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Alliance Trust strikes Elliott deal to avoid showdown

by James Phillipps, Daniel Grote, Jonathan Yarker on Apr 28, 2015 at 14:11

Trust agrees to appoint two of Elliott's proposed candidates to its board in eleventh hour deal.

FTSE falls on Greece fears and slowing UK growth

by Daniel Grote on Apr 28, 2015 at 12:43

Slowdown in UK economic growth knocks FTSE 100, while fears over Greece haven't gone away.

How to play Japan's Chinese tourism boom

by Danielle Levy on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:08

Nappies, toilet seats, knives, thermos flasks and rice cookers carry great significance for Japanese retailers right now.

Low yields are wrecking the UK balance sheet

by Bill O'Neill on Apr 28, 2015 at 10:45

Why investors should worry about the UK suffering a balance of payments crisis.

Dividend cuts: where will the axe fall next?

by Jennifer Hill on Apr 28, 2015 at 08:00

After an earnings season that brought high profile dividend cuts, we examine which stocks could still be vulnerable.

The Expert View: Stagecoach, Sports Direct and Diageo

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 28, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Taylor Wimpey and ARM.

FTSE hits record high as Greece reshuffles bailout team

by Daniel Grote on Apr 27, 2015 at 16:33

Sidelining of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis prompts rally in markets, helping FTSE 100 hit all-time high.

Hargreaves Lansdown founders fall down Sunday Times Rich List

on Apr 27, 2015 at 15:52

We run through some of the big fund manager and financial services names in the Sunday Times Rich List.

Standard Life ends no-charge investment trust ISA

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 27, 2015 at 15:48

The dwindling band of free investment trust savings schemes shrinks after Standard Life switches customers to Alliance Trust Savings.

Aberdeen and Legal & General back Elliott in Alliance Trust fight

by Dylan Lobo on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:36

Aberdeen and Legal & General indicate they will back Elliott Advisors' push for an overhaul of Alliance Trust ahead of AGM on Wednesday.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell on Apr 27, 2015 at 05:00

A roundup of trades by professional investors. This time we look at Flowtech Fluidpower, Harvey Nash, Fenner and Card Factory.

Does US weakness mean it's time to go easy?

by Hector Kilpatrick on Apr 24, 2015 at 15:57

Hector Kilpatrick suspects a blip in the US economy could hit global markets and is reducing risk in all his investments.

Spain can outstrip US growth, says GAM's Gallagher

by Chris Sloley on Apr 24, 2015 at 15:39

Spain is the star of the show in the European recovery, says fund manager Niall Gallagher, who believes its economy can grow faster than the United States.

Woodford Patient Capital: BlackRock and trust directors buy in

by Daniel Grote on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:01

Fund manager BlackRock snaps up 11% of trust while Woodford Patient Capital directors see stakes scaled back along with other investors.

Investment Trust Watch: battle for Artemis Alpha

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:58

Our weekly look at cheap and expensive investment trust shares shows fund managers and discount hunters digging in at Artemis Alpha.

HSBC leads FTSE higher as bank reviews UK base

by Daniel Grote on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:17

HSBC shares jump as bank announces review of UK base and says threat to EU membership stands out among major challenges.

The Expert View: Glencore, Taylor Wimpey and William Hill

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 24, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Pace and Senior.

BlackRock & Baillie Gifford fund Funding Circle

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 23, 2015 at 15:52

Fund managers' fascination with alternative lending demonstrated by US peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle raising £100 million.

Miners help FTSE climb despite shock drop in UK retail sales

by Daniel Grote on Apr 23, 2015 at 15:49

Fall in retail sales confounds investors and offers further pointer to slowing UK growth.

Terry Smith: why I am not an index hugger

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:58

Terry Smith, Citywire AA-rated manager of the £3.5 billion Fundsmith Equity Fund, says why he thinks most fund managers have gone wrong.

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