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FTSE falls as Trump issues healthcare ultimatum

by Daniel Grote on Mar 24, 2017 at 10:33

FTSE 100 edges lower ahead of vote on healthcare reforms seen as key test of Donald Trump's ability to deliver on pro-growth policies.

Next rallies on relief, retail stocks jump on sales surge

by Daniel Grote on Mar 23, 2017 at 10:53

Next tops the FTSE 100 amid investor relief results did not contain further stocks, while strong sales for UK retail sector buoys sentiment.

Banks tumble and FTSE falls as Trump trade stutters

by Daniel Grote on Mar 22, 2017 at 10:21

Banks worst hit by broad-based sell-off, as investors take their cue from biggest fall in US markets this year.

Consumer stocks weigh on FTSE after inflation jump

by Daniel Grote on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:34

Fears jump in inflation will hit consumer spending sends retail stocks lower, weighing on FTSE 100.

Pound jumps as inflation surges to 2.3%

by Daniel Grote on Mar 21, 2017 at 09:42

Sterling rallies against the dollar as figures show inflation hit 2.3% in February, powered by a rise in fuel costs.

Miners drive FTSE to new high on Fed's 'dovish' hike

by Daniel Grote on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:06

Miners drive FTSE 100 and 250 to all-time highs, buoyed by the dollar's fall as Fed raises rates but points to just two more hikes this year.

Miners and oil stocks support FTSE ahead of Fed

by Daniel Grote on Mar 15, 2017 at 10:32

FTSE edges higher ahead of expected interest rate rise by US Federal Reserve, with miners and oil stocks leading the way.

Pound falls on Brexit fears as Article 50 looms

by Daniel Grote on Mar 14, 2017 at 09:27

Sterling drops to eight-week low against the dollar as MPs clear the way for Theresa May to trigger Article 50.

Pound shrugs off Sturgeon's call for new referendum

by Daniel Grote, Charles Walmsley on Mar 13, 2017 at 14:03

Pound makes headway against the dollar despite Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second independence referendum.

Bovis and Amec Foster Wheeler jump on bids

by Daniel Grote on Mar 13, 2017 at 10:48

House builder and oil services firm rally after respective takeover approaches from Galliford Try and John Wood Group.

Investment Trust Watch: Lindsell Train's rollercoaster ride

by Daniel Grote on Mar 10, 2017 at 15:13

Can a trust really be 'cheap' on a 23% premium? Plus, Manchester & London soars after Telegraph's Questor tip.

BT leads FTSE higher after striking Openreach deal

by Daniel Grote on Mar 10, 2017 at 10:35

Telecommunications group jumps to top of FTSE 100 as two-year regulatory battle over broadband division is finally resolved.

Miners drag FTSE lower as China worries resurface

by Daniel Grote on Mar 09, 2017 at 11:17

Slump in copper prices sends miners tumbling to the bottom of the FTSE 100, while Morrisons falls on 'uncertainties ahead'.

Budget growth boost fails to lift struggling pound

by Daniel Grote on Mar 08, 2017 at 16:18

Sterling remains at seven-week lows against the dollar despite Budget forecasts of stronger growth this year and lower borrowing.

Budget trims ballooning borrowing on Brexit resilience

by Daniel Grote on Mar 08, 2017 at 13:22

UK economy's resilient response to Brexit vote means some of £122 billion additional borrowing announced at Autumn Statement can be cut.

Pound slides as Lords debate Article 50 bill

by Daniel Grote on Mar 07, 2017 at 13:17

Pound falls to seven-week low against dollar as House of Lords debates Brexit bill and weak consumer spending weighs.

Standard Life shares soar on £11bn Aberdeen merger

by Daniel Grote on Mar 06, 2017 at 13:23

Shares in Standard Life jump to top of FTSE 100 as investors welcome costs savings from £11 billion nil premium merger with Aberdeen Asset Management.

Standard Aberdeen: what the fund giant would look like

by Frank Talbot, Daniel Grote on Mar 06, 2017 at 13:18

We analyse the strengths and weaknesses of both groups, the funds that could be crunched together and the rationale for the deal.

Standard Aberdeen: analysts eye investment trust overlap

by Daniel Grote on Mar 06, 2017 at 09:33

Aberdeen Asset Management's takeover by Standard Life could lead to pressure for merger of Dunedin Income Growth and Murray Income.

Investment Trust Watch: bruised Barnett's 'bargains'

by Daniel Grote on Mar 03, 2017 at 16:52

Difficult 2016 carries into new year for Mark Barnett, widening the discount on Edinburgh and Perpetual Income investment trusts he runs.


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