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Joe Biden’s chance to play ‘good cop, bad cop’ on US trade policy

FT premium subscribers can click here to receive Trade Secrets by email Hi there from Washington, where President Donald Trump has finally ordered his administration to start co-operating with Joe Biden’s transition team. Biden, meanwhile, has announced his sweep of national security picks, though there are still a few months in which the Trump administration… Continue reading Joe Biden’s chance to play ‘good cop, bad cop’ on US trade policy

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Eco Chocolate Advent Calendars – Play in Choc Combines Organic Chocolates & Recyclable Puzzle Toys (TrendHunter.com)

Play in Choc created an eco chocolate advent calendar that shares 12 organic vegan treats and 12 puzzle toys, plus a playmat. The 12 Day Advent Calendar uses colorful drawers to share daily treats and once removed and replaced from back to front, a new picture is gradually completed as the days draw closer to… Continue reading Eco Chocolate Advent Calendars – Play in Choc Combines Organic Chocolates & Recyclable Puzzle Toys (TrendHunter.com)

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Commodities Corner: COVID infections, vaccine prospects play ‘tug of war’ with oil as traders look to OPEC+

Oil’s playing a tug of war game between rising COVID-19 cases and promising vaccine developments. MarketWatch photo illustration/iStockphoto The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are expected to extend oil production cuts into the new year in an effort to avoid a global glut of inventories. But with Covid-19 cases accelerating in… Continue reading Commodities Corner: COVID infections, vaccine prospects play ‘tug of war’ with oil as traders look to OPEC+

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City grandees play to the wrong crowd

Andrew BaileyDriven to distraction Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey was on jovial form at this week’s virtual conference of TheCityUK, the promotional group for all things Square Mile. Before warming to his theme of post-Covid investment, he warmed up his audience with an anecdote about his time as private secretary to former governor Eddie… Continue reading City grandees play to the wrong crowd

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Letter: Active managers play a vital role in raising capital

I read with interest the analysis by Robin Wigglesworth highlighting the challenges faced by active fund managers (“Active managers struggle to prove their worth in a turbulent year”, The Big Read, November 12). First, he highlights underperformance by active managers, which in the main must reflect the difference in fees between active and passive funds,… Continue reading Letter: Active managers play a vital role in raising capital

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German knowhow set to play leading role in coronavirus fight

The German company BioNTech has gained worldwide attention for its work in creating the first coronavirus vaccine. But outside the spotlight, other German groups will also play an outsized role in bringing that shot to the world. Schott and Gerresheimer, two glassmakers, have been ramping up production of the special vials that will contain the… Continue reading German knowhow set to play leading role in coronavirus fight

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Need to Know: A strong year-end rally now lies ahead. Here’s how to play tech stocks, strategist says

U.S. stocks look set to continue their rally after former Vice President Joe Biden declared victory in the election, and as Pfizer said its vaccine candidate was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19. After strong gains last week, the markets finally have the first chance to react to a Biden win, which is according… Continue reading Need to Know: A strong year-end rally now lies ahead. Here’s how to play tech stocks, strategist says

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Saudi Arabia media group to make play for elite global sports events

Saudi Arabia has launched a state-controlled sports media company to manage and secure broadcasting rights in a move that will shake up the multibillion-dollar bidding wars for the right to televise elite sporting events in the Middle East. Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Faisal, the sports minister, told the Financial Times that the Saudi Sports Company… Continue reading Saudi Arabia media group to make play for elite global sports events

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BlackRock looks for new profit rockets as rivals play defence

When the pandemic knocked US stocks from record highs in February, Paul Stappard, a portfolio manager for Deltec, a private bank, scoured the stock market for companies with a record of prospering during big bouts of upheaval. He landed upon a surprising candidate: BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager. Though tumbling markets typically cause fund… Continue reading BlackRock looks for new profit rockets as rivals play defence