5 Biggest IPO Fails in History

There’s always a lot of fanfare when it comes to Initial Public Offerings. The bunting is brought out, the trumpets sound, the people stand up with killer actor and actress smiles and the champagne is popped at the New York Stock Exchange. Then? Sometimes, the hype works, the people are still popping the fizz. But,…

News that Matters - Market Close

HEADLINES S&P Revises U.S. Credit Outlook To "Stable" From Negative Fed's Bullard Details How QE Can Be Cut Fed Retreat From Bond Buying Expected By Fourth Quarter - Poll U.S., Japan Leading Recovery In Major Economies - OECD ECB's Draghi: ECB Will Not Buy Bonds To Save States From Going Under Germany's Schaeuble: Global Monetary…

E-Cigarettes!

Have you noticed how e-cigarette shops are springing up all over your local high street and shopping arcade like mushrooms on a damp wet day as everybody’s answer to getting of the tar-laden fags that have been dogging us for decades? We were told that smoking kills you, that it’s bad for your health. Then…

Bank of Japan June Policy Meeting Preview

WHEN 11 June 2013, usually released between 04:00 BST and 05:00 BST: Bank of Japan release results from its latest policy meeting 11 June 2013, 07:30 BST: BoJ governor Kuroda gives a press conference following the BoJ’s monetary policy announcement FINE TUNING JAPANESE MONETARY POLICY There have been doubts over the efficacy of Abenomics in…

Furse First!

Dame Clara Furse was the first woman to be appointed on the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England. But, that’s not the only first she managed to get in line for. She was also the first member to get a grilling by the Treasury Select Committee over her suitability regarding that appointment. Since…

News That Matters - US Open

HEADLINES ECB Coeure: Only Govts Can Fully Address Financial Fragmentation ECB's Nowotny: Easier monetary policy still needed ECB Weidmann: Germany Overcoming Weakness; Tentative Recovery U.S, Japan leading recovery in major economies - OECD Germany doesn't expect IMF call for Greek debt write-down Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence Improves In June Italy Q1 GDP revised down to…