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Care advice firm launched by GP gets £10m backing from investment fund BGF

4h telegraph.co.uk
A small-business fund backed by five major UK banks has invested £10m in CHS Healthcare, a specialist healthcare company launched by a GP more than two decades ago. (12-0)

IBM, Maersk Partner to Bring Blockchain-Based Trade Platform

5h zacks
To extend its primacy in blockchain technology, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM - Free Report) is joining forces with the largest container shipping firm in the world, A.P. Moller-Maersk. The partnership is intended to deliver a secure and efficient industry-wide trading platform using blockchain technology. (188-0)

Gold edges up as dollar slumps to 3-year low

16h thehindubusinessline
Gold prices edged up on Wednesday towards four-month highs hit early in the week, as the US dollar slumped to three-year lows against a basket of currencies. Spot gold was up 0.3 per cent at $1,341.96 an ounce by 0123 GMT. It had touched its strongest since September 8 at $1,344.44 on Monday. (17-0)

Gold edges up as dollar index slumps to three-year lows

18h in.reuters
REUTERS - Gold prices edged up on Wednesday towards four-month highs hit early in the week, as the U.S. dollar slumped to three-year lows against a basket of currencies. (17-0)

Factors That Are Likely to Impact IBM's Earnings in Q4

2018-01-16 zacks
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM - Free Report) is set to report fourth-quarter fiscal 2017 results on Jan 18 after the market closes. Notably, the company beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the trailing four quarters with an average positive surprise of 3.39%. IBM’s significant investments in “Strategic Imperatives” — cloud computing, mobile, cognitive technologies and AI are expected to help the company win customers and drive the top line in to-be-reported quarter. (145-0)

StanChart robbery suspect David Roach faces UK court on extradition - Channel NewsAsia

2018-01-16 channelnewsasia
SINGAPORE/LONDON: A Canadian man suspected of a rare bank robbery in Singapore in 2016 faces a court appearance in Britain on Thursday (Jan 18) after he was detained on an extradition request from Singapore. (12-0)

Can The Oil Price Rally Continue?

2018-01-16 seekingalpha
Oil prices took a breather in early trading on Friday, raising questions over what will happen next. (12-0)

Yuan Strength Leaves Market Guessing at China's Line in the Sand - Bloomberg

2018-01-15 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (12-0)

European shares pause for breath; Carillion rivals gain

2018-01-15 thestar.com.my
The FTSE 100 fell 0.12 percent, with Carillion shares suspended from trading after one of the biggest UK corporate failures in years. (33-0)

MOVES-StanChart's Kheraj to chair Rothesay Life

2018-01-15 reuters
LONDON, Jan 15 (IFR) - Naguib Kheraj, who used to run JP Morgan Cazenove, has been appointed chairman of bulk annuity provider Rothesay Life. (12-0)

RPT-INSIGHT-China's COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade

2018-01-15 reuters
LONDON/PARIS/BEIJING, Jan 12 (Reuters) - China’s COFCO International is in the throes of a staffing upheaval as the group pursues its professed ambition of sitting at the top table of global agricultural traders. (44-0)

Pound's High Vulnerable to Fragile Brexit Sentiment - Bloomberg

2018-01-14 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (15-0)

HSBC’s Amy and other soon to be released AI chatbots are about to change the way we bank

2018-01-14 scmp
Banking chatbots are proving adept at answering most customer queries, while also providing a low cost way for banks to improve service, experts say (14-0)

City law firm Hogan Lovells accused of 'whitewash' investigation into South African government corruption

2018-01-14 telegraph.co.uk
City law firm Hogan Lovells has been drawn into the growing corruption scandal in South Africa amid allegations it produced a “whitewash” report into claims of money laundering at a government agency. (12-0)

Insight: China's COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade

2018-01-13 in.reuters
LONDON/PARIS/BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s COFCO International is in the throes of a staffing upheaval as the group pursues its professed ambition of sitting at the top table of global agricultural traders. (44-0)