Around the world, things are looking up – employment is high and wages are rising. But investors remain fearful. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
Unilever, the consumer-goods giant, is staying in the UK after all. That tells us something important about Brexit, says Matthew Lynn.
The way Unilever went about planning the vote on moving its head office out of the UK wasn’t normal and it wasn’t right, says Merry Somerset Webb.
UK stocks may linger in the bargain basement, but this gives long-term investors an opportunity to stock up.
Tesco is launching its own version of Aldi and Lidl – but cashing in on the fast-growing discount sector won’t be easy.
According to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, 28% of fund managers are underweight in UK stocks.
Department stores, including House of Fraser, Debenhams and others, are in trouble. But history shows this retail format has the capacity to reinvent itself and bounce back, says Max King.
No-frills airline Ryanair is juggling spending increases with a long-term rise in labour costs. That’s bad news for its business model.
Fewer analysts and corporate raiders means many firms are sitting on gold mines no one knows about, says Matthew Lynn.
American stocks are looking very expensive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should sell, says John Stepek.
Tesco is clubbing together with French rival Carrefour to bulk buy own-label goods in an effort to cut costs. Will it succeed? Ben Judge reports.