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  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Iran, UK retailers, Funding Circle
    Sun 31 December 2017 19:37
    (ShareCast News) - Two people are understood to have been killed after Iranian security forces reportedly opened fire on anti-government demonstrators on Saturday as the largest protests seen in the country since 2009 continued for a third day. Reports of

  • Friday newspaper round-up: UK wages, lack of staff, RBS, Thomas Cook
    Fri 29 December 2017 07:01
    (ShareCast News) - Britain is set to have the worst wage growth of any wealthy nation next year, ranking behind Italy, Greece and Hungary, according to analysis by the TUC. The UK is forecast to come bottom from 32 Organisation for Economic Co-operation a

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Automation, business growth, Lloyds
    Thu 28 December 2017 07:10
    (ShareCast News) - The rise of the machine economy risks social disruption by widening the gap between rich and poor in Britain, as automation threatens jobs generating £290bn in wages. Jobs accounting for a third of annual pay in the UK risk being autom

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: house prices, Boxing Day sales, Odey
    Wed 27 December 2017 07:34
    (ShareCast News) - House price growth looks set to judder to a halt in 2018 or at best manage a small below-inflation rise, as the twin spectres of Brexit and rising interest rates put the brakes on the property market. Following what some have called a l

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Catalonia, Vauxhall, inheritance tax
    Fri 22 December 2017 07:19
    (ShareCast News) - Dave Lewis, the chief executive of Tesco, has "some explaining to do" about why the company did not reveal its inspectors had unearthed "major" process issues at a second 2 Sisters Food Group factory, an influential MP has said. The sup

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Agency workers, car manufacturing, Bitcoin
    Thu 21 December 2017 07:45
    (ShareCast News) - Agency workers are collectively underpaid by £400m a year compared to their full-time counterparts, with the pay gap costing temporary admin staff £990 a year on average, according to new research. The Resolution Foundation said the l

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: US tax bill, EU referendum, LSE, Saudi Aramco
    Wed 20 December 2017 07:45
    (ShareCast News) - Senate Republicans have passed a sweeping overhaul of the US tax code, placing Donald Trump on the brink of scoring his first major legislative victory. The Senate approved the $1.5 trillion tax bill, which includes permanent tax breaks

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Fat cat pay, Toys R Us, LSE
    Tue 19 December 2017 07:22
    (ShareCast News) - Several of Britain's best-known companies, including Burberry, Sky and Sports Direct, are included on a list ordered by the prime minister of firms rewarding bosses with "fat cat pay" and representing the "unacceptable face of capitalis

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Defence budgets, trade deal, house prices, LSE
    Mon 18 December 2017 07:35
    (ShareCast News) - Growing global tensions mean 'defence spending is about to hit its highest level since the Cold War peak of the Eighties. Data from IHS Markit Jane's defence analysts forecast that arms spending will hit $1.67 trillion in the coming y

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Poundland, Lloyds, Brexit, broadband, Amazon
    Sun 17 December 2017 18:42
    (ShareCast News) - The scandal-hit parent company of high street discount chain Poundland will this week face key creditors and insurers at a meeting that could determine the future of its British retail operations. Poundland is already under intense pres

  • Friday newspaper round-up: HS2, Airbus, Millennium & Copthorne
    Fri 15 December 2017 07:42
    (ShareCast News) - The US's top media regulator voted to end rules protecting an open internet on Thursday, a move critics warn will hand control of the future of the web to cable and telecoms companies. At a packed meeting of the Federal Communications C

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Ryanair, Uber, Walt Disney/21st Century Fox
    Wed 13 December 2017 07:47
    (ShareCast News) - The World Bank will end its financial support for oil and gas exploration within the next two years in response to the growing threat posed by climate change. In a statement that delighted campaigners opposed to fossil fuels, the Bank u

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Trump tax warning, oil pipeline, Comcast, wages
    Tue 12 December 2017 06:44
    (ShareCast News) - Philip Hammond has joined other EU treasury ministers in warning President Trump about tax plans that they say would breach international agreements and hammer the City of London. In a letter they express "significant concerns" that the

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, energy cap, fund charges, defence review
    Mon 11 December 2017 06:59
    (ShareCast News) - Theresa May will insist that "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed" on the terms of Brexit after the Irish government claimed that last week's preliminary deal is binding. The Prime Minister will say in the House of Commons on M

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Retail M&A, Unilever, Brexit trade deal, bitcoin, Apple
    Sun 10 December 2017 14:49
    (ShareCast News) - The City is beginning to talk excitedly about the prospect of a flurry of deals in UK retail as many of the big names seriously struggle, with the tipping being the expected green light for Tesco's takeover of wholesaler Booker. A tie-u

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Bitcoin, Asda, Pret, Buzzfeed
    Fri 08 December 2017 07:46
    (ShareCast News) - Bitcoin has been likened to Dante's Inferno by the chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland. As the digital currency surged towards $16,000, Sir Howard Davies suggested it should carry a similarly apocalyptic warning for investors. Davies

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: China, Brexit, zombie companies
    Thu 07 December 2017 06:46
    (ShareCast News) - Fears that China risks being the cause of a fresh global financial crisis have been highlighted by the International Monetary Fund in a hard-hitting warning about the growing debt-dependency of the world's second biggest economy. The IM

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, UK electoral laws, GE, Deliveroo
    Wed 06 December 2017 10:51
    (ShareCast News) - Theresa May is facing mounting pressure to secure a breakthrough in EU negotiations after the Democratic Unionist party expressed shock at the handling of the Irish border question and Brexit-supporting Conservatives said the time had c

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Housebuilders, LSE, RBS
    Tue 05 December 2017 07:41
    (ShareCast News) - More than one in six people working on housebuilding sites across Britain come from other EU countries, rising to half of site workers in London, according to a new report. A survey of 37,000 housebuilding workers across Britain shows 1

  • Monday newspaper round-up: BIS warning, Bitcoin, BT, AstraZeneca, Fox
    Mon 04 December 2017 07:12
    (ShareCast News) - Investors are ignoring warning signs that financial markets could be overheating and consumer debts are rising to unsustainable levels, the global body for central banks has warned in its quarterly financial health check. The Bank for I




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