Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Brexit uncertainty prompts employers to cut graduate jobs

Uncertainty over Brexit has caused many of the UK’s most prestigious employers to significantly cut their recruitment of graduates, resulting in a fall in the number of new graduate jobs for the first time...

Dominic Grieve says he has had death threats after Brexit rebellion

Tory MP whose amendment led to defeat for Theresa May reports incidents to police, and questions Daily Mail’s reporting of vote The Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has received death threats after leading a parliamentary rebellion...

Ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reveals new project: a ‘job creation’ fund

Kalanick says fund called 10100 is to invest in real estate, ‘emerging innovation’ in China and India, and ‘the future of cities’ Nine months after he was forced to resign as CEO of Uber, Travis...

GVC faces shareholder rebellion over £67m paid to two bosses

The gambling company that owns Ladbrokes Coral and Foxy Bingo faces a bruising shareholder rebellion over the “excessively disproportionate” £67m paid to two of its bosses. GVC, a FTSE 250 company with its headquarters on...

Provident Financial shares plunge after second profit warning

Chief executive Peter Crook quits and doorstep lender cancels dividend after slump in debt collection rate to 57% Provident Financial’s stock market value has more than halved after the doorstep lender issued its second profit...

US factory growth hits 13-year high, but UK economy ‘loses momentum’ – as it...

And finally.... European stock markets mostly ended the day higher, although Spain was dragged down by worries over how Catalonia’s push for independence may develop. In London, the FTSE 100 closed 66 points higher at...

German trade surplus widens; Bank of England warns lenders; Greece gets loan – as...

And finally, the head of Europe’s bailout mechanism is dropping some hints that Greece could potentially return to the financial markets. Klaus Regling, head of the European Stability Mechanism, says it would be wise for...

Markets hit new highs over Trump’s change of tone on Japan and China

Signs of a “more emollient tone” from Donald Trump towards Japan and China, along with news that the European commission had raised its growth forecasts for the eurozone and UK economies, combined to send...

FTSE falls to 16-week low after North Korea missile test and storm Harvey

Markets fall in Paris, Frankfurt and on Wall Street as investors flee to safe haven assets including gold amid global tensions The FTSE 100 tumbled to a 16-week low as investors reacted to North Korea’s...

Don’t relax rules on City after Brexit, Mark Carney warns

Bank of England governor predicts financial sector will thrive after Brexit but says there can be no return to the lax pre-2007 regime The governor of the Bank of England has predicted that the financial...

Clouds gather over UK economy as data points to lacklustre growth

Britain’s economy made a lacklustre start to the the second quarter, according to official figures on Friday that added to gloom about the UK’s growth prospects following the inconclusive election results. Manufacturing output and...

Imagination puts itself up for sale amid Apple dispute

Shares in British chip designer Imagination Technologies rallied 20% after the company, which is in dispute with Apple, put itself up for sale. The Hertfordshire firm, which designs the graphics processors used in smartphones and...

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UK retail sales rise eases pressure on high street

Slight uplift in February is not enough to make up for weak December and January Tough trading conditions for Britain’s hard-pressed retail sector eased slightly in February, according to official figures showing the first increase...

Unilever takes steps to fend off renewed bid from Kraft Heinz

Unilever has upgraded profit margin expectations and announced a “comprehensive review of options” to improve value for shareholders in an apparent effort to shore itself up against a renewed bid from the US food...

UK faces new £20bn budget black hole –as it happened

European markets end mixed In an uncertain day ahead of a busy week, the Spanish stock market bucked the trend and jumped sharply on hopes that the Catalan independence crisis could be resolved. A positive...

Oil price trapped below $50 as market is left roiled by rattled nerves

The oil market staged a dramatic rebound following a plunge to five month lows by swinging almost $3 higher in a matter of hours - but the oil price remains below $50 as the...

FTSE 100 closes at new high in longest-ever winning streak

The FTSE 100 reached another new peak on Tuesday and broke a near 20-year record for its longest run of closing highs. The index jumped 37.70 points or 0.52% to end the day at 7,275,...

The two industries that are getting the worst of consumer complaints

Fraud, home improvement and used cars were dubbed the three “worst” consumer problems, based on the number of complaints, the monetary value involved, the effect on victims or “the sheer outrageousness of the situation.” The survey is...

Up to 5m Saks and Lord & Taylor customers at risk after data breach

Breach began about a year ago by hacking group JokerStash or Fin7 Cleverly crafted phishing emails were sent to company employees A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth...

As the interest-only mortgage crisis hits, here’s how you can avoid the heartache

With many thousands of people in the same boat, we run the rule over their best options Len and Val Fitzgerald won’t be the last people to find themselves staring down the possibility of losing...

LSE chief says he’ll stay as EU looks set to block Deutsche Börse merger

The London Stock Exchange chief executive has indicated he is ready to stay on at the company amid expectations that the controversial deal to merge with German rival Deutsche Börse will be blocked by...

World stock markets hit record highs as Japan and Spain rally – as it...

19h ago 17:34 European markets mixed but Spain soars Spain ended as the standout performer among European markets, despite the uncertainty over the standoff between Madrid and the Catalan independence seekers. At the very least, the...

Leaked Brexit impact report: key questions answered

As the government plays down the impact on its Brexit strategy, we examine the key points Why are the latest leaked forecasts so damaging? They spell out that all varieties of Brexit on offer would make...

6 odd roadside attractions, and how they stay in business

On a desolate stretch of Interstate 8, in the middle of California’s high desert, Ben Schultz is trying to run a business. Perched on an outcropping at 3,000 feet, his Desert View Tower is...

Magic Johnson launches infrastructure fund with eye on ‘rebuilding America’

Magic Johnson hopes he still has the scoring touch. The NBA great said Monday he has millions of dollars in an infrastructure investment fund — and is looking to put it to work around the...

Carillion has ‘no future without rights issue of at least £500m’

With shares down from 200p to 57p in a month, City doubts future of builder whose projects include Anfield and Battersea For many, the morning of 8 July promised a feast of sport: the British...

Big six energy companies routinely overcharging customers – exclusive

Analysis for the Guardian shows most companies charging customers the same after switching them to ‘cheaper’ tariffs The UK’s big six energy companies have been accused of dirty tricks after analysis for the Guardian revealed...

Festive bounce propels FTSE 100 to new all-time closing high

London’s benchmark index hit a new all-time closing high in the first day of trading since the Christmas break driven by strong gains in the mining sector. Despite thin volumes in quiet festive trading, the...

London property prices fall as much as 15% as Brexit effect deepens

Average price in Wandsworth dips more than £100,000 with falls of up to 15% in capital in 12 months House prices in parts of London that were once at the epicentre of the UK property...

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HSS Hire seeks £13m from investors to foot restructuring bill

Tool rental group HSS Hire has approached investors for £13m to fund its transformation programme as the company struggles to bring its costs under control. The company has conditionally placed just over 15.4 million shares...

BP profits leap by 71% as oil prices rebound

British energy giant also boosted by rising levels of oil and gas production BP’s profits jumped 71% during the first three months of the year, in the latest sign that the British oil company is...

London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse merger blocked by EU

The £21bn merger between the London Stock Exchange and its German rival Deutsche Börse has fallen apart after it was blocked by the European commission on the day that Britain served notice on its...

UK car production falls on Brexit fears and diesel sales slump

Number of vehicles built in March fell 13%, compared with a year ago, to 141,471 Car production in Britain has experienced a double-digit slump amid concern over falling diesel sales and the impact of Brexit...

Tech shares keep sinking amid concerns sector is slowing

Shares in technology companies – the driver behind recent record stock market gains – kept falling on Monday as investors worried the sector was running out of steam. On Friday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index,...

Bovis Homes hit by shareholder revolt over pay of interim chief

Shareholders voted 37.6% against remuneration report at annual meeting Bovis Homes has suffered a sizeable shareholder revolt over the pay package it awarded its interim chief executive for fighting off two hostile takeover bids and...

Sterling hits $1.40 for first time since Brexit vote

Upswing in global growth bumps up the pound as UK economy proves resilient despite concerns over leaving the EU The pound has reached its highest levels since before the Brexit vote, as a Guardian analysis...

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European shares off lows; Brazil-exposed stocks slump

European shares fell on Thursday, but ended off lows as jitters over political turmoil in the United States abated, while stocks exposed to Brazil were hit after a scandal embroiled the country's president. The STOXX...

Markets shrug off US inflation worries to make fresh gains

Last week’s steep drop in equity prices is fading memory despite predictions of US interest rate hikes New evidence of mounting US inflation has failed to derail the recovery from last week’s plunge in share...

Bitcoin bubble warnings grow louder as futures trading begins on CME – as it...

All the day’s economic and financial news, as cryptocurrency bitcoin joins the world’s largest exchange 20h ago 17:43 Closing summary: Bitcoin futures fall as CME trading begins Time for a recap. Bitcoin has made a subdued debut onto...

FTSE falters after record close but Worldpay and Lloyds lead risers

Ahead of the US jobs data later, leading UK shares are struggling to hit another record high. Two more days of closing highs would beat the eight-day record set in 1997, but so far the...

Firms touted as ‘top employers’ for women pay them less than men

Almost half of companies listed as best places to work as a woman report gender pay gap greater than national average Almost half of the companies included on a list of businesses feted as the...

Tiny US soft drinks firm changes name to cash in on bitcoin mania

Long Island Iced Tea Corp’s shares jump 432% after new name includes word ‘blockchain’, the currency’s ledger technology Shares in a tiny US soft drinks firm, Long Island Iced Tea Corp, have quadrupled in value...

Earnings a drag on European shares, though Vodafone lifts telcos

European shares retreated on Tuesday as disappointing earnings updates weighed on banks and pharma stocks, though a well-received outlook from Vodafone helped Britain's FTSE 100 touch a record high. Germany's DAX also hit a fresh...

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British shoppers reined in Christmas spending, official figures show

Spending fell 1.5% in December as consumers brought forward purchases to Black Friday British shoppers sharply reined in spending over the Christmas period, as Black Friday deals encouraged them to purchase presents earlier, rounding off...

Five reasons why global stock markets are surging

Investors are picking up on positive signals coming from US, China and Europe, and easing tensions over North Korea Global stock markets are at record highs, with the MSCI All Country World Index reaching a...

Isas back in favour after tax allowance hike

A new tax-free Isa allowance that comes into force next month will allow wealthy couples to put more than £70,000 beyond the reach of HMRC. Under previously announced changes, the current Isa allowance of £15,240...

Traders brace for bitcoin futures launch after wild week for currency

While some welcome regulated way to bet on or hedge against bitcoin, others warn risks remain to more than just investors The newest way to bet on bitcoin will be available later on Sunday when...

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US stock markets sink on China trade war fears

The major indexes as well as tech stocks tumbled despite Trump officials downplaying any likelihood new tariffs would be enacted Investors fled US stocks on Friday after Donald Trump threatened more tariffs against Chinese goods,...

Wall Street suffers worst day in months following Trump travel ban

US investors had their worst day in more than three months on Monday, as President Donald Trump’s orders to curb travel and immigration from some countries sparked falls in all the major stock markets. Trump...

UK car industry must be at the heart of Brexit negotiations, say MPs

Investment and thousands of jobs could be lost in booming automotive sector, committee warns The UK government must put the car industry at the heart of Brexit negotiations or risk the loss of thousands of...

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South Africa falls into recession, sending rand sliding – as it happened

European markets end lower Investors are being rather cautious ahead of Thursday’s UK election, ECB meeting and the testimony by ex-FBI boss James Comey. So most stock markets have fallen back again, while the dollar...

World’s wealthiest families keep getting richer as markets boom

Only a tiny number of super-rich families lost money last year, and three in four increased their fortunes, research finds Just 4% of the world’s richest families lost money last year thanks to booming stock...

Stock markets soar across Europe as FTSE clocks up new high

Stock markets across Europe soared as traders reacted to the defeat of an anti-EU candidate in Dutch elections and the latest interest rate announcement from the US central bank. The Federal Reserve accompanied its latest...

UK economy grew slower in first quarter of 2018 than last quarter of 2017

EY Item Club says uninspiring economy is ‘chugging along’ as inflation continues to drop The UK economy is set for another year of uninspiring growth in 2018, according to the latest forecasts from the EY...

SSE fined £1m for sending inaccurate customer statements

Ofgem says sum will go into consumer redress fund after bungle that hit 580,000 prepayment meter customers The big six energy supplier SSE has been ordered by regulators to pay out £1m for issuing more...

The shares to bring cheer in 2017

From companies whose fortunes are forecast to change for the better, to others predicted to maintain success, Telegraph writers offer their tips for the year ahead. James Quinn: Morrisons Food inflation. Digital sales. Weak sterling. These...

Murdoch’s Sky bid: what next for the media heavyweight?

After the regulators say deal is against the public interest, what are Rupert Murdoch’s options? What has happened to Rupert Murdoch’s bid to buy Sky? The UK competition regulator investigating Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7bn bid has said...

Stocks swing to lower close after Fed releases March minutes

U.S. stocks ended lower Wednesday, suffering a late selloff after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s March meeting showed policy makers plan to begin unwinding the central bank’s gigantic balance sheet before the end of...

March snowfall won’t chill UK economy, Bank policymaker says

Michael Saunders, a member of monetary policy committee, says rates should move up from 0.5% Fears of a slowdown triggered by heavy snowfall have been overblown, according to a Bank of England policymaker, who has...

Pounds hits fresh six-week high against euro, as dollar recovers after Trump warns currency...

Primark owner Associated British Foods rallied to its highest level in more than three months after Jefferies upgraded its rating less than a week before it publishes its half-year results. The US investment bank lifted...

German business sentiment hits record high in July

FRANKFURT--German business sentiment surged to a record high in July, and the Ifo institute on Tuesday described the mood among German companies as "euphoric." The Ifo's business climate index rose to 116.0 points, comfortably beating...

10 years on from the credit crunch: share your memories

We want to hear from those who were affected by the 2007 financial crisis and how their situations have changed since then This year 9 August will mark ten years since the world experienced the...

FTSE 100 suffers worst day since Brexit vote after May calls election

Pound rises after PM’s announcement amid forecasts poll will give her stronger mandate for moderate Brexit More than £45bn was knocked off the value of shares in Britain’s biggest companies following Theresa May’s snap general...

Japanese economy posts longest expansion in more than a decade

Good news for Shinzo Abe as consumer spending and capital investment ahead of the Tokyo Olympics fuels growth Japan’s economy expanded at the fastest pace for more than two years in the three months to...

Apple leads race to become world’s first $1tn company

Tech giants likely to pass record valuation if share price rises echo 2017 performance with Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook in with a chance The race is on to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company,...

Rolls-Royce set to announce more than 4,000 job cuts

Aero-engine maker attempts to increase profits by losing middle-management posts Rolls-Royce is set to announce more than 4,000 job losses this week as the aero-engine maker attempts to increase profits by cutting middle-management posts. The chief...

World stocks briefly touch new record high and Wall Street’s fear gauge tumbles to...

Market Report: Travel stocks set to bounce as JP Morgan predicts Turkey will make a comeback as a holiday destination next year Tour operators are set to enjoy an uplift after JP Morgan said Turkey...

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Lack of diversity in UK’s top firms could hamper post-Brexit trade deals

Warning of issues with striking deals with non-EU countries comes as study shows low ethnic minority boardroom presence Britain’s biggest companies have been told that a lack of diversity in their boardrooms could hinder government...

Central banks raise alarm over new crash after steep rise in lending

World leaders have been warned to guard against another financial crash after a steep rise in risky bank lending over the past year that could threaten the stability of the global financial system. The international...

£250m spent but no starter homes yet built under flagship fund

Labour accuses government of betraying young people amid affordability crisis The government has spent £250m to boost starter home construction without a single property being built so far, it has emerged. Dominic Raab, the housing minister,...

Stamp duty and Brexit ‘have killed London market’, says Rics report

Demand across Britain falls for the 12th month in a row, says Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, in gloomiest outlook for five years Britain’s property surveyors have issued the most downbeat assessment of the housing...

Greece fails to win debt deal, as UK budget deficit widens – as it...

FTSE falters, European markets edge higher Most traders had their minds on other things than the markets after the horrific events in Manchester. So business was rather subdued throughout the day, with the FTSE 100...

UK bookmaker values rise by over £1.5bn as sports betting to be legal in...

Paddy Power Betfair, 888 and William Hill enjoy gains after US supreme court ruling The value of London-listed gambling firms, including 888, Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill, surged by more than £1.5bn after the...

Markets edgy as German president demands responsibility after coalition talks collapse – as it...

Philip Oltermann reports from Berlin: Angela Merkel has indicated that she would rather have fresh elections than try to rule in a minority government as the collapse of German coalition talks posed the most serious...

Children’s World setback puts 300 Mothercare jobs at risk

Retailer considering closing outlets after landlords reject rent reduction proposals The fate of a further 300 Mothercare staff has been thrown into doubt after it emerged that a key part of the retailer’s restructuring plan...

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Why are global stock markets falling?

Fears of interest rate rises in the US aimed at taming inflation are making markets nervous The FTSE 100 has posted its worst one-day performance since last April, as the London index picked up from...

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Markets edgy on geopolitical worries, but bitcoin surges through $12,000 – as it happened

Bubble or not, Bitcoin, meanwhile, is still sharply higher, albeit off its record levels. It is up 8.7% at $12,696, down from the peak of 12,815 recorded earlier. And on that note it’s time to...

Ryanair ordered to tell passengers of options after flights cancelled

Aviation regulator tells airline to explain by 5pm Friday how it will reroute 400,000 people affected by scrapped flights Ryanair has been ordered to tell hundreds of thousands of passengers how it proposes to provide...

Australian stock market sustains highest point since global financial crisis

ASX200 closes above 6,000-point barrier for second day running as it sustains post-GFC highs The Australian stock market has closed above 6,000 points for the second day running although analysts warned that it was too...

Deutsche Börse chief probed over €4.5m share deals ahead of LSE merger talks

German prosecutors have raided the Frankfurt apartment of Deutsche Börse chief executive Carsten Kengeter and the company’s offices amid a probe into suspected insider share dealing ahead of the group’s planned merger with the...

Confidential report into RBS small business scandal ‘to be published’

MPs minded to publish widely leaked FCA report which details banks ‘endemic’ mistreatment of customers A confidential report into Royal Bank of Scotland is set to be published by MPs after it was widely leaked,...

Marks & Spencer chairman Robert Swannell steps down after six years at the retailer

The hunt is on for a new chairman of Marks & Spencer after Robert Swannell announced his intention to step down next year, when he will have served six years as chairman of the clothing...

John Lewis Christmas advert 2016: When is the ad released, what will the song...

It's the one British retailer that's gained a reputation for producing the most memorable Christmas adverts in recent years. And for some its festive productions have become as synonymous with the start of the festive period...

Pound climbs to second-highest level since Brexit vote – as it happened

Sterling rises above $1.43 ahead of key UK data this week, while rouble stabilises following steep drop earlier. Markets tense after western air strikes on Syria and ahead of anticipated new US sanctions against...

UK retailers suffer sharpest sales drop for 22 years in April

British Retail Consortium’s latest health check shows 3.1% fall, the biggest dip since its survey launched in 1995 Britain’s retailers suffered the sharpest drop in business in more than two decades last month as bad...

Shares in Asia head for 10-year high on back of US profit surge

Investors await monetary policy reading from the ECB as key index hits 2007 levels after the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq hit new all-time highs Shares in Asia have reached their highest point for nearly 10...

Philip Green asked HSBC to help find Arcadia buyer, leak claims

Email appears to contradict Topshop owner’s statement that retail empire is not up for sale Sir Philip Green asked HSBC to help him find a buyer for his sprawling retail empire, according to a leaked...

Tesla surpasses GM to become most valuable car company in US

Forget Motor City. Silicon Valley now owns the most valuable car company in the US. Tesla, the loss-making electric luxury vehicle maker, became the most valuable car company in the US. When US markets...

Bitcoin biggest bubble in history, says economist who predicted 2008 crash

Nouriel Roubini calls cryptocurrency the ‘mother of all bubbles’ as it falls below $8,000 The economist credited with predicting the 2008 global financial crisis said a 12% fall in the value of bitcoin on Friday...

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Brexit critic Silvana Tenreyro joins Bank of England, as Macron win cheers markets –...

Afternoon summary: Macron bounce continues, as Tenreyro joins the BoE Time for a recap. Britain has a new interest rate policymaker, after the government appointed LSE professor Silvana Tenreyro to the Bank of England. City experts have...

Bottle and can deposit return scheme could cost £1bn, say UK retailers

Major supermarkets express support for government’s plan but key issues, including who would pay for it, remain unclear The UK retail industry has warned it could cost £1bn to implement the government’s plan to charge...

Asian shares drop as investors fear Trump won’t deliver on promises

Concerns about the Trump administration’s ability to push through key reforms and deliver on a promised fiscal boost turned share markets across the Asia Pacific region into a sea of red on Wednesday. As investors...

Asos overtakes M&S – is this the UK high street’s Tesla moment?

Online fashion firm tops Marks & Spencer’s market valuation of £4.88bn as shopping stalwarts stumble and internet retailers thrive Marks & Spencer has been usurped by online rival Asos in what has been described as...

‘Hard Brexit’ fears hit pound and Asian stocks ahead of Theresa May’s speech

Asian stocks and the pound sagged again on Tuesday as investors waited for Theresa May to lay out plans for Britain exit the European Union and potentially the single market. Britain would not seek a...

Brexit fallout: Here are the winners and losers from a weaker pound

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Saudi Aramco denies it is planning to shelve $2 trillion listing

The kingdom’s oil company dismisses reports it could drop huge international float in favour of private stake sales Saudi Aramco has dismissed reports that it is considering shelving plans for the world’s biggest ever flotation,...

Just Eat poised to enter FTSE 100 after value soars past Sainsbury’s

Takeaway website in line to join blue-chip index in quarterly review as more and more Britons shun cooking Just Eat is on course to enter the FTSE 100 after its stock market value rose higher...

FTSE reaches record high as UK opinion poll spooks sterling

Shares in Britain’s biggest companies reached record levels on Friday as a slump in the pound boosted the value of firms with overseas earnings. The FTSE 100 jumped 63 points to close the day at...

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Get ready for the mother of all stock market corrections once central banks cease...

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Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

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UK frackers are running out of time

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Wall Street stocks rise after Trump’s corporate tax cut promises

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Metro Bank founder Vernon Hill sees off shareholder revolt

AGM approves re-election as chair despite concern over bank’s payments to wife’s firm The US founder of Metro Bank has fended off a shareholder revolt despite concerns about the close relationship between the challenger bank...

Private-equity titan Guy Hands on investing in a time of Trump: ‘The most difficult...

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Amazon posts solid fourth quarter profit but shares dip over revenue

Amazon had a bumper holiday, as the online retailer announced a 55% rise in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday for the three months ending 31 December, but its share price fell in after hours trading...

UK trade deficit swells and industrial output falls, but US creates 222,000 new jobs...

Liam Fox: only politics stands in way of smooth Brexit trade deals Liam Fox Liam Fox, Britain’s international trade secretary, has said there is no reason why the UK can’t replicate the current smooth...

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HSBC profits slump following sale of Brazil business

HSBC has recorded a $1.7bn loss from the sale of its Brazilian unit, with the bank’s pre-tax profits tumbling by 86pc in the third quarter. The banking giant’s $843m quarterly profit fell below analysts’ expectations...

UK growth prediction for 2018 scaled back to 1.4% by thinktank

NIESR cuts forecast from 1.9% after evidence growth almost came to halt in first three months One of the UK’s leading economic thinktanks has slashed its forecasts for 2018 following evidence that growth almost came...

Buy, George? World’s largest fund manager hires Osborne as adviser

George Osborne is taking on a lucrative six-figure role as an adviser to BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager. The former chancellor has already earned considerable amounts in the private sector since Theresa May sacked...

Want to know how society’s doing? Forget GDP – try these alternatives

Here are the week’s leading indicators. The Dow Jones industrial average topped 20,000 points for the first time. British GDP grew 0.6% in the final quarter of 2016. The FTSE 100 and Germany’s DAX...

LSE/Deutsche Börse merger on brink of failure over EU demand

A controversial £24bn tie-up between the London Stock Exchange and its German counterpart Deutsche Börse is on the brink of failure after a last-minute demand from Brussels appeared to scupper the year-long merger effort. The...

British industrial production grows at fastest pace in four years

British industrial production grew at the fastest pace in almost four years in April, boosted by the pharmaceuticals and energy sectors. The official figures, which took the City by surprise and sent the pound higher,...

Chinese stocks fall to three-monChinese stocks fall to three-month low, but bitcoin and Wall...

All the day’s economic and financial news, as the Chinese stock market drops again but cryptocurrencies keep rallying 2d ago 17:44 European markets end lower US markets may be hitting new highs but it is a more...

Rio Tinto charged with fraud in US and fined £27.4m in UK

Regulators take legal action against miner for overstating value of coal assets in Africa as two former top executives are accused of hiding losses Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has been charged with fraud in...

US stocks surge after US-China trade war truce

Markets rose after US said it reached an agreement with China to ease trade imbalances between the world’s two largest economies US stocks surged on Monday after the treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, said the prospect...

Hammond gets budget boost as OECD upgrades UK growth forecast

The west’s leading economic thinktank has raised its outlook for the UK this year, in a boost to Philip Hammond ahead of his budget. But the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said it...

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates and says recovery is on track – as...

Closing summary That’s all for today. Here’s a quick round-up. The US Federal Reserve has pressed on with the normalisation of interest rate policy, by hiking borrowing costs for the second time this year. The Fed...

RJO Futures Reviews

RJOFutures is the full-service retail division of R.J. O’Brien—a 93-year-old premier independent futures brokerage firm, which is a founding member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and member of all major U.S. Futures Exchanges. RJOFutures...

AbleTrend

AbleSys is a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) founded in 1994 that specialzes in trading software and internet applications. AbleSys products include AbleTrend, ASCTrend and WinTick. There are mixed reviews of AbleTrend, but the consensus we...

European shares hit by worries over Greece and Italy, as US confidence dips –...

European shares fall as geopolitical fears grow Europe’s stock markets have closed for the night, with the main indices losing ground. The FTSE 100 and German DAX both fell by around 0.25%, while France’s CAC shed...

Dow Jones industrial average surpasses 20,000 to record high

The Dow Jones industrial average finally broke through the 20,000 barrier on Wednesday morning – a historic high for the leading stock market index and one it has been close to breaching since Christmas. The...

Wall Street attorney Jay Clayton nominated for SEC chairman

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday chose a Wall Street attorney with experience in corporate mergers and public stock launches as his nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Trump announced his nomination of...

Financial markets could be over-heating, warns central bank body

Bank for International Settlements’ quarterly health check warns global economy resembles era just before financial crash Investors are ignoring warning signs that financial markets could be overheating and consumer debts are rising to unsustainable levels,...

FTSE 100 hits 16-month high and pound plunges below $1.29 as Theresa May sets...

London’s FTSE 100 charged to a 16-month high, but fell just four points short of smashing 7,000 in intraday trade, after the pound slumped towards a three-decade low on Theresa May’s Brexit deadline. The latest...

Brexit means eggs sit: Ferrero warns of stale Easter chocolate

Thorntons owner says leaving single market and customs union could cause shortages and delays It might be a good year for Britons to stock up on Easter eggs, after a major chocolate manufacturer warned of...

Just Eat £5.5bn valuation: online takeaway company now worth more than M&S

UK consumers’ love for pizza and curry delivered to their door sees takeaway company enter FTSE 100 Just Eat, the online takeaway company, was on Wednesday night officially promoted into the FTSE 100 list of...

Top fund manager likens Trump market rally to dotcom bubble

Britain’s best known fund manager has likened the current stock market euphoria to the dotcom bubble, even as the FTSE 100 closed at yet another record high. After a volatile day’s trading, the leading index...

Average price of newly marketed home rises above £300,000 again

Rightmove reports busiest ever month and optimistic pricing but property is taking longer to sell The average price of a UK property coming on to the market has risen by more than £2,400 in a...

Before interest rate cut wait for brexit fog clear

“Keep calm and carry on” is a good motto to live by—as well as a good strategy for monetary policy. The initial market reaction to the UK vote to leave the European Union was more...

US GDP beats forecasts with 3% growth, as markets recover from Korea shock –...

After Tuesday’s falls in the wake of the latest North Korean missile launch, markets have regained some of the lost ground. Meanwhile the pound is also recovering after its Brexit-induced weakness. On a busier day for...

FTSE 100 soars to record closing high following Brexit talks deadlock

Impasse between UK and EU triggers sell-off of pound, but analysts say record high is not vote of confidence in British economy The FTSE 100 has reached a new closing high after an impasse in...

UK trade deficit grows as oil price rise pushes up cost of fuel imports

December figures ‘pretty poor’ given weakness of pound since Brexit vote, City analysts says Britain’s trade position with the rest of the world worsened in December as rising global oil prices pushed up the cost...

Greek borrowing costs rise after IMF reveals bailout split – as it happened

Mixed fortunes for European markets Despite US markets hitting new highs as the Trump rally returned, it was a different picture in Europe. UK markets ended in positive territory, with the FTSE 100 helped by...

Bank of England demands consumer credit vigilance; construction growth slows – as it happened

Afternoon summary With Wall Street closed for the Independence Day holiday, it looks like a quiet afternoon lies ahead. So here’s a quick recap. The Bank of England has raised the pressure on UK lenders not to...

FirstGroup dumps chief executive as firm reports £326m loss

Aberdeen-based rail and coach group is ‘exploring options’ including sale of Greyhound The chief executive of FirstGroup, which runs buses in numerous UK cities and the Great Western, South Western and TransPennine rail franchises, has...

Arqiva IPO to be UK’s largest flotation so far this year

TV, radio and mobile phone mast company which carried first BBC television broadcast expected to be valued at £6bn by listing Arqiva, the owner of TV, radio and mobile phone masts across Britain, is to...

Just one-third of U.S. homes are back to their values before the recession

Most American homes are worth less now than they were before the recession, according to a report out Wednesday. Fresh data from real-estate website Trulia show that just 34.2% of homes have returned to the...

Investors received record-breaking dividends in 2017, research shows

Shareholders in companies on London’s main market received £33.3bn during second quarter, up 14.5% year on year Investors are enjoying a stellar 2017, with rising share prices being supplemented by record-breaking dividend payments, new research...

Market volatility returns: £50bn wiped off FTSE 100 in three days and pound skids...

  £50bn wiped off the FTSE 100 in three trading session as sell-off intensifies European bourses close lower as oil prices tumble after IEA report  Pound posts sharpest fall since Bank of England rate...

Provident Financial sees nearly £1.7bn wiped off stock market value

Shares in doorstep lender dive after profit warning, exit of chief executive and cancelled dividend Provident Financial has lost two-thirds of its stock market value in a day, after the doorstep lender was hit by...

Pound dives as Bank of England rules out rate rise amid weak UK growth

The Bank of England governor has sent the pound into a nosedive after he ruled out an early rise in interest rates, saying UK growth was still too weak and pointing to recent turmoil...

A stock market crash is a way off, but this boom will turn to...

All three main measures of the health in the stock market are at record levels. Donald Trump is bragging about the boost he has given to share prices. Bourses around the world are taking...

One year on from Brexit vote: business’s winners and losers

It’s been a poor year for the pound, savers and UK-focused retailers but firms with sizeable foreign earnings have prospered Britain’s consumers and UK-focused firms are among the biggest losers one year on from the...

Carney boost evaporates as pound drops back towards $1.22 after UK factory sector loses...

Investors welcome Mark Carney's decision to stay at Bank of England until June 2019 Pound retreats from two week high after UK manufacturing PMI FTSE 100 edges back towards 7,000 UK's factory sector...

Tech firms lift US stock markets to record highs

No end in sight for the new dotcom boom as Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft shares soar after results are better than expected US stock markets hit new peaks on Friday after forecast-beating results from the...

North Korea tensions ripple through global financial markets

European and Asian stocks decline after missile test, with FTSE 100 down 0.36% and South Korea’s main index 1.2% lower Escalating tensions between the US and North Korea have rattled the financial markets as they...

Bank of England warns of ‘pocket of risk’ from consumer credit – as it...

Mixed day for European markets European investors appeared to be a little nervous following the result of the German elections. As expected Angela Merkel remains Chancellor, but the better than expected performance by the far...

A-Rod is like Warren Buffett when it comes to investing in what you know

Since he retired from the Yankees last year, Alex Rodriguez has found success in several endeavors Since Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez retired from baseball last August, he has been busy following one of Warren Buffett’s adages:...

UK households ‘at breaking point’ as real wages continue to fall – as it...

Afternoon summary Time for a recap Britain’s cost of living squeeze has intensified, after wages again failed to keep pace with inflation. Average earnings only rose by 2.1% in May to July, meaning real wages actually...

Interactive Brokers (Trader Workstation)

Interactive Brokers, commonly called IB, was one of the first brokerage firms to spearhead electronic trading and they did it in a big way. The result is a brokerage firm that trades virtually every...

Spotify touts future profitability as it announces trading to begin in April

CEO Daniel Ek presents 3 April launch on New York stock exchange as bid to save music business from piracy The music streaming service Spotify has told investors it can become profitable and fend off...

Spotify on song as UK revenue rises to £237m

Music streaming service continues to boom ahead of expected IPO, as subscription income rises by 26% Revenues at Spotify’s UK business soared to almost £240m last year, as the popularity of the music streaming service...

Investors move to safe havens as US and North Korea trade threats

Gold rises to highest level in almost two months, while Swiss franc increases by more than 1% against US dollar Growing tension between the US and North Korea boosted the Swiss franc, the Japanese yen,...

Morgan Stanley said a shift towards its own-brand policies should boost earnings

Direct Lineenjoyed its best day since July after Morgan Stanley said a shift towards its own-brand policies should boost earnings. The US investment bank upgraded the insurer’s rating to “overweight” and hiked its target price...

Disappointing US jobs figures knock markets off peak

Global stock markets reached new peaks on Friday, but came off their best levels following disappointing US jobs data. Only 138,000 jobs were created across the US in May, well below the expected level of...

‘Melt-up’ coinage could signal last hurrah for US stock market

Welcome to the world of “melt-up”, a phrase we could be hearing a lot in coming months. It describes the idea that the US stock market, despite currently looking absurdly expensive by traditional yardsticks,...

Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members

US president Donald Trump’s fortune has fallen by about $1bn to $3.5bn over the past year, as measured by Forbes magazine in its annual list of the world’s billionaires. However, overall it has been a...

eSignal

eSignal rank highly in charting and analysing software for all trader types. The advantage of using eSignal day trading software is that an additional monthly fee is not required to use eSignal like most day...

World Bank issues warnings on interest rates and inflation

After better than expected growth in the global economy, Bank says financial markets are vulnerable to unforeseen negative news Financial markets are complacent about the risks of sharply higher interest rates that could be triggered...

UK inflation is falling fast – that’s good and bad news

Brexit vote-fuelled inflation is washing out of the system but interest rates may still rise as soon as May Inflation is coming down more quickly than the Bank of England expected as the impact of...

‘It’s hugely problematic’: SEC under fire from Congress over data hack

SEC reveals cybercriminals may have used hack to make illegal trades Commission investigating source of hack but said they had fixed it promptly Wall Street’s top regulator came under fire on Thursday about its...

Greece’s row with eurozone deepens as markets remain flat ahead of US Federal Reserve...

While shares tumble and yields surge as Greek markets reel from the news that the country's creditors have stopped the implementation short-term debt relief, the development seems to have had little impact on prime minister...

Sterling surges against dollar as Spain and Netherlands back soft Brexit

Finance ministers from both countries reportedly keen to maintain the closest possible ties with EU and Britain The pound has surged to its highest level against the dollar since the UK’s vote to leave the...

What the crashing pound means for your money

Last week was rather an exciting one for markets. The prime minister gave us a deadline for Brexit. Upon hearing all the tough talk at the Conservative party conference, the pound took fright, and ran...

thinkorswim

Thinkorswim offers one of the better trading platforms on the market right now. It's well designed, intuitive and customizable. Entering and executing orders is fast. It has many advanced features which only experienced traders...