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Buxton backs resurgent Shire; Ebola knocks FTSE

by David Campbell, Gavin Lumsden on Oct 24, 2014 at 17:19

Fund manager Richard Buxton buys back into Shire after its failed takeover by Abbvie. Ebola scare knocks FTSE but index is up on the week.

UK GDP: another 'nudge' down the road to recovery

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 24, 2014 at 16:17

The UK economy grew by 0.7% in the third quarter, down from 0.9% in the previous three months, but enough to keep economists moderately satisifed.

Why Mark Slater is backing Walt Disney

by Selin Bucak on Oct 24, 2014 at 15:37

Mark Slater, chief investment officer of Slater Investments, has spotted value in The Walt Disney Company (DIS.N).

The Expert View: Tesco, Countrywide, UBM, Arbuthnot & Debenhams

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 24, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares.

FTSE breaks through 6,400 in late rally

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 23, 2014 at 17:21

More good US corporate results spurred the FTSE 100 higher, offsetting consumer gloom and falling shares in Tesco and Unilever.

How to become a shareholder activist

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 23, 2014 at 13:22

Investors can have more power than they think. As part of 'Good Money Week', we tell you how to become a shareholder activist.

Tesco chairman to leave as black hole deepens

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 23, 2014 at 13:00

(Update with comment) Tesco's chairman is off after a 92% slump in profits and its new boss warns things could get worse.

Lloyds to axe 9,000 jobs

by James Phillipps on Oct 23, 2014 at 08:47

Lloyds Banking Group is to axe 9,000 jobs as part of a three-year plan to cut costs and move more services online.

The Expert View: Whitbread, Senior & Home Retail

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 23, 2014 at 06:30

Our roundup of analyst views on stocks, including Spirit Pub Company and Travis Perkins.

Good US results stub out BAT blues and lift FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:00

World markets strengthened again, with the FTSE 100 up 25 points, following more encouraging company news from the US.

Is Chinese growth slowdown a sign of trouble ahead?

by Selin Bucak on Oct 22, 2014 at 13:36

China's disappointing growth figures could ironically prove positive, says one investor.

The Expert View: ASOS, Devro, Informa, Ladbrokes & Reckitt

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 22, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares.

Hopes of ECB bond move boost stock market recovery

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 21, 2014 at 17:20

The FTSE 100 sped 105 points higher on a report that the European Central Bank plans stronger action to avoid a depression.

Top Trusts: my quest for a small cap bargain

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:26

Starting Citywire's investment trust portfolio as markets turned south last month was bad timing but I'm down, not out!

Bankers must take smaller slice, says Bank of England

by David Campbell on Oct 21, 2014 at 07:48

Bankers can no longer assume they will receive ‘a larger share of a smaller pie’ and must increase the profits they pay shareholders.

The Expert View: Rolls-Royce, St James's & Man

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 21, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Close Brothers and Charles Taylor.

FTSE retreats but Tesco rises on bid hopes

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 20, 2014 at 15:53

Tesco advances on reports that private equity bidders are eyeing the beleaguered grocer.

Why we're holding our nerve in the tech crash

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 20, 2014 at 13:33

Walter Price of Allianz Technology Trust explains how he's looking at investments, including Apple and Alibaba, after a 10% drop in the fund's shares. 

Henderson Value has promising future, if it survives

by James Carthew on Oct 20, 2014 at 12:05

If it can survive a shareholder continuation vote the outlook for Henderson Value Trust could be good, says James Carthew. 

7 shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell on Oct 20, 2014 at 05:01

A roundup of trades by professional investors covering FirstGroup, Augean, Aveva, Paragon, Spirent, Weatherly and WH Ireland.

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