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UK banks and negative interest: money for less than nothing

The upheaval at HSBC has underscored banks’ poor prospects. Negative interest rates won’t make things any easier. Matthew Partridge reports
28 May 2020
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EasyJet founder Stelios goes to war with the airline's board

The refusal of EasyJet's board to cancel a 107-plane order from Airbus has prompted the airline's founder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, to try to remove four…
21 May 2020
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A stark warning from HSBC

HSBC reported a huge fall in profit, and and warned that it expects the global lockdown measures to lead to a run of bankruptcies and defaults.
30 Apr 2020
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Feeding frenzy in takeaway food delivery services

The regulator has just given Takeaway.com’s purchase of Just Eat the green light. The food delivery sector is consolidating rapidly. Matthew Partridge…
30 Apr 2020
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The FTSE 100 is nearly back in a bull market – does that make sense?

UK stocks are, technically at least, almost back in a bull market. But with the economy on hold and the prospect of harder times to come, is this rall…
29 Apr 2020
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Three UK mid-cap stocks that should prove to be long-term winners

Georgina Brittain of the JPMorgan Mid Cap Investment Trust highlights three of her favourite stocks from the UK's FTSE 250 index.
18 Apr 2020
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Centrica: the only way is up

Centrica's share price has fallen by nearly 90% over the past few years. New finance director Chris O’Shea will hope to reverse that.
16 Apr 2020

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Three mistakes to avoid when investing on Aim

Investing in Aim shares can produce spectacular returns. But as Michael Taylor of Shifting Shares explains, you have to have your wits about you.
16 Apr 2020
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Hong Kong investors threaten legal action as UK banks drop their dividends

Regulators have insisted that British banks scrap their dividend payouts. HSBC’s shareholders are particularly cross.
9 Apr 2020
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A £600m state lifeline for easyJet

EasyJet has secured a £600m loan from the Treasury and Bank of England’s emergency coronavirus fund.
9 Apr 2020
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Retail landlords are getting squeezed from both sides

The coronavirus lockdown is worsening what is already a prolonged crisis for many commercial landlords.
3 Apr 2020
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Is the worst of the market rout over?

Have we seen the worst of the stockmarket crash or do equities have further to fall?
2 Apr 2020
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The winning stocks of the post-coronavirus economy

Some stocks proved resilient as the market slump was in full swing last month. That’s because investors have singled out the best long-term bets for a…
2 Apr 2020
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Has the stockmarket hit rock bottom yet?

The world's stockmarkets continue on their wild and disorientating rollercoaster ride. Investors are still gripped by fear. So, asks John Stepek, have…
2 Apr 2020
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British stock valuations look “unequivocally appealing”

Those with a long-time horizon – and the stomach for a bumpy ride – will find much to interest them in British stocks.
27 Mar 2020
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What next for Next’s dividend?

Retailer Next has announced that it will be closing all its shops for now. What does that mean for its dividend?
26 Mar 2020
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Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the high street

Covid-19 is making life even more difficult for retailers and could deal a fatal blow to the weaker operators.
19 Mar 2020
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Laura Ashley becomes UK's first retail casualty of coronavirus

High street retailer Laura Ashley has collapsed into administration, blaming the coronavirus outbreak which it says has had “an immediate and signifi…
17 Mar 2020
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The FTSE 100 doesn’t need its retailers

Retailers are falling out of Britain’s index of leading shares – the latest FTSE 100 reshuffle left just four. But that may be no bad thing, says Matt…
15 Mar 2020
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Tesco sells its retail subsidiary in Thailand and Malaysia for £8bn

Tesco has agreed to sell its southeast Asian operations to Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand for £8.2bn in cash. 
12 Mar 2020
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The FTSE is down more than 10% today. So what now?

UK markets crashed today, down more than 10%. US markets joined in too, as investors’ faith in the authorities dwindled. John Stepek looks at what to …
12 Mar 2020
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Exceptional measures don't come cheap

Rishi Sunak promised so much in his Budget that's its impossible to tot up just how much it will all cost. That is not a good thing, says Merryn Somer…
12 Mar 2020