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Global Markets Update - Monday 20 July 2015

20 Jul 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 20 July 2015
Global stockmarkets powered ahead as EU officials finalised plans to provide Greece with emergency funding and the Greek parliament approved fresh austerity measures. Signs of stabilisation in the Chinese market and generally positive earnings reports were also supportive.

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Exchanging people, exchanging ideas

17 Jul 2015
Exchanging people, exchanging ideas
Adam Shaw, Account Executive at FWD, recounts the week he spent working with Grupo Albión - the Worldcom partner in Madrid.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 13 July 2015

13 Jul 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 13 July 2015
Developments in Greece and China’s shares dominated news headlines throughout the week. The Greek referendum demonstrated an overwhelming desire to reject the terms of the country’s bailout conditions. Yet, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras later presented terms to creditors that appeared harsher than those rejected in the referendum. As Chinese shares continued their rout, trading in around 50% of domestic shares was suspended.

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Why good business networking starts with the room in your head

08 Jul 2015
Why good business networking starts with the room in your head
Director Adrian Beeby discusses the imagery behind business networking.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 6 July 2015

06 Jul 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 6 July 2015
The FTSE 100 dropped 2.5% over the week. The Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers’ index rose to 58.1 in June, up from 55.9 in May. This comes despite the news that house prices have suffered their largest monthly drop in nine months.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 29 June 2015

29 Jun 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 29 June 2015
The FTSE 100 gained 0.6% over the week. Tesco shares jumped after it reported a slower rate of decline in sales at its UK stores as it tries to stem the flow of customers switching to discount chains

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Global Markets Update - Monday 22 June 2015

22 Jun 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 22 June 2015
Greece repeatedly failed to reach a deal with its creditors which would allow it to access the final €7.2bn tranche of its current bailout arrangements.The week saw investors withdraw $10.3bn from bond funds, the largest outflow in two years.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 15 June 2015

15 Jun 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 15 June 2015
Stockmarkets were rattled by reports that senior EU officials have discussed a possible Greek default for the first time. Global bond markets remained extremely volatile.

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Alton Towers and Thomas Cook: a tale of two CEOs

12 Jun 2015
Alton Towers and Thomas Cook: a tale of two CEOs
Director Adrian Beeby looks at the contrasting ways that Alton Towers and Thomas Cook handled their crisis communications.

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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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