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Will Royal College of Psychologists Review of Cannabis Position Accelerate Legalisation?

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Investing online in legal cannabis stocks, or ‘pot stocks’, is very much in vogue as the wave of international legalisation gathers pace. Aurora, the Edmonton-based Canadian cannabis cultivation and distribution company that will add a NYSE listing to its current place on the Toronto Stock Exchange at the end of this month has rocketed up almost 70% in the past month. Cannabis Growth, the biggest company in the sector is up just under 70% in three months.

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Apple and BT in Talks Over Distribution Partnership as Tech Giant Plots TV Streaming Move

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In June news broke that Apple had signed up American television giant Oprah Winfrey in a multimillion deal to create original television content for the iPhone maker. Oprah, who Apple beat reportedly strong overtures from both Amazon and Netflix to sign, joined Steven Spielberg who had already been bagged by the company to make 10 new episodes of his 1980s Amazing Stories anthology series. Both deals are part of a reported ‘initial’ $1 billion set aside for the production of original television content. However, the missing piece in the news jigsaw has been what Apple’s actual strategy or business model is for the distribution of that content.

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Tencent Joins IPO Rush As Chinese Tech Giant Moves to List Music Streaming Spin-Off

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The autumn IPO rush on both sides of the Atlantic shows no sign of abating with the news Tencent, the Chinese internet giant, has filed the paperwork for a U.S.-based IPO of its Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) streaming unit. Tencent Music Entertainment is currently under the broad umbrella of Tencent Holdings, the social media, gaming and payments conglomerate focused on mobile as a platform. Tencent rose to prominence through WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China.

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Aston Martin £4.3 Billion IPO Valuation Falls Below Original Price Range

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Icon UK car manufacturer Aston Martin has been forced to drop its IPO valuation to the lower end of the range initially presented, which means it is set to miss out on inclusion into the FTSE 100. A final IPO price of £19 a share has been settled upon, which will value Aston Martin at an initial £4.3 billion. The company’s existing investors, who are selling 25% of the company, will earn around £1.1 billion as a result of listing, which will go live on the London Stock Exchange today.

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Funding Circle in Muted Post-IPO Start to Life on The London Stock Exchange

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Funding Circle, the British fintech ‘unicorn’ made its debut on the London Stock Exchange on Friday following the successful conclusion of its IPO. The IPO was heralded as a watershed moment for an exciting UK financial technology sector that has now produced a handful of start-ups that have achieved valuations exceeding the $1 billion threshold that marks ‘unicorn’ status in tech and investment jargon. However, while the IPO can be considered as a qualified success in the end, there is an argument that it rather limped over the line in the end in terms of meeting the criteria for that label.

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Uber and Lyft To Hail Investors For 2019 IPOs

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2019 looks set to be the year the next generation of big tech goes public with competitor ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, set to be major players of the driverless car era, planning to go to IPO within months of each other. It’s been a few years since a big tech company, with the potential to become a huge tech company, went to IPO. There was Snap, owner of Snapchat, last year but that IPO and the company itself ranks more alongside the Twitters of the tech landscape than the FAANGs.

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The 5-Point Case For Investing In Emerging Markets Now

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It’s not been a good 2018 for those investing online in Emerging Markets (EM). The MSCI Emerging Market Index, considered the benchmark for this sprawling asset class, dropped over 21% from its year-to-date high on January 26th to its lowest ebb on September 11th. Anyone following the news will also be familiar with woes of EM currencies and the particular struggles of the Turkish lira and Argentinian peso over the past few months. Chinese equity markets, a growing influence on the MSCI EM Index have also gone through a rough patch. All-in-all, the situation hasn’t been rosy.

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Concerns Cannabis Stocks Are Overheating as Marijuana Producer Doubles Value in a Day

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As well as Canada’s October legalisation of marijuana for recreational use South Africa this week legalised the drug. The domino effect that is now gathering pace around the world when it comes to dropping legal restrictions on the consumption of cannabis, either within the context of medical use or recreationally, is also exciting those investing online.

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Share Prices In Legal Marijuana Sector Booming as Investors Pile In to New Market

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Over the past 12 months anyone investing online in legal marijuana stocks won’t have needed a puff on a joint to get a buzz as the share prices of major companies in the sector have risen by up to 400%. Canopy Growth, recently the recipient of a $4 billion investment by Constellation Brands, the Fortune 500 company that owns the Corona beer brand, is at the upper end of that share price growth range.

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