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  • Friday newspaper round-up: NHS, House prices, Energy supply, Google
    Fri 26 August 2016 07:01
    (ShareCast News) - NHS bosses throughout England are quietly drawing up plans for hospital closures, cutbacks and radical changes to the way healthcare is delivered in an attempt to meet spiralling demand and plug the hole in their finances, an investigat

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Apple tax, Sports Direct, Panama Canal
    Thu 25 August 2016 07:14
    (ShareCast News) - The US has launched a stinging attack on Brussels' tax investigations into Apple and other companies in an escalation of the transatlantic battle over alleged EU targeting of US multinationals. In a last-ditch shot before Brussels annou

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Fund outflows, North Sea Union, Berkeley Group
    Wed 24 August 2016 07:56
    (ShareCast News) - The immediate fallout from Brexit yielded the biggest outflow of funds from investment managers for at least three years in July as UK investors preferred to put their cash into safe havens. Figures from Morningstar, the financial data

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: British household debt, gender pay gap, China policy
    Tue 23 August 2016 07:31
    (ShareCast News) - Britain is facing a debt time bomb with more than 1.5 million households barely able to cover the interest payments on their personal loans, according to the TUC. The problem has ballooned in the past three years as families have taken

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit chaos, Nigeria oil, house prices, ITV-ETO
    Mon 22 August 2016 07:02
    (ShareCast News) - Leaving the EU may not not happen anytime soon given that civil servants charged with the task don't yet have an office and hold meetings in Starbucks. Some estimates suggest "full Brexit" may take 10 years and involve up to 10,000 peop

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Hinkley Point, energy bills, Deutsche Bank
    Fri 19 August 2016 07:10
    (ShareCast News) - Britain would be foolish to turn its back on the "golden era" of relations with China, Beijing's official news agency has claimed, dismissing concerns over Chinese involvement in the Hinkley Point nuclear project as "China-phobia". Sinc

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: British unis, Sage Group, cancer drugs
    Thu 18 August 2016 07:08
    (ShareCast News) - The value of commercial tie-ups between British universities and businesses has risen by more than 6 per cent to £4.2bn year-on-year, as higher education bodies seek out other ventures to compensate for leaner public funds. The Higher

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Apple, wind farm, tax avoidance
    Wed 17 August 2016 07:41
    (ShareCast News) - Apple plans to open its first research and development centre in China later this year, the latest in a series of steps to bolster its presence in a vital region as sales slow down. Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, revealed the plans

  • Newspaper round-up: More Brexit worries, pension schemes, BT, sugar tax
    Tue 16 August 2016 07:01
    (ShareCast News) - The pound dropped close to its lowest levels since the Brexit vote as markets braced themselves for hard evidence this week that the UK economy has been knocked off course by the decision to leave the EU. Sterling dropped half a per cen

  • Monday newspaper round-up: DS Smith, Sage, ITV, Lifetime Isa, house prices
    Mon 15 August 2016 06:59
    (ShareCast News) - One of Britain's leading captains of industry is to warn the new Brexit minister that he may be forced to relocate his £4 billion UK-based manufacturing group to the Continent if the government does not keep the country within the Euro

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit in 2019, bank regulation, ITV, William Hill
    Sun 14 August 2016 17:49
    (ShareCast News) - Britain could remain in the EU until late 2019, almost a year later than predicted, ministers have privately warned senior figures in the City of London. Theresa May has been expected to enact article 50 in January, setting in train the

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Tata Steel, Hinckley Point C, Gatwick
    Fri 12 August 2016 07:22
    (ShareCast News) - The business secretary flew to India for a secret meeting with the head of Tata Steel amid growing concern over the future of the Port Talbot steelworks. Greg Clark met Cyrus Mistry, the chairman of Tata Steel and of its parent company,

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: UK housing, energy, Hinkley Point
    Thu 11 August 2016 07:12
    (ShareCast News) - The number of homes on the market hit a record low in July as house price growth slumped on the uncertainty in the wake of the Brexit referendum. The level of market activity, such as the amount of new buyer inquiries and the number o

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: City jobs freeze, falling land prices, 'heatwave' boost
    Wed 10 August 2016 07:12
    (ShareCast News) - The City jobs market is in the doldrums as a result of the Brexit referendum, as banks and other finance firms freeze hiring amid the economic uncertainty. The number of new jobs on the market dived by 27% compared with July of 2015, ac

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: China warning, retailers, EDF threat, EU deal
    Tue 09 August 2016 07:02
    (ShareCast News) - China has issued its sternest warning yet to the UK that bilateral ties stand at a "crucial historical juncture" over London's deferral of an £18bn nuclear power project. Liu Xiaoming, China's ambassador to the UK, drew a clear link be

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, new post-Brexit data, banks
    Mon 08 August 2016 06:59
    (ShareCast News) - Thousands of retail investors are likely to be denied the chance of buying shares in Lloyds Banking Group at a discount as the government is expected to abandon the plan in the aftermath of market uncertainty caused by Brexit. The gover

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Interest rates, EU single market, IHG, Poundland
    Sun 07 August 2016 15:33
    (ShareCast News) - Savers face five more years of record-low returns, with investors betting that the Bank of England will not undo last week's interest rate cut before the end of the decade. City traders expect Bank governor Mark Carney to slash borrowin

  • Friday newspaper round-up: BoE, BoE, BoE
    Fri 05 August 2016 06:51
    (ShareCast News) - The Bank of England has done everything possible under the constraints of monetary orthodoxy to cushion the Brexit shock. It is now up to the British government to save the economy, and the sooner the better. Monetary policy is close to