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

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

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

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

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

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]

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Sunday newspaper round-up: RBS, Scottish independence, Prudential

Sun, 14 September 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland could have a pension funding gap of up to 5.6bn pounds if Scotland votes to leave the UK, the Sunday Times reported. Other companies such as Lloyds Banking Group and BP would al... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Russian sanctions, Scottish referendum, Minecraft...

Fri, 12 September 2014

BP and ExxonMobil could be caught up in the escalating trade war between Russia and the West today when a fresh round of economic sanctions are announced. Rosneft and Gazprom, the state controlled ene... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Scottish independence, Saudi oil, Sports Direct...

Thu, 11 September 2014

The financial implications of a yes vote for Scottish independence came under intense scrutiny as home owners were warned it would be harder get a mortgage and Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bankin... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Scottish referendum, Apple, UK energy...

Wed, 10 September 2014

Buckingham Palace has taken the unprecedented step of warning politicians not to drag the Queen into the battle over Scottish independence. In unusually forceful language betraying signs of irritation... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Scottish referendum, Google, Climate change

Tue, 09 September 2014

Gordon Brown was parachuted in to save the Union last night after a new poll put the Yes and No campaigns neck and neck before next week’s Scottish referendum. The former prime minister became t... [more]

Tuesday share tips: UK house builders, ABF

Tue, 09 September 2014

Some of the froth has come off the housing market, but home prices have hardly crashed and the largest firms continue to offer attractions for investors. Indeed, shares in the seven largest builders h... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: BP, Morrisons, UK equities

Mon, 08 September 2014

BP is preparing for a long legal battle that could delay for several years the financial impact of Thursday's court ruling that it acted with gross negligence and wilful misconduct in the Deepwater Ho... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Scottish independence, UK banks, Iraq...

Mon, 08 September 2014

Scottish independence is expected to knock up to 10% off the value of sterling, taking it back to levels last seen when Britain was in recession. Nervous traders have already begun to sell the pound i... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: BP, Tesco, Argentina

Fri, 05 September 2014

Tesco’s new chief executive has said he wants to take the troubled retailer back to its core values, and warned that would involve changes among management. In a video posted by Tesco on YouTube... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Scottish independence, Balfour Beatty, Standard Life...

Thu, 04 September 2014

Goldman Sachs has warned that the UK could fall into a eurozone-style crisis if Scotland votes for independence later this month. In some of the most bleak predictions economists have made about indep... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Hargreaves Lansdown 936.50 0.81 15:09
Tesco 181.30 0.61 15:09
Johnson Matthey 2,840.00 0.53 15:09
Prudential 1,362.50 0.41 15:09
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,170.00 0.39 15:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Ashtead Group 988.50 -3.47 15:09
Babcock International Group 1,050.00 -3.23 15:09
BG Group 1,060.50 -2.97 15:09
3i Group 367.60 -2.52 15:09
Pearson 1,212.00 -2.34 15:09