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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.

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.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street extends rally on earnings

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 22, 2014 at 04:37

The bullish tone was helped by news that said the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds.

Wednesday Papers: Banks fined €94m for part in two cartels

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 22, 2014 at 04:32

And China’s economy grew at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis in the third quarter.

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.

Carney orders inquiry into Chaps crash

by Stefan Anderson on Oct 21, 2014 at 16:29

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, orders investigation into the failure of the £227 billion inter-bank transfer system.

Why the state pension age should be 73 already

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 21, 2014 at 16:01

Experts say improving life expectancy should have pushed up the state pension age even further than the government has done already. 

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!

Labour mansion tax to hit homes over £3m

by Jun Merrett on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:31

Homeowners with properties worth more than £3 million could face paying £28,000 a year under Labour’s mansion tax plans.

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.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street gains despite drag from IBM

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 21, 2014 at 04:17

Earnings reports from Halliburton, Gannett Co, and others, helped ease the worries over global growth.

Tuesday Papers: BoE launches review after payments crash

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 21, 2014 at 04:12

And IBM’s latest attempt to overhaul its century-old business in the face of one of the technology world’s periodic upheavals faltered.

Capita forecasts 'no growth' in UK dividends this year

by Selin Bucak on Oct 20, 2014 at 16:22

Underlying growth in dividends is at a two-year low, says Capita Asset Services. Payouts could fall 12% next year it predicts. 

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. 


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