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Latest News - Gavin Lumsden

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.

Pound firms as wound group hurtles down FTSE

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

Daniel Godfrey pulls launch of The People's Trust

Former Investment Association chief cancels flotation after failing to convince institutional investors and wealth managers to back the multi-manager fund.

Aveva bid pierces clouds over FTSE and pound

A £3 billion bid for industrial software group Aveva provides a welcome distraction from North Korean tensions and downbeat data on UK economy.

Gold spikes after North Korea H-bomb test

Safe havens are in demand following North Korea's test of a hydrogen bomb, although FTSE 100 recovers from an early dip.

Hargreaves Lansdown: winners & losers on Wealth 150

UK's biggest broker analyses record of its influential 'best buy' fund list and reveals where its recommendations have done best and worst.

AA share price crash latest blow to Neil Woodford

Fund manager hit by third stock upset after AA Group fires executive chairman Bob Mackenzie for gross misconduct and lowers full-year forecasts.

FTSE falters but pound rallies on weak US data

UK stock market ends week on downbeat note after weak US inflation figures and uninspiring results from Wall Street banks.

The Expert View: RBS, Tesco and Burberry

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Barratt Developments and Schroders.

Music royalty fund delays flotation by three weeks

Hipgnosis Songs Fund extends its initial public offer until 1 August to give second big investor time to do due diligence.