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Monday newspaper round-up: Housing, Primark, HSBC, Natural Gas

Monday newspaper round-up: Housing, Primark, HSBC, Natural Gas

Mon, 27 April 2015

Ed Miliband will today intensify a political offensive over housing with an offer to exempt first-time buyers from up to £5,000 in stamp duty using cash raised from tax crackdowns on rogue landlords a... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: HSBC spinoff, Lloyds offer, Worldpay IPO

Sunday newspaper round-up: HSBC spinoff, Lloyds offer, Worldpay IPO

Sun, 26 April 2015

HSBC could spin off its £20bn UK high street banking interests, the Sunday Times said, reviving the old Midland Bank brand which the group bought in 1992. Having on Friday mentioned it was looking at ... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Conservative campaign, Russia, Barclays

Friday newspaper round-up: Conservative campaign, Russia, Barclays

Fri, 24 April 2015

Business leaders have become frustrated at the tactics and tone of the Conservative election campaign, amid concern in British boardrooms that Ed Miliband is mounting a stiffer challenge for Number 10... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Pace, Petrobas, IG Group

Thursday newspaper round-up: Pace, Petrobas, IG Group

Thu, 23 April 2015

Set-top box maker Pace has agreed to a £1.4bn takeover by sector peer Arris, reports The Times. The company will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday, at which it will present the recommended d... [more]

Market overview: Boston Fed president takes prudent approach

Market overview: Boston Fed president takes prudent approach

Wed, 22 April 2015

1333: Market commentary has picked up on cautious remarks from the Boston Fed“s Rosengren regarding the possibility that interest rate hikes could be postponed - not the most likely scenario in his op... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: BP, Yahoo!, Labour

Wed, 22 April 2015

BP chief executive Bob Dudley has quashed speculation that he is looking for a megamerger, according to the Financial Times, cooling rumours that Shell's BG Group takeover could trigger a wave of mass... [more]

Market overview: Teva launches cash and shares bid for Mylan

Tue, 21 April 2015

1301: Teva launches cash and shares bid for US rival Mylan. 1220: "If Greece does not capitulate, Europe has no choice but to kick Greece out...," Larry Fink, the head of US investment management gia... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Labour, HSBC, Credit Suisse

Tue, 21 April 2015

The latest poll by Populus has shown that Labour at 34% are two points ahead of the Conservatives who have dropped a percentage point since last week, the Financial Times said. HSBC's chairman Douglas... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Greece, China, Deutsche Bank

Mon, 20 April 2015

ECB president Mario Draghi has said that while a potential Grexit would be damaging to the Eurozone, the currency bloc is "no longer vulnerable to the immediate chain-reaction seen in earlier phases o... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, HSBC, Tesco, Moneysupermarket

Sun, 19 April 2015

Lloyds Banking Group is facing a legal attack over its calamitous takeover of HBOS in 2008. A class action lawsuit, bringing together more than 6,000 investors that owned shares at the time, has been ... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Greece, Schlumberger, Ed Miliband

Fri, 17 April 2015

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for economic and financial affairs, has said there is no Plan B for Greece and no chance of a reprieve on an existing repayment due to the International Monetar... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Sainsbury, Greece, IMF on UK economy

Thu, 16 April 2015

According to The Telegraph, Sainsbury will convert food space into non-food space amid ongoing declines in grocery sales. The paper said the supermarket chain has identified 1.5m sq ft of food space, ... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Chinese GDP, Google, HSBC

Wed, 15 April 2015

Economic growth in China slowed down to just 7% in the first quarter, representing the lowest pace of expansion in six years, according to the Financial Times. This compared with 7.3% growth in the fo... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Greece, Morrisons, Labour

Tue, 14 April 2015

According to the Financial Times, Greece is preparing for a debt default if it can't reach a deal with creditors by the end of the month. A government official was cited as saying: "We have come to th... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Chinese exports, UK inflation, Travelodge

Mon, 13 April 2015

Chinese exports dropped 15% year-on-year in March, reversing the previous two months' growth and "raising the spectre of disappointing first-quarter economic growth", writes the Financial Times. "Brit... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: BAE Systems, Smurfitt Kappa, Marks & Spencer

Sun, 12 April 2015

While a change of government remains a distinct possibility, defence and aerospace giant BAE Systems has recently approached senior government figures to ask permission to hire a foreign chief executi... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Deutsche Bank, Labour, BG Group

Fri, 10 April 2015

German banking group Deutsche Bank is facing a fine of over $1.5bn for allegedly rigging Libor, the Financial Times said. This would be the largest fine imposed for far on a bank accused of manipulati... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: FOMC minutes, Glencore/Rio Tinto, Greece

Thu, 09 April 2015

Minutes from the latest FOMC meeting released on Wednesday showed that policymakers were split several ways over when to start tightening monetary policy, the Financial Times said. Some suggested a hi... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Shell/BG Group, Vivendi/Sky, Google/Twitter

Wed, 08 April 2015

Oil major Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly in "advanced talks" to snap up natural gas outfit BG Group for £46bn, according to the Financial Times. "Acquiring BG would give Shell access to significant r... [more]

Tueday newspaper round-up: Fedex/TNT Express, Greece, NHS

Tue, 07 April 2015

US parcel delivery giant Fedex is set to by Dutch rival TNT Express or €4.4bn to bolster its presence in Europe, reports the Financial Times. International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director C... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Chancellor, General election, Kellogg

Mon, 06 April 2015

The Chancellor has promised a "revolution" in home ownership if the Conservatives win the general election, the Sunday Telegraph reported. George Osborne said he wanted to help more than a million peo... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Greece, Novartis, Election debate

Thu, 02 April 2015

Greece has submitted its most comprehensive reform plant yet with a 26-page proposal list, from tax evasion measures to a new bad bank, but warned that action was "urgently needed", writes The Guardia... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Business leaders back Tories, Honda, Shell

Wed, 01 April 2015

100 senior business leaders have signed an open letter throwing their weight behind the Conservative party ahead of the elections in May, warning that a Labour government would "threaten jobs and dete... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: RBS, David Cameron, Ed Miliband

Tue, 31 March 2015

According to The Times, Rory Cullinan, executive chairman of RBS's corporate and institutional bank, is to leave the bank after it was revealed he was sending social media messages complaining about "... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Greek bailout, pension data, welfare benefits

Mon, 30 March 2015

Eurozone officials have said Greece's recent bailout proposals don't have enough detail to satisfy the government's international creditors, according to The Wall Street Journal. An investigation has ... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Amazon.Com Inc. 445.10 14.13 22:10
Microsoft Corp. 47.87 10.45 22:10
Starbucks Corp. 51.84 4.88 22:08
Mattel Inc. 30.20 4.43 22:10
Google Inc. Class C 565.06 3.30 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Biogen Inc 401.71 -6.64 22:10
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. 32.78 -5.64 22:10
Avago Technologies Ltd. 119.50 -3.68 22:10
Nxp Semiconductors Nv 95.33 -3.30 22:10
Altera Corp. 40.89 -2.85 22:08