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FTSE slides as Trump threatens to escalate trade war

by Michelle McGagh, Gavin Lumsden on Jul 20, 2018 at 13:50

(Update) Currency markets brush aside US president’s attempt to talk down strong dollar but take his pledge to expand tariffs on Chinese imports seriously.

BlackRock's Edwards: ignore 'Brexit cloud' at your peril

by Jennifer Hill on Jul 20, 2018 at 12:58

BlackRock Corporate Bond manager Ben Edwards explains why investors have underestimated Brexit risks. On the plus side, he says uncertainty has created opportunities.

Artemis’ Legget likes ‘attractive’ domestics

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 20, 2018 at 10:45

Stocks exposed to the domestic UK economy are trading on inexpensive valuations, prompting Artemis UK Select manager Edward Legget to up his weighting in hope of a recovery.

The Expert View: Unilever, WPP & Moneysupermarket

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 20, 2018 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Sports Direct and On The Beach.

Saturday Papers: GSK board considers break-up of group

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 21, 2018 at 07:00

And trade war fears escalate as Trump renews attack on China, the EU and the Fed.

Friday Papers: Comcast walks away from Fox battle

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 20, 2018 at 05:11

And Royal Mail stunned as 70% of shareholders rebel against plans to pay male boss more.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street declines on disappointing earnings reports

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 20, 2018 at 03:33

The financial sector saw the biggest percentage drop in the S&P 500, down 1.4%.

David Kempton: I’m 42% up despite Carillion carnage

by David Kempton on Jul 19, 2018 at 13:32

It's been a tough year for our experienced investor with Conviviality and Carillion wiped out but overall returns have been good, with two new stocks added recently.

FTSE edges higher on Unilever gains as pound falls

by Michelle McGagh, Gavin Lumsden on Jul 19, 2018 at 12:28

Disappointing retail sales and government divisions on Brexit hit pound again, providing some solace to stock market worried by US trade and foreign policy.

Plastic pollution means peak oil is 'imminent threat'

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 19, 2018 at 07:00

Peak oil consumption could happen sooner than thought as backlash against single-use plastic packaging swells, says Legal & General Investment Management.

Thursday Papers: Google hit with record €4.3bn fine

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 19, 2018 at 05:06

And Premier Foods boss survived exceedingly close vote thanks to Japanese shareholder's support.

The Expert View: Easyjet, Smiths Group & Thomas Cook

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 19, 2018 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Close Brothers and Hotel Chocolat.

Overnight Markets: US stocks edge higher on strong earnings

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 19, 2018 at 01:00

The S&P 500 rose to its highest in more than five months, led by big gains in banks and transportation companies.

Inflation shock hits pound but drives FTSE higher

by Michelle McGagh, Gavin Lumsden on Jul 18, 2018 at 13:30

Political paralysis over Brexit and a surprise levelling in inflation hit sterling and cut chance of interest rate rise next month. UK shares rise with Scottish Mortgage Trust leading FTSE 100 higher.

Competition watchdog to shake up pension industry

by Jack Gilbert on Jul 18, 2018 at 11:42

The Competition and Markets Authority proposes overhaul of £1.6 trillion pension investment consultancy sector after investigation ordered by Financial Conduct Authority.

Fund managers turn bearish as trade war woes weigh

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 18, 2018 at 07:00

Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly fund manager survey reveals professional investors cutting expectations for stock market and economic growth but remaining positive on technology stocks.

FAANGs are out as tech sector changes leaders

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 18, 2018 at 07:00

Disappointment at Netflix’ half-year results is evidence of change of leadership among technology stocks as smaller companies overtake larger rivals, says Fidelity’s Hyun Ho Sohn.

The Expert View: Royal Mail, Rio Tinto & Galliford Try

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 18, 2018 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including NCC and AO.

Wednesday Papers: Goldman Sachs chief to step down

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 18, 2018 at 04:54

And Theresa May narrowly survives rebellion by pro-European Union Tories.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street rises on Powell comments

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 18, 2018 at 03:33

The Nasdaq’s advance was led by Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon.com, all of which hit record highs.

 

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