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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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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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