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  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Scotland, Boris Island, Supermarkets
    Tue 02 September 2014 06:53
    Scotland is within touching distance of independence, according to a poll for The Times which reveals that Alex Salmond's campaign to leave the United Kingdom needs only three more points to claim victory. With 16 days to go until millions of Scots vote i

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Barclays, BP, RAC...
    Mon 01 September 2014 07:01
    Barclays is selling its Spanish banking operations to CaixaBank as part of plans to shrink its European divisions. CaixaBank, Spain's third-largest lender, will pay €800m (£632m) in cash for Barclays' retail banking, wealth management and corporate ban

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Tesco, ITV, Glaxo
    Sun 31 August 2014 17:42
    Harris Associates, the US investment fund that has been one of Tesco's biggest and most loyal shareholders, has sold almost two thirds of its stake because it thinks the supermarket group has become too risky, the Sunday Telegraph reported. David Herro, H

  • Friday newspaper round-up: AA, Iron ore prices, Ocado...
    Fri 29 August 2014 07:11
    Shareholder groups last night warned of a corporate governance breakdown at the AA after chief executive Chris Jansen resigned two months after its stock market float. The roadside assistance firm decided its boardroom was not big enough for both Jansen a

  • 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


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Articles on the economy and stock markets

Can the Bank of England ignore falling wages and inflation?

Can the Bank of England ignore falling wages and inflation?

2 September 2014
With the Monetary Policy Committee now divided on interest rates, Chris Saint looks at the factors influencing the decision.


What do geopolitical risks mean for currencies?

What do geopolitical risks mean for currencies?

28 August 2014
Currency Analyst Chris Saint looks at how recent geopolitical events have affected currency markets.


Will there be QE in Europe?

Will there be QE in Europe?

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.



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