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Restrict pension freedoms to those who've contributed

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 19, 2014 at 13:05

Only people who have paid tax for 35 years should be allowed to take advantage of the government's pension reforms, says a retirement expert.

Billions of unclaimed assets: are you entitled to a share?

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 19, 2014 at 13:24

You could benefit from a Christmas windfall just by checking for old policies and savings.

The Expert View: London Stock Exchange, Interserve & LGEN

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 19, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Legal & General, Londonmetric Property and McBride.

Friday Papers: Aer Lingus rejects bid from IAG

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 19, 2014 at 02:46

And the North Sea oil industry is ‘close to collapse’ due to the plunging price of crude.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street surges amid global rally

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 19, 2014 at 02:40

Technology shares posted the sharpest gains, boosted by a 10.2% rise in Oracle and a 5.2% advance in Accenture.

FTSE rallies 100 points as 'patient' Fed pleases

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 18, 2014 at 14:50

Last night's Federal Reserve policy statement was just what investors wanted to hear. Oil stocks fly and UK retail sales surge.

Super Mario Kart helps lift Lindsell Train

by James Phillipps on Dec 18, 2014 at 14:04

Games giant Nintendo has given the top performing Lindsell Train (LTI) investment trust a boost after a difficult year.

Barclays boss warns £500m not enough to settle forex claims

by James Phillipps on Dec 18, 2014 at 11:06

Barclays chief executive says the £500 million it set aside to settle allegations its traders rigged currency markets is not sufficient.

Richard Desmond wins payout over 'incomprehensible' investment

by Alex Steger on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:51

Daily Express owner and Channel 5 boss has reportedly secured a payment of over £10 million in a dispute with with Credit Suisse and fund group GLG.

Lord Myners: government undervalued Royal Mail by £180m

by James Phillipps on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:41

The government undervalued Royal Mail by a relatively small amount in its flotation last year, says a former City minister.

Oil stocks to back (if the slump doesn't last too long)

by Dylan Lobo on Dec 18, 2014 at 08:00

Jonathan Waghorn of the Guinness Global Energy fund goes through his holdings that will do well if the oil price recovers in the second half of next year. 

The Expert View: Dixons Carphone, BHP Billiton & Xaar

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 18, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Diageo and Man Group.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street rallies on Fed comment

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 18, 2014 at 04:07

Energy shares jumped after the US central bank said it would take a patient approach towards raising interest rates.

Thursday Papers: US moves to restore relations with Cuba

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 18, 2014 at 04:03

And the US Federal Reserve last night hinted that it will raise interest rates by the middle of next year.

How to float from trouble when interest rates rise

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 18, 2014 at 00:01

Rising interest rates are bad news for most bond investors. We explain how funds investing in floating rate bonds could provide a defence.

FTSE recovers as Moscow rescues rouble

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 17, 2014 at 17:06

The FTSE 100 made another late rally to close five points up after Russia's government intervened to shore up the rouble.

 

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