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Regulator bears down on CFDs to protect investors

by Dylan Lobo on Dec 06, 2016 at 09:30

City watchdog says 82% of private investors lose money on 'contracts for difference' used in spread betting and equity and currency trades.

Shares in spreadbetting firms dive on FCA crackdown

by Daniel Grote on Dec 06, 2016 at 09:50

Shares in spreadbetting firms hammered after Financial Conduct Authority announces stricter rules for the sector.

Private equity trust hikes dividend to tackle discount

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 06, 2016 at 16:35

A re-spray for Standard Life European Private Equity sees dividend more than double, performance fee dropped and investment remit widened.

PassiveBeat: Deutsche goes Trumpian and dumps min-vol

by Robert St George on Dec 06, 2016 at 16:24

Deutsche Bank has made two changes to its model portfolio of exchange traded funds (ETFs) to take on more stock market risk after US election.

Carney: UK faces first ‘lost decade’ since 1860

by Dylan Lobo on Dec 06, 2016 at 09:34

Bank of England governor says it is 'incredible' real incomes have not risen in the past 10 years as he joins critics of globalisation.

Watchdog told to issue public apology to whistleblower

by Jack Gilbert on Dec 06, 2016 at 10:05

Complaints Commissioner recommends Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issue public apology to whistleblower in the Connaught fund scandal.

The Expert View: Purplebricks, Just Eat & Derwent

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 06, 2016 at 05:01

A round-up of analyst commentary on shares, including National Express & Vectura.

Tuesday Papers: Economy set to defy Brexit fears

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 06, 2016 at 03:15

And Italian banking shares poised for worst year since 2011 after referendum defeat.

Overnight Markets: Economic data lifts Wall Street

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 06, 2016 at 03:09

The Dow Jones traded at an all-time high as crude oil climbed higher and markets shrugged off potential negative effects Italy vote.

Italian banks tumble as investors eye contagion risk

by Gavin Lumsden, Federico Simonelli, Chris Sloley on Dec 05, 2016 at 18:00

Italy's 'no' vote could undermine efforts to recapitalise its distressed banks. Reaction of bond markets and ECB viewed as critical.

No Renzi frenzy as US pulls FTSE and Europe higher

by Daniel Grote on Dec 05, 2016 at 17:15

A positive opening on Wall Street helped stock markets shrug off the referendum defeat for prime minister Matteo Renzi.

RBS reaches £800m settlement with shareholders

by David Campbell on Dec 05, 2016 at 09:25

Royal Bank of Scotland agrees to compensate shareholders who took part in its controversial 2008 credit crunch rights issue.

25 years on, Europe remains in crisis... but opportunities remain

by Danielle Levy on Dec 05, 2016 at 07:00

It feels like Europe has 'perpetually been in crisis' but there's still money to be made, says Fidelity European Values manager Sam Morse on the investment trust's 25th anniversary.

Asian stocks decline after Italy votes No

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 05, 2016 at 03:25

The euro dropped to a 20-month low in Asia as investors assessed the implications of the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Monday Papers: Europe in turmoil as Italian PM is defeated

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 05, 2016 at 03:22

And Trump steps up warnings to US business over offshoring with a threat of 35% tariff on goods produced by units abroad.

Gearing: who controls trust’s secret weapon?

by Robert St George on Dec 05, 2016 at 00:01

Investment trusts' ability to borrow money to boost shareholder returns sets them apart but who is in charge of this powerful facility?

Four shares the pros are trading

by Selin Bucak, David Campbell on Dec 05, 2016 at 00:01

Lavendon, Blue Prism and Produce Investments among stocks that leading smaller company investors have bought and sold. 

Sunday Papers: Brexit fades from hard to soft to grey

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 04, 2016 at 06:18

And Opec's agreement hammered out in Vienna may put a floor under the price of crude.

Saturday Papers: Jobs growth paves way for US rate rises

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 03, 2016 at 05:30

The BoE should be wary of rushing into interest rate rises to curb inflation, according to its chief economist Andy Haldane.

Investment Trust Watch: euro blues hit Schroder property trust

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 02, 2016 at 17:11

A 10% share placing came at the wrong time for Schroder European Property Real Estate which has suffered a severe de-rating.  

 

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