William Hobbs

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  US president Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on October 4th  in Rochester, Minnesota, ahead of the midterm elections. Photograph:    Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The US midterm elections take place in three weeks’ time and markets will be “closely watching” an event which Merrill Lynch says could have “meaningf(...)

Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP: Does his £70.4m  a year package qualify as a “superstar salary”? Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

Does £70.4 million (€84 million) a year qualify as a “superstar salary”? Not according to Sir John Hood, chair of advertising giant WPP’s pay committe(...)

Permanent TSB shares jumped 4 per cent to €2.29 after it emerged that Cerberus was selected as preferred bidder for the bank’s remaining £2.5 billion of UK buy-to-let loans. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks snapped a six-day winning streak on investor concern that the European Central Bank is moving toward tightening monetary policy. Th(...)

A bronze “Charging Bull” statue in New York’s financial district. Photograph:  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Tired bull market turns seven The US bull market celebrated its seventh birthday last week, but there’s precious little exuberance surrounding history(...)