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  • Friday newspaper round-up: oil tax, Google, Sports Direct, Hasbro/Mattel
    Fri 05 February 2016 07:20
    (ShareCast News) - Partners at top London law firms are charging as much as £1,000 an hour - the highest rate ever recorded, according to researchers. Hourly rates for partners at leading commercial law firms have risen in real terms from as much as £59

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Hutchison, house prices, Sports Direct, SSE
    Thu 04 February 2016 07:20
    (ShareCast News) - Mobile phone prices for tens of millions of UK customers would be frozen for five years as part of a £5bn investment drive by Li Ka-shing's CK Hutchison to win over competition watchdogs to its £10.5bn acquisition of O2. The merger of

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: EU, British Gas, Yahoo, Nationwide
    Wed 03 February 2016 07:18
    (ShareCast News) - David Cameron will launch a two-week political campaign on Wednesday to sell to sceptical Conservative MPs and wary European Union leaders the "new settlement" he hopes will persuade Britain to stay in the bloc. The prime minister argue

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: North Sea, Alphabet, easyFoodstore, Matalan
    Tue 02 February 2016 07:10
    (ShareCast News) - As many as 50 North Sea oil and gasfields could cease production this year after a collapse in crude prices to 12-year lows, industry experts have warned. This would accelerate the North Sea's decline, potentially bringing forward billi

  • Monday newspaper round-up: O2, Barclays/Credit Suisse, Hitachi on Brexit
    Mon 01 February 2016 07:12
    (ShareCast News) - The British telecoms regulator has urged Brussels to block the proposed merger of telecoms operators O2 and Three, which it fears will send mobile phone bills for users in the UK sharply higher. Writing in the FT ahead of Europe's first

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Sainsbury-Home Retail, RBS, IHG, Ladbrokes
    Sun 31 January 2016 16:24
    (ShareCast News) - As Tuesday's takeover deadline approaches, Sainsbury's has made a bid of 150p per share for Argos owner Home Retail Group, which is shy of the 170p apparently being demanded. The Sunday Telegraph cited sources that suggested a middle-gr

  • Friday newspaper round-up: EU referendum, Barclays, BIS, SSE,
    Fri 29 January 2016 07:11
    (ShareCast News) - David Cameron is making a dash for a June EU referendum on the basis of a draft reform deal that creates an "emergency brake" on migrant benefits, a compromise Eurosceptics are already denouncing as a British climbdown. After months of

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Google, oil, privatisation, Drax
    Thu 28 January 2016 07:09
    (ShareCast News) - Google and Apple have fought back in the row over the big tech groups' tax regimes, saying they are being unfairly targeted as the public backlash over the controversy escalates. Google on Wednesday defended its £130m settlement with B

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Sainsbury, Facebook, Santander, EDF
    Wed 27 January 2016 07:12
    (ShareCast News) - J Sainsbury is close to securing the support of its largest investor for a renewed bid for Home Retail Group as pressure mounts ahead of a looming takeover deadline. The Times understands that the Qatar Investment Authority, which owns

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: UK power, Tesco, Google, OPEC
    Tue 26 January 2016 07:20
    (ShareCast News) - Mario Draghi has launched a staunch defence of the European Central Bank's aggressive monetary easing, in a fresh bid to counter criticism of the policy. The ECB president signalled last week that his central bank was prepared to cut ra

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, dividends, Unilever, HSBC
    Mon 25 January 2016 07:13
    (ShareCast News) - A British exit from the EU would isolate the country's scientists and reduce its influence in medicine, global pharmaceuticals executives have warned, as David Cameron fights for a deal in time for a June referendum. The warning by exec

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: HMRC's new tax deals, Tesco's debt, Sainsbury's
    Sun 24 January 2016 16:11
    (ShareCast News) - In the wake of Google's £130m tax settlement with the UK taxman, other giant US corporations are close to shaking hands on their own deals. HM Revenue & Customs officials have confirmed to the Sunday Times that Amazon, Facebook, Micros

  • Friday newspaper share tips: Chemring, Pearson
    Fri 22 January 2016 13:20
    (ShareCast News) - For a manufacturer of devices to protect from improvised explosive devices, Chemring has been running into too many 'unknown' negative factors of late for comfort.

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Oil prices, robots, UK auto industry
    Fri 22 January 2016 07:07
    (ShareCast News) - Saudi Arabia has described the collapse in oil prices to below $30 as "irrational" and expects the market to recover in 2016 even as the country continues to keep production high. Khalid al-Falih, chairman of state oil company Saudi Ara

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: IMF, Barclays, auto industry, Asda
    Thu 21 January 2016 07:06
    (ShareCast News) - UK chancellor George Osborne has formally nominated Christine Lagarde to serve a second five-year term as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, in an early move designed to create unstoppable momentum behind her. It came

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Facebook, Post Office, steelmakers
    Wed 20 January 2016 07:11
    (ShareCast News) - Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook is set to urge Europe to create a "pro-innovation" environment unhampered by "poorly designed regulation," in the latest warning from Silicon Valley that the continent is cutting itself off from the digital r

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: UK start-ups, exports, interest rates, China data
    Tue 19 January 2016 07:09
    (ShareCast News) - Chinese investors are on the hunt for the UK's next unicorns - start-ups that reach a $1bn valuation - with the launch of a £500m, London-based venture capital fund to invest in European technology companies. Launched by Cocoon Network

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Rightmove, Tata, Uber, Clydesdale bank
    Mon 18 January 2016 07:07
    (ShareCast News) - More properties have become available for first-time buyers and prices have stopped rising, in what the property website Rightmove says is the first evidence that the chancellor's clampdown on buy-to-let is working. Rightmove said there

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Iran worries, bank start-ups, National Grid, Argos
    Sun 17 January 2016 16:32
    (ShareCast News) - Tumbling Middle East stock markets in the wake of the lifting of Iran's economic sanctions have set the scene for another white-knuckle ride on the FTSE 100 in the coming week. The possibility of a new wave of oil flowing from Iran oil

  • Friday newspaper round-up: BHP Billiton, Massive immigration, State pensions
    Fri 15 January 2016 06:59
    (ShareCast News) - BHP Billiton has announced a multi-billion-dollar writedown of its US assets as the commodities giant struggles with plummeting prices. The company could be forced to halve its dividend to weather the storm in the commodities sector, bl


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