#StrategyBites: Business News – Week ending September 17th

By: William Buist on : 17th September 2016: Business News, Business articles: No Comments

Business Indices

Market Start of Week End of Week Change %age
FTSE100 6,776.95 6,710.28 -66.67 -0.984%
DJIA 18,085.45 18,123.80 38.35 -0.212%
£->€ 1.1815 1.1658 -0.0157 -1.329%
£->$ 1.3269 1.3008 -0.0261 -1.967%

The American economy is strengthening, leading to higher markets and stronger currency. Europe too is relatively strong, the UK stock market is factoring out the fall in the pound, which has resumed.

Tea from a spray can!

In an interesting innovation from Guy Woodall, owner of the Yum Cha Drinks company. He says “It was really about just trying to make a better cup of tea”. Tea is a very traditional product, but as this shows, even the most traditional of products can sometimes benefit from an innovative review of delivery systems!

(Source: Reuters)

Foolish moment of the Week:

Alastair Cambell, former Communications supremo for the Blair Government, and John McDonnell, current shadow chancellor traded (verbal) blows on BBC’s question time. It was extraordinary television, but highlights the depth of the divisions in the Labour Party as it runs up to a leadership vote.

(Source: BBC Question Time)

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