Capital Eyes on the Market – Thursday 24th January 2013

We take a look at some of the recent activity and events taking place in the UK and globally. For a more in-depth insight into how things may impact on your own financial planning priorities, please do get in touch. Enjoy a financial conversation as part of your regular financial planning review at SewellBrydenGunn.

David Cameron sets out his position regarding a new better deal for the UK within Europe but a referendum is only promised if the Conservatives win the next general election in 2015. David Cameron heads for the International Forum taking place in Davos Switzerland…….

Japanese Yen vs South Korean Won exchange rate shows increases which may affect South Korean export industry……

Thursday 24th Jan 2013 08:52 – FTSE 100 currently at 6201.17 up 0.06%pc so far on the day……

European and US Economies are uppermost in the minds of the wealthiest in the world, it is reported…..

ICAP the world’s largest interdealer broker, has come under the scrutiny of the UK’s financial watchdog, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in connection with the FSA’s focus on the LIBOR rate rigging debacle – they are currently investigating possible breaches of market conduct rules – it has been reported…..

China manufacturing forges ahead with best performance in two years it is reported……

Barclays set to shed some 2000 jobs in its investment banking operations…..

DNA research firm European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in collaboration with Agilent (biotech) (Agl)is reported to have successfully reconstructed digital data from freeze dried powder of DNA containing data originally emailed across to Agl in binary format and which was then converted into physical DNA molecules and shipped back to EBI – this points to potentially huge data storage opportunities in the future – perhaps it also points to additional development in the robotics sector as the ability to hold large complex programming in a durable medium could be set to influence the future of the self learning/self sustaining machine manufacturing industry..!……

Confusion still over whether or not France has or has not abandonned their new planned 75%pc tax rate it is reported……

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