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News by: Gavin Lumsden

How to float away from rates trouble

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 18, 2014 at 00:01

'Floaters' could provide a good defence against rising interest rates. We take a closer look at these bonds.

FTSE recovers as Moscow rescues rouble

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 17, 2014 at 17:06

The FTSE 100 made another late rally to close five points up after Russia's government intervened to shore up the rouble.

Government to sell more Lloyds shares after stress test

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 17, 2014 at 16:34

The government agency holding the taxpayers' 25% stake in Lloyds Banking Group says the holding will be reduced to 10%.

FTSE rallies as Kerry hints at easing Russia freeze

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 16, 2014 at 15:10

The FTSE 100 closes 149 points higher after US Secretary of State John Kerry triggers a dramatic rebound in stock markets.

Bank Stress Test: Co-op fails but RBS and Lloyds scrape by

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:14

Find out how your bank fared in the Bank of England 'stress test' designed to see how high street institutions would cope with another severe recession.

FTSE falls below 6,200 as commodity slump continues

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 15, 2014 at 18:08

Global markets retreated again with the FTSE 100 dropping another 118 points to take its fall to 10% over just six days.

The Expert View: Mitchells & Butlers, Bellway and Rightmove

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 15, 2014 at 05:01

A daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Hargreaves Services and SuperGroup.

FTSE crashes to 6,300 as oil fears rout markets

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 12, 2014 at 17:30

The FTSE 100 slumped 2.5% or 161 points as the sell-off in oil and resources stocks intensified on both sides of the Atlantic.

Tim Stevenson: my fury at OW Bunker & hopes for Europe

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 12, 2014 at 16:47

Manager of Henderson EuroTrust talks about the collapse of a Danish investment that hit the fund last month and his determination to put things right.

The Accumulator: market gains slip through our fingers

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 12, 2014 at 16:04

The oil price slump continues to batter stock markets but our weekly Accumulator table suggests there is some good news for investors.

FCA sorry for creating false market in insurer shares

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 10, 2014 at 16:44

Boss loses bonus after the City regulator is criticised for wiping billions of pounds off insurers' share prices.

James Henderson buys Tesco after profits warning

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 09, 2014 at 15:34

Lowland's James Henderson has snapped up Tesco shares saying the supermarket's recovery may not take as long as people think.

FTSE retreats as oil slips on global growth concerns

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 08, 2014 at 16:50

(Upgrade) The FTSE 100 dropped below 6,700 as data from Japan and China erased the cheer caused by strong US jobs figures on Friday.

Top Trusts Review: funds you can trust

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 08, 2014 at 10:37

We've updated our Top Trusts list of favourite investment trusts. Find out who is in and out of our 'circle of trust'!

Economy growing but chancellor sharpening his axe

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 03, 2014 at 17:20

Prospects for UK plc remain in the balance, says the Office for Budget Responsibility. The economy is growing but faces more government spending cuts.

Chancellor unveils 'Google tax' in corporate clampdown

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 03, 2014 at 15:12

George Osborne has multinationals and banks in his sights as he targets over £5 billion in tax revenue.

Government to repay War Loan in March

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 03, 2014 at 10:51

The Treasury will redeem the £1.9 billion 3½% War Loan and repay all of the UK’s debt from the First World War.

Russia on 'brink' of collapse, warns Newton's Pidcock

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 02, 2014 at 16:00

The risk of president Putin doing something 'silly' to protect Russia hangs over next year, says Jason Pidcock of Newton.

Top Investment Trusts, Junior ISAs & 'Dynasty' funds

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 02, 2014 at 13:10

Issue 14 of Investment Trust Insider reviews our 'Top Trusts', reveals the best junior ISAs and examines three famous 'multi-asset' funds.  

John Laing fund prepares £1bn bid for Balfour assets

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 01, 2014 at 16:30

(Update) John Laing Infrastructure Fund wants to buy private-public partnership projects from struggling construction firm Balfour Beatty. Analysts fear it may pay too much. 

 

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