to 2,474.02 and the Nasdaq composite index lost 18.13 points to 6,352.33. [Full Article...]

North Korea Threat Casts an Ominous Cloud -- Here's Where Wall Street Stands

North Korea Threat Casts an Ominous Cloud -- Here's Where Wall Street Stands The recovery fit a recent pattern of investors using dips to put more money in stocks. However, an Associated Press report that the US and North Korea have been engaged in back channel talks (https://apnews.com/686ac7c761694b28b67793a1d8297145?link=mktw) for several months even as they exchange incendiary threats helped to soothe some of the jitters. [Full Article...]

Amazon rival Flipkart secures India's largest ever private investment from Softbank

Amazon rival Flipkart secures India's largest ever private investment from Softbank The homegrown e-commerce company has to date raised nearly $7 billion in capital, higher than that raised by global behemoths like online house rental aggregator Airbnb ($3.3 billion) and mobile phone maker Xiaomi ($1.4 billion). Flipkart has taken a series of aggressive steps in recent months to counter Amazon in India, acquiring eBay's business in the country and pursuing a takeover of its... [Full Article...]


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