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Fed: three rate strikes and three more to come

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:14:00 Z

Outgoing Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen oversees third interest rate rise of the year and signals more to come to avoid US economy over-heating and damaging recovery. Read more

Look! We’ve reached peak inflation

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 Z

Fund managers urge investors to look beyond headline inflation figures, forecasting a fall in prices in 2018 that, while welcome to consumers, could cause an adverse market reaction. Read more

Regulators probe British Steel pension mis-selling

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:48:00 Z

The Financial Conduct Authority and The Pensions Regulator will meet with British Steel workers to investigate pension transfers. Read more

Charges champion apologises after attack on fund groups

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:06:00 Z

Chris Sier apologises to fund management trade body after branding managers 'arrogant and complacent' in interview with The Times. Read more

Serco and Dixons Carphone jump on results relief

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:26:00 Z

Investors in outsourcing group and electricals retailer handed welcome relief at end of torrid year. Read more

The Expert View: Balfour Beatty, Ashtead and Time Out

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:00 Z

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Elegant Hotels and Marston’s. Read more

Overnight Markets: Wall Street closes mostly higher after Fed rate hike

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:09:00 Z

Packaged food and beverage stocks, health care companies and industrials shares accounted for much of the market’s modest gains. Read more

Wednesday Papers: Disney nears $60bn deal to take over Fox assets

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:23:00 Z

And gas shortage is set to push up bills after 'perfect storm' of energy problems. Read more

Overnight Markets: Banks help S&P 500, Dow scale new highs

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:20:00 Z

Declines in technology heavyweights, including Apple and Facebook, dragged on the Nasdaq. Read more

Shell and BP boost FTSE as oil jumps on UK outage

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:05:00 Z

Oil price rises above the $65 mark following the closure of the UK's Forties pipeline after the discovery of a crack. Read more

Six found guilty in £2.7m ‘boiler room scam’

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:26:00 Z

After a prosecution from the financial regulator, six individuals have been found guilty over the scheme. Read more

Inflation hits six-year high as prices keep rising

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:23:00 Z

Bank of England governor will be forced to write to chancellor as inflation hits near six-year high. Read more

Watchdog: prove you're not taking 3% of our money!

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:30:00 Z

‘Arrogant and complacent’ fund managers bleeding UK pension schemes of £35 billion in covert charges a year, says man leading Financial Conduct Authority’s fee probe. Read more

The Expert View: TalkTalk, Berkeley and Rightmove

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 Z

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Hollywood Bowl and Polar Capital. Read more

Tuesday Papers: Europeans issue warning to Trump on tax overhaul

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:38:00 Z

And energy markets roiled as Ineos shuts North Sea’s largest pipeline for at least two weeks. Read more

Overnight Markets: Tech stocks help Wall Street close higher

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:35:00 Z

Solid gains by healthcare companies also helped lift the market, with Allergan climbing 3%. Read more

Banks lead FTSE higher as Fed prepares rate rise

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:02:00 Z

Banks have driven the FTSE 100 higher, buoyed by last week's new rules for the sector and ahead of an expected US interest rate rise. Read more

David Kempton: four blockchain stocks I'm buying

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:21:00 Z

Most investors will be wary of extremely volatile bitcoin trading. But blockchain technology has produced some investable companies. Read more

Workers weigh pension opt-out as contributions set to rise

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:51:00 Z

Survey by insurer Aviva shows more than one in 10 savers are thinking of opting out of workplace pensions rather than paying higher contributions. Read more

MPs call for pensions cold call ban by summer 2018

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:41:00 Z

MPs call for urgent action to ban pension cold calls and introduce mandatory guidance before pension pots can be accessed. Read more