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Donald Trump: the US president’s tweets suggest he sees himself as God’s gift to the stock market. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump’s erratic behaviour and the Federal Reserve’s recent warning about expensive stock market valuations have occupied investors’ minds latel(...)

Investors would prefer to avoid trade wars, geopolitical strife and incompetent policymaking. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Markets operated on a basis of “risk on, risk off” between 2009 and 2011. That changed to a narrative of “Fed on, Fed off” from 2012 to 2016. Now a ne(...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland

British bank HSBC is to move staff to Paris following Britain’s departure from the European Union, its chief executive confirmed on Wednesday. In an i(...)

The problem confronting quant money managers — and banks rushing to revamp and build their technological capabilities — is that the financial industry is less attractive than Silicon Valley’s biggest companies or hottest upstarts, especially in recent years. (Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Hedge funds and asset managers are scrambling to poach talent from Silicon Valley and attract computer scientists fresh from college to capitalise on(...)

European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici: doing his best to keep out of the limelight. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

There was no shortage of conversation-starters in Davos yesterday – “quantitative easing” was the magic phrase on everyone’s lips as they awaited news(...)

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has said he would “like to think” the European Central Bank could be independent of pressure from euro zone member states w(...)

Engineers at Palantir Technologies, surrounded by multiple monitors and interesting personal decor, at the company offices in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Palantir Technologies will not help you share, message, pin, post or chat. It does not exist to make you more social or connected, or even to help adv(...)

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