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.... Jorge Paulo Lemann, founder of 3G Capital, Kraft’s principal shareholder, runs a takeover machine that extracts short-term value then looks for its next target. Unilever prizes long-term investment, sustainability and protection of the environment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 19th of March 2017 07:00:00 AM
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....The development, coming days before the triggering of article 50, potentially makes it more likely that the carriers will act to restructure, with economic consequences for the UK, including a loss of jobs. The tough line from the EU may encourage the UK to reciprocate with its own nationality rules, which would leave EU-owned airlines facing equally difficult choices, potentially dampening their investment in the UK in the short term, although some may seek in time to establish their own British subsidiaries. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The news comes shortly after luxury supercar manufacturer McLaren announced it is planning to build a £50m chassis factory on the site, creating 200 jobs. Professor Keith Ridgway, of the AMRC, said the investment takes the region on from its coal and steel heritage to manufacturing high performance components for the automotive and aerospace sector. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 24th of February 2017 01:54:08 PM
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....Ofcom said that Openreach will become a distinct company with its own staff, management and strategy "to serve all of its customers equally". It must consult with customers such as Sky and TalkTalk on major investments. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 10th of March 2017 07:18:06 AM
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....The chancellor will have extra motivation to be supportive of the car industry when he delivers Wednesday's Budget. He is expected to announce investment in skills, research and development around electric car technology in which PSA has so far lagged behind its rivals. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 6th of March 2017 07:31:41 AM
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....It comes days after it announced hundreds of job cuts at its Newbury HQ. The firm said the jobs would improve the quality of service for its 18 million UK customers and was part of a wider, three-year, £2bn investment programme in network and services. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 13th of March 2017 12:07:38 AM
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....Investor interest is driven by the growth pace in the domestic airline market, one of the fastest in Asia. Vietnam has over the past years been slowly opening up to international investment. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:22:34 AM
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....Toyota is to invest £240m in upgrading its UK factory that makes the Auris and Avensis models. The Japanese carmaker's investment in the Burnaston plant near Derby will allow production of vehicles using its new global manufacturing system. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:39:48 AM
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....A combination of these measures is thought to be the company’s preferred strategy to protect its independence while allaying the concerns of shareholders who wanted Unilever to consider Kraft’s bid. A survey by the investment house Bernstein suggested that investors are split down the middle over the “aggressive rejection” of Kraft’s overtures, with half believing the company should have held talks with the US company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The site is not just for individuals. Companies such as the financial software and media firm Bloomberg and the investment management firm BlackRock have also signed up - in the hope that it will encourage women within their organisations. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:30:12 AM
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....Shares in Anglo American have soared after an Indian billionaire said he would spend up to £2bn taking a stake in the miner. Anil Agarwal, who controls Vedanta, said on Wednesday he would make the investment through his family trust Volcan Holdings. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:20:01 AM
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....Unite union regional officer Peter Coulson said: "This a fantastic story of a company that was on its knees in 2013. "Now, thanks to the commitment of Geely's top management and accompanying large-scale investment, the iconic London taxi is set for its continued renaissance. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:04:13 AM
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.... Shell has recently lobbied successfully to undermine European renewable energy targets and is estimated to have spent $22m in 2015 lobbying against climate policies. The company’s investments in low-carbon energy have been minimal compared to its fossil fuel investments. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
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....Lloyds Banking Group, which has a 10% stake in Aberdeen Asset Management, has backed the merger deal. BBC Scotland business and economy editor Douglas Fraser said the logic of putting the firms together was to build investment clout, so they can compete with US-based giants such as Blackrock. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 6th of March 2017 07:24:03 AM
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....The company's headquarters are based in Malmesbury in the Cotswolds. "The 517-acre Hullavington Campus is an investment for our future, creating a global hub for our research and development endeavours. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:28:17 PM
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.... Defenders of such deals argue that they allow a company to survive and protect jobs. The deal was done through investment vehicle Four Holdings, which is a third-owned by Sports Direct, according to Companies House filings. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:27:32 PM
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....Today, rents are still expensive, but the market has plateaued after years of painful increases. It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 07:02:02 AM
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....Middleton continued: “This growth in labelling is great news for the majority of British shoppers. Two-thirds of British supermarkets are making a real investment in the future of their seafood. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:01:42 AM
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....Dyson, the technology company, is to undergo a dramatic expansion in the UK by opening a new 210 hectare (517 acre) campus as part of a £2. 5bn investment that will support its development of new battery technologies and robotics. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:19:58 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:02:21 PM
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.... . But we can have as much investment in research as we like - it's only when the mobile operators commit to rolling out new networks that the 5G age will dawn in the UK. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:04:53 PM
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.... Some form of universal basic income might also be considered. Jon Andrews, the head of technology and investments at PwC, said: “There’s no doubt that AI and robotics will rebalance what jobs look like in the future, and that some are more susceptible than others. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 24th of March 2017 07:30:26 AM
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....The budget included a £350m funding boost for Scotland as part of a package of funding for the devolved nations. In terms of the North Sea, Oil and Gas UK had called for more to be done to "facilitate the transfer of assets" to stimulate additional investment. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:29:53 PM
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....She would have had responsibility for markets and banking. Her brother Quintin works in the strategy unit of Barclays' investment bank. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:40:11 AM
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....Analysis: Douglas Fraser, BBC Scotland business/economy editor. The logic of putting the firms together is to build investment clout, in competition with US-based giants such as Blackrock. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:42:59 PM
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....An exodus of “fintech” companies from Britain has begun, the chief executive of a leading firm has said, dashing the government’s hopes of building the UK into a world leader for the industry. Every reasonably-sized company in the flourishing financial technology sector – involving e-lending, money transfers and the banking markets – is now actively looking at moving staff and investment out of the country because of the uncertainty caused by Brexit, it is claimed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 25th of February 2017 08:54:32 PM
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....Read more from Andrew. Luke Bartholomew, an investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, said the Fed "faces a tricky path from here". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:29:37 PM
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....As many as 130 jobs will be lost as First Trust Bank closes half of its branches in Northern Ireland in 2017. On Wednesday, it said it was starting a "reshaping and investment programme" involving the "consolidation of First Trust Bank's branch network" with the closure of 15 of its 30 branches. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 23rd of February 2017 08:36:10 AM
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....RDG chief executive Paul Plummer said there had been a "capacity crunch" for years as passenger demand increased. "That's why we're delivering billions of pounds of improvements and reversing decades of under-investment. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 12:00:48 AM
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....Newly built homes are the main way the government is increasing housing stock. Under what it describes as a "speculative" model of house building, Shelter says housing developers are required to maximise returns on their substantial investments and therefore cannot risk lowering the prices of the homes they build for sale. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says image
.... Some form of universal basic income might also be considered. Jon Andrews, the head of technology and investments at PwC, said: “There’s no doubt that AI and robotics will rebalance what jobs look like in the future, and that some are more susceptible than others. ...
Kenya starts selling bonds via mobile phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:39:55 PM
.... . Even though the minimum requirement is very low, government bonds have always been the preserve of the well-to-do, and a high level of awareness will be required for less investment-savvy individuals to take this up. ...
State pension age must rise again, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:11:18 AM
....We believe there is merit in giving future pensioners as much forward notice of this change as is possible. Tom McPhail, head of retirement policy at investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “This report is going to be particularly unwelcome for anyone in their early 40s, as they are now likely to see their state pension age pushed back another year. ...
Libor expert witness texted for help image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:37:35 PM
....". Mr Rowe repeatedly said he had had conversations with the Serious Fraud Office about whether they still wanted him as a witness, given that he had not been a trader of investments based on short-term interest rates. ...
The Trump bump for shares is dented – but watch where the oil price goes | Nils Pratley image
....Thames Water Utilities, the debt-laden operating company that sits under various holding companies, incurred net finance expenses of £257m in its last financial year, but still made a £511m profit before tax. Consider that a sum of £20m equates to a single week’s investment by Thames. ...
Investment ISA 2017: Returns of 15 per cent SMASH cash equivalents  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:57:00 PM
. Savers who opted for a investment version of the tax-free accounts in April 2016 would have seen a stocks and share fund grow by a massive 15. ...
UK households most downbeat about finances since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:35:41 PM
.... The Bank blamed the sharp fall in sterling feeding through to higher prices, reducing households’ purchasing power. At the same time, the weaker pound and stronger world economy had led to a “marked rise” in export volume growth and business investment intentions had picked up, pointing to modest growth in company spending this year, the Bank’s report said. ...
UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:33:08 AM
....The development, coming days before the triggering of article 50, potentially makes it more likely that the carriers will act to restructure, with economic consequences for the UK, including a loss of jobs. The tough line from the EU may encourage the UK to reciprocate with its own nationality rules, which would leave EU-owned airlines facing equally difficult choices, potentially dampening their investment in the UK in the short term, although some may seek in time to establish their own British subsidiaries. ...
Do not let Brexit ruin car industry, urges chair of London Taxi Company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:51:15 AM
....Carl-Peter Forster was speaking as the London Taxi Company (LTC), the maker of London’s trademark black cabs, officially opened a factory in Coventry to build electric taxis. The plant will create more than 1,000 jobs and is funded with investment worth £325m from the Chinese car company Geely, which owns LTC. ...
Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:44:04 AM
....". The study comes as other groups analyse the potential for investments in coal to become stranded assets if governments continue to restrict CO2 emissions. ...
London Taxi Company's new Ansty Park plant opens in Coventry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:04:13 AM
....Unite union regional officer Peter Coulson said: "This a fantastic story of a company that was on its knees in 2013. "Now, thanks to the commitment of Geely's top management and accompanying large-scale investment, the iconic London taxi is set for its continued renaissance. ...
UK millionaires think Brexit will make them even richer, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:35:35 AM
.... “This is especially true of younger investors. In an environment of returning inflation and low interest rates, we recommend looking for investments with a higher return – whether in the UK or around the world. ...
The women still working into their 70s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:06:12 AM
....She said that her house was her financial security, but she would have to sell up and move to a cheaper area if she stopped working. Nathan Long, senior pension analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown - the investment company that analysed the official figures - said: "This jump in those leaving work over 70 may simply be through individual choice. ...
Coal in 'freefall' as new power plants dive by two-thirds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:20 AM
....The amount of new coal power being built around the world fell by nearly two-thirds last year, prompting campaigners to claim the polluting fossil fuel was in freefall. The dramatic decline in new coal-fired units was overwhelmingly due to policy shifts in China and India and subsequent declining investment prospects, according to a report by Greenpeace, the US-based Sierra Club and research network CoalSwarm. ...
Starting a child pension pot could repay a small fortune at retirement image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:01:00 PM
....New research from pension specialist Retirement Advantage found that investing £100 a month on behalf of a child from birth to age 18 could create a pension pot worth £284,316 by the time they reach 67. This assumes an average investment growth of 4 per cent a year after charges, and that the pot is not touched until retirement. ...
Wall Street suffers worst day this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:28:57 PM
....Tuesday's losses were a reversal of the patterns that have endured since Mr Trump was elected in November, but share markets still remain sharply higher since then. Kate Warne, an investment strategist for Edward Jones, said investors are taking some profits after the market's long post-election winning streak. ...
Goldman Sachs to move hundreds of staff out of London due to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 05:26:34 PM
.... Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, has warned that 230,000 finance jobs could disappear while Mark Carney, governor of the bank of England, has played down the risks. He described the City as “Europe’s investment banker” and said European economies could be damaged if their access was disrupted after Britain leaves the EU. ...
Abellio deal: Japanese firm Mitsui completes 40% Greater Anglia sale image
....Abellio, which will still be in overall control of the franchise, said the deal will result in a £1. 4bn investment over nine years, with new trains and average journey times reduced by 10%. ...
Eight tax changes savers should watch out for from April 2017 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 01:47:00 PM
....Mr Cox said: “The increase in the ISA allowance will undoubtedly add to the growing number of ‘ISA millionaires’ in the UK. “As an example: If you were to invest £20,000 per year and your investments grow by 5% consistently every year, you would accumulate over £1 million in 28 years’ time. ...
Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:27:08 AM
.... “If the government doesn’t wake up, we risk sleepwalking into another living standards crisis,” said the TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady. “We urgently need more investment in skills and infrastructure to build strong foundations for better-paid jobs. ...
Charge electric cars smartly to take pressure off national grid – minister image
....Stewart Reid, ‎head of asset management and innovation at SSE, said realistically some network upgrades, which would ultimately be passed on to energy bills, would be required if electric cars took off in a big way. “If this goes ballistic, if it’s like iPads went, then we’re going to have a very big investment programme: you’re going to have to invest in the network. ...
NHS trust triples injury payout to £9.3m under controversial new rules image
....”. But Michael Redfern, the QC who was counsel for the 10-year-old girl, known only as “LMS”, said: “The large increase in lump-sum awards is offset by lack of return on lump-sum low-risk investment and the ability to keep pace with inflation. ...
Hard Brexit 'could increase cost of making a car in UK by £2,400' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:34:46 PM
.... It says that manufacturers with substantial operations in the UK and with good market exposure in Britain – such as Jaguar Land Rover – are likely to encourage suppliers to open new sites or expand in the UK. “This would involve increased investment in UK parts procurement, production and supply chains to offset increased import costs, aiming to reduce the impact of tariffs imposed on component parts moving between the UK and EU,” the report said. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
. Financial markets seem convinced that the recent surge in business and consumer confidence in the US economy will soon be reflected in “hard” data, such as GDP growth, business investment, consumption, and wages. ...
New roads in England create more traffic, rural campaigners claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
....The research, drawing on the government’s published evaluation of completed road schemes, was published as Highways England begins consultation over funding new roads. The annual budget for roadbuilding is set to triple to £3bn by the end of the decade under the road investment strategy announced in 2014. ...
Rail industry promises 6,400 extra services image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:00:48 AM
....RDG chief executive Paul Plummer said there had been a "capacity crunch" for years as passenger demand increased. "That's why we're delivering billions of pounds of improvements and reversing decades of under-investment. ...
Unilever bids to heal shareholder rift amid 'garage sale' warnings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 01:46:15 PM
....A combination of these measures is thought to be the company’s preferred strategy to protect its independence while allaying the concerns of shareholders who wanted Unilever to consider Kraft’s bid. A survey by the investment house Bernstein suggested that investors are split down the middle over the “aggressive rejection” of Kraft’s overtures, with half believing the company should have held talks with the US company. ...
British firms warned over new wave of pay revolts at AGMs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:59:57 PM
....The Investment Association – whose members manage £5. 7tn of savings and investments – is ready to pounce on overly complex bonus deals and payouts that are not linked to performance. ...
George Osborne told to choose whether to be MP or Standard editor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:32:55 AM
....”. The Tatton MP is said to have broken Acoba’s rules before, when he accepted a £650,000 part-time role with the investment firm BlackRock. ...
Rising food costs - what's that got to do with the price of Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 07:00:01 AM
.... The company’s 40 years of seemingly unbroken success now appears to have stalled. For starters, folk have finally started to notice what has always been financial spread betting’s dirty little secret – namely that only 20% of users actually make any money from products pitched as investments. ...
Unilever is safe, but we need better defences against short-term capitalism image
.... Jorge Paulo Lemann, founder of 3G Capital, Kraft’s principal shareholder, runs a takeover machine that extracts short-term value then looks for its next target. Unilever prizes long-term investment, sustainability and protection of the environment. ...
The Ronald, the Donald – and a hamstrung Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
....5% of GDP – an overall stimulus approaching 3% of GDP, which was sustained over four years. Government investment growth hit double digits in 1984-85, including a major rise in defence spending. ...
Grayling hopes Brexit brings new apprenticeships in train image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 04:00:43 PM
....Transport secretary Chris Grayling is taking advantage of the government’s apprenticeship drive to keep jobs in the UK, rather than with EU manufacturing rivals like Germany, ahead of Brexit. January’s industrial strategy called on all construction, infrastructure and capital investment projects worth £10m-plus to take into account apprenticeships and skills development as part of tender evaluation. ...
Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
....Particularly at risk is the Scottish financial services industry, which does most of its business south of the border. Standard Life, which is about to merge with rival Aberdeen Asset Management to create an investment behemoth, said during the last referendum that it would probably move south, if only to continue as a dominant player in the UK pensions market. ...
G20 finance ministers drop anti-protectionist pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:22:36 PM
....". However, it did include pledges on a determination to fight tax avoidance, clamp down on terrorist financing and strengthen private investment in Africa. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
....As the Candys have been quick to point out, he was investigated, (though never charged) by the Serious Fraud Office over the 2010 collapse of his fish importing business British Seafood. In a case that was eventually settled out of court, the blue chip investment firm 3i sued him for fraud, alleging he invented sales to inflate the size of the company. ...
Netflix and Tesla overrated? Yes, in this mad, mad world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:01:32 AM
.... Yet its total car production last year was just one-fifth of the number that rolled out of just one Nissan factory in Sunderland. In a highly unusual move, investment group Jupiter this week revealed the stocks that it is “shorting”, which means placing a bet that a company’s share price will fall. ...
George Osborne is laughing at us as he takes his Evening Standard job | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....In which tinpot country would a former finance minister and senior politician of the governing party be handed the editorship of the capital’s newspaper? In what cut-price Ruritania would that story be broken on the state broadcaster by the former right-hand man of the newspaper’s proprietor?. On what broken-backed island would that same politician brazenly announce plans to edit the paper in the morning, represent his constituency (over 100 miles away) in the afternoon, all the while working for a giant investment fund one day a week, and squeeze in some after-dinner speaking on the odd evening?. ...
What a £1 coin could have made since 1983 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:03:18 PM
. Investing a £1 coin when it entered circulation in 1983 could have seen its real value grow more than tenfold, according to an investment firm. ...
Theresa May echoes Ed Miliband with promise to reform energy market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 04:53:15 PM
.... “Under these proposals, energy firms would still be able to compete on price,” he said. Following the debate, analysts at investment bank Jefferies said it viewed government action as increasingly likely. ...
Osborne, an ‘editor of substance’. What substance, crystal meth? | Marina Hyde image
....What a privilege to be able to welcome George Osborne to the ranks of journalistic colleaguery. The former News of the World cover star and chancellor is the new editor of the London Evening Standard, a role he will combine with his jobs as MP for Tatton and being a £650,000-a-year escort for an investment fund. ...
George Osborne facing calls to quit as MP over Evening Standard job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:51:44 PM
....£75,000 a year as MP for TattonOsborne will face conflicting loyalties to his constituents, who elected him on a Conservative manifesto to follow the party whip in the House of Commons, and to his readers, overseeing supposedly balanced news coverage holding the government to account – including over decisions he made while chancellor. £640,000 as an adviser to BlackRockThe advisory job at the world’s biggest investment fund throws up a potential conflict of interest with Osborne’s oversight of the Evening Standard’s business coverage of BlackRock, all the companies in which it is invested and its competitors. ...
Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond to buy Panmure Gordon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:15:51 AM
....Bob Diamond, the former chief executive of Barclays, is staging a City comeback after agreeing to buy one of London’s oldest stockbroking firms. Diamond’s buyout vehicle, Atlas Merchant Capital, has teamed up with QInvest, the Qatari investment bank. ...
Bob Diamond in deal to buy stockbroker Panmure Gordon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:45:59 AM
. Bob Diamond has joined forces with the Qatari royal family to buy Panmure Gordon, the loss-making stockbroker and investment bank. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....Today, rents are still expensive, but the market has plateaued after years of painful increases. It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. ...
Toyota plant investment 'huge part of preparing for long-term future' image
. Toyota's £240m investment in its Burnaston plant is 'a huge part of preparing for the long-term future' Toyota deputy managing director Tony Walker tells the BBC's John Moylan. ...
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UK for sale? Ministers woo world's property developers in Cannes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:42:56 PM
....Officials said Britain had its biggest presence yet at the Mipim conference, with its adverts dominating the entrance to the conference centre. Cities including London, Manchester and Leeds, along with the Midlands and dozens of other regions and local authorities spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on stands to try to attract investment from global developers and investment funds. ...
Student digs in Britain giving first-class returns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:40:59 PM
. Forget multimillion-pound luxury flats on the Thames or gleaming towers overlooking Hyde Park, some of the most sought-after property investments are now student halls of residence. ...
Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
Toyota invests £240m in Derbyshire plant – but warns over Brexit tariffs image
....3m from the government. Greg Clark, the business secretary, said Toyota’s investment demonstrated its faith in employees at the site. ...
Vote of confidence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:17:03 AM
.... . So why has Toyota decided to make this investment? What kind of guarantees has the government given the Japanese carmaker? . ...
Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant at Burnaston image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:39:48 AM
....Toyota is to invest £240m in upgrading its UK factory that makes the Auris and Avensis models. The Japanese carmaker's investment in the Burnaston plant near Derby will allow production of vehicles using its new global manufacturing system. ...
Anglo American soars as billionaire buys 12% stake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:20:01 AM
....Shares in Anglo American have soared after an Indian billionaire said he would spend up to £2bn taking a stake in the miner. Anil Agarwal, who controls Vedanta, said on Wednesday he would make the investment through his family trust Volcan Holdings. ...
Ian and Greg Chappell call on Adani to abandon Carmichael mine project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:46:56 AM
....The Chappells, well-known through their sporting exploits in India where the Australian team is currently playing, joined 90 prominent Australians in the letter, which will be delivered to Adani’s head office on Thursday. Signatories include former Labor federal environment minister Peter Garrett; authors Richard Flanagan, Tim Winton and Helen Garner; Telstra chair John Mullen; investment banker Mark Burrows; and former Australian of the Year, Prof Fiona Stanley. ...
Ultra-rich protect wealth with spread of 'family offices' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:44:49 AM
....Family offices have grown alongside the concentrations of the ultra-rich in cities such as London - and researchers say they have moved on a step from buying in specialist advisers. These are full-time professional staff, which could include investment experts, property advisers, economists, trust fund advisers and lawyers, who work for a single family, in the way that a corporation might have its own dedicated staff. ...
Low carbon drive 'cuts household bills' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:13:08 AM
....One huge area for improvement is home insulation. The committee says to meet its target to abolish fuel poverty, the government must double current investment. ...
Bye round pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:04:47 PM
...."The end of the round pound means many people will want a complete collection from 1983 to today," explains London dealer Richard Lobel, of Coincraft. He says coins in "brilliant uncirculated condition" are desirable but more as souvenirs than an investment. ...
Interest-only mortgage deals: Bank to help 100,000s borrowers with new change image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:15:00 PM
....Jonathan Harris, director of mortgage broker Anderson Harris, said: "There are mainstream lenders out there who are already accommodating to the older borrower and those are worth checking out in the first instance. "For example, if you have unquestionable long-term ability to service and repay the loan (rental income/trust income/investment income/royalty income/pension income) then Metro Bank does not have a maximum age that the mortgage needs to be paid back by. ...
Q&A: What will happen if the Federal Reserve raises US interest rates? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:08:31 PM
.... This might seem like a healthy rate, but it is the slowest recovery from recession since the second world war. Business investment remains low and productivity in the US, as elsewhere in the developed world, is growing sluggishly. ...
Charlotte Hogg image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:51:01 PM
....Her maternal grandfather, John Boyd-Carpenter, was transport minister then minister of pensions and national insurance under both Anthony Eden and Harold Macmillan. Her brother, Quintin, works in the strategy unit of Barclays' investment bank. ...
Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:40:11 AM
....She would have had responsibility for markets and banking. Her brother Quintin works in the strategy unit of Barclays' investment bank. ...
UK economy will grow more strongly than expected, says BCC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:01:15 AM
. Robust consumer spending and a brighter outlook for trade and investment will mean the UK’s economic slowdown this year is less severe than previously feared, the British Chambers of Commerce has predicted. ...
In the Hunt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:41 AM
.... . That investment in facilities has enabled organisers to nearly double their income from hospitality, from £4. ...
Best cash ISAs 2017: Top rates offered by little known providers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 02:41:00 PM
....uk. People searching for better returns, albeit with higher risks, can consider using their ISA limit to shelter stocks and investments from tax. ...
Wanda's deal for Golden Globe firm collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 02:28:41 PM
....China's Dalian Wanda has pulled out of a $1bn bid for the owner of the Golden Globe TV and film awards, according to the US firm's parent company. A clampdown by the Chinese government on overseas investments is thought to be to blame. ...
Vodafone to create 2,100 UK customer service jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:07:38 AM
....It comes days after it announced hundreds of job cuts at its Newbury HQ. The firm said the jobs would improve the quality of service for its 18 million UK customers and was part of a wider, three-year, £2bn investment programme in network and services. ...
Iceland to end capital controls from 2008 financial crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:14:37 PM
....The UK accounted for 316,395 of last year's visitors, behind only US citizens in visitor numbers. That tourism boom, coupled with strong investment by business and in the housing market, helped the economy grow 7. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off racks up at least £1m in fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:10:32 PM
....Ministers have promised that the sale of the bank, which has invested in green projects from offshore windfarms to energy-saving street lights, will deliver value for taxpayers’ money. An announcement on the sale to Australian investment bank Macquarie was expected in January but has yet to materialise amid strong political opposition. ...
Labour must learn to win if it wants to shape the UK's economic future image
.... Prisons are a volcano waiting to erupt, funding per pupil in schools is being cut, the NHS and social care are facing funding crises, and the police say repeated budget cuts mean crime will start rising. There is – and always has been – an alternative to all this, which involves rejecting austerity, an interventionist state, a fairer tax system that cracks down on abuse, a national investment bank, and greater workplace democracy. ...
Rail strikes hit passengers in north of England as Southern dispute spreads image
....While Aslef, like the RMT, is opposed to any extension of driver-only operated trains, it has not joined the RMT in pushing for industrial action beyond Southern. Train operators believe that better industrial relations, in the context of greater investment in transport, may help avert a similar standoff in the north of England. ...
After Brexit, Israel senses a chance to boost trade with UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
.... Israel’s phenomenal expertise in cybersecurity will particularly interest British negotiators, given the National Crime Agency confirmed last year that cybercrime is costing the UK economy “billions of pounds per annum”. Sharren Haskel, a member of the Israeli parliament from the ruling Likud party, says: “One of the main areas we can co-operate is cybersecurity, where Israel is receiving 20% of worldwide investments – huge for such a small country. ...
Isas back in favour after tax allowance hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
.... These try to achieve an annual income of around 4% from a basket of dividend-paying shares. Most stock market investors usually take out an Isa through an investment platform, such as those provided by the likes of Hargreaves Lansdown or Fidelity. ...
Budget 2017: tax on dividends will be a raid on 2 million small investors image
....6bn tax raid on more than 2 million people, many of whom are “ordinary investors” who have turned to the stock market because interest rates are so low. Those affected will typically have to pay several hundred pounds more in tax each year on the dividend income they receive from their shares-based investments – though some with large portfolios could face an annual “hit” of £1,000-plus. ...

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