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....The surge in tourist numbers during the spring has kept the annual rate of growth at 8%, but analysts believe there will be no repeat of the double digit increases seen earlier in the year because of terror attacks in Manchester and London and the recent weakness of the dollar, which has deterred some American tourists from travelling to London. Guy Ellison, an analyst at Investec Wealth & Investment, which monitors leisure firms such as London Eye and Madame Tussaud’s owner Merlin, said: “The pick up in inbound tourism is welcome, with London likely to have been the prime beneficiary. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. On the trading front, the company had to cope with foreign exchange problems in its African businesses last year but Investec believes this year should be better: “2017 threw several curve balls at PZ Cussons, but the business coped admirably, delivering a solid pre-tax profit … While we do not believe 2018 will show any significant underlying economic improvement, we do not expect a recurrence of the level of disruption the group had to contend with last year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . A new study by Investec Wealth & Investment shows that financial considerations play a major role at this age, with growing numbers choosing to marry to secure better financial rights on death or divorce, or improved inheritance tax benefits. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of September 2017 08:59:27 AM
....”. On the trading front, the company had to cope with foreign exchange problems in its African businesses last year but Investec believes this year should be better: “2017 threw several curve balls at PZ Cussons, but the business coped admirably, delivering a solid pre-tax profit … While we do not believe 2018 will show any significant underlying economic improvement, we do not expect a recurrence of the level of disruption the group had to contend with last year. ...
UK draws record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 09:18:13 AM
....The surge in tourist numbers during the spring has kept the annual rate of growth at 8%, but analysts believe there will be no repeat of the double digit increases seen earlier in the year because of terror attacks in Manchester and London and the recent weakness of the dollar, which has deterred some American tourists from travelling to London. Guy Ellison, an analyst at Investec Wealth & Investment, which monitors leisure firms such as London Eye and Madame Tussaud’s owner Merlin, said: “The pick up in inbound tourism is welcome, with London likely to have been the prime beneficiary. ...
Why you should check your finances before getting married in later life image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 09:31:00 AM
.... . A new study by Investec Wealth & Investment shows that financial considerations play a major role at this age, with growing numbers choosing to marry to secure better financial rights on death or divorce, or improved inheritance tax benefits. ...
Bell Pottinger goes into administration amid South Africa scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:35:58 PM
.... Both have previously denied such a relationship. More than a dozen clients, including Waitrose, Richemont, Investec, HSBC, TalkTalk and the Clydesdale banking group, have cut ties with the agency. ...
UK exports outside EU fall despite weak pound image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 10:42:19 AM
....But weak growth and the stuttering Brexit talks will probably convince them to stay put, according to economists. Philip Shaw, of City bank Investec, said the monetary policy committee will probably keep rates steady until 2019, while a rate hike this year is “very unlikely”. ...
Bell Pottinger could go under within days, sources claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 06:47:15 PM
....The scandal has pushed clients to reconsider their use of Bell Pottinger. In all, almost a dozen clients have now parted ways with the agency including HSBC, Clydesdale, TalkTalk, construction group Carillion, Richemont, Investec and mining group Acacia along with Unite, the listed student accommodation group. ...
Bell Pottinger could close by end of the year without fresh finance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:25:01 AM
....“Ascential reviews its global PR roster on an ongoing basis to ensure all continue to deliver exceptional work and value for the company and our products,” the company said. It has also been reported that the Singaporean investment company Temasek hadended its relationship with Bell Pottinger, adding to a string of departures including Clydesdale Bank, the construction company Carillion, HSBC, TalkTalk, Richemont, Investec and Acacia, which owns goldmines in Tanzania. ...
Bell Pottinger loses clients and staff in wake of South Africa scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 05:13:28 PM
....Three organisations have already fired the agency over the scandal. They are Richemont, the Swiss luxury company headed by South African businessman Johann Rupert; Investec, the South African investment group; and Acacia, which owns goldmines in Tanzania. ...
Bell Pottinger investor walks away as South Africa row deepens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 11:46:30 AM
.... “We don’t comment on specific supplier relationships,” said a spokeswoman, who refused to elaborate further. Bell Pottinger has already lost at least five clients over the furore: Richemont, the Swiss luxury company headed by South African businessman Johann Rupert; Investec, the South African investment group; and Acacia, which owns gold mines in Tanzania; Clydesdale Bank; and construction firm Carillion. ...
Bell Pottinger expelled from PR trade body after South Africa racism row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 05:59:00 PM
....”. Richemont, the Swiss luxury company headed by South African businessman Johann Rupert and Investec, the South African investment group, have both ended ties with Bell Pottinger. ...
Banks brace for rush of PPI claims as £42m TV ad campaign begins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 10:21:14 AM
.... The bill for Lloyds alone now stands at £18bn. Ian Gordon, an analyst at Investec, said the parts of the unutilised provisions were “an estimate of all future redress costs through to August 2019. ...
Bell Pottinger faces sanction over claims it stirred racial tension in South Africa image
....Bell, who has previously represented the Pinochet Foundation, Syria’s first lady, Asma al-Assad, and the governments of Bahrain and Egypt, told the BBC that working for the Guptas was a “politically toxic contract” and warned that it could lose other clients. Bell Pottinger has lost some of its biggest clients, including the South African investment bank Investec, the South African tourism board, the London-listed, African-focused miner Acacia, and Richemont, the luxury goods company that owns Cartier and Montblanc and is controlled by the South African billionaire Johann Rupert. ...
Brexit economy: outlook positive but rocky negotiations could bring instability image
....Despite the encouraging data in the last couple of months, economists believe the drop in sterling is yet to fully wash through the economy, while the Bank of England expects CPI to reach 3% later in the year. “Fundamentally we suspect we’ve got further effects from the fall in sterling to come through into the high street,” said Philip Shaw, an economist at the banking group Investec. ...
Pound falls against dollar as inflation comes in lower than expected image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:10:12 PM
.... Even so, the BoE’s monetary policy committee had said earlier this month it expected CPI to climb to about 3% in October before gradually retreating. “Although we expect CPI inflation to rise a bit further over the months ahead, the end of inflation’s ascent now looks in sight,” said Victoria Clarke, of Investec. ...
UK inflation tipped to rise again with wages forecast to stagnate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 03:28:41 PM
....Analysts are pointing to higher utility prices in July, following gas and electricity tariff hikes by EDF in late June, while food and furniture prices have risen steadily on the back of the fall in sterling. Philip Shaw, the chief economist at Investec, pointed to a further fall in petrol prices and the abolition of mobile phone roaming charges across the EU in mid-June as keeping inflation in check. ...
Bell Pottinger faces hearing over claims it stirred racial tension in South Africa image
.... He warned that it could lose other clients. Bell Pottinger has lost some of its biggest clients, including South African investment bank Investec, the South African tourism board, London-listed African-focused miner Acacia and Richemont, the luxury goods company that owns Cartier and Montblanc and which is controlled by South African billionaire Johann Rupert. ...
Budget deficit leaps as Brexit-fuelled inflation troubles Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 11:29:19 AM
....Alan Clarke, an economist at Scotia Bank, said it was worrying that the deficit was wider than expected in the early part of the financial year when the last third was already scheduled to see a large deterioration in tax receipts. Phil Shaw, an economist at Investec, said: “Today’s figures illustrate the challenges confronting the chancellor to manage the public finances, as he is faced with a double whammy of slowing growth and rising inflation on one side and calls for greater expenditure on the other. ...
UK inflation figures will shine light on impact of pound's Brexit slide image
....“Food inflation, however, is continuing to grind higher in response to sterling’s collapse,” Tombs said. Victoria Clarke, UK analyst at Investec, said the impact of air fares was likely to shave 0. ...
Spending falls at fastest rate for four years as consumers tighten belts image
....9%. Victoria Clarke, economist at Investec, said there was little sign of a pickup in wage growth in the coming months, intensifying the squeeze on household finances. ...
Fears for UK economy after weaker-than-expected growth reports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 11:37:06 AM
....A trio of weaker-than-expected reports from the Office for National Statistics left traders scrambling to scale back earlier bets that policymakers could raise interest rates by the end of 2017 and perhaps as soon as next month. “The data releases of the past week will help to dissuade the UK’s monetary policy committee from a near-term rate hike,” said Victoria Clarke, economist at Investec. ...
Massive cyber-attack could cost Nurofen and Durex maker £100m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 07:38:33 AM
.... Reckitt’s shares were among the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 in early trading on Thursday, down 2%. Eddy Hargreaves, analysts at Investec bank, said that profits and turnover would both be hit: “The cost of recovery from the recent cyber-attack on Reckitt’s operations is still being assessed by management. ...
Barclays sees the beak about the bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 05:59:20 AM
.... What effect this latest stormy period in British politics will have on the economy will emerge to some extent this week, with the release of the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) data on the services and manufacturing sectors. As the general election did not have the same effect as the EU referendum just over a year ago, there is not likely to have been as sharp a decline, but analysts at Investec think there will still be a drop. ...
Election rules hit Bank's recruitment as monetary policy committee shrinks image
....2%. Investec economist Philip Shaw said while the departure of Forbes will leave the MPC without a hawk, it is unlikely to change the outlook for rates. ...
Growth slump as rising prices slowed consumer spending, figures to show image
....The second estimate of GDP growth provides a more detailed breakdown of how the economy performed, including a first take on consumer spending. Philip Shaw, economist at Investec, said the detail was likely to confirm that the first quarter was “a very soft period” for household spending, following decent growth of 0. ...
Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost image
.... Its food business is also expected to post a small decline in underlying sales. Investec analyst Kate Calvert has pencilled in pre-tax profits of £603m for the year to 31 March – down from £690m a year ago as the combination of rising costs and falling sales eats into the company’s profitability. ...
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....”. Investec analyst Hunter Hillcoat says: “In our view, BHP’s ‘chronic underperformance’ is not as chronic as Elliott makes out and some aspects of the Elliott presentation appear disingenuous and/or made with the benefit of hindsight. ...
Lloyds reaches landmark as government sells final shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:45:44 PM
Bank of England walks the tightrope over interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 06:00:55 AM
....“The MPC will have to acknowledge that it is confronted with a slightly more difficult trade-off for policy-setting than previously, but we don’t foresee a change from its core neutral stance,” said Sam Hill, senior UK economist at RBC Capital Markets. Weighing up how the eight policymakers at this week’s meeting will vote, Victoria Clarke, an economist at Investec, noted that minutes from the March meeting in March showed worries about inflation went beyond Forbes. ...
Chinese economy cools as key sectors continue to slow image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:42:19 PM
....Economists are hopeful that the news on growth will remain positive enough so that Chinese authorities are not tempted to ease back on the pace of reform or reach for once-favoured ways of propping up the economy, such as spending on big infrastructure projects and relying on the booming property market. “A steady flow of solid economic data will only reinforce expectations the Chinese authorities can afford to focus their efforts on reducing financial imbalances in the economy rather than supporting the growth rate of the economy itself,” Victoria Clarke, an economist at the bank Investec, said in a research note ahead of the PMI reports. ...
Inflation puts the brakes on Britain's economic activity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:04 AM
....”. Chris Hare, UK economist at Investec, said: “While the weaker pound is probably beginning to provide some boost to net exports, the negative impact on household spending power via higher imported inflation is beginning to bite discernibly. ...
UK retail surge since Brexit vote comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:11:30 PM
....”. Simon Wells, chief European economist at HSBC, said the unexpectedly sharp contraction in March showed “consumers are feeling the pinch”, while Victoria Clarke, UK economist at Investec, said it would drag first-quarter GDP growth down to 0. ...
Living standards in UK fall for the first time since 2014 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:14:56 PM
....”. Investec economist Chris Hare noted that despite continued employment growth, only 30,000 jobs were added to the economy in the six months to February, over the previous six months – the slowest pace of growth seen since mid-2013. ...
Savings rates turn NEGATIVE amid biting inflation with just ONE account beating rate image
....Maike Currie, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International, said: "The time to protect yourself against the return of inflation is before it happens and physical assets such as gold, agriculture and property are all good protectors against the wealth-eroding effects of inflation. "You can invest in gold via a fund which invests in the shares of gold mining companies, such as the Investec Global Gold Fund or tap into property via the BlackRock Global Property Securities Equity Tracker Fund which benefits from the liquidity offered by real estate equities. ...
Price rises and pay figures to underline Brexit strain on Britons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:21 PM
....1%, thanks to the Easter impact on airfares being delayed until April this year, as well as softer fuel prices and a reversal of February’s “lettuce crisis”, when bad weather hit harvests in southern Europe and pushed the price of an iceberg up 67%. But economists at Investec predict inflation will nudge up to 2. ...
UK unemployment falls to joint lowest rate since 1975 but wages stall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:27:55 AM
....7%, the weakest in more than two years. Chris Hare, an economist at Investec, saida squeeze in real wages was under way and was likely to intensify as inflation picks up. ...
Barclays full-year profits almost treble to £3.2bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:02:21 PM
....Simon Jack: Barclays boss has reasons to be cheerful. Investec analyst Ian Gordon said that Barclays had benefitted from the sharp depreciation of the pound against the dollar following the Brexit vote, and that its investment bank revenues had also helped its performance. ...
UK economy grows faster than thought image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 11:45:29 AM
....It attributes that to "subdued growth" in investment in information and communications technology equipment, as well as "other machinery and equipment". Shilen Shah, a bond strategist at Investec Wealth & Investment, said: "Somewhat disappointingly, business investment fell on the quarter, with hints that Brexit uncertainty is hitting business confidence. ...
City watchdog investigating HSBC over potential financial crime, bank reveals image
....But the bank’s shares, which have risen 55% since the EU referendum, endured one of their biggest one day falls since the depths of the banking crisis. Ian Gordon, an analyst at Investec said, said the figures were a “grim reality” while analysts at Bernstein said “HSBC missed on income and capital”. ...
British Gas price freeze is unlikely to impress customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....6bn, but some of the shine will be taken off by the £245m fraud at HBOS, which has left it having to compensate victims. Meanwhile, Barclays could beat consensus forecasts due to foreign exchange movements, according to analysts at Investec. ...
UK inflation is forecast to come in shy of Bank of England's 2 per cent target image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 12:00:00 AM
...."The upside for UK inflation in January may have been limited by a number of retailers engaging in aggressive discounting in the January sales after disappointing sales at the end of the year," he said. Investec predicts inflation will notch up to 1. ...
Fraud case and falling share price take shine off Lloyds’s farewell to taxpayer image
....He has also closed branches while putting the Lloyds and HBOS operations together, and then pared back costs to bolster profits, including swingeing jobs cuts – some 57,000 since 2008. But cost-cutting is loved by the City and Ian Gordon, banks analyst at Investec, points out that the profit the government made on selling a tranche of its Lloyds shares two years ago, when they were trading above the 73. ...
Candy brothers accused of blackmail and extortion in high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 11:40:18 AM
.... It collapsed last summer in a blaze of publicity after burning through £14m without launching its app to the general public. In a 103-page written submission, Stewart said the financier Jonathan Arnst would also give evidence, alleging that the brothers attempted to “destabilise” Holyoake’s relationship with his employer Investec bank. ...
UK chancellor rules out cutting stake in RBS after £3.1bn US hit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 07:14:10 AM
.... However, he provided a “health warning” that the bill may yet rise and that no formal discussions were under way with the justice department. Ian Gordon, an analyst at Investec, noted Theresa May was meeting Donald Trump on Friday. ...
UK GDP preview: sharp slowdown expected in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 03:54:01 PM
....5% in the final quarter of last year, according to a Reuters poll of economists. Chris Hare, economist at the bank Investec was among those predicting the GDP figures on Thursday would show a strong finish to the year. ...
Celebrity deaths: Stars highlight the inheritance tax risk image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Many also fear their children will squander the cash on pricey holidays, according to new research from Investec Wealth & Management. ...
FTSE falters but Royal Bank of Scotland rises after Deutsche Bank deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 09:51:02 AM
....5p on hopes that Deutsche will provide a precedent and the fine will be lower than feared. Investec analyst Ian Gordon said:. ...
US rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 07:10:01 PM
UK's trade deficit before Brexit vote narrower than first calculated image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 11:14:26 PM
....Trade in goods and services is the largest component of a country’s current account balance. “It’s a difficult area of the economy to measure, in fairness to the ONS, but these are big revisions and you get this unease in drawing firm conclusions on the external position of the UK,” said Investec economist Philip Shaw. ...
Apple supplier Imagination Technologies jumps after restructuring image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 11:19:25 AM
.... Buy. At Investec, analyst Roger Phillips said:. ...
The Brexit economy: remarkable resilience as spectre of inflation looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:30:21 PM
.... But analysts believe details released with this latest GDP report will show business investment slowed following the Brexit vote. Chris Hare, economist at Investec commented: “When economic uncertainty rises, business investment tends to be the first casualty – in such episodes businesses, tend to revert to ‘wait-and-see’ mode and postpone their capital spending plans. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of October 2016 11:12:35 PM
.... Lower rates make it harder for banks to make a profit but that's less of a problem for HSBC with its large overseas interests, than it is for the domestic banks. Ian Gordon, a banking analyst at Investec, says most of HSBC's business is outside the UK, including the US, where interest rates are forecast to rise. ...
Glencore steps up debt reduction plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 07:49:46 AM
....Glencore, along with the rest of the mining industry, has had a tough few years. In September last year, Glencore's shares dived after a note from analysts at Investec said its equity value could be "eliminated", although Glencore responded that it was "operationally and financially robust". ...
Mining sector outlook improves despite losses and Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 05:18:11 PM
...."At the end of 2015 they accounted for around 2. 5%, so they've more than doubled in a year, which is impressive," says Jeremy Wrathall, mining team leader at Investec. ...
New economic data to show zero progress on jobs recovery image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 02:35:00 PM
....”. Philip Shaw, chief economist at investment bank Investec, said: “There are signs that employers are hesitant to hire new staff ahead of the referendum. ...
Merlin could exit FTSE in reshuffle image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 30th of May 2016 08:58:00 AM
....1million in the year to March 29, 2015. London-listed South African financial services firm Investec and Yorkshire-based chemicals manufacturer Croda are also in the running to join the top flight. ...
Inmarsat faces relegation from FTSE 100 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of May 2016 02:30:56 PM
....Last week Merlin warned that London, where it owns Madame Tussauds and the London Dungeon, remained a challenging market despite the advantage of a cheaper pound potentially attracting more tourists. Other possible promotions include Investec, Smiths Group and AutoTrader, which floated on the stock market just over a year ago. ...
A hard place for BHS, however you say it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of May 2016 08:00:37 AM
....We may find out whether the Greek tycoon has a point, when easyHotel announces interim results. The company has actually been on a half-decent run of late: last month it unveiled a trading statement that cheered its house broker, Investec, with increased forecasts and a prediction that the shares could reach 120p (they closed Friday at 98p). ...
City news: Pizza Hut, GS4, Greggs, Imagination Technologies image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 07:53:00 AM
....Earlier this year, iPhone maker Apple – an 8 per cent shareholder in Imagination – said it had held talks over a potential acquisition. Investec analyst Roger Phillips said: “The idea that the Chinese state’s acquisition of IP is a priority, and that Imagination could be a target, has been floated before. ...
Imagination Technologies jumps 13% as Chinese firm takes 3% stake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of May 2016 09:04:01 AM
.... Earlier this year Apple said it had held talks but did not plan to make an offer “at this time. ” Analyst Roger Phillips at Investec said:. ...
Data will show UK at standstill: Growth prospects set to be hit by double whammy image
....The weaker pound should help make exporters more competitive, but will take time to take effect, economists say. Investec chief economist Philip Shaw said: “That we have not seen the trade deficit narrow during the recovery is disappointing, but understandable given the weakness in Europe and the strength of sterling. ...
Bank of England meeting could discuss cutting interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 12:41:16 PM
.... But presenting the Bank’s latest “inflation report” forecasts on Thursday at a news conference, Carney may be careful not to venture further into the Brexit debate. Chris Hare, an economist at the bank Investec, commented: “From a communications perspective, this inflation report will be extremely awkward for the MPC. ...
Online gaming group GVC's full-year profits fall 38% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of April 2016 12:36:23 PM
....“I have visited all the key [bwin] operations and am very encouraged by what I have seen,” he added. Banking and asset management firm Investec, issued a buy note for GVC and raised its target price from 545p to 592p. ...
UK GDP figures expected to be weaker amid EU vote fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of April 2016 02:42:54 PM
....They cite last week’s news of a sharp fall in retail sales in March, downbeat surveys from the wider services sector and a drag on the economy from manufacturing and the oil and gas sectors. Philip Shaw, an economist at Investec, said he is expecting a “mixed picture” from the UK economy. ...
George Osborne says Brexit would drive up mortgage rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 04:11:09 PM
....Economists said the tone of the minutes suggested the Bank would tread very carefully both before and after the vote. Ryan Djajasaputra, an economist at the bank Investec did not believe the minutes pointed to an interest rate rise in the aftermath of a Brexit vote. ...
IMF expected to cut growth forecasts in latest outlook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 12:30:37 PM
....” She also called on governments to pursue more growth-friendly policies. “Given comments from Christine Largarde recently, a downgrade to the IMF’s world growth forecasts looks to be on the cards,” said Ryan Djajasaputra, an economist at the bank Investec. ...
Glencore sells stake in agribusiness image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 08:46:35 AM
....That deal added dozens of mines in numerous countries to the commodity trader's business leaving it as one of the world's biggest miners and traders of the products of those mines. In September last year, Glencore's shares dived after a note from analysts at Investec said its equity value could be "eliminated", although the mining giant responded by saying it was "operationally and financially robust". ...
Shares in Mr Kipling owner surge after bids rejected image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 10:34:57 AM
.... McCormick has until 20 April to table a firm offer. Investec analyst Nicola Mallard said: “In order to ‘absorb’ Premier’s financial obstacles, any bidder had to be bigger and McCormick seems to fit the bill, with a portfolio which shares some similarities with Premier’s grocery division. ...

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