Articles by James Etherington-Smith

James is Production Manager and Chief Sub-editor at International Business Times UK. Previously James worked on the editorial team at MyBroadband and MyGaming, South Africa's largest IT news and video gaming websites. James holds a degree in journalism from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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U.S. High-yield Bond Funds Draw Cash As Recession Fears Ebb

U.S high-yield bond funds are attracting heavy investments, a turnaround from the selloffs of the first half of this year, as investors bet that the Federal Reserve will limit future interest rate hikes to try to avert an economic slowdown.

Zurich Insurance Shares Rise On H1 Profit Beat, Share Buyback

Zurich Insurance Group reported a better-than-expected 25% rise in operating profit in the first half on strong performance across the board and announced a bumper 1.8 billion Swiss francs ($1.91 billion) share buyback on Thursday, sending its shares higher.

In Gaza, Denial And Doubt Over Misfiring Rocket Claims

As the cleanup in Gaza continues from last weekend's brief conflict with Israel, another battle has continued over which side caused the casualties, after Israel said misfiring rockets from the Palestinian side killed 15 people in the enclave.
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