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FTSE Closes In the Red As Brexit Debate Continues

12th June 2018

The Brexit debate is still ongoing, and all eyes are on the government as they are set to vote on key amendments to the Withdrawal Bill over the coming days. ... Read More

Firms to Be Asked to Justify Pay Gaps

10th June 2018

Large firms will soon be required to publish the pay gaps between their chief executives and their average workers, under some new proposed legislation. UK-listed companies that have more than 250 staff will be required to publish an annual report into their pay ratios, and to explain the gap between executive and worker pay. ... Read More

Brexit Woes Hamper Shares

9th June 2018

The FTSE 100 ended the week down slightly, marking its third straight week of declines, as there were concerns about the ongoing Brexit negotiations. ... Read More

Sainsbury’s Boss Criticised for Pay Rise

9th June 2018

Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe is facing criticism after taking a £1 million pay rise, while staff have been stripped of their benefits. The CEO will enjoy a pay package of £3.4 million, up from the previous year’s £2.4 million, while staff are being forced to “work well for less”. ... Read More

FTSE Under Pressure as Carnival and RBS Struggle

6th June 2018

The FTSE 100 slipped by 0.5 percent, pulling back from a two week high, with RBS and Carnival being two of the weaker performers. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Gains Following Strong US Jobs Data

1st June 2018

The FTSE 100 ended the day up by 0.31 percent, but was down slightly on the week, following some strong US Jobs data. The UK’s leading index gained 23 points on Friday, as other global equities also made gains. ... Read More

FTSE Falls By 1.26%

30th May 2018

The FTSE 100 slipped by 1.26 percent, as political turmoil hit Europe. The UK’s leading index fell by more than 97 points, and the FTSE 250 fell by 363 points, as investor sentiment became poor across the board. ... Read More

Sorrell Staging Dramatic Comeback

30th May 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell is to unveil plans to take over Derriston, just weeks after exiting WPP. The former chief executive is set to make a dramatic comeback to the stock market, just six weeks after departing WPP group, a departure which marked the end of his reign as the longest-serving chief executive in the FTSE 100. ... Read More

Dixons Carphone Issues Profit Warning

29th May 2018

Shares in Dixons Carphone fell by almost a quarter, as the company warned of a sharp decrease in profits over the start of this year. The retailer, who focuses on mobile phones and electrical goods, said that 2017-18 profits would be around £382 million, but that it expected profits for 2018-19 to drop to £300 million. ... Read More

Ex-Dividends Could Take 6 Points Off FTSE

28th May 2018

On May 31 several companies will go ex-dividend, and when that happens new investors will not qualify for the latest payout of dividends. The companies in the FTSE 100 that are due to go ex-dividend are Marks and Spencer, National Grid, and Taylor Wimpey. ... Read More

UK Economy Posts Poorest GDP Figures in Five Years

27th May 2018

The latest GDP figures for the UK proved to be incredibly disappointing. The Office for National Statistics announced the statistics last week, confirming their previous estimates - that growth has fallen to just 0.1 percent for the first quarter. They also stuck to their stance that the fall was not influenced massively by the “Beast from the East”. ... Read More

Ocado Set to Enter FTSE 100

27th May 2018

Online grocery company Ocado is set to be promoted to the FTSE 100, after seeing its value soar by approximately 60 percent over the last quarter. The results of the quarterly review of the FTSE indexes will be announced on Wednesday, but barring some massive changes in market capitalization over the next two days, the company will be joining the top flight. ... Read More

Anglo American Has Been Outperforming the FTSE

26th May 2018

Mining company Anglo American has been one of the top performers over the last year, having gained almost 68% over the last 12 months, while the FTSE 100 has risen by just three percent. While some believe that the mining company could continue to outperform the index, there are others who feel that the stock is long overdue to see a price correction. ... Read More

FTSE Reshuffle Could Harm UK Retailers

26th May 2018

Several major high street retailers are in danger of dropping out of not just the FTSE 100, but the FTSE All-Share index in the coming reshuffle. The quarterly reshuffle will see companies move up and down out of the major indices. The FTSE All-Share index combines the FTSE 100, the FTSE 250 and the small-caps. ... Read More

Marks and Spencer’s Failure to Adapt

24th May 2018

Marks and Spencer has announced falling profits. This has been an ongoing trend for the company in recent years, but what is it that has caused the company to flounder where others are succeeding? ... Read More

FTSE 100 Hits Record High

22nd May 2018

The FTSE 100 broke through the 7,800 barrier, hitting a record high on Monday, thanks to the news that the US - China trade war is entering a truce period. The UK’s leading index hit a new intra-day all-time high of 7,868 and while it shed some of those gains it still ended the day at 7,859.17 - an all-time intra-day high, boosted in part by a weakness in the pound. ... Read More

FTSE Strong In Run Up to Royal Wedding

19th May 2018

With the nation focused firmly on the royal wedding, the FTSE 100 performed well, ending the week at a 1.2 percent return, outperforming the wider markets. ... Read More

Glencore Facing Congo Probe

19th May 2018

The mining company Glencore saw its shares fall on Friday as more news surfaced over their dealings in the Congo. The company is facing a bribery probe into its copper operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... Read More

BOE Deputy Governor Warns the UK Economy Is ‘Menopausal’

17th May 2018

The Bank of England’s Deputy Governor has warned that the UK’s economy is entering a ‘menopausal’ phase. The comments, which were made as a part of a speech on the woes of UK industry, were met with a hostile response, with many calling them ‘lazy and sexist’. ... Read More

Barratt Developments Reports Positive Yearly Outlook

14th May 2018

Barratt Developments has reported that it has seen a strong start to the year so far, and that it expects that its full-year (which runs to the end of June) will be in line with expectations. The company enjoyed a broker upgrade after the report, and the optimism spread to other housebuilders also. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Enjoys Best Weekly Streak in 13 Years

12th May 2018

The FTSE 100 enjoyed its best weekly winning streak in 13 years, as a flurry of M&A activity helped the index to inch up on Friday. Zoopla owner ZPG gained 30 percent following the news of the $3 billion deal, and the FTSE 100 achieved its seventh straight week of gains. ... Read More

Brexit Deadlock Leads to Postponed Votes

11th May 2018

Theresa May has postponed votes on some key Brexit Legislation, as allies played down the possibility of any immediate agreement being reached over customs policy. It appears that, for now, Britain is still in a state of paralysis regarding key elements of the Brexit negotiations. ... Read More

FTSE Stable as Merger Mania Hits

9th May 2018

The FTSE 100 stood firm on Tuesday, as merger mania hit the news. Virgin Money gained 9% following the news that there had been a bid from CYBG, a rival bank. Meanwhile, Shire finally succumbed to a bid from Takeda, who had already made three prior offers for the company. Sky was also the subject of an offer, from US company Comcast. ... Read More

Imperial Brands Shares Gain Thanks to New Products

9th May 2018

Shares in Imperial Brands jumped on Wednesday, as the company reported that it was continuing to make significant progress in it’s next generation products, although profits and revenues were on the decline. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Stronger Following Poor US Jobs Data

6th May 2018

As we head into the new month, some of the first data to surface is the US non-farm payroll report. The data showed that the US non-farm payrolls grew by 164,000 during the month of April, and unemployment fell to 3.9 percent. ... Read More

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