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  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Ukraine, BP, Reckitt Benckiser
    Thu 17 April 2014 06:38
    In a clash overnight with Ukrainian authorities, three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 wounded. The incident took place at a military installation in the southeastern city of Mariupol. It marked the bloodiest day yet since Kiev began its anti-te

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Ukraine, Lloyds, Yahoo
    Wed 16 April 2014 07:20
    In the early hours of the morning Ukraine began its "anti-terrorist" operation in the northern part of the Donetsk region. The country's President described it as "phased, responsible and balanced". Ukrainian military units took up positions around the re

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Barclays, Wheat, High-frequency trading
    Tue 15 April 2014 06:33
    In an attempt to placate shareholders' ire over the recent 10 per cent increase in its bonus pool, Barclays is to announce that it will change the head of its remunerations committee, Sir John Sunderland. He is to be replaced by Crawford Gillies, a direct

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Home prices, Iranian oil, Punch Taverns
    Mon 14 April 2014 07:07
    Asking prices for homes in the UK have risen by 7.3 per cent over the past 12 months, according to Rightmove and can be expected to rise by an additional 7.4 per cent this year, a new report from the E&Y ITEM Club says. However, the pace of increases is e

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Lloyds Banking, Rio Tinto, Tesco
    Sun 13 April 2014 16:14
    Lloyds Banking Group is planning to begin the sale of its TSB division in mid-May despite recent market ructions, the Sunday Telegraph said. The initial public offering would see TSB listed on the stock exchange by the end of May. Some investors are quest

  • Friday newspaper round-up: RBS, Tesco, BP
    Fri 11 April 2014 07:18
    The Government could start selling down its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland this year, according to City analysts, after the taxpayer-backed lender agreed a deal with the Treasury that could lead to the return of dividend payments. The deal to scrap the D

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: RBS, Co-op, Annuities
    Thu 10 April 2014 07:08
    Royal Bank of Scotland secured a landmark deal with the European Union last night which paves the way for it to eventually begin repaying dividends to shareholders. Under the EU ruling, RBS will pay the UK government 320 million pounds in the next 45 days

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Ukraine, Just Eat, Pension
    Wed 09 April 2014 07:17
    There are signs of disarray amongst some of the groups of armed radicals who have dug in behind reinforced barricades in several cities in eastern Ukraine. However, on Tuesday Russia warned the new government in Kiev against the use of force to make them

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Ukraine, Co-op Bank, Tesco
    Tue 08 April 2014 07:04
    There may be a faint glimmer of progress in the Ukraine. Following a telephone conversation between the US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, a meeting which will include European and Ukrainian officials has been arranged for withi

  • Monday newspaper round-up: IMF, Business investment, Consumer spending
    Mon 07 April 2014 07:14
    Almost one year ago the International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged the Chancellor George Osborne to abandon austerity and implement a so-called 'Plan B' to stimulate growth. However, as he prepares to head to the US this week, for the IMF's spring meetings,

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Insurance, Sports Direct, Tesco
    Sun 06 April 2014 08:57
    The Financial Conduct Authority ignored Bank of England warnings that it had created a false market in insurance shares for more than five hours, the Sunday Times writes. A newspaper report that the FCA planned a clampdown on insurance policies going back

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Top rate of tax, SSE, RBS
    Fri 04 April 2014 07:31
    George Osborne is facing demands to cut the top rate of tax again to 40p after figures suggested the wealthy had paid more tax since he cut the 50p rate. The amount raised from top-rate taxpayers is expected to increase by 9bn pounds in 2013-14, the year


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How to profit from the UK recovery

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19 March 2014
The UK economy appears to be on the road to recovery. Is this recovery sustainable? And, if so, how might investors profit?


Budget 2014: a boost for pensions and ISAs

Budget 2014: a boost for pensions and ISAs

19 March 2014
The Chancellor has announced a raft of changes designed to help savers and investors. We summarise the main points.


Revealed: the world's most expensive place to live

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