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Investors are set on riding the equity rally all the way through to Christmas

Investors are set on riding the equity rally all the way through to Christmas

Finance
With 41 days to go, it seems Christmas has come early this year for many investors.The returns in 2017, at least for equity investors, are staggering. The DAX is higher by some 16 percent since the start of the year; the S&P 500 has rallied 15 percent with both markets hitting record after record; and previously unloved emerging markets like Brazil have spiked 20 percent.Driving this is what many call a "sweet spot" for investors: a backdrop of solid growth, low inflation, strong corporate earnings and continuously supportive monetary policy from central banks, despite efforts to gradually tighten stimulus.On top of that, we are still expecting U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform to be passed before year-end, which could give another fillip to risky assets, when eventually approve...
Report: German police made 'gross mistakes' before Christmas attack

Report: German police made 'gross mistakes' before Christmas attack

World
Oct. 12 (UPI) -- An investigation into the Christmas market attack in Berlin last year concluded Germany police made "gross mistakes" before the deadly incident that killed 12 people.Special investigator Bruno Jost said attacker Anis Amri, a Tunisian national, was detained several months before the attack and flagged for deportation. Officials also apparently had some evidence that Amri had radical Islamist ties, but not enough to deport him on that alone. Amri also was arrested on a drug charge, which could have been enough for deportation."There is no mathematical certainty that Amri could have been arrested and detained, but if everything had gone well, then there would have been a real chance of detaining him and at least to get him remanded in custody for a while," Jost said, accordin...
Butter could cost more by Christmas, Arla boss warns

Butter could cost more by Christmas, Arla boss warns

Business
The UK could be facing a butter and cream shortage this Christmas, the boss of dairy giant Arla has warned."The first sign we will see of it, is that the price of butter rises very sharply," Peder Tuborgh, chief executive of the farmer-owned firm told the BBC.There was insufficient milk being supplied by farmers to make the products, he said.The National Farmers Unions dubbed his comments "scaremongering".Arla Foods is a large European milk co-operative, owned by dairy farmers including British ones, and is the largest UK milk buyer.Its brands include Anchor and Cravendale, and it has annual revenues of 9.6bn euros (£8.4bn).Mr Tuborgh said consumers would feel the impact across Europe in the coming months, suggesting that prices rises would differ between European nations.However, he did n
Mila Kunis 'takes Christmas back' in trailer for 'Bad Moms' sequel

Mila Kunis 'takes Christmas back' in trailer for 'Bad Moms' sequel

Entertainment
June 28 (UPI) --Mila Kunis attempts to "take Christmas back" in a first trailer for A Bad Moms Christmas.The Bad Moms sequel released a red-band teaser Wednesday showing Amy, played by Kunis; Kiki, who Kristen Bell portrays and Carla, portrayed by Kathryn Hahn, dealing with holiday chaos.Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon co-star as the women's moms, who cause their daughters more stress by visiting over the holidays. Jay Hernandez returns as Amy's boyfriend, Jessie.The original Bad Moms opened last July and earned $ 183.9 million at the box office. The sequel is helmed by returning directors Scott Moore and Jon Lucas, and opens in theaters Nov. 3."When we got the germ of an idea that it would be Christmas-themed, we thought it was perfect," Hahn told AOL in February. "I w...