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....Her intervention came after the coalition government gave investors a new binding vote on how a company intended to operate its pay policy for three years, in addition to the advisory vote on annual pay deals introduced by the Labour government 15 years ago. Two-thirds of the FTSE 100 leading companies will have to put their pay policies to a binding vote this year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:59:57 PM
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....1526 euros. The FTSE 100 index, which has recently been moving in opposition to the pound, eased back from its earlier record highs. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The average FTSE chief executive earns 386 times more than a worker on the national living wage, according to an analysis published by the Equality Trust as it steps up its campaign for new government rules to expose pay gaps. The charity used annual reports from 2015 for all the companies in the FTSE 100 to calculate that their CEOs pocket an average of £5. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....However, chief executive Veronique Laury warned of future uncertainty caused by Brexit and the French presidential elections. The cautious outlook sent Kingfisher shares down almost 5%, making it the biggest faller on the FTSE 100. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
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....The Equality Trust charity compared the £5. 3m average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive with the £13,660 earned by someone on the living wage. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Kerry Dolan, co-editor of the Forbes billionaires list, published on Monday, said the gains are mostly the result of booming stock markets and the rising price of oil over the past 12 months. Global markets have hit record highs due to the so-called “Trump bump” following Trump’s election, with the Dow Jones soaring above 20,000 points for the first time and the UK’s FTSE 100 closing at a record 7,415 points last week. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Analysts also said there was some relief in the market at the defeat of the anti-immigration Freedom party in the Dutch election. The benchmark FTSE 100 rose 47. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:47:19 PM
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. The FTSE 100 closed down amid worries over the impact of a stronger pound and concerns that US President Donald Trump faces opposition to promised reforms. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:06:16 AM
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. UK shares remained on the front foot on Friday, pushing the FTSE 100 index to its second consecutive closing high. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 08:52:07 AM
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....1494 euros. Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 hit another record, up almost 5 points at 7,429. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 11:17:08 AM
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....We are at a strange juncture in financial history, with a madman in the White House, Britain breaking itself into pieces, interest rates on the march up (in the US at least), the economy barely bigger than it was a decade ago, Greece in desperate straits and global debt at eye-watering levels. Yet almost every day the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 break new records. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:01:32 AM
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....London's leading shares ended the day lower, extending Tuesday's losses, after Wall Street suffered its worst day this year. The FTSE 100 shed 53. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....It’s a similar story in the UK. Just as the Dow remains above 20,000, so the FTSE 100 index closed on Wednesday 300 points above the 7,000 mark, which it last passed around Christmas time. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:28:44 PM
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....The biggest fall in US shares in five months prompted declines in Tokyo, Frankfurt, Paris and London, which in turn ensured another jittery opening in New York. In the City, the FTSE 100 closed 54 points lower at 7,324. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:21:57 PM
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.... His victory helped to buoy shares in other European markets as it allayed fears of a tide of nationalist sentiment spreading across the continent, undermining the eurozone and its economy. The UK’s main bluechip index, the FTSE 100, clocked up a new all-time high and the main indices in France and Germany closed at their highest levels since mid-2015. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The previous coalition government made big inroads into empowering investors to hold company boards to account, including giving them a binding vote on pay deals for the coming three years. For two-thirds of the FTSE 100, 2017 marks the third anniversary of a binding shareholder vote on what the UK’s largest companies pay their top team. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:59:54 PM
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.... Coupled with slow wage growth, this is restricting households’ ability to spend. Next shares were up 6% in flat markets, the biggest riser on the FTSE 100 index this morning. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....London's benchmark share index opened lower, despite shares in Next rising following its latest results . The FTSE 100 index was down 9. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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FTSE 100 dips despite boost from Next image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:31:43 AM
....London's benchmark share index opened lower, despite shares in Next rising following its latest results . The FTSE 100 index was down 9. ...
Next warns of price rises as profits fall for first time in eight years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 08:58:32 AM
.... Coupled with slow wage growth, this is restricting households’ ability to spend. Next shares were up 6% in flat markets, the biggest riser on the FTSE 100 index this morning. ...
The Trump bump for shares is dented – but watch where the oil price goes | Nils Pratley image
....It’s a similar story in the UK. Just as the Dow remains above 20,000, so the FTSE 100 index closed on Wednesday 300 points above the 7,000 mark, which it last passed around Christmas time. ...
Nervous markets take fright at prospect of Trump failing to deliver | Larry Elliott image
....The biggest fall in US shares in five months prompted declines in Tokyo, Frankfurt, Paris and London, which in turn ensured another jittery opening in New York. In the City, the FTSE 100 closed 54 points lower at 7,324. ...
Bosses' incomes are 386 times higher than Living Wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:21:15 PM
....The Equality Trust charity compared the £5. 3m average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive with the £13,660 earned by someone on the living wage. ...
Screwfix boosts Kingfisher's profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
....However, chief executive Veronique Laury warned of future uncertainty caused by Brexit and the French presidential elections. The cautious outlook sent Kingfisher shares down almost 5%, making it the biggest faller on the FTSE 100. ...
London's leading shares lose ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:45:47 AM
....London's leading shares ended the day lower, extending Tuesday's losses, after Wall Street suffered its worst day this year. The FTSE 100 shed 53. ...
FTSE CEOs 'earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:27 AM
....The average FTSE chief executive earns 386 times more than a worker on the national living wage, according to an analysis published by the Equality Trust as it steps up its campaign for new government rules to expose pay gaps. The charity used annual reports from 2015 for all the companies in the FTSE 100 to calculate that their CEOs pocket an average of £5. ...
Pound's jump unsettles London shares image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:06:16 AM
Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members image
....Kerry Dolan, co-editor of the Forbes billionaires list, published on Monday, said the gains are mostly the result of booming stock markets and the rising price of oil over the past 12 months. Global markets have hit record highs due to the so-called “Trump bump” following Trump’s election, with the Dow Jones soaring above 20,000 points for the first time and the UK’s FTSE 100 closing at a record 7,415 points last week. ...
British firms warned over new wave of pay revolts at AGMs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:59:57 PM
....Her intervention came after the coalition government gave investors a new binding vote on how a company intended to operate its pay policy for three years, in addition to the advisory vote on annual pay deals introduced by the Labour government 15 years ago. Two-thirds of the FTSE 100 leading companies will have to put their pay policies to a binding vote this year. ...
Executive pay: all eyes on boardroom as AGM season looms  | Chris Cummings image
.... The previous coalition government made big inroads into empowering investors to hold company boards to account, including giving them a binding vote on pay deals for the coming three years. For two-thirds of the FTSE 100, 2017 marks the third anniversary of a binding shareholder vote on what the UK’s largest companies pay their top team. ...
Netflix and Tesla overrated? Yes, in this mad, mad world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:01:32 AM
....We are at a strange juncture in financial history, with a madman in the White House, Britain breaking itself into pieces, interest rates on the march up (in the US at least), the economy barely bigger than it was a decade ago, Greece in desperate straits and global debt at eye-watering levels. Yet almost every day the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 break new records. ...
FTSE 100 closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:52:07 AM
. UK shares remained on the front foot on Friday, pushing the FTSE 100 index to its second consecutive closing high. ...
FTSE 100 hits another record closing high - as it happened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:31:43 AM
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Stock markets soar across Europe as FTSE clocks up new high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:58:16 PM
.... His victory helped to buoy shares in other European markets as it allayed fears of a tide of nationalist sentiment spreading across the continent, undermining the eurozone and its economy. The UK’s main bluechip index, the FTSE 100, clocked up a new all-time high and the main indices in France and Germany closed at their highest levels since mid-2015. ...
FTSE 100 closes at record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:47:19 PM
....Analysts also said there was some relief in the market at the defeat of the anti-immigration Freedom party in the Dutch election. The benchmark FTSE 100 rose 47. ...
UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:38:45 PM
....1526 euros. The FTSE 100 index, which has recently been moving in opposition to the pound, eased back from its earlier record highs. ...
Charlotte Hogg image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:51:01 PM
....Her mother Sarah Hogg, Baroness Hailsham, is an economist and former journalist. She was the first woman to chair a FTSE 100 company - the private equity firm 3i - and is a former governor of the BBC. ...
FTSE 100 slips after Brexit jitters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:57:01 AM
Bank of England deputy Charlotte Hogg to face MPs' verdict image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:57:32 PM
.... Her father is Douglas, who retired from parliament shortly after the expenses scandal, and is the 3rd Viscount Hailsham. Her mother, Sarah Hogg, now a baroness, headed John Major’s No 10 policy unit and then become the first woman to chair a FTSE 100 company. ...
Top executives may be brilliant – but their pay's about timing and luck image
. If you are the chief executive of a FTSE 100 company, and thus the recipient once a year of oodles of share-based incentives worth several times your £1m-ish salary, the quickest way to get seriously rich is as follows. ...
SSE to raise electricity prices next month image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:52:44 AM
.... For SSE customers that was £98 a year. Earlier this month the FTSE 100-listed company had to apologise to a number of customers whose smart meters had been reporting astonishingly high rogue readings for their electricity use. ...
UK shares lifted by takeover news image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:09:59 AM
....". The benchmark FTSE 100 closed 24 points higher at 7,367, with mining shares helping to pull the index higher after the price of copper and gold rose. ...
Call to boycott Tesco over 'endangered' white men claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 01:31:13 PM
....In the private sector, women accounted for just 29% of directors appointed in the UK last year, according to the recruitment firm Egon Zehnder, the lowest proportion since 2012. The proportion of female directors among FTSE 100 companies is 26%, and only 10% of executives at those firms are women. ...
Tesco chairman: White men 'endangered species' in UK boardrooms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 01:00:09 PM
....But businesswoman Helena Morrissey, a campaigner for greater gender diversity in the boardroom, tweeted that media reports of Mr Allan's speech had put an "unfair spin on what he's trying to say". Ms Morrissey's government-backed initiative, the 30% club, launched in 2010 with the goal of boosting female representation on FTSE 100 boards. ...
White men 'endangered species' in UK boardrooms, says Tesco chairman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 11:24:44 PM
....There are no full-time female executives on Tesco’s board. The proportion of female directors among FTSE 100 companies is 26%, while only 10% of executives at those same firms are women. ...
Charlotte Hogg: a family tree deeply rooted in the British establishment image
.... Douglas, who retired from parliament shortly after the expenses scandal, holds the title of 3rd Viscount Hailsham. Her mother, Sarah Hogg, now a baroness, is an economist whose career has spanned newspaper and TV journalism, heading Major’s No 10 policy unit and then becoming the first woman to chair a FTSE 100 company – the venture capital group 3i. ...
Does BT's Openreach deal mean faster broadband or higher prices? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:21:25 PM
.... One problem is BT’s pension scheme, which suffers from a mammoth deficit, and a forced separation would likely have provoked lengthy legal battles. BT’s share price was the fastest riser in the FTSE 100 after the deal was announced, which may suggest that shareholders will win most from this deal rather than householders. ...
Sir Martin Sorrell's £42m payout takes earnings to £210m in five years image
. The scale of pay deals on offer in FTSE 100 boardrooms has been illustrated by the latest payout to Sir Martin Sorrell, who was awarded more than £40m in 2016 taking the total payout to the chief executive of marketing and advertising company WPP in the past five years to more than £200m. ...
Morrisons leads FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:21:19 AM
....The London stock market opened lower, with shares in supermarket Morrisons dropping more than 5% despite it reporting rising sales and profits. The FTSE 100 index was down 42. ...
Smokers could earn £3,839 after quitting for just a year, figures reveal image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 08:38:00 AM
.... . Director Tom Conner said pack-a-day smokers who quit one year ago and paid their cigarette money into a FTSE 100 tracker fund would have contributed more than £3,500 so far and have a fund worth £3,839 including growth. ...
Bank of England deputy governor gets warning over conflict of interest image
....Her father Douglas – now the third Viscount Hailsham – was Conservative MP for Grantham, Lincolnshire and held ministerial positions and was embroiled in the expenses scandal, which exposed his claim for cleaning the moat at the family Lincolnshire seat in Kettlethorpe Hall. Her mother is the former journalist Sarah – now Lady Hogg – who led John Mayor’s policy unit and later became the first woman to chair a FTSE 100 company. ...
FTSE 100 dragged lower as Paddy Power Betfair shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:33:52 AM
.... . Overall, the FTSE 100 closed lower, having traded higher for much of the sessions, losing 10. ...
FTSE 100 down despite Standard Life boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:00:40 AM
....Standard Life shares rose 6%, while FTSE 250 member Aberdeen Asset Management climbed 4%. By the close, the FTSE 100 was down 24 points at 7,350. ...
Snap and Sorrell are wrong: powerful bosses can become untouchable insiders image
....Robert Maxwell’s Mirror Group and Asil Nadir’s Polly Peck were the great financial scandals of the early 1990s that prompted the City of London to get serious about good governance for the first time. In more recent years, the FTSE 100 index has seen ENRC, straight out of Kazakhstan and “more Soviet than City”, according to one non-executive director who was ejected from the boardroom as the dominant shareholders asserted control. ...
UK’s star fund manager aims to win over the older savers market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:00:08 AM
.... Woodford says this isn’t spectacular but isn’t bad, either. But with the FTSE 100 at a record high (and Wall Street even higher) aren’t shares expensive right now? “The UK market is polarised between very overvalued and very undervalued stocks. ...
FTSE closes down as WPP shares hit by cautious outlook image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:56:40 AM
. (Close): Advertising giant WPP was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100 on Friday after it gave a cautious outlook for the year ahead. ...
Pensions BOOSTED by record stock markets but savers cautioned image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:07:00 PM
....Britain's top indices, which hold billions of pounds worth of pension savings, have soared in 2017. The FTSE 100 is up almost four per cent since the start of February and has broken the 7,390 mark for the first time today, while the FTSE 250 has also reached its highest ever level this week. ...
FTSE 100 falls from record high as Capita slumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:09:57 AM
....8m and said its chief executive, Andy Parker, would step down later this year. Capita was the biggest faller in the FTSE 100, which slipped 0. ...
Capita boss to quit amid profit fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:19:35 AM
....Capita, which collects the fee on behalf of the BBC, is now under investigation by the corporation after allegations that its collectors targeted vulnerable people, spurred on by an aggressive incentive scheme. In addition, the company will drop out of the UK's FTSE 100 index of leading shares later this month because its share price has fallen sharply. ...
Dixons and Capita to drop out of FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:06:23 PM
. Dixons Carphone and Capita are to be relegated from the FTSE 100 index after their shares fell sharply in the last quarter. ...
Wall Street stocks rise after Trump's corporate tax cut promises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:42:20 PM
....The Dow Jones index, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq index of technology stocks reached fresh highs on Wednesday, while the FTSE in London also hit a new record. The Dow Jones surpassed 21,000 for the first time to reach 21,130, while FTSE 100 jumped almost 120 points to 7,382 on the day and more than 1,100 points higher – or 18% – on the same month a year ago. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:19:22 AM
....The London stock market closed at a record high, as the pound fell against the dollar and the euro. The benchmark FTSE 100 index jumped 1. ...
Moneysupermarket shares hit as revenues dip image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:27:26 AM
.... . The benchmark FTSE 100 index gained ground during the afternoon after spending the morning in the doldrums. ...
Firms urged to publish ethnic breakdown image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:12:53 AM
....She said that overt racism does still occur in workplaces, but she highlighted unconscious bias as being more pervasive and potentially more insidious. Only 74 FTSE 100 companies replied to her call for data for the report. ...
FTSE 100 shrugs off fall in insurance shares image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:27:14 AM
....Direct Line shares fell 7% while Admiral Group dropped about 3%. Despite this, the benchmark FTSE 100 index finished 9. ...
Will Pirc squeeze Apple until the pips squeak? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Meanwhile Pirc is not confining its critiques to US tech firms. It also opposes the remuneration report of FTSE 100 software group Sage, whose annual meeting happens to be on the same day as Apple’s. ...
FTSE dragged down by ex-dividend firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:36:49 PM
Barratt to pay out more to shareholders despite London sales slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:35:18 PM
....Brushing aside any uncertainty over the Brexit vote, Barratt Developments said it was sufficiently confident in the outlook for the housing market to extend its capital return plan, including special dividend payments of £175m in November 2017 and November 2018. Pre-tax profit in the first half rose almost by 9% to £321m, beating analysts’ expectations and helping to drive shares 2% higher, making Barratt one of the biggest risers on the FTSE 100 on Wednesday. ...
Avoid sky-high costs and charges to get the most out of your investments image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Mix and match. Justin Modray, head of Candid Financial Advice, recommends using ultra low-cost trackers for the major stock markets where outperformance is difficult, such as the US and the FTSE 100. ...
Savers told to vote with their feet for best deals, says finance expert image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....The big banks are still struggling to overcome the financial crisis, with HSBC posting disappointing results yesterday as write-downs hit the bank’s earnings. The other big FTSE 100-listed banks also report this week, with Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, warning RBS is on course to report its ninth consecutive year of losses. ...
Pension changes could cost 11m Britons thousands of pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 01:42:09 PM
....Companies that complain they cannot afford their pension schemes seem to be able to pay out large dividends to shareholders, the paper notes. “In 2015, FTSE 100 companies paid about five times as much in dividends as they did in contributions to their DB pension schemes,” it says. ...
Another Brexit downside: foreign giants in power grabs for famous British names image
....The fear is that the warning from Stefan Stern, head of the High Pay Centre, will prove to be right. He is a supporter of publishing pay ratios – an embarrassment to boardrooms as the bosses of FTSE 100 companies are currently paid around 147 times the average wage of employees. ...
UK bosses face tougher punishments over corporate governance rules image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:18:39 AM
....While Stefan Stern, head of the High Pay Centre, warned that the gap between chief executive pay and that of the workforce would keep widening unless there was radical reform. Bosses of of FTSE 100 companies are currently paid around 147 times the average wage of employees. ...
Former Rolls-Royce boss questioned in corruption inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 11:31:33 AM
.... When Rose announced his retirement from Rolls-Royce in 2010, Sir Vince Cable, then the business secretary, described him as a “champion of UK advanced manufacturing” and praised the “huge contribution he’s made to strategic thinking both within business and government on growing global market share”. Rolls-Royce will be in the spotlight again next week when the FTSE 100 company publishes its full-year results. ...
GSK needs no medicine despite talk of poor performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:49:04 PM
....If you had reinvested your dividends along the way, you would have enjoyed a 116% return on your money by owning GlaxoSmithKline shares in the nine years since Sir Andrew Witty became chief executive. That record is much better than the FTSE 100 index’s, but poorer than AstraZeneca’s, which is one reason why the perception persists that GSK has been a laggard. ...
Church of England: we'll vote to block excessive boardroom pay deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 05:31:51 PM
....Matthews said this year’s AGM season was important because of the number of binding votes on pay policies, which must be put forward for shareholders’ approval every three years. It has been estimated that about two-thirds of companies in the FTSE 100 have to put their pay policies to a vote this year. ...
Want to know how society's doing? Forget GDP – try these alternatives | Mark Rice-Oxley image
....6% in the final quarter of 2016. The FTSE 100 and Germany’s DAX 30 persisted close to record highs, while US GDP softened slightly. ...
Tobacco giant Imperial Brands rethinks CEO's pay rise after revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 10:31:52 AM
. Shareholders appear to have blocked a pay rise for Alison Cooper, chief executive of Imperial Brands, in a move that may affect other FTSE 100 companies aiming to hike the bonuses of their bosses. ...
Dow Jones hits record high – is Trump good for stock markets? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 03:18:04 PM
....Handing out mid-career gongs is like awarding medals for a marathon while the race is still in progress. Most directors’ contracts at FTSE 100 companies these days acknowledge the point as it applies to bonuses, by including clawback clauses. ...
Dow Jones industrial average surpasses 20,000 to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:30:48 PM
....co/wXFhXBLgag. The Dow record comes as the S&P 500 index, tech-heavy Nasdaq and London’s FTSE 100 stock market index have all hit record highs in recent weeks. ...
Theresa May's post-Brexit industrial strategy ducks tough decisions | Nils Pratley image
.... The white paper needs to be sharper. If you were a shareholder in a FTSE 100 company, would you expect to be told that your chairman had been censured by the board after an internal investigation? Would you want to know there had been “material breaches” of policies covering conflicts of interest? The answer to both questions is surely yes. ...
Hurrah for the industrial strategy. At last Britain has a plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 06:59:23 AM
.... A week after the UK referendum, he said the result had “unleashed a crisis in the markets comparable in severity only to that of 2007-08”. The squall passed and the FTSE 100 and Dow Jones are close to record highs. ...
Is the FTSE heading for the crash of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
.... It turned into one of the best-read stories on the Guardian’s business pages – and RBS was hopelessly, gloriously wrong. On 12 January 2016, at the time of RBS’s forecast, the FTSE 100 index stood at 5929. ...
Buy, George? World's largest fund manager hires Osborne as adviser image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 04:53:41 PM
....2tn) of investments for pensioners and savers. It is one of the biggest investors in companies on the stock market and is usually among the top three shareholders in FTSE 100 companies. ...

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