07 November – 11 November

07 November

Swiss inflation watchers are well accustomed to disappointment. This month’s reading is no exception, with hopes for rose to a 0 per cent annual inflation rate quashed by a result of -0.2 per cent.

It is a bit like waking up after a big party and trying to find someone to help wash up the dirty dishes. After the excitement of sealing the Paris climate change agreement last December, no country has come forward with an offer to host next year’s UN negotiations, which will focus on the less glamorous task of putting the new accord into action.

A demographic milestone, a surge in wedding dress prices and a rich abundance of stock choices have prompted Japanese investors to assess how to exploit the commercial implications of four weddings and eight funerals.

C5 Capital has bought ITC Secure Networking for £24m, after the cyber security company spurned approaches of larger trade buyers.

08 November

Investors have rushed to protect their portfolios against market turmoil that could follow a surprise US presidential election result, with trading in futures and options contracts rising sharply.

London-listed investment group BACIT will absorb the investment fund of Cancer Research UK and a similar fund at the Wellcome Trust to create a £1bn vehicle that aims to become a “national champion of life science investing”.

Sotheby’s shares gained more than 7 per cent after the New York-based auction house improved its commission margin even as global art market struggles led to it reporting a third-quarter deficit.

France’s Total and China National Petroleum Corp are set to sign the first major agreement with Iran for the development of its gasfields since the loosening of international sanctions in January.

09 November

European regulators are set to formalise tougher rules for private swap deals by the middle of the month, triggering its countdown to a global derivatives “big bang” early next year.

Global financial markets have been shaken by the growing spectre that Donald Trump may win the US election as investors eye the latest polling.

The pound’s weakness has yet to benefit British exporters, the Office for National Statistics has said, as it reported an unexpected widening of the UK’s foreign trade deficit in September.

Tesco Bank has moved to restore confidence in its fraud-stricken systems by swiftly repaying £2.5m to the 9,000 customers who had money stolen in one of the UK’s biggest cyber heists over the weekend.

10 November

Xi Jinping is rekindling efforts to promote a rival to the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory, Chinese officials said on Thursday.

History can veer off course. It happened in 1914 when the first age of globalisation was consumed in the flames of the Great War; and again during the 1930s when economic hardship, protectionism and nationalism nurtured the rise of fascism in Europe. Donald Trump’s election victory heralds another of these dangerous dislocations.

Shares of a number of large US health insurers rose on Wednesday, in the wake of the election of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has pledged to repeal his predecessor Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act legislation.By mid afternoon, shares of four of the five largest US health insurers were in positive territory. Humana and Aetna’s stocks each rose more than 4.5 per cent, and Cigna gained 4.8 per cent. Anthem was up 2.1 per cent, while the largest of the five, UnitedHealth Group had pared some of its earlier losses to trade down 0.4 per cent.

And the era of easy monetary policy continues. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand cut its interest rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday as expected.

11 November

As Donald Trump prepares for the White House, a theme is beginning to emerge: the era of fiscal restraint in the US could be coming to an end. Mr Trump was scathing during the campaign about the increases in US national debt under Barack Obama, and the businessman at one point claimed implausibly that he would pay the entire $19tn stock off in eight years.

Few investors cheered the election of Donald Trump as much as those who held large positions in pharmaceutical stocks, and his victory has prompted a wave of relief across the sector you could try here.

Puma expects its full-year results to be at the top end of expectations after reporting a strong third quarter. In the three months to the end of September, the German sportswear group said its net profits rose to €39.5m from €20m in the same period a year earlier. Analysts had expected €33m, according to a Reuters poll.

Macy’s shares had their best day in three months after the department store said it was teaming with Brookfield Asset Management to unlock value from its vast property holdings.