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Amazon halts plans to ban UK Visa credit card payments
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Personal finance

Amazon halts plans to ban UK Visa credit card payments

Amazon has said that it is to shelve its proposed ban on UK customers making payments with Visa credit cards.
17 Jan 2022
Unilever slides and GSK bounces after GSK knocks back £50bn bid
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UK stockmarkets

Unilever slides and GSK bounces after GSK knocks back £50bn bid

Unilever shares fell to their lowest level in around five years, after its £50bn takeover bid for GSK’s consumer health unit was rejected. 
17 Jan 2022
Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin continues to slide as Lords say no need for a digital pound
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Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin continues to slide as Lords say no need for a digital pound

Saloni Sardana looks at the cryptocurrency stories that caught our eye this week.
14 Jan 2022
Why the uranium price is set to keep rising
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Energy

Why the uranium price is set to keep rising

Turmoil in Kazakhstan – the world's leading producer of uranium, has sent the uranium price up by more than 8% in a week. And that's not the end of it…
14 Jan 2022
Russian stocks suffer as the world fears it will invade Ukraine
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European stockmarkets

Russian stocks suffer as the world fears it will invade Ukraine

Despite a booming economy, Russian stocks look extraordinarily cheap – but if it invades Ukraine, the Russian stockmarket will become all but uninvest…
14 Jan 2022
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14 Jan 2022
Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin crashes to lowest in three months
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin crashes to lowest in three months

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies joined in the wider market crash this week. Saloni Sardana explains what's going on, and looks at the rest of the stories…
7 Jan 2022
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French stocks are back in fashion
European stockmarkets

French stocks are back in fashion

France’s CAC 40 stockmarket index gained 29% in 2021, making it the world’s best performing major market.
7 Jan 2022
Erdogan’s risky bluff to save the Turkish lira
Currencies

Erdogan’s risky bluff to save the Turkish lira

Turkey's autocratic president has said the government will guarantee lira deposits against further deterioration in the exchange rate. Few people are …
7 Jan 2022
Crunch time for stockmarkets as interest rates rise
Stockmarkets

Crunch time for stockmarkets as interest rates rise

Stockmarkets, having been puffed up by ultra-low interest rates, are in for a rough ride as the world’s central banks start to raise them.
7 Jan 2022
Commodity markets rally as demand for raw materials climbs
Commodities

Commodity markets rally as demand for raw materials climbs

Commodity markets have soared this year as reopening economies and the transition to green energy have driven a boom in demand for raw materials. 
28 Dec 2021
Central banks fall far behind the curve on inflation
Inflation

Central banks fall far behind the curve on inflation

The Bank of England may have raised interest rates and the US Federal Reserve is tightening policy too, but with inflation soaring, is it too little t…
24 Dec 2021
RIT Capital Partners update: private companies boost returns
Investment trusts

RIT Capital Partners update: private companies boost returns

RIT Capital Partners one of the components of the MoneyWeek investment trust portfolio, has seen strong performance in the year to 30 November, with p…
22 Dec 2021
Caledonia Investments update: strong equity performance drives net assets higher
Investment trusts

Caledonia Investments update: strong equity performance drives net assets higher

Caledonia Investments, one of the components of the MoneyWeek investment trust portfolio, reported a strong six months as global equity markets contin…
22 Dec 2021
Personal Assets Trust update: optimistic on future returns despite inflation risk
Investment trusts

Personal Assets Trust update: optimistic on future returns despite inflation risk

Personal Assets Trust one of the components of the MoneyWeek investment trust portfolio, said it is prepared for higher inflation and believes the fu…
20 Dec 2021
Scottish Mortgage investment trust update: healthcare gains offset Chinese stock woes
Investment trusts

Scottish Mortgage investment trust update: healthcare gains offset Chinese stock woes

Positions in Chinese tech stocks weighed on performance at Scottish Mortgage investment trust, but healthcare stocks administered first aid. Saloni Sa…
20 Dec 2021
2021: a year to forget for investors in emerging market stocks
Emerging markets

2021: a year to forget for investors in emerging market stocks

Emerging market stocks have fallen from favour with international investors, with the MSCI Emerging Markets index down by more than 4% since the start…
19 Dec 2021
Cryptocurrency round-up: selling Tesla “merch” for dogecoin, and the Bank of England warns on cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency round-up: selling Tesla “merch” for dogecoin, and the Bank of England warns on cryptocurrencies

In a week that Tesla's Elon Musk says the company may accept dogecoin as a form of payment, Saloni Sardana looks at the week’s top cryptocurrency stor…
17 Dec 2021
US stockmarket bubble has started to deflate
US stockmarkets

US stockmarket bubble has started to deflate

Sanity is making a tentative return to stockmarkets, with frothier corners of the market finally starting to deflate. 
17 Dec 2021
Investors shrug off inflation fears – for now
Inflation

Investors shrug off inflation fears – for now

US inflation is at its highest since 1982. Investors seem unworried – but how long will that last?
17 Dec 2021
Mid Wynd International investment trust update: boosted by healthcare and IT stocks
Investment trusts

Mid Wynd International investment trust update: boosted by healthcare and IT stocks

The Mid Wynd International investment trust beat its benchmark index last month, mainly down to strength from its investments in healthcare and IT com…
15 Dec 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: IMF calls for global crypto-regulation
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: IMF calls for global crypto-regulation

In a week when the IMF said regulation of cryptocurrencies should be global and “Satoshi Nakamoto” won his court case, Saloni Sardana looks at the wee…
10 Dec 2021