HSBC to close 62 branches this year

HSBC is planning to close 62 branches across the UK this year leading to 180 job losses, the Press Association has reported. The move marks the end of “HSBC’s ... Read More
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Oil market may balance this quarter: UBS report

The oil market looks set to rebalance earlier than expected as OPEC members cut production, according to a report from UBS. OPEC oil output has reduced significantly since the ... Read More
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Gulf markets rise in early trade, Kuwait continues bull run

Gulf stock markets mostly rose in early trade on Monday with Kuwait continuing a bull run that has made it by far the region’s best-performing bourse this year. The ... Read More

Oil prices edge up on market caution over OPEC cuts

Oil prices are edging up in Asia on Monday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said it was near its target of cutting 1.8 million barrels of ... Read More
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Gold – a primer for 2017

You know when to buy gold: it’s when nearly every trader and commentator tells you that gold is going lower and you should sell it. This is Harry Dent ... Read More

House prices up by 3.4% in the euro area

House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 3.4% in the euro area and by 4.3% in the EU in the third quarter of 2016 compared ... Read More

China’s economy grows 6.7% in 2016

China’s economy grew by 6.7 per cent in 2016, compared with 6.9 per cent a year earlier, according to official data, marking its slowest growth since 1990. The figure ... Read More
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Oil prices rise amid weaker dollar, optimism over market tightening

Crude futures gained traction on Friday, driven by a weaker U.S. dollar and signs of the market tightening after major oil producers agreed to cut output. On the New ... Read More

6 Places to Buy Property in 2017

If you’re considering combining the adventure of living or retiring overseas with a property purchase, 2017 is the year to act. The U.S. dollar is at record highs against ... Read More
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Oil Resumes Advance as Report Shows U.S. Crude Stockpiles Drop

Nationwide supplies fell 5.04 million barrels last week: API OPEC making “tremendous efforts” to reduce output: Barkindo Oil resumed gains after the biggest drop in more than a week ... Read More