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The top two bits of financial news brought to you in plain english every weekday morning. 5 minutes and you're caught up. Finimize is all you need.

The top two bits of financial news brought to you in plain english every weekday morning. 5 minutes and you're caught up. Finimize is all you need.
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The top two bits of financial news brought to you in plain english every weekday morning. 5 minutes and you're caught up. Finimize is all you need.

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English

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Episodes

Tuesday, 17th September - Oil is lit

9/17/2019
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Disruption to Saudi Arabia’s oil supply caused the price of oil to spike, potentially hitting companies – and you – in the pocket. Purdue Pharma’s knees buckled under the weight of lawsuits relating to its addictive painkillers, and it filed for bankruptcy.

Duration:00:06:59

Monday, 16th September - Fed set to slice

9/16/2019
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Stronger-than-expected US retail sales and consumer price growth figures are unlikely to prevent an interest rate cut later this week. Shares of cybersecurity firm Cloudflare popped 20% on their first day of trading – but SmileDirectClub’s grin slipped.

Duration:00:08:01

Friday, 13th September - The vapes of wrath

9/13/2019
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The US announced a forthcoming ban on flavored e-cigarettes, while brewer ABIn Bev revived plans to list shares of its Asian business. The European Central Bank cut interest rates further into negative territory and resumed its bond-buying stimulus program in an attempt to boost economic growth.

Duration:00:07:56

Thursday, 12th September - China and Britain exchange vows

9/12/2019
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The Hong Kong stock exchange made a $37 billion offer to take over its London equivalent – potentially wrecking London’s own bid to acquire data giant Refinitiv. Zara owner Inditex reported rising revenue in the first half of 2019 – but an accompanying increase in profit wasn’t as strong as investors had hoped.

Duration:00:07:51

Wednesday, 11th September - Britain gets a pay rise

9/11/2019
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UK wage growth accelerated to hit its highest level in eleven years. Investors sat on the fence as Apple, the world’s second largest public company, unveiled its latest set of products.

Duration:00:07:50

Tuesday, 10th September - You call that a trade surplus?

9/10/2019
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The value of Chinese trade unexpectedly shrank last month, while an auto sales slump in India got even worse. European airlines took a hit after Air France-KLM warned of weak peak bookings and British Airways’ pilots went on strike.

Duration:00:08:03

Monday, 9th September - When life gives you Lululemons...

9/9/2019
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Weaker-than-expected US jobs data for August fueled investor expectations for a a further interest rate cut later this month. Shares of “athleisure” guru Lululemon hit a record high after its latest earnings report beat predictions.

Duration:00:07:36

Friday, 6th September - Slack sends the wrong message

9/5/2019
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Messaging software company Slack’s maiden quarterly earnings included a worse-than-expected forecast – and disappointed investors sold its shares. Revenues at investment banks fell to a 13-year low in the first half of 2019, but a recent company bond bonanza might help ease the blow.

Duration:00:07:03

Thursday, 5th September - Looks like recession...

9/5/2019
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Weak service sector data from the UK and Europe may make both recessions and interest rate cuts increasingly likely. Hong Kong authorities finally backed down on a controversial Chinese extradition bill, sending the value of local stocks flying up.

Duration:00:07:53

Wednesday, 4th September - US factories. Sad!

9/4/2019
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US manufacturing activity unexpectedly fell last month, but the dollar remains strong compared to other currencies. British plumber Ferguson and European machinery giant CNH are reshuffling their organizations in a bid to appease shareholders.

Duration:00:07:23

Tuesday, 3rd September - Private equity's public party

9/3/2019
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Swedish private equity firm EQT is planning to sell $880 million worth of shares to public investors. August manufacturing data from around the world showed industrial activity continuing to decline.

Duration:00:07:04

Monday, 2nd September - Tesla just got cheaper

9/2/2019
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Stubbornly low price inflation in Europe and the US makes central bank interest rate cuts in both regions look even more likely. Tesla caught a tax break from China – an increasingly big focus for the electric car company.

Duration:00:07:29

Friday, 30th August - Latin America goes loco

8/30/2019
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Brazil and Mexico narrowly escaped recession last quarter, while Argentina is wrangling with a heavy debt burden. UK tech giant Micro Focus saw its shares fall 30% after it warned that 2019 sales would be lower than last year’s.

Duration:00:07:11

Thursday, 29th August - Peloton cometh, BP goeth

8/29/2019
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Mega oil company BP announced the $6 billion sale of its Alaskan oil business, so it can focus on shale oil and liquefied natural gas. As high-end jeweller Tiffany’s quarterly profit sparkled, investors shone a light on Peloton's forthcoming initial public offering.

Duration:00:06:51

Wednesday, 28th August - 210 billion up in smoke

8/28/2019
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Tobacco giants Philip Morris International and Altria are in talks to recombine forces 11 years after they split. Troubled pizza chain Papa John’s named a new CEO – and Beyond Meat got a boost too.

Duration:00:07:34

Monday, 26th August - Hasbro’s four-billion-dollar pig

8/26/2019
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Toymaker Hasbro announced its expansion into media with a $4 billion purchase of Entertainment One. Silicon Valley darling Salesforce shook off recent tech nervousness to report a better-than-expected quarterly update.

Duration:00:06:42

Friday, 23rd August - We know Victoria’s Secret

8/23/2019
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Nordstrom, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Victoria’s Secret parent L Brands strutted their quarterly results down the catwalk. The eurozone manufacturing and services industries manufactured a stronger month than economists predicted.

Duration:00:06:48

Thursday, 22nd August - Target's top of the shops

8/22/2019
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Japan’s pension fund – the largest in the world – lost money in the last quarter of 2018, despite its investments being diversified across asset types. Retailers Target, Lowe’s, Global Fashion Group, and Jumia’s quarterly results made for interesting side-by-side comparison.

Duration:00:06:16

Wednesday, 21st August - Mamma mia, here Italy goes again

8/21/2019
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Investors sold off Italian assets after the country’s prime minister resigned, making the country’s bonds look riskier. Retailer Home Depot reported shakier-than-expected second-quarter sales and lowered its forecast for the rest of the year.

Duration:00:06:03

Tuesday, 20th August - France says non, Amazon

8/20/2019
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The US and Germany are weighing plans that might mute recent warning alarms sounded by government bonds. Amazon dodged France’s new tech tax for now, but it’s heading to the US government alongside Facebook and Google to fight it.

Duration:00:06:04