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Midweek financial focus

Midweek Headlines: • Cypriots reject bank deposit levy and consider options • Osborne to deliver another austerity budget today • ECB wins role as EU banking watchdog • New UK state pension to be introduced early • UK inflation hits 9-month high • US stocks dip on fresh Eurozone worries • Asian stocks surge led by China • Euro weakens as investors turn to safe haven currencies • Brent oil recovers from lowest levels in three months • Industrial metals lure bargain hunters The Cypriot parliament yesterday rejected a proposed financial bailout that would have included an unprecedented and controversial levy on bank deposits, throwing the country’s financial future into doubt and forcing the government and its creditors back to the negotiating table. Kathleen Brooks, a strategist at Gain Capital, has suggested that the Cypriot government my turn to Russia for cash in return for access to Cypriot natural gas reserves, adding that the two appear to be mutually exclusive. “While Russian money could help…

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Breaking news

Working mothers to get £1,200 per child to help subsidise costs of care. Michael Owen to retire at end of season. Student who fried a flatmate's hamster sentenced. Bauer Media hires Sony Music strategist Mark Hardy as digital director. Burberry hires Kaitlyn Wilkins to replace departed social media head Musa Tariq. Microsoft's Andy Hart moves to European role. STANDARD CHARTERED PLC The bank has hired Nomura's head of mergers and acquisitions for Southeast Asia, Jason Morris, to join its regional M&A team as a managing director, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. BANK OF CHINA LTD The bank's Chairman Xiao Gang was named the country's top security regulator on Sunday, the China Securities Journal reported on its website. NORDEA BANK AB The Sweden-based bank appointed Lennart Jacobsen as new head of retail banking. RBC CAPITAL MARKETS The investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada appointed Michal Katz and Michael Carter as managing directors and co-heads of its U.S. technology investment banking…

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Printen in 3D

3D printen klinkt misschien geweldig futuristisch, de technologie erachter is vrij simpel. Het is niet zo'n grote stap om inkt, gespoten op papier, te vervangen door plastic zodat alle laagjes samen een object vormen. Maar, door het bedenken van een machine die naar wens elk soort en formaat object kan maken, luidt 3D printen toch een nieuw tijdperk in. Nu 3D applicaties meer en meer ontwikkeld worden en de prijzen omlaag gaan, is het eerste grote gevolg van de nieuwe technologie dat goederen dichterbij het punt van consumptie of aanschaf zullen worden geproduceerd. Dit kan zelfs betekenen dat bepaalde huishoudelijke dingen zelf gemaakt worden, waarbij je alleen betaald voor de materialen en de digitale bestanden, als deze al niet gratis te verkrijgen zijn. Veel goederen die traditioneel afhankelijk waren van schaalvoordelen, die alleen in grote, gecentraliseerde fabrieken gerealiseerd konden worden, zullen lokaal geproduceerd gaan worden. Zelfs als de kosten per product hoger uitvallen, zal dit verschil teniet gedaan worden door de afwezigheid van transportatie kosten. Dus,…

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Financial focus

• Cyprus vote on bank levy today • Analysts warn bailout could spark end of Eurozone • Bond sales test Eurozone confidence this week • Russian deposits to take hit, but Moscow may lend more • Euro drops on ‘Cyprus savings tax’ • Asian markets fall overnight on fresh Eurozone worries • Europe stocks set to fall by over 2% today • US oil falls from three-week high • Commodities fall as Cyprus rekindles EU debt crisis CYPRIOT President Nicos Anastasiades was last night locked in eleventh hour talks with Brussels in a bid to soften a radical plan to impose a tax on Cypriot savings accounts, as part of a deal to fund a €10bn EU bailout. Politicians are trying to limit the impact on savers with less than €100k – who thought they were covered by the EU’s deposit guarantee scheme. They are being taxed 6.7% of their deposits, while those with above €100k would lose 9.9%. The lower figure may now be…

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What will Venezuelans do post-Chavez?

Hugo Chavez, the comandante and self-proclaimed leader of the new Bolivarian revolution, died on the 5th of March, 2013, aged 58. Soon after his state funeral, the vice president of his United Socialist Party (PSUV), Nicolas Maduro, was sworn in as the acting president and will serve the country until new elections take place 30 days later, according to the constitution. What will now happen now in Venezuela and is anything going to change? It is a fact that Chavez will be missed by a significant majority of Venezuelans who marched in his honour weeping when he was declared dead last week. These are the people who felt that Chavez reigned in their interest and who indeed benefited from his well-known social welfare programmes which were implemented largely in the healthcare and education sectors. Chavez won the presidential elections of 1998 and has ruled Venezuela for the last fourteen years. During this time, gross education enrolment increased from 67.3% in 2000 to 88.7% in 2008.…

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3D printing: Good, Bad and Ugly

3D printing may sound fantastically futuristic, but the technology is actually quite basic. It is not such a huge step to replace ink, sprayed on paper with plastic resin, so the layers add up to an object. But, by enabling a machine that can produce objects of any shape, as needed, 3D printing heralds in a new era. As 3D applications expand and prices drop, the first major implication is that goods will be manufactured at or close to their point of purchase or consumption. This might even mean household production of some things, where you pay for raw materials and the software files (for any designs you can’t find free on the web). Many goods that traditionally relied on the scale efficiencies of large, centralised plants, will be produced locally. Even if the per-unit production cost is higher, it will be more than offset by the elimination of transportation. So, whereas today cars are made by just a few hundred factories around the world,…

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Breaking news

Have they found the Higgs boson at last? Cern physicists say they're confident of breakthrough. Galaxy S4: Samsung launches new smartphone that takes the fight to Apple. New pope's role during Argentina's military era disputed. Eric Joyce MP arrested after altercation at Commons bar. David Cameron sacks adviser in row over Armed Forces pay. Karmarama poaches Caitlin Ryan to be group ECD. Glue's Wayne Brown named MD at Grey Possible. Adam & Eve/DDB recruits Brim and Fisher. BNY MELLON CORP The investment bank appointed Samir Pandiri as chief executive of asset servicing and Lou Maiuri as deputy CEO. Pandiri was CEO of Americas Asset Servicing. DELOITTE FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES LLP The audit firm announced that Sheila Smith will lead its restructuring services for the Americas region and William Belt will lead Deloitte's Discovery practice in Washington, DC. DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU LTD The professional services firm appointed Robert T O'Brien to lead its global real estate group. O'Brien is currently a vice chairman with Deloitte in…

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Friday financial focus

Friday Headlines: • Global: Non-Eu countries prop up G20 • Eurozone: Non-Eu countries prop up G20 • USA: Double-boost for economy • Ireland: Successful sale of new debt • Japan: Parliament approves top banking jobs • Eurozone: Analysts warn over dire 2013 • Markets: Key data • Currencies: BoE Governor says recovery is in sight • Energy: Spain could supply its own natural gas • Commodities: Regulator suspects gold and silver pricing • Focus on: A budget to target tax, spending, red tape and zombies Global: Non-Eu countries prop up G20 The G20 countries saw their economies grow by 0.5% in the final three months of last year, as growth outside Europe offset weakness on the troubled continent. GDP in the group of 20 influential states rose 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2012, data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said. Among the G7, all European countries – Italy, Germany, France and the UK – experienced economic contraction in the last quarter.…

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Breaking news

Pope Francis: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes first pontiff from the Americas. Xi Jinping becomes president of China. 'Change Royal succession law for children of a lesbian Queen'. Overheard phone calls more distracting than room full of people chatting. Khmer Rouge 'Brother No 3' dies while on trial in Cambodia. Tesco to buy family restaurant brand Giraffe. Morrisons confirms it will start selling food online. Telegraph's chief executive Murdoch MacLennan outlines restructure. Tracy de Groose to take lead role at Media360. Former i-D fashion editor Fiona Dallanegra returns as publisher. Accenture mulls move into cycling sponsorship. MACQUARIE GROUP LTD The investment management company said Brian Sauvigne has joined Macquarie Capital as a managing director in its financial sponsors group. Sauvigne, who will based in New York, was most recently head of corporate development at Morgan Stanley and was responsible for its global corporate mergers and acquisitions activities. ESPIRITO SANTO INVESTMENT BANK The Portuguese bank appointed John Millar to head its syndicate desk in London. He…

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Breaking news

PM forced to put minimum alcohol price on ice, as ministers revolt. No decision yet at papal conclave. Horsemeat scandal changes way we shop. UK facing triple-dip recession. Falkland Islanders vote Yes in referendum to remain part of Britain. NEWSPAPER ABCs: Guardian hits historic low following 20p price hike. Samsung corporate marketing director Andrew Garrihy departs. Bauer Media hires Sony Music strategist Mark Hardy as digital director. Bloomberg commercial chief Laurie Benson resigns to launch consultancy. James Atkins, HTC's UK head of marketing, has left the Taiwanese smartphone maker ahead of the launch of a global campaign for its flagship HTC One device. UBS AG The Swiss investment bank said it will nominate Deutsche Boerse AG CEO Reto Francioni for election to the board in May. AON PLC Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Plc, said Max West has been appointed as senior vice president in its Chicago office. STIFEL, NICOLAUS & CO The brokerage firm said on Tuesday it hired…

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