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....In January, Bezos pledged the full legal resources of his company to fight the travel ban instituted by the new US president against seven Muslim-majority nations. Amazon floated on the stock market in 1997. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Staff can look forward to another bumper pay day this year with Amazon’s share price at $980. Last month Amazon’s stock market value hit $500bn. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:15:53 AM
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. Donald Trump wiped over $5bn off Amazon’s stock market valuation on Wednesday with a tweet accusing the company of “doing great damage to tax paying retailers”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....As part of that deal the two companies were issued a warranty as a protection against a slump in BT’s performance. BT’s stock market value dropped by almost £8bn in January after the company revealed the full extent of a £530m accounting scandal at its Italian operation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The company, which is owned by Spanish telecoms company Telefonica, is expected to be an aggressive bidder in broadcasting regulator Ofcom’s upcoming multi-billion pound auction for mobile spectrum that will enable 5G services in the next decade. O2 is seeking to return to the stock market with an £11bn initial public offering potentially later this year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 23rd of July 2017 11:01:20 PM
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....But the drug pricing scandal is not the reason Shkreli was on trial. He was arrested in December 2015 in an early-morning raid and led away in handcuffs, accused of lying to investors after making poor bets on the stock market via his hedge funds and then illegally paying people back in cash and stock from pharmaceutical businesses he had created. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 4th of August 2017 06:56:43 PM
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....The world’s third largest economy recorded an expansion in second-quarter gross domestic product at an annualised rate of 4%, according to figures from the cabinet office on Monday, making the country the fastest-growing of the G7 wealthy nations. The data comes as a shot in the arm amid rising regional tensions sparked by the US president, Donald Trump, and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, a war of words that rattled global stock markets last week and could threaten Japan, its economy and the rest of the world. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 14th of August 2017 02:23:48 AM
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....25p after City investors responded positively to the takeover deal. The business floated on the London stock market at 140p a share in 2014, valuing it at £550m. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:00:16 AM
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....50 – less than half the $27 they were worth after the company went public. Snap Inc’s misfortunes are weighing heavily on Silicon Valley as more loss making tech companies, including Uber and Airbnb, consider stock market sales. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 10th of August 2017 09:38:31 PM
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.... It took the Treasury’s skeleton team almost three days to reply but when they did the name at the top of the list was Northern Rock. The man in charge of Northern Rock was Adam Applegarth, whose aggressive expansion plans for the Newcastle-based lender had made him a stock market darling. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:15:56 PM
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.... This is not the first time that I had a problem with making arguments that were too simple. Back at the time of the debate over President George W Bush’s social security privatization plan, I pointed out that his administration’s assumed rates of return in the stock market were impossible given the current price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios in the market and the economic growth rates assumed by the social security trustees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 27th of July 2017 10:00:46 AM
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. Is Snapchat – the social media app famous for its disappearing messages – in danger of doing a vanishing act of its own? It’s a question some are asking after investors turned on the company again this week following a second set of poor results which have turned a once-hot tech company into a stock market casualty. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 11th of August 2017 05:40:23 PM
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....Oozi Cats, 56, was dismissed on Monday by Aim-listed Telit Communications after the company’s private investigators found that he was in fact Uzi Katz, named by Boston’s district court as a “fugitive defendant” wanted in connection with an alleged 1990s property scam. Telit, which has lost more than half of its stock market value over the past week, said there was considerable anger that Cats had sought to hide his past from the company he had worked at since 2000. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 14th of August 2017 11:30:14 AM
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.... They should have known it all along, of course, since Facebook has never disguised its ambition to crush any social media upstarts that get in its way. But it didn’t prevent Snap being valued at a colossal $28bn on its first day of trading on the US stock market in March. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
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....”. Khalaf points to funds which offer some stock market investment but also include other assets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 24th of July 2017 06:00:28 AM
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....” That may be, but the man known as the “swamp alligator” among Wall Street traders for his cut-throat tactics, is one of the few to have got the better of Murdoch and threaten the family empire. In 2004, when Murdoch was de-listing News Corp from the Australian stock market so it could list in New York, a small window appeared when hugely valuable voting shares, through which the Murdochs maintain control of their empire, suddenly became available. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 5th of August 2017 03:00:15 PM
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.... The shares closed down 14%, wiping about £200m off the value of the company. Mackenzie, 65, has been executive chairman of the AA since 2014, when he was instrumental in a stock market flotation of the company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 1st of August 2017 03:26:24 PM
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....Tomorrow they will find out whether that means they can also work together, when Standard Life (run by Skeoch) and Aberdeen (created by Gilbert) complete their £11bn merger. Aberdeen’s shares will be delisted from the stock market, leaving Standard Life as the quoted vehicle for the enlarged company, to be called – surely not – Standard Life Aberdeen. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
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. The bankers running JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs saw their shareholdings rocket in value by $314m last year due to the stock market surge following Donald Trump’s election as US president. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 24th of July 2017 10:36:39 AM
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....The main puzzle is the disconnect between the performance of financial markets and the real. While stock markets continue to reach new highs, the US economy grew at an average rate of just 2% in the first half of 2017 – slower growth than under President Barack Obama – and is not expected to perform much better for the rest of the year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 4th of August 2017 09:40:46 AM
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....Tokyo’s Nikkei index had dropped 1. 3% by the time European stock markets opened on Wednesday morning, with similar falls on the German and French bourses. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 9th of August 2017 04:25:55 PM
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....Ordinary employees would have to work for 160 years to earn the average remuneration of FTSE 100 chief executives in 2016, according to new research. The average take home pay for the bosses of Britain’s top stock market-listed companies was £4. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 11:01:06 PM
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. A US stock market gauge known as the “fear index” has spiked to its highest level since Donald Trump was elected president in a sign that his brinkmanship with North Korea is starting to unnerve investors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 11th of August 2017 05:50:16 PM
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.... The broader measure of US companies, the S&P 500, continued its ascent back to a high point established in June. Wall Street analysts expect the US stock market, which has soared by more than a fifth since Trump took office, to maintain its supercharged rise for some time yet. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 5th of August 2017 03:00:15 PM
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.... From £98 last August, the shares are £75. 50, down 370p on Monday, so he can’t be said to be going out at the top in stock market terms. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 7th of August 2017 06:03:45 PM
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.... Amazon is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers”, tweeted the president in the morning, but investors no longer care what he thinks about individual companies. Some $5bn was wiped off Amazon’s stock market value after the tweet, but the sum was quickly wiped on again. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 16th of August 2017 07:29:37 PM
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. London’s world-class reputation for corporate governance is at risk if the City regulator presses ahead with plans to water down stock market rules for companies owned by sovereign wealth funds, business leaders have warned. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 05:01:38 AM
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.... Not so, it appears. The stock market has also been driven higher by corporations buying back their own shares. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 3rd of August 2017 11:45:21 AM
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.... It's estimated hundreds of thousands of people have interest-only mortgages that will mature by 2020. Endowment mortgage deals from the 1990s, which were sold with investments linked to the stock market, could be a particular problem. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
Monday 24th of July 2017 04:40:00 PM
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....It means that people who retire this year will have paid in £5,179 less to saving schemes over the 10 year before finishing work, compared to counterparts a decade earlier, according to Fidelity. And it comes amid poorer stock market performance over the past 10 year than the decade earlier. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Provident Financial shares plunge  after second profit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 09:40:50 AM
. Provident Financial’s stock market value has more than halved after the doorstep lender issued its second profit warning in months, parted company with its chief executive and cancelled a dividend for shareholders. ...
How YOUR pension has HALVED over the last 10 years, shock new figures image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 01:30:00 PM
....It means that people who retire this year will have paid in £5,179 less to saving schemes over the 10 year before finishing work, compared to counterparts a decade earlier, according to Fidelity. And it comes amid poorer stock market performance over the past 10 year than the decade earlier. ...
European stock markets dip after Spain terrorist attacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:04:02 PM
....5%. Neil Wilson, analyst at the stock market betting firm ETX Capital, said: “As we’ve seen over the last couple of years in Europe, these kinds of atrocities affect tourism and will hit airline earnings. ...
Inheritance tax: How death duty could hit YOUR family  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 04:24:00 PM
....Millions of Britons have not taken any steps to protect their wealth from death duty, research by Drewberry Wealth revealed. More people are paying inheritance tax at a eye-watering rate of 40 per cent amid rising house prices and stock markets. ...
The fallout from Trump closing down his advisory panels is just beginning | Nils Pratley image
.... Amazon is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers”, tweeted the president in the morning, but investors no longer care what he thinks about individual companies. Some $5bn was wiped off Amazon’s stock market value after the tweet, but the sum was quickly wiped on again. ...
Amazon stock market value falls by $5bn after critical Trump tweet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 04:15:14 PM
. Donald Trump wiped over $5bn off Amazon’s stock market valuation on Wednesday with a tweet accusing the company of “doing great damage to tax paying retailers”. ...
Telit Communications chief fired after fraud allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:30:14 AM
....Oozi Cats, 56, was dismissed on Monday by Aim-listed Telit Communications after the company’s private investigators found that he was in fact Uzi Katz, named by Boston’s district court as a “fugitive defendant” wanted in connection with an alleged 1990s property scam. Telit, which has lost more than half of its stock market value over the past week, said there was considerable anger that Cats had sought to hide his past from the company he had worked at since 2000. ...
Japanese economy posts longest expansion in more than a decade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 02:23:48 AM
....The world’s third largest economy recorded an expansion in second-quarter gross domestic product at an annualised rate of 4%, according to figures from the cabinet office on Monday, making the country the fastest-growing of the G7 wealthy nations. The data comes as a shot in the arm amid rising regional tensions sparked by the US president, Donald Trump, and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, a war of words that rattled global stock markets last week and could threaten Japan, its economy and the rest of the world. ...
Aw, Snapchat! Its shares stood little chance in the face of Facebook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... They should have known it all along, of course, since Facebook has never disguised its ambition to crush any social media upstarts that get in its way. But it didn’t prevent Snap being valued at a colossal $28bn on its first day of trading on the US stock market in March. ...
Gloom for Asda as it posts worst results this century image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....Tomorrow they will find out whether that means they can also work together, when Standard Life (run by Skeoch) and Aberdeen (created by Gilbert) complete their £11bn merger. Aberdeen’s shares will be delisted from the stock market, leaving Standard Life as the quoted vehicle for the enlarged company, to be called – surely not – Standard Life Aberdeen. ...
Trump's North Korea rhetoric spikes US 'fear index' to top level since election image
. A US stock market gauge known as the “fear index” has spiked to its highest level since Donald Trump was elected president in a sign that his brinkmanship with North Korea is starting to unnerve investors. ...
Vanishing app: Snapchat struggles as Facebook bites back image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 05:40:23 PM
. Is Snapchat – the social media app famous for its disappearing messages – in danger of doing a vanishing act of its own? It’s a question some are asking after investors turned on the company again this week following a second set of poor results which have turned a once-hot tech company into a stock market casualty. ...
Snapchat takes another hit on Wall Street image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 09:38:31 PM
....50 – less than half the $27 they were worth after the company went public. Snap Inc’s misfortunes are weighing heavily on Silicon Valley as more loss making tech companies, including Uber and Airbnb, consider stock market sales. ...
Investors move to safe havens as US and North Korea trade threats image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 04:25:55 PM
....Tokyo’s Nikkei index had dropped 1. 3% by the time European stock markets opened on Wednesday morning, with similar falls on the German and French bourses. ...
Inheritance tax: The secret loopholes to help protect YOUR money from dreaded death duties image
....An additional £100,000 of allowance can be used to reduce the duty paid on a main home. But increases in stock markets, cash savings and inflation are helping to push more people into the inheritance tax bracket. ...
Interest rates: Winners and losers revealed following a year of record low interest rates image
....TAKING STOCK . The collapse of cash has pushed many otherwise cautious investors into the stock market, where they have been amply rewarded over the past 12 months. ...
John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
....” That may be, but the man known as the “swamp alligator” among Wall Street traders for his cut-throat tactics, is one of the few to have got the better of Murdoch and threaten the family empire. In 2004, when Murdoch was de-listing News Corp from the Australian stock market so it could list in New York, a small window appeared when hugely valuable voting shares, through which the Murdochs maintain control of their empire, suddenly became available. ...
Martin Shkreli found guilty of fraud by jury in New York image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 06:56:43 PM
....But the drug pricing scandal is not the reason Shkreli was on trial. He was arrested in December 2015 in an early-morning raid and led away in handcuffs, accused of lying to investors after making poor bets on the stock market via his hedge funds and then illegally paying people back in cash and stock from pharmaceutical businesses he had created. ...
Why Trumponomics cannot make America great again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 09:40:46 AM
....The main puzzle is the disconnect between the performance of financial markets and the real. While stock markets continue to reach new highs, the US economy grew at an average rate of just 2% in the first half of 2017 – slower growth than under President Barack Obama – and is not expected to perform much better for the rest of the year. ...
FTSE 100 chiefs earn 160 times the average wage, study reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 11:01:06 PM
....Ordinary employees would have to work for 160 years to earn the average remuneration of FTSE 100 chief executives in 2016, according to new research. The average take home pay for the bosses of Britain’s top stock market-listed companies was £4. ...
The day the credit crunch began, 10 years on: 'the world changed' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:15:56 PM
.... It took the Treasury’s skeleton team almost three days to reply but when they did the name at the top of the list was Northern Rock. The man in charge of Northern Rock was Adam Applegarth, whose aggressive expansion plans for the Newcastle-based lender had made him a stock market darling. ...
London’s reputation at risk from watering down City rules, IoD warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 05:01:38 AM
. London’s world-class reputation for corporate governance is at risk if the City regulator presses ahead with plans to water down stock market rules for companies owned by sovereign wealth funds, business leaders have warned. ...
AA shares plunge after boss is fired for 'gross misconduct' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 03:26:24 PM
.... The shares closed down 14%, wiping about £200m off the value of the company. Mackenzie, 65, has been executive chairman of the AA since 2014, when he was instrumental in a stock market flotation of the company. ...
INHERITANCE TAX SHOCK: Government rakes in £5BN record high from Britain's dead image
.... By 2020 this extra allowance is to rise to £175,000, meaning a couple could pass £1million of inheritance tax-free. However, increases in stock markets, cash savings and inflation are helping to push more people into the inheritance tax bracket. ...
BT profits dive by 40% after £225m payout over Italian scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 06:49:04 AM
....As part of that deal the two companies were issued a warranty as a protection against a slump in BT’s performance. BT’s stock market value dropped by almost £8bn in January after the company revealed the full extent of a £530m accounting scandal at its Italian operation. ...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – briefly – becomes world's richest man image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:20:59 PM
....In January, Bezos pledged the full legal resources of his company to fight the travel ban instituted by the new US president against seven Muslim-majority nations. Amazon floated on the stock market in 1997. ...
How about a little accountability for economists when they mess up? | Dean Baker image
.... This is not the first time that I had a problem with making arguments that were too simple. Back at the time of the debate over President George W Bush’s social security privatization plan, I pointed out that his administration’s assumed rates of return in the stock market were impossible given the current price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios in the market and the economic growth rates assumed by the social security trustees. ...
Mortgage time bomb? Interest-only borrowers with NO plans to repay debts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 04:40:00 PM
.... It's estimated hundreds of thousands of people have interest-only mortgages that will mature by 2020. Endowment mortgage deals from the 1990s, which were sold with investments linked to the stock market, could be a particular problem. ...
Wall Street duo make $150m each on back of Trump election victory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 10:36:39 AM
. The bankers running JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs saw their shareholdings rocket in value by $314m last year due to the stock market surge following Donald Trump’s election as US president. ...
Brexit economy: sterling fall hits public finances and fails to boost trade image
....”. To gauge the impact of the Brexit vote on a monthly basis, the Guardian has been tracking eight economic indicators, along with the value of the pound and the performance of the stock market. ...
O2 renews sponsorship of Academy music venues in £70m deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 11:01:20 PM
....The company, which is owned by Spanish telecoms company Telefonica, is expected to be an aggressive bidder in broadcasting regulator Ofcom’s upcoming multi-billion pound auction for mobile spectrum that will enable 5G services in the next decade. O2 is seeking to return to the stock market with an £11bn initial public offering potentially later this year. ...
Your state pension in Dorset: £124,000. In Glasgow? £38,000 | Patrick Collinson image
.... Young women in particular will be expected to work eight years longer than their mothers before qualifying for a state pension. They won’t have generous guaranteed final salary pension schemes, but flimsy stock market-based alternatives instead. ...
Quiz float makes fashion firm's founding family some of Scotland's richest image
....The Glaswegian family behind the fast-growing fashion chain Quiz are now among Scotland’s richest after selling a £92m stake in a business investors hope will be the next Boohoo. The high street fashion chain is set to be valued at £200m when it floats on Aim, the junior London stock market, later in July. ...
Shares in Asia head for 10-year high on back of US profit surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 04:19:56 AM
. Shares in Asia have reached their highest point for nearly 10 years bolstered by a surge in stock markets around the world on the back of strong US corporate earnings. ...
Carolyn McCall to become ITV chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:15:51 AM
....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”. “This was a really difficult decision for me to make,” she told easyJet investors in a stock market statement. ...
Pension planning: Avoid these costly mistakes with your savings  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 02:14:00 PM
.... . Twice as many now choose drawdown over an annuity, but it must be understood that future pension income depends on variables such as stock market growth. ...
Could you spot a bogus Airbnb listing among the genuine ones? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
....”. The victim says he is determined to seek compensation from Airbnb, which earlier this year was valued at $31bn on the US stock market. ...
Post-Brexit London is open for business (no matter how grubby) image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:21:05 PM
.... Israeli newspaper Calcalist reported on Wednesday that Soriot is about to quit to join Israeli outfit Teva Pharmaceuticals and seemed confident about the details of his new remuneration package, down to the signing-on fee of $20m. The stock market thought, or feared, there’s something in the tale. ...
City regulator plans rule change to allow Saudi oil giant's $2tn float in London image
. The City regulator is proposing to water down stock market rules in a move regarded as an attempt to attract the world’s biggest ever flotation – of Saudi Aramco, the Gulf kingdom’s state oil company – to London. ...
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. ...
Key Bank of England policymaker 'not ready' for interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 05:45:21 PM
....His comments contrasted with those made by the head of the US central bank, Janet Yellen, who said the US economy was strong enough for rates to continue increasing, though to a historically low natural rate, thought to be between 2% and 3%. Yellen’s remarks to Congress sent global stock markets soaring, with the Dow Jones Industrial index reaching a fresh all-time high of 21,535 while the UK’s FTSE 100 index jumped 83 points to 7,416. ...
Trump's growth problem: jobs boost masks trouble ahead for US economy image
....4%. This in an economy where, as the president has been keen to highlight, stock markets are at record highs, there is close to full employment, the oil price remains low and inflation is under control. ...
Primark's sales soar as shoppers snap up low-cost summer fashions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 04:21:37 PM
....Primark has reported “stellar” clothing sales as the warm weather encouraged shoppers to snap up its low-cost summer fashions. Last year investors were worried the stock market darling was running out of steam after sales at UK stores open more than one year turned negative for the first time. ...
Mike Ashley tells high court: I'm a power drinker, I like to get drunk image
....” Sports Direct shares peaked at 922p in 2014 but are now changing hands at 298p. Ashley told the court this week that he was so “fabulously wealthy” that he didn’t know what to spend his money on when Sports Direct floated on the stock market 10 years ago and made him a paper billionaire. ...
Six new things we know about Mike Ashley image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 08:12:56 PM
.... . The 2007 stock market debut, which saw Mr Ashley raise over £900m, happened because it was the best thing for the business, he said. ...
Worldpay buyout by Vantiv reignites debate over foreign takeovers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 03:04:35 PM
.... Figures from the British Retail Consortium show that cash was used for less than half of all UK retail transactions for the first time in 2015. Worldpay has been listed on the stock market since 2015 and if the deal goes ahead, its shares will be delisted and the combined group will continue with Vantiv’s listing in New York. ...
Mike Ashley: former colleague is trying to extort millions over 'banter' image
.... However, the businessman said he couldn’t recall making the alleged deal and if he had it would have been “obviously just banter”. “I was already fabulously wealthy,” he said of Sports Direct’s flotation on the stock market 10 years ago. ...
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 'paid ex-Sports Direct chief secret £1m-a-year bonus' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 04:57:10 PM
....Ashley, who was exposed for paying warehouse staff effectively less than the minimum wage, is alleged to have paid former Sports Direct boss Dave Forsey £1m a year on top of his “official” £150,000 salary as “a side payment so as artificially to cap the wages of other staff”. The sportswear tycoon is also alleged to have personally paid Forsey a secret £5m bonus – on top of a another publicly declared £5m company bonus – for his role in helping Sports Direct float on the stock market and turn Ashley into a billionaire in 2007. ...
£8bn battle looms for credit card processor Worldpay as rivals circle image
. Worldpay, the UK’s largest electronic payment processing group, is the subject of a takeover tussle less than two years after floating on the stock market. ...
US stock glitch: What can you buy for $123.47? image
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. ...
Flying high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:09:01 PM
.... . "When I heard 'fax' I was thinking [that] this sounds like a stock market transaction in the eighties", he laughs. ...
Deliveroo set to become a tech 'unicorn' as investors seek a slice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:57:55 AM
....This would turn turn Shu into one of the British tech sector’s wealthiest entrepreneurs. Deliveroo’s plans are widely anticipated to include a stock market listing. ...
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
.... . Another 7,000 sign up to income drawdown every single month, Association of British Insurers figures show, and so far they have benefited from soaring stock markets, as the FTSE 100 trades near record highs. ...
Forget austerity, here’s who is to blame for your empty pockets | Patrick Collinson image
....5p most recently. The water companies have also been fabulous performers – for the stock market, not you. ...
HSBC ends up but FTSE ends lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:05:38 PM
. HSBC helped to lift the UK stock market for most of the day after the bank's shares were upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid is now very likely to succeed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:01:16 PM
.... An investigation would take six months, which introduces the risk of events intervening (another general election and a Labour government?), but that’s life. The stock market cut to the chase. ...
Italy's €17bn bank job: self-preservation at a long-term EU price? | Nils Pratley image
.... All the same, the biggest winner here is surely the seller, private equity house Carlyle. You won’t find stock market investors paying a multiple of three times sales for a cod liver oil merchant. ...
Central banks raise alarm over new crash after steep rise in lending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 10:30:27 AM
....With only two weeks until the G20 summit of world leaders in Hamburg, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said politicians and central banks needed to keep financial markets in check to prevent another crash. Soaring stock markets, which have become detached from underlying values, were another sign that unjustified exuberance had replaced last year’s overly pessimistic reaction to political events such as the US election and the UK’s Brexit vote, BIS cautioned in its annual report published on Sunday. ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
....” The rest of us call that a politician’s vanity project. Soon we will discover if Apple really is engaged in a cunning plan to undermine the stock market value of Imagination Technologies and then buy the UK designer of graphics processors on the cheap. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
.... Now that complex Brexit talks are getting under way, business groups are also warning of headwinds from fraught domestic politics and uncertainty around the UK’s future trading and immigration arrangements. To gauge the impact of the Brexit vote on a monthly basis, the Guardian has been tracking eight economic indicators, along with the value of the pound and the performance of the stock market. ...
Burberry faces upheaval as chairman signals departure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:10:12 PM
....The search for Peace’s successor will be led by Jeremy Darroch, the chief executive of Sky who on Wednesday was named as senior independent director (SID) of Burberry. In a stock market announcement, Burberry said Darroch was taking over the crucial non-executive role from Phillip Bowman, who is leaving the board in October after joining in 2002. ...
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
.... Its US rival Lyft had been gaining ground and Uber’s many fights with regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world would only become trickier as long as Kalanick remained in the driving seat. Second, it would have been impossible for Uber to pursue a stock market listing via an IPO, or at least the supposed $68bn (£54bn) valuation would have been a fantasy. ...
Derby-based Bombardier beats German rival to £900m train contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:01:04 AM
.... The trains will be rolled out from mid-2019 and will all be in service by December 2020. The change of direction for South Western highlights a transformation in the rolling-stock market, with new, more efficient trains becoming cheaper to fund than leasing older ones from the banks that own them. ...

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