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The Bric trade: losing its lustre

The tectonic plates of international equity markets are shifting. Emerging markets may have ended a decade-long secular re-evaluation and the ridiculous Bric trade appears to be dead.

9 2011 | Viewed: 558 | Analytics | Read full
Coffee supply squeeze set to push price higher

The retail cost of coffee is set to rise sharply after futures prices hit their highest level in more than three decades.

24 2011 | Viewed: 630 | Analytics | Read full
Carlsberg suffers hangover from Russian tax

Carlsberg disappointed investors by announcing a 21 per cent drop in fourth-quarter profits on Monday as the Danish brewer was hit by increased Russian taxes on beer.

24 2011 | Viewed: 588 | Analytics | Read full
Record number of Russian billionaires

Good news for art auctioneers, yacht brokers and Kensington estate agents: Russia's oligarchs are bouncing back - and there are more of them than ever.

15 2011 | Viewed: 570 | Analytics | Read full
LSE and Canadas TMX agree merger

Source: Financial Times

14 2011 | Viewed: 480 | Analytics | Read full
The strongest girls in the world

ALMOST exactly a year ago, I found myself reporting the fuss in Brussels about the failure of the Lisbon Strategy, the European Union's 10-year plan to make Europe "the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion, and respect for the environment by 2010".

9 2011 | Viewed: 856 | Analytics | Read full
The Nordic Way

What's so special about the Nordics?

9 2011 | Viewed: 562 | Analytics | Read full
Confidence in FSA falls sharply

Fewer than a fifth of banks, brokers and insurers believe the Financial Services Authority responded effectively to the banking crisis, a comprehensive industry survey has found.

9 2011 | Viewed: 512 | Analytics | Read full
ArcelorMittals profit margins under scrutiny

Trying hard, could do better. This is how a schoolmaster might mark Lakshmi Mittal's report card as the steel magnate attempts to restore ArcelorMittal's profit margins to something that resembles the stellar figures it turned in prior to the financial crisis.

9 2011 | Viewed: 618 | Analytics | Read full
Steel price forecast to rise by up to two-thirds

Steel prices are set to jump by up to 66 per cent this year, top executives and analysts have said, a burst of inflation on a scale the industry has suffered just once in the past 70 years.

25 2011 | Viewed: 625 | Analytics | Read full
Sovereign default remains top 2011 risk for WEF

The risk that parlous government finances will trigger sovereign debt defaults remains one of the biggest threats facing the world in 2011, according to the World Economic Forum.

14 2011 | Viewed: 592 | Analytics | Read full
Could the U.S. central bank go broke?

The U.S. Federal Reserve's journey to the outer limits of monetary policy is raising concerns about how hard it will be to withdraw trillions of dollars in stimulus from the banking system when the time is right.

13 2011 | Viewed: 525 | Analytics | Read full
Why I Don't Want an iPad for Christmas

Everyone wants an iPad this Christmas, right?

Apple's tablet computer is this year's hottest adult toy. Sales are booming. James Cordwell, an analyst at Atlantic Securities, expects the company to sell six million this quarter, half of them here in the U.S. It's driving the company toward what will probably be yet another blowout Christmas period.

24 2010 | Viewed: 856 | Analytics | Read full
From bagels to belt buckles: 2010s craziest taxes

What are the oddest, quirkiest and downright weirdest tax laws of 2010?

According to the Onesource Tax & Accounting unit of Thomson Reuters, some of the year's most unusual taxes include.

24 2010 | Viewed: 589 | Analytics | Read full
China provinces to be bigger than Russia

Shanghai and Beijing are often used as shorthand for Chinese growth. Yet as a 250-page report by HSBC Global Research argues, the country's economic miracle has not been confined to the megacities.

10 2010 | Viewed: 574 | Analytics | Read full
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