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There has been a lot of recent coverage and speculation on the direction of the price of oil and we are now seeing positive comment from some of the major brokers, agreeing that oil prices had…

I am old enough to remember the first crop of state sell-offs under the Thatcher government in the early 1980s. Actually, I am sufficiently old to remember the de-nationalisation of the steel…

With the weakness in Emerging Market currencies and commodities well established, the likelihood of China having a hard landing has i ncreased. Inventory de-stocking is clearly underway as is the…

Brian Tora, an associate with JM Finn & Co, has been a long standing contributor to the industry trade journal, Money Marketing, and has today had his final article published.

Surrey County Cricket Club, sponsored by JM Finn & Co, have won the LV= county championship division two, securing promotion to division one.

Greece is back in the news again, though fortunately not for making waves in markets. The fact that prime minister Alexis Tsipras is back in power does not augur well for future negotiations, though.…

Fred Mahon, a research analyst at JM Finn & Co has recently completed the CFA® program. The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential has become one of the most recognised and…

While today’s rate hike decision leaves markets poised internationally in a perfect storm, the Treasury futures market is forecasting a lower probability at 30% than are the various camps of eco…

The financial press has been crammed full of bad news since late summer. Whether it is China slowing, oil prices continuing to slide or thousands of miserable refugees flooding into the EU, it is hard…

China is proving slow to go away as a perceived problem for investors. While the shock announcement of its, admittedly modest, currency devaluation against the US dollar did not produce the mayhem in…

The Inner and Middle Temple in London are at the heart of the legal world and play as important a role today as they did in 1215. The Master of the Temple, Robin Griffiths-Jones is to give a talk on…

The UK Industrials sector is an eclectic mix. Businesses included under the Industrials umbrella range from building merchants, to laundrettes, to submarine manufacturers. It is probably more useful…

An all-women rowing team, who have recently become the first women to row across the North Sea from Southwold in Suffolk to Holland, are taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Race from La…

This is the time of the year when hard news stories are in short supply – when the silly season rules in earnest. Perhaps this is just as well as market pro fessionals are more likely to be taking…