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  • Friday newspaper round-up: BoE, BHS, Heathrow
    Fri 01 July 2016 07:38
    (ShareCast News) - The governor of the Bank of England sent bond yields to fresh record lows and the pound sliding after he signalled more quantitative easing and indicated interest rates would be cut to cushion the economy from the impact of Brexit. The

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Theresa May, City hiring, BT, MyLocal
    Thu 30 June 2016 07:25
    (ShareCast News) - Theresa May will on Thursday launch her bid to become prime minister with a promise to restore business confidence and stability to a country reeling from last week's Brexit vote. The home secretary is running as the "safe pair of hands

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Pensions, Vodafone, BHS, Port Talbot
    Wed 29 June 2016 07:16
    (ShareCast News) - There was something different about David Cameron's last EU supper. The mood was good-tempered, the jibes few and far between, the atmosphere sober but for the occasional laugh. Emerging from the British prime minister's three-hour summ

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: $3trn lost, AAA rating, EU negotiation, banks
    Tue 28 June 2016 06:56
    (ShareCast News) - Global stock markets lost a record $3trn in the past two trading days after a sharp sell-off in equities around the world in response to the UK referendum vote to leave the EU. Observers said the falls on the first day after the vote on

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Soros and Roubini, bank Brexit, National Grid
    Mon 27 June 2016 08:27
    (ShareCast News) - Disintegration of the European Union is practically irreversible after Britain's decision to leave, according to the man who banked a £1 billion profit after betting on a collapse in the pound in 1992. George Soros, the financier who a

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Rate cut, City exodus, pensions, LSE, RBS and Lloyds
    Sun 26 June 2016 15:03
    (ShareCast News) - The Bank of England is set to slash interest rates and even restart its money-printing programme to stimulate a slowing economy after the vote for Brexit, the Sunday Times reported. A cut in Bank rate is now viewed as a near-certainty b

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Brexit, Brexit
    Fri 24 June 2016 07:18
    (ShareCast News) - As Europe wakes up to the news that Britain has voted to leave the EU, reactions from the UK's leading business groups have started to pour in. The Institute of Directors admits that the referendum result may not have been the one most

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit banks, Brexit views, Brexit traders, National Grid, CMA
    Thu 23 June 2016 07:19
    (ShareCast News) - City banks have reportedly drawn up a list of demands for politicians if the UK leaves the EU today, calling for the slashing of red tape, open borders and a push to underpin the country's status as a financial centre outside the EU. Co

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Amazon, BHS, MyLocal
    Wed 22 June 2016 07:27
    (ShareCast News) - Whitehall is preparing for the biggest bureaucratic upheaval for a generation in the event of a Leave vote, as the engine of British government is reconfigured and centralised to cope with an EU exit. While informal planning is kept to

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Soros, Brexit, ECB, disposable income
    Tue 21 June 2016 07:05
    (ShareCast News) - The world's most famous currency speculator has warned that a vote on Thursday for Britain to leave the EU would trigger a bigger and more damaging fall for sterling than the day he forced Britain out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism almo

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Sterling, City jobs, Williams & Glyn, CMA
    Mon 20 June 2016 07:06
    (ShareCast News) - The British pound was powering ahead in Asian morning trading on Monday as the latest opinion polls on Britain's EU referendum showed the two camps running neck and neck. In previous weeks, the campaign for the UK to vote in favour of l

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit bets, airlines, CMA probes, Lloyds lock-up
    Sun 19 June 2016 17:54
    (ShareCast News) - Currency traders are betting sterling will slip to an all-time low against the euro of €1.05-1.20 if Britain votes to leave the European Union, eclipsing Black Wednesday in 1992. Currency contracts have recently suggested that investo

  • Friday newspaper round-up: National Grid, Barclays, Brexit
    Fri 17 June 2016 07:16
    (ShareCast News) - MPs are calling for National Grid, the company that runs Britain's electricity system, to be broken up in a radical move they say could transform the UK's energy supply. Members of the cross-party energy select committee have said they

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, BHS, PPI
    Thu 16 June 2016 07:20
    (ShareCast News) - The chiefs of some of Britain's biggest employers have threatened legal action against the official EU Leave campaign, after it included their corporate logos in a taxpayer-funded referendum leaflet implying that they supported Brexit.

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Osborne, BHS, Kingfisher
    Wed 15 June 2016 07:23
    (ShareCast News) - George Osborne will threaten today to put 2p on the basic rate of income tax, raise fuel duty and slash spending on health, education, defence and pensions in an emergency budget in the weeks after a Brexit vote. In the Remain campaign'

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Sterling, retail jobs, Barclays, Apple
    Tue 14 June 2016 06:55
    (ShareCast News) - Mounting fears that Britain will vote to leave the European Union this month have sent the cost of insurance against a collapse in the pound soaring. As the pound collapsed back towards $1.40, traders have been hedging themselves, with

  • Monday newspaper round-up: BHS, Sports Direct, Sky, National Grid
    Mon 13 June 2016 06:57
    (ShareCast News) - Retail tycoon Mike Ashley has opened a new front in the war of words surrounding the fate of BHS, claiming there is still time to save thousands of jobs as he made a third approach for the collapsed department store chain once owned by

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit warnings, Rio Tinto copper, Sports Direct
    Sun 12 June 2016 17:19
    (ShareCast News) - The Bank of England will face huge pressure to cut interest rates to new lows if Britain opts to quit the EU, according to international investors cited by the Sunday Times. With online and phone polls indicating the result is too close

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Boots, Brexit, Sky
    Fri 10 June 2016 07:15
    (ShareCast News) - Boots has parted company with the boss of its UK operation weeks after a Guardian investigation revealed concerns about its business practices. The pharmacy chain's US parent company, Walgreens Boots Alliance, said Simon Roberts would b

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: JCB, Amazon, house prices
    Thu 09 June 2016 07:47
    (ShareCast News) - One of Britain's leading businessmen has told his 6,000 employees in the UK that there is "very little to fear" from leaving the European Union and he is confident that the country can "stand on its own two feet". In the first such lett


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Five share ideas for a post-referendum portfolio

Five share ideas for a post-referendum portfolio

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Steve Clayton suggests five companies for investors to consider after the vote to leave the EU.


How did some companies avoid the Brexit sell-off?

How did some companies avoid the Brexit sell-off?

1 July 2016
George Salmon looks at the disparity in performance between different areas of the market over the past week.


 Client case study - offsetting the future cost of helping my children financially

Client case study - offsetting the future cost of helping my children financially

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HL client Steve Baker talks about why and how he invests for his family’s future.