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  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Mental health, UK tax rules, banks
    Thu 26 October 2017 07:16
    (ShareCast News) - About 300,000 people with a long-term mental health problem lose their jobs each year, a review commissioned by Theresa May has found. The Thriving at Work report, published on Thursday, puts the annual cost to the UK economy of poor me

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Poundland, Twitter, Saudi Arabia
    Wed 25 October 2017 07:33
    (ShareCast News) - Poundland is being forced to redesign its copycat Toblerone bar, but can sell half a million of the lookalike chocolate this Christmas after reaching a sweet deal with the Swiss original's owners. In July, the budget chain was forced to

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, Dr Martens, Saudi Aramco
    Tue 24 October 2017 07:15
    (ShareCast News) - Sir Hector Sants, a former chief City regulator, is due to give evidence to the high court in private in relation to a case brought by Lloyds Banking Group shareholders over the information they were provided at the time of the HBOS tak

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Budget crunch, wages, manufacturers, GKN, Spire, BT
    Mon 23 October 2017 07:02
    (ShareCast News) - Philip Hammond has been warned by cabinet colleagues that he faces an ambush on the budget from Tories who want him out. Senior government figures fear that the chancellor has become so toxic that he does not have sufficient authority t

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Spire, Mediclinic, Rolls-Royce, Brexit, SSE, GKN
    Sun 22 October 2017 18:53
    (ShareCast News) - A South African healthcare provider is plotting a £1.3bn swoop on Spire Healthcare, Britain's largest chain of private hospitals. Mediclinic International is working with advisers from Morgan Stanley on a possible offer, according to C

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Pensions, HBOS, Royal Mail, M&S mortgages
    Fri 20 October 2017 07:28
    (ShareCast News) - One of the most ambitious IT projects ever undertaken in financial services, to provide individuals with an online "pensions dashboard" covering all the schemes they may have, has been given the go ahead by the government. The Departmen

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Low pay, Lloyds, Bombardier, BP
    Thu 19 October 2017 07:27
    (ShareCast News) - Britain's low pay culture traps people in poorly paid jobs and prevents them from escaping into full-time work with better pay, according to a major study by the government-backed body that tracks social mobility. Only one in six worker

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Sainsbury's, Rio Tinto, Monarch
    Wed 18 October 2017 07:25
    (ShareCast News) - Sainsbury's is axing 2,000 store and back office roles as the supermarket chain looks to slash costs by £500m amid an intensifying price war with Aldi and Lidl. The retailer is restructuring its HR departments, getting rid of 1,400 sto

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit dinner, Spain, Interserve, Lloyds
    Tue 17 October 2017 07:11
    (ShareCast News) - Theresa May's hopes of breaking a deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to be given a boost after she and Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to "accelerate" negotiations. The Prime Minister flew out to dinner with Mr Juncker, the President of the E

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Missing £490bn, May to Brussels, Chancellor's plans
    Mon 16 October 2017 07:04
    (ShareCast News) - Global banks and international bond strategists have been left stunned by revised ONS figures showing that Britain is £490bn poorer than had been 'assumed and no longer has any reserve of net foreign assets, depriving the country of it

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Saudi Aramco, IMF, new pound coins, Bank of England, EDF
    Sun 15 October 2017 17:57
    (ShareCast News) - Britain's largest investors have turned up the heat on the City watchdog over its controversial plan to allow Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant to float in London. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed bending stock mark

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: National living wage, energy prices, London fintech
    Thu 12 October 2017 07:24
    (ShareCast News) - More than 300,000 people on low incomes were given a pay boost by the government's new "national living wage", dispelling fears that the move to raise minimum salary levels would trigger widespread job losses. The Resolution Foundation

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Tesco, energy, RBS, Monarch
    Wed 11 October 2017 07:29
    (ShareCast News) - The sheer scale of supermarket firm Tesco meant the financial picture could change "overnight", a court has heard. Nicholas Purnell QC, for the defence, gave the example of March 2014 when the finance team forecast a monthly sales short

  • Monday newspaper round-up: ONS error, Brexit talks, BT, Just Eat
    Mon 09 October 2017 06:45
    (ShareCast News) - Pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates may be building more rapidly than first thought after a mistake by the Office for National Statistics led to domestic inflation being understated. On Friday, the ONS published an e

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: RBS, gambling, Brexit, Centrica, Mirror, EIS
    Sun 08 October 2017 16:30
    (ShareCast News) - Royal Bank of Scotland has been accused of pursuing "unrealistic" business lending targets that risk incentivising reckless lending. The taxpayer-owned bank, which is under intense political pressure to boost support to the economy, has

  • Friday newspaper round-up: OBR, Brexit, Tory coup, energy cap, Tesco
    Fri 06 October 2017 07:05
    (ShareCast News) - A severe revision to UK growth forecasts will drastically cut Phillip Hammond's wiggle-room in the upcoming Budget. A dramatic over-estimation of the UK's productivity levels over the past seven years by fiscal watchdog, the Office of B

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Airbnb, Merlin Entertainments, Royal Mail
    Thu 05 October 2017 07:49
    (ShareCast News) - A top official at the Bank of England has warned the government it has less than 12 weeks to agree a transition deal with the EU to prevent City firms starting to move jobs and business out of the UK. Sam Woods, a deputy governor at the

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Betting shops, Royal Mail, Uber, Tesco
    Wed 04 October 2017 07:13
    (ShareCast News) - Only a fifth of households can afford to buy the average new home in the south-east of England, according to research, which said affordable properties in the region should cost no more than £250,000. Savills, the property firm, said t

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit Secretary, banks, Monarch, G4S
    Tue 03 October 2017 07:28
    (ShareCast News) - David Davis plans to retire in 2019 and leave Boris Johnson to steer the UK through the transitional period. The Brexit secretary told friends that Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, "needs this to work more than I do" because h

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Catalan fallout, Monarch, EU banks, Nisa
    Mon 02 October 2017 07:05
    (ShareCast News) - Riot police who bludgeoned, kicked and fired rubber bullets at voters taking part in an illegal referendum in Catalonia yesterday acted within the law, the Spanish prime minister said. In a day of violence unprecedented in modern Spanis

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