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  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, Tata Steel, BHS
    Thu 26 May 2016 07:41
    (ShareCast News) - Shares in Lloyds Banking Group have passed the level at which taxpayers break even on their stake in the bailed-out bank for the first time this year. The move through 73.6p will be closely watched by George Osborne. The chancellor was

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Greece, BHS, Monsanto
    Wed 25 May 2016 07:14
    (ShareCast News) - Greece's international creditors have bought time to secure the country's financial future after agreeing broad but inexact principles to ease its debt mountain and break an impasse between Germany and the International Monetary Fund.

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: US libor case, UK fracking decision, CNH
    Tue 24 May 2016 06:52
    (ShareCast News) - A US appeals court has reinstated a civil lawsuit accusing 16 major banks of conspiring to manipulate the Libor benchmark interest rate. The ruling, which overturns a 2013 decision, could bankrupt the institutions, the judges warned. A

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit warning, Rosengren, BT, Reckitt
    Mon 23 May 2016 06:59
    (ShareCast News) - Britain will be plunged into a year-long recession if it votes to leave the EU, according to a bleak analysis of the short-term economic shock of a Brexit vote published on Monday by the Treasury. The Treasury analysis suggests that gro

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Sky, IAG, IPOs
    Sun 22 May 2016 20:55
    (ShareCast News) - Sky has emerged as potential kingmaker in a looming £9bn bid battle between private equity giants for mobile operator O2. The pay-TV company is being courted by at least five buyout specialists seeking its heavyweight backing for their

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Deutsche Bank, Brexit, BHS, tobacco
    Fri 20 May 2016 07:16
    (ShareCast News) - Deutsche Bank has become the latest big company to be hit by investor ire over executive pay after shareholders voted down its new remuneration plan for top managers. The vote follows pay rebellions at Citigroup and Renault, and capped

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Pensions, Rolls-Royce, BHS
    Thu 19 May 2016 07:16
    (ShareCast News) - The Bank of England's chief economist has admitted that the British pensions system is so complicated, even he fails to understand it, warning of the "damaging" consequences this presents for consumers as they approach retirement. Andy

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, BHS, Heathrow
    Wed 18 May 2016 07:17
    (ShareCast News) - Almost £1bn in annual research funding would be thrown into doubt if the UK left the EU, according to a study warning that quitting the bloc could turn Britain into the "poor cousin" of European science. A quarter of all public funding

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Sports Direct, London property, cyber crime
    Tue 17 May 2016 06:53
    (ShareCast News) - Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct, has for the first time agreed to appear before MPs in Westminster next month to give evidence about the retailer's workplace practices. However, he has done so on the condition that the politic

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Ladbrokes-Coral, BHS, G4S, Sky
    Mon 16 May 2016 06:39
    (ShareCast News) - The merger between Ladbrokes and Coral could be blocked, analysts have suggested, citing the blocking last week of the proposed merger between O2 and Three by Europe's competition commission on the ground that it would have cut the numb

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: RBS, Shell, Cobham, BT, banks
    Sun 15 May 2016 17:01
    (ShareCast News) - Royal Bank of Scotland is examining a range of radical options to help speed the long-delayed separation and flotation of its Williams & Glyn subsidiary, including a potential divestment of its NatWest brand. Banking sources have indica

  • Friday newspaper round-up: PPI, RBS, EU
    Fri 13 May 2016 08:12
    (ShareCast News) - There are "serious risks" of further mis-selling scandals erupting in the financial services industry and stronger action is needed to tackle problems with the culture of firms, MPs have warned. The public accounts committee (PAC) also

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Money laundering, housing demand, Iran
    Thu 12 May 2016 07:50
    (ShareCast News) - David Cameron is to counter claims that his campaign against international corruption is hobbled by London's reputation as the money laundering capital of the world by introducing a new corporate offence for executives who fail to preve

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Saudi expansion, o2, Heathrow, Amazon
    Wed 11 May 2016 07:23
    (ShareCast News) - The boss of Saudi Arabia's state oil producer set out plans for expansion yesterday as he prepares for a potential $2 trillion flotation that will create the world's largest quoted company. Saudi Aramco, which has a monopoly on the coun

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, oil prices, Tata offers, Channel 4
    Mon 09 May 2016 12:20
    (ShareCast News) - Support among business for Britain staying in the EU has declined since David Cameron announced an in/out referendum three months ago, but still remains significant. Despite warnings about the economic costs of Brexit from the Treasury,

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Oil prices, UK auto, Royal Mail, Saudi
    Mon 09 May 2016 06:29
    (ShareCast News) - Oil prices climbed more than 2% on Monday morning in Asia as traders weighed the impact of wildfires continuing to rage in Canada's top oil-producing province and a change at the top in Saudi Arabia's energy ministry. Brent crude, the i

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Oil, BoE, Lloyds, buy-to-let, Centrica
    Sun 08 May 2016 15:45
    (ShareCast News) - Low oil prices look set to drag on after Saudi Arabia's moderate oil minister Ali al-Naimi was ousted by the government. The replacement of Al-Niaimi, who was leading calls to help rebalance the struggling oil market, has scuppered hope

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Philip Green, Tata Steel
    Fri 06 May 2016 07:20
    (ShareCast News) - Three-quarters of EU citizens working in the UK would not meet current visa requirements for non-EU overseas workers if Britain left the bloc. The rate would rise to about 81 per cent once new rules, due to come into force in April, tak

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: BT, Wonga, Telefonica, RBS
    Thu 05 May 2016 07:17
    (ShareCast News) - Liberty Global, the media company that owns Virgin Media in the UK, plans to donate up to £500,000 to the campaign to keep Britain in Europe in one of the largest donations from the corporate sector. The donation, which has to be appro

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Barclays, challenger banks, China data
    Wed 04 May 2016 06:54
    (ShareCast News) - The Government has taken the rare move of fast-tracking a full investigation into BHS's former directors as Sir Philip Green yesterday agreed to appear before MPs in return for saving his wife's blushes. Business Secretary Sajid Javid h


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William Hill vs. Ladbrokes: Looking beyond Leicester

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In a rapidly changing market we take a look at how the UK’s two largest high street bookmakers are adapting.