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Carney to put pen to paper as UK inflation climbs above 3%

Carney to put pen to paper as UK inflation climbs above 3%

UK inflation unexpectedly accelerated to the fastest in more than 5 1/2 years in November, which will force Bank of England governor Mark Carney to explain why price growth is so far above his policy target.

ANZ Bank to sell insurance arm to Zurich for $2.14bn

ANZ Bank to sell insurance arm to Zurich for $2.14bn

ANZ Bank unveiled plans yesterday to offload its life insurance arm to Zurich for Aus$2.85bn (US$2.14bn), making the Swiss giant Australia’s largest retail life insurer by premiums.

Unibail set to acquire Westfield for $16bn

Unibail set to acquire Westfield for $16bn

Unibail-Rodamco SE, Europe’s largest commercial landlord, agreed to buy Australia’s Westfield Corp for about A$21bn ($15.8bn) in the biggest property acquisition since 2013 as declining store sales push mall operators worldwide to merge.

European markets rise on Fed rate hike hopes

European markets rise on Fed rate hike hopes

Global stock markets were higher yesterday, as investors prepared themselves for a likely increase in US interest rates.

Sukuk documents seek to reassure investors after Dana Gas scare

Sukuk documents seek to reassure investors after Dana Gas scare

Issuers of Islamic bonds are changing the language in documentation for new issues to reassure investors after a UAE company refused to redeem $700mn of maturing sukuk.

Islamic finance seen adapting to new economic conditions

Islamic finance seen adapting to new economic conditions

The global Islamic finance industry reflected improved performance in 2017, extended its global footprint and, particularly in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations,...

Markets lulled by ECB chief’s Jedi mind tricks may face hawkish jolt

Markets lulled by ECB chief’s Jedi mind tricks may face hawkish jolt

Investors may be underestimating Mario Draghi’s ability to deliver a hawkish message and rattle the markets just before the year ends.

Solar is getting sick of being shunned in equity markets

Solar is getting sick of being shunned in equity markets

Add Canadian Solar to the growing list of panel manufacturers looking to ditch public markets and go private.

India poll season casts shadow on Asia’s priciest stocks

India poll season casts shadow on Asia’s priciest stocks

India’s $2.3tn stock market has become a magnet for investors since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office more than three years ago.

Asia bourses struggle after latest gains, eyes on central banks

Asia bourses struggle after latest gains, eyes on central banks

Asian markets mostly fell after a recent rally as investors cashed in while also looking ahead to key central bank meetings that could provide some idea about monetary policy in the new year.

Cracks are emerging in hottest part of China bond market this year

Cracks are emerging in hottest part of China bond market this year

Cracks are emerging in what has been the only hot part of China’s debt market this year – convertible bonds.

QSE surpasses 8,000 on foreign institutions' buying interests

QSE surpasses 8,000 on foreign institutions' buying interests

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Tuesday surpassed 8,000 levels with ease, mainly on sustained buying interests of foreign institutions.

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