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What is stock lending and borrowing & how it works

What is SLB? Securities Lending and Borrowing is a mechanism through which investors can borrow or lend shares to other market participants. The platform provides a viable alternative to derivatives market for purposes of hedging. Borrowers in SLB are usually short-sellers i.e. traders who want to sell shares that they don’t own. Lenders on the other hand are those investors who have bought ... Read More »

Fall in public borrowing keeps UK on track for new 2016/17 budget goal

Britain’s budget gap narrowed last month, keeping Chancellor Philip Hammond on track to meet his new, less ambitious deficit reduction goals, but the country’s fiscal watchdog said future months would pose a tougher test. Last month Hammond formally abandoned his predecessor George Osborne’s goal to run a budget surplus by 2020, as the Office for Budget Responsibility pencilled in a ... Read More »