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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Government to sell more Lloyds shares after stress test

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 17, 2014 at 16:34

The government agency holding the taxpayers' 25% stake in Lloyds Banking Group says the holding will be reduced to 10%.

Pension providers under pressure over high charges

by Alex Steger on Dec 17, 2014 at 10:26

Companies running high-charging legacy pensions face renewed pressure to rethink their terms, after a report identified billions of pounds may be locked in potentially poor value schemes.

Buy two, get one free: how supermarket pricing could change pensions

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 17, 2014 at 08:00

Pension expert Adrian Boulding says pension tax relief should be replaced by a contribution matching model to encourage more people to save.

Why you can't beat investment trusts for income

by Daniel Grote on Dec 17, 2014 at 07:00

For investors in need of steady and growing income, investment trusts are hard to beat. We take a look at some of the 'dividend heroes'.

The Expert View: Imagination Technologies, BT & InterContinental Hotels

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 17, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Shanta Gold and Rockhopper.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street closes lower amid volatile session

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 17, 2014 at 04:13

Shares declined as companies from Microsoft to Google led a selloff in technology shares that overshadowed gains in oil producers.

Wednesday Papers: Russia lurches towards financial crisis

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 17, 2014 at 04:09

And Carney has promised to put banks’ emerging market exposures under the spotlight in Britain’s next round of stress tests.

FTSE rallies as Kerry hints at easing Russia freeze

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 16, 2014 at 15:10

The FTSE 100 closes 149 points higher after US Secretary of State John Kerry triggers a dramatic rebound in stock markets.

FCA: consumers still in dark about cost of advice

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:27

The City regulator has concerns about the lack of transparency around financial advice costs.

 

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