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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.

FTSE falls as Unilever adds to retail woes

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:31

Weak third quarter figures from consumer goods giant Unilever and a fall in consumer spending add to the caution over the UK economy.

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.

The Accumulator: the week's shares sell-off in numbers

by Daniel Grote on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:27

Shares tumbled all around the world this week before making a late revival. Our Accumulator table tells the story.

FTSE rallies 1.5% but Rolls-Royce slumps on warning

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:21

World markets extended yesterday’s turnaround but a profits warning from Rolls-Royce underlined the economic uncertainty.

What Woodford and other managers think of the crash

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 17, 2014 at 15:50

(Update) Don't despair, say Neil Woodford and other fund managers. The crash is not a new financial crisis and the worst may be over.

What happened to bonds? Capitulation, that’s what

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 17, 2014 at 13:23

Ben Lord of M&G says the crash in US treasuries on Wednesday says more about bond investors than the global economy.

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