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....The outspoken chief executive repeated apologies to about 315,000 passengers and admitted the airline had made a “major boo boo”. But his contrition did not appear to have appease all investors, some of whom voted against the company’s remuneration report and the re-election of board members. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Bankrupt Lehman Brothers profits from Formula One sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 04:31:10 PM
....6m when it acquired F1 in a leveraged buyout in 2006. A number of American investors later joined its consortium including fund manager Waddell & Reed which has made a total of $1. ...
Ryanair chief claims he can force pilots to give up a week of leave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:50:13 AM
....The outspoken chief executive repeated apologies to about 315,000 passengers and admitted the airline had made a “major boo boo”. But his contrition did not appear to have appease all investors, some of whom voted against the company’s remuneration report and the re-election of board members. ...
The great unwinding: Fed begins slow demise of its post-crash stimulus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 06:10:52 PM
....But he warned that her belief that the US economy was bouncing back from a slowdown in the first quarter may be too optimistic and that the reduction in the balance sheet, combined with rising interest rates, “will very likely push long-term interest rates higher over the next few years. While still low inflation should limit the back up in yields, it will likely feel a little worse than ‘paint drying’ for investors heavily allocated to the long end of the treasury market,” he wrote. ...
Why were HBOS auditors cleared? We need a full explanation | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 02:52:10 PM
.... A re-jig or two will follow to promote the interests of companies, and employees, on the receiving end. To be fair to the Takeover Panel, the City watchdog, other contests, notably last year’s messy three-way battle for FTSE 250 private equity investor SVG Capital, will also have influenced its thinking. ...
Toys R Us files for bankruptcy in US and Canada image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 07:35:56 AM
....“Today marks the dawn of a new era at Toys R Us, where we expect that the financial constraints that have held us back will be addressed in a lasting and effective way,” said Dave Brandon, the chairman and chief executive. “Together with our investors, our objective is to work with our debtholders and other creditors to restructure the $5bn of long-term debt on our balance sheet, which will provide us with greater financial flexibility to invest in our business, continue to improve the customer experience in our physical stores and online, and strengthen our competitive position in an increasingly challenging and rapidly changing retail marketplace worldwide. ...
Ministers launch group to help boost green business investment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 05:28:07 PM
. A new group led by investors and leading figures from the City of London has been brought together by the government to draw up measures to encourage “green finance” in the UK. ...
Five reasons why global stock markets are surging | Nick Fletcher image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 11:10:43 AM
....Global stock markets are at record highs, with the MSCI All Country World Index reaching a new peak on Monday and both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 in uncharted territory. European and UK markets are also attracting investors again, although they are below their best levels due to the strength of the euro and the pound making exports pricier. ...
Meet the woman fighting Wall Street's Flash Boys image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 09:00:05 AM
....Like many people on Wall Street and beyond, Sara Furber devoured Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys, the best-selling book that argued high-speed traders had rigged the world’s biggest stock markets. Now, Furber has been tasked with proving that executives and investors really want an alternative. ...
Made.com founder: 'We want to be the new Ikea' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 06:00:02 AM
....That I got a really good team together in the beginning. I was lucky enough to partner with Brent [Hoberman] as my mentor, my first investor and my co-founder. ...
Asking prices for London homes record biggest falls this decade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 11:01:53 PM
.... The average asking price of a home in Kensington and Chelsea plummeted by more than £300,000 between August and September, and Camden was also hit hard. That suggests that a slump in the high-end central London market, described by Rightmove as a readjustment, may be gathering pace as Brexit uncertainty continues and tax changes prompt many wealthy investors to sit on their hands. ...
Why you should invest your money both in Britain and overseas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 01:55:00 PM
....The benchmark FTSE 100 is over exposed to the volatile oil and gas sector through oil majors such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell, and has struggled with the price of crude plunging to $50 a barrel. “At the same time, UK investors have missed out on the explosive growth in technology companies such as Apple, Facebook, Samsung and Chinese internet giant Alibaba,” Whitehead says. ...
Former BHS owner could face fine if the charges stick image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 09:31:18 AM
....What does the future hold for retailer French Connection? Less than two months ago, Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct increased its stake in the company to around 27%, taking it close to a level where it must launch a takeover bid. On Tuesday, investors will get some insight into the first half of this year, when the company releases its statement for the period. ...
Mortgage alert: Interest rates will rise FOUR times by end of 2018, economists forecast  image
....25 per cent in little more than year, Capital Economics has forecast. Oliver Jones from the economist firm said: "We suspect that investors are underestimating how quickly rates will rise towards this lower peak. ...
The eurozone may be back on its feet. But is Greece? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 03:00:15 PM
.... More than a fifth of the country’s working-age adults are out of work. During his annual economic policy speech, before an audience of mostly Chinese investors, the former firebrand promised to create a taskforce with the sole purpose of resolving the bureaucratic hurdles that are often the greatest impediment to business in Greece. ...
Blue Bottle Coffee sells to Nestlé – so has it sold out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 11:00:10 AM
.... That’s how it it today – a kind of endorsement – but will know in five or 10 years if that changes. ” Other employees said Nestlé was an “interesting choice” of investor. ...
End austerity – and kickstart Martin Luther King’s revolution of values | Richard Kozul-Wright image
.... But instead of channelling resources into the more creative and productive activities needed for long-term growth, it encouraged short-term, speculative behaviour by banks, businesses, and households. That behaviour produced a gathering financial storm that began a decade ago and eventually broke with devastating force on Lehman Brothers, sending investors into a panic, bringing hard times to the high street and spreading out across the global economy. ...
Northern Rock investors' compensation claim just doesn't stand up | Nils Pratley image
.... Fair enough. Another reason for investors’ enthusiasm may be the fact Wolfson gives them useful information, in this case an analysis of the effect of the rise of internet shopping. ...
Former Northern Rock investors ask Theresa May for compensation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 10:33:38 AM
....Former shareholders in Northern Rock are asking Theresa May to listen to their moral case for compensation after their investment in the Newcastle-based lender was wiped out when it was nationalised 10 years ago. A delegation of investors will arrive at 10 Downing Street on Thursday to hand in a letter to the prime minister to set out their claim that it is unfair that the government has received all of the proceeds from sales of Northern Rock’s assets. ...
Build-to-rent – the solution to Britain's housing crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 05:00:33 AM
....Angus Dodd, the chief executive of Quintain, which was acquired by US private equity firm Lone Star in 2015, said the company decided to switch from building for sale to building homes for rent because it provided a reliable long-term income stream, in contrast to the ups and downs of the traditional housebuilding cycle. He said government support for and investor interest in build-to-rent had increased. ...
Sky chief executive's pay quadruples to £16m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 03:44:16 PM
....This means Sky shareholders can look forward to a £172m special dividend, which the satellite company said it would pay out if the deal did not complete this year. The delay in completion means Sky investors will now also receive a further interim dividend of up to £224m, usually paid out at the end of March. ...
Bell Pottinger unlikely to honour payments to co-founder Tim Bell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 01:42:52 PM
....Pottinger is attempting to relaunch the Asian business as Klareco Communications, which means “clarity” in Esperanto. Top executives at Bell Pottinger Middle East are understood to be in London this week as part of discussions with potential investors to back its bid to spin off the business, which has its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. ...
Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 08:10:44 AM
.... It said the move was in response to demand predominantly from international customers. Dimon’s criticism of the currency coincided with a warning from the UK financial regulator against a speculative frenzy in initial coin offerings (ICOs), where internet start-ups are funded by investors using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. ...
Superdry's co-founders to share wealth with 4,500 employees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:35:18 AM
....“James and I passionately believe that the success of the Superdry brand is down to the combined work of all our people,” he said. “As the founders of the business we remain significant investors and it is important to us that we share our ongoing success with all colleagues. ...
Ex-ITV chief Adam Crozier appointed as Vue International chair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 05:00:03 AM
....“I have watched the development and growth of Vue International with great interest and am excited to be joining the group to play an active role in furthering their future ambitions,” said Crozier, who takes up his new role with immediate effect. Vue is owned by two of Canada’s largest pension funds – Omers Private Equity and Alberta Investment Management – which acquired the group from UK-based private equity investor Doughty Hanson for £935m in 2013. ...
Toyota's future investment in UK 'at risk from Brexit uncertainty' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 10:54:12 PM
....“Ministers used to promise exporters that after Brexit they would enjoy the ‘exact same benefits’ as single market and customs union membership. “But as the Brexit talks flounder and reality starts to bite, they’re facing up to the fact that their plans for a destructive hard Brexit will make us less attractive to investors and damage our economy. ...
Murdochs' Sky bid isn't the slam dunk it looked a month ago | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 08:00:31 PM
.... If he switches sides and votes for an increase on Thursday, and if everyone else follows form, the majority for doing nothing would fall from 7-2 to 6-3. In itself, that wouldn’t alarm investors. ...
Bitcoin investors could lose all their money, FCA warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 01:48:03 PM
.... But their similarities with IPOs end there. Instead of raising funds from the public in sterling, euros or dollars, investors in ICOs pay in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether. ...
Murdochs' Sky takeover bid to be referred to competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:33:35 PM
....Ofcom had said in a report published in June that the evidence available did not justify a broadcasting standards investigation and that Fox and Sky had a record of compliance in line with other major broadcasters. Shares in Sky closed down almost 2% after Bradley’s announcement as concerns increased among investors about delays to the takeover and whether it would go ahead. ...
Forget the Parthenon: how austerity is laying waste to Athens' modern heritage image
....Ominously, there are signs of a rise in non-Europeans investing in properties now selling at rock-bottom prices as a mean of securing a Golden Visa residence permit. “I am hearing, increasingly, that American, Russian and Arab investors are snapping them up,” says Harkiolakis. ...
DUP convinces May to raise Northern Ireland plane jobs with Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 01:20:43 AM
....“We are aware that she was involved at looking at the issue. And we would welcome it if she was talking to President Trump because Bombardier is a huge investor in Northern Ireland. ...
World's wealthiest families keep getting richer as markets boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 11:01:19 PM
....He said the strong growth in 2016 was mostly due to booming equity markets (which made up an average of 27% of family office’s investments) and successful private-equity deals. “They [family offices] are long-term investors, they’ve taken slightly riskier bets and chosen to select more illiquid strategies that have delivered better returns and yields. ...
Hinkley nuclear power is being priced out by renewables | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 06:12:14 PM
.... The former is preferable but tricky if Carillion, an employer of 48,000 people valued at only £185m, requires the rumoured £500m. Still, a new line-up of managers, and a temporary hire from Ernst & Young as “chief transformation officer”, meets one minimum condition of a self-help story to pitch to investors. ...
London still world's top financial centre despite Brexit, says survey image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 12:52:00 PM
....Carsten Brzeski, chief economist at ING in Frankfurt, said international schools needed to make preparations. “This would require finding land and investors. ...
Nuclear plans 'should be rethought after fall in offshore windfarm costs' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 06:55:21 AM
.... Developers believe that a new generation of even bigger turbines mean they can achieve further cost reductions. The sector is perceived by investors to be much less risky than it was five years ago, bringing down the cost of capital. ...
Hello dolly: the classic toys making a comeback image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM
....1m and in 2017 it is expecting revenues approaching £10m. While the bears attract a high proportion of collectors and investors, Morris is proud that they are also encouraging the next generation of teddy bear owners. ...
UK prices rising faster than wages as forecasters predict inflation at 2.8% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 05:01:04 AM
....A relatively new phenomenon, inflation has become a real worry for governments since the 1960s. As a rule of thumb, times of high inflation are good for borrowers and bad for investors. ...
Economic cost of Hurricane Irma 'could reach $300bn' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 05:05:29 PM
....The hurricane has already unsettled the financial markets, sending insurance stocks falling and orange juice futures surging last week. The price of contracts for November deliveries of frozen orange juice concentrate spiked as investors feared the worst after the destruction Irma wrought in the Caribbean. ...
Noel Edmonds says litigation funder will bankroll his £300m battle with Lloyds image
. Television presenter Noel Edmonds says deep-pocketed investors are willing to bankroll his £300m compensation battle with Lloyds Banking Group. ...
Bell Pottinger Middle East bids to split from parent firm as administration nears image
....“As an independent and financially secure business in charge of its own destiny it will now be up to us to consider a whole range of options,” he said. BPME, which has represented high-profile clients including precious metals refiner Kaloti and Abu Dhabi Airports, said it has received interest from a “wide range of potential investors”. ...
Global shockwaves from electric cars will be here sooner rather than later image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 06:00:29 AM
.... Even so, it’s one thing to lose a vote: it’s another to do so without being seen to try, especially in these circumstances. Retail investors may fairly wonder if they’re getting value for money from the investment industry, which claims great insight and influence alongside the promotion of good governance. ...
The $1tn question: how far can the new iPhone 8 take Apple? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
....At the end of last week, the company’s market capitalisation hovered around $830bn, continuing a 10-year run that has generally headed upwards since a low of $69bn in January 2009, during the financial crisis. Tuesday’s event, with the iPhone 8 the star attraction, will strive to meet investors’ – and customers’ – vaulting expectations. ...
Does Peter Hargreaves have a whale of an opportunity for UK investors? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 05:59:00 AM
....Peter Hargreaves is backing the new fund group with £25m of his own money, and opening the doors to anyone with at least £1,000 to invest as a lump sum, or less if investing on a regular monthly basis. After three decades of handling billions in investments by small savers, Hargreaves believes the average UK investor is seriously underinvested in the US. ...
Sports Direct pays out £43m bonus among 2,000 staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 06:21:35 PM
....The company revealed the payout in a stock exchange announcement, which came days after chairman Keith Hellawell narrowly escaped being voted out by independent shareholders partly in response to poor treatment of workers under his stewardship. Only just over 53% of independent investors backed his re-election on Wednesday as Hellawell defended Sports Direct’s use of zero-hours contracts and said there was no need for an independent review of its working practices. ...
Shelling out: Britons go nuts for coconut water image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 01:56:10 PM
.... But that’s pretty much how it happened,” says Arthur Gallego, one of Vita Coco’s directors. Having Madonna as a fan, and then as an investor – along with Demi Moore, McConaughey and Rihanna – has certainly helped fuel the drink’s meteoric rise. ...
Solar industry says EU tariffs on Chinese imports will raise panel prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 11:16:04 AM
....But with world market prices falling, SolarPower Europe said this would still add at least €500 (£458) to the cost of a household installation – and up to €1m to a one-megawatt industry revamp. James Watson, the group’s CEO, said: “Some investors and asset managers will now wait at least 12 months before they start building as they know they are guaranteed a price reduction. ...
FCA must backtrack over Saudi oil giant Aramco | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 11:01:23 PM
.... Furious fund managers sense a bad case of a regulator planning to lower standards to suit ministers’ short-term desire to persuade Aramco to float in London rather than New York. The investors’ objection is straightforward: why on earth would we want to create a “premium” listing category for state-owned companies while not enforcing normal investor protections?. ...
MPs to question City watchdog over Saudi Aramco float image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 11:01:22 PM
.... But the plan was immediately seen as an attempt to lower any barriers to the $2tn Saudi oil company picking London for its stock market listing, which could boost the UK in the wake of Brexit. Major City investors warned the plans could damage London’s reputation and the matter is now being raised by Nicky Morgan, the Conservative MP who chairs the Treasury select committee, and Rachel Reeves, the Labour MP who chairs the business, energy and industry committee. ...
The City's timidity has let Sports Direct's Keith Hellawell survive | Nils Pratley image
.... Maybe you should have shouted louder to generate more heat. When Bond was defenestrated, there was much talk of a “shareholder spring” – an investor uprising against greedy or incompetent boards. ...
Sports Direct chairman narrowly survives shareholder revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 12:13:16 PM
....The Sports Direct chairman, Keith Hellawell, has defended the use of zero-hours contracts as he survived a shareholder rebellion over his role at the retailer. Hellawell, 75, who has been chairman since 2009, had pledged to step down if he failed to win the backing of independent investors who voted against him last year. ...
Dash from cash warning: Rise in savers who prefer to gamble on stock market  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:42:00 AM
....In total, a massive £315billion is now invested in adult stocks and shares Isas, easily beating the £270billion in cash. Danny Cox, chartered financial planner at Hargreaves Lansdown, says this reflects the fact that the stock market has produced superior long-term returns and that stocks and shares investors tend to hold on for longer, compounding their gains. ...
Classic cars have become FAST alternatives for investors  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 10:59:00 AM
Seoul pleads with Vladimir Putin to help tame North Korea image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 01:38:42 AM
....7% to a four-month low in Tokyo in early trading but had mounted a slight recovery by mid-afternoon. In Sydney, the ASX200 benchmark index plunged by the same margin as investors opted for safe havens such as gold and government bonds. ...
Help-to-buy scheme aids some buyers, but boosts builders even more | Nils Pratley image
....It is amazing, therefore, that one complaint from Hermes echoes last year’s grumble. The fund manager is “greatly concerned about the lack of one to one engagement” and the “missed opportunities to build positive and constructive relationships with interested third party minority investors”. ...
Sports Direct fails to meet 2016 pledge on working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 10:21:04 AM
....The review was initiated after the Guardian exposed how temporary workers at its depots were effectively receiving hourly rates of pay below the minimum wage. It also came after heavy criticism of corporate governance at Sports Direct which led to investor pressure to oust its chairman, Keith Hellawell. ...
Factory and retail sales climb despite fears of Brexit slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 11:01:25 PM
....Hopley said uncertainty over Brexit could hit firms over the next 12 months. “It is vital the government sends a signal to industry and investors in the UK and overseas that it is doing everything in its power to get growth of the UK economy back on the agenda,” she said. ...
North Korea tensions ripple through global financial markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 05:50:06 PM
. Escalating tensions between the US and North Korea have rattled the financial markets as they reopened, as the prospect for nuclear war drove investors into safe haven assets. ...
London developer to allow rental tenants to pay deposits in bitcoin image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 04:03:57 PM
....“The rise and adoption of cryptocurrency globally, particularly bitcoin, is a fascinating development in how people store value and transact for goods and services worldwide,” said The Collective’s chief executive and founder, Reza Merchant. “With many savers and investors now choosing and becoming more comfortable with cryptocurrency, people will expect to be able to use it to pay for life’s essentials, including housing deposits and rent. ...
Bell Pottinger is a textbook example of how not to manage a crisis | Nils Pratley image
.... On one hand, the main proxy voting agencies have recommended that he should pay the price for the company’s many governance failings and slow pace of reform. On the other, some of the leading investor rebels of past years, such as Standard Life, have cut the size of their stakes. ...
Proper carbon tax could wipe billions from polluters' profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 06:01:05 AM
....2tn) in company profits worldwide could be erased by taxes required to meet the Paris climate agreement, according to analysis by Schroders. In a stark warning to investors to back more sustainable companies, the fund management group said total earnings of 12,500 global companies could fall by 20% were the world to limit itself to the 2C temperature rise target agreed in Paris through higher taxes. ...
Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud seeks to raise £50m to build 600 homes a year image
....Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud is seeking to raise up to £50m to build about 600 “beautiful and sustainable” houses a year in a challenge to the soulless, identikit estates built by conventional developers. McCloud’s firm, HAB (Happiness, Architecture, Beauty) is hoping to raise the money through a bond for private investors, promising a return of 4. ...
The longer Brexit stays up in the air, the higher the risk flights will be grounded image
.... This year, however, his chairman, Keith Hellawell, will be left to take the flak alone. A trio of powerful City investors are expected to vote against Hellawell’s re-election but Ashley will not be there to defend him – even if he votes his stake, which is more than 60% of the business, in Hellawell’s favour. ...
Silicon Valley has been humbled. But its schemes are as dangerous as ever | Evgeny Morozov image
.... There are many reasons why such attempts won’t succeed in their grand mission even if they would make these firms a lot of money in the short term and help delay public anger by another decade. The main reason is simple: how could one possibly expect a bunch of rent-extracting enterprises with business models that are reminiscent of feudalism to resuscitate global capitalism and to establish a new New Deal that would constrain the greed of capitalists, many of whom also happen to be the investors behind these firms?. ...
The great Saudi sell-off: why bankers and lawyers are flocking to the Gulf image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 03:00:17 PM
.... “Having private control of education, perhaps with foreign involvement, would be revolutionary in Saudi Arabia. Would the investors want to have control of [the] curriculum? It could go against the whole culture and tradition of the kingdom,” says Saidi. ...
Husband and wife bank £400m from sale of Matchesfashion.com image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 06:44:40 PM
....A husband and wife who started in fashion retail with one shop in Wimbledon 30 years ago have banked £400m after selling their online designer empire Matchesfashion. com to private equity investors. ...
Cash ISAs 2017: Savings accounts plunge amid low rates as Britons turn to investments image
.... "While understandable, this may prove to be short-sighted as neither low interest rates nor the personal saving allowance are necessarily a permanent fixture of the financial landscape, though it’s fair to say both do look set to remain in place for the foreseeable future. "ISAs are the saver and investor’s friend and should be at the heart of every portfolio. ...
Indivior sees £1bn fall in value as it loses heroin treatment patent case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 09:20:42 AM
....”. Indivior is the latest victim of a summer of discontent which has seen sharp share price falls in the likes of Dixons Carphone, WPP, Carillion and Provident Financial as investors punished disappointing updates. ...
Sir Philip Green threatening legal action against Frank Field MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 08:44:05 PM
....Last year’s parliamentary investigation into the collapse led to accusations by Field and his fellow Labour MP Iain Wright that Green represented the “unacceptable face of capitalism” and was overseeing the “systematic plunder” of the company. Green and other investors were paid £586m in dividends, rent and interest during his 15-year ownership of BHS. ...
Pension warning: Retirees are making this BIG mistake with income drawdown policies image
....The policies keep savings invested, while allowing retirees to withdraw an income. But too many investors are choosing investments that are best for long-term strategies, rather than short-term income needs, Aegon has warned. ...
Apple joins consortium in revised £14bn bid for Toshiba's chip business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 12:02:06 PM
....A Bain-led group had previously been chosen by Toshiba as its preferred bidder. But those talks lapsed as Japanese government investors who had been part of the consortium told Toshiba they were reluctant to close a deal in the face of the legal risks posed by Western Digital’s demands. ...
Gambling firm 888 fined record £7.8m for failing vulnerable customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 07:37:18 AM
....888, which offers online gaming such as casinos, slots, poker and bingo, said it had been working cooperatively with the commission and that it was “committed to providing players with a responsible as well as enjoyable gaming experience”. In a longer statement to its investors, the company said it had taken action to fix its self-exclusion systems, which it said arose when customers who self-excluded from some of its brands were able to gamble with others. ...
Pound dips on uncertainty over Brexit talks - as it happened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 07:25:59 AM
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Dara Khosrowshahi's Uber in-tray: 20 issues new chief must address image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:26:40 PM
....Kalanick’s not-quite-departure has left boardroom harmony in a parlous state. He is in a legal dispute with investor Benchmark Capital, which also has a seat on the board. ...
New Uber CEO meets staff as emotional Travis Kalanick gets standing ovation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:45:55 PM
....”. The Uber board has been in turmoil, with one major investor in the company, Benchmark Capital, suing Kalanick and accusing him of sabotaging the search for his replacement. ...
Sports Direct's Mike Ashley sues former business partner over £3m golf course scheme image
.... The judge ordered Jimenez to pay Wise compensation of that sum saying that he had been “guilty of considerable obfuscation” concerning the money paid to him. Ashley’s claim says he made inquiries that led to his lawyers receiving confirmation that neither he or Jimenez’s South Horizon were, or had ever been, investors in Les Bordes’ Cyprus-based holding company. ...
House prices to stay strong as cheap mortgage rates help lending hit nine-year high  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 02:57:00 PM
....First time buyers could be behind the new loans, as low interest rates deals remain readily available, experts said. People taking the first step on the property ladder have also been able to fill a gap left by landlords and second-home investors who, since last year, have to pay extra stamp duty on purchases. ...
Co-op closes in on £130m Nisa takeover as Sainsbury's pauses talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:31:02 AM
....Molly Johnson-Jones, senior analyst at Global Data Retail, said a Co-op acquisition of Nisa would help extend its geographical reach, improve the sourcing of products for both parties and cut costs, creating the opportunity to offset inflation currently affecting UK grocers. She said that Sainsbury’s investors should be relieved that the Co-op had taken the lead in takeover talks as the supermarket was now likely to avoid a CMA investigation and Nisa shareholders’ discontent. ...
Hedge funds: Game of Thrones location spurs rise of business empire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 05:07:31 AM
....The investment has increased the workforce, from 15 when Gray bought the hotel to 46 today. He is one of a number of Northern Ireland investors and business people hoping to exploit some of the most famous sites where Game of Thrones has been shot since its production located in the region seven years ago. ...

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