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Overnight Markets: Wall Street slips ahead of Yellen speech

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 26, 2016 at 03:46

Consumer discretionary stocks declined 0.5% after disappointing results from a trio of retailers in Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Signet Jewelers.

Friday Papers: EU plans levy on search engines

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 26, 2016 at 03:49

And the City’s most influential investor groups raise stakes in challenge to Sports Direct board.

Investors pull another £2.2 billion from equity funds

by Dylan Lobo on Aug 25, 2016 at 17:30

Investors continued to dump stock market funds last month although the overall level of post-‘Brexit’ withdrawals reduced, new figures show.

European straggler switches manager

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 25, 2016 at 17:44

Edinburgh Partners' Dale Robertson has stepped down as manager of the underperforming European Investment Trust.

AJ Bell makes play for pensioners with fee overhaul

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:40

Investment supermarket AJ Bell Youinvest has scrapped its fixed fees, reducing costs for pensioners but penalising wealthy fund investors.

FTSE falls after Clinton's latest attack on drug prices

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:47

Pharmaceutical shares slide after Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton attacks Mylan of the US for 'outrageous' price hike.

Phoenix to ditch Cayman Islands for the UK

by Charles Walmsley on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:46

Life insurance consolidator says it will be easier to run its business in the UK rather than the Jersey and Cayman offshore centres it has used.

The Expert View: WPP, Costain and WH Smith

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 25, 2016 at 05:01

A round-up of analyst commentary on shares, including Hikma Pharmaceuticals.

Thursday Papers: US trying to quash EU tax demand on Apple

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 25, 2016 at 03:41

And treasury proposal may fine tax evaders up to 200% of amount owed.

Overnight Markets: US stocks fall as healthcare, materials lag

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 25, 2016 at 03:37

Mylan shares were off 4.3% as political pressure mounted on the company in the wake of price increases for its EpiPen allergy treatment.

FTSE falls but WPP spies post-'Brexit' recovery

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 24, 2016 at 15:12

The FTSE 100 shed ground as miners retreated in response to a fall in profits at Glencore but there was better news at ad agency WPP.

Prudential staff vote for industrial action over India move

by William Robins on Aug 24, 2016 at 08:57

Workers at Prudential to take industrial action after pension group announced plans to move jobs to India.

Lloyds boss to apologise to staff for affair

by James Phillipps on Aug 24, 2016 at 08:09

Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio is to apologise to the bank’s 75,000 staff after it was alleged he had an affair on a business trip.

The Expert View: Standard Life, Persimmon and Cape

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 24, 2016 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including JRP Group and Rank.

Wednesday Papers: Economy shakes off Brexit crash forecast

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 24, 2016 at 03:35

And big banks are planning to coin new digital currency to clear and settle financial trades over blockchain.

Overnight Markets: US stocks edge higher on tech, housing boost

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 24, 2016 at 03:31

Materials were the best performing sector, led by a 4.8% climb in CF Industries.

Passive picks: the best selling tracker funds and ETFs

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 23, 2016 at 16:08

As passive funds attract investors in record numbers, we've taken a look at some of the bestsellers.

Builders boost FTSE as Persimmon shrugs off 'Brexit'

by Daniel Grote on Aug 23, 2016 at 10:17

Upbeat numbers from Persimmon help quell fears over the impact of the 'Brexit' vote on house builders.

Regulators vow to work together to combat scams

by Jack Gilbert on Aug 23, 2016 at 08:45

Financial Conduct Authority and other regulators pledge to tackle growing number of frauds following last year's pension freedom reforms. 

Pension freedom raiders unprepared for cost of care

by Justin Cash on Aug 23, 2016 at 07:48

Most people who have dipped into their retirement savings are unprepared for future care costs, new figures suggest.


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