For OPEC’s Rivals, Success Lies in Oil Market Far, Far Away

Rivals of OPEC seeking to reach its most-prized oil customers are finding that the long way around is better than any shortcut to success. As the group seeks to implement a deal to limit output, the glut that was exacerbated by its prior strategy of keeping taps open has spawned a market structure that’s benefiting competitors in sales to Asia. Cargoes from Europe’s North Sea will reach South Korea in coming months, while U.S. Eagle Ford shale crude as well … Continue reading

Best Reasons Why ALL Professionals Should Use LinkedIn


One of the most punctual lessons that I learned in business is to investigate every possibility, dependably organize yourself, and never quit learning – everything should be possible here! Showcase your polished methodology Despite what I now and again observe on my LinkedIn Account, this is not Facebook! This is a site to showcase your achievements, training, and expert interests. Like whatever else you get out what you put in. Here is a place to share your certifications and validity, in … Continue reading

Yes or No, Italian referendum to have modest market reaction

Victory or defeat for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reform referendum will hit financial markets only modestly, a Reuters poll found, with analysts split on how serious a “No” vote would be for the future of the euro project. Renzi has said he will resign if he loses the Dec. 4 ballot – an outcome all opinion polls say is the most likely – on his plan to drastically reduce the role of the upper house Senate. The Reuters … Continue reading

GDP growth confirmed in three months after Brexit vote

British businesses continued to invest and consumers carried on spending in the months following the Brexit vote, defying predictions that a wave of uncertainty would hit economic activity. In the first official estimate of how firms’ spending fared after the referendum, the Office for National Statistics said business investment rose 0.9% in the July-to-September quarter. That was only a small slowdown from 1% growth in the previous quarter and beat forecasts for 0.6% growth in a Reuters poll of economists. … Continue reading

UK Autumn statement: why the chancellor mustn’t cut stamp duty

ednesday’s autumn statement will be the first test of new chancellor Philip Hammond. Will he, as Theresa May promised in her speech on becoming prime minister, “make Britain a country that works for everyone”. Or will he listen instead to a vociferous campaign on the front pages of the Daily Telegraph, demanding tax cuts for people who can afford to buy £1m houses? The nub of the Telegraph campaign is that stamp duty charges for homebuyers are too high. They … Continue reading

Forex reserves at record high of $361.601 bn

Continuing their rising trend, the country’s foreign exchange reserves increased by USD 1.350 billion to touch a record high of USD 361.601 billion in the week to April 22, Reserve Bank said today     Continuing their rising trend, the country’s foreign exchange reserves increased by USD 1.350 billion to touch a record high of USD 361.601 billion in the week to April 22, Reserve Bank said today. In the previous week, the reserves had risen by USD 333.7 million … Continue reading

Can You Really Beat the Market? Here Are 5 Tips that Will Give You an Advantage

By Nial Fuller The point of today’s lesson is not to convince you that the market can be beaten, because if you don’t believe it can be beaten then why are you even playing the ‘game’? Today’s lesson is meant to help you make the market easier to beat; to increase your edge over the market. Whilst I can’t give you every ‘secret’ in one article, the following tips are some relatively easy things you can do to actually give … Continue reading

Can investors find income in emerging-market bonds?


It’s easy to see why that niche of the bond market would capture the firm’s attention In the first nine months of this year, the average mutual fund that invests in emerging market bonds denominated in U.S. dollars or other hard currencies rose 13.5%, according to investment researcher Morningstar, and local-currency bond funds did even better, with an average gain of 15.8%. Most of those returns are from capital appreciation but the income paid by the bonds is substantial, compared … Continue reading

FastMatch has partnered TradAir

FastMatch has partnered TradAir to target the institutional ‘clicker’ segment of the foreign exchange market in a bid to boost the venue’s trading volumes and diversity its liquidity As a result of the partnership, TradAir, a provider of front-office e-FX trading technology solutions, will provide FastMatch with: a complete end-to-end FX trading platform; a professional-level HTML 5 trading user system Dmitri Galinov: “We identified a significant opportunity to increase our volumes” eFX trading technology solutions provider TradAir has announced that its partnership … Continue reading

Brexit Threatens British Pound Reserve Currency Status, Says S&P


Talking Points: S&P affirmed United Kingdom “AA” rating with negative outlookRatings agency warned Brexit may hurt Pound’s global reserve role GBP/USD little-changed after S&P UK assessment update release The British Pound showed a reserved reaction against its major counterparts after S&P Global Credit Ratings Agency released its United Kingdom survey. The report said Brexit represents a significant risk to the UK’s track record of strong economic performance. S&P affirmed the United Kingdom’s long and short term sovereign credit rating at … Continue reading