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Friday newspaper round-up: Argentina, Gaza, Shell...

Fri, 01 August 2014

Argentina's government was in a defiant mood on Thursday after defaulting on its debt for the second time in 13 years. Economy minister Axel Kicillof, speaking after 11th hour talks with bondholders i... [more]

Global Round up

Thursday newspaper round-up: Argentina, Centrica, Ukraine...

Thu, 31 July 2014

Standard & Poor's last night downgraded Argentina's foreign currency rating to selective default as efforts to agree a last-minute deal to avert the country's second default in 12 years appeared c... [more]


Wednesday newspaper round-up: Sanctions, Centrica, Microsoft...

Wed, 30 July 2014

EU governments have agreed to impose sweeping sanctions on Russia, targeting state-owned banks, imposing an arms embargo and restricting sales of sensitive technology and the export of equipment for t... [more]

Lloyds Banking Group, banks

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, Tesco, Tax inversion...

Tue, 29 July 2014

Lloyds Banking Group has been accused of unlawful behaviour by the Bank of England after it emerged its traders had manipulated interest rates in order to cut fees for its emergency lifeline at the he... [more]

Smith and Nephew

Monday newspaper round-up: Smith&Nephew, Housing market, Barclays

Mon, 28 July 2014

Medical device maker Smith&Nephew Chief Executive Olivier Bohuon expects the consolidation process in his industry to continue given that companies need to adjust their cost base. As for him, he d... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Home Retail, strong pound, Lloyds Banking Group

Sun, 27 July 2014

Home Retail Group is considering a sale of its £1.5bn Homebase DIY chain, the Mail on Sunday said. Home Retail wants to concentrate on its core Argos business under new group Chief Executive John... [more]

Sunday share tips: BG Group, BSkyB, Firestone Diamonds

Sun, 27 July 2014

Sell shares of BG Group, Danny Fortson recommended in the Sunday Times. The shares were the best performers in the European oil industry in the second quarter of this year despite the absence of a Chi... [more]

Newspaper roundup: Royal Mail, Balfour Beatty

Fri, 25 July 2014

Royal Mail has hinted at legal action unless regulator Ofcom stops rival TNT Post UK "cherry-picking" its most lucrative mail delivery services. At the first annual shareholders' meeting in Royal Mail... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: StanChart, Big Six, Centrica...

Thu, 24 July 2014

The directors of Standard Chartered rushed out a statement last night, giving emphatic support to the chairman Sir John Peace and chief executive Peter Sands amid growing shareholder pressure for head... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Apple, RBS, Tesco...

Wed, 23 July 2014

Sales of the iPad have slumped to half their pre-Christmas high, with signs that demand for Apple's tablet computer may be in permanent decline. Despite a forecast-busting $7.7bn (£4.5bn) profit,... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Flight MH17, Forex market, Aldi...

Tue, 22 July 2014

Four days after the Boeing 777 came crashing down into the fields of eastern Ukraine, the flight recorders from flight MH17 were finally handed over to the Malaysians at a surreal night-time ceremony ... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Gaza, BSkyB, Royal Mail...

Mon, 21 July 2014

US President Barack Obama has called for an "immediate ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476. The call came a... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: BSkyB, FX inquiry, GlaxoSmithKline

Sun, 20 July 2014

BSkyB is putting the final touches to a plan to buy its sister companies in Italy and Germany and will announce the takeovers in the next two weeks, the Sunday Times reported. The deals will boost Rup... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Malaysia Airlines, Times Warner, UK banks...

Fri, 18 July 2014

The president of Ukraine has accused pro-Russia rebels in the east of the country of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet with a ground-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board as the airliner... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Time Warner, Shire, BMW...

Thu, 17 July 2014

21st Century Fox, the entertainment conglomerate run by Rupert Murdoch, may have to raise its audacious $80 billion bid for Time Warner to secure the biggest media takeover since the dot-com boom. 21s... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Carney, Stansted, Microsoft...

Wed, 16 July 2014

Mark Carney has rejected calls by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for a swift return to normal interest rates, lambasting the lauded Swiss institution for operating "in a vacuum" and "out... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: William Hague, Retail sales, Scottish independence...

Tue, 15 July 2014

William Hague is to stand down as foreign secretary with immediate effect and will take on the lesser role of leader of the House of Commons as David Cameron embarked on the most far reaching reshuffl... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Sainsbury, Housing market, North Sea oil...

Mon, 14 July 2014

The pension liabilities facing J Sainsbury could prevent the supermarket group from competing with rivals in the grocery price war, according to new research. The retailer is one of six FTSE 100 compa... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Experian, Sports Direct, Shire

Sun, 13 July 2014

Sir John Peace will suffer his third shareholder rebellion in three months this week when investors in Experian revolt over pay and succession plans at the credit checking company, the Sunday Times sa... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Burberry, Airlines, North Sea oil...

Fri, 11 July 2014

Burberry is braced for a substantial protest vote at Friday's annual general meeting after the British luxury brand angered investors with a more than £20m pay deal for new chief executive Christopher... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: LSE, Lufthansa, Bank of England

Thu, 10 July 2014

Qatar Holding is to trim its 15% stake in the owner of the London Stock Exchange by a third ahead of a $1.6bn rights issue by the British bourse to fund its acquisition of Russell Investments. The Mi... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Shire, Shop prices, UK Homes

Wed, 09 July 2014

AbbVie, the US pharmaceutical company, has had to retract comments by its Chief Executive about shareholder support for its bid for Shire after being caught out by UK takeover rules. Richard Gonzalez,... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: North Sea, Quindell, Bank of England

Tue, 08 July 2014

The US Energy Department has issued a blistering indictment of the UK government’s tax raid on North Sea oil and gas revenues, warning that prohibitive costs threaten much of Britain’s energy industry... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: IMF, Mothercare, Burberry

Mon, 07 July 2014

Christine Lagarde has hinted that the International Monetary Fund may be preparing to cut its global growth forecasts as she warned that a pick-up in economic activity could prove “less robust than ex... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Shire, Mothercare, Blinkx, Barclays

Sun, 06 July 2014

AbbVie is expected to make an improved offer for Shire in the next few days after its Chief Executive Rick Gonzalez visited Shire’s biggest investors in London, The Sunday Times said. Gonzalez is back... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Smith & Nephew 1,065.00 3.80 17:10
BG Group 1,208.50 3.11 16:42
Royal Mail 428.10 2.56 17:06
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 338.20 2.24 17:10
IMI 1,451.00 1.98 16:56

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
United Utilities Group 856.00 -3.82 17:08
Severn Trent 1,877.00 -3.00 17:00
Schroders 2,329.00 -2.55 17:12
Johnson Matthey 2,884.00 -2.53 17:00
Standard Life 365.50 -2.48 17:02