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.
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.
Investors around the globe are shunning UK stocks. John Stepek examines why, and looks at what’s going on with the global economy’s most important indicators.
If we are to prevent another Carillion from happening, boards and institutional shareholders need to take responsibility, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
With construction and support services giant Carillion going into liquidation, John Stepek looks at some of the key lessons for investors.