Press round-up from ShareCast
Thursday newspaper round-up: Scottish independence, UK economy, Apple...
Thu 28 August 2014 07:13
More than a hundred Scottish business leaders wanted to sign a letter backing the Union but stayed silent because they feared "consequences" from the SNP Government, it has been claimed. Gavin Hewitt, the former Scotch Whisky Association chairman who help
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Ukraine, House prices, Crude prices
Wed 27 August 2014 07:35
Face-to-face talks between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents failed to produce a breakthrough for ending the conflict over eastern Ukraine, as Kiev released videos of captured Russian soldiers and rebels pushed toward a government-held city. The one-on
Tuesday newspaper round-up: Barclays, Falling wages, Scotland
Tue 26 August 2014 07:56
Property investors are gearing up for court showdowns with Britain's banks over claims that they were mis-sold billions of pounds in complex interest rate derivatives. Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland are facing legal claims from
Sunday newspaper round-up: BG Group, Bank of England, Flotations
Sun 24 August 2014 19:51
While it casts about for a replacement for recently defenestrated chief Chris Finlayson BG Group is set move along with plans to shrink its international holdings. That is now understood to include its entire 60% holding in exploration Block 3 offshore Ta
Friday newspaper round-up: Burberry, Hedge funds, Scottish independence...
Fri 22 August 2014 07:36
Only six weeks after a revolt by investors over excessive pay at Burberry, its boss has boosted his bank balance by cashing in £5.2 million of shares. Christopher Bailey, a design expert elevated to the top job at the fashion house in May, exercised shar
Thursday newspaper round-up: Islamic State, North Sea oil, BoE...
Thu 21 August 2014 07:18
President Barack Obama has branded Islamic State (IS) fighters a "cancer" in the Middle East, and said the US will not be swayed from carrying out airstrikes against the group after it beheaded an American journalist. In his strongest condemnation of the
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Balfour/Carillion, Apple, StanChart...
Wed 20 August 2014 06:58
Balfour Beatty is poised to reject a third merger offer from Carillion as hopes for the creation of a £3 billion construction "powerhouse" fade. Sources said the construction group headed by Steve Marshall, the under-fire chairman, is likely to reject Ca
Tuesday newspaper round-up: Vodafone, Rabobank, Big Four grocers...
Tue 19 August 2014 07:07
Vodafone is the worst mobile phone network in the country, despite the £1 billion it spent to improve its performance, according to the largest survey of the nation's signal quality. The Newbury-based company and the only British-owned mobile phone netwo
Monday newspaper round-up: Asking prices, Tesco, Sainsbury's...
Mon 18 August 2014 07:05
House sellers' asking prices fell steeply by 2.9% month-on-month to £262,401 typically in August as the mood of the market grows calmer in London in particular, website Rightmove has reported. The dip as sellers adopt a "summer sales" attitude is the lar
Sunday newspaper round-up: Mark Carney, Carillion-Balfour, Tesco
Sun 17 August 2014 15:49
The UK economy is more than halfway to full recovery, the Governor of the Bank of England (BoE) told the Sunday Times. Mark Carney, in an interview marking the first anniversary of his forward guidance policy, told the paper economic expansion was proceed
Friday newspaper round-up: Kurdish forces, SSE, Barclays
Fri 15 August 2014 07:08
David Cameron has said he is prepared to arm Kurdish forces in Iraq after a week of demands by Tory MPs and military figures for Britain to intervene in the conflict. Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, is on Friday expected to tell his EU counterparts
Thursday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, House prices, Bank of England
Thu 14 August 2014 07:49
Plans for a multibillion-pound sale of shares in Lloyds Banking Group to the general public have been dropped for this year and probably until after the general election next May. George Osborne and Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, have r
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Articles on the economy and stock markets
22 August 2014
Richard Troue addresses speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) will follow in the footsteps of US and UK counterparts and begin Quantitative Easing (QE) to boost economic growth.
20 August 2014
2013 proved a difficult year for emerging markets investors, but could 2014's elections provide a firmer footing for future growth?
19 August 2014
Investors are understandably cautious about Russia with the on-going crisis in Ukraine, so we asked Neptune fund manager Robin Geffen for his views.