RBS, Britain’s remaining semi-nationalised bank, has just paid a special dividend – but shareholders are anything but happy. Matthew Partridge reports.
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.
MoneyWeek’s regular contributors each pick one of their favourite investment ideas from around the world for 2018 and beyond.
Profit warnings from Debenhams and Mothercare are more evidence that traditional retailers are fighting a losing battle against nimbler online competitors, says Ben Judge.
With signs of excess and irrational behaviour creeping in, the equity bull market is living on borrowed time. But before it crashes, it could surge another 30%, says John Stepek.
Right now, there’s one market in the world that professional investors really don’t like. Which means it could be ripe for a rally. Here, John Stepek explains what it is.