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....”. Lloyds Development Capital, the private equity arm of Lloyds Bank, which owns 65% of Learndirect, said: “Over the last six years and under private ownership, the business has helped more than half a million learners. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... And American cashiers may soon be checking out. A recent analysis by Cornerstone Capital Group suggests that 7. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Still, normalisation may not be the easiest path for central bankers, with fragile economies, inflation not taking off as expected and the potential for roiling the financial markets with sudden changes. “The rollback of QE is an experiment that has never been tried before and it is not clear how markets will react,” said economists at fund manager Intermediate Capital Group. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....9% a year earlier has largely been the result of dearer import prices caused by the drop in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote. Ruth Gregory, the UK economist at Capital Economics, said: “The latest labour market figures provided some signs that the tightening in the labour market may be leading to a recovery in wage growth at long last. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Learndirect is 65%-owned by Lloyds Development Capital, the private equity arm of Lloyds Bank. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....8bn in the four months to July, compared with a year ago. Analysts at Capital Economics expected the improvement last month to be a “temporary blip”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK public finances notch up first July surplus since 2002 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 09:50:40 AM
....8bn in the four months to July, compared with a year ago. Analysts at Capital Economics expected the improvement last month to be a “temporary blip”. ...
Global investors look to Jackson Hole for signs of how QE will end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:03:19 PM
.... Still, normalisation may not be the easiest path for central bankers, with fragile economies, inflation not taking off as expected and the potential for roiling the financial markets with sudden changes. “The rollback of QE is an experiment that has never been tried before and it is not clear how markets will react,” said economists at fund manager Intermediate Capital Group. ...
European stock markets dip after Spain terrorist attacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:04:02 PM
....5%. Neil Wilson, analyst at the stock market betting firm ETX Capital, said: “As we’ve seen over the last couple of years in Europe, these kinds of atrocities affect tourism and will hit airline earnings. ...
Learndirect blames government cuts for damning Ofsted report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 09:24:49 AM
....”. Learndirect is 65%-owned by Lloyds Development Capital, the private equity arm of Lloyds Bank. ...
UK pay growth picks up as unemployment rate falls again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 08:36:46 AM
....9% a year earlier has largely been the result of dearer import prices caused by the drop in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote. Ruth Gregory, the UK economist at Capital Economics, said: “The latest labour market figures provided some signs that the tightening in the labour market may be leading to a recovery in wage growth at long last. ...
Department for Education pulls all Learndirect contracts and funding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 07:03:32 PM
....”. Lloyds Development Capital, the private equity arm of Lloyds Bank, which owns 65% of Learndirect, said: “Over the last six years and under private ownership, the business has helped more than half a million learners. ...
Uber to offer tipping for UK users – and introduce waiting charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 12:00:33 PM
....Uber’s founder, Travis Kalanick, stepped down as chief executive last year amid accusations that he permitted a male-dominated culture of sexual impropriety within the company. Kalanick is now being sued by investor Benchmark Capital, which is objecting to his retention of three seats on the company’s board. ...
Trump's North Korea rhetoric spikes US 'fear index' to top level since election image
....The Vix index measures expectations of volatility on the S&P 500 index of the US’s largest publicly quoted companies. Its rise in the early hours of Friday prompted Neil Wilson, a senior market analyst at financial firm ETX Capital, to comment: “Volatility is back. ...
Battle for power at Uber as investor sues ex-CEO Travis Kalanick alleging fraud image
. Travis Kalanick is being sued by one of Uber’s largest investors, Benchmark Capital, which accuses the former chief executive of engaging in fraud in order to “increase his power over Uber for his own selfish ends”. ...
Co-operative Bank sheds 25,000 current account customers but losses shrink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:25:02 AM
....Retail investors who own bonds will take losses of at least 55% and be offered cash rather than shares. Five hedge funds – Silver Point Capital, GoldenTree, Anchorage Capital, Blue Mountain and Cyrus Capital – have led the discussions with the bank over its future. ...
Stock market crash: how Slater and Gordon became a casualty of the neoliberal dream | Richard Ackland image
....Now, so much of the neoliberal dream is more readily recognised as a hucksters’ mess of pottage and one of its casualties is the once great law shop Slater and Gordon. After bestriding the consumer end of the common law world like an ink-squirting giant squid it is now in the hands of hedge funds, led by Anchorage Capital, whose business model is to make money from distressed, debt-laden, enterprises. ...
US firm Vantiv to buy British rival Worldpay for £9.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 01:55:20 PM
....Sir Michael Rake, chairman of BT and former Barclays deputy chairman, will continue at the merged group in the role of lead director, the US equivalent of a senior independent director in the UK. Launched in 1989, Worldpay was previously owned by Royal Bank of Scotland, which sold the business in 2010 to private equity firms Advent and Bain Capital as part of the terms of the bank’s 2008 taxpayer bailout. ...
Breakthrough in leasehold scandal as Countryside buys back freeholds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 03:58:18 PM
....However, campaigners said the deal did not go far enough. Sebastian O’Kelly, of Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, said: “It seems the deal only applies to four to five sites where E&J Capital Partners are the freeholders and where ground rents double every 10 years only. ...
Brexit-fuelled boom gives Dublin’s Celtic Tiger a reason to roar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 09:42:50 AM
.... The Irish Times keeps a monthly tally of the number of cranes visible from its office – in July there were 69, more than double the 34 when the survey began in February last year. What will be Dublin’s tallest building is rising in Capital Dock, just east of a cluster of developments that already house the flagship international headquarters of Google, Facebook and Airbnb. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
....With the economy still growing, year after year, the mass benefits of unfettered capitalism – ever wider property ownership, low inflation, cheaper consumer goods, and “no more boom and bust”, as Brown put it – appeared secure. “For most people under 20,” wrote the cultural critic Mark Fisher in his 2009 book Capitalist Realism, “the lack of alternatives to capitalism is no longer even an issue. ...
House prices stabilise as number of homes on the market falls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 12:13:12 PM
....But with household budgets under pressure, and wage growth failing to keep up with the cost of living, Nationwide is forecasting “subdued” housing market activity, and says prices are likely to rise by just 2% over the whole of 2017. Jonathan Samuels of property lender Octane Capital said: “Weak supply has once again ridden to the rescue of house prices. ...
Interns beware: working for free could put a dent in your career image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 09:01:01 PM
....5% of those leaving university. Last week the outsourcing giant Capita was criticised for promoting a graduate scheme that involved up to four months of unpaid training with no guaranteed job at the end. ...
Leasehold tycoon: man whose firms control 40,000 UK homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 07:00:44 AM
.... He lives in a listed property in an exclusive part of Hampshire near Winchester, surrounded by his own vineyard. Only one picture of him can be found on the internet, on his ‘The Team’ page at E&J Capital Partners. ...
Capita told graduates to pay £21,000 for leaving unpaid training scheme image
. Capita, one of the UK’s largest outsourcing companies, has demanded payouts of up to £21,000 from graduates who tried to pull out of an unpaid training scheme under which they were not guaranteed a job. ...
Barclays sets aside extra £700m for PPI claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 07:25:34 AM
....Barclays’ 13% rise in profits was in part generated by a £615m gain from the sale of its stake in Visa, and the completion of the restructuring prompted Staley to set a new target to achieve a return on equity – a measure of performance for shareholders – of greater than 10%. Analysts at Shore Capital said the results “are worse than expected due to weaker than anticipated income performance and a further material PPI” charge. ...
Sports Direct increases French Connection stake to 27% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 05:16:36 PM
....Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has increased its stake in French Connection to 27%, taking it close to a level at which it must launch a takeover bid. Sports Direct has bought out activist investors, including Gatemore Capital Management – a London-based hedge fund that had an 8% stake – and OTK, an investment firm that owned about 7%, to add to an existing 11% stake. ...
London's Walkie Talkie building sold for record-breaking £1.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:22:56 PM
....The nearby “Cheesegrater” tower, officially called the Leadenhall Building, was sold to China’s CC Land for £1. 15bn in March, while Beijing Capital Development Holdings, a state-owned group, bought a 15-storey block on the edge of the City for £210m late last year. ...
Capita criticised over unpaid graduate training scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:47:32 PM
. Capita, one of the UK’s largest outsourcing companies, has come under fire for a graduate scheme that involves up to four months of unpaid training. ...
Fever-Tree co-founder toasts £29m payout as shares hit record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:57:47 AM
....3%. Neil Wilson, a senior market analyst at ETX Capital, said the shares were not cheap at the current price, and the company could see tougher times ahead in the UK: “Fever-Tree will have to continue to grow at this clip to justify the valuations [and] maintaining this level of growth in the UK will be tough as this market could deteriorate over the next couple of years if there is a hit to consumer spending from inflation and any Brexit-related slowdown. ...
Greece's €3bn bond sale doesn't mean its debt crisis is at an end | Nils Pratley image
....6% is impressive in Greece’s position, the bailout funds are still priced at lower rates of interest. Sadly, thinktank Capital Economics’ verdict looks correct: “Unless the eurozone creditors agree to much deeper debt relief than that which is now on the table, it seems fairly likely that Greece will require a fourth bailout when the current one expires next August. ...
Sport and sunshine fuel surge in UK supermarket alcohol sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:59:45 AM
....3%, and Asda the slowest, with sales up 1%, but all four lost market share compared with a year ago as the discounters opened more stores. Clive Black, a retail analyst at Shore Capital, said the weather was a bonus to supermarkets, helping to boost demand where better management, a rising volume of sales and manageable inflation were already boosting cash generation. ...
Ryanair profits take off but airline reissues Brexit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 08:55:10 AM
.... Rival EasyJet was also down, by more than 3%. Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at City firm ETX Capital, said: “A huge jump in quarterly profits for Ryanair was not enough to assuage investor fears that the company is at the mercy of the pricing pressures felt across the sector. ...
Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case image
....”. Among the overlapping connections is the 2015 deal in which Kushner paid $295m to acquire several floors of the old New York Times building at 43rd street in Manhattan from the US branch of Leviev’s company, Africa Israel Investments (AFI), and its partner Five Mile Capital. ...
Secure your worldly wealth: Tips to make sure you pass your wealth to the right person image
.... . Capital threat Patrick Connolly, certified financial planner at Chase de Vere, says most people do not draw up legal documents or charge interest when handing over smaller sums, but it makes sense for larger sums. ...
Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
.... America has too much retail space and too many crappy malls. “It’s much less about technology than it is about overbuilding,” says Bruce Batkin, chief executive of Terra Capital Partners, a commercial real estate lender. ...
Warm weather drives UK shoppers back to the high street image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 02:21:55 PM
....8%, workers are suffering a sustained period of falling real pay. Despite the weak backdrop for household finances, economists at Capital Economics said there were a number of reasons why a collapse in consumer spending was unlikely. ...
UK inflation figures will shine light on impact of pound's Brexit slide image
....”. But Ruth Gregory, UK economist at Capital Economics, said the squeeze on consumers would be nowhere near as pronounced or as prolonged as it was after sterling’s last major depreciation in 2008. ...
Investors received record-breaking dividends in 2017, research shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:01:43 AM
....3bn in payments during the second quarter of this year, up 14. 5% year on year, according to the latest analysis by Capita, a services company. ...
Governments have to invest in the fourth industrial revolution | Larry Elliott image
.... Yet for the past few decades, the trend has been unmistakable: less money for investment, more set aside for dividends. In the UK, 2017 is expected to be a record year after analysis by Capita showed that shareholders grabbed north of £33bn in the second quarter. ...
GWR struggles to process refunds as customer service gets derailed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 05:59:13 AM
....It may be little consolation but you are not alone in your pain – our groaning postbag has reflected the fact that over much of the second half of 2016 and early 2017, GWR was clearly unable to cope with responses to passenger inquiries, claims and complaints. This coincided with Capita being awarded First Group’s contract to run its GWR, TransPennine Express and Hull Trains contact centre. ...
'Locals get first dibs': the Manchester flats banning foreign investors image
....The first 20 flats in the mill go on the market at an open day on Saturday. Four-hundred people have put their names down to express an interest in buying off-plan, according to the developers, Capital & Centric. ...
Renewable power critic is chosen to head energy price review image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:47:05 AM
....However, concerns that the review might be tilted against renewables could be allayed by Helm’s choice of colleagues to work on the report. The Guardian understands that he will be aided by a former boss of the National Grid, Steve Holliday, who is a proponent of decentralised energy including batteries, and Richard Nourse of Greencoat Capital, an investment fund supporting clean energy. ...
M&S investors spooked by slowdown in food sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 06:24:59 PM
....1% in the previous quarter. “It is a disappointing food number given we have been seeing increasingly resilient UK figures from most of the grocers,” said Shore Capital analysts Darren Shirley. ...
G4S awarded £25m government contract despite fraud inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 04:50:36 PM
....G4S will supply only the equipment, the majority of which will be first-generation “radio frequency” ankle tags that cannot track the movements of the offenders, only whether they are present at a specific location. The public services company Capita is now responsible for the main part of the contract, including fitting the tags and monitoring the offenders. ...
Sexual harassment in Silicon Valley: have we reached a tipping point? image
.... Although critics were quick to argue these were about PR damage control more than meaningful accountability. It began when numerous women accused prominent venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck of sexual harassment, prompting the Binary Capital co-founder to step down. ...
UK house price fall takes annual growth rate to slowest in four years image
.... Estate agents reported a fall in new instructions for the 15th consecutive month in May, according to the latest data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Hansen Lu, a property economist at Capital Economics, said house prices were likely to rise by about 2% this year. ...
Massive cyber-attack could cost Nurofen and Durex maker £100m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 07:38:33 AM
....”. Neil Campling, analyst at Northern Trust Capital Markets, said this latest attack was a wake-up call for firms. ...
Volvo signals carmakers' growing confidence in an electric future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 05:31:24 PM
....”. Capital cities such as Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City have said they will ban diesel vehicles from 2025 to cut air pollution. ...
Worldpay buyout by Vantiv reignites debate over foreign takeovers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 03:04:35 PM
.... Need reform #TAKEOVER rules. “From a British perspective, it’s a shame to see another ground-breaking UK tech company selling out to overseas competition, perhaps before reaching full potential on its own,” said Jasper Lawler, head of research at financial firm London Capital Group. ...
UK services sector growth hits four-month low amid Brexit fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:39:28 AM
....“Given the deterioration in the forward-looking indicators, such as business optimism and order book growth, the risks are tilted towards the economy slowing in the third quarter,” said Williamson. Scott Bowman, UK economist at the consultancy Capital Economics, said the gloom cast by the PMI was overdone and the economy remained resilient. ...
Worldpay shares soar further on takeover approaches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 02:31:39 PM
.... Over the weekend Danish card payment services company Nets A/S said it had been approached by potential buyers, which market observers say could involve established payment giants Mastercard or Visa. "This is one of the most intriguing sub-sectors in the financials space," said Angelo Meda, head of equities at Banor Capital. ...
£8bn battle looms for credit card processor Worldpay as rivals circle image
....5bn and pre-tax profits leaping to £264m from £19m in 2015. Previous owner Royal Bank of Scotland sold the business in 2010 under the terms of the bank’s 2008 British taxpayer bailout, with private equity firms Bain Capital and Advent International taking control. ...
UK in credit splurge despite pay squeeze, Bank figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:37:19 AM
....1%. Ruth Gregory, the UK economist at Capital Economics, said the Bank of England’s data suggested that households remained confident enough to increase borrowing to help smooth consumption in the face of the squeeze on their real incomes. ...
Stagecoach says it has overpaid for East Coast rail contract as profitability plunges image
....But analysts said it was possible that Stagecoach, which is losing money at present but expects to make a profit on the line by 2019, could become the third private operator to abandon the franchise. “If they can reach agreement with the DfT and their financial provisions are suitably conservative, that won’t come to pass,” said Gerald Khoo of stockbroker Liberup Capital. ...
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. ...

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