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European markets slump as soaring euro takes toll

by Daniel Grote on Jul 21, 2017 at 16:54

German DAX 30 and French CAC 40 slide into heavy losses sparked by euro rally, weighing on FTSE 100.

The Accumulator: US rally short-changes investors

by Daniel Grote on Jul 21, 2017 at 16:23

US stock markets hit new all-time highs this week, but UK investors won't be popping the champagne corks.

May reassures businesses of Brexit transition deal

by Jack Gilbert on Jul 21, 2017 at 09:19

Prime minister tells business leaders the country will not fall over a Brexit ‘cliff-edge’ in March 2019 and that transitional measures will be in place.

The Expert View: Sports Direct, EasyJet and Premier Foods

by James Sutton on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:03

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on stocks, including Merlin Entertainments and Moneysupermarket.

Why it's time to force the issue on savings

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:09

Savings rates have reached their lowest levels since the 1960s and attempts to tackle this are falling short, says author of 'The No Spend Year'.

Sunday Papers: Asda eyes £4.4bn bid for B&M

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 23, 2017 at 05:29

And BBC women have written to BBC boss Tony Hall demanding instant pay rise.

Saturday Papers: German car giants ‘may have colluded on emissions’

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 22, 2017 at 06:04

And power struggle between CEO and investment chief rattles $240 billion asset manager and investment bank Guggenheim Partners.

Friday Papers: May pledges no Brexit ‘cliff edge’ for business

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 21, 2017 at 04:33

And euro hits new highs as markets prepare for tightening despite Draghi keeping commitment to economic stimulus.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street flat as Home Depot pressures Dow

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 21, 2017 at 04:29

Retailers and appliance makers fell after Sears said it would sell its Kenmore home appliances on Amazon.

FTSE rallies as dovish Draghi can't stop euro surge

by Daniel Grote on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:39

FTSE 100 builds gains but eurozone markets fall into red as dovish tone from Mario Draghi can't stop euro soaring.

IoD warns May businesses ‘still in dark’ about Brexit

by James Phillipps on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:27

Institute of Directors says only one in 10 of its members have started to implement Brexit contingency plans.

The Expert View: Galliford Try, Reckitt Benckiser and TalkTalk

by James Sutton on Jul 20, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Morgan Sindall and Hollywood Bowl.

Thursday Papers: BBC faces revolt over pay divide

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 20, 2017 at 04:21

And Elliott attacks 'disastrous' BHP Billiton plan to build potash mine.

Overnight Markets: Tech stocks help Wall Street to scale new highs

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 20, 2017 at 04:17

Small-capitalisation indexes also ended at records, with the Russell 1000 closing up 0.6%.

Government brings forward rise in state pension age

by Jack Gilbert on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:46

State pension age set to rise to 68 seven years earlier than previously planned, but government faces battle to secure votes for change.

'No more fuel in the tank': consumers can't rescue economy

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 19, 2017 at 13:20

Tilney's Chris Godding warns overstretched consumers can no longer be relied on to lift UK economy, and predicts US and China slowdown too. 

Hargreaves and Lansdown back fund firm launches

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 19, 2017 at 11:03

Hargreaves Lansdown founders Peter Hargreaves and Stephen Lansdown back new entrants to UK funds space.

Government urged to bring back pensions cold calling ban

by Charles Walmsley on Jul 19, 2017 at 09:58

Insurer Zurich says government should introduce a cold calling ban to the financial guidance bill due to be heard at committee today.

The Expert View: British Land, Royal Mail and HSBC

by James Sutton on Jul 19, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including AO World and Headlam.

Overnight Markets: S&P 500, Nasdaq hit records as tech shares lead

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 19, 2017 at 04:16

The Dow was dragged lower by a drop in Goldman Sachs, which fell 2.6% after reporting a 40% fall in bond trading revenue.

 

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