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Why the market for fossil fuels is all burnt out

‘I usually put a £5 bet on the oil price – and I’m collecting,” smiles Prof Dieter Helm. It’s not difficult to imagine his tally of modest wagers adding up. The highly regarded Oxford University economics professor is a long-time industry observer. Today, he is in central London after taking meetings with major oil executives. He is also a familiar ... Read More »

Steel stimulus drive China’s strongest economic growth since 2015

China’s economy expanded faster than expected in the first quarter as higher government infrastructure spending and a gravity-defying property boom helped boost industrial output by the most in over two years. Growth of 6.9 percent was the fastest in six quarters, with forecast-beating March investment, retail sales and exports all suggesting the economy may carry solid momentum into spring. But ... Read More »

Automation won’t destroy every marketing job

Robots: Love them or hate them, there’s no denying employees in certain industries are going to lose jobs to them. Many manufacturing jobs have been replaced by automation and offshoring, with 13 to 25 percent of specific machine-working jobs estimated to be lost over the next decade. A 2013 study found up to 47 percent of American workers have jobs ... Read More »

Global political jitters are creeping up in the markets

Jung Yeon-Je | AFP | Getty Images People watch a television news showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on April 5, 2017. Investors are hunkering down in bonds, fearful that events such as North Korea tensions, the French election and strained Russian-American relations could turn out badly. Treasurys and gold rose ... Read More »

There’s no reason for the market to fall apart, expert says

Even if President Donald Trump doesn’t get his agenda enacted, the market can still rise — but what investors should focus on will probably shift, expert David Waddell told CNBC on Monday. “There isn’t any reason for this market to tip into recession, so there’s no reason for it to fall apart,” the CEO of Waddell & Associates said in ... Read More »

Twitter chief’s card payments company Square enters UK market

Business owners will be able to buy a Square reader for £39, and will pay a flat transaction fee of 1.75% for in-person payments. Photograph: Square UK/PA Square, the payments company founded by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, is entering the UK market offering merchants next-day settlement and slashed prices compared to rivals. The company is taking on current market ... Read More »

This foursome could be the most exciting event for markets Tuesday

Bryan R. Smith | AFP | Getty Images Traders work the floor of the Dow Jones at the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Traders, scratching for a market catalyst, may find it in the flock of Fed speakers on the calendar Tuesday. Monday’s session was quiet, both in stocks and bonds. “If anything’s going to stir the ... Read More »

Oil’s decline creating a listless market, says traders

Oil has exerted its pull over the last week of trading, creating a listless market in the wake of its decline, traders told CNBC on Tuesday. “Every time they go above those production levels they’re going to say that it was for in house, basically, storage,” Steve Grasso, director of institutional sales at Stuart Frankel, said in an interview with ... Read More »

Famed Investor Predicts Historic Market Drop

The market may be due for a harsh correction. That’s the view of John Hussman, president of the mutual fund Hussman Investment Trust, seasoned investor, and Stanford University economics PhD. Hussman says you can expect the S&P 500 to return no more than 1% on average over the next decade. Sooner than that, he predicts, the stock market may plunge ... Read More »

How to Improve Client Relations

When you’re trying to build your business from the ground up, it can be difficult to establish positive relations with prospective clients and keep them aware of your brand. In addition to taking care of the logistics for your growing startup, you should also keep in mind the marketing needs that you’ll inevitably have to deal with. While the Internet ... Read More »