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....However, London-based Ms Isaacs cautions that the benefits should apply to most employees, and not just a few. "A deeper question that each individual organisation needs to answer is: does the benefit bring ROI [return on investment']? Will it have any long-lasting benefits for the company?" she says. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . JAB, the investment firm backed by the billionaire Reimann family, has been on a spending spree in recent years. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The squeeze on household spending power has led to weaker retail sales, which recorded their biggest fall for seven years in the three months to March. Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, said the data would add to uncertainties. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . "We want that control going down to local communities, so they can invest and get a return on their investment to have clean energy projects in their local area, have control of that energy supply and get that cheap, clean energy there. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . Mr Macron, a former investment banker, served as economy minister under current President Francois Hollande. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. Membership of the commission, founded in 2015 to examine how energy systems can be changed to avoid dangerous global warming, includes the fossil fuel giants Shell and BHP Billiton, plus Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the investment manager Blackrock and the green thinktank the European Climate Foundation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Trump administration may be reassured by the trend in recent years for growth figures to be depressed in the first quarter, but then pick up later in the year. "US GDP figures are typically weaker in the first quarter, so this reading is in line with the seasonal trend," said Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer at Close Brothers Asset Management. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The former Australian opposition leader warned a climate change-induced financial crisis would be a “global phenomenon and is a global risk”, agreeing with the former US secretary of the treasury Hank Paulson that the risks dwarfs even the US subprime mortgage crisis that precipitated the global financial crisis. According to the AODP report, nearly one in five asset owners have staff focused on integrating climate risk into their investments, two in five (42%) incorporate climate change into their policy frameworks, and 13% of asset owners now calculate portfolio carbon emissions, up from 10%. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It has fared better than other luxury retailers such as Burberry, which were hit by Chinese tourists cutting back on luxury purchases. JAB, an investment company owned by Germany’s billionaire Reimann family, wants to sell its stake in the shoes group to focus on food and other consumer goods. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... JP Morgan is considering buying office space in Dublin, and Citigroup has warned it may have to relocate “certain client-facing roles to the EU from the UK”. Goldman Sachs has warned that hundreds of roles could change, while HSBC could switch 1,000 investment banking jobs from London to Paris. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:03:42 PM
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....Getting rid of Barclays chief executive Jes Staley would be bad for Barclays and bad for UK banking. That's the view of some current and former shareholders who tell me that not only would Barclays suffer if the US boss was pushed out during his so-far successful turnaround of the 360-year-old bank but also, weakening the UK's last major investment bank would be bad for the entire UK financial landscape. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....In 1982, he began working as a bond trader at the US bank Goldman Sachs in London and before long he was one of the stars of the trading team. Over time, however, Hands grew frustrated with what he saw as the bank’s conservative approach to investment and began to look for opportunities elsewhere. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:30:38 AM
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....6%. “UK car manufacturing is accelerating thanks to billions of pounds of investment committed over the past few years,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT’s chief executive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:32:19 AM
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....With shares already buoyant on the hopes of huge corporate tax cuts by the Trump administration, the impressive earnings helped Wall Street brush aside any concerns about a possible US government shutdown amid continued congressional wrangling. “Most folks were expecting a build in earnings acceleration and that’s what we’ve got,” said Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors in Boston. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley said the policy did not go far enough and he wanted more local choices of supplier for consumers. But trade association body Energy UK said a cap could risk "billions in investment and jobs". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 24th of April 2017 07:29:03 AM
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....The youth unemployment rate stands at more than 30%. Foreign investment and earnings from tourism have dried up. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:12:43 PM
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.... The results pushed Lloyds' shares about 3% higher on Thursday. Lloyds does not have an investment bank and focuses instead on "plain and simple, vanilla banking", said Philip Augar, an author and banking expert. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:33:36 AM
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....". Mr Obama has reportedly agreed to be a keynote speaker at an event hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald LP, an investment bank that lost more than two-thirds of its staff in the attack on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:15:09 PM
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....The bank is allowing people to register their interest, and in June it will begin sending out invitations to those who have registered to apply for an account. Founded in the Netherlands in 1980, Triodos set up an office in the UK in 1995 and has been offering savings and investments here for some years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The Trump Organization last year comprised approximately 500 separate pass-through entities, in each case with Trump as the sole or principal owner, according to a statement released by his lawyers during the presidential campaign. Businesses typically run as pass-throughs include hedge funds and other investment firms, medical and legal practices, lobbying firms and real estate enterprises. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 01:33:58 PM
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.... He hosted about 800 guests, including Prince Harry, at the “black tie and neon” bash, where comedian Michael McIntyre and hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks topped the bill. As well as Grosvenor Group, the duke also controls the family investment office, which employs more than 470 people and manages rural estates in Lancashire, Sutherland, and southern Spain, as well as the family’s art collection, which includes pieces by Velázquez, Rembrandt and Freud. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:42 PM
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....”. Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, said that their reversal of fortunes “hasn’t happened by chance; as an industry we’ve had huge innovation and investment to make it happen. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:55:19 PM
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.... But in the end, all vehicle types need to be addressed, even if it doesn't all happen at the same time. It just needs commitment and investment. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 24th of April 2017 11:39:01 PM
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....An entire English village has been bought one year after it went on the market for £20m. Albanwise Ltd, a Norfolk-based real estate and farming investment firm, said on Wednesday it had purchased West Heslerton Estate near Scarborough in North Yorkshire. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:35:38 PM
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.... Inflation is already rising as imported goods go up in price. Real wages are stagnating; investment is on hold. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:50:15 PM
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. Theresa May’s plan to cap gas and electricity bills could put billions of investment in the UK at risk by creating huge uncertainty over government intentions, according to the body representing the big six energy suppliers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... And she agreed that there are benefits from being able to switch prescription medicines to the consumer category when patents expire. Neither argument is 100% convincing in itself, but both are more persuasive than a disruptive separation in which the only guaranteed winners would be investment bankers and lawyers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Sebastian O’Kelly, of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, said: “Homebuyers wanted homes and trusted a plc housebuilder. Taylor Wimpey created an investment asset class – the freehold – which it then traded to anonymous and murky investors, who hide their beneficial ownership behind nominee directors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....53%. The result was seen as the most market-friendly outcome, putting the independent former investment banker in pole position to fend off the anti-EU Le Pen. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Despite advertisers appearing to cool their enthusiasm for the service, Noto said the company still believed that “Twitter is the best place to drive brand perception and we’re continuing to showcase our unique value proposition for advertisers”. “We’ve received positive early feedback from our ad partners as we highlight the improved return on investment from our audience growth and better pricing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Green heating system accused of causing 'fuel poverty' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 12:47:23 AM
.... . "The group is examining both industry and regulatory options to ensure all aspects of consumer protection can be an integral part of enabling new investment. ...
Is Triodos the ethical bank that could replace the Co-op? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 06:00:22 AM
....The bank is allowing people to register their interest, and in June it will begin sending out invitations to those who have registered to apply for an account. Founded in the Netherlands in 1980, Triodos set up an office in the UK in 1995 and has been offering savings and investments here for some years. ...
Weak pound melts the British dream of a place in the sun image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 04:03:49 PM
.... Andreas Tilley at Buy Sell Cyprus, one of the biggest property companies on the island, said: “We saw interest return in 2015 and in the last 45 days it’s been very busy. ” Many buyers viewed Cyprus as a good investment, he said, because property prices had plummeted by as much as 35% but were now very much on the rebound. ...
US growth rate hits three-year low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 12:40:39 PM
....The Trump administration may be reassured by the trend in recent years for growth figures to be depressed in the first quarter, but then pick up later in the year. "US GDP figures are typically weaker in the first quarter, so this reading is in line with the seasonal trend," said Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer at Close Brothers Asset Management. ...
Barclays pulls FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 11:29:13 AM
....682bn, from £793m a year earlier. But analysts were disappointed by the performance of Barclays' investment bank, and the shares fell 5%. ...
UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 08:32:58 AM
....The squeeze on household spending power has led to weaker retail sales, which recorded their biggest fall for seven years in the three months to March. Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, said the data would add to uncertainties. ...
Barclays chief admits he 'made a mistake' over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 08:27:59 AM
....The figures do not include a £884m accounting hit from the value of Barclays’ stake in its African business, which is in the process of being sold down under Staley’s plan to end its global ambitions and focus on the US and the UK. “We are now just two months away from completing the restructuring of Barclays as a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank and there is further good reason in this quarter’s performance to feel optimistic for our prospects,” Staley said. ...
RBS reports first quarterly profit since 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:57:09 AM
.... The last time it turned quarterly profit was the third quarter of 2015. It warned that profits would be down in the next quarter, however, because of a slower start in its investment banking arm. ...
Barclays profits more than double image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:36:15 AM
....Getting rid of Barclays chief executive Jes Staley would be bad for Barclays and bad for UK banking. That's the view of some current and former shareholders who tell me that not only would Barclays suffer if the US boss was pushed out during his so-far successful turnaround of the 360-year-old bank but also, weakening the UK's last major investment bank would be bad for the entire UK financial landscape. ...
Energy bill caps put billions in investment at risk, say suppliers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
. Theresa May’s plan to cap gas and electricity bills could put billions of investment in the UK at risk by creating huge uncertainty over government intentions, according to the body representing the big six energy suppliers. ...
Nasdaq surge expected to continue after strong Alphabet and Amazon results image
....With shares already buoyant on the hopes of huge corporate tax cuts by the Trump administration, the impressive earnings helped Wall Street brush aside any concerns about a possible US government shutdown amid continued congressional wrangling. “Most folks were expecting a build in earnings acceleration and that’s what we’ve got,” said Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors in Boston. ...
Will Lloyds chief enjoy plain sailing or will he jump ship? | Nils Pratley image
.... Brexit-related uncertainties are a background worry since Lloyds is a proxy for the performance of the UK economy, but the major restructuring is over. It’s now a matter of deciding how generous to be with shareholders’ dividends while setting the correct rate of investment in digital innovations. ...
Be bold Labour: promise to abandon this ruinous Brexit | Jonathan Steele image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:50:15 PM
.... Inflation is already rising as imported goods go up in price. Real wages are stagnating; investment is on hold. ...
Barclays boss faces shareholder revolt over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:37:05 PM
.... He is intended to become chairman of Barclays “ringfenced bank” – mainly the high-street operations – which must be set up by 2019 under rules intended to avoid a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. But he also chairs retailer Debenhams, French furniture company Maisons du Monde and investment company Menhaden Capital, and is senior independent director at Costa Coffee owner Whitbread – the role he is regarded as most likely to relinquish. ...
Brexit: UK carmakers 'sitting on their hands' rather than investing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 03:37:30 PM
.... About 10% of the workforce in the UK are from the rest of the EU, but this is thought to rise to over 50% in some companies, at a time when there are 5,000 vacancies in the growing industry. At an event in Brussels to launch the EU car industry’s position on Brexit, Hawes said an early indication of a cushion for the car industry in 2019 was vital to allow companies to make investment decisions. ...
​Trump tax plan could save him millions under guise of helping small businesses image
.... The Trump Organization last year comprised approximately 500 separate pass-through entities, in each case with Trump as the sole or principal owner, according to a statement released by his lawyers during the presidential campaign. Businesses typically run as pass-throughs include hedge funds and other investment firms, medical and legal practices, lobbying firms and real estate enterprises. ...
Taylor Wimpey to pay up to £130m to settle ground rent scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:35:12 AM
....Sebastian O’Kelly, of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, said: “Homebuyers wanted homes and trusted a plc housebuilder. Taylor Wimpey created an investment asset class – the freehold – which it then traded to anonymous and murky investors, who hide their beneficial ownership behind nominee directors. ...
Lloyds Bank's profits rise despite 'challenging' times image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:33:36 AM
.... The results pushed Lloyds' shares about 3% higher on Thursday. Lloyds does not have an investment bank and focuses instead on "plain and simple, vanilla banking", said Philip Augar, an author and banking expert. ...
UK car production hits 17-year high as industry issues Brexit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:32:19 AM
....6%. “UK car manufacturing is accelerating thanks to billions of pounds of investment committed over the past few years,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT’s chief executive. ...
Yorkshire village sold one year after it went on the market for £20m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:35:38 PM
....An entire English village has been bought one year after it went on the market for £20m. Albanwise Ltd, a Norfolk-based real estate and farming investment firm, said on Wednesday it had purchased West Heslerton Estate near Scarborough in North Yorkshire. ...
Job opportunities image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:12:43 PM
....The youth unemployment rate stands at more than 30%. Foreign investment and earnings from tourism have dried up. ...
'Pawternity' leave image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:08:29 PM
....However, London-based Ms Isaacs cautions that the benefits should apply to most employees, and not just a few. "A deeper question that each individual organisation needs to answer is: does the benefit bring ROI [return on investment']? Will it have any long-lasting benefits for the company?" she says. ...
Even Trump's Twitter binges aren't enough to make it worth $11bn | Nils Pratley image
.... And she agreed that there are benefits from being able to switch prescription medicines to the consumer category when patents expire. Neither argument is 100% convincing in itself, but both are more persuasive than a disruptive separation in which the only guaranteed winners would be investment bankers and lawyers. ...
Deutsche Bank: 4,000 jobs at risk of being moved out of UK after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:03:42 PM
.... JP Morgan is considering buying office space in Dublin, and Citigroup has warned it may have to relocate “certain client-facing roles to the EU from the UK”. Goldman Sachs has warned that hundreds of roles could change, while HSBC could switch 1,000 investment banking jobs from London to Paris. ...
Sports Direct staff supplier Transline faces administration image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:57:01 PM
.... . A Transline spokesperson said: "We are close to securing inward investment that will allow us to drive forward with continued growth and infrastructure development. ...
In the small print image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:35:41 PM
.... China's corporate tax rate is 20%, but some firms and industries there face a 15% rate. The president says it will spur economic growth by encouraging spending and investment. ...
Voodoo Reaganomics won't save Trump on the Hill | Larry Elliot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:33:00 PM
.... According to the current occupant of the White House, the reduction from 35% to 15% will pay for itself because US companies will invest more. The argument is that higher levels of investment will raise the growth rate and, in turn, raise corporate profits. ...
Twitter revenues decline for first time as advertising falls away image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:48:14 PM
....Despite advertisers appearing to cool their enthusiasm for the service, Noto said the company still believed that “Twitter is the best place to drive brand perception and we’re continuing to showcase our unique value proposition for advertisers”. “We’ve received positive early feedback from our ad partners as we highlight the improved return on investment from our audience growth and better pricing. ...
Sports Direct agency Transline preparing for insolvency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:49:04 AM
....A Transline spokesperson said: “The company has suffered as a result of a continued move to tighter margins in the recruitment industry. We are close to securing inward investment that will allow us to drive forward with continued growth and infrastructure development, and have lodged the ‘notice of intention’ to protect the business, our employees and our customers as we complete this process. ...
Millions rethink their investment plans and move away from buy-to-let property image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....7 per cent. Fidelity International investment director Maike Currie says: “Investing in property has historically been seen as ‘safe as houses’, but in recent years it has been outpaced by the stock market. ...
Obama criticised for '$400,000 Wall Street speech' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:15:09 PM
....". Mr Obama has reportedly agreed to be a keynote speaker at an event hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald LP, an investment bank that lost more than two-thirds of its staff in the attack on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001. ...
Most global investors recognise financial risk of climate change, report finds image
....The former Australian opposition leader warned a climate change-induced financial crisis would be a “global phenomenon and is a global risk”, agreeing with the former US secretary of the treasury Hank Paulson that the risks dwarfs even the US subprime mortgage crisis that precipitated the global financial crisis. According to the AODP report, nearly one in five asset owners have staff focused on integrating climate risk into their investments, two in five (42%) incorporate climate change into their policy frameworks, and 13% of asset owners now calculate portfolio carbon emissions, up from 10%. ...
Duke of Westminster's £12bn property firm hit by London slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:42 PM
.... He hosted about 800 guests, including Prince Harry, at the “black tie and neon” bash, where comedian Michael McIntyre and hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks topped the bill. As well as Grosvenor Group, the duke also controls the family investment office, which employs more than 470 people and manages rural estates in Lancashire, Sutherland, and southern Spain, as well as the family’s art collection, which includes pieces by Velázquez, Rembrandt and Freud. ...
How streaming saved the music: global industry revenues hit £12bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:55:19 PM
....”. Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, said that their reversal of fortunes “hasn’t happened by chance; as an industry we’ve had huge innovation and investment to make it happen. ...
Tax raid postponed as ministers rush through finance bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:42:20 PM
....The tax-free dividend allowance is the threshold at which point people have to start paying tax on dividend income from shares, and the reduction to £2,000 was announced by Philip Hammond in his budget last month. The government had estimated that this change, which would affect dividend-paying shares and investment funds held outside Isas or pensions, would raise £800m-£900m a year and affect more than 2. ...
Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:19:44 AM
....”. Membership of the commission, founded in 2015 to examine how energy systems can be changed to avoid dangerous global warming, includes the fossil fuel giants Shell and BHP Billiton, plus Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the investment manager Blackrock and the green thinktank the European Climate Foundation. ...
Diesel vehicles important for UK economy, says industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:39:01 PM
.... But in the end, all vehicle types need to be addressed, even if it doesn't all happen at the same time. It just needs commitment and investment. ...
LafargeHolcim chief steps down after Syria investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:03:37 AM
...."The board has concluded that Eric Olsen was not responsible for, nor thought to be aware of, any wrongdoings that have been identified as part of its review," it said. The Syrian factory started up in 2010, after an investment of $680m over three years, and stopped operating in September 2014. ...
Stock markets surge after French election result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 09:34:27 AM
....53%. The result was seen as the most market-friendly outcome, putting the independent former investment banker in pole position to fend off the anti-EU Le Pen. ...
Now on sale: Jimmy Choo (the whole company) image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 08:25:28 AM
.... It has fared better than other luxury retailers such as Burberry, which were hit by Chinese tourists cutting back on luxury purchases. JAB, an investment company owned by Germany’s billionaire Reimann family, wants to sell its stake in the shoes group to focus on food and other consumer goods. ...
General Election 2017: Energy bill cap 'will hit consumers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:29:03 AM
....Co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley said the policy did not go far enough and he wanted more local choices of supplier for consumers. But trade association body Energy UK said a cap could risk "billions in investment and jobs". ...
Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:35:35 AM
Sir Philip Green could still lose knighthood, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:54:50 PM
.... He said: “It was not any of our doing, the pension deficit in BHS. Green took hundreds of millions out in 10 years, made little or no investment back, and stuck two fingers up at the pension trustees for 10 years. ...
Ding ding! All aboard the ex-Lib Dem minister's solar-powered bus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
.... At the Department for Transport, he helped oversee the Green Bus Fund and increased electrification of the railways. Baker says the Big Lemon, which also hires coaches for wedding and runs festival services to Glastonbury, is in talks with the DfT for investment to help the group convert a further three buses to solar power. ...
Tory price promise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:59:35 PM
Tories accused of stealing Labour's energy price cap promise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:26:37 AM
.... Lawrence Slade, the chief executive of the industry body Energy UK, said the move would be “giving up on competition”. “Intervention on this scale will additionally create huge uncertainty around government intentions, potentially putting at risk the billions in investment and jobs needed to renew our energy system,” he said. ...
General election 2017: Tories to pledge energy bill cap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:10:39 AM
.... . "We want that control going down to local communities, so they can invest and get a return on their investment to have clean energy projects in their local area, have control of that energy supply and get that cheap, clean energy there. ...
Packing a punch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:58:24 AM
....Last year, he said Donald Trump's anti-trade policies would lead to a global depression, but he opposed new financial rules introduced under former President Barack Obama and is likely to support some of the changes contemplated by the new regime. His firm's investment strategies range widely, from buying distressed debt, to intervening during mergers. ...
As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:00:12 AM
....Bonobos, which was founded in 2007, established its reputation as a retailer with jeans and chinos. After several rounds of investment, sales are reported to be around $100m, up from $40m in 2012. ...
Put just £40 a week aside to enjoy a happy retirement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Future governments may let the state pension gently decline in value, and will almost certainly make you work until 70 before you get it. What’s more, investment returns may be lousy, and inflation could rise steeply. ...
‘Invite a colleague to join you for a drink after work’ – our work expert responds image
.... I really like the green ones. ” A small investment is probably all it takes to launch your new image. ...
‘Modest’ interest rate rise on cards, says Bank of England expert image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:49:00 PM
.... . He told the Federation of Small Businesses the growth would be driven by business investment and exports, helping to offset the slowdown in consumer spending. ...
Lloyds bank bailout repaid in full, says Philip Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 05:00:20 PM
....3bn it ploughed into Lloyds Banking Group during the financial crisis, the chancellor has said. Just days after admitting that the taxpayer faced multibillion-pound losses on its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, Philip Hammond said the government had now “recovered every penny of its investment in Lloyds”. ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
....As outlandish as such a plot may first appear, it would explain why Borussia Dortmund became the first football team to be directly targeted by what looked like a terrorist attack: Dortmund is the only club in Germany to float shares on the stock market. If the club’s share price had dropped by more than half after the attack, a speculator could have got a return of €1m on an investment of a couple of thousand euros. ...
Sports Direct's £78m move into US retail stuns analysts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 03:41:12 PM
....Analysts said the US acquisition would distract the company from efforts to lift its UK performance. “We find the timing extraordinary,” analysts at stockbroker Peel Hunt wrote in a research note, downgrading their investment stance to “add” from “buy”. ...
UK bank accounts of Iranian customers still being closed, says law firm image
....”. The situation is preventing Iran from benefiting from the nuclear agreement or capitalising on huge interest in foreign investment interest under President Hassan Rouhani. ...
Sports Direct breaks into US market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:32:02 AM
....He said Sports Direct had been involved in the US sports retail market before, through its stake in Dick's Sporting Goods, "but this time round it has decided to jump in directly". However, he added that unlike some of the company's previous investments the "rationale for today's deal is pretty clear. ...
UK government drops plan to raise probate fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:17:01 AM
....Senior judges have questioned whether the courts and justice system should effectively become a self-funding service. Gordon Andrews, a tax and financial planning expert at the investment firm Old Mutual Wealth, said: “This is the second U-turn since the spring budget, following the chancellor’s swift U-turn on NICs [national insurance contributions]. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is | Nils Pratley image
.... Macquarie will throw a few of its own assets – a couple of windfarms and a waste and biomass plant – into the mix for it to manage. It will report on progress in honouring GIB’s green investment principles. ...
Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security image
....“Repeated efforts by the United States to encourage other countries to reduce and address the underlying causes of excess capacity in the steel market have had little meaningful effect,” he said. Ross said that left unhindered the present situation could undermine the ability of American steel producers to continue investment, research and development, and reduce or eliminate the jobs needed to “maintain a pool of skilled workers essential for the continued development of advanced steel manufacturing”. ...
Housing crisis: more than 200,000 homes in England lie empty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 06:15:35 PM
.... Blackburn shot up the rankings to ninth place after a 35% jump, the biggest increase of any authority outside London, pushing neighbouring Bolton into 10th place. Property investment firm Property Partner, which collated the report from the latest Department for Communities & Local Government figures, said Kensington and Chelsea stood out from most London boroughs, which have recorded a fall in the number of empty homes over the last 10 years. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off described as a disaster by critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:22:54 PM
....Macquarie said it was committed to the GIB’s target of investing £3bn in green energy projects over the next three years, either directly or by arranging capital from other investors. Its first priority is the UK but it will also look for investment opportunities in Europe and Asia. ...
Bake Off auction seeks to whip up sponsorship bidding frenzy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:15:30 PM
....”. Rival ITV has dismissed Channel 4’s huge investment, saying it has paid out for “baking powder and a tent” by failing to secure the BBC’s star line-up when it emerged that Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins had ruled out a move. ...
BMW profits boosted by Intel map investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 12:56:17 PM
. BMW's first quarter profits rose more than expected after the value of its stake in the mapping service Here was boosted by an investment by Intel. ...
Bank of Cyprus UK launches competitive online account paying 1.05% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 12:15:27 PM
....1%. This can be opened online but has a minimum investment of £500. ...
Sir David Attenborough to become 3D hologram for Sky VR documentary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:15:04 AM
....“VR and augmented reality have good long-term potential in the market,” said the Sky chief executive, Jeremy Darroch. Sky also announced the launch of a global production partnership with HBO, maker of Game of Thrones, with a $250m (£195m) initial investment to make high-end dramas. ...
Green Investment Bank sold to Australian firm Macquarie image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 09:25:36 AM
.... We have secured fair value for the UK taxpayer. "GIB has a well-funded new owner that is committed to the bank's green mission, with a track record of success in green investment and an ambition to grow the business. ...
Debenhams jobs at risk as stores close in 'social shopping' shakeup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 09:18:15 AM
.... It will “declutter” stores by reducing clothing options, such as colour, by 12%. The turnaround plan will involve increasing annual investment in stores and website from £130m to £150m, most of which will be spent on upgrading the mobile and online platform. ...
Unilever sales rise on higher prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 08:45:55 AM
...." . "This reflects our continued investment in both innovations and brand support and reconfirms the strength of our long-term sustainable compounding growth model. ...
Debenhams unveils turnaround strategy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:21:02 AM
.... . In an effort to capture this market, Debenhams plans to step up investment in its in-store cafes, restaurants and beauty services. ...
UK unprepared for surge in electric car use, thinktank warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:01:11 PM
....This impact could include damage to power networks from electric car charging or solar unable to connect to the grid because of bottlenecks. That in turn could trigger “emergency policymaking”, which Benton said would be bad for investment. ...
Green Investment Bank to be sold off in £2.3bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 08:54:43 PM
....Environmental groups urged Macquarie to stay true to the bank’s original purpose. Karen Ellis, chief adviser on economics and development at WWF-UK, said: “Macquarie must guarantee that the green mission of the bank is protected and maintained and that it will provide substantial new capital for green investments. ...
IMF shifts from dismal to pessimistic, but has a sharper message about inequality | Greg Jericho image
.... The IMF suggests that our economy will improve along with similar commodity-exporting nations like Norway and Canada. But this is based on the proviso that monetary policy remains “accommodative” (ie interest rates stay low) and there are “supportive fiscal policies or infrastructure investment” and “less drag from declining investment in the commodity sector. ...
Gandhi stamps sell for £500,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:56:41 PM
....A block of four is in the Queen's stamp collection, which is believed to be the world's largest and most valuable in private hands. Keith Heddle, managing director of investments at Stanley Gibbons, said: "The market for high-quality Indian rarities has been strong for several years and is supported by the ongoing desire of the wealthy Indian diaspora and savvy international clients to own these historic assets. ...
Brexit’s unpredictable outcome poses risk to global stability, says IMF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:30:21 PM
.... The Washington-based organisation said global financial stability had continued to improve, helped by a pick-up in economic growth. But it expressed concerns about the ability of heavily-indebted US corporations safely to fund higher investment during a period of rising interest rates. ...
Morgan Stanley profits jump on bond trading growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:27:31 PM
....4bn) for the three months against the same quarter last year. The gain came as investment banking and bond trading revenues jumped, and the bank was able to set aside less money for credit losses. ...
Will a snap general election affect your investments? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:00:00 PM

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