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....Unilever is drawing up plans to heal a rift among shareholders triggered by its rejection of a $143bn (£115bn) bid from Kraft Heinz, amid a warning that Britain could become home to “a garage sale” unless there is protection for domestic companies from foreign takeovers. Next month the owner of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will announce the results of a review aimed at improving investor returns, with the sale of its spreads business and a one-off special dividend among the options being considered. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Alumni of the scheme include companies such as AirBnB, file storage company Dropbox and HR management software firm Zenefits. Wright Electric's goal, detailed in a presentation given to potential investors on Tuesday, is to make all short-haul flights electric-powered within the next 20 years, which would be about 30% of all flights made globally. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“Silicon Valley has not had a major success in terms of IPO before Snap for years – and Snap is in LA,” Dinan said. A stream of “down rounds” – when a company raises funds by selling shares that are valued lower than the last time they raised funds, leading its overall valuation to fall – has led investors to be more discerning. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Microsoft founder Bill Gates again tops Forbes' list of the world's richest people, in a year when the number of billionaires rose 13% to 2,043. According to the magazine's annual rich list, Mr Gates' fortune rose to $86bn, from $75bn, followed by investor Warren Buffett, up $14. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. His warning comes amid signs that major investors are preparing for a lively AGM round. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. While sipping champagne on superyachts at the world’s largest property conference in Cannes this week, investors have been competing with one another to snap up a particularly popular type of investment: posh student digs that cost up to £650 a week for a room. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Barwell told developers at the world’s biggest property conference in Cannes on Thursday that he wanted to be “clear and unequivocal” that he was there to help them build hundreds of thousands of new homes to help fix the UK’s housing crisis. “If you’ve got parts of the country where you want to build homes and you’re struggling to find land, you come and see me and I will then raise those issues with the relevant local authorities,” he told investors at the UK government’s first promotional stand on the famous waterfront in the south of France. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:42:56 PM
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....The deal, which he described as "transformational", catapulted Barclays into the top league of global investment banks. The bank declined a bailout by the UK government at the height of the credit crunch crisis and instead sold a large stake to foreign investors, mainly from Qatar and Abu Dhabi, to raise cash. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Thames Water made an operating profit of £742m in 2015-16 and paid out £82m in dividends. It is owned by a consortium of institutional investors, including funds from China and Abu Dhabi, and was managed by Macquarie Capital Funds, which sold its final stake earlier in March to Kuwaiti and Canadian investors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Another large shareholder in Akzo said it remained ambivalent about a deal, but that a slightly higher offer "could be tempting". The investor, who did not want to be named, said: "We would believe it is up to management to convince us not to sell, as Akzo has been 'cheap' for a long time. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:10:12 AM
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....7%. Adopting a target for R&D spending would send an important signal to foreign investors and academics that the UK can remain a hub for innovation and scientific collaboration in a post-Brexit world, the CBI will say. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 07:01:30 AM
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.... . "Profits beat estimates, but investors are showing signs of concern. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
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.... . One third of investors in WPP - the world's largest advertising group - failed to back Sir Martin's pay package at its annual meeting. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....However, Tucker said that despite being bullish about their personal finances in a post-EU world, rich people are holding an increasing amount of their wealth in cash to give them more flexibility in case of any financial shocks. “We still see many investors holding on to cash, rather than investing,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....7bn investment will benefit the UK's creative industries," it said. Most analysts believe the deal will go through - and the lack of movement in the share price suggests that investors agree. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
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....The richest person in the world remains Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who saw his fortune grow by $11bn to $86bn. He is followed by investor Warren Buffett, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who was this year’s biggest gainer with a $27. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 12:28:52 PM
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. The London market hit new record highs on Thursday as investors reacted to Wednesday's interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:47:19 PM
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. Wall Street suffered its worst day this year as investors fretted about whether President Donald Trump will be able to deliver promised tax cuts. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:28:57 PM
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....". Vodafone investors were unmoved by news that it had merged its Indian mobile business with Cellular, India's third-largest network, to will create the company's biggest operator. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 11:17:08 AM
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. The high-end parka maker - Canada Goose - is proving as popular with investors as it is with celebrities. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 04:50:44 PM
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.... . Yet Chinese investors are increasingly buying Western art. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 05:33:27 AM
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....The profit drop in 2016 was the first for the retailer since the financial crisis of 2008. Despite the fall, investors sent Next shares 8% higher in early trading in London. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:24:09 AM
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....). Meanwhile, Tesla has electrified investors, soaring from $35 five years ago to $265 today, giving it a total market worth of $42bn. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....7%. They benefitted as investors turned to safe haven assets and dividend-yielding stocks. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:45:47 AM
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.... As the Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller has shown, optimism can evolve into “irrational exuberance”, whereby investors take asset valuations to levels that are divorced from economic fundamentals. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 01:22:15 PM
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.... His plans for deep and widespread tax cuts and a bonfire of regulations would, they said, spark a business renaissance akin to that credited to the stetson-wearing president who dominated the 1980s. Stock market investors lapped up Trump’s speeches and tweets, and sent the main New York share indices to fresh highs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
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....Concerns about the Trump administration’s ability to push through key reforms and deliver on a promised fiscal boost turned share markets across the Asia Pacific region into a sea of red on Wednesday. As investors dumped risky assets and rushed to safe havens such as gold and government bonds, the worries were amplified by a strongly worded editorial in the Wall Street Journal published on Wednesday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:59 AM
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.... The deal requires the backing of a majority of shareholders, representing at least 75% of shares. It has already secured the support of investors owning 60% of its stock. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 08:15:51 AM
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.... . Danny Cox, chartered financial planner at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “The last two years have brought about a plethora of change for investors. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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FTSE 100 dips despite boost from Next image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:31:43 AM
....Kingfisher was the biggest faller in the FTSE 100, down 2. 7% as investors continued to react to the Screwfix and B&Q owner's results on Wednesday. ...
Next sees first annual profit fall in eight years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:24:09 AM
....The profit drop in 2016 was the first for the retailer since the financial crisis of 2008. Despite the fall, investors sent Next shares 8% higher in early trading in London. ...
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
...."ISAs have proved to be a phenomenal success since they were introduced almost 18 years ago but whether individuals are making the right choices is questionable. "Cash ISAs remain the default choice for many investors despite low interest rates. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:21:15 PM
.... . One third of investors in WPP - the world's largest advertising group - failed to back Sir Martin's pay package at its annual meeting. ...
Thames Water hit with record £20m fine for huge sewage leaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:49:38 AM
....Thames Water made an operating profit of £742m in 2015-16 and paid out £82m in dividends. It is owned by a consortium of institutional investors, including funds from China and Abu Dhabi, and was managed by Macquarie Capital Funds, which sold its final stake earlier in March to Kuwaiti and Canadian investors. ...
Investors urge Dulux owner to hold takeover talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:10:12 AM
....Another large shareholder in Akzo said it remained ambivalent about a deal, but that a slightly higher offer "could be tempting". The investor, who did not want to be named, said: "We would believe it is up to management to convince us not to sell, as Akzo has been 'cheap' for a long time. ...
Screwfix boosts Kingfisher's profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
London's leading shares lose ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:45:47 AM
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
.... Alumni of the scheme include companies such as AirBnB, file storage company Dropbox and HR management software firm Zenefits. Wright Electric's goal, detailed in a presentation given to potential investors on Tuesday, is to make all short-haul flights electric-powered within the next 20 years, which would be about 30% of all flights made globally. ...
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
....However, Tucker said that despite being bullish about their personal finances in a post-EU world, rich people are holding an increasing amount of their wealth in cash to give them more flexibility in case of any financial shocks. “We still see many investors holding on to cash, rather than investing,” he said. ...
Asian shares drop as investors fear Trump won't deliver on promises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:59 AM
....Concerns about the Trump administration’s ability to push through key reforms and deliver on a promised fiscal boost turned share markets across the Asia Pacific region into a sea of red on Wednesday. As investors dumped risky assets and rushed to safe havens such as gold and government bonds, the worries were amplified by a strongly worded editorial in the Wall Street Journal published on Wednesday. ...
Wall Street suffers worst day this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:28:57 PM
. Wall Street suffered its worst day this year as investors fretted about whether President Donald Trump will be able to deliver promised tax cuts. ...
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 01:47:00 PM
.... . Danny Cox, chartered financial planner at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “The last two years have brought about a plethora of change for investors. ...
Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:17:00 PM
....Microsoft founder Bill Gates again tops Forbes' list of the world's richest people, in a year when the number of billionaires rose 13% to 2,043. According to the magazine's annual rich list, Mr Gates' fortune rose to $86bn, from $75bn, followed by investor Warren Buffett, up $14. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
.... As the Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller has shown, optimism can evolve into “irrational exuberance”, whereby investors take asset valuations to levels that are divorced from economic fundamentals. ...
Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members image
....The richest person in the world remains Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who saw his fortune grow by $11bn to $86bn. He is followed by investor Warren Buffett, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who was this year’s biggest gainer with a $27. ...
Pound slips on Article 50 date image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 11:17:08 AM
....". Vodafone investors were unmoved by news that it had merged its Indian mobile business with Cellular, India's third-largest network, to will create the company's biggest operator. ...
Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:01:30 AM
....7%. Adopting a target for R&D spending would send an important signal to foreign investors and academics that the UK can remain a hub for innovation and scientific collaboration in a post-Brexit world, the CBI will say. ...
Unilever bids to heal shareholder rift amid 'garage sale' warnings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 01:46:15 PM
....Unilever is drawing up plans to heal a rift among shareholders triggered by its rejection of a $143bn (£115bn) bid from Kraft Heinz, amid a warning that Britain could become home to “a garage sale” unless there is protection for domestic companies from foreign takeovers. Next month the owner of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will announce the results of a review aimed at improving investor returns, with the sale of its spreads business and a one-off special dividend among the options being considered. ...
Executive pay: all eyes on boardroom as AGM season looms  | Chris Cummings image
....When Theresa May stood on the steps of Downing Street last July, looking down the barrel of the world’s TV cameras to address the nation for the first time as prime minister, she put reform of executive pay at the heart of her plan to shape a Britain that works for all, not a privileged few. As the annual general meeting season approaches, all eyes will be on investors and whether they rise up to this challenge in a “shareholder spring”. ...
The Ronald, the Donald – and a hamstrung Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
.... His plans for deep and widespread tax cuts and a bonfire of regulations would, they said, spark a business renaissance akin to that credited to the stetson-wearing president who dominated the 1980s. Stock market investors lapped up Trump’s speeches and tweets, and sent the main New York share indices to fresh highs. ...
Netflix and Tesla overrated? Yes, in this mad, mad world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:01:32 AM
....). Meanwhile, Tesla has electrified investors, soaring from $35 five years ago to $265 today, giving it a total market worth of $42bn. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....The firm was founded by brothers Oliver and Toby Richmond, who appeared on Dragons’ Den in 2009. They were offered £100,000 for a 30% stake by Deborah Meaden but subsequently found a better deal from an unnamed investor and didn’t take up the offer. ...
Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond to buy Panmure Gordon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:15:51 AM
.... The deal requires the backing of a majority of shareholders, representing at least 75% of shares. It has already secured the support of investors owning 60% of its stock. ...
Bob Diamond in deal to buy stockbroker Panmure Gordon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:45:59 AM
....The deal, which he described as "transformational", catapulted Barclays into the top league of global investment banks. The bank declined a bailout by the UK government at the height of the credit crunch crisis and instead sold a large stake to foreign investors, mainly from Qatar and Abu Dhabi, to raise cash. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....“Silicon Valley has not had a major success in terms of IPO before Snap for years – and Snap is in LA,” Dinan said. A stream of “down rounds” – when a company raises funds by selling shares that are valued lower than the last time they raised funds, leading its overall valuation to fall – has led investors to be more discerning. ...
Andy Warhol portrait of Mao goes on auction in Hong Kong image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 05:33:27 AM
.... . Yet Chinese investors are increasingly buying Western art. ...
Stock markets soar across Europe as FTSE clocks up new high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:58:16 PM
....The UK’s main bluechip index, the FTSE 100, clocked up a new all-time high and the main indices in France and Germany closed at their highest levels since mid-2015. Analysts said investor focus would now turn to the forthcoming French presidential election and Brexit negotiations, but that the Dutch result had helped sentiment for now. ...
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
....Barwell told developers at the world’s biggest property conference in Cannes on Thursday that he wanted to be “clear and unequivocal” that he was there to help them build hundreds of thousands of new homes to help fix the UK’s housing crisis. “If you’ve got parts of the country where you want to build homes and you’re struggling to find land, you come and see me and I will then raise those issues with the relevant local authorities,” he told investors at the UK government’s first promotional stand on the famous waterfront in the south of France. ...
Canada Goose shares jump on stock market debut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 04:50:44 PM
. The high-end parka maker - Canada Goose - is proving as popular with investors as it is with celebrities. ...
FTSE 100 closes at record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:47:19 PM
. The London market hit new record highs on Thursday as investors reacted to Wednesday's interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve. ...
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. While sipping champagne on superyachts at the world’s largest property conference in Cannes this week, investors have been competing with one another to snap up a particularly popular type of investment: posh student digs that cost up to £650 a week for a room. ...
Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
....7bn investment will benefit the UK's creative industries," it said. Most analysts believe the deal will go through - and the lack of movement in the share price suggests that investors agree. ...
Jones Bootmaker is on the brink – but it's not all gloom on the high street image
.... At this rate, by early May, the government will have got shot of the entire holding, which once stood at 43%. It will not be the finale that the government had hoped for, without the flourish of a discounted offering for retail investors and with the admission a chunk of the shares were sold below the 73. ...
US interest rate rise signals end of ultra-low borrowing costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:31:25 PM
....In the short term, the steady increase in US interest rates will support an already strong dollar. One of the ironies of QE is that it was supposed to encourage investors to buy risky assets yet has led instead to a flight into safe havens such as the greenback and US bonds. ...
Rex Tillerson 'used email alias' at Exxon to talk climate change image
....Wayne is Mr Tillerson's middle name. Mr Schneiderman is investigating whether Exxon misled investors and the public about climate change. ...
New GlaxoSmithKline chief to earn 25% less than her predecessor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:04:51 PM
....6m, because she was less experienced than her predecessor, who spent eight years as chief executive. GSK added that investors had asked the company to show restraint on executive pay. ...
French Connection reports loss for fifth year running image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:20:04 AM
....5m in 2015. The company, which is under pressure from investors to make top level changes, also said revenue fell 6. ...
Toshiba looking to sell Westinghouse nuclear business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:21:39 AM
....However, that side of the business has not made a profit since 2013 and nuclear services globally are struggling since the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Toshiba had initially alerted investors in December 2016 that it faced a heavy one-off loss linked to a deal done by Westinghouse. ...
60 Second Solutions: How do you attract investors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:13:58 AM
....The first piece of business advice is from Hubert Viriot, the chief executive of the hotel group Yotel. We asked him to tell us: how do you persuade investors to put money into your company?. ...
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Anglo American caps bonus payouts after shareholder revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 05:16:47 PM
....4m but now worth nearly £12m. Sir Philip Hampton, the non-executive director who chairs the remuneration committee, said: “We were determined to address investors’ concerns about the potential windfall gains for executive directors arising as a result of the volatility of the company’s share price and the mining industry more generally. ...
The Scottish economy has strengths – but could it make a success of independence? | Larry Elliott image
.... A crash in commodity prices – of the sort seen in 2014-15 – would result in borrowing costs being cut and the currency falling in value. Exports would become cheaper and foreign investors would be wooed by the prospect of being able to purchase assets more cheaply. ...
US interest rate rise to deepen debt crisis in developing world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:00:26 AM
.... Government coffers have been depleted by lower revenues from commodity exports and the size of dollar-denominated debts has risen as the US currency has strengthened. The dollar has risen more than 6% against a basket of other big currencies over the past six months as investors anticipate that big spending plans by President Donald Trump will boost US growth and that the US Federal Reserve will follow up December’s interest rate rise with more increases this year. ...
HSBC appoints AIA boss Mark Tucker as new chairman image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 11:19:23 PM
....For HSBC, that problem has been compounded by its move into less risky areas of banking since the financial crisis which started in 2007. Those challenges make the appointment of a new chief executive even more crucial for investors, a search which will now be led by Mr Tucker. ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
.... For instance, assuming flight times and prices are the same, travellers would rather fly with British Airways than any other airline, but would choose easyJet where it is cheaper. The bank recommended investors in shares buy easyJet stock as the preferred option among no-frills carriers. ...
Bovis in talks with rival builder Galliford Try after rejecting £1bn offer image
....”. A merger in the housebuilding sector could bring important cost savings at a time when it is under pressure from skills shortages and shaky investor sentiment as the UK prepares to embark on the process of leaving the EU. ...
Trump is set to win the battle on interest rates, but US economy will pay the price image
.... An increase in the base rate, however small, will tighten the screw on younger voters and some of the poorest communities who voted for him and rely on credit to get by. More importantly for his economic programme, higher interest rates in the US will act like a honeypot for foreign investors, who will transfer their funds to New York. ...
Standup chancellor shuns sit-down with Tyrie image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:00:17 AM
....Obviously, the bookies typically win, as the odd-setters have the twin advantages of mathematics and not being (quite so) kaylied. But every now and again favourites romp home all week, which can ruin the year for gambling investors. ...
Democrats question Trump 'conflict of interest' with Deutsche Bank investigation image
.... Cory Booker, a Democratic senator from New Jersey, and four other Democrats, sent a letter to Wilbur Ross, the newly confirmed commerce secretary, demanding more information about his role as vice-chair of the Bank of Cyprus. Ross, a billionaire investor who has claimed in a private conversation with another senator, Bill Nelson, that the White House is “sitting on” his responses, has not replied to two other letters sent by senators before his confimation hearing. ...
Isas back in favour after tax allowance hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
....But this week’s budget announcement on share dividends looks set to revitalise Isas. With the rates payable on cash Isas so poor – typically below 1% – investors are increasingly looking to share-based funds, particularly equity income funds. ...
Budget 2017: tax on dividends will be a raid on 2 million small investors image
.... Philip Hammond also mounted a £2. 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. ...
Markets in 'no doubt' on US rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:33:01 PM
.... . Markets which track investors' expectations for the key rate give a near 100% likelihood of a rise. ...
Landlord tax: How to beat new buy-to-let charges coming in NEXT month  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 04:44:00 PM
....Buy-to-let returns are set to be eroded as mortgage interest tax relief is reduced to the basic rate of income tax over the next four years. Now rental property investors are increasingly using commercial loans and setting up companies to buy investment property and instead pay corporation tax at 20 per cent, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). ...
BT Openreach deal aims to shakeup UK broadband image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:18:06 AM
....2p in morning trading in London. George Salmon at Hargreaves Lansdown said keeping Openreach as part of BT, but with its own board and brand, "should put to bed any lingering concerns investors may have had over this potentially disruptive issue". ...
Shell sells oil sands assets as boss warns on clean energy challenge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:18:53 AM
....”. Shell’s disposal of the tar sands interests is part of wider plan to offload $30bn (£25bn) worth of assets to cut debt following its acquisition of BG Group last year as it comes under investor pressure to mitigate climate change risks. ...
AirBnB raises $1bn of investment funding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:50:42 PM
.... . In total it has raised more than $3bn from investors and it is now the second most valuable start-up in the US after Uber, which is valued at about $70bn. ...
Pay boosts for Shell and Rolls-Royce bosses despite profits slide image
....WPP, which Sir Martin has built into one of the world's largest ad agencies, recorded a 13% rise in pre-tax profit last year. Prime Minister Theresa May and major investors have called on UK firms to justify bumper pay packets for their senior executives. ...
Savers urged to use THIS simple trick to beat dividend tax changes image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:32:00 PM
.... Shares held within the tax-free wrapper are protected from dividend tax, the allowance stands at and rises to £20,000 from April 5. Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "Ordinary investors are now vulnerable to paying much more tax on their dividends unless they use tax shelters to protect their income-producing funds and shares. ...
Sir Martin Sorrell's £42m payout takes earnings to £210m in five years image
....The pay of WPP’s Sorrell has been a flashpoint in the past. In 2012 - during what became known as the shareholder spring - nearly 60% of investors rejected his annual pay package for the previous year. ...
Sports Direct's move to put worker on board branded 'PR exercise' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:38:42 AM
....“Let’s be clear: it will do little, if anything, to resolve the corporate governance problems at the company,” wrote Oliver Parry, head of corporate governance at the IoD. “For real, long-lasting change for the good of all investors, customers and employees, a radical overhaul of Sports Direct’s governance is necessary. ...
Morrisons leads FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:21:19 AM
....Morrisons was the biggest faller on the index, even though it posted a rise in underlying full-year profits for the first time in five years. Neil Wilson at ETX Capital suggested investors thought "this could be the top of the cycle". ...
Rents are 'out of step' with incomes, housing body warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:01:21 AM
....Recent reports have suggested that landlords are becoming increasingly unwilling to offer properties to those who receive benefits. On Monday, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) said three-quarters of property investors it had surveyed feared under-21s would be unable to pay their rent if planned changes to benefits were not reversed. ...
Hammond seems to be expecting business rates storm to just blow over image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:42:51 PM
.... But he sounded like a politician who has calculated that the twice-a-decade storm over business rates will blow over eventually and the “medium term” can mean whatever the government wants it to. If the tax raid on self-employed people seemed very un-Conservative, so did the cut in the tax-free allowance on dividend income enjoyed by wealthy investors in shares. ...
Budget 2017: Tax-free dividend allowance slashed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:04:27 PM
.... . Mr Hammond said that the cut to £2,000 was meant to "address the unfairness" around the dividend allowance, which he described as "an extremely generous tax break for investors with substantial share portfolios". ...
Budget 2017: Blow for pensioners as tax-free dividend allowance SLASHED image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:44:00 PM
....1 per cent. Les Cameron, head of technical at pension provider Prudential, said:  “The previous dividend allowance of £5,000 allowed investors to hold around £150,000 of equity-based portfolios tax free. ...
Budget 2017: Savers BOOST with new top paying NS&I bond...paying 2.2% on savings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:33:00 PM
....3 per cent in 2017. Critics said the new savings bond was not enough to help out Britain's long-suffering risk-averse investors. ...
ARM chip designer stake 'to be sold by Softbank' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:25:24 AM
....The fund, which already has the backing of the Saudis, is aiming to raise $100bn in total. If successful, it would make Mr Son one of the world's biggest technology investors. ...
FTSE 100 ends lower after Budget speech image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:03:23 AM
Foxtons sees property sales plunge as Brexit vote hits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 08:06:35 AM
'I was stuck' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:30:12 AM
....The company has raised $2m (£1. 6m) in funding from investors and is currently in the throes of negotiating a second round. ...
Budget 2017: £2bn for social care and tax rise for self-employed image
Brazil's recession worst on record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:14 PM
....6% in 2016, meaning it is now 8% smaller than it was in December 2014. The country has been hard hit by the fall in commodity prices and an internal political crisis that has undermined investor confidence. ...
Uber's 'hustle-oriented' culture becomes a black mark on employees' résumés image
....The Uber way – a take-no-prisoners, win-at-any-cost mentality – has helped the company soar to market domination and a $70bn valuation, but not without a cost. Uber’s corporate culture has been blamed for a series of public relations disasters that have tainted its brand with customers, investors and regulators. ...

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