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FTSE breaks through 6,400 in late rally

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 23, 2014 at 17:21

More good US corporate results spurred the FTSE 100 higher, offsetting consumer gloom and falling shares in Tesco and Unilever.

Watchdog bans adviser for 'reckless' fund advice

by David Campbell on Oct 23, 2014 at 13:46

City regulator intends to ban and fine a former financial adviser after he ‘recklessly’ recommended high-risk investments

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.

MPs say Co-op leadership was 'accident waiting to happen'

by Michelle Abrego on Oct 23, 2014 at 09:06

MPs on the Treasury Select Committee criticise regulators, auditors but above all the Co-op Bank for its attempt to buy Lloyds TSB branches.

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.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street retreats amid drop in oil prices

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 23, 2014 at 04:35

Biogen Idec fell 5.4% after sales of its multiple sclerosis drug, Tecfidera, fell short of lofty expectations.

Thursday Papers: GSK looks at potential float of HIV unit

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 23, 2014 at 04:29

And China’s outbound direct investment is for the first time set to exceed investment into the country.

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.

Peer-to-peer lenders plan low cost 'third way' ISAs

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 22, 2014 at 13:14

Peer-to-peer platforms say savers will benefit most from government plans to let them shake up the ISA market.

Hit the North with supercity, says 'Bric' inventor

by Danielle Levy on Oct 22, 2014 at 09:51

Jim O'Neill, the economist who inspired a generation of emerging market investors, calls for a northern supercity he calls 'ManSheffLeedsPool'.  

Tory tax cuts under threat as borrowing rises

by Alex Steger on Oct 22, 2014 at 09:27

The chancellor’s pledge to cut taxes in the next parliament are called into question after government borrowing increased last month.

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.

 

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