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Trader Digest: Diamonds Are Forever

This week in Trader Digest we see the diamond trade flourishing, Nigel Farage fights for the last UK trading floor, and lockdown traders are at it again by causing serious disruptions to trading platforms...


Larry King, TV Host Who Interviewed Presidents, Dies at 87
‘Larry King, the broadcast interviewer whose nonconfrontational style attracted celebrities and newsmakers as guests and made him the star of a top-rated U.S. cable talk show, has died. He was 87.’ BLOOMBERG

Diamond Trade Is Roaring Back Thanks to Stuck-at-Home Shoppers
‘The global diamond trade spent years in the doldrums, only to be crippled by the pandemic just as things started looking up. Now, at last, business is booming again.’ BLOOMBERG

Fashion Diplomacy Returns at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Inauguration
‘The scaled-down, heavily protected event still brought together most of Washington’s leaders, many of whom dressed symbolically for the occasion.’ VANITY FAIR

'Don't kill off last UK trading floor,' says Nigel Farage
‘Nigel Farage has condemned plans to close the City's last physical trading floor permanently, urging traders to fight for its future.’ THIS IS MONEY

Lockdown Share Traders Cause Service Meltdowns
‘A surge in share trading during lockdown has caused customer service delays at some of Britain’s largest investment platforms.’ THE TIMES

Morgan Stanley posts record profit on trading boom
'Morgan Stanley posted a record quarterly profit on Thursday [21st Jan 2021] that blew past analysts’ expectations as another of Wall Street’s big investment banks gained from huge swings in financial markets due to the coronavirus crisis.' REUTERS


Is Bitcoin a Scam?
‘The Guardian’s UK technology editor, Alex Hern, talks to Rachel Humphreys about the cryptocurrency bitcoin, which allows people to bypass banks and traditional payment methods.’ THE GUARDIAN

David Miliband on the global leadership vacuum
‘What the lack of leadership means for tackling international problems this year.’ FINANCIAL TIMES