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....Google is expected to attract more than 40% of digital advertising dollars this year; Amazon is on track to collect half of US online sales by 2021, according to at least one analyst. But as investors cheer their rise, it's also causing concern amongst the powers that be. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Wood Mackenzie said most oil and gas companies realised renewables posed an existential risk to them and needed to hedge against the threat by diversifying. “Capturing the growth opportunity in this growing market is a driver, but let’s not also forget there is investor pressure,” said Kretzschmar, citing the 62% of shareholders who voted at Exxon’s AGM to force the company to be more transparent on climate change. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The expertise the company built in the UK, where it fitted panels on 90,000 homes, has proved crucial in winning contracts abroad, he said. Solarcentury recently reached a major deal with Panama-based private equity investor ECOSolar, which takes its international pipeline of solar projects to 3,400MW, equivalent of three conventional power stations. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Francis told investors in 2015 that he would find savings of about €90m (£78m) per year from outsourcing IT operations, which followed the cuts in pay and conditions for BA’s cabin crew he had overseen in 2011. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... He also had to defend the pay arrangements after a bruising annual general meeting in 2014 when 52. 7% of investors rebelled against Bailey’s pay deal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned from his position as chief executive of the $68bn ride-hailing app following a tumultuous six months of scandal. Kalanick stepped down in the face of pressure from five of Uber’s largest investors, according to the New York Times. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Some £420m of tax was avoided, but with interest included the total owed will be closer to £700m. An HMRC spokesperson said: "We are pleased that the tribunal has agreed with us that the vast majority of what was claimed in tax relief by Ingenious investors was simply not due. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Both E. ON and RWE, Germany’s second-largest electricity provider, have reacted by radically restructuring their companies, splitting their renewable business from their fossil-fuel operations and selling stakes in the new operations to investors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". However, Neil Wilson at ETX Capital commented: "This is new territory - markets have been incredibly complacent until now and we might start to see investors price in a Labour win a lot more. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....It has delivered some impressive returns to savers in recent years but, Patterson says, after his experience, he will not be investing anymore. The therapist from Bedford says P2P lenders, which take investors’ money and lend it to others looking for a loan, came to his attention in an article on the MoneySavingExpert website. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Mr Son is known to have an eye for potentially transformative industries and trends. He was an early investor in Alibaba and saw the potential in e-commerce many others did. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 9th of June 2017 04:08:23 AM
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....Shareholders in Exxon Mobil have backed a motion requiring the company to assess the risks from climate change. The plan, proposed by investors including the Church of England, was supported by over 62% of those eligible to vote. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:26:43 PM
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....Some 62% of shareholders voted for the resolution and against Exxon’s management at the company’s annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. The vote to more clearly report how climate change affects Exxon’s business comes as investors are increasingly demanding companies disclose the likely impact of global warming and follows the passing of similar proposals at two smaller energy companies earlier this month. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:28:57 PM
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.... . Last year 34% of investors refused to back his pay deal of £70. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 7th of June 2017 02:46:21 PM
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....Cook said Apple was ploughing resources into developing technology to control driverless vehicles, although he refused to rule out the Silicon Valley firm building its own car at some point. The Apple boss spoke as shares in his company and other US tech firms came under pressure this week amid investor concerns that a sector-wide boom is losing steam. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:27:51 PM
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....The SRB was set up to deal with any struggling banks after the 2012 eurozone crisis threatened the economies of entire countries. In Spain, banks had so much risky debt it worried investors buying sovereign wealth bonds, making borrowing by the country more expensive. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Massenet is not the only one to have switched allegiance to this upstart rival to her first creation. Venezuelan fashion entrepreneur Carmen Busquets, an early backer of Net-a-Porter, is also now an investor in Farfetch, while a number of senior Net-a-Porter staff have also jumped ship. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 23rd of June 2017 11:11:44 PM
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....The Spectacles also served to prove the scope of Snap’s ambition in the run-up to its IPO in March. Since then, the company has had run-ins with investors over whether it should be seen as a straightforward Facebook competitor, or a more unique media/technology hybrid company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Like Whole Foods, Jana is experiencing a slump, suffering negative returns in 12 of the past 19 months; it’s expecting to cash in on its investment in the organics chain. A potential forced sale, most likely to private equity investors known for slash-and-burn tactics, remains on the near-term horizon. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 29th of May 2017 01:46:09 PM
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....91 points to 2,412. 91 as investors picked their way through a raft of US economic data. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . Some of Akzo's largest shareholders supported a deal, but investors had expected PPG's decision given Akzo Nobel's fierce opposition. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... “That is the story of his business. He has always understood that he could distract his investors and bankers, his tenants, his clients from the underlying unsoundness of his business, just by putting on the Trump show. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “Following the commitments made by six world leaders at the recent G7 summit, and the news of greater cooperation between China and the EU on climate change, major global players like the UK must continue to build competitive, low-carbon economies and honour their commitments under the Paris agreement. ” Environmental businesses in the UK have been hit in recent years by swings in government policy that have led to job losses and uncertainty among potential investors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“Implementing these recommendations will improve our culture, promote fairness and accountability, and establish processes and systems to ensure the mistakes of the past will not be repeated,” said the company’s human resources chief, Liane Hornsey, in a statement. Freada Kapor Klein – one of Uber’s earliest investors who, with her husband, Mitch Klein, published an open letter in February criticizing the company – praised the recommendations, but raised questions about whether Kalanick would return to the company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....3m, with 48% of the total coming from a long-term bonus worth up to 300% of his basic £850,000 salary. Sarah Wilson, chief executive of shareholder information service Manifest, said investors made their own minds up based on the facts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 15th of June 2017 06:21:25 PM
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.... It makes a point that is really just common sense. If you have a sound rule, born from hard experience of how minority investors can be exploited by a single controlling shareholder, stick to it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Barclays said it was considering its position in relation to these developments and awaiting further details of the charges. Jenkins, who left Barclays in 2009, was known as the executive who was paid £40m in one year and credited with finding the Middle Eastern investors who poured billions into the bank at the height of the crisis. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Uber half-heartedly swears it’s an exception, or it’s in the past, or that actually it is the law that is wrong anyway. Everyone expresses outrage, arguing that this is surely the story which will spell the end of Uber by causing its customers/investors/employees to abandon it in droves. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Handbags at dawn with Farfetch, the latest thing in upmarket online fashion image
....Massenet is not the only one to have switched allegiance to this upstart rival to her first creation. Venezuelan fashion entrepreneur Carmen Busquets, an early backer of Net-a-Porter, is also now an investor in Farfetch, while a number of senior Net-a-Porter staff have also jumped ship. ...
Hinkley Point is a terrible deal. May must show courage and cancel it | Simon Jenkins image
.... It just passed the bill to the Treasury. The Treasury then passed the risk to Chinese investors and French contractors. ...
Burberry faces upheaval as chairman signals departure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:10:12 PM
.... He also had to defend the pay arrangements after a bruising annual general meeting in 2014 when 52. 7% of investors rebelled against Bailey’s pay deal. ...
The Guardian view on Uber after Kalanick: only window dressing? | Editorial image
.... And it is vindication for the Uber software engineer, Susan Fowler, who precipitated the final crisis when she described her experience of sexual harassment, a claim that provoked more than 200 other similar complaints. It is a belated exercise of power by the Uber board and investors. ...
Battersea Power Station developer slashes number of affordable homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 04:50:02 PM
....Under the latest plans (pdf), which are expected to be approved by Wandsworth council on Thursday, the proportion of affordable housing will fall to 9%. Battersea Power Station Development Company, backed by a group of Malaysian investors, argues that the entire project may become financially unviable if it sticks to its previous plans. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick should have gone years ago | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 10:01:21 AM
....As it is, Kalanick’s resignation counts as a minor triumph for the venture capitalists who own about 40% of privately controlled Uber. Benchmark, the biggest investor, led the revolt and it’s not difficult to guess why its patience finally snapped. ...
Why is productivity so low since the crisis – particularly in the UK? | Howard Davies image
....A preferable approach to resolving the problem might be more vigorous use of the tools available to market regulators. These authorities tend to focus more on investor protection than on the allocational efficiency of the markets they oversee. ...
How privatization could spell the end of democracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 08:00:25 AM
....Decades of defunding and outsourcing have already pushed public services to the brink. Now, fortified with piles of investor cash and the smartphone, tech companies are trying to finish them off. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:19:56 AM
....Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned from his position as chief executive of the $68bn ride-hailing app following a tumultuous six months of scandal. Kalanick stepped down in the face of pressure from five of Uber’s largest investors, according to the New York Times. ...
Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’ image
.... That could trigger Fox having to pay a special dividend of about £172m for failing to get the deal done this year. “In our view, the risk is that the DCMS refers the deal to the CMA as it could be politically expedient to do so,” said Wilton Fry, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, in a note to investors. ...
Barclays: who are the four charged bankers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:17:46 PM
....Roger Jenkins, 61, was once Britain’s highest-paid banker earning up to £40m a year. The former Barclays head of investment banking and investment management in the Middle East was credited with finding the investors who helped the bank escape a taxpayer bailout. ...
Don't believe the hype: the downside of being the next big thing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:00:00 AM
.... Rich Pleeth knows too well what it is like to be the toast of an industry one minute and making some very tough decisions the next. His app, called Sup, designed to help people locate nearby friends, quickly attracted the interest of investors, including the founders of Innocent. ...
Senior Barclays bankers charged with fraud over credit crunch fundraising image
....Barclays said it was considering its position in relation to these developments and awaiting further details of the charges. Jenkins, who left Barclays in 2009, was known as the executive who was paid £40m in one year and credited with finding the Middle Eastern investors who poured billions into the bank at the height of the crisis. ...
Co-op Bank in advanced talks to secure hundreds of millions for rescue image
....Four years ago, hedge funds which owned bonds issued by the Co-op bank helped contribute to its rescue and they are again regarded as the most likely source for the extra capital the bank needs to appease the Bank of England. In an update on the sales process on Monday, the Co-op bank, which has 4 million customers, said it was “in advanced discussions with a group of existing investors with a view to a prospective equity capital raise and liability management exercise”. ...
Brexit critic joins Bank of England interest rate-setting committee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:47:58 PM
....Tenreyro, the only woman on the MPC, will get her first chance to vote on interest rates at the committee’s next meeting in August. In the meantime, investors will be poring over her previous comments on monetary policy to gauge whether she will tend towards a “hawkish” stance – being more likely to push for higher rates to curb inflation – or err the other way as a so-called “dove”. ...
Did you hear the one about the inequality and the thinktank? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 11:28:57 AM
....Three members voted against the other five and called for an immediate rise in borrowing costs to keep a lid on inflation. One of the hawks, Kristin Forbes, leaves the monetary policy committee at the end of the month – but investors will be hoping to hear from the other two, Ian McCafferty and Michael Saunders, soon. ...
Instagram co-founder: ‘you have to be willing to disrupt yourself’ image
.... I bring a lot of the technology and engineering side; he brings a lot of product sense and design. He was also great at working with investors and today he is great at working across the different departments at Facebook [Instagram was sold to Facebook in 2012 for $1bn]. ...
ITV narrows search for successor to chief executive Adam Crozier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 01:45:50 PM
....When ITV announced Crozier’s departure at the beginning of May, Bazalgette said the company had a “well-developed succession plan” in place. The chairman was questioned by investors at ITV’s annual meeting later that month, to which he said: “Nothing has gone wrong, we are in a good place. ...
Why the political uncertainty won't shake house price foundations   image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 09:46:00 AM
....Some may like to blame electoral and Brexit uncertainty, but they would be wrong. The prime suspect is Chancellor George Osborne, whose tax assault on foreign property buyers and domestic investors has hit demand in the capital. ...
Whole Foods, then a whole industry? Amazon sinks teeth into supermarkets image
....But the second factor – the lack of pressure to make bottom-line profits – cannot be matched. Amazon generates enormous cashflows but its investors are happy to see those returns ploughed into new markets. ...
Record levels of green energy in UK create strange new world for generators image
....Both E. ON and RWE, Germany’s second-largest electricity provider, have reacted by radically restructuring their companies, splitting their renewable business from their fossil-fuel operations and selling stakes in the new operations to investors. ...
Relief for investors as Greece averts fresh crisis - as it happened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 07:38:13 AM
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The eurozone must reform or die | Kenneth Rogoff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 05:00:00 AM
....If the status quo is ultimately unsustainable, why are markets so supremely calm, with 10-year Italian government bonds yielding less than two percentage points more than Germany’s?. Perhaps the small spread reflects investors’ belief that outright bailouts are eventually coming however much German politicians protest to the contrary. ...
Creditors agree terms to disburse Greece's €8.5bn bailout funds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 12:05:16 AM
....But it fell short of saying when, or if, Greece could join the quantitative easing programme that the Frankfurt-based ECB has emphatically linked to the country’s vast €324bn debt mountain (the equivalent of 180% of GDP) being rendered manageable. Without that, Athens is unlikely to achieve market access any time soon – a negative sign for investors who would view the country’s return to capital markets as evidence that after eight years of economic crisis and gruelling austerity the worst is behind it. ...
More than half of Morrisons investors rebel over executive pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 06:21:25 PM
....3m, with 48% of the total coming from a long-term bonus worth up to 300% of his basic £850,000 salary. Sarah Wilson, chief executive of shareholder information service Manifest, said investors made their own minds up based on the facts. ...
Morrisons' indignation over shareholder rebellion is misplaced | Nils Pratley image
. When 48% of shareholders rebel against a company’s remuneration report, most chairmen scuttle into the shadows muttering empty words about seeking further engagement with investors. ...
Bank of England edges closer to increasing UK interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:11:41 AM
....One seat on the committee was empty – the result of Charlotte Hogg’s resignation as deputy governor after it emerged she had breached the Bank’s code of conduct. Forbes leaves the MPC later this month and investors are awaiting an announcement on her replacement. ...
DFS warns over profits in latest sign of UK spending squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 09:32:26 AM
....“The trading environment has recently weakened beyond our expectation, with significant declines in store footfall leading to a material reduction in customer orders,” he added. Filby’s gloomy commentary on consumer spending hit investor confidence about the outlook for the retail sector, with the share prices of major chains including Next, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Dixons Carphone and AO World all hit. ...
Debt warning: Cash-strapped Brits adding a TENNER a day to their burdens - this is how image
.... . The debts are piling up not because people are extravagant, the survey by online investors True Potential found. ...
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....The company made a pre-tax profit of £14. 3m last year on revenues of £271m and paid investors a dividend of £2m, the largest slice of which went to Rydon’s chief executive and largest shareholder, Robert Bond, 61. ...
Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave of absence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:36:50 PM
....“Implementing these recommendations will improve our culture, promote fairness and accountability, and establish processes and systems to ensure the mistakes of the past will not be repeated,” said the company’s human resources chief, Liane Hornsey, in a statement. Freada Kapor Klein – one of Uber’s earliest investors who, with her husband, Mitch Klein, published an open letter in February criticizing the company – praised the recommendations, but raised questions about whether Kalanick would return to the company. ...
Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ image
....Cook said Apple was ploughing resources into developing technology to control driverless vehicles, although he refused to rule out the Silicon Valley firm building its own car at some point. The Apple boss spoke as shares in his company and other US tech firms came under pressure this week amid investor concerns that a sector-wide boom is losing steam. ...
Foreign investors snapping up London homes suitable for first-time buyers image
. Foreign investors are buying up thousands of homes suitable for first-time buyers in London, using them as buy-to-let investments and often holding them in offshore tax havens, research for the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has revealed. ...
Moody's warns election result will complicate Brexit talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 11:01:40 PM
....“The UK government will … be under significant time pressure in these negotiations. Given the tight deadline, it will be imperative in our view for the government to secure an agreement for a transition period,” said Kathrin Muehlbronner, senior vice president at Moody’s investors service. ...
Tech shares keep sinking amid concerns sector is slowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:33:15 PM
. Shares in technology companies – the driver behind recent record stock market gains – kept falling on Monday as investors worried the sector was running out of steam. ...
Travis Kalanick's future as Uber CEO under threat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 02:40:53 PM
.... He said earlier this year he needed to “fundamentally change and grow up”, even as he celebrated a valuation of almost $70bn for the Oakland-based firm, founded in 2009 as UberCab. But even his attempts at change, backed by Uber investor and board member Arianna Huffington, have led to their own problems. ...
Bad EU trade deal 'disastrous' for UK jobs, investment and growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 01:07:11 PM
....In a report by the former shadow chancellor Ed Balls and Peter Sands, senior fellows at Harvard University’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, UK businesses owners warned that a bad deal, or no deal, on Brexit would be disastrous for British jobs, investment and growth. The warning comes as financial speculators circle London’s stock markets and investors bet on the value of the pound, triggering a period of intense volatility while No 10 attempts to restore a sense of confidence in the government. ...
Oil giants need to invest heavily in renewables by 2035, says analysis image
....Wood Mackenzie said most oil and gas companies realised renewables posed an existential risk to them and needed to hedge against the threat by diversifying. “Capturing the growth opportunity in this growing market is a driver, but let’s not also forget there is investor pressure,” said Kretzschmar, citing the 62% of shareholders who voted at Exxon’s AGM to force the company to be more transparent on climate change. ...
Quarter of households in UK will rent privately by end of 2021, says report image
....3 million social tenants, according to an annual report from estate agency Knight Frank. It commissioned a YouGov survey of more than 10,000 tenants and spoke to 26 major investors. ...
Theresa May's election victory will prove pyrrhic indeed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 01:25:35 PM
....May’s position is that “no deal is better than a bad deal”, but that is a slogan not a policy. Strong lobbying from the CBI, the City and international investors will discourage Britain from walking away from negotiations. ...
Naomi Klein: ‘Trump is an idiot, but don’t underestimate how good he is at that’ image
.... “That is the story of his business. He has always understood that he could distract his investors and bankers, his tenants, his clients from the underlying unsoundness of his business, just by putting on the Trump show. ...
If hard Brexit is dead, the odds on a chaotic one have shortened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....A market-friendly plotline – a soft form of Brexit that secures cross-party support – is indeed possible. But before investors run away with the idea that the Brexit landscape has been transformed, they should consider the alternative. ...
Britain looks set for a politically hot summer but what is the future for your finances? image
....Bond markets were stable and although sterling fell more than 2 per cent against the dollar and euro, it could have been much worse. Patrick Connolly, certified financial planner, Chase de Vere, says investors should resist the temptation to sell up in a panic: “The impact of election results tends to be short-lived, as share prices are primarily driven by global economic factors and investor sentiment, rather than politics. ...
What are the markets telling us about the election? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:36:19 AM
....Think of the value of the pound as the UK's share price. When it falls against other currencies, that reflects a lack of confidence in the UK economy by investors around the world. ...
Softbank buys robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Alphabet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:08:23 AM
....Mr Son is known to have an eye for potentially transformative industries and trends. He was an early investor in Alibaba and saw the potential in e-commerce many others did. ...
Pound plunges amid fears over Brexit delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 01:05:46 AM
....38% to 7449 on Thursday, before the exit poll was published. While investors were surprised when May called the election on 18 April, with the FTSE 100 suffering its biggest fall since the vote for Brexit, the Tories were expected to win convincingly. ...
Taming the giants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:38:02 PM
....Google is expected to attract more than 40% of digital advertising dollars this year; Amazon is on track to collect half of US online sales by 2021, according to at least one analyst. But as investors cheer their rise, it's also causing concern amongst the powers that be. ...
Germany fears big losses over tax scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:14:16 PM
....We may never really know the full extent of those practices; largely because they involved fiendishly complex transactions, which German media broadly divide into two kinds. In the first type, German banks and stockbrokers bought and sold shares for foreign investors in a way which allowed them to claim a tax refund for which they were not eligible. ...
Markets edge down as fears surface on size of Tory majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 04:46:15 PM
....38% to 7449. 98, as investors also digested the decision by the European Central Bank to rule out further interest rate cuts, and watched the US Senate testimony from ex-FBI director James Comey for any implications for the Trump administration. ...
Co-op Bank draws interest from Qatar conglomerate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 03:30:28 PM
.... The City believes the most likely outcome to the bank’s latest fundraising exercise will involve hedge funds stumping up the cash, as part of a transaction involving the bank’s bond holders and issuing new shares. The Co-op Bank has already warned bondholders that potential bidders have sought “some form of liability management exercise” – which could require investors taking losses in return for equity stakes. ...
How low does Uber have to go before we stop using it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:27:04 PM
.... Uber half-heartedly swears it’s an exception, or it’s in the past, or that actually it is the law that is wrong anyway. Everyone expresses outrage, arguing that this is surely the story which will spell the end of Uber by causing its customers/investors/employees to abandon it in droves. ...
How will the City react to a Tory or Labour general election victory? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:10:38 AM
....2484. Brooks expects an initial decline in sterling and in UK share prices “on the back of investor fears about Jeremy Corbyn’s leftwing agenda”, but she reckons that in the longer term the markets should have little to fear. ...
Santander and RBS haunted by ghost of financial crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:00:26 PM
....As the markets were digesting the implications of the Spanish rescue, a high court in London was also crawling over the 2008 crisis, as RBS took steps to avoid a bruising encounter with shareholders that had threatened to force Fred Goodwin to give evidence. The case, brought by 9,000 retail investors and a handful of major institutions, dated from April 2008. ...
Sir Philip Green's retail empire reels from BHS closure and Topshop fall image
.... Evans’ boss, Fiona Ross, Burton’s managing director, Wesley Taylor, and Miss Selfridge’s creative director, Yasmin Yusuf, have also left in recent months. Taveta’s pre-tax profits were hit by £129m in one-off charges including £26m in legal fees, redundancies and other costs linked to BHS, which collapsed last April, about a year after Green sold it for £1 to investors led by former bankrupt and racing driver Dominic Chappell. ...
General Election: Four ways the result could affect expats in the EU image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 04:02:00 PM
.... This is because mortgage rates are influenced by the interest paid (the “yield”) on UK government gilts - long-term investments the government sells in order to raise money. Banks package together mortgages and sell them to investors. ...
WPP boss £48m pay voted against by a fifth of investors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 02:46:21 PM
.... . Last year 34% of investors refused to back his pay deal of £70. ...
Relieved RBS bosses should spare a thought for the claimaints image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 02:27:31 PM
....Now we know: Royal Bank of Scotland’s rights issue in 2008 wasn’t a £12bn cash call, it was a £13bn affair. The extra £1bn is how much Fred Goodwin’s successors have spent settling and fighting claims from irate retail investors who thought the rights issue document was misleading. ...
Pound V euro: GBP exchange rate against EU strengthens as Tories tipped to win election image
....4 per cent, while a smaller decline in domestic orders also contributed. While factory orders often fluctuate quite wildly month-to-month, the drop is likely to concern EUR investors as it indicates that Europe’s latest economy may not be as robust as some would hope. ...
RBS court case called off but some investors still refuse settlement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:58:42 AM
. A high court judge has agreed to call off a landmark case that would have forced the former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Fred Goodwin to give evidence, but has left the door open for diehard investors to revive proceedings against the bank next month. ...
More than a fifth of WPP investors reject Sorrell’s £48m pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:58:17 AM
. More than a fifth of WPP investors have voted against Sir Martin Sorrell’s £48m pay package, as the chief executive and his board faced a barrage of questions at the annual meeting over who will take over as head of the world’s largest advertising group. ...
Some RBS investors still refuse settlement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:29:00 AM
....A nine-year battle between RBS and angry shareholders ended at the High Court on Wednesday as a judge agreed to stop the case. The majority of the RBS Shareholders Action Group of 9,000 investors have agreed to accept a £200m settlement relating to a £12bn bailout in 2008. ...
FTSE 100 dips ahead of election image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:34:08 AM
....Meanwhile, AstraZeneca lost 1% after its announcement that it had sold the rights for its migraine drug Zomig for $302m. Colin McLean, manager of the UK growth fund at SVM Asset Management, said uncertainty over the outcome of the election so far appeared to be having little impact on investors. ...
Santander rescues rival Banco Popular from collapse image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:32:55 AM
....The SRB was set up to deal with any struggling banks after the 2012 eurozone crisis threatened the economies of entire countries. In Spain, banks had so much risky debt it worried investors buying sovereign wealth bonds, making borrowing by the country more expensive. ...
Walking away: when is it time to call it quits on your business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:00:50 AM
.... An equity crowdfunding round to raise a further £200,000 was successfully closed in 2015. But a second crowdfunding round was abandoned when an existing investor said he wouldn’t put any more money in, and the co-founders took the difficult decision to close the business. ...
Fred Goodwin escapes high court appearance as RBS settles lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:50:13 AM
....Fred Goodwin has escaped being summoned to the high court to explain his actions during the 2008 financial crisis, after disgruntled shareholders finally reached a settlement with Royal Bank of Scotland. In a high-profile and potentially explosive case, thousands of investors argued they were misled into buying the bank’s shares during the bank’s £12bn cash call in April 2008. ...
RBS reaches settlement with shareholders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 10:37:18 AM
. RBS has finally reached a £200m settlement with investors who say they were duped into handing £12bn to the bank during the financial crisis. ...
FTSE 100 steady as Burberry shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 08:06:48 AM
....7% after HSBC cut its rating on the company to "reduce" from "hold". But Convatec was the biggest faller on the index, down 4%, after two investors sold a stake in the firm. ...
UK households cut back as Brexit effect on pound hits living costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:01:14 AM
.... However, that was still well above the 50-mark that separates growth from contraction. The poll, which excludes government services and retail but still covers half of the overall services sector, is used by investors and policymakers to help predict GDP growth. ...
London Stock Exchange shouldn't bend rules for $2tn Saudi flotation | Nils Pratley image
.... It makes a point that is really just common sense. If you have a sound rule, born from hard experience of how minority investors can be exploited by a single controlling shareholder, stick to it. ...
The global economy can recover faster if we avoid the obvious pifalls | Nouriel Roubini image
.... The second episode, in January-February 2016, also stemmed from concerns about China. But investors were also increasingly worried about stalling US growth, collapsing oil and commodity prices, rapid interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve, and unconventional negative-rate monetary policies in Europe and Japan. ...
Airline shares lower after terror attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 08:11:29 AM
....Ocado, which had originally pledged an overseas deal by the end of 2015, did not name the retailer or say how much the contract was worth. Ocado's shares have risen by 37% in the past two months and Neil Wilson, analyst at spread betting firm ETX Capital, said the drop could be linked to investors deciding to take profits. ...
Tesco PwC accounts probe called off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 07:34:39 AM
....In March this year, Tesco was fined £129m over the affair. It also agreed with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to spend £85m on compensating investors. ...
Government support needed to unlock billions in green business, says industry image
.... “Following the commitments made by six world leaders at the recent G7 summit, and the news of greater cooperation between China and the EU on climate change, major global players like the UK must continue to build competitive, low-carbon economies and honour their commitments under the Paris agreement. ” Environmental businesses in the UK have been hit in recent years by swings in government policy that have led to job losses and uncertainty among potential investors. ...
Yes, house prices are falling: but they probably won’t fall quickly image
.... The group doesn’t even have the requisite two independent non-executive directors to challenge him. Activist investor Gatemore Capital says no one has a “God-given right” to run a company and he should step down or run a transparent sale process. ...

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