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Paul Murphy is the founding editor of FT Alphaville and an associate editor of the Financial Times. He joined the FT in London in 2006 as development editor of FT.com, concentrating on the expansion of the online business. Prior to that, he served as the Guardian’s financial editor for seven years. He has also held senior positions in business journalism at the Sunday Business newspaper and the Daily Telegraph. Murphy is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

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The Beaufort sting

March 2, 2018

Yeah, it was the FBI that triggered the closure of London’s Beaufort Securities, leaving so many AIM-listed penny dreadfuls adrift…Full SEC complaint here.

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Markets Live: Friday, 2nd March, 2018

March 2, 2018

11:02 am

PM11:02amMorning

Soundbuy
Morning

PM11:02amWelcome to Markets Live

PM11:02amTinhat

rise2010
morning

Waterloo
Just one?

Grouchmonkey
Morning all

11:03 am

PM11:03amFootsie off almost 1% currently

Deep Breath everyone…
Morning

PM11:03amThanks to Trump

alewis2005
happy Friday

MnM
Manana

Grouchmonkey
RIP Beaufort

PM11:04amHow do we read this?

11:04 am

PM11:04amSurprising lack of detailed sell-side comment on this

DerivedCategory
Morning

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 28th February, 2018

February 28, 2018

Blank canvas
good morning everyone

11:01 am

PM11:01amMorning

Otter
Hello online chums

VV75
morning

PM11:02amWelcome to ML

Grouchmonkey
Morning all

PM11:02amTerrible news this morning

vonB
Morning all

11:02 am

PM11:02amNo, not the Chinese PMIs

Binocular
Maplin or Toys’r’us?

PM11:02amI’m referring to Maplins going bust

PM11:03amA lot of blokes like these threatened with redundo

11:03 am

PM11:03am

Soundbuy
Morning

PM11:03amI like Maplins

PM11:04amWhere else do you go to get a 32G micro SD card on

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Markets Live: Monday, 26th February, 2018

February 26, 2018

11:00 am

PM11:00amMorning

PM11:01amWelcome to Markets Live

Blank canvas
Morning all – are we allowed to mention snowflakes today?

Grouchmonkey
Morning peeps

Soundbuy
Morning

Paper Chase
Hullo

PM11:01amOn time for a change

Swedish Chef
Good morning from the apron at Schoefeld. Frozen cargo door.

11:01 am

PM11:02amReal snowflakes, rather than the millennial version today

PM11:02amLet’s get a pic up

PM11:02amhttps://imgur.com/a/zSIBK

Swedish Chef
Breaking: Berlin is sometimes cold in winter.

11:02 am

PM11:02amOh

BE11:02am

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Markets Live: Friday, 23rd February, 2018

February 23, 2018

11:03 am

PM11:03amHiya

rwl
Hi

Soundbuy
Morning

Otter
Hello online chums

PM11:03amWelcome to Markets Live

PM11:03amAt 11.03

11:03 am

PM11:03amIt’s like it was back in the Neil Hume days

Soundbuy
Cracking call yesterday……..

Are we there yet
I’m nearly first

PM11:03amNew regime like the old regime

PM11:03amNo discipline

11:03 am

PM11:04amNot like when I was running things

PM11:04amWhere do we start?

PM11:04amI haven’t got a pick cos was distracted reading Henry Mance

11:04 am

PM11:05amActually, be interested in people’s thoughts on this

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 21st February, 2018

February 21, 2018

11:02 am

PM11:02amMorning

Blank canvas
good morning everyone

Soundbuy
Morning

PM11:02amWelcome to Markets Live

PM11:02amThought I’d show my face again

11:02 am

PM11:02amOr at least my words

PM11:03amKeep my hand in

PM11:03amish

11:03 am

PM11:03amBeen off doing other stuff

Soundbuy
Like riding a bike……….

PM11:03amBut you know I found I missed ML

Manxish
Morning

PM11:03amMissed it terribly

SoS
arrh

11:03 am

PM11:03amSince I formally went ex-AV I haven’t had somewhere where I can just sound off

Swedish Chef
Any

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Markets Live: Friday, 12th January, 2018

January 12, 2018

11:00 am

PM11:00amMorning

Blank canvas
good morning everyone

PM11:01amWelcome to Markets Live

Soundbuy
Morning

AAAA
Bonjour à tous !

PM11:01amSheesh, the flow of news

11:01 am

PM11:01amI can’t keep up

Mouselet
Good morning assorted people

Cavendish Square
G’day all

Tom Dalgleish
Hi

PM11:02amI know you’re all expecting me to share pics of Kasotsuka Shojo before Bryce intervenes and says we really need to stop talking crypto and look at this GKN/Melrose situation instead

Soundbuy
GKN ……… didn’t expect that eh

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Markets Live: Thursday, 11th January, 2018

January 11, 2018

11:01 am

PM11:01amHi there

PM11:01amWelcome to ML

Blank canvas
good morning all

Soundbuy
Morning all….

GBKrona
Hola

1st Lt. Fletcher Christian
Ship’s company!

PM11:02amI almost posted a pic of this daft MP who’s fronting some UK clowncoin Foundation thing

11:02 am

PM11:02amBut then the Rabble would just spend the next hour on bitcoin

PM11:02amSo I won’t

Pseudonym
Oh god the ROTL are off about crypto again…

PM11:03amHave a Brexit tweet instead

11:02 am

PM11:03amhttps://twitter.com/5WrightStuff/status/951394851811221510

GBKrona
Kindly

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 10th January, 2018

January 10, 2018

11:01 am

PM11:01amHi there

Blank canvas
good morning to all

PM11:01amWelcome to Markets Live

PM11:02amI had intended to share a pic of the US ten year this morning

11:02 am

PM11:02amBut defeated by ancient tech

Soundbuy
Morning…………quick out the blocks…..

PM11:02amImpossible to transfer stuff from Reuters Eikon to my desktop

PM11:02amSo you’ll just have to imagine the chart

11:02 am

PM11:03amLatest yield is 2.592

red
half an hour ago, chinese official view treasuries as less attractive. slow or halt buying. wow.

PM11:03amUp through 2.5 overnight

PM11:03amThis paper was threatening to shrink back below 2 as

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Markets Live: Friday, 5th January, 2018

January 5, 2018

11:00 am

PM11:00amHi

Blank canvas
good morning everyone

PM11:01amWelcome to ML

Paper Chase
Hola. Happy Friday.

PM11:01amBetter rush straight to the main news of the day

11:01 am

PM11:01am

chopper bear
good call on mporium – but what does it mean lol

PM11:01amThe latte levy, what do you reckon?

DerivedCategory
Good morning

PM11:02am25p tax threatened

Punter
You could watch the share price rise yesterday after the mporium tip

11:01 am

PM11:02amHow’s Whitbread responding?

Soundbuy
Morning

PM11:02amMyself I think this is

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Markets Live: Thursday, 4th January, 2018

January 4, 2018

11:00 am

PM11:00amMorning

PM11:00amWelcome to Markets Live

GBKrona
Hola

Lemmy
Morning

PM11:01amBut bear with

11:00 am

PM11:01amI’m just getting something up in the LR

Blank canvas
morning all

Soundbuy
Morning

Tom Dalgleish
My PC doing the Windows upgrade. Taking forever

PM11:02amDone

PM11:02amLet’s get the bitcoin stuff out of the way.

Tom Dalgleish
Shall we pre-empt on Debenhams

11:02 am

PM11:02am

PM11:02amMitch Stevens’ mining rig

PM11:03amBackstory here from Alex: https://ftalphavil…rrency-mining-rig/

11:03 am

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018

January 3, 2018

11:00 am

PM11:01amMorning

PM11:01amWelcome to Markets Live

PM11:01amWe were planning to give you a completely blank session today

11:01 am

PM11:02amTo mark the arrival of Mifid II, obvs

Tom Dalgleish
Umpires come out to inspect the wicket

Soundbuy
Morning

1st Lt. Fletcher Christian
Ship’s Company!

PM11:02amBut then Izy granted me the power to delay going blank indefinitely

Mask
Morning all

Blank canvas
morning all

PM11:02amSo you are stuck with Bryce and myself fore the forseeable

Paper Chase
Morning. Happy new wotsit.

11:02 am

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Markets Live: Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018

January 2, 2018

11:01 am

PM11:01amMorning!

Gross Loydman
morning gents, welcome back

Deep Breath everyone…
Bonne anne

Upaswellasdown
Happy New Year! (first in the room?)

PM11:02amWelcome to Markets Live

PM11:02amYes, we’re back — even if the readers aren’t

Soundbuy
Morning Happy NY

11:02 am

PM11:02amWonders’ll never cease, eh?

erlkin
Happy New Year, manus magnum lavat and good morning fiduciaries…

Deep Breath everyone…
and bonne annee (but anne always welcome)

PM11:02amMorning everyone on the right

GBKrona
Hola, happy new year all

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Markets Live: Friday, 22nd December, 2017

December 22, 2017

11:01 am

PM11:01amMorning

PM11:01amWelcome to the final ML session of 2017

PM11:01amWhat a year

Boncoeur
hi

Mouselet
Good morning all

11:01 am

PM11:01amWhich is ending on a high

AAAA
Bonjour !

PM11:02amSince it’s arrived!

Boncoeur
FTSE100 record high close yesterday?

PM11:02amMy Xmas card from the Takeover Panel, that is.

11:02 am

PM11:02amBryce doesn’t get one.

PM11:02amHe’s been taken off their list

Mouselet
7600: definitely a number

PM11:03am

11:02 am

PM11:03am

PM11:03amSo Bryce is sulking at this end

PM11:03amRefusing to join the

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Markets Live: Thursday, 21st December, 2017

December 21, 2017

11:01 am

PM11:01amHiya

PM11:01amWelcome to Markets Live

Otter
Hello special Christmas friends!

PM11:01amWe did discuss starting late today, on purpose.

J L
Morning

11:01 am

PM11:02amThat purpose being to eat into the hour a little — given the paucity of news

phil5
Hello Otter, a Merry Christmas to you too

J L
Hello Otter 🙂

PM11:02amActually, that’s not quite true — on the news front

PM11:02amThere are lots of little bits of news

Soundbuy
Morning – Styles and Wood – congrats NH

11:02 am

PM11:02amLoads of bits of news, like directors coming and going —

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Markets Live: Monday, 18th December, 2017

December 18, 2017

11:02 am

PM11:02amMorning

PM11:02amWelcome to Markets Live

Soundbuy
Morning

GBKrona
Hola

AAAA
salut !

alewis2005
morning!

PM11:03amMonday

Sancho
good morning!

Soundbuy
Thought everybody would be off skiing……….

Mouselet
Good morning assorted and miscellaneous people

Pseudonym
Bit early for skiing, there’s never enough snow until after Christmas…

Alchemy30
morning, am off in a few days, mental amount of snow !

Mouselet
At last somebody has bought

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Markets Live: Friday, 15th December, 2017

December 15, 2017

11:01 am

PM11:01amHi there

PM11:01amWelcome to ML

PM11:01amAnd look

Lemmy
Hi

11:01 am

PM11:01amI’m sorry

PM11:02amOur ML transcripts are broken.

PM11:02amI’m on the techies and the techies are on the case

Soundbuy
Morning……….

11:02 am

PM11:02amIn fact I just need to talk to them further, so bear with me

luzh
So we’re off the record

PM11:02amActually

PM11:03amBefore I do that

11:02 am

PM11:03amAs compensation to you all

PM11:03amI can give you a preview pic to goggle at

Mouselet
Good morning; thank you for pestering the techies

epicurean

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Further reading

December 15, 2017

Elsewhere on Friday,— “To concentrate the mind, I fantasize about managing Stalin’s pension fund…”— Shrink rapped!— Deep suspicions about Deep Mind.— The origins of Crypto.— Has Forbes gone soft on China?— Re-visiting the EBA’s Brext-related data.— Get a touchy-feely-AI sense of how bad life could be. — Presidential porkies, charted.— Further watching.

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Further reading

December 14, 2017

Elsewhere on Thursday,— The City will remain Europe’s financial capital.— When an engineer’s focus on problem solving blinds them to the norms of social interaction. — The trouble taxing the the US corporate cash stash abroad.— A Minsky refresh.— This walking insolvency that still has legs.— An alt-right playbook.— More central banker crypto-fretting.— Killer sofas?— “Lilit Khachatryan cast a cool eye…”

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 13th December, 2017

December 13, 2017

11:01 am

PM11:01amHi there

J L
Morning

GBKrona
Hola

PM11:01amWelcome to Markets Live

Soundbuy
Morning

AAAA
Bon dia !

PM11:01amWe need to put things straight

Swedes
Morning.

Penderyn
Bore da.

GBKrona
YESto7 day!

11:02 am

PM11:02amAnd we can start that by sharing a pic of the chap who things need putting straight over. Maybe

estrangedcapitalist
ello chaps

PM11:02amNot ‘maybe’ share the pic.

PM11:02am’maybe’ needs setting straight

11:02 am

PM11:02am

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Further reading

December 13, 2017

Elsewhere on Wednesday,— This is (probably) academic now, but funny nonetheless.— So is this.— Sanity reigns.— Except…— “The cryptocurrency is bigger than any country, even the one where it has been most popular.”— The pitfalls of hyper-globalisation.— About that cracked pipe…— More on the WTO power vacuum.— On the road in Fake City.— Giving thanks to SoftBank.— Brexit bluffer terminology.— More True Crime stories.— This is what you get when you build houses on flood plains.— A brain injury specialist writes…— Happy Hanukkah!

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Markets Live: Tuesday, 12th December, 2017

December 12, 2017

11:03 am

PM11:03amMorning

Soundbuy
Hello hello…………..

PM11:03amWelcome to Markets Live

AAAA
Bonjour !

fjp73
Gemalto GTO AMS I see some shorts got torched there . Is it really worth 5B€ the world’s gone nuts. Morning PM

PM11:03amOur daily busk around financial stuff

11:04 am

PM11:04amAnd yes, story of the morning already noted on the right…

PM11:04amWell last night’s story I guess

BornCynic
Morning

PM11:04amWho would have thought.

11:05 am

BE11:05amYeah, and oh my gee, it’s finally happened.
1M sqft or 100k sqm) is more likely to attract premium brands and have restaurants / leisure

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How crap is Twitter?

December 11, 2017

We’re not really in the business of defending Richard Branson’s reputation, but here goes…It’s spam and the associated Branson quotes are fake. (That’s a screenshot above, btw, not the actual tweet. For that you’d need to click here.)The tweet has garnered a ton of responses from real people, hurling abuse at the bearded one, calling him out for a Virgin company suing the NHS, etc, and/or simply calling him a “tosser.”But the quotes attributed to Branson on what looks like a Bitcoin-related scam, which the tweet links to, are made up.You may be thinking: ‘Fools and their money..’ Except this is a promoted tweet.The scammers have paid Twitter to use the platform to try and defraud other users, while defiling the name of a very successful British entrepreneur.Sell Twitter.

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Further reading

December 11, 2017

Elsewhere on Monday,— About that fuss over the flattening yield curve.— DeLong’s gone CAPS LOCKED.— A Goodfriend tweetstorm.— Ms Coyle’s longlist.— Going ex the WTO.— Refusing to go ex oil.— Bitcoin stuff.— Alabama is changing. Reportedly.— A bit old, but still fascinating: a fictional path to Roman industrialisation— Further watching.

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Further reading

December 8, 2017

Elsewhere on Friday,— “This report, presented jointly by the negotiators of the European Union (Union) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), records the progress made in the first phase of negotiations under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) on the UK’s orderly withdrawal from the Union.”— A crypto carol.— Everything you’ve read about stock buy-backs may be wrong.— No, the UK is not at the mercy of the “kindness of strangers”.— A buggy legislative (non) surprise.— The new monopolists.— A Princely Afghan deck— Further evidence that the route to success on the web is to find someone else’s smart idea and copy it.— Another crazy leader who has Facebook to thank.— Fact-checker unprepared for fact-checking.— Putting fake news in perspective.— That

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Markets Live: Tuesday, 14th November, 2017

November 14, 2017

11:01 am

PM11:01amMorning

PM11:02amWelcome to Markets Live

VV75
morning

PM11:02amNow, it seems 34,000 British millionaires have gone missing.

AAAA
bonjour les amis !

Soundbuy
Morning.First morning using a standing desk. If I don’t comment within the next 10 mins you know I’ve passed out.

11:03 am

PM11:03amI was trying to find a pic to illustrate that, but failed.

vlade
@PM – means there won’t be much rabble today?

PM11:04amSo there’s no pic for today

PM11:04amBut you can have the intro to the CS Wealth Report instead

11:04 am

PM11:04amIncoming

VV75
maybe a pic of corbyn

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Markets Live: Monday, 13th November, 2017

November 13, 2017

11:01 am

PM11:01amMorning

PM11:01amWelcome to Markets Live

Lawro
morgen

Soundbuy
Bonjour

PM11:02amLet’s get a pic up

11:01 am

PM11:02amhmm

PM11:02amUK politics such an omni-shambles

PM11:02amBut we can’t a political pic

11:02 am

PM11:02amOh i know

PM11:02amThis chap

PM11:02am

11:02 am

PM11:03amEugene Kaspersky

PM11:03amhttps://www.ft.com…-ab18-7a9fb7d6163e

BE11:03amHm.

AAAA
bonjour les amis !

AAAA
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

11:03 am

PM11:03amThat link is to Sam’s piece this morning

PM11:04amBarclays been busy handing out Kaspersky’s anti-virus

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Markets Live: Friday, 10th November, 2017

November 10, 2017

Blank canvas
good morning everyone on both sides of the page

11:00 am

PM11:00amMorning

Otter
Hello nice friday friends

PM11:01amWelcome to Markets Live

PM11:01amI’m back

Soundbuy
Hello

11:01 am

PM11:01amBack to help Bryce

PM11:01amRescue him perhaps?

#REF!
Morning, glorious sunshine in the North West today

PM11:01amNo.

11:01 am

PM11:01amDisrupt?

PM11:01amMaybe

PM11:01amGet in the way?

Blank canvas
Welcome back, did you go somewhere interesting?

11:01 am

PM11:01amyes, for sure

PM11:01amLet’s get a pic up

PM11:02am

11:02 am

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