Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Wednesday morning from the Scottish island of Bute. The Playbook summer tour is at its halfway point. DRIVING THE DAY ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN: Donald Trump faces the biggest crisis of his presidency after two legal blows overnight. His personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws for the “principal purpose of influencing [the] election,” telling the court he did so at the direction of his old boss. And minutes later in a separate trial, Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight charges of tax fraud, bank fraud and failing to disclose foreign banks accounts. The twin blows sparked speculation Trump will face impeachment proceedings if the Democrats win back control of the House this autumn. Cohen turned: The decision of Trump’s longtime confidante … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: All the president’s men — Postcard from Bute — Choose your Brexit adventure
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KNOWING the right time to buy your holiday euros can be tricky as the exchange rate goes up and down. Here's our guide to the current state of the market, and how to get the best price when you swap your cash. What is today's pound to euro exchange rate? This afternoon a pound was being traded for 1.134 euros, down around a tenth of a cent from yesterday. It means one euro is worth approximately 88p. The rate has remained relatively stable for the past two months following a more volatile period earlier in 2018. Sterling had dipped below 1.12 euros on March 7 and it reached almost 1.16 on April 17. Analysts said the market was static thanks to a range of factors including uncertainty over Brexit. News of Britain's stalling housing market was thought likely to hit the pound. But that was balanced by rumours of political divisions in Europe which are said to make it more likely the UK will get a bespoke trade deal. Last August the rate briefly plunged under 1.08 euros, the lowest for … [Read more...] about Pound to euro exchange rate – what’s today’s rate, where’s the best place to buy currency and what affects the price?
Most of us have a couple of games tucked away on our smartphones ready for the commute or waiting in line at the post office. But if you wanted to go beyond tapping, swiping and flicking through the likes of Candy Crush or Trivia Crack then it might be worth considering stock trading. We're not suggesting you take out a second mortgage and wade into the FTSE 100 with cash to burn, but instead try out a stock trading simulation to get used to how the financial system works. After all, it'll be a better long-term strategy that sticking all your salary into bitcoin. App developers are focusing on the trading floor to build addictive games that offer the chance to trade with virtual money. It's like having a mini Gordon Gekko in your pocket. "The same kind of person who is hooked on a computer video game may seek a similar thrill from the stock market," Kam Star, the founder and managing director at games development studio PlayGen recently told Reuters. "Developers are realising that … [Read more...] about Forget Bitcoin, these are the top stock trading games for your phone
The 2017 research conducted by TUC, a workers union organisation, found that most commute times have increased throughout the UK and the working person now spends an average of 27 days a year travelling to and from work. It does not come as a surprise that Londoners are hit the hardest, as commutes now take an average of 1hr and 20 mins. These long journeys are often due to more than 93% of Londoners preferring to adopt a time contingency plan by leaving at least 30 minutes earlier to avoid transport delays. Source: Pxhere To avoid the frustration that comes with spending more time in crowded buses, tubes or traffic, industrious commuters are searching for ways to turn the time into something more profitable. As digital technology has advanced, so has its application as commuters learn and invest in online trading, experience live casino gaming or invest in hobby businesses. Thanks to the technology integrated into our smartphones, it is possible to use the daily commute … [Read more...] about Two New-Age Ways Londoners Can Profit From Their Daily Commute
If you are trading forex you need a couple of things. Relying on luck is not an alternative and you should make sure that you find a good broker. Trading platforms are important as well and they could help you make a profit more easily. For beginner traders, things might seem more complicated at first. It is hard to get started, so today we have come up with a short guide that should help you on your way. Whether you are looking for the best Forex Brokers Europe, or helpful trading platforms, this article should be helpful for you. Finding a broker When you are looking for a broker you should start by asking yourself what you really want. There are many dealers out there, and they provide different services for different prices. The first thing you should do is come up with a list of all the things that you want from a broker. With those in mind, you can start your search. Online tools should help you and whenever you find a broker you should be able to establish his credentials. Make … [Read more...] about Luck is not an alternative when trading FOREX