7th September 2013
A leading food company has been accused of cornering the wheat commodity market after buying enormous amounts of the product. The US company, North Foods, bought up over 5 million tonnes of feed in a one-off partnership with wheat and grain marketer N.A... Read more
8th September 2013
Two of the world’s leading energy companies have threatened to shut down their North Sea oil rigs. Norway’s Scancorp and UK-based Exoil say they may have to close down operations in two of the region’s most productive oil fields... Read more
9th September 2013
India and China are in competition for the title of the world’s leading cotton producer. Over the last decade China has been the world’s number one producer, accounting for 33 million bales last year alone... Read more
Barry McGurk, Business Education
Cardinal Newman High School
Judith Lloyd-Williams, Headteacher
West Road Primary, Doncaster
Stephen Dodds, Maths
Calderglen High School
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Paul Bulik, Business Studies, Firrhill High School, Edinburgh
Global Investor is an excellent exposition of the practical realities of equity market trading. Specifically it is useful in explaning the information asymmetries around how prices are formed in the equity markets as well as showing how important news items can 'move the market’.
Dr Barry Quinn, Lecturer in Finance & Programme Director MSc Computational Finance and Trading, Queen's University Belfast
“Stock Market Challenge doesn't just teach young people about the world of finance – it’s much, much wider than that. It encourages teamwork, communication and decision-making ability – skills which will be vitally important to them when they enter the world of work."
James Fox, Deputy Head, Writhlington School
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