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....4bn to design and build the North Portal Chiltern tunnels to Brackley and the Brackley to Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel South Portal. The troubled construction company’s share price crashed 70% last week after it issued a profit warning and announced the departure of its chief executive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....These types of setback are frequent complaints of investors in the sector and is one of the reasons the City has long taken a dim view of Carillion. For months, the company has been one of the UK stock market’s most shorted companies – meaning that investors have been placing bets on a fall in the company’s share price. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The deal never happened and Balfour’s shareholders should give thanks for their escape. Carillion’s share price in those days was 340p. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....9% to £495m. Since then easyJet’s share price, which had fallen steeply, has recovered almost 30%. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:48:15 PM
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....5m to cover the cost of unvested bonus and long-term incentive share plan awards she had to forfeit leaving easJet. McCall said she already missed easyJet – which suffered a share price slump and sharp fall in profits last year, its first decline in six years, and is due to open a European HQ to operate EU flights post-Brexit – but said the ITV opportunity “felt like the right one to take”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 17th of July 2017 06:15:51 AM
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....Blue’s multimillion-pound legal claim stems from another boozy meeting at the Horse and Groom pub near Sports Direct’s Oxford Street store in 2013. Blue claims that Ashley agreed to pay him £15m if he could help double Sports Direct’s share price within three years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 3rd of July 2017 02:24:59 PM
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....2%. The company’s share price fell 0. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 3rd of July 2017 08:55:43 AM
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.... They own 40% of the US stock market and benefit from the dividend payouts, and the share buybacks that drive prices higher on Wall Street. Those running companies, also members of the 1%, have remuneration packages loaded up with stock options, so they too get richer as the company share price goes up. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 16th of July 2017 01:11:02 PM
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....The Newcastle United owner is being sued by Jeffrey Blue at London's High Court. Mr Blue said he was promised £15m if he managed to increase Sports Direct's share price to £8, but that he only received £1m. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 4th of July 2017 01:03:16 PM
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....The Newcastle United owner is being sued by finance expert Jeffrey Blue at London's High Court. He claims Mr Ashley often held meetings in pubs, and at one time promised to pay him £15m if he managed to increase Sports Direct's share price to £8. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 3rd of July 2017 01:58:14 PM
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....It was a chance to hear about the business practices of one of Britain's most unusual self-made men, who built Sports Direct from a single shop into a multi-billion pound business. Jeffrey Blue, the investment banker who is suing Mr Ashley, claims that he promised to pay a £15m bonus if the share price doubled to £8. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 5th of July 2017 08:12:56 PM
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....In the past two decades the company has transformed from a California-based mail order DVD outfit to a global digital giant that has transformed the way the public watch TV. The company’s share price climbed almost 10% to $180 a share in after-hours trading in New York on Monday, after the new subscriber numbers were revealed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 18th of July 2017 09:49:29 AM
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. Investors are enjoying a stellar 2017, with rising share prices being supplemented by record-breaking dividend payments, new research shows. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 17th of July 2017 06:01:43 AM
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. The operator of the UK’s largest power station has seen its share price slide after it posted a pre-tax loss of £83m in the first half of the year despite increasing earnings by 73%. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 19th of July 2017 09:33:16 AM
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. A slightly odd, temporary US stock market error saw the share price of several major tech firms wrongly listed at the same price. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 4th of July 2017 09:39:44 AM
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....It was a simpler time for consumers and today SodaStream faces stiffer competition for the nation’s attention as NutriBullet fruit and veg blenders bump up against Magimixes on crowded worktops. But SodaStream, which is listed on New York’s Nasdaq exchange, has seen its share price more than double in the past year after it started downplaying the “soda” that inspired its name, and repositioned itself as a green alternative to glugging cans of Coke and Pepsi. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 08:00:33 AM
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.... Worldpay shareholders would own about 41% of the new group. The value of the deal varies with Vantiv’s share price but when it was announced it valued Worldpay shares at 385p each, including a 5p dividend. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 5th of July 2017 03:04:35 PM
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....In the UK, Primark's total sales for the year to date are up 9%. The jump in AB Foods' share price made it the biggest riser on the FTSE 100, but the index itself was down 1. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 6th of July 2017 08:19:29 AM
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.... All supermarkets are reining in costs, of course, and Dave Lewis, Tesco’s chief executive, has more reason than most to cut. The share price, at 172p, down 16% this year, betrays the worry that his turnaround programme is losing puff. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 28th of June 2017 06:39:50 PM
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....The speaker, of course, was Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley, in the high court last week where he was defending claims that he agreed to pay a banker £15m during a drinking session in a London pub. The case continues, but here’s the remarkable fact: while Ashley was describing his boozing habits, Sports Direct’s share price barely moved. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:00:16 AM
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....The initial plans appear to be a long way from the prime minister’s promise of a cap saving 17m families £100 each, and are confirmation that the government has bowed to industry lobbying. The share price of British Gas’s owner, Centrica, climbed 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 3rd of July 2017 09:59:32 AM
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....This collapse in interest rates and 26% inflation over the 10-year period has turned £1,000 cash in a savings account in 2007 into £878 in real terms, according to Hargreaves Lansdown. This compares with the gains made possible by £1,000 invested in the stock market, which is now worth £1,323 adjusted for inflation and with the 50% drop in share prices that followed the financial crash taken into account. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 5th of July 2017 06:34:13 AM
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.... What’s more, by rescuing senior bondholders, they have averted the danger that capital would flee from other weak Italian banks. That was enough to boost the bond and share prices of most Italian banks on Monday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 26th of June 2017 03:18:46 PM
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.... Sources say she has been seeking more than Crozier, who made £27m from his appointment in April 2010 until the end of last year. McCall has about £5m worth of unvested performance share awards, at easyJet’s current share price, that she would have to give up upon resigning and which will have formed part of her negotiations with ITV. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 14th of July 2017 04:47:41 PM
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.... . Investment banker Jeffrey Blue said the Newcastle United owner promised to pay him £15m if he increased Sports Direct's share price to £8 each. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 5th of July 2017 03:23:23 PM
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....Blue is suing Ashley for £14m he claims Ashley owes him from the alleged deal sealed in the Horse & Groom pub in London’s Fitzrovia in 2013. He claims that Ashley agreed to pay him £15m if he could help double Sports Direct’s share price within three years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:23:12 AM
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....Whatever one’s view, nobody seems surprised by ITV or McCall’s choices. The company gets an executive with a strong record at easyJet (a trebled share price, £1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 17th of July 2017 06:22:31 PM
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....The stock market thought, or feared, there’s something in the tale. AstraZeneca’s share price fell 3. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:21:05 PM
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.... Blue claims the only explanation for the £1m bonus is that it was a downpayment on the alleged agreement and he is suing Ashley for the £14m balance. Ashley has said he does not recall the conversation because he had downed the first four pints of the session in about an hour, and that if he did make any such share price-based deal it would have been just “drunk banter”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 12th of July 2017 06:07:26 PM
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....The group said it was maintaining its target of increasing the year’s dividend by at least RPI inflation, which was welcomed by analysts. SSE’s share price initially fell, but later rallied to close up 0. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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SodaStream gets busy with the fizzy … again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 08:00:33 AM
....It was a simpler time for consumers and today SodaStream faces stiffer competition for the nation’s attention as NutriBullet fruit and veg blenders bump up against Magimixes on crowded worktops. But SodaStream, which is listed on New York’s Nasdaq exchange, has seen its share price more than double in the past year after it started downplaying the “soda” that inspired its name, and repositioned itself as a green alternative to glugging cans of Coke and Pepsi. ...
SSE loses 230,000 customers in 'highly competitive' UK market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:28:01 PM
....The group said it was maintaining its target of increasing the year’s dividend by at least RPI inflation, which was welcomed by analysts. SSE’s share price initially fell, but later rallied to close up 0. ...
Drax looking at 'coal-free future' as it reveals £83m pre-tax loss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 09:33:16 AM
. The operator of the UK’s largest power station has seen its share price slide after it posted a pre-tax loss of £83m in the first half of the year despite increasing earnings by 73%. ...
HBOS inquiry: the time for delays is over | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:28:07 PM
.... The number of shares on offer to the executives has been cut by a fifth but Frederic Vecchioli, the chief executive, would still be able to bag £8. 4m-worth at the current share price if he hits his targets over the next five years. ...
Netflix tops 100m subscribers as it draws worldwide audience image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 09:49:29 AM
....In the past two decades the company has transformed from a California-based mail order DVD outfit to a global digital giant that has transformed the way the public watch TV. The company’s share price climbed almost 10% to $180 a share in after-hours trading in New York on Monday, after the new subscriber numbers were revealed. ...
HS2 supporters boast of benefits – but costs keep going off the rails | Nils Pratley image
....Whatever one’s view, nobody seems surprised by ITV or McCall’s choices. The company gets an executive with a strong record at easyJet (a trebled share price, £1. ...
HS2 contracts worth £6.6bn awarded by UK government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 08:08:45 AM
....4bn to design and build the North Portal Chiltern tunnels to Brackley and the Brackley to Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel South Portal. The troubled construction company’s share price crashed 70% last week after it issued a profit warning and announced the departure of its chief executive. ...
Carolyn McCall to become ITV chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:15:51 AM
....5m to cover the cost of unvested bonus and long-term incentive share plan awards she had to forfeit leaving easJet. McCall said she already missed easyJet – which suffered a share price slump and sharp fall in profits last year, its first decline in six years, and is due to open a European HQ to operate EU flights post-Brexit – but said the ITV opportunity “felt like the right one to take”. ...
Investors received record-breaking dividends in 2017, research shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:01:43 AM
. Investors are enjoying a stellar 2017, with rising share prices being supplemented by record-breaking dividend payments, new research shows. ...
Governments have to invest in the fourth industrial revolution | Larry Elliott image
.... They own 40% of the US stock market and benefit from the dividend payouts, and the share buybacks that drive prices higher on Wall Street. Those running companies, also members of the 1%, have remuneration packages loaded up with stock options, so they too get richer as the company share price goes up. ...
ITV closes in on naming easyJet's Carolyn McCall as CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 04:47:41 PM
.... Sources say she has been seeking more than Crozier, who made £27m from his appointment in April 2010 until the end of last year. McCall has about £5m worth of unvested performance share awards, at easyJet’s current share price, that she would have to give up upon resigning and which will have formed part of her negotiations with ITV. ...
Carillion has 'no future without rights issue of at least £500m' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:20:18 AM
....These types of setback are frequent complaints of investors in the sector and is one of the reasons the City has long taken a dim view of Carillion. For months, the company has been one of the UK stock market’s most shorted companies – meaning that investors have been placing bets on a fall in the company’s share price. ...
Judge says Mike Ashley case is 'a lot more interesting' than others image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 06:07:26 PM
.... Blue claims the only explanation for the £1m bonus is that it was a downpayment on the alleged agreement and he is suing Ashley for the £14m balance. Ashley has said he does not recall the conversation because he had downed the first four pints of the session in about an hour, and that if he did make any such share price-based deal it would have been just “drunk banter”. ...
Pearson picks up $1bn from Penguin – but no treat for investors | Nils Pratley image
.... The proceeds on both occasions look OK – but neither disposal would have been necessary if the core business had been fixed. Another day, another share price plunge for Carillion, the construction contractor that on Monday whacked its shareholders with a £845m provision. ...
Gig economy: now is the time to ease the burden for workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:00:16 AM
....The speaker, of course, was Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley, in the high court last week where he was defending claims that he agreed to pay a banker £15m during a drinking session in a London pub. The case continues, but here’s the remarkable fact: while Ashley was describing his boozing habits, Sports Direct’s share price barely moved. ...
AB Foods lifted by Primark sales boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 08:19:29 AM
....In the UK, Primark's total sales for the year to date are up 9%. The jump in AB Foods' share price made it the biggest riser on the FTSE 100, but the index itself was down 1. ...
Six new things we know about Mike Ashley image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 08:12:56 PM
....It was a chance to hear about the business practices of one of Britain's most unusual self-made men, who built Sports Direct from a single shop into a multi-billion pound business. Jeffrey Blue, the investment banker who is suing Mr Ashley, claims that he promised to pay a £15m bonus if the share price doubled to £8. ...
EasyJet's Carolyn McCall is favourite to take over at ITV image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:48:15 PM
....9% to £495m. Since then easyJet’s share price, which had fallen steeply, has recovered almost 30%. ...
Mike Ashley dismisses claim he offered expert £15m as nonsense image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 03:23:23 PM
.... . Investment banker Jeffrey Blue said the Newcastle United owner promised to pay him £15m if he increased Sports Direct's share price to £8 each. ...
Worldpay buyout by Vantiv reignites debate over foreign takeovers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 03:04:35 PM
.... Worldpay shareholders would own about 41% of the new group. The value of the deal varies with Vantiv’s share price but when it was announced it valued Worldpay shares at 385p each, including a 5p dividend. ...
Mike Ashley: former colleague is trying to extort millions over 'banter' image
.... Displaying an apparently muddled grasp of the plot of Star Wars, he said he was not “Obi-Wan Kenobi running the Death Star”. Ashley said paying out the money to Blue – who claims he was promised £15m if Sports Direct’s share price doubled over three years – would not be a problem as he was so rich that he didn’t know what to spend his money on when he became a billionaire in 2007. ...
Mike Ashley's talk of £15m deal was just banter, court is told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:23:12 AM
....Blue is suing Ashley for £14m he claims Ashley owes him from the alleged deal sealed in the Horse & Groom pub in London’s Fitzrovia in 2013. He claims that Ashley agreed to pay him £15m if he could help double Sports Direct’s share price within three years. ...
Decade in the doldrums for hard-hit savers as low interest rates remain the same image
....25 per cent, which means that eight million Britons have not seen an interest rate rise in their adult life, according to figures from Hargreaves Lansdown. Senior analyst Laith Khalaf said if you parked £1,000 in the average cash savings account 10 years ago you would now have just £1,107, which is worth a mere £878 in real terms after adjusting for inflation: “At the same time share prices have soared, so the same money would be worth £1,666 in the stock market with dividends reinvested, or £1,323 after inflation. ...
Savers left in the red after a decade of low interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 06:34:13 AM
....This collapse in interest rates and 26% inflation over the 10-year period has turned £1,000 cash in a savings account in 2007 into £878 in real terms, according to Hargreaves Lansdown. This compares with the gains made possible by £1,000 invested in the stock market, which is now worth £1,323 adjusted for inflation and with the 50% drop in share prices that followed the financial crash taken into account. ...
Mike Ashley dismisses £14m claim as 'drink banter' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 01:03:16 PM
....The Newcastle United owner is being sued by Jeffrey Blue at London's High Court. Mr Blue said he was promised £15m if he managed to increase Sports Direct's share price to £8, but that he only received £1m. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 09:39:44 AM
. A slightly odd, temporary US stock market error saw the share price of several major tech firms wrongly listed at the same price. ...
Mike Ashley vomited into fireplace at pub meeting, court told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 02:24:59 PM
....Blue’s multimillion-pound legal claim stems from another boozy meeting at the Horse and Groom pub near Sports Direct’s Oxford Street store in 2013. Blue claims that Ashley agreed to pay him £15m if he could help double Sports Direct’s share price within three years. ...
Mike Ashley 'vomited into fireplace at pub meeting' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 01:58:14 PM
....The Newcastle United owner is being sued by finance expert Jeffrey Blue at London's High Court. He claims Mr Ashley often held meetings in pubs, and at one time promised to pay him £15m if he managed to increase Sports Direct's share price to £8. ...
Millions betrayed by Tories’ energy price cap U-turn, says Labour image
....The initial plans appear to be a long way from the prime minister’s promise of a cap saving 17m families £100 each, and are confirmation that the government has bowed to industry lobbying. The share price of British Gas’s owner, Centrica, climbed 1. ...
Don’t be too quick on the draw taking pension pot, says HARVEY JONES image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:00:00 AM
. Growing numbers are leaving themselves exposed to share price volatility after they have stopped working, by taking out income drawdown schemes. ...
FCA knows its scrutiny of the investment sector has only just started | Nils Pratley image
.... All supermarkets are reining in costs, of course, and Dave Lewis, Tesco’s chief executive, has more reason than most to cut. The share price, at 172p, down 16% this year, betrays the worry that his turnaround programme is losing puff. ...
Italy's €17bn bank job: self-preservation at a long-term EU price? | Nils Pratley image
.... What’s more, by rescuing senior bondholders, they have averted the danger that capital would flee from other weak Italian banks. That was enough to boost the bond and share prices of most Italian banks on Monday. ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
.... Life changed overnight for the Hertfordshire firm when Apple said in April that, in 15 months, it would no longer require Imagination’s clever kit, which is used in smartphones, tablets, iPods, TVs and watches. Apple represents about half of Imagination’s revenues, which is why the share price crashed 60%. ...
Imagination puts itself up for sale amid Apple dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 08:03:55 AM
.... The US tech giant came close to buying the UK company just over a year ago. Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital, said buyers were looking to capitalise on the 60% slump in the Imagination share price since early April. ...
Tory pledge to cap energy bills missing from Queen's speech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 03:57:48 PM
....No 10 would only say that May was committed to extending price protection for vulnerable customers, and was considering how best to do that. The share price of Centrica, which owns British Gas and is the UK’s biggest energy company, climbed more than 2% after the Queen’s speech. ...
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
.... This year the board decided to get rid of the agents and “migrate” to a new model that uses 2,500 directly employed full-time “customer experience managers”. The share price has definitely migrated. ...
Record levels of green energy in UK create strange new world for generators image
....“This has surprised people,” said John Feddersen, chief executive of analysts Aurora Energy Research, referring to the speed at which negative prices had arrived in the UK. In Germany, lower power prices driven by the country’s green energy boom have wiped billions off the share prices of energy giants E. ...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
.... Whole Foods, founded in 1980, has about 460 stores, including nine in the UK where it has operated since 2004. Supermarket share prices in the US and Europe went into reverse after news of the deal, while Amazon’s stock rose 3. ...
Morrisons' indignation over shareholder rebellion is misplaced | Nils Pratley image
....Why does Potts need a carrot worth an extra half a million? At this point, Morrisons’ argument descends into the usual pleas about what a good job Potts is doing and how an LTIP set at “only” 240% salary was subpar for a FTSE 100 chief executive. It’s true that Morrisons’ trading, and the share price, have revived on his watch. ...
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. ...
As with everything Brexit, the battle for the City will be messy | Nils Pratley image
.... Brussels, one fears, is playing hardball games even before negotiations have even started. If your share price has fallen as far and as fast as Capita’s, the definition of success is avoiding fresh calamities. ...
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. ...
Taming the giants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:38:02 PM
....Why is the EU gunning for Google?. But James McQuivey, an analyst at the research firm Forrester, says the recent dramatic increases in share prices could be a sign investors are underestimating the likelihood of regulator action. ...
BT drops PwC following Italian accounts scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:56:30 PM
....The former state-owned phone giant has dropped PwC and will replace them with rival accounting firm KPMG. In January, BT admitted its Italian business had overstated profits, leading to a share price slump. ...
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. ...
Court rules that Germany's nuclear tax is illegal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:26:23 AM
....ON said Wednesday's ruling meant it could claim a refund of 2. 85bn euros plus interest of 450m euros, boosting its share price. ...
Burberry's Bailey to get £10.5m in shares when he checks out as CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:35:18 PM
.... Holding both roles proved to be controversial with shareholders and he will become president of the business next month when Marco Gobbetti becomes chief executive after joining from French luxury brand Céline earlier in the year. Bailey will receive the rest of the 1m shares at a later date and at the current share price of £17. ...
Noel Edmonds' lawyers label Lloyds bank fraud payout scheme a 'sham' image
.... It is difficult to see your role at present as much more than merely the applier of a rubber stamp on a pre-determined level of compensation which has been set by LBG [Lloyds Banking Group] itself. This renders the entire review scheme a mere sham which has been concocted primarily to preserve LBG’s profit margin and share price. ...
Arora brothers cash in £227m of shares from B&M retail chain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 12:13:31 PM
....As a result of that success, the brothers – who live next door to each other and take holidays together – are now estimated to be worth almost £2bn, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. B&M’s share price has risen by a third since the company floated on the London Stock Exchange three years ago. ...
Dow jumps on US climate deal withdrawal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 03:39:31 PM
.... Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, confirmed he would leave the President's advisory council in response to the move. Earlier in the day positive numbers on hiring in the private sector had also boosted share prices. ...
First Group leads FTSE 250 losers' list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:33:17 AM
....77. Bus and rail operator First Group saw its share price tumble 5% on Thursday after giving a cautious trading outlook. ...
Investment groups tell investors to give up tobacco industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 02:27:31 PM
...." . He goes on to explain that mergers and a move into non-traditional tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes and "heat-not-burn" tobacco products, could boost share prices further. ...
Bumper bonus: four directors grab £40m each in City payday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:58:59 AM
....The UK-listed engineering firm said on Wednesday it would pay out share bonuses to its three co-founders and the finance chief under a five-year incentive plan, which was approved by investors in 2012. Based on the average share price over the past 40 days of 234p, the total bonus pot is worth £240m. ...
Emergency landing: how airlines can recover from a PR disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:30:05 PM
....” United Airlines’ stock price took a dive when it managed to blame a passenger who had been dragged off an overbooked plane in Chicago. The airline later admitted that it had “messed up” its initial response and the share price has since recovered. ...
Amazon shares hit $1,000 for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:11:46 PM
....Alphabet's class A shares were also close to hitting four figures on Tuesday, trading at $996, meaning the company is worth around $681bn. Despite the rise in Amazon's share price, the Nasdaq index - of which Amazon is a member - closed down 7 points or 0. ...
BA’s failures fly in the face of ‘customer as king’. This is the new normal | Peter Fleming image
....BA epitomises shareholder capitalism, which corporate Britain has embraced so ardently in the water, energy, transport, banking and many other sectors. From this perspective, everything a firm does is geared towards upping its share price. ...
BT considering closing defined-benefit pensions scheme for existing staff image
....The report continued: “If there’s an increase in the pension deficit at the next valuation date, we may have to increase deficit payments into the scheme. Higher deficit payments could mean less money available to invest, pay out as dividends or repay debt as it matures, which could in turn affect our share price and credit rating. ...
Petrofac's move to appease SFO offers fuel for thought | Nils Pratley image
....To complete investors’ misery, Petrofac reported that the findings of its internal investigation – which concluded there was no evidence of payment of bribes – had not been accepted by the SFO. Cue a further 30% plunge in the share price. ...
Fever-Tree founder toasts £73m share sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:48:50 AM
....2% stake. The tonic water group has seen its share price rise more than 900% since it floated in late 2014. ...
Is M&S being radical enough as it slips out of fashion? | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:40:53 PM
. Marks & Spencer’s share price has improved 10% since Archie Norman, lately of ITV and once of Asda, was named as the next chairman earlier this month. ...
Nintendo's share price hits seven-year high as Switch sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:29:39 PM
. Nintendo’s share price has hit its highest point in seven years, thanks to booming sales of the new Switch, its hybrid between a traditional home console and a handheld gaming machine. ...
RBS could rob us of the chance to see Fred Goodwin grilled in court | Nils Pratley image
....Chairman Bill Ford’s promotion of Jim Hackett sounds logical on paper and, it might be said, Fields cannot complain about being ejected. The company’s share price has fallen by a third during his three years in charge and GM is doing better in the production of conventional cars. ...
Ford chairman denies that he fired chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:20:07 AM
....The firm earlier said it had replaced chief executive, Mark Fields, following a major reshuffle at the US car giant. His departure comes as Ford faces weak sales, falling profits and a near-40% decline in its share price since Mr Fields took up his role in 2014. ...
RBS shareholders take battle over cash call to high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:03:31 PM
....Shareholders were offered 11 new shares at 200p for every 18 they owned. Comparisons with the current share price are made difficult by changes to the share base since the bailout but the equivalent price would be 2,000p. ...
Five minute guide to investing in the UK's big banks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....5billion to prevent a banking meltdown, and is now set to offload its remaining stake. Lloyds’ share price jumped on the news, peaking at 74p earlier in the week, and stockbrokers are now saying it could be a good long-term investment for savers seeking dividend income. ...
Paul Polman: ‘I could boost Unilever shares. But cutting costs is not our way’ image
.... It is reviewing its Anglo-Dutch corporate structure, and has put its margarines and spreads business up for sale, launched a €5bn share buyback and set a public target of achieving 20% profit margins by 2020. Those actions have boosted the share price by a fifth, which is the best defence against a bid, but Polman also wants to draw wider lessons – and among his intended audiences are governments. ...

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