Press round-up from ShareCast
Thursday newspaper round-up: Scotland, GSK, BG, Stagecoach
Thu 27 November 2014 02:04
Scottish MPs will be entitled to vote on UK budgets even though control over income tax will soon be transferred over to the Edinburgh parliament, Labour has revealed shortly before the publication of a cross-party devolution deal on Thursday, the Financi
Wednesday newspaper round-up: BG, Apple, Opec, Microsoft
Wed 26 November 2014 06:51
The Guardian reports that The Institute of Directors has attacked the £25m pay deal promised to the new boss of oil and gas group BG, claiming it damaged the reputation of corporate Britain, and asked the company's shareholders to block the proposed pack
Tuesday newspaper round-up: Germany, Schroders, Goldman Sachs
Tue 25 November 2014 06:41
German bond yields are to fall below Japanese levels and plumb depths never seen before in history as Europe becomes the epicentre of global deflationary forces, according to new forecast from the Royal Bank of Scotland. "We are seeing 'Japanification' se
Monday newspaper round-up: Aviva, Iran, AIM
Mon 24 November 2014 06:33
An estimated 2,000 insurance jobs are likely to be axed as Aviva tries to placate scepticism about its bid for Friends Life. While some analysts hailed the £5.6bn deal announced on Friday evening as giving Aviva scope to push up its dividend, others were
Sunday newspaper round-up: Aviva-Friends Life, Coutts, Quindell
Sun 23 November 2014 18:15
Clive Cowdery, whose Resolution acquisition vehicle bought Friends Provident in 2009, will make about £160m from Aviva's takeover of Friends Life, the Sunday Times said. The roles of chairman, chief executive and finance director at the combined company
Sunday share tips: Centrica, Concha, UDG Healthcare
Sun 23 November 2014 16:51
Investors should avoid Centrica shares, Questor advised in the Sunday Telegraph. The British Gas owner has been hit by political uncertainty following Labour leader Ed Miliband's pledge to freeze energy prices, as well as warmer weather and falling oil pr
Friday newspaper round-up: Bonus cap, UKIP, Ukraine...
Thu 20 November 2014 18:28
Chancellor George Osborne has backed down on his legal challenge to the EU cap on bankers' bonuses, the Telegraph says. The decision comes after a legal adviser to European court judges said that pegging bonuses to banker salaries was "valid". Osborne sai
Thursday newspaper round-up: Federal Reserve, Lloyds, RBS...
Wed 19 November 2014 18:27
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's October meeting showed that it was an "easy decision" by policymakers to end quantitative easing, writes the Financial Times. The paper says that minutes showed "little debate or dissent" over the move and underlines a m
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Eurozone, Beer tie, Quindell...
Tue 18 November 2014 18:28
According to The Telegraph, credit ratings agency S&P reckons that the risk of a triple-dip recession in the Eurozone has increased. "The ECB has one last arrow and that is quantitative easing of €1trn," it said, warning that the plan is likely to fail
Tuesday newspaper round-up: Quindell, UK supermarkets, Japan...
Tue 18 November 2014 06:42
Insurance claims processor Quindell has ousted founder and chairman Rob Terry from its board "in a dramatic attempt to restore investor confidence", writes the Financial Times. The company is expected to announce the news on Tuesday morning, the paper sai
Monday newspaper round-up: Banker bonuses, Phones 4U, Belgium
Mon 17 November 2014 07:28
Banker bonuses tied to corporate takeovers could be banned to prevent them getting in the way of working in a company's best interests. The shadow business secretary wants "huge success payments" linked to big-ticket takeovers of British companies to be l
Sunday newspaper round-up: Quindell, Shaftesbury, Songbird Estates
Sun 16 November 2014 18:34
Quindell has started talks with hedge funds about a potential cash injection, the Sunday Times said. The insurance services group met at least two funds to discuss raising money backed by expected income, according to the report. The paper said the compan
Friday newspaper round-up: Asda, British American Tobacco, BT...
Thu 13 November 2014 17:29
Asda has accused its rivals of being "desperate" and misleading customers with price gimmicks, the Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.
Thursday newspaper round-up: Tax, Twitter, Bank fines...
Wed 12 November 2014 17:41
Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, has announced he would lead a European campaign against tax avoidance and evasion, the Guardian reported on Thursday.
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Articles on the economy and stock markets
20 November 2014
Senior Economist Ben Brettell looks at recent developments in the global economy and the potential impact on the UK.
19 November 2014
Ben Brettell, Senior Economist, looks at the outlook for inflation and what it means for interest rates.
17 November 2014
Adam Laird looks at news affecting ETF investors last week, including a surprise contraction in the Japanese economy and the liberalisation of the Chinese stock market.