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FTSE falls: Greeks stare into abyss, banks accused of more rigging

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 03, 2015 at 16:20

Bank shares fall as Brazil investigates suspected foreign exchange manipulation. Europe's markets nervously await Greece's referendum. 

Are private equity trusts cheap or expensive?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 03, 2015 at 14:48

Paul Niven, manager of Foreign & Colonial, tackles the question many investors ask about big discounts on private equity investment trusts.

Bond 'vigilante' leaves M&G after 12 years

by Chris Sloley on Jul 03, 2015 at 14:25

Government bond manager Mike Riddell ends a 12-year stint with M&G Investments, prompting a reshuffle of its fixed interest team. 

The Expert View: Dixons Carphone, BTG and Persimmon

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 03, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Kier Group and BBA Aviation.

Japan star blasts firms over ‘wastefully large’ cash holdings

by Chris Sloley on Jul 02, 2015 at 16:51

Citywire A-rated Hideo Shiozumi believes Abenomics is finally forcing Japan's companies to become more shareholder-friendly.

BP propels FTSE higher on $18.7bn Gulf deal

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 02, 2015 at 16:32

BP shares jump 4.5% after the oil giant announces a comprehensive settlement with the US government over the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

How Bell has kept Witan aloft against the tracker challenge

by Dewi John on Jul 02, 2015 at 12:56

Andrew Bell has revived Witan investment trust by quitting index tracking funds and using active fund managers instead.

House deposit dream turns under-30s on to ISAs

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 02, 2015 at 12:07

More younger people are investing in the stock market in a bid to build a house deposit and get their feet on the housing ladder.

The Expert View: Serco, Speedy Hire and Greene King

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 02, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Shawbrook and Topps Tiles.

FTSE rallies as Tsipras blinks first

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 01, 2015 at 17:39

Stock markets rebound as Greece's prime minister says he will accept most of Europe's bailout terms and the US publishes good jobs figures.

The fund manager betting China's currency will fall

by Jonathan Yarker, Gavin Lumsden on Jul 01, 2015 at 16:59

James Clunie of Jupiter Asset Management thinks China may devalue the renminbi, a massive move that would rock stock markets.

The new trusts lost in the Patient Capital hype

by James Carthew on Jul 01, 2015 at 08:00

This has been a busy year for investment trust launches. James Carthew looks at some of the new offerings that haven't received the fanfare afforded to Woodford Patient Capital.

Expert View: Imagination Technology, St Modwen and Stagecoach

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 01, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary of stocks, including Halfords and Direct Line.

FTSE slides 1% as Greece makes last-ditch offer

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 30, 2015 at 16:13

Fears of the damage a Greek euro exit could cause saw the FTSE 100 fall, although there was good news on the UK economy.

The Expert View: Marks and Spencer, Ocado & St James' Place

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 30, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary of stocks, including ITV and STV Group.

Frontier funds: the new face of emerging markets?

by Jennifer Hill on Jun 30, 2015 at 00:01

Frontier markets have streaked ahead of emerging markets in recent years. What's driving the superior returns and can they last?

Grexit: the straw that could break the bull's back

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:07

The Greek debt crisis is urgent but containable, we're told. But if risk is back 'on' after this weekend, perhaps investors have bigger worries?

Market slide reaches US as Greece teeters over abyss

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:45

The Dow Jones follows the FTSE 100 into the red after a Europe-wide sell-off prompted by Greece shutting its banks and stockmarket.

Richard Buxton: outlook for UK shares remains fantastic

by Dylan Lobo on Jun 29, 2015 at 12:15

Old Mutual's Richard Buxton believes a Conservative government will favour UK investors while the threat of a UK exit from the European Union will not happen.

New dawn for solar and wind investment trusts

by Robert St George on Jun 29, 2015 at 08:00

Changing government subsidies don't hurt renewable energy investment companies, although the high-income funds face other issues. 

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