Majestic’s planned takeover of online rival Naked Wines is a good example of the pitfalls lurking in company balance sheets. Bengt Saelensminde explains.
Declining liquidity in US Treasuries – the global ‘safe-haven’ asset – could have unpredictable consequences.
Japan’s benchmark index, the Nikkei 225, has hit a peak last seen in April 2000.
Switzerland has become the first country to sell ten-year government bonds with a negative interest rate.
Russia’s annual budget shows that Moscow is finally facing up to the country’s mounting fiscal problems.
The Conservatives have announced that they would extend the Right to Buy council houses at up to a 50% discount to tenants of housing associations.
The FTSE 100 slipped back once more yesterday, falling 0.5% to close at 7,060.
General elections can have a big impact on investments, says David Thornton. And that’s especially true for Aim-listed stocks.
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