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The Expert View: Sainsbury's, Blinkx, UBM, Intertek & St Modwen

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 02, 2014 at 05:01

Warnings, acquisitions and good hires feature in today's roundup of analyst commentary on shares.

Thursday Papers: Strong pound ‘strangles’ UK growth

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 02, 2014 at 04:45

And banks have set up task forces to scrutinise submission processes for hundreds of benchmarks after rate-rigging scandals.

Overnight Markets: US stocks tumble on Ebola fears

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 02, 2014 at 04:41

Shares of airlines and other transportation names declined after a patient in the US was detected with Ebola virus.

Supermarkets routed as FTSE falls amid global retreat

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 01, 2014 at 17:04

Supermarket shares plunged and the FTSE 100 fell as weak manufacturing data and a confirmed Ebola case in the US rattled markets.

Vanguard unveils four FTSE ETFs

on Oct 01, 2014 at 16:15

Vanguard has launched four FTSE-based exchange traded funds (ETFs) for its low cost Dublin-based investment range.

Channel Islands Stock Exchange fined over Arch Cru scandal

by Jun Merrett on Oct 01, 2014 at 16:09

The Channel Islands Stock Exchange CISX has been fined £190,000 after admitting it was ‘seriously at fault’ in in relation to possible ‘irregular trading’ of the Arch Cru funds.

Cameron vows to raise tax higher rate tax threshold

by Rosie Sells on Oct 01, 2014 at 16:03

The prime minister tells the Conservative party conference he will raise the threshold at which people start to pay 40% tax to £50,000 if re-elected.

What Phones4U's collapse tells you about bonds

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 01, 2014 at 11:27

The collapse of mobile phone retailer Phones4U shows how some bonds, or fixed interest stocks, are as risky as shares.

Income Investor 7: top trackers and eclectic ETFs

by Daniel Grote on Oct 01, 2014 at 10:33

Income investment hasn't been immune to the rise of 'passive' funds. But are income trackers and ETFs any good?

The Expert View: Next, RBS, Balfour Beatty

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 01, 2014 at 05:30

A roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Mitie and Ultra Electronics.

Overnight Markets: Energy and materials stocks weigh on Wall Street

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 01, 2014 at 03:58

EBay was the S&P 500's biggest percentage gainer for the day, after the company announced a plan to spin off its PayPal unit.

Wednesday Papers: Ebay defends spin-off plan for PayPal

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 01, 2014 at 03:56

Wonga reported its first ever year-on-year fall in profit after the UK’s biggest payday lender was forced to compensate thousands of customers.

Fund fee fighters launch investments for ISA savers

on Sep 30, 2014 at 14:54

SCM Private offers its portfolios of exchange traded funds to investors with £15,000 and claims to be cheaper than rivals. 

Fund sales fall as investors pause for breath

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:56

Sales of unit trusts and open-ended investment companies fell to a 19-month low in August. Property and equity income funds took in the most money.

Phew! Next scorched by heat wave as RBS lifts FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 30, 2014 at 10:47

Fashion retailer Next claims warm weather hits sales as good news from Royal Bank of Scotland helps the FTSE 100 edge higher.

House prices dipped in September, says Nationwide

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 30, 2014 at 09:02

House prices fell 0.2% in September, their first decline in sixteen months. Nationwide building society thinks the slow down may continue for the rest of the year.

 

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