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Overnight Markets: Healthcare stocks boost Dow, S&P 500

on Oct 18, 2017 at 03:16

The Dow Jones briefly broke above the 23,000-point mark for the first time.

'One and done' rate hints hit pound after 3% inflation

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 17, 2017 at 17:40

Bank of England policymakers wrong-foot traders with suggestion there may only be one interest rate rise despite rising inflation.

Pearson leaps and Merlin dives as FTSE slips

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 17, 2017 at 17:11

Education group Pearson thrills investors with positive update after tough two years but Merlin Entertainments plunges as security fears deter visitors.

How ‘alternative’ became ‘core’ in property investment

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 17, 2017 at 08:06

Near zero interest rates and ultra-loose monetary policy have had a ‘profound’ effect on commerical property investment, according to Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Polar Capital tech team join robotics fund race

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 17, 2017 at 07:31

Citywire-rated technology fund managers at Polar Capital are latest to launch an artificial intelligence fund tapping into the rise of robots.

The Expert View: Burberry, Merlin Entertainments & Hilton Food

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 17, 2017 at 05:01

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

Tuesday Papers: ConvaTec loses a fifth of its value on sales warning

on Oct 17, 2017 at 04:25

And Credit Suisse is targeted for three-way break-up by activist hedge fund RBR exploiting impatience with turnround progress.

Overnight Markets: US stocks inch up with financials

on Oct 17, 2017 at 04:20

Investors looked ahead to the release of major corporate earnings this week.

Investors treating UK’s biggest fund unfairly, says Burdett

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:56

The underperforming £23 billion Standard Life Investments Global Absolute Returns Strategy (Gars) fund is being ‘penalised’ by investors who do not understand it, says fund picker Rob Burdett.

Pound firms as wound group hurtles down FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:17

Buoyant mining shares shield FTSE 100 from profits warning by medical technology company ConvaTec, while pound trades higher.

Chancellor tipped to cut pension tax relief to help young

by William Robins on Oct 16, 2017 at 07:53

Pension tax relief could be cut for older workers to fund tax cuts for the younger generation as part of government’s effort to win back support from Labour.

Lansdown: ‘Come back? I’ve never been away’

by James Phillipps on Oct 16, 2017 at 07:00

Stephen Lansdown, co-founder of Hargreaves Lansdown, discusses his return to the limelight at helm of Guernsey-based financial services group Ravenscroft.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by Selin Bucak, David Campbell on Oct 16, 2017 at 05:00

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Tatton Asset Management, Columbus Energy Resources, Savills and Cairn Homes.

Monday Papers: May urges Merkel to end stand-off over Brexit

on Oct 16, 2017 at 04:16

And revised figures reveal UK is £490 billion poorer than previously thought.

Asia stocks up ahead of China inflation data

on Oct 16, 2017 at 03:11

Shanghai Composite Index added 0.09%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 1.08%.

Sunday Papers: Funds fire broadside over Saudi oil float

on Oct 15, 2017 at 05:13

And IMF issues warning that insurers' risk-taking could trigger next financial crisis.

Saturday Papers: Saudi Aramco considers shelving international IPO

on Oct 14, 2017 at 05:20

And Philip Hammond forced to backtrack after calling EU 'the enemy' as he denies sabotaging talks.

Pound bounces back on Brexit transition hopes

by Daniel Grote on Oct 13, 2017 at 11:11

Pound rallies on report EU may offer transition deal. Plus, our Accumulator table tells the story of the week in markets.

'Death bond' fund sued by US bidder

by Selin Bucak on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:37

EEA Life Settlements, the suspended fund that invests in second-hand life insurance policies, is being sued by a US firm wanting to buy its assets.

Provident Financial shares surge on recovery plan

by Daniel Grote on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:26

Shares in embattled doorstep lender surge to top of FTSE 250 on news recovery plan is on track.

 

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