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Trump tax reform hopes boost dollar, stocks, bond yields

LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks, the dollar and bond yields climbed on Friday as investors speculated that the “Trumpflation trade” could be back in play, after the U.S. Senate approved

Government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years

The figures were the third straight month in which UK public finances were better than analysts forecast. BBC News – Business

Asian shares edge higher, Fed chief speculation tempers appetite

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares inched slightly higher on Friday, but grappled for firmer leads as speculation about who the next U.S. central bank chief will be kept global investors

Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein hints at Frankfurt move

Lloyd Blankfein tweets he intends to spend more time in Frankfurt, a hint of a post-Brexit move. BBC News – Business

Verizon quarterly revenue tops estimates as subscribers rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc’s quarterly revenue topped Wall Street analyst estimates on Thursday and the company added more phone subscribers than expected, sending shares of the No.

Asia stocks approach 10-year peak, unfazed by China GDP, dollar rises

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose to near decade highs on Thursday, continuing to ride on a global equities rally, while the dollar resumed its rise on the back of

One in four people ‘trapped in low-paid jobs’

The Social Mobility Commission says low pay is “endemic” in the UK. BBC News – Business

Dow hovers above 23,000, boosted by IBM

(Reuters) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed above the 23,000-mark in late morning trading on Wednesday with solid support from IBM, which reported strong earnings. Reuters: Business News

Unemployment drops by 52,000 but jobless rate stays at same level

The number of people out of work is still at lowest level since 1975, figures indicate. BBC News – Business

Asia shares camp near peaks, China’s Xi talks reform and stability

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ranges on Wednesday as the opening of China’s Communist Party conference produced more in the way of

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