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Business confidence slides to post-referendum low

by James Phillipps on Aug 23, 2017 at 08:28

Employer confidence in UK economy has fallen into negative territory despite a buoyant jobs market, according to a new survey.

Pensions regulator prosecutes ex-BHS boss Chappell

by Jack Gilbert on Aug 23, 2017 at 09:34

Dominic Chappell faces court appearance after failing to provide information to The Pensions Regulator over his acquisition of the now collapsed British Home Stores (BHS).

The Expert View: Provident Financial, BHP and Rightmove

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 23, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Secure Trust Bank.

Wednesday Papers: Britain softens Brexit stance on EU court

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 23, 2017 at 04:41

And £1.8 billion wiped off Provident Financial's value as shares plunge 68% on huge profit warning.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street gains on tax reform optimism

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 23, 2017 at 04:35

Technology shares led the advance, while materials index jumped more than 1%, enjoying its best day since mid-June.

Miners lead FTSE rally as profits and dividends rocket

by Daniel Grote on Aug 22, 2017 at 16:31

BHP Billiton and Antofagasta reveal soaring profits and dividends, driving their shares to the top of the FTSE 100.

Woodford 'hugely disappointed' as Provident crashes

by Daniel Grote on Aug 22, 2017 at 15:18

Neil Woodford says Provident Financial will 'get back on track' as shares crash on FCA investigation, scrapping of dividend and departure of boss.

Lloyds credit crunch boss sues for unpaid bonuses

by Dylan Lobo on Aug 22, 2017 at 09:49

Eric Daniels is suing Lloyds for £500,000 in unpaid bonus, according to reports.

The Expert View: AstraZeneca, Pearson and Rathbones

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 22, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including St Modwen and Jackpotjoy.

Overnight Markets: S&P 500, Dow gain after recent selloff

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 22, 2017 at 04:27

However, geopolitical concerns are still weighing on investor sentiment.

Tuesday Papers: Rosneft finalise $13bn takeover of India’s Essar

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 22, 2017 at 04:23

And Murdoch family faces High Court challenge over 'fit and proper' finding in Sky takeover.

Rathbones and Smith & Williamson in merger talks

by James Phillipps, Dylan Lobo on Aug 21, 2017 at 14:54

Wealth management and fund groups in talks over merger that would create firm responsible for £55 billion of assets.

Government bans pension cold calls to fight fraud

by Elliot Smith on Aug 21, 2017 at 09:38

The government has confirmed plans to ban pensions cold-calling, including emails and text messages.

Banks weigh on FTSE as investors stay cautious

by Daniel Grote on Aug 21, 2017 at 09:28

Investors remain cautious following Friday's FTSE slide, ahead of week when central bankers will be in focus.

Four shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell, Selin Bucak on Aug 21, 2017 at 05:01

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring AstraZeneca, McBride, StatPro and Indivior.

Monday Papers: Trump targets tax reform to woo Republicans

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 21, 2017 at 04:59

And shareholders reap rewards as dividends hit $5 billion a day emphatically ending the hiatus of last year.

 

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