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  • Monday newspaper round-up: Barclays, Deutsche Bank, BAE, PPI provisions
    Mon 24 October 2016 07:05
    (ShareCast News) - Barclays is locked in negotiations with its African subsidiary about the details of their divorce, which analysts estimate could cost the British bank as much as £1bn. Having announced in March that it planned to sell down its controll

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: GDP, RBS, Anglo, William Hill, bank exit
    Sun 23 October 2016 15:02
    (ShareCast News) - In the first official reading on how the whole UK economy has performed since the Brexit vote, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is expected to say growth more than halved from 0.7% in the second quarter to 0.3% between July and

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Philip Green, BHP, pensions
    Fri 21 October 2016 07:30
    (ShareCast News) - Theresa May received a polite but cool welcome on her European summit debut on Thursday, with France and Germany warning of a rough ride for Britain as it makes its break from the EU. At her first Brussels gathering of EU leaders, the B

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Pensions, tax avoidance, EDF
    Thu 20 October 2016 07:13
    (ShareCast News) - Pressure is growing on the government to let companies water down their pension promises to millions of workers, as rising inflation threatens to push up the cost to employers. A report by the trade body for 1,300 schemes - including th

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: SoftBank, EU summit, Philip Green
    Wed 19 October 2016 07:24
    (ShareCast News) - Not for the first time in his career, a problem of resources was preventing Masayoshi Son, the billionaire Japanese technology investor, from realising his ambitions. His company SoftBank had recently stretched its balance sheet to spla

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Bonds, Shell, bookmaker levy, farm boost
    Tue 18 October 2016 06:56
    (ShareCast News) - Investors dumped UK government bonds yesterday in one of the heaviest sell-offs since the Brexit vote as international demand for sterling assets declined rapidly. Overseas investors are becoming increasingly worried that inflation and

  • Monday newspaper round-up: New Brexit plans, dividends, supermarkets
    Mon 17 October 2016 06:58
    (ShareCast News) - Britain would continue to pay billions of pounds into the EU budget after Brexit to maintain cherished single-market access for the City of London and other sectors under plans being discussed by Theresa May's cabinet. The prime ministe

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Falling growth forecast, inflation, William Hill, BHP
    Sun 16 October 2016 16:59
    (ShareCast News) - The apparent recent success of the UK economy post Brexit is "deceptive" and the UK's economic growth will slump to just 0.8% next year, according to the respected EY Item Club. The falling pound is helping exporters, but is already see

  • Friday newspaper round-up: SoftBank, Tesco/Unilever, US banks exodus
    Fri 14 October 2016 07:22
    (ShareCast News) - SoftBank and Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund are preparing to launch a new tech fund that will manage as much as $100bn, in a move that will create one of the largest tech investment funds in the world. The new fund, dubbed the Sof

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit bill, Tesco/Unilever, rail delays
    Thu 13 October 2016 07:17
    (ShareCast News) - Britain is facing a divorce bill from the EU for as much as €20bn, according to a Financial Times analysis that shows the bloc's shared budget is emerging as one of the biggest political obstacles to a Brexit deal. More than €300bn