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.
The false sense of security around executive pay
To mark Good Money Week, Epworth's Stephen Beer asks why shareholder rebellions appear to be in decline.
Jilted: Why do deals fall apart?
When the Rathbones and Smith & Williamson merger was shelved, it piqued the interest of many in the City, who questioned why what seemed all but a done deal suddenly fell apart.
Is Fidelity's fee switch a key moment for fund pricing?
We asked the market what they thought of Fidelity's new 'fulcrum fee' announced earlier in the week.