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Banks weigh on FTSE as Fed stays 'patient' on rates

by Daniel Grote on Aug 17, 2017 at 10:36

Banks fall on prospect of margins remaining under pressure from low interest rates, as Fed policymakers flag prospect of inflation falling.

Mining dividend recovery slips under the radar

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 17, 2017 at 06:00

FTSE 100 dividend growth has been robust in the first half, boosted by miners and weak sterling. Can the momentum continue?

The Expert View: Balfour Beatty, Lookers and N Brown

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 17, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including BGEO and Prudential

Thursday Papers: US launches $400bn Libor case

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:26

And Fed’s Fischer attacks moves to unwind regulations calling them ‘extremely short-sighted’.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street ends up but off highs after Fed minutes

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

Shares erased gains following Trump's disbanding of two high-profile business advisory councils.

Miners drive FTSE higher but Admiral slumps

by Daniel Grote on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:32

Miners track rallying metal prices to drive FTSE 100 higher, but Admiral slumps after posting only marginal profit increase.

Pound recovers ground as wages close inflation gap

by Daniel Grote on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:32

Wage growth edges higher to 2.1% in June but still lags inflation, continuing the squeeze on household finances. 

Shareholders take aim at FTSE 250 bosses' pay

by Joshua Thurston on Aug 16, 2017 at 07:03

A growing number of shareholders are taking company bosses to account on executive pay.

Fund managers turn defensive as markets hit highs

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 16, 2017 at 07:00

Managers are switching into defensive sectors and holding higher levels of cash as a result of valuation concerns.

The Expert View: Hargreaves Lansdown, Next and Morrisons

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 16, 2017 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Cineworld and Frontier Developments.

Wednesday Papers: Central banks holding a fifth of their governments’ debt

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 16, 2017 at 04:49

And institutional investors have sharply increased efforts to shame individual company directors into better behaviour.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street closes little changed

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 16, 2017 at 04:45

Declines in Home Depot and other retailers following results offset upbeat US retail sales data.

Pound falls as steady inflation eases rate rise pressure

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 15, 2017 at 15:26

Inflation holds steady at 2.6% in July, further easing any pressure on Bank of England to raise interest rates, say economists.

Diageo needs to splash cash wisely, says Train

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 15, 2017 at 13:05

Star fund manager Nick Train is monitoring his top position Diageo after its buy of George Clooney’s tequila brand for $700 million.

Next slumps as analysts warn of 'Kodak moment'

by Daniel Grote on Aug 15, 2017 at 12:47

Shares in Next tumble to bottom of FTSE 100 as Berenberg draws parallels between clothing retailer and camera maker's woes.

Hargreaves Lansdown eyes slice of £2.4 trillion prize

by Daniel Grote on Aug 15, 2017 at 11:13

New chief executive Chris Hill says platform is in 'pole position' to take a larger slice of savings and investment market.

How to tap into Japan’s new growth phase

by Joshua Thurston on Aug 15, 2017 at 07:00

Fund managers warn investors not to overlook investment opportunities amongst Japanese exporters.

The Expert View: AA, Dixons Carphone and WPP

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 15, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Standard Life Aberdeen and Paysafe.

Tuesday Papers: UK looks to retain Brussels customs deal

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 15, 2017 at 04:48

And Sainsbury's delays Nisa takeover deal over competition concerns.

Overnight Markets: US stocks jump as North Korea worries ease

by Himanshu Singh on Aug 15, 2017 at 04:44

Technology shares were among the top gainers that boosted S&P 500, with Apple adding 1.5%.

 

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