Press round-up from ShareCast
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Apple, RBS, Tesco...
Wed 23 July 2014 06:54
Sales of the iPad have slumped to half their pre-Christmas high, with signs that demand for Apple's tablet computer may be in permanent decline. Despite a forecast-busting $7.7bn (£4.5bn) profit, the computing firm's shares dipped in after-hours trading
Tuesday newspaper round-up: Flight MH17, Forex market, Aldi...
Tue 22 July 2014 06:55
Four days after the Boeing 777 came crashing down into the fields of eastern Ukraine, the flight recorders from flight MH17 were finally handed over to the Malaysians at a surreal night-time ceremony in Donetsk, while the bodies of 282 victims began a slo
Monday newspaper round-up: Gaza, BSkyB, Royal Mail...
Mon 21 July 2014 07:03
US President Barack Obama has called for an "immediate ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476. The call came as Israel escalated its offensive which on Sunday claime
Sunday newspaper round-up: BSkyB, FX inquiry, GlaxoSmithKline
Sun 20 July 2014 17:41
BSkyB is putting the final touches to a plan to buy its sister companies in Italy and Germany and will announce the takeovers in the next two weeks, the Sunday Times reported. The deals will boost Rupert Murdoch's effort to buy Time Warner in the US becau
Friday newspaper round-up: Malaysia Airlines, Times Warner, UK banks...
Fri 18 July 2014 07:08
The president of Ukraine has accused pro-Russia rebels in the east of the country of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet with a ground-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board as the airliner exploded and rained down in fiery pieces over a rural
Thursday newspaper round-up: Time Warner, Shire, BMW...
Thu 17 July 2014 06:47
21st Century Fox, the entertainment conglomerate run by Rupert Murdoch, may have to raise its audacious $80 billion bid for Time Warner to secure the biggest media takeover since the dot-com boom. 21st Century Fox offered $86 per share in cash and shares
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Carney, Stansted, Microsoft...
Wed 16 July 2014 06:44
Mark Carney has rejected calls by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for a swift return to normal interest rates, lambasting the lauded Swiss institution for operating "in a vacuum" and "outside political and economic reality". The Governor of t
Tuesday newspaper round-up: William Hague, Retail sales, Scottish independence...
Tue 15 July 2014 06:55
William Hague is to stand down as foreign secretary with immediate effect and will take on the lesser role of leader of the House of Commons as David Cameron embarked on the most far reaching reshuffle of the parliament that was dubbed a new "night of the
Monday newspaper round-up: Sainsbury, Housing market, North Sea oil...
Mon 14 July 2014 07:23
The pension liabilities facing J Sainsbury could prevent the supermarket group from competing with rivals in the grocery price war, according to new research. The retailer is one of six FTSE 100 companies whose disclosed pension liabilities are now larger
Sunday newspaper round-up: Experian, Sports Direct, Shire
Sun 13 July 2014 12:24
Sir John Peace will suffer his third shareholder rebellion in three months this week when investors in Experian revolt over pay and succession plans at the credit checking company, the Sunday Times said. Peace will then have suffered rebellions at each of
Friday newspaper round-up: Burberry, Airlines, North Sea oil...
Fri 11 July 2014 07:21
Burberry is braced for a substantial protest vote at Friday's annual general meeting after the British luxury brand angered investors with a more than £20m pay deal for new chief executive Christopher Bailey. Investor groups Pirc and the Investment Manag
Thursday newspaper round-up: LSE, Lufthansa, Bank of England
Thu 10 July 2014 07:30
Qatar Holding is to trim its 15% stake in the owner of the London Stock Exchange by a third ahead of a $1.6bn rights issue by the British bourse to fund its acquisition of Russell Investments. The Middle East investor on Wednesday night instructed Citigr
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Shire, Shop prices, UK Homes
Wed 09 July 2014 07:26
AbbVie, the US pharmaceutical company, has had to retract comments by its Chief Executive about shareholder support for its bid for Shire after being caught out by UK takeover rules. Richard Gonzalez, Chief Executive and Chairman of AbbVie, was reported a
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Articles on the economy and stock markets
22 July 2014
The main British hopes might be out of the Tour de France, but sterling continues to lead the pack. Currency Analyst Chris Saint explains why.
15 July 2014
Senior Economist Ben Brettell discusses the implications of today's surprise jump in inflation.
11 July 2014
First State's highly regarded Asia Pacific team believe the future looks bright for the Indian economy and are finding more opportunities in India than at any time in recent memory.