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17.11.2017

Credit Suisse prefers European Solution after Brexit

Credit Suisse is considering spreading its trading, investment-banking and wealth management activities across several European locations after Brexit,  «Bloomberg» reported, citing three sources on condition of anonymity.Switzerland’s second-largest bank is considering moving the activities affected by Brexit to a number of European cities, instead of replacing London with one large alternative location.

 
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17.11.2017

UK startup launches debit card for cryptocurrency

A London-startup headed by a Credit Suisse veteran is launching a new debit card that it claims will allow people to spend cryptocurrencies across the UK. The London Block Exchange (LBX) launched on Tuesday. It plans to launch a sterling-to-cryptocurrency exchange and a prepaid Visa debit card, dubbed "Dragoncard," that will allow people to convert bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, litecoin and monero to sterling and spend it across the UK. The startup plans to add more cryptocurrencies in future.

 
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17.11.2017

Hong Kong: former UBS banker jailed for bribes

A former associate director UBS Hong Kong was today sentenced to three-and-a-half years' imprisonment at the District Court for accepting bribes of about HK$1.46 million for managing the investment portfolio of a client with the bank. Tu Bing, 40, was earlier found guilty of bribery. 

 
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17.11.2017

SNB on the way to confirm its monetary policy

Recent moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve to tighten its monetary policy is helping the Swiss National Bank in its campaign against the “highly valued” Swiss franc, SNB Governor Andrea Maechler said on Thursday. Interest rate rises announced by the Fed “mean the interest rate differentials between Switzerland and other countries may widen further in the future,” Maechler said. This would make the Swiss franc less attractive to investors, reducing the value of the currency, whose strength has hampered Switzerland’s export-reliant economy.

 
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17.11.2017

Bitcoin investors are really bullish: target price $200000

New survey data highlights the ideological and economic factors driving some investors to purchase bitcoin. Financial resources provider LendEDU has just published the results of a new investor survey targeting Bitcoin users, and the respondents feel bullish on the current number #1 cryptocurrency, to say the least.

 
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17.11.2017

Billionaire investor Soros says bye-bye to Snapchat

 
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16.11.2017

Trade trends profitably: Part 2

Building on the basis of the basic article “Smart traders track” (TRA-DERS’ 04/2017; available in the shop at www.traders-media.de), you learned in the first part of this strategy series (TRADERS’ 05/2017), how to find useful trading possibilities within a time unit by combining different trend sizes. In this part we talk about how you find lucrative trading signals by combining time units while trading trends in a clever way.

 
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16.11.2017

US: Traders salaries deeper and deeper in 2017, research says

According to an annual survey by Wall Street recruiting firm Options Group, total compensation for fixed income and equities professionals in the US will be down 7% from last year, on average.  The decline is steeper still for those working in certain business lines, such as credit, rates and cash equities. And there are few bright spots. Only foreign exchange trading (+1%) and those working in electronic markets for fixed income (+7%) and equities (+3%)  are expecting to see a pick-up in their compensation. 

 
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16.11.2017

Rare Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for $450 million at auction

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII of France more than 500 years ago, has sold at Christie’s in New York for $450.3m, including auction house premium, shattering the world record for any work of art sold at auction. The work had carried a guarantee understood to be around $100 million, so it was a certainty to sell, but the bidding blew past that number quickly and kept going over the course of 19 minutes.

 
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16.11.2017

Farage asks for an investigation over Soros influence

Brexit architect Nigel Farage has slammed George Soros over his alleged backing of the European project. Farage, speaking at the European Parliament, said the billionaire’s influence in Brussels and Strasbourg was ‘really extraordinary’. Nigel Farage says while Russia is accused of funding Britain’s ‘Leave’ campaign, financier George Soros’ recent $18 billion donation to pro-EU charity Open Society has escaped scrutiny. “This is where the real international political collusion is,” Farage says.

 
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