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FTSE 100 hands back gains as Bank turns hawkish

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 21, 2018 at 17:05

Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane joins hawks voting for interest rate rise, boosting the pound but hitting the FTSE 100.

‘FAANGs are fine but we prefer smaller tech stocks’

by Jennifer Hill on Jun 21, 2018 at 08:07

Neil Goddin, Citywire A-rated manager of Kames Global Sustainable Equity fund, says US tech titans have further to run but smaller tech stocks could grow faster.

Hammond: tax rises will fund extra £20bn for NHS

by Jack Gilbert on Jun 21, 2018 at 08:21

Chancellor Philip Hammond indicates increased taxes will be used to fund extra £20 billion a year for the NHS announced by prime minister Theresa May at the weekend.

The Expert View: Ocado, Berkeley & BT

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 21, 2018 at 05:30

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Ashtead and Sirius Minerals.

Thursday Papers: Disney trumps Comcast with $71bn offer for Fox

by Himanshu Singh on Jun 21, 2018 at 04:53

And Berkeley warns that profits are set to dip 30% in 2019 on lower London house prices.

Overnight Markets: Tech shares lead US stocks mostly higher

by Himanshu Singh on Jun 21, 2018 at 01:00

Nasdaq closed at a record high as large-cap technology and consumer discretionary stocks climbed.

FTSE rebounds as China-US trade fears pause

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 20, 2018 at 16:44

UK stock market rallies for first time in four days as calm words from China’s central bank regarding country's worsening trade relations with US prompt bargain hunting by investors.

Bank of England needs new target, says Labour

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 20, 2018 at 12:24

In a bid to ‘reboot’ the economy Labour party lays out plans to expand Bank of England’s remit by targeting productivity as well as inflation.

The Expert View: Debenhams, Ferguson & Footasylum

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 20, 2018 at 05:30

Our daily roundup of analyst comment on shares, including Serco and Informa.

Wednesday Papers: Debenhams issues another profit warning

by Himanshu Singh on Jun 20, 2018 at 04:27

And a sharp sell-off in Chinese shares sent a ripple through global markets.

Overnight Markets: US stocks tumble on trade war concerns

by Himanshu Singh on Jun 20, 2018 at 01:00

The only groups in positive territory were utilities, telecommunications and consumer staples.

FTSE spins as trade war, profit alerts take their toll

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 19, 2018 at 17:30

UK stock market saw red again today as investors concerns grew over the impending US-China trade war and a spate of profit warnings sapped confidence further.

Far-sighted Seneca cuts equities before 2020 downturn

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 19, 2018 at 17:28

Defensive value investors at Seneca Investment Managers prune their exposure to equities, particularly in Europe, as they prepare for an economic downturn in two years' time.

The Expert View: CYBG-Virgin, Cineworld & Indivior

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 19, 2018 at 05:30

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including SafeCharge and Volex.

Tuesday Papers: Virgin Money agrees to CYBG takeover

by Himanshu Singh on Jun 19, 2018 at 04:04

And accountancy watchdog has singled out KPMG for 'unacceptable deterioration' of its audits.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street inches lower amid US-China trade spat

by Himanshu Singh on Jun 19, 2018 at 01:00

Energy shares gained after oil prices rose in volatile trade ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting.

Neil Woodford slams Stobart board after bust-up

by Dylan Lobo on Jun 18, 2018 at 16:48

Fund manager calls on Stobart chairman Iain Ferguson to resign after a boardroom bust-up at the firm.

UK households face £1,000 Brexit bill, says report

by David Campbell on Jun 18, 2018 at 11:38

Steeper trading costs with former European partners will hit household budgets, management consultant Oliver Wyman warns. Brexit supporters say its findings are too pessimistic.

FTSE flounders, pound falls on trade and Brexit fears

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 18, 2018 at 11:10

Fears over escalating US-China trade tensions continue to depress UK stock market, while pound falls over Brexit concerns. Oil slipped further ahead of a Opec meeting this week.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by Selin Bucak, David Campbell on Jun 18, 2018 at 05:30

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Spire Healthcare, Rightmove, CVS Group and Glenveagh Properties.

 

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