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Woodford buys ITV on 'compelling' valuation

by David Campbell, Dylan Lobo on Oct 20, 2017 at 07:39

Under pressure star fund manager Neil Woodford buys shares in ITV and sticks with recent poor performers Capita, AstraZeneca and Card Factory.

Inflation hits rich and poor alike

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 20, 2017 at 07:00

Inflation affects everybody but over 20 years it is the wealthy and poor who were hardest hit. The well-off can at least invest in inflation-beating assets.

Bendahan: ‘dieselgate’ is not just a VW issue

by Dalvinder Kular on Oct 20, 2017 at 07:45

Star French fund manager Eric Bendahan shuns car makers for their limited growth prospects and increased scrutiny they face after the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

Aberdeen Standard launches global equity impact fund

by Chris Sloley on Oct 20, 2017 at 08:08

Scottish investment giant expands into social 'impact’ investing with its first fund launch since the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life.

Sunday Papers: State bonanza continues for the crisis-hit outsourcers

on Oct 22, 2017 at 06:30

And Spire faces £1.3 billion bid from South African healthcare provider Mediclinic International.

Saturday Papers: US Senate chops key obstacle to Trump tax reforms

on Oct 21, 2017 at 05:31

And Concordia International in drug price rise scandal fights for life as debts mount.

The Expert View: Unilever, Interserve & Marshalls

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 20, 2017 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Segro and Metro Bank.

Friday Papers: China risks debt reaching saturation

on Oct 20, 2017 at 04:55

And David Davis draws up plans for no deal on Brexit talks as PM May faces EU.

Overnight Markets: Dow, S&P 500 hit record highs despite Apple slide

on Oct 20, 2017 at 04:51

Also weighing on the market was some disappointing news on the earnings front.

FTSE retreats as Unilever underwhelms, retail sales fall

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:00

UK stock market marks anniversary of Black Monday in an appropriate fashion with the FTSE 100 dropping 0.5%.

Black Monday: 30 years on from the 1987 crash

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:48

It is still considered the bleakest moment in stock market history and fears are growing over whether history will repeat itself.

Ex-Lloyds chiefs fight £550m legal claim over HBOS

by James Phillipps on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:11

Shareholders of Lloyds Banking Group push for compensation, claiming they were misled over ‘disastrous’ purchase of HBOS in 2008.

Pension cold-call ban to be delayed until 2019

by Jack Gilbert on Oct 19, 2017 at 07:50

More than 100,000 people were targeted by pension scammers last year yet the government won't get round to banning cold calls for nearly two years.

The Expert View: Sainsbury’s, Flybe & Rathbones

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Convatec and Ashmore.

Thursday Papers: Lloyds investors ‘mugged’ over acquisition of HBOS

on Oct 19, 2017 at 04:16

And Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund wades into row over changes to London's listing rules.

Overnight Markets: IBM lifts Dow Jones over 23,000

on Oct 19, 2017 at 04:11

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite also ticked up to record closing highs.

Wage growth and US advance lift FTSE higher

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:22

The FTSE 100 was on the front foot today, gaining 0.3% after good UK wage growth data and a positive opening on Wall Street.

Investors spy global growth in Japan, Europe & emerging markets

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:11

Fund managers set aside fears over North Korea and central bank monetary policy to turn bullish on global economy, according to latest BofA Merrill Lynch survey.

Is a ‘tax on age’ the best way to help young voters?

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 18, 2017 at 08:39

Chancellor Philip Hammond is looking at Budget measures to help the young. Are cuts in stamp duty and pension tax relief the best way to do it?

Regulators hit Rio with £28m fine and fraud charge

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 18, 2017 at 07:31

US Securities and Exchange Commission accuses mining giant of cover up and Financial Conduct Authority imposes record penalty for failure to disclose loss-making acquisition.

 

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