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Just Eat Issues Profit Warning

23rd March 2018

The takeaway delivery company Just Eat served up a profit warning earlier this week, shocking investors who had previously been enjoying the euphoric rise of the company. Shares in Just Eat had hit a record high two weeks ago, putting the company’s market cap at £6 billion, after a surge of more than 250% since it floated just under four years ago. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Gender Gap Still an Issue

23rd March 2018

There are more people called David and Steve leading companies in the FTSE 100 than there are women or ethnic minorities in leadership positions. Currently, there are five ethnic minority chief executives and seven female chief executives. ... Read More

Deliveroo Announces 250 New UK Jobs

23rd March 2018

Food delivery company Deliveroo has announced that it will be adding 250 new jobs as a part of its expansion in the UK. The jobs will all be in the tech field, and include data scientists, software engineers, cyber security specialists and product designers. ... Read More

Diageo One of The Top US Companies for Women

23rd March 2018

Diageo North America has been named one of the top 60 Companies for Executive Women in 2018, according to the National Association for Female Executives. The NAFE is one of the country’s biggest associations for female professionals, and this is the seventh time that Diageo has made it on the association’s top list. ... Read More

Bitcoin Marketing Crackdown Continues

23rd March 2018

Google has announced that it plans to change its advertising rules for financial services, including cracking down on advertising for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, as of June. The ban will apply to search advertising as well as to ads on YouTube and on third party websites that Google is selling advertising space on. ... Read More

NEX Group Boosted By Takeover Bid

23rd March 2018

NEX Group’s shares soared by almost one third at the end of the trading week, following a takeover bid. Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 ended the week on a loss, in spite of strength in the energy and financials sectors. ... Read More

Unilever Distancing Itself From Britain

23rd March 2018

Unilever is a brand that is best known for products such as Dove soap and the Knorr range of stock cubes. The company also makes several more aspirational products, and has had a major office in the UK for quite some time. However, that is set to change as the company has chosen to open a new unified headquarters in Rotterdam. ... Read More

RBS Leads FTSE Risers

23rd March 2018

RBS Led the top performers in the FTSE 100, after chief Ross McEwan hinted that the lender may have plans to pay an interim dividend, if the investigations ongoing in the US into mortgage mis-selling are resolved before the deadline. ... Read More

Glencore Warns About Cobalt Crunch

23rd March 2018

Glencore is warning western carmakers to wake up about the fact that there are limited cobalt supplies and that if the situation continues they could be left behind by their rivals in China. ... Read More

FTSE and Dow Plunge in Afternoon Trading

23rd March 2018

After the new Fed chair Jerome Powell confirmed the rate hike that most investors had been expecting, there was an added blow as a more hawkish tone from his announcement hinted at increasingly aggressive tightening of rates either this year, or in 2019. His comments about economic growth and inflation backed this up, as did other policymaker concerns about trade policies and tariffs. ... Read More

US Media Giants Turning Their Eyes Towards Sky

22nd March 2018

Comcast has made a £22 billion bid for Sky, and this is just the latest move in a long saga. Rupert Murdoch has already sold his stake in Sky, and some 21st Century Fox assets to Bob Iger’s Disney. This move could have been simple, but now Comcast has confused the matter by throwing in a £22 billion takeover bid. ... Read More

Consumer Goods Shares Looking Strong

22nd March 2018

The consumer goods sector is showing some strength at the moment, meaning that old staples such as Tesco and Diageo are looking like attractive buys, while comparative upstarts such as Just Eat are also showing a lot of promise. ... Read More

FTSE Slips on Fed Rate Hike Fears

21st March 2018

The FTSE 100 ended Wednesday down slightly, to see February end with a monthly loss also, as investors remained concerned over the prospect of increasing borrowing costs in the United States, thanks to some comments made by new Fed Chairman Jerome Powerll. ... Read More

FTSE 250 Shake Up Vicims Include AA and Dignity

19th March 2018

The FTSE 250 reshuffle is set to take place, and among the companies set for demotion are the roadside assistance company AA, the funerals company Dignity. ... Read More

Ex Dividends to Take 8.5 Points off FTSE 100

17th March 2018

On March 1, several FTSE 100 listed companies will go ex-dividend. This means that new investors will not qualify for the forthcoming dividend payout. When this happens there is a typical adjustment by market-makers, and Reuters predicts that this adjustment will take approximately 8.48 points off the overall value of the index. ... Read More

Royal Mail Due to Return to FTSE 100

14th March 2018

Six months after demotion, Royal Mail is due to make a return to the FTSE 100, with the shopping centre owner Hammerson tipped to be one of the companies dropping out of the index during the forthcoming reshuffle. ... Read More

Galliford Try earns new £55m Housing Project

11th March 2018

Waterloo Housing Group has selected Galliford Try Partnerships to work on a 375 house project on a green field site located in Warickshire. The scheme will include up to 40% affordable housing, and the Partnerships arm will be serving as a development partner to complete the design, gain planning, and also prepare the site for construction. ... Read More

BHP Billiton Warns Against Unification Strategy

11th March 2018

BHP Billiton is speaking out against calls from an activist investor who is calling for an end to the company’s dual corporate structure. The company warns that unification could push it out of the FTSE 100. ... Read More

Lloyds Bank Bans Bitcoin Purchases on Credit Cards

7th March 2018

Earlier this month Lloyds Banking group banned credit card holders from using their cards to buy bitcoin, as the bank fears that it could be left with huge debts thanks to the falling value of the cryptocurrency. Lloyds Banking Group includes Lloyds, MBNA, Bank of Scotland and Halifax, and it is thought to be the first of the major UK banks to ban customers from purchasing cryptocurrencies. ... Read More

Hammerson to Leave FTSE 100

7th March 2018

Hammerson is set to fall out of the FTSE 100 during the next reshuffle, as the company has increased its exposure to the struggling shopping centre sector by purchasing Intu Properties. ... Read More

Lloyds Walks Away from Standard Life Contract

5th March 2018

Lloyds Banking Group has walked away from a £109 billion asset management contract which it had held with Standard Life and Aberdeen, leaving investors questioning the rationale behind the merger that created Standard Life Aberdeen. ... Read More

FTSE Recovers from Losing Streak

5th March 2018

The UK’s leading index recovered from a four week losing streak in the middle of January, bouncing back from a tentative sell-off. ... Read More

FTSE Climbs from a 14 Month Low

28th February 2018

The FTSE 100 has made a strong recovery this morning, however the UK’s leading index is still down by almost five percent on the month. UK stocks climbed on Monday, staging a rally alongside U.S. stocks. However the index is still at its lowest close since December 23rd, having shown a weekly fall of 4.7 percent. ... Read More

Lloyds Sets Ethnic Diversity Target

28th February 2018

Lloyds has become the first FTSE 100 listed company to set an ethnic diversity target. The bank aims to source 8% of its senior management from black, Asian or other minority ethnic backgrounds by 2020. ... Read More

FTSE Ends 1PC Down

27th February 2018

The FTSE 100 ended the trading day on Friday down by 1.3 percent, following on from a 1 percent loss on Thursday after the BoE announced that it would be holding interest rates for the short term - although it did indicate that rates may rise again in the near future. ... Read More

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