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Alliance Trust: vote against 'bully' Elliott Advisors

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:45

(Update) Alliance Trust flings more mud at its largest shareholder as it issues a circular to investors ahead of next month's showdown.

Commodities carnage: will they bounce back?

by Neal Underwood on Mar 27, 2015 at 16:34

After widespread price falls for commodities, some believe they have dropped too far and are set for a rebound.

FTSE limps to end of gloomy week as commodities weigh

by Daniel Grote on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:17

FTSE 100 had hit all-time high on Monday but it's been all downhill from there, as index closes 2.4% down over the week.

Monks shares rise as 'alpha' manager replaces Gerald Smith

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 27, 2015 at 11:01

Baillie Gifford's Citywire A-rated Charles Plowden gets job of reviving Monks investment trust after a long period of poor performance.

Schroders’ Marriage looks to IPOs after tough year

by Jonathan Yarker on Mar 27, 2015 at 16:03

Manager Paul Marriage saw his fund halve in size last year as investors fled smaller companies.

Sunday Papers: Greece aims to unlock bailout cash with €3bn reform blitz

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 29, 2015 at 07:35

And Eurozone must become a "United States of Europe" in order to secure its future, says PIMCO, manager of world's largest bond fund.

Saturday Papers: Business fears SNP-Labour ‘nightmare’

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 28, 2015 at 07:01

And Mark Carney becomes latest BoE senior official to reject chief economist Andy Haldane's claims over interest rate cut.

The Expert View: Lloyds, RBS, AA, Shire and Diageo

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 27, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares.

Friday Papers: Oil prices rise after fears of more violence in Gulf

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 27, 2015 at 03:01

And  the Bank of England has warned that a global liquidity storm could endanger financial stability if investors suddenly demanded their money back.

Overnight Markets: US stocks end lower for fourth session

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 27, 2015 at 02:56

Support from economic data and earnings help indexes recover from sharp intraday losses.

'Pension dashboards' get go-ahead to keep savers on track

by Jun Merrett on Mar 26, 2015 at 17:21

City regulator confirms plans to create 'pensions dashboards' to enable savers to view all their retirement savings in one place.

Woodford, Invesco and Ruffer pour millions into Oakley

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 26, 2015 at 16:56

Neil Woodford and other leading fund managers backed a £130 million fund raising by private equity group Oakley Capital. 

'Drip feed your ISA' as skittish investors take profits

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 26, 2015 at 16:40

Investors pulled money out of funds investing in the UK and US  last month as stock markets hit a high.

Spooked investors send shares into sea of red

by Daniel Grote on Mar 26, 2015 at 16:06

All major stock markets fell, and almost every FTSE 100 stock was in the red as fears over geopolitics and technology valuations weighed.

Pension Freedom: look out for emergency tax codes

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:52

Retirees who strip their pension of cash could pay punitive tax on emergency codes and have to wait a year to get back their money.

How 7% yielding New City plans to keep divis flowing

by Daniel Grote on Mar 26, 2015 at 08:00

New City High Yield Fund boasts among the biggest payouts of all trusts. Ian Francis discusses how he plans to keep the income flowing.

The Expert View: ITV, Unilever and Balfour Beatty

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 26, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Bellway and OneSavings Bank.

Overnight Markets: Biotech shares push Wall Street down

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 26, 2015 at 02:58

A rout in technology and biotech stocks sent the Nasdaq to its biggest one-day decline in nearly a year.

Thursday Papers: 3G-Buffett to swallow Kraft via Heinz

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 26, 2015 at 02:52

And  the Greece will not receive €1.2 billion in European rescue funds after officials ruled the Leftist government had no legal claims on the cash.

Barclays weighs on flat FTSE after downgrade

by Daniel Grote on Mar 25, 2015 at 15:09

Investec analyst says cheapness of bank shares 'no longer overwhelming'. FTSE 100 flat in afternoon's trading.

 

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