Shareholder capitalism is dying. It’s being replaced with a hybrid system of middlemen money managers and de-equitisation. And that’s bad for us all, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Last year wasn’t good for equities. And 2016 has started badly too, with poor Chinese data causing a global slide, and the FTSE 100 having its worst start to a year since 2000. So what’s next?
Matthew Lynn looks at which FTSE CEOs are likely to be out of work by next Christmas.
From an investment point of view, there were two big winners from the Autumn Statement, says Alex Williams.
Discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have reached an unprecedented combined grocery market share of 10%.
The $100bn AB Inbev/SABMiller tie-up is the latest deal in the current mergers boom. And while it might be proving a bonanza for bankers and lawyers, it’s not so good for investors, says Matthew Partridge.
India’s prime minister Narendra Modi will address a crowd of 60,0000 British Indians at Wembley Stadium.
Britain and China are making all the right noises. But as Rupert Foster explains, they’re setting themselves up for disappointment.
Western markets are jammed with expensive stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Maybe it‘s time to retreat to cash.
The stockmarket slide has been sudden and violent. But is this a true bear market, or just a blip as stocks head ever higher? Dominic Frisby looks at the evidence.
These are London’s ten most-hated shares, judged by the percentage of stock being shorted.