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Global Markets Update - Monday 8 June 2015

09 Jun 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 8 June 2015
Global government bond yields rose sharply, unsettling stock markets. Economic data appeared to reinforce the view that the slowdown in the US economy during the first quarter of the year had been temporary.

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FIFA – Oh my actual god

04 Jun 2015
FIFA – Oh my actual god
So, the FBI grasped the nettle on behalf of the rest of the world, well, 35.4% according to the first round presidential results, and all hell breaks loose. They’ve taken a Pennsylvania Avenue issue size 12 and kicked down the door into a world more corrupt than even us Brits with our genetically enhanced scepticism, could image.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 1 June 2015

01 Jun 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 1 June 2015
Gloomy economic releases and lingering uncertainty about Greece undermined global equities, while bonds rallied slightly.

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Lost in translation

28 May 2015
Lost in translation
Director Matthew Longbottom discusses the need for understanding cultural differences when communicating internationally.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 25 May 2015

27 May 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 25 May 2015
Six global banks, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS and Bank of America, paid more than $5.6bn to settle allegations that they rigged foreign exchange markets.

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Will the increasing use of infographics on social media promote their wider use in the financial services industry?

22 May 2015
Will the increasing use of infographics on social media promote their wider use in the financial services industry?
Project Support Executive Timothy Lamb looks at the uses of infographic content in financial services.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 18 May 2015

18 May 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 18 May 2015
Renewed concerns that the US economy was lacking momentum helped US Treasury bonds to rally but undermined the dollar and equities. Australia warned of a warming in the Pacific Ocean which indicated a moderate to strong El Nino weather phenomenon, with the associated implication for farmers and agricultural commodities.

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7 things you missed if you weren’t at BIBA 2015

18 May 2015
7 things you missed if you weren’t at BIBA 2015
13-14 May saw the doors of the 37th BIBA conference open and close once again. A team from FWD headed up to Manchester and now, back in London, reflect upon the best moments of the event.

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FWD’s Charity Skydive

18 May 2015
FWD’s Charity Skydive
On 24th July Cat Ommanney and Adam Shaw will be leaping out of a plane in a skydive for Rainbow Trust Children's Charity - here's why.

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Top 10 PR general election fails

14 May 2015
Top 10 PR general election fails
As the 2015 general election comes to an end and with a result that most of us weren’t expecting if the polls were anything to be believed in the run-up to the big day, we take a look back at the biggest PR fails that took place over the past few months.

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