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FTSE retreats from 2017 high on firm start for pound

Groggy New Year start in London sees shares in dollar-earning blue chips fall after manufacturing data lifts pound against US currency.

FTSE firmer as EasyJet spies break in the clouds

EasyJet, the last airline standing in a troubled sector, propels FTSE 100 higher after saying it has started to benefit from the woes of rivals.

Tech trusts lead FTSE higher as US powers on

Scottish Mortgage and investment trusts exposed to tech titans and buoyant US economy dominate FTSE leader boards, while Spain's crisis fails to detract from a rally in Europe.

FTSE advances as pound falls on retail sales slide

In a reversal of yesterday, the FTSE 100 rose 0.5% and the pound fell a similar amount as data showed consumer spending slumped this month.

Strong pound and weak Glaxo push FTSE lower

The FTSE 100 lurched below 7,500 as a strong pound caused by better-than-expected economic growth blunted international blue chip stocks.

Woodford-backed Spire rejects bid approach

Spire Healthcare leaps 12% after rebuffing £1.2 billion offer from rival Mediclinic and Dialight and Pendragon plunge on profits warnings.

FTSE retreats as Unilever underwhelms, retail sales fall

UK stock market marks anniversary of Black Monday in an appropriate fashion with the FTSE 100 dropping 0.5%.

Wage growth and US advance lift FTSE higher

The FTSE 100 was on the front foot today, gaining 0.3% after good UK wage growth data and a positive opening on Wall Street.

Regulators hit Rio with £28m fine and fraud charge

US Securities and Exchange Commission accuses mining giant of cover up and Financial Conduct Authority imposes record penalty for failure to disclose loss-making acquisition.

Pearson leaps and Merlin dives as FTSE slips

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

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Play We quiz Standard Life chief on 1825 and Elevate

We quiz Standard Life chief on 1825 and Elevate

In this final instalment of our exclusive interview, Standard Life chief executive Barry O'Dwyer answers Citywire's questions about the company's restricted advice arm 1825, and brands the Elevate platform deal a 'fantastic success'.

11 Comments Play Partial DB transfers can work - I did one, says Standard Life boss

Partial DB transfers can work - I did one, says Standard Life boss

Standard Life’s chief executive Barry O’Dwyer has revealed he has already taken a partial transfer of his defined benefit pension, and thinks more schemes should offer this option to members.

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Adviser Profile: Keith Churchouse of Chapters Financial

Adviser Profile: Keith Churchouse of Chapters Financial

Keith Churchouse already has reason for Christmas cheer as Chapters Financial continues to grow at an impressive rate. He now wants his revamped robo-advice proposition to deliver the gift of advice to the masses