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  • Thursday newspaper round-up: EU customs union, RBS, oil glut, London City Airport
    Thu 28 July 2016 07:37
    (ShareCast News) - Theresa May is under growing pressure from Liam Fox, the trade secretary, to pull out of the EU customs union, a move required to facilitate post-Brexit bilateral trade deals but which would impose costs on exporters and could strain An

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Executive pay, BHS, Ofcom
    Wed 27 July 2016 07:10
    (ShareCast News) - A powerful investor group has thrown down the gauntlet to companies over "excessive" and "ineffectual" executive pay,presenting a 10-point plan it says will "rebuild trust" over bosses' high levels remuneration. The report from the Inve

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Weale, negative rates, FCA, BT
    Tue 26 July 2016 07:02
    (ShareCast News) - One of the UK's top monetary policymakers has indicated he has changed his mind after a series of negative business surveys and now favours an immediate stimulus for the UK economy. The new stance of Martin Weale, an independent member

  • Newspaper round-up: Brexit blueprint, G20, BHS, oil surplus
    Mon 25 July 2016 06:56
    (ShareCast News) - The Government will aim to outline a Brexit blueprint "later this year", according to the Chancellor, in a move that he said would send a "reassuring signal" to businesses and markets. Global finance chiefs warned on Sunday that the UK'

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, BT, Lloyds, energy companies
    Sun 24 July 2016 11:22
    (ShareCast News) - Plans to allow the UK an exemption from EU rules on freedom of movement for up to seven years while retaining access to the single market are being considered in European capitals as part of a potential deal on Brexit. Senior British an

  • Friday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Sports Direct, mobile banking
    Fri 22 July 2016 07:19
    (ShareCast News) - The former HSBC currency trader at the heart of a US fraud investigation spent more than two years on a panel that advised the Bank of England, it has emerged, as the Department of Justice widens its probe to examine more currency trade

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Tesla, HSBC exec, Chinese imports
    Thu 21 July 2016 07:25
    (ShareCast News) - Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, has sketched out a lofty and futuristic vision for his electric car company, as he sought to regain the initiative after recent setbacks to some of his most ambitious plans. Writing on his company's blog

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Uber, Brexit, boardroom pay, ARM
    Wed 20 July 2016 07:17
    (ShareCast News) - It is like Uber, but for parcels: Amazon is signing up amateur drivers to make deliveries in their spare time, the latest company to turn to the "gig economy" of informal employment. Under a scheme Amazon began testing in its home town

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: ARM, Trident, North Sea strike, Ofwat
    Tue 19 July 2016 07:01
    (ShareCast News) - One of the country's best-known entrepreneurs has raised fears that Britain's largest technology company will be milked for its cash after it is sold to SoftBank, of Japan, for £24.3 billion. Hermann Hauser, founder of Acorn Computers,

  • Monday newspaper round-up: UK economic forecasts, ARM, retail data, dividends
    Mon 18 July 2016 06:41
    (ShareCast News) - The swift installation of Theresa May as prime minister and the expected boost to exports from a weaker pound will stop Britain from falling into recession after the EU referendum result, an influential economic forecaster has said. The

  • Sunday newspaper roundup: Lloyds, UK trade deals, BAE, SABMiller, Lonmin, Uber
    Sun 17 July 2016 12:43
    (ShareCast News) - The new government could accelerate the re-privatisation of Lloyds Banking Group and scrap George Osborne's plan for a sale to retail investors, senior financiers believe. While Mr Osborne wanted to make a profit on every share in the b

  • Friday newspaper round-up: European banks, VW, BP, Monsanto/Bayer
    Fri 15 July 2016 07:11
    (ShareCast News) - European banks could be forced to put as much as €40bn of extra capital into their UK branches as a result of the country's decision to quit the EU, according to a report from the Boston Consulting Group. The BCG report also says Brex

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: House prices, Co-op, BoE rates
    Thu 14 July 2016 07:20
    (ShareCast News) - Britain's housing market has taken a post-referendum nosedive with a sharp drop in purchase enquiries at estate agents, a reduction in sales agreed and expectations of falling prices. In its latest survey of estate agents and surveyors,

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: BoE bullying, pensions liabilities, Poudland, Rolls
    Wed 13 July 2016 06:59
    (ShareCast News) - Mark Carney may have bounced the Bank of England into an unnecessary interest rate cut by calling for stimulus only days after the Brexit result, leading economists have warned in a fierce attack on the governor. Former Bank policymaker

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Carney, MPC, HSBC, stamp collecting
    Tue 12 July 2016 06:54
    (ShareCast News) - Mark Carney faces a bruising encounter on Tuesday morning in his first appearance before MPs since the vote to quit the European Union. The governor of the Bank of England is expected to be taken to task over his suggestion before the p

  • Monday newspaper round-up: BoE groupthink, corporate governanace, BT, Diageo, Tesla
    Mon 11 July 2016 06:53
    (ShareCast News) - A former Bank of England economist has called for an overhaul of the central bank's approach to decision making and for the power of the governor to be curtailed, as the first interest rate cut since 2009 is considered in response to th

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: AstraZeneca, Asda, Italy
    Sun 10 July 2016 16:58
    (ShareCast News) - AstraZeneca is considering tabling a last-minute bid for a $10bn (£7.7bn) American cancer drug developer, which has become a target for some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. Medivation, which last week opened its books

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Trade deals, job cuts, protectionism warning
    Fri 08 July 2016 06:46
    (ShareCast News) - The Business Secretary begins a round the world tour of Britain's key trading partners, as he flies to India with a view to forging new links across the globe after the EU referendum. Sajid Javid will land in Delhi to begin preliminary

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: China deal, pension deficits, BT, Amazon
    Thu 07 July 2016 07:13
    (ShareCast News) - Chinese officials are open to launching trade negotiations with Britain in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, raising hopes that the UK's economy can receive a boost after it leaves the EU. Critics of Brexit warned that the UK could find

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Sterling, ITV, BT, Ofcom, Network Rail
    Wed 06 July 2016 07:19
    (ShareCast News) - The pound plumbed new depths against the dollar and investors rushed for the perceived havens of gold and government bonds as financial turmoil intensified in the wake of the UK's Brexit vote, with sterling hitting $1.2798 in early Asia


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Articles on the economy and stock markets

Lloyds shares tumble as Brexit uncertainty hits outlook

Lloyds shares tumble as Brexit uncertainty hits outlook

28 July 2016
We look at today’s results from Lloyds Banking Group and what they mean for shareholders.


Three key signals for dividend investors and five stocks they highlight

Three key signals for dividend investors and five stocks they highlight

27 July 2016
We look at the ratios investors need to understand and use them to find five promising income stocks.


Falling confidence or business as usual? What Brexit means for UK businesses and the impact of a weaker pound

Falling confidence or business as usual? What Brexit means for UK businesses and the impact of a weaker pound

26 July 2016
Senior currency analyst Chris Saint looks at the implications of sterling’s post-referendum fall for UK companies.