FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as The 6am Cut

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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Questions from last night’s New York pub quiz

Thanks so much to everyone who attended last night’s pub quiz at Ainsworth Park in New York. Below we post all the questions we used. The winning team, which styled itself Lower Expectations, scored 45/60 in the first three rounds, and then 7/10 in the tie-breaker.

See if you can beat them! The questions without the answers are first, followed by both the questions with the answers further down. Read more

FirstFT, the emailing briefing formerly known as the 6am Cut

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as The (early) Lunch Wrap

There is bad news ahead for oil producers, with the International Energy Agency predicting prices are set to slip further in the first half of next year, after dropping 30 per cent to below $78 a barrel since June. Sluggish demand in Asia and Europe, as well as surpluses in the Atlantic Basin and the North Sea, will more than offset problems among Middle Eastern exporters. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said ahead of this weekend’s Brisbane G20 summit he was bracing for a “catastrophic” slump in production. Opec nations will meet at the end of November to discuss any cutbacks to support prices. (FT) Read more

FirstFT, the emailing briefing formerly known as the 6am Cut

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as The (early) Lunch Wrap

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the emailing briefing formerly known as the 6am Cut

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as The (early) Lunch Wrap

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as the 6am Cut

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as the 6am Cut

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly knows as The (early) Lunch Wrap

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as the 6am Cut

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as The (early) Lunch Wrap

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as the 6am Cut

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should now be receiving it in their inboxes. If that isn’t happening do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly knows as The (early) Lunch Wrap

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should have found it in their inboxes for the first time today. If that didn’t happen for any reason do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT: Read more

FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as the 6am Cut

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should have found it in their inboxes for the first time today. If that didn’t happen for any reason do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT: Read more

FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as the (early) Lunch Wrap

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should have found it in their inboxes for the first time today. If that didn’t happen for any reason do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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FirstFT, the email briefing formerly known as the 6am Cut

This is FirstFT, the FT’s new email briefing written by Amie Tsang in Hong Kong which is replacing the Lunch Wrap and the Cut. All Cut subscribers should have found it in their inboxes for the first time today. If that didn’t happen for any reason do please email firstft@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com.

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The (early) Lunch Wrap

Good morning New York, this may well be the last Lunch Wrap you’ll receive as from tomorrow, tech mishaps notwithstanding, the new FirstFT email will be ushered in to replace the LW and the Cut. All queries, thanks, tears should be directed to First’s writer Amie Tsang in Hong Kong at amie.tsang@ft.com or alphaville@ft.com. Read more

The (early) Lunch Wrap

The eurozone’s manufacturing recovery remained sluggish || Merkel is reported to have warned Cameron that she is prepared to consider a British exit from the EU || Russia moved swiftly to recognise results of controversial elections in Ukraine’s breakaway eastern regions || The rouble has continued to decline || Hong Kong property prices rip ever higher || A British investment banker has appeared in a Hong Kong court to hear two charges of murder || JPM has not abandoned physical commodities || HSBC has set aside more than $1.6bn to cover the cost of legal settlements and customer compensation || An AIG/ Greenberg win? || Argentina has accused P&G of tax fraud and said it has suspended the company’s Argentinean operations || Altice has made a binding €7bn offer to acquire the Portuguese assets of Portugal Telecom || Ryanair has again raised its profit guidance for the year || Apple to prep shareholders for a bond sale || Markets Read more

The (early) Lunch Wrap

Good morning New York,

ALPHAVILLE Read more

This is what $22bn looks like

Along with the Facebook results on Monday, there was another SEC filing.

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The Closer

FURTHER FURTHER READING

- Bridging the divide between finance and technologyRead more

Building the SNB a cross of gold (or an SWF?)

Tbh, we thought this one would just go away.

But no, on November 30 there’s to be a vote in Switzerland which, if won, would shackle the Swiss National Bank by forcing it, amongst other things, to hold at least 20 per cent of its assets in gold; to repatriate any gold stored abroad; and to refrain from selling any gold in future.

From SocGen’s Sebastian Galy:

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The 6am London Cut

Markets: Most Asian markets declined, with caution evident ahead of a crucial meeting where the US Federal Reserve is expected to end the quantitative easing programme that has supported global asset prices for half a decade. The S&P 500 finished the New York session 0.2 per cent lower. While the move was not more pronounced because the end of QE has been widely trailed, analysts warned that investors would probably steer away from riskier assets for now. In commodities markets, the price of Brent crude oil fell 0.7 per cent to $85.25 a barrel. The global oil marker has declined almost 25 per cent so far this year. (FT’s Global Markets OverviewRead more

For some European banks, Monday can’t come soon enough

Some perspective amidst the angst:

And proving perspective and angst aren’t mutually exclusive, some words from Alberto Gallo of RBS (our emphasis): Read more

The (early) Lunch Wrap

Good morning New York,

ALPHAVILLE Read more

The 6am London Cut

Markets: Bourses in Asia-Pacific were buoyed by Wall Street’s rally even as property data from China painted a dreary picture of the region’s largest economy. New home prices fell across the country in September with prices falling in 69 of 70 cities surveyed in September, compared with 68 in August and 64 in July. The overall price decline was 1.3 per cent compared to last September, according to a Reuters analysis of the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics. The S&P 500 equity index closed 1.2 per cent higher at 1,950, leaving it 7.1 per cent up from the six-month intraday low struck during last week’s bout of market turbulence. (FT’s Global Markts OverviewRead more

The Closer

FURTHER FURTHER READING

- A guide to skivingRead more

The (early) Lunch Wrap

Good morning New York,

ALPHAVILLE Read more