UK stock markets

Barclays goes on trial

Former Barclays chief executive John Varley © Getty Images

Four former banking executives have been charged with fraud over the bailout of Barclays by Qatar in 2008. Will the trial really be in the public interest? Simon Wilson reports.

Back in the black

Jonathan Compton says it's time to buy cheap banks

Can the FTSE 100 keep going?

Britain’s blue-chip index has hit a series of new record highs in the past few months, gaining 17% since the Brexit referendum. But this could be as good as it gets for a while.

Britain’s convenience store battle

Sainsbury’s has bid £130m to buy Nisa, the mutually owned consortium of more than 1,300 independent retailers, which operates 3,000 small shops.

Petrofac’s woes deepen

Shares in the oil-services firm have plunged after an investigation into corruption took a troubling turn. Alex Rankine reports.

LVMH is back in fashion

LVMH, the luxury goods bellwether, reported strong sales. But are investors too optimistic about the outlook? Ben Judge reports.

Tesco still has plenty to prove

Tesco announced a solid set of results this month. But investors are still worried about its takeover of food wholesaler Booker.

Barclays’ snooping scandal

Jes Staley, Barclays’ chief executive, tried to unmask the identity of a whistleblower. Bad move, says Ben Judge.

Has Unilever made the right choice?

Unilever has unveiled the result of the strategic review it promised after rebuffing Kraft-Heinz’s £115bn takeover bid earlier in the year. But is it going down the right path?

How to invest your kids’ pocket money

Dominic Frisby picks the best place to lock away some cash for his children’s future.

Stocks are expensive – but they won’t stay expensive

Developed-world stocks are overpriced on pretty much every valuation indicator there is, says Merryn Somerset Webb. What will trigger a change?

Europe thwarts LSE’s plans

The LSE’s merger with its German counterpart looks all but dead. Perhaps that’s just as well. Ben Judge reports.

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