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Global Markets Update - 14 September 2015

14 Sep 2015
Global Markets Update - 14 September 2015
Merger and acquisition deals continued despite the market volatility, taking the amounts of year-to-date transactions to more than $3trn, a record year for corporate activity: Cheung Kong Infrastructure bid $12.2bn for Power Assets; Australia’s Woodside Petroleum offered $8bn for smaller rival Oil Search; Mitsui Sumitomo bid $5.3bn for UK-listed insurer Amlin; Blackstone bought Strategic Hotels in the US for $6bn.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 7 September 2015

07 Sep 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 7 September 2015
Global stockmarkets fell, and bonds rallied, as US data sent mixed signals as to whether the FOMC would decide to raise rates in September. The IMF warned that slower growth in China and continuing stock market uncertainty pose a threat to global economic growth.

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FWD Fantasy Rugby!

03 Sep 2015
FWD Fantasy Rugby!
To mark the upcoming Rugby World Cup, FWD is running a fantasy league with the chance to win a rugby jersey!

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Global Markets Update - Monday 31 August 2015

01 Sep 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 31 August 2015
Global stockmarkets had a volatile week amid heightened unease about China and uncertainty over the path of US interest rates.

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How Corbyn’s campaign fell off the wagon

28 Aug 2015
How Corbyn’s campaign fell off the wagon
Cat Ommanney, Account Director at FWD, looks at Jeremy Corbyn's suggestion that women-only carriages is a solution to harassment.

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When is obese not obese? The BMI conundrum

27 Aug 2015
When is obese not obese? The BMI conundrum
Health insurance is big business in the UK, with 5.1 million people covered for private healthcare in 2013, and £7.3m paid out in claims every day. Why then are insurers sticking with what is widely recognised to be an inaccurate system to determine levels of obesity – BMI?

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YouTube and the Everyday Celebrity

24 Aug 2015
YouTube and the Everyday Celebrity
Account executive Leanne Tsang examines the rise of the YouTubers and how they are changing the world of media.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 24 August 2015

24 Aug 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 24 August 2015
Stockmarkets across the globe tumbled after weak Chinese data fuelled concerns about the impact of the nation’s slowdown on the global economy. Safe haven assets, such as gold and high quality sovereign bonds, benefited. Mounting speculation that the Federal Reserve would postpone any rate increases helped push the US dollar sharply lower.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 17 August 2015

17 Aug 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 17 August 2015
US and European stocks struggled to make progress after China’s shock decision to devalue the renminbi by the most in almost two decades. However, core bonds rallied as fears of deflation resurfaced.

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Donald Trump - PR genius or disaster?

14 Aug 2015
Donald Trump - PR genius or disaster?
Adam Shaw, Account Executive at FWD, looks at Donald Trump's presidential campaign - PR genius or disaster?

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