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  • Friday newspaper round-up: Tesco, First-time buyers, consumer confidence
    Fri 28 August 2015 07:21
    (ShareCast News) - The ousted chief executive of Tesco is to be interviewed by the Serious Fraud Office over the supermarket group's £326m accounting scandal. Philip Clarke, who left Tesco last year after a series of profit warnings, is to be interviewed

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Barclays, Facebook, China
    Thu 27 August 2015 07:09
    (ShareCast News) - A district court judge in the US has thrown out investor lawsuits against Barclays and a host of exchanges, dismissing claims that the bank rigged its "dark pool" trading venue in favour of high-frequency traders. The multi-district lit

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Banks, Fastjet, Uber
    Wed 26 August 2015 07:14
    (ShareCast News) - Banks, already facing intense competition from hedge funds to secure top talent, have warned that they risk being handicapped in the hiring race by an overzealous interpretation of EU bonus rules. A legal analysis of EU legislation cove

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Black Monday, Asia divergence, Apple, Shell-BG deal off?
    Tue 25 August 2015 07:14
    (ShareCast News) - A global stock market sell-off and tumbling oil prices have increased fears that some of this year's largest takeover deals are at risk of falling apart - including Royal Dutch Shell's $70bn bid for UK rival BG Group. Over the past week

  • Monday newspaper round up: business rates, Clydesale Bank, CBI
    Mon 24 August 2015 07:44
    (ShareCast News) - The Government's "business tsar" has backed an emphatic call from the nation's retailers for a fundamental reform of business rates to boost Britain's productivity. Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and presid

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Greece, Britain-Iran, Opec
    Fri 21 August 2015 07:18
    (ShareCast News) - Greece is to hold a snap general election, likely to be on 20 September, just weeks after securing a new €86bn bailout deal with it international creditors. Fresh elections called by prime minister Alexis Tsipras on the very first day

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: German asylum seekers, GVC-Bwin, oil's low
    Thu 20 August 2015 07:13
    (ShareCast News) - Germany is braced to receive a record 800,000 asylum seekers in 2015, more than the entire European Union combined last year, laying bare the size of the biggest refugee crisis to face the continent since World War II. If Berlin's offic

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Goldman Sachs, emerging market flight, Wren fund
    Wed 19 August 2015 07:10
    (ShareCast News) - Goldman Sachs will be able to ask the Bank of England for funding in a crisis after the American firm won approval to access the UK central bank's liquidity scheme as an emergency back-stop. It means that the Wall Street investment bank

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Forex claims, shipping slump, Lazard hired
    Tue 18 August 2015 07:05
    (ShareCast News) - Global banks are facing billions of pounds of civil claims in London and Asia over the rigging of currency markets, following a landmark legal settlement in New York. Barclays, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland were among n

  • Monday newspaper round-up: HMRC, ECB, TUI Travel
    Mon 17 August 2015 07:15
    (ShareCast News) - HM Revenue & Customs will be forced to pay tax refunds running into tens of billions of pounds if it fails to fend off defeat in some of its biggest court battles, accountants show. Over the past two years, the UK tax authority has been

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Greece debt doubts, cut-price steel, RBS, BT
    Fri 14 August 2015 06:59
    (ShareCast News) - The European institutions overseeing Greece's bailout have expressed "serious concerns" over the sustainability of the country's debt, bringing them into line with the more pessimistic assessment of the International Monetary Fund. The

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: FCA spoofing ruling, BoE rate rise, China intervention
    Thu 13 August 2015 07:15
    (ShareCast News) - Rising unemployment and slower UK pay growth weighed on the pound yesterday as domestic concerns and a slowdown in China pushed back expectations of an interest rate rise well into next year. Sterling slipped against the dollar and the

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: China devalues again, Oil slide, GE sale, insider trading ring
    Wed 12 August 2015 07:28
    (ShareCast News) - China stunned the world's financial markets on Wednesday by devaluing the yuan for the second day running, sparking fears that the world's second largest economy is in worse shape than investors believed. The currency hit a four-year lo

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: China devaluation, Google becomes Alphabet, Buffett deal
    Tue 11 August 2015 07:10
    (ShareCast News) - China caught investors off guard by weakening its currency the most on record, sending ripples through the foreign exchange market. The People's Bank of China lowered the renminbi's daily fix to the US dollar by 1.9 per cent to 6.228, t

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Greece, Carphone Warehouse, RBS
    Mon 10 August 2015 07:02
    (ShareCast News) - Greece is closer to unlocking a fresh €86bn (£61bn) rescue package after the country's creditors reportedly agreed on a draft deal this weekend. German and Greek media said 27-pages of "substantial" and "far-reaching" reforms had bee

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: PPI mark II, RBS share sale, Shire, Dixons
    Sun 09 August 2015 19:02
    (ShareCast News) - UK banks have begun to prepare for a fresh multi-billion-pound wave of further compensation for mis-selling payment-protection insurance (PPI). City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is poised to deliver its verdict on a ne

  • Friday newspaper round-up: British high streets, SFO, Energy companies
    Fri 07 August 2015 07:15
    (ShareCast News) - Britain's high streets are in the grip of their worst summer for six years as shoppers hold back on spending amid uncertainty over interest rate rises, according to a report. The BDO High Street Sales Tracker recorded a 1.1pc drop in ye

  • Friday newspaper round-up: BoE rate, correction prediction, US inversions continue
    Fri 07 August 2015 07:08
    (ShareCast News) - The Bank of England surprised markets yesterday by striking an unexpectedly dovish stance, apparently delaying an interest rate rise until next year despite a strengthening UK economy. The move put the bank on a more cautious path than

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: RSA valuation, City Airport, Virgin Media
    Thu 06 August 2015 06:46
    (ShareCast News) - Zurich's advisers are weighing up a lower than expected offer to take over the British insurer RSA. Advisers for the Swiss insurance group are said to be basing their preparations for a bid at about 525p per share, working from consensu

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Official statistics, RBS sale, Shire
    Wed 05 August 2015 08:27
    (ShareCast News) - Sir Charlie Bean, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, will today put the nation's number crunchers on notice that the status quo is untenable, arguing that the internet revolution has rendered Britain's official statistics ou


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Articles on the economy and stock markets

Strong pound, weak oil delay interest rate rise

Strong pound, weak oil delay interest rate rise

6 August 2015
Ben Brettell, senior economist, gives his reaction to the latest announcements from the Bank of England


China - a buying opportunity?

China - a buying opportunity?

28 July 2015
Investors in China have undergone a rollercoaster ride so far this year. Richard Troue comments on the latest falls.


Why some UK businesses are struggling with a stronger economy

Why some UK businesses are struggling with a stronger economy

27 July 2015
The UK economy continues to strengthen, but so does the pound, meaning some businesses aren't seeing the benefits.