*Equities tumbled on Thursday on rising concerns over Ukraine and Russia and new signs of an economic slowdown in China. Secretary of State John Kerry will seek assurances from Russia on Friday that it will not seek to annex Crimea and will address concerns over Ukraine through negotiation, a senior State Department official said before talks in London.» Read More
When the British Financial Stability Board was established a couple of years ago, it declared that one of its goals was to produce better "early warning" systems of looming financial trouble spots. Now it is turning this rhetoric into reality. Investors should pay attention.
Jaguar Land Rover is investing £5 billion ($8.2 billion) over the next five years to catch up on quality with BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi – the three German companies that dominate the luxury end of the automotive business globally, reports the FT.
CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on oil prices today.
Mexico has quietly purchased nearly 100 tons of gold bullion, as central banks embark on their biggest bullion buying spree in 40 years, the FT reports.
Wall Street banks are warning they may have to cede much of the European derivatives market to the likes of Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital if US regulators follow through on proposals to apply new regulations extraterritorially, the FT reports.
Glencore’s appetite for risk in commodities trading is bigger than that of leading Wall Street banks, according to information released by the banks underwriting the trading house’s multibillion-dollar flotation, the FT reports.
Glencore is facing a big increase in its tax bill following its $60 billion initial public offering after paying almost no corporate taxes on its trading business for years in spite of bumper profits, reports the FT.
A group of the largest US banks and fund managers stepped up the pressure on Congress and the Obama administration to reach a deal to increase the country’s debt limit. The FT reports.
Glencore made a speculative bet on rising wheat and corn prices in the early stages of last summer’s Russian drought, when senior traders at the Swiss-based company publicly urged Russia to impose a grain export ban. The FT reports.
A check on futures, with Arjan Ligtenberg, International Futures Group.
Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency, the “bad bank” set up to take over the toxic property loans of the country’s banks, intends to aggressively step up sales of property backed by bad Irish debt in the UK, reports the Financial Times.
BP lost valuable time at the height of its devastating accident in the Gulf of Mexico last year pursuing solutions to contain the oil spill that were never going to succeed, the chief executive of ExxonMobil has claimed.
GLG Partners is preparing to close one of its largest funds to new investors, amid growing concerns about the ability of supersize hedge fund portfolios to deliver strong returns., reports the Financial Times.
'Don’t panic' was the soothing message of Tim Geithner, US Treasury secretary, as he did the rounds of Washington on Thursday, the day after President Barack Obama called for a fiscal reform deal, reports the Financial Times.
The rally in gold prices has further to run, says a leading precious metals consultancy, which predicts waves of investor buying will take gold prices to as much as $1,600 a troy ounce by the end of the year, reports the FT.
BP’s efforts to buy out its Russian billionaire partners in TNK-BP were foundering on Wednesday night, ahead of a deadline to complete the UK energy group’s proposed $16bn share swap with Rosneft, reports the Financial Times.
Low market volumes and stiff competition have led to a sharp fall in “high-frequency” trading as industry experts warn that the past two years of rapid growth may be coming to a halt, reports the Financial Times.
The International Monetary Fund says the US lacks a credible strategy to stabilize its mounting public debt posing a small but significant risk of a new global economic crisis. The Financial Times reports.
Has silver lost it's shine? Randy Smallwood, CEO of Silver Wheaton, the world's largest reseller of silver, weighs in on the future of silver.
Discussing Alcoa's earnings report and the "correction" in oil and silver yesterday, with Kevin Ferry, Kronus Futures Management.
Investors that believe cooper's recent price decline is a limited to China will put them on the "path to ruin", warned Albert Edwards, Societe Generale's uber-bearish strategist.
The U.S. government lifted a ban on Thursday that excluded BP from new federal contracts.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says the Ukraine crisis has not had a big impact on the oil price which he expects to drop further.