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....One obvious target is the smart meters that are being installed in every home by the end of 2020, to automate meter readings. The Capita-run body set up to handle the data, the DCC, is being treated as critical national infrastructure and the company’s chief technology officer insists the data is safe. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Andrew Wishart, a UK economist at Capital Economics, said UK manufacturing was poised to record a strong performance in the second quarter of 2017. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....7bn of extra capital in the system and does not necessarily mean banks would have to raise fresh amounts of cash but rather reallocate existing capital. Andrew Wishart of Capital Economics said: “The policy change is unlikely to make much difference to overall lending given that the majority of banks are already better capitalised than required. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The US tech giant came close to buying the UK company just over a year ago. Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital, said buyers were looking to capitalise on the 60% slump in the Imagination share price since early April. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... That has two important consequences. First, as Capital Economics argues, the “doom loop” between Italian banks and the Italian government remains a worry. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....With a weakened Tory government failing to win a parliamentary majority there is also a view that Bradley may go for the safe option of calling in the CMA for full scrutiny. “The risk is that the DCMS refers the deal to the CMA as it could be politically expedient to do so,” said Wilton Fry, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Investors are yet to vote to ratify the deal. But a five-strong group of hedge funds – Silver Point Capital, GoldenTree, Anchorage Capital, Blue Mountain and Cyrus Capital – have led the discussions with the bank over its future. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Co-op Bank secures £700m rescue deal from hedge funds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 11:18:25 AM
.... Investors are yet to vote to ratify the deal. But a five-strong group of hedge funds – Silver Point Capital, GoldenTree, Anchorage Capital, Blue Mountain and Cyrus Capital – have led the discussions with the bank over its future. ...
UK banks ordered to hold more capital as consumer debt surges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:44:48 AM
....7bn of extra capital in the system and does not necessarily mean banks would have to raise fresh amounts of cash but rather reallocate existing capital. Andrew Wishart of Capital Economics said: “The policy change is unlikely to make much difference to overall lending given that the majority of banks are already better capitalised than required. ...
Italy's €17bn bank job: self-preservation at a long-term EU price? | Nils Pratley image
.... That has two important consequences. First, as Capital Economics argues, the “doom loop” between Italian banks and the Italian government remains a worry. ...
Tenant fees ARE a rip-off, says letting agent that welcomes ban  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 02:47:00 PM
....David Cox, chief executive, ARLA Propertymark said: “A ban on letting agent fees will cost the sector jobs, make buy-to-let investment even less attractive, and ultimately result in the costs being passed on to tenants. "Research conducted by Capital Economics for ARLA Propertymark earlier this year shows that referencing checks undertaken by agents take, on average, eight hours to complete. ...
UK energy industry cyber-attack fears are 'off the scale' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 04:20:06 PM
....One obvious target is the smart meters that are being installed in every home by the end of 2020, to automate meter readings. The Capita-run body set up to handle the data, the DCC, is being treated as critical national infrastructure and the company’s chief technology officer insists the data is safe. ...
Murdoch's Sky takeover bid: culture secretary's verdict due this week image
....With a weakened Tory government failing to win a parliamentary majority there is also a view that Bradley may go for the safe option of calling in the CMA for full scrutiny. “The risk is that the DCMS refers the deal to the CMA as it could be politically expedient to do so,” said Wilton Fry, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets. ...
UK manufacturing soars thanks to weak pound and global recovery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:55:53 AM
....”. Andrew Wishart, a UK economist at Capital Economics, said UK manufacturing was poised to record a strong performance in the second quarter of 2017. ...
Imagination puts itself up for sale amid Apple dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 08:03:55 AM
.... The US tech giant came close to buying the UK company just over a year ago. Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital, said buyers were looking to capitalise on the 60% slump in the Imagination share price since early April. ...
UK budget deficit to increase this year amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 10:49:47 AM
....6%. Scott Bowman, the UK economist at Capital Economics, said the 2016-17 figure was flattered by a series of one-off sources of revenue and the prospect for 2017-18 was for the deficit to increase for the first time since 2010. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:19:56 AM
....According to the New York Times, the leave was not enough for the group of investors, who own more than a quarter of Uber’s stock and account for about 40% of voting share. The investors – Benchmark, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, Menlo Ventures and Fidelity Investments – demanded Kalanick’s immediate resignation in a letter delivered to him earlier on Tuesday. ...
Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’ image
.... That could trigger Fox having to pay a special dividend of about £172m for failing to get the deal done this year. “In our view, the risk is that the DCMS refers the deal to the CMA as it could be politically expedient to do so,” said Wilton Fry, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, in a note to investors. ...
Barclays: who are the four charged bankers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:17:46 PM
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
.... In the UK, the traditional big four supermarkets – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – have all lost market share in recent years to the rapidly expanding German chains. Clive Black, a retail analyst at Shore Capital, said: “Amazon is clearly getting into offline as well as online. ...
Thames Water needs to clean up its act after yet more fines | Nils Pratley image
.... Second, he’s a Tory and the chair of the Treasury committee is traditionally chosen from the governing party. Third, one shouldn’t be fooled by the gentlemanly demeanour: Rees-Mogg knows how to dig for detail since he made a lot of money as a founder of fund manager Somerset Capital Management. ...
As with everything Brexit, the battle for the City will be messy | Nils Pratley image
.... Brussels, one fears, is playing hardball games even before negotiations have even started. If your share price has fallen as far and as fast as Capita’s, the definition of success is avoiding fresh calamities. ...
British Airways looks to Capita to run call centres after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:04:02 PM
. British Airways is close to striking an agreement for Capita to run its call centres as the airline attempts to improve its customer relations after its disastrous IT meltdown last month. ...
Tech shares keep sinking amid concerns sector is slowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:33:15 PM
....5% this year and is on track to register its best yearly performance since 2014. “The real heavy lifting, or 40% of the move, that we saw was really on the back of a handful of technology stocks,” said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Equity Capital Markets. ...
General Electric says CEO Jeff Immelt is stepping down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 12:14:10 PM
....65bn acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines. Flannery is a longtime General Electric executive, starting his career at GE Capital in 1987. ...
Qatar and the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:51:11 AM
.... . Earlier this year, it made what it called a "joint bid" with Atlas Merchant Capital - the private equity firm of former Barclays boss Bob Diamond - to "take Panmure Gordon private and reposition the company as a key boutique investment bank in the UK market". ...
Election 2017: Pound under pressure amid Labour surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:42:36 PM
.... . Although a hung parliament would mean uncertainty, Neil Wilson at ETX Capital said that a "softer version of Brexit" was now more likely. ...
Boohoo co-founder sells £80m in shares as he reveals 'supersite' plan image
....It left the Kamani family, together with co-founder Carol Kane, with a 39% stake in the business, which also includes the brands Pretty Little Thing and Nasty Gal. George Mensah, an analyst at Shore Capital, said: “We have no concerns about the possibility of the most senior member of management selling down equity, we believe this to be opportunistic … and we believe both chief executives to be committed to the long-term future of the business. ...
Markets edge down as fears surface on size of Tory majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 04:46:15 PM
....23. Ipek Ozkardeskaya, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, said a Labour victory would also send the pound lower: “An unexpected and sudden shift to the Labour party would change the Brexit dynamics completely and push the political environment in the UK to a total unknown. ...
How will the City react to a Tory or Labour general election victory? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:10:38 AM
....The political ramifications for Brexit negotiations will also be scrutinised. Paul Hollingsworth, UK economist at Capital Economics, points to rumours of a cabinet reshuffle in the event of a strong victory for May. ...
Japan growth rate revised down but business spending improves image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 07:28:41 AM
....However, analysts say the outlook remains positive for the world's third-largest economy and that its recovery is set continue. "Both retail sales and core household spending recorded strong gains in April, and industrial production finally surpassed the peak reached before 2014's sales tax hike," Marcel Thieliant from Capital Economics said. ...
FTSE 100 steady as Burberry shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 08:06:48 AM
....But Convatec was the biggest faller on the index, down 4%, after two investors sold a stake in the firm. Nordic Capital and Avista raised £805m by selling 250 million shares. ...
AO World warns of 'significant' slowdown in UK growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:33:02 AM
.... . Neil Wilson of ETX Capital, said the company was facing a difficult challenge: "It's tough shifting fridges and big-screen TVs. ...
Airline shares lower after terror attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 08:11:29 AM
....Ocado, which had originally pledged an overseas deal by the end of 2015, did not name the retailer or say how much the contract was worth. Ocado's shares have risen by 37% in the past two months and Neil Wilson, analyst at spread betting firm ETX Capital, said the drop could be linked to investors deciding to take profits. ...
Yes, house prices are falling: but they probably won’t fall quickly image
.... The group doesn’t even have the requisite two independent non-executive directors to challenge him. Activist investor Gatemore Capital says no one has a “God-given right” to run a company and he should step down or run a transparent sale process. ...
Disappointing US jobs figures knock markets off peak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 05:47:06 PM
.... Meanwhile, the US Dow Industrial Index moved higher in early trading, up 33 points to a fresh high of 21,213. Analysts at Capital Economics said the modest increase in US jobs was “not too discouraging” and was likely to pick up again over the rest of the summer. ...
Facebook shareholders press management on fake news image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:37:51 PM
.... But the firm has since conceded that it observed propaganda efforts by governments. Natasha Lamb of Arjuna Capital, who presented the fake news proposal at the annual meeting, said Facebook cannot afford to think of itself as a neutral platform. ...
Scunthorpe steelworkers enjoy the rewards of act of faith in new owner image
....While national attention focused around the uncertain future of Port Talbot in south Wales, Scunthorpe was in just as dire straits. But last summer, it quietly found a buyer in Greybull Capital, an investment firm run by the little-known Meyohas brothers, Marc and Nathaniel, two London-based French investors who specialise in reviving distressed companies. ...
Is a 10% deposit enough to get a mortgage on a new-build house? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....But you are right to think you have a limited choice of lenders when it comes to getting a 90% mortgage on a new-build property, as most won’t lend more than 85% of the value of a new-build house and offer only 75% on a new-build flat. Because of the limited number of lenders, it makes sense to use a mortgage broker such as London & Country or Capital Fortune, both of which have access to special new-build mortgage deals. ...
Letting agents found charging tenants more than £800 in fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:01:38 PM
.... All these processes cost letting agents time and money to undertake. “Research commissioned by ARLA Propertymark carried out by Capital Economics demonstrated that if a full ban comes into force, two tenants will end up paying an extra £206 per year in rent. ...
G4S rejoins FTSE 100 as Debenhams drops out of FTSE 250 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:56:36 PM
....Also moving into the FTSE 250 are: IT services company FDM Group; hedge fund Pershing Square Holdings; fertiliser company Sirius Minerals; and the Georgian TBC Bank Group. Leaving the FTSE 250 along with Debenhams and AO World are: the intellectual property group, Allied Minds; investment specialist, BH Macro; engineering business Keller; and private equity firm SVG Capital. ...
Investment groups tell investors to give up tobacco industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 02:27:31 PM
....Four international investment groups have called on investors to quit the tobacco industry. Axa, Calpers, Scor and AMP Capital have already sold or are selling their tobacco investments. ...
Sterling recovers after hung parliament prediction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 12:06:08 AM
....". However, Neil Wilson at ETX Capital commented: "This is new territory - markets have been incredibly complacent until now and we might start to see investors price in a Labour win a lot more. ...
BA to take 'some days' to clear baggage backlog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:17:43 PM
....Mr Craven said it's always difficult "because rehearsals cost time and money, and there is always the danger that they can damage the system for real". Neil Wilson at ETX Capital said IAG chief executive Willie Walsh had serious questions to answer about cost-cutting: "A master of slicing back the fat, the outage has investors worried that he's gone too far. ...
Whole Foods represents the failures of 'conscious capitalism' | Nicole Aschoff image
....John Mackey, the company’s chief executive, has long argued that Whole Foods is wired differently — that it runs on a “conscious capitalism” model that outsmarts the competitive pressures of our for-profit system through creativity and innovation. In Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business: Conscious Capitalism, Mackey argues that his conscious capitalism model achieves success by honoring not just shareholders but all stakeholders, including workers, communities and the environment. ...
Edinburgh Woollen Mill acquires Jaeger brand in plan for new chain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 04:46:27 PM
....In a statement issued on Sunday, Edinburgh Woollen Millen confirmed the collapsed Jaeger brand was now part of the group, the sale of which has proved controversial. Private equity firm Better Capital put the business up for sale after struggling for several years to revive Jaeger. ...
Serious Fraud Office warns of £120m pension scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... Many people appear to have lost some, or all, of their retirement savings after falling for the spiel of firms flogging dodgy schemes. The SFO says it is probing several, including Capita Oak Pension and Henley Retirement Benefit, plus some schemes that invested in other products. ...
SFO delays decision again on charging Barclays over 2008 fundraising image
.... The bank has described a £721m claim from financier Amanda Staveley as “fundamentally misconceived”. Her claim against the bank is for her firm PCP Capital Partners, for fees she argues should have been received for being involved in the financings. ...
US growth rate revised up to 1.2% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 01:36:45 PM
....The report also revised down 2016 estimates for wages and salaries, which could mean consumers have less of a cushion going forward, wrote Scott Hoyt, senior director of economic research at Moody's Analytics, in a note. But Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, said she's not worried about the weak consumer spending figures, which followed three quarters of 3% or more growth. ...
Oil price falls despite deal to extend output cut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 03:28:00 PM
.... . Neil Wilson at ETX Capital said Opec members "bottled it", adding: "A nine-month extension just isn't enough to really lift oil prices as we'll continue to see US shale fill the gap. ...
Ansell offloads condom division for $600m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:08:57 AM
....A Chinese consortium has paid $600m (£462m) for the world's second-largest condom maker. Australia's Ansell is selling its condom division to Humanwell Healthcare Group and CITIC Capital China Partners in an all-cash deal. ...
Oil price slides as Opec production cuts fail to impress markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:54:49 AM
....While the result was expected, it quashed hopes in some quarters that the Vienna meeting would yield even deeper cuts, which the cartel deemed unnecessary. Neil Wilson of ETX Capital said: “Opec members had a chance today but bottled it. ...
UK economy slows more than expected as inflation hits spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:24:06 AM
.... This should keep the UK economy growing at a similar rate to last year,” he said. Ruth Gregory at Capital Economics said that given the discrepancy between the weak first quarter GDP data and upbeat surveys, there was “a good chance that the figure is revised back up in time”. ...
UK economic growth estimate revised down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:49:40 AM
....The downward revision to the first-quarter's growth rate came as a surprise, but analysts said there was a good chance the growth rate could recover in the second quarter of the year. "Looking ahead, the business surveys and April's strong performance on the High Street suggest that there is a good chance that quarterly GDP growth will rebound in the second quarter," said Ruth Gregory, UK economist at Capital Economics. ...
Halfords profits hit by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:13:06 AM
....Ms McDonald said the company was in a "position of strength" despite "uncertainty" about consumer spending due to rising inflation. Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital, said the focus on premium cycling brands was working, buoyed by the fact Halfords expects growth in cycling of 3-5% per annum in the medium term. ...
China's credit rating downgraded amid fears over slowing economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:48:29 PM
....”. Chang Liu, China economist at Capital Economics, said activity in the country was likely to slow further in the forthcoming quarters as officials continue their efforts to rein in credit risks. ...
SFO to investigate pension liberation scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:23:01 PM
....The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to investigate a series of pension liberation scams, in which investors have lost at least £120m. Since 2011 it's thought that more than 1,000 people moved their pension savings into schemes such as Capita Oak and Henley Retirement. ...
Jaeger suppliers owed millions consider legal action against ex-owners image
.... Several thousand retail jobs are at risk as Store Twenty One, the value fashion chain, and the owner of clothing brands Jacques Vert, Windsmoor and Eastex face a financial crunch. Jaeger was owned by Jon Moulton’s private equity firm Better Capital for five years. ...
Oil bosses have given £390,000 to Tories under Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 05:00:43 AM
....A former senior partner in Vitol, Matthew Ferrey, has given £124,000 to the Tories since July. He has since founded Rainworth Capital, which invests in the manufacturing of sensors for oil drilling. ...
Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:34:21 PM
....6m from a Russian organised crime group has been allegedly traced to a banking firm in the UK, the BBC has learned. US court papers have linked some of the so-called "Magnitsky money" - a £150m tax fraud scheme in Russia - to Renaissance Capital. ...
Mine craft: why BHP's strategic overhaul could help repel a hedge fund predator image
....While people in the UK are used to seeing companies and utilities bought and sold to the highest bidder – Cadbury, ICI, British Steel and Jaguar Land Rover have all disappeared or gone into foreign hands – Australians appear more attached to their big names, especially ones worth billions and which have paid handsome dividends to shareholders and pension funds down the years. Richard Knights of the London-based investment banking and share brokerage firm Liberum Capital says Elliott had misjudged the likely political fallout from its proposal that BHP drop its stock market listing in Australia. ...
Sterling's fall buoys UK manufacturers as export orders rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 01:17:38 PM
.... The pound is about 13% lower against the dollar than it was on the day of the referendum, making British-made goods cheaper abroad. “The improvement in the export orders balance, to its joint highest since December 2013, indicates that the drop in the pound is still having substantial positive effects for manufacturing exporters,” said Ruth Gregory, UK economist at Capital Economics. ...
Tories receive £50,000 from man questioned by Serious Fraud Office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:12:09 PM
....Hedge fund executives who supported the remain campaign are also giving money to the party again. They include John Armitage, the founder of the hedge fund Egerton Capital, who has given £400,000 and Andrew Law, chairman and chief executive of the $8bn Caxton Associates, who has given £250,000. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: it’s bad | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:48:00 PM
.... Indeed, one reason for Mrs May’s U-turn over holding a snap election is likely to have been the naked political calculation that this is as good as it gets for a while. Britain’s recent experience seems to support what Thomas Piketty predicted in his bestselling book Capital in the 21st Century, namely that in an era of slow growth the owners of capital will fare better than those who rely on their wages and salaries to generate higher living standards. ...
Global stock markets fall as Trump turmoil intensifies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 05:31:25 PM
....Although the Oval Office has furiously denied wrongdoing over Mr Comey's sacking and claims Mr Trump passed on sensitive intelligence information to Russia, some commentators have even spoken about impeachment. "Calls for President Trump to be impeached are growing louder and that has created a long overdue sense of fear in markets," said market analyst Jasper Lawler at London Capital Group. ...
Global stock markets: what's driving the record rises – and will they continue? image
.... Taken as a whole, FTSE companies make the majority of their earnings overseas, so a weak pound boosts their bottom line and thus their stock prices. Jasper Lawler, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, a spreadbetting firm, said: “Since the snap election was announced, the negative correlation between the British pound and the FTSE 100 has broken down. ...
Energy price rises help drive UK inflation up to 2.7% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:04:59 AM
....“We suspect it will end up remaining tolerant on the inflation overshoot given likely limited UK growth and the prolonged, highly uncertain outlook that the UK economy will face as the government negotiates the exit from the EU,” he said. But Scott Bowman, UK economist at Capital Economics, was more optimistic that inflation would be held in check. ...
JP Morgan buys bigger office for 1,000 staff in Dublin image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 02:01:38 PM
....However, the new office may provide space for hundreds of JP Morgan workers who it plans to relocate from London following the Brexit decision. The building, which will be completed next year, is at 200 Capital Dock in Dublin's docklands area. ...
JP Morgan appears to make good on Brexit threat with new Dublin office image
.... The move is regarded as the first major expansion in Ireland by a financial services firm since the UK’s referendum. The building is in the the flagship Capital Dock development in Dublin’s docklands, which is due to be completed in the latter part of 2018. ...
Bank of England warns Brexit vote will damage living standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:14:34 AM
.... Carney explained this meant getting an agreement on future trading arrangements and having a transition period to that agreement. Paul Hollingsworth, at the consultancy Capital Economics, said the inflation report supported his view that interest rates are set to rise sooner than markets expect. ...
Adidas finds buyer for its golf unit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:22:31 AM
. Adidas has sold its struggling golf operations to investment firm KPS Capital Partners. ...
BT to shed 4,000 jobs in new overhaul image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:30:14 AM
....It added that the results were broadly in line with the revised outlook that it issued in January, and that it intended to continue to increase its dividends to shareholders. "It's been a pretty torrid time for BT management and shareholders of late and there is not a lot of good news in today's full-year earnings report," said Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital. ...
Barclays chief apologises to shareholders over whistleblowing incident image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:26:33 PM
.... About 12% of investors voted against his appointment because of concerns about his time commitment. Cheshire also chairs retailer Debenhams, French furniture company Maisons du Monde and investment company Menhaden Capital, and is senior independent director at Costa Coffee owner Whitbread. ...
My pager: The 'in thing' in the 90s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:18:43 PM
. Vodafone has announced it will shut down its paging business after the competition watchdog threatened to investigate its sale to Capita. ...
Vodafone axes pager business 'based on ageing technology' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:37:13 AM
....Vodafone is to shut down its pager business after failing to receive backing from the competition watchdog to sell the dwindling division that relies on old technology popular in the 1980s. The telecoms group said it was ditching plans to sells the business to Capita’s PageOne, and would instead close it after the Competition and Markets Authority announced plans to launch an in-depth investigation into the deal. ...
Barclays boss sees off shareholder rebellion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:04:15 AM
....Barclays shares closed 1. 8% higher at 209p, shortly before it emerged that the bank will pay more than $97m to settle civil charges in the US for overcharging clients at Barclays Capital's asset management business. ...
Vodafone to close down pager business after CMA shock image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:55:15 AM
. Vodafone has pulled the sale of its paging business to Capita and will shut it down after the competition watchdog threatened to investigate the deal. ...
Apple becomes first company worth $800bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 05:14:47 AM
....“It’s just reflective of how powerful a franchise it is. It may be the most powerful franchise in the country today,” said Rick Meckler, president of LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey City, New Jersey, whose firm does not own the stock. ...
Mistake-fixing start-up Grammarly raises $110m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 01:59:44 PM
....That's the amount raised in a funding round by Grammarly, a firm that boasts of having what it calls "the world's most accurate online grammar checker". It has persuaded venture capital firms including General Catalyst, IVP and Spark Capital to support its platform. ...
Private equity bids $2.5bn for Sydney Morning Herald owner image
.... . TPG Capital and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan want to buy parts of Fairfax Media including its newspapers and property advertising arm, Domain. ...

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