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....Further boardroom upheaval is under way at Burberry after the luxury fashion brand revealed its long-standing chairman, Sir John Peace, is planning to leave. Peace has been chair of the FTSE 100 company since it was spun out of GUS in 2002, and has signalled his departure as the new chief executive prepares to take the helm. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:10:12 PM
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....Wages are now falling in real terms – adjusting for inflation – and the squeeze on household budgets has hurt consumer-facing businesses. But unemployment remains at a 42-year low, a drop in imports has narrowed Britain’s trade deficit and the pound’s renewed weakness has boosted the FTSE 100 by flattering the performance of companies that operate overseas and report their earnings in dollars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The fall in the pound and tougher backdrop for household finances has also hurt the fortunes of some UK focused companies. Hargreaves Lansdown said that while the FTSE 100 was up 18% over the past year, UK focused retailers Dixons Carphone and Next had suffered big falls, with shares down 29% and 27% respectively. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Doorstep lending is a straightforward business, according to Provident Financial’s website. The FTSE 100 company provides “simple cash-based loans” and has been doing so for 137 years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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One year on from Brexit vote: business's winners and losers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
....The fall in the pound and tougher backdrop for household finances has also hurt the fortunes of some UK focused companies. Hargreaves Lansdown said that while the FTSE 100 was up 18% over the past year, UK focused retailers Dixons Carphone and Next had suffered big falls, with shares down 29% and 27% respectively. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
....Wages are now falling in real terms – adjusting for inflation – and the squeeze on household budgets has hurt consumer-facing businesses. But unemployment remains at a 42-year low, a drop in imports has narrowed Britain’s trade deficit and the pound’s renewed weakness has boosted the FTSE 100 by flattering the performance of companies that operate overseas and report their earnings in dollars. ...
Burberry faces upheaval as chairman signals departure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:10:12 PM
....Further boardroom upheaval is under way at Burberry after the luxury fashion brand revealed its long-standing chairman, Sir John Peace, is planning to leave. Peace has been chair of the FTSE 100 company since it was spun out of GUS in 2002, and has signalled his departure as the new chief executive prepares to take the helm. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick should have gone years ago | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 10:01:21 AM
....Doorstep lending is a straightforward business, according to Provident Financial’s website. The FTSE 100 company provides “simple cash-based loans” and has been doing so for 137 years. ...
Morrisons' indignation over shareholder rebellion is misplaced | Nils Pratley image
....8m in total, which ought to be enough to get him out of bed in the morning. Why does Potts need a carrot worth an extra half a million? At this point, Morrisons’ argument descends into the usual pleas about what a good job Potts is doing and how an LTIP set at “only” 240% salary was subpar for a FTSE 100 chief executive. ...
Bank of England edges closer to increasing UK interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:11:41 AM
....276 it is still down 14% against the dollar when compared with the night of the EU referendum a year ago. The pound’s loss has been the FTSE 100’s gain, however, as weaker sterling has flattered the earnings of the many companies on the stock index that make money overseas. ...
Foreign investors snapping up London homes suitable for first-time buyers image
.... The government has raised concerns that some buyers are housing the proceeds of corruption in London homes and when Boris Johnson was mayor he attacked the trend of London homes being used as “gold bullion in the sky”. In 2015, the brochure for a development in Vauxhall Cross boasted returns on property in the area had been “better than … the FTSE 100 and gold”. ...
Visitor numbers fall at UK attractions after terrorist attacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 07:24:26 AM
.... The update did not mention if there had been any impact from the temporary closure of water rides at Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland after an accident in May at a similar attraction at the Drayton Manor theme park, which is not part of the Merlin group. Merlin shares were the biggest faller in the FTSE 100 in early trading on Tuesday, down 3. ...
Britain looks set for a politically hot summer but what is the future for your finances? image
....Share prices surprised everybody by booming in the wake of last year’s shock wins for Brexit and US President Donald Trump, and Friday’s expected carnage never happened. The FTSE 100 actually ended the day up more than 1 per cent at 7,527. ...
Pound sinks but FTSE 100 climbs after shock election result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:22:37 AM
.... Shares in the fashion retailer Next were also lower on fears that consumer confidence would take a knock. But with the pound at its lowest level since since Theresa May called the snap election on 18 April, the FTSE 100 was pulled higher as the international companies that dominate the blue chip index stand to benefit from weakness in sterling. ...
Business and City leaders call for reassurance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:06:32 AM
Election 2017: Investors unnerved by economic uncertainty image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 05:09:50 AM
....The prospect of a hung parliament and speculation about the election result's impact on Brexit saw the value of sterling slide against the dollar. Although the FTSE 100 closed 1% up - boosted by companies that earn profits in dollars - domestic stocks like Next and Barratt Developments were hit hard. ...
Pound plunges amid fears over Brexit delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 01:05:46 AM
....Samuel Tombs, the chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, described the exit poll as a “thunderbolt”, reflecting shock across the City, where dealers had begun the evening expecting a clear majority for the Conservatives. The pound remained under pressure but analysts at financial firm IG said the futures markets were predicting the FTSE 100 index would open just 13 points lower, cushioned in part by the fall in sterling, which benefits the international companies in the index. ...
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
.... However, an index that measures sterling volatility surged to its highest level in a year in expectation of strong swings in the currency as results begin to come in. The FTSE 100 fell 0. ...
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
.... But shares and and government bonds will also be jolted as their markets open on Friday morning. Investors were surprised when May called the election on 18 April, with the FTSE 100 suffering its biggest fall since the vote for Brexit while sterling rallied, but most commentators expected the Tories would win convincingly, with some predicting a landslide. ...
Relieved RBS bosses should spare a thought for the claimaints image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 02:27:31 PM
....For Santander shareholders, the critical piece of information is the one they will not get: did Botín jump to buy Popular, or was she pushed by the banking authorities?. At most FTSE 100 companies, a 21% vote against the remuneration report would be a cause of embarrassment. ...
Cash savers losing interest over low returns image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 09:17:00 AM
.... Top performing fund MFM Slater Growth would have turned £1,000 into £6,530. In March 2009 the FTSE 100 was around 3500, but today it stands at over 7500. ...
FTSE 100 dips ahead of election image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:34:08 AM
FTSE 100 steady as Burberry shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 08:06:48 AM
....The UK's benchmark share index ended Tuesday virtually unchanged after spending most of the day in negative territory. At the close of trade, the FTSE 100 was down by just 0. ...
London Stock Exchange shouldn't bend rules for $2tn Saudi flotation | Nils Pratley image
.... The advisory fees would keep rolling in for decades because, once a firm has settled on a foreign stock exchange, it tends to stick around. That is why there is an intense lobbying effort to persuade City regulators that, to sweeten the appeal of London over New York, Aramco should be given fast-track entry to the FTSE 100 index, even though the Saudi regime seems to have no intention of meeting one of the basic qualifying criteria. ...
Airline shares lower after terror attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 08:11:29 AM
Sterling flat as shares edge higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 07:47:25 AM
....Recent opinion polls have cast doubt on earlier forecasts of a landslide win for the Conservatives on 8 June. The FTSE 100 hit a new peak of 7,598. ...
First Group leads FTSE 250 losers' list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:33:17 AM
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
. In the latest reshuffle of the FTSE share market indexes, security company G4S is rejoining the FTSE 100. ...
Labour plans inheritance tax raid: Jeremy Corbyn sets his sights on YOUR inheritance image
....Home ownership levels for those under 35 have fallen dramatically as house price rises outstrip earnings. The surge in the FTSE 100, which recently burst through 7500 for the first time, has also boosted the over 50s by driving up the value of their pensions and stocks and shares Isas. ...
FTSE 100 falls as IAG hit by BA's IT failure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:44:34 AM
....BA says it is now operating a full flight schedule at Heathrow and Gatwick. The FTSE 100 fell back from Friday's record close, and ended 24 points lower at 7,522. ...
FTSE reaches record high as UK opinion poll spooks sterling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:37:09 PM
....Shares in Britain’s biggest companies reached record levels on Friday as a slump in the pound boosted the value of firms with overseas earnings. The FTSE 100 jumped 63 points to close the day at 7,547, closely followed by the FTSE 250, seen as a better barometer of the health of UK business, which also reached an all-time closing high, rising 57 points to 20,024. ...
UK shares reach new highs as sterling slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 09:42:58 AM
....UK share indexes have closed at record highs as the value of sterling slipped. The benchmark FTSE 100 index ended the day up 29. ...
Petrofac's move to appease SFO offers fuel for thought | Nils Pratley image
....One could understand why. Petrofac, a former member of the FTSE 100 index in the days of higher oil prices, is still a very big business. ...
'Workers are being punished by Brexit' – experts debate the data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:14:25 AM
....Taking all this data together, it is generally consistent with the slowdown in economic growth which is expected by most economic forecasters this year and next. Despite this, optimism about global prospects plus a decline in the value of the pound against the euro has helped to push up the UK stock market, with the FTSE 100 hitting a record high in the middle of last week. ...
Brexit economy: workers face squeeze but firms remain upbeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:12:55 AM
....In the latest figures, unemployment is at the lowest level since 1975 and retail sales rebounded as shoppers apparently shrugged off any worries about rising prices to keep spending in April, although many retailers and economists take issue with the accuracy of the official data. Despite uncertainty over the impending Brexit negotiations with the rest of the EU, closely watched business surveys point to a buoyant mood across a broad range of companies and the FTSE 100 has set record highs. ...
FTSE ends flat as Wizz Air takes off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:01:17 AM
. London's FTSE 100 share index ended tantalisingly close to a record level on Thursday, but the mid-cap FTSE 250 index enjoyed the greater action. ...
Retailers sag as FTSE 100 slides image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 08:04:48 AM
....London's stock market dipped at the finish on Tuesday after spending the day in positive territory. The benchmark FTSE 100 ended the day down 11. ...
FTSE 100 rises as sterling weakens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:02:52 PM
....30 mark. The FTSE 100 ended 25. ...
FTSE 100 rebounds and sterling rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 08:02:14 AM
.... having recovered some of the ground lost in the past two days. At the close on Friday, the FTSE 100 was up 34. ...
FTSE's recent record-breaking run stalls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:29:02 AM
. The FTSE 100's recent record-breaking run has stalled, with shares losing ground on Wednesday. ...
The safety-first for savers and pensioners trying to secure shares image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
. Yet at the same time the stock market is booming, with the FTSE 100 bursting through 7500 for the first time ever yesterday. ...
Vanguard move sparks price war for personal investors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 12:45:12 PM
....Shares in the UK's leading online personal investment firm, Hargreaves Lansdown, fell almost 8% after the Vanguard announcement, as its own fees will now be undercut. It was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100. ...
FTSE 100's record-breaking streak continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:33:01 AM
. The FTSE 100's recent record-breaking run showed no sign of ending as the UK's main share index set new intra-day and closing highs. ...
Giant US fund manager to shake up UK investment market by halving fees image
....2tn (£3. 3tn) under management, mostly in low-cost index funds, which promise to track a particular index, such as the FTSE 100. ...
Labour reveals 'fat cat' tax pledge aimed at reining in excessive pay image
.... It will also commit Labour to the eventual goal of scrapping the House of Lords and replacing it with an elected senate and extending the power of regional and local government. Launching the policy on excessive wages, Labour will point out that pay for CEOs in the FTSE 100 has risen by 33% since 2010 and now stands at £5. ...
FTSE 100 closes at  record high as oil price rallies – as it happened image
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We wouldn’t need price caps if the Tories hadn’t cut energy-saving schemes image
.... It is crucial that the next government spends the money on skills training before a full Brexit – hard or soft – and not wait until the situation reaches a crisis. Six years after the government pledged to increase diversity in FTSE 100 boardrooms, it is hard to believe that any business remains a male bastion. ...
Great bed and power shower: is this really a budget hotel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:00:03 PM
.... Virgin Trains, too, has created a standard-class business package. Premier Inn and Travelodge, the UK’s two largest budget hotel chains, say around half of the FTSE 100 index of Britain’s biggest firms have business accounts with them, as well as thousands of small firms. ...
FTSE 100 boosted by AstraZeneca rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:54:47 AM
. The FTSE 100 closed higher, boosted by a rise for AstraZeneca after it reported that a cancer drug trial showed promising results. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
.... The alleged fraud in Italy, which was uncovered by investigators summoned from KPMG after a whistleblower’s tip-off, may have been sophisticated but its size was enormous. It shouldn’t happen at a large FTSE 100 company. ...
Sterling falls after Bank report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:59:40 AM
....Some analysts had speculated that a second member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee might vote in favour of a rate rise. On the stock market, the FTSE 100 index closed almost flat, up 1. ...
Smirnoff owner Diageo to pay HMRC £107m in 'Google tax' crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:54:14 PM
....Diageo, the drinks company behind Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, is to pay HMRC £107m under the “Google tax” crackdown aimed at multinationals. The FTSE 100 business said HMRC was preparing to demand additional tax and interest of £107m for 2015 and 2016. ...
TalkTalk slumps 11% on profit warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:06:26 AM
....The firm suffered a major hacking attack in 2015 that halved its profits that year. The FTSE 100 ended the day 0. ...
Whitbread's Alison Brittain named Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:33:35 AM
....The chief executive of Whitbread, Alison Brittain, has said it is important for businesses to set diversity targets, as she scooped the Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of the year award. “I’m not a great fan of quotas but I am a great fan of targets and there’s a subtle difference,” said Brittain, who is one of just seven female FTSE 100 chief executives. ...
Alison Brittain named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 08:22:18 PM
....Alison Brittain, chief executive of Whitbread, has been named as Veuve Clicquot's business woman of 2017. A career banker, she joined Whitbread in 2016, becoming one of only a handful of women running FTSE 100 firms. ...
Energy shares still down on cap pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 07:38:39 AM
....on are German, Scottish Power owner Iberdrola Spanish and EdF French. The FTSE 100 share index has made further gains from a mildly higher opening, up 44. ...
FTSE 100 closes flat after French election image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 08:33:34 AM
.... . The FTSE 100 share index was just 3 points or 0. ...
Oil hits five-month low amid warnings of commodities rout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 01:51:47 AM
.... Japan and South Korea remain closed for the spring holiday. The FTSE 100 was set to open slightly down on Friday morning, according to futures trading. ...
Next shares tumble as retailer warns of challenging market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 10:50:34 AM
....”. As investors took fright, Next was the biggest faller in early trading on the FTSE 100, before the share price rallied to around the £42 mark, a decline of about 4. ...
FTSE 100 lifted by HSBC and Shell results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:36:35 AM
....Strong results from HSBC and oil giant Royal Dutch Shell helped to push the UK market higher. Shortly before midday, the FTSE 100 index was up 36. ...
Take stock ahead of a stabilising election image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:15:00 AM
.... . The FTSE 100 boomed ahead of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative victory in 1987, rising 9. ...
Galliford shares hit by £100m project blow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:30:48 AM
....The FTSE 250-listed firm has taken a one-off charge of nearly £100m on the cost of the Queensferry Crossing bridge and the Aberdeen West Peripheral Route. On the FTSE 100, Sainsbury's fell 5. ...
Bank of mum and dad 'involved in 26 per cent of property transactions in 2017'  image
....More than £6. 5 billion will be lent by the parents in 2017 - up from £5 billion the previous year - the research from FTSE 100 financial services group Legal & General and economics consultancy Cebr suggests. ...

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