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Tesco Shares Hit By Poorer Than Expected Profits

23rd October 2018

Shares in Tesco have fallen by 8% after the company reported that it had seen disappointing profits during the first half of the year. For that period, the company reported that pre-tax profits were up by 2.2 percent, to £564 million. ... Read More

Aston Martin To Fall Just Short of FTSE 100

23rd October 2018

Aston Martin is due to float publicly this week, but is expected to fall just short of the FTSE 100. The company has announced a narrowing of its share valuation, with the expected pricing now being between£20 and £18.5, a fall of 11 percent at the top end (down from £22.50), and a rise of 6 percent at the bottom end, up from £17.50. ... Read More

Investors React to Unilever’s Decision

23rd October 2018

Unilever has opted to back down from its plans to end its dual headed structure and opt for a single headquarters in the Netherlands. The decision to stick with the dual structure is one that has been met with positive sentiment by British shareholders, who were worried that the move out of the FTSE 100 would see them losing money. ... Read More

Former Tesco Managers on Trial Over Profit Claims

23rd October 2018

Two former Tesco managers are facing trial over an alleged fraud which has resulted in the company’s profits being overstated to the tune of a quarter of a billion pounds. ... Read More

WH Smith to Close Several High Street Stores

23rd October 2018

Retailer WHSmith will be closing several stores, and calling a halt to a number of initiatives that had been aimed at reviving its high street business, following a year of difficult trading conditions. ... Read More

Brexit Uncertainty Hitting UK Firms

23rd October 2018

UK businesses are starting to feel the bite of Brexit-related uncertainty, as companies are seeing slower exports, struggling with recruitment, and finding that investment plans are being scaled back. ... Read More

FTSE 10 Loses 10 Percent in 6 Months

23rd October 2018

The FTSE 100 fell into correction territory late last week, as the stock market saw a sell off that was prompted by fears of rising interest rates in the US. The Dow Jones continued its downward trend, closing down by 545.9 points, while the British Blue Chip index shed another 1.9 points. ... Read More

UK House Price Growth Slowing

23rd October 2018

UK house prices have increased by 3.2 percent, however the London property market is sluggish, and has seen a fall of 0.2 percent. While 3.2 percent is still growth, it is the slowest rate that the UK market has seen in fve years. ... Read More

ASOS Shares Bounce Back

23rd October 2018

Shares in British online fashion retailer ASOS have bounced back, as the company benefits from a shift to online shopping. The company is enjoying soaring profits, and has exceeded its forecasts for the year so far. In its recent report it said that it had enjoyed another year of double digit sales growth. The news has helped to boost shares in the company. ... Read More

House of Fraser to Close Landmark Manchester Store

23rd October 2018

House of Fraser is set to close its large Manchester Store, as its new owner, Sports Direct, says that the landlord of the site has refused to negotiate a new rent deal. The closure of the store will put over 160 jobs at risk. ... Read More

FTSE Close 35 Points Lower on Friday

20th October 2018

The FTSE 100 ended Friday down by 35 points, at 7,510, although it was still up by 0.26% over the whole week. ... Read More

FTSE Outperforms EU As Italy Faces Deficit Woes

18th October 2018

The FTSE 100 outperformed the broader European markets on Friday, as shares on the continent sustained steep losses. The Italian government has set a higher than expected budget deficit target, which could see Rome colliding with Brussels. ... Read More

FTSE Firms Failing to Report Climate Risk

17th October 2018

An independent review into the issue of climate change has found that BT, M&S and Unilever are leading the way when it comes to climate action, however most companies are not doing enough to safeguard the environment. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Struggles after Trade Tarrifs Kicked in

14th October 2018

The FTSE 100 got off to a difficult start to the week, as trade tariffs kicked in, destroying investor optimism. The UK’s leading index shed almost 32 points, to close at 7,458. The FTSE 250 also slipped, and US stocks were showing weakness as well. ... Read More

Brexit Concerns Weigh on Car Industry

14th October 2018

The UK’s car manufacturing industry has seen declines for the third consecutive month, reporting a fall of 12.9 percent in August compared to the same time in the previous year. ... Read More

Mike Ashley Blames Greed for House of Fraser Closures

12th October 2018

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has spoken out against greedy landlords, who he feels have led to the closure of three House of Fraser branches. Ashley bought the retailer out of administration in a £90 million deal. He has announced that 15 sites which had previously been earmarked to be closed will now remain open. ... Read More

Sainsbury’s - Asda Merger Referred for More Investigation

10th October 2018

The Competition and Markets Authority has referred the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda for an in-depth investigation. The CMA has confirmed, after completing its Phase 1 investigation, that the proposals raise sufficient concerns to warrant a more in-depth review. ... Read More

Economists Warn of New Financial Crisis

9th October 2018

Economists are warning that we are seeing the beginnings of another financial crisis - one that could be worse than the global meltdown seen in 2008. ... Read More

Why Investors are Upset About Unilever Move

4th October 2018

Investors are upset over the plans to move Unilever’s HQ, in what they see as a ‘takeover’ of the company which will leave them not receiving compensation for the change. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Gains as Carney Hints at Rate Hike

3rd October 2018

The UK’s leading index gained 19 points, up to 7,303, as BoE governor Mark Carney warned on the potential impact of Brexit. Carney hinted that if the UK leaves the EU without securing a deal, rates may need to rise. ... Read More

FTSE Declines as Pound Gains

30th September 2018

The FTSE 100 closed lower slightly, as the Bank of England opted to keep interest rates on hold, and the pound showed some strength against the dollar. ... Read More

No Deal Brexit Could Hold up Food at Borders

29th September 2018

Food and livestock could be delayed at borders in the UK if a no-deal Brexit occurs, warns the National Audit Office. ... Read More

FTSE Knocked By Pound Boost

27th September 2018

The FTSE 100 slipped slightly on Wednesday as the pound benefited from a boost following Brexit deal rumors. The pound has taken a beating over the last few weeks, but it recently recovered, gaining 1% against the dollar, and 0.5 % against the Euro. ... Read More

FTSE Held Back By Trade Fears

27th September 2018

The FTSE 100 rose by just three points during the early hours of trading this morning, with trade fears holding back profits on the index. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Set to Stay Unchanged

25th September 2018

For the first time in twelve years, the FTSE 100 is set to remain unchanged during the next quarterly reshuffle. The UK’s leading index gets re-evaluated on a quarterly basis. The FTSE 100 is a list of the 100 biggest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange based on market capitalization, with the FTSE 250 being the 250 next biggest companies. ... Read More

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