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Monday newspaper round-up: House prices, Tesco, BSkyB

Monday newspaper round-up: House prices, Tesco, BSkyB

Mon, 20 October 2014

Savers could pump as much as £50bn into housing over the next five years through buy-to-let crowd-funding websites, pushing up house prices and further stretching affordability. A research paper by th... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Shire, Greene King

Sunday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Shire, Greene King

Sun, 19 October 2014

The investigation into Tesco's £250m profit overstatement has found "inappropriate" behaviour largely confined to the first half of this year, the Sunday Times reported. The supermarket group is expec... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Greece, Bankers' bonuses, Gonzalo

Friday newspaper round-up: Greece, Bankers' bonuses, Gonzalo

Fri, 17 October 2014

European authorities tried to assure global markets yesterday that there would be a "smooth evolution" of financial support for Greece as the debt-stricken country attempts to leave its bailout progra... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: European Banking Authority, Ebola, Shire, RWE

Thursday newspaper round-up: European Banking Authority, Ebola, Shire, RWE

Thu, 16 October 2014

The European Union has declared the use of "role-based allowances" for bankers in the UK to be a breach of the bonus cap, The Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday. Dozens of banks have broken the limi... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: SAB Miller, Royal Mail

Wednesday tips round-up: SAB Miller, Royal Mail

Wed, 15 October 2014

SAB Miller's shares rose despite the release of some disappointing second-quarter figures. The brewer saw sales of lager off by some 1% in China due to poor weather, while its performance in Australia... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Shire, Ebola, Oil demand

Wed, 15 October 2014

US pharmaceutical giant Abbvie is having second thoughts regarding its planned $54bn acquisition of London-listed rival Shire. The company has announced that its board will meet by next week to recons... [more]

US close: Markets slide amid concerns on global economic growth

Mon, 13 October 2014

US stocks fell on Monday, as Federal Reserve officials said higher interest rates might not be introduced in the near future in the event of a slowdown in the global economy, while the dollar weakened... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: OPEC, Ebola, Senior bank executives

Mon, 13 October 2014

Oil prices will slump further if the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) repeats its mistakes of the 1990s and fails to cut its production fast enough to cope with a glut of crude now... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Tesco, ISIS, Ebola...

Sun, 12 October 2014

Fresh from a string of profit warnings and an accounting scandal, supermarket chain Tesco has seen another senior executive depart, says The Sunday Times. Company secretary Jonathan Lloyd, who was res... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, Housing market , London

Mon, 06 October 2014

Lloyds Banking Group will cut thousands of staff and close more branches as Britain's largest retail lender embraces a "digitisation" strategy and automates its entire business. Jobs are expected to g... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Supermarkets, BP

Sun, 05 October 2014

Tesco is planning a boardroom purge after a string of profit warnings and the revelation of a £250m hole in its accounts, the Sunday Times said. The retailer was planning to unveil up to three non-exe... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Hong Kong, Royal Dutch Shell, BP

Mon, 29 September 2014

Hong Kong's leader made a dramatic appeal for calm last night, seeking to quash rumours that China's army was preparing to intervene in the pro-democracy protests that brought chaos to the former Brit... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Tesco, RBS, IAG

Sun, 28 September 2014

The whistleblower who alerted Tesco to its accounting problem tried to do so before but was ignored, the Sunday Times reported. The accountant, reporting to Tesco's UK Finance Director, Carl Rogberg, ... [more]

Friday paper round-up: Lloyds, TSB, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Putin

Fri, 26 September 2014

Lloyds Banking Group has kickstarted a share sale in its TSB banking division, which will leave the bailed-out bank with a 50% stake in TSB, The Daily Telegraph reported on Friday. Lloyds sold 38.5% o... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: RBS, GSK, Barclays, BP

Thu, 25 September 2014

Sir Philip Hampton, the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to quit his role at in charge of the bank and take on the same role at pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), The Guardian re... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: ECB, Barclays, Greene King

Wed, 24 September 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) is under pressure to help the Eurozone's struggling economy, The Financial Times reported on Wednesday. On Monday, leading shares in London closed 97 points lower, thei... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Barclays, Phones 4u, China

Tue, 23 September 2014

Tesco's crisis shows no sign of stopping, after the retail giant was forced to call in investigators and suspend four senior executives as it discovered its profits had been inflated by £250m, The Gua... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Phones 4u, Alibaba, Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland

Mon, 22 September 2014

Mobile operator EE is set to takeover about 60 shops from the stricken retailer Phones 4u, in a move that will save hundreds of jobs, The Guardian reports. Phones 4u entered administration last week, ... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, Marks&Spencer, Oil explorers

Sun, 21 September 2014

Lloyds Banking Group is considering moving its legal home to England from Scotland even after the Scots voted against leaving the UK, the Mail on Sunday reported. Lloyds had said it would move if Scot... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Scottish referendum, Diageo, Alibaba...

Fri, 19 September 2014

"Alex Salmond's dream of Scottish independence was dashed today after voters threw their support behind the United Kingdom in a result that promises to bury the separation issue for at least a generat... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Smiths Group, Dignity

Thu, 18 September 2014

Shares of Smiths Group took a hit after the company announced that strength in sterling had knocked 8% off its operating profits for the year ended in July and that one of its five business units was ... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Scottish independence referendum, Bank of England, Federal Reserve

Thu, 18 September 2014

Thursday’s independence referendum is Scotland’s “day of destiny”, claims The Scotsman. After two and a half years of campaigning, Scotland has to decide whether it will remain... [more]

Wednesday paper round-up: Scotland independence, Phones 4U, House prices...

Wed, 17 September 2014

The funding of the NHS and the future constitution of the UK were at the centre of debate on Tuesday, as the referendum on Scottish independence edges closer. Labour leader Ed Miliband was in Edinburg... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Pound, Scotland independence, China

Tue, 16 September 2014

Hedge funds have sold $100bn of sterling over the past month. Hedge funds have sold $100bn of sterling over the past month. Analysts are now warning that the Bank of England may have little choice but... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Queen, LSE, SABMiller

Mon, 15 September 2014

The Queen has broken her silence about the potential break-up of the United Kingdom by warning Scots to think “very carefully about the future” before casting their votes in the independen... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc 4,050.00 3.98 17:14
Vodafone Group 200.50 1.85 17:14
Standard Chartered 1,115.00 1.46 17:02
Old Mutual 184.70 0.65 17:08
3i Group 379.60 0.56 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Pearson 1,139.00 -2.57 17:02
G4S 251.00 -2.41 17:02
Anglo American 1,308.00 -2.39 17:08
Tullow Oil 494.60 -2.16 17:02
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,217.00 -1.90 17:08