Uncertainty over Brexit has prompted consumers and companies to put off investing in British stocks. Once clarity returns, cheap stocks should rebound, says David Stevenson.
Conditions have been just right for stock markets for a while. Andrew Van Sickle explains why it won’t last.
Many UK company pension schemes are deeply in deficit, and that’s having damaging effects on how corporations spend their money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Britain’s high street banks are looking healthier, but they still haven’t recovered from their post-crisis hangovers. Investors should think about the risks ahead. Alice Gråhns reports.
For the last two or three years, the UK housing market has gone nowhere. Dominic Frisby finds out if that’s likely to change in 2018.
Outsourcing company Capita isn’t another Carillion, but it is in a mess. The new boss will have to get his skates on. Alice Gråhns reports.
New Fed chief Jerome Powell is taking over just as the biggest, most influential trend in recent financial history is turning. Whatever he does next, markets will take a knock.
Capita’s profit warning sent its shares down by almost 50%. John Stepek looks at what’s gone wrong, and explains why investors should be wary of the outsourcing sector in general.
Since the referendum, the 50 large British firms that derive most of their revenue from abroad have done well. But the 50 most domestically orientated companies have barely moved.
IT support firm Computacenter is trading ahead of expectations, while the UK’s largest listed water company is looking exposed to inflation and political risk.
On the surface, Carillion looked healthy, but the ugly truth is that the construction firm was little more than a zombie, says Edward Chancellor.