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The Expert View: Centrica, AO and Severn Trent

by Michelle McGagh on Nov 24, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Babcock and Ferguson.

Asia stocks mixed as investors eye China markets

by Himanshu Singh on Nov 24, 2017 at 03:07

Nikkei 225 was lower by 0.47%, while the Kospi tacked on 0.03%.

Friday Papers: Centrica hit by record fall in share price

by Himanshu Singh on Nov 24, 2017 at 03:04

And eurozone economy powers ahead despite currency strength with jobs growth and new manufacturing orders at 17-year highs.

Utilities weigh on FTSE after Centrica shock

by Daniel Grote on Nov 23, 2017 at 12:41

Centrica's profit warning weighs on FTSE 100 and other utilities, while shares in Mitchells & Butlers and Mothercare suffer.

Centrica shares crash after loss of 823,000 customers

by Daniel Grote on Nov 23, 2017 at 10:37

Shares in British Gas owner endure their worst day ever after profit warning following the loss of 823,000 customers in just four months.

The Expert View: Kingfisher, Thomas Cook and SSP

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

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Countryside Properties and Charles Stanley.

Thursday Papers: Hammond eases off austerity

by Himanshu Singh on Nov 23, 2017 at 03:30

And OBR slashed Britain's growth forecast on sluggish productivity and miserly pay.

Overnight Markets: Amazon lifts Nasdaq to record close

by Himanshu Singh on Nov 23, 2017 at 03:26

The Dow and the S&P 500 fell after the Fed expressed concern about the impact of the market's sharp rise on the economy in a summary of its previous meeting.

Will Hammond's £44bn handout solve the housing crisis?

by Michelle McGagh on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:17

Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged billions to get more homes built and more people onto the property ladder.

Hammond tells venture capital schemes to go back to their risk-taking roots

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:05

Enterprise investment schemes and venture capital trusts got the chancellor's Budget blessing although a new 'risk to capital' measure will ensure their tax incentives are not abused.

Budget watchdog slashes forecasts on new ISA flops

by Daniel Grote on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:58

Office for Budget Responsibility cuts billions off government's bill as savers shun Lifetime, Help to Buy and Innovative Finance ISAs.

Government venture capital trust to spearhead £20bn investment ‘action plan’

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:02

Chancellor revives idea of launching a venture capital investment trust through the British Business Bank as part of plans to unleash capital for cutting-edge start-ups.

First-time buyers handed £5,000 stamp duty tax break

by Michelle McGagh on Nov 22, 2017 at 15:04

The chancellor has used the Budget to scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers purchasing homes worth up to £300,000.

House builders hit by Hammond's planning crackdown

by Daniel Grote on Nov 22, 2017 at 14:45

Chancellor cracks down on house builders snapping up planning permissions but failing to build.

Budget 2017: thresholds raised for all tax payers

by Christine Dawson on Nov 22, 2017 at 13:30

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced plans to raise the personal allowance and the higher rate tax threshold.

Budget 2017: growth slashed on productivity gloom

by David Campbell on Nov 22, 2017 at 12:47

The Office of Budget Responsibility has slashed its expectations for UK economic growth.

 

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