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German business sentiment brightens slightly

After a week of record highs supported by solid Nvidia results, US stock indices were mixed to finish the week with some profit taking particularly in the tech space. European markets finished the week strong, supported by positive business sentiment out of Germany. To start the week, Asian...

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Nvidia earnings send stock indices to new highs

Stocks around the globe were trading higher late in the week after semiconductor giant Nvidia’s results pleased investors after the bell on Wednesday. The artificial intelligence-driven equity rally continued with tech stocks outpacing the broader market as traders ramped up their bets on AI.
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Nvidia earnings validate AI-driven equities rally, help Nikkei to all-time high

Asian stocks shot up on Thursday after Nvidia’s fourth-quarter earnings beat market expectations after the bell in New York on Wednesday. The positive sentiment helped Japan’s Nikkei to set an all-time high, beating its previous record from 1989.
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USA and Europe: Central banks on separate paths

Against the backdrop of gradually declining inflation rates in the world's two largest economies, central banks are facing important monetary policy decisions. While financial markets expect monetary policy to ease next year, with four to five rate cuts by the Federal Reserve (Fed) and the...

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The new top priority? Economic and resource security

With businesses pouring money into creating more resilient international supply chains, and governments leaning towards trade protectionism, investors face new economic risks - but also significant opportunities.

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Amos Tversky: the irrationality of decision making

The Israeli cognitive psychologist not only revolutionised his own academic discipline but had an outsized influence on economics through his theories on heuristics and loss aversion.
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Lifestyle

Business meals: The art of hosting - and being a guest

From invitations to farewells: How to master business lunches with style and success.
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Dieter Helm: "A sustainable legacy - and future growth - are both possible"

Economist and environmentalist Dieter Helm believes that legacy and sustainability are inextricably linked. Each generation has a responsibility to pass on a world that's at least as good as, or a little better than, it inherited. And he's clear that our current way of life is unsustainable.

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