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Pound up despite May's Brexit vote defeat

Pound up despite May's Brexit vote defeat

World
The pound has endured a rollercoaster ride amid the deepening political crisis over Brexit. Sterling was trading more than 1.3% lower versus the dollar on the day, at just below $ 1.27, as the clock ticked down to the so-called "meaningful vote" on Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement with the EU in the Commons.The pound had started the trading day at $ 1.2863.:: PM May's Brexit deal heavily defeated by MPs Pound now significantly higher than before the vote (here it is vs the US$ ). Started rising when Theresa May started speaking, and continued after Jeremy Corbyn tabled his vote of no confidence. Markets far from panicked... pic.twitter.com/H6B7rb5Pac— Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) January 15, 2019 But it soon clawed back all of...
Despite volatility, wealthy investors plan no money moves: CNBC survey

Despite volatility, wealthy investors plan no money moves: CNBC survey

Finance
It's hard to avoid the allure of panicky headlines when the Dow is below 23,000 and the Nasdaq has entered a bear market, but for every "record" stampede of investors into bonds and sudden flood of money into cash tracked by a Wall Street firm, there's a wealthy American making a money move that might seem even more shocking: not doing anything. The latest CNBC Millionaire Survey shows that even as volatility spiked in the period since September, wealthy Americans are not making major changes to asset-allocation models. Investors with at least $ 1 million in investable assets surveyed by CNBC in mid-November — when volatility was already high — said th...
George Michael APOLOGISES to Fadi Fawaz – despite being called a ‘f****d up icon’

George Michael APOLOGISES to Fadi Fawaz – despite being called a ‘f****d up icon’

Entertainment
Christmas Day 2018 will mark two years since musical icon George Michael died at the age of 53 from natural causes; consisting of dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.The soulful singer, whose hits included the likes of Faith and Freedom, was adored by fans the world-over.His following was treated to a deeper look into George’s life upon his death in his documentary –  George Michael: Freedom.The short film explored all aspects of the notoriously private singer’s life – from his tumultuous relationship with Sony record label, to his heartbreak over the death of his first love Anselmo Feleppa – which many say George never fully recovered from. Related Articles But the former WHAM member inadvertently found himself at the middle of sca...
Celtic 1-2 Red Bull Salzburg: Bhoys progress to Europa League knockout stages, despite Craig Gordon’s mistake

Celtic 1-2 Red Bull Salzburg: Bhoys progress to Europa League knockout stages, despite Craig Gordon’s mistake

Sports
FOR THE BHOYS The keeper earned comparisons with Liverpool flop Loris Karius for his error Celtic are through to the Europa League knockout stages despite a 2-1 home defeat to Red Bull Salzburg in Group B. Brendan Rodgers’ men knew they could afford to get a draw and qualify as runners-up behind the already-qualified Austrian side. Brendan Rodgers applauds the home fans after the full time whistle However, the result in the Rosenborg and RB Liepzig game meant their 2-0 deficit would see them crash out. Craig Gordon’s intercepted throw was the pick of the goals, with fans comparing the Scot to Liverpool flop Loris Karius. But Tore Reginiussen’s equaliser for Rosenborg ensured the Scottish side did progress ...
Trump stands with Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi killing

Trump stands with Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi killing

World
Donald Trump has admitted Saudi Arabia's crown prince may have known about Jamal Khashoggi's killing - but will not punish the country financially. The US president said America plans to remain a "steadfast partner" of the kingdom.Mr Khashoggi, a journalist and staunch critic of the Saudi rulers, was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October after entering to obtain documents so he could marry his Turkish fiancee.Mr Trump said: "Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event - maybe he did and maybe he didn't!"We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."Th...