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Dividend bonanza to continue with 8% global growth

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 Z

Stock markets my be uncertain but global economic growth underpins corporate earnings with dividends forecast to hit $1.348 trillion (£960 billion) this year. Read more

Asian stocks dip after Europe’s decline

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:22:00 Z

Japan's Nikkei 225 slid 1.1% in early trade as financials, manufacturing and energy-related names traded in negative territory. Read more

Tuesday Papers: KFC runs out of chicken in logistics fiasco

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:06:00 Z

And activist investors pile pressure on BHP to drop London listing. Read more

Major shareholder accuses Carillion of misleading investors

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:25:00 Z

Kiltearn Partners was preparing to take legal action against Carillion just days before its collapse, according to letter to House of Commons select committee. Read more

FTSE takes breather after downbeat Benckiser

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:58:00 Z

UK stock market rally pauses after after consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser issues cautious outlook in its annual results. Read more

Failed talks pushed Widows to drop Standard Life Aberdeen

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:01:00 Z

Scottish Widows’ decision to pull £109 billion mandate from Standard Life Aberdeen last week reportedly followed collapse in merger talks between the two. Read more

Rate rises will help Hargreaves cash in on savings

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Z

Shore Capital analyst Paul McGinnis is among those who have tested Hargreaves Lansdown's cash savings service and he sees 'huge potential'. Read more

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:30:00 Z

Our weekly roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Somero Enterprises, RhythmOne, Arrow Global and Pets at Home. Read more

Monday Papers: Global dividends hit record $1.3tn in 2017

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:13:00 Z

And SoftBank seeks to join Swiss Re board by acquiring up to 30% share in reinsurer. Read more

Asia stocks extend global recovery

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:16:00 Z

Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.13% in early trade, while South Korea's Kospi index gained 0.87%. Read more

Sunday Papers: Green plots sell-out to Chinese

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:20:00 Z

And Hammerson is set to crash out of the FTSE 100 during reshuffle. Read more

Saturday Papers: Qualcomm dismisses Broadcom’s $146bn offer

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:38:00 Z

And US charged 13 Russians over conspiracy to disparage Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump in 2016 election. Read more

FTSE recovers with first positive week after crash

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:44:00 Z

‘It is too early to call the end of the bull market,’ says a fund manager as FTSE 100 sets course to record first week of gains after February crash. Read more

Seize on volatility to buy into emerging markets

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Z

Ashmore Group's Jan Dehn says investors are typically rewarded for buying into emerging markets at times of stress. Read more

Pricey stocks? They've been dear for decades

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Z

Invesco economist John Greenwood warns investors not to place too much stock in some historical valuation methods for shares. Read more

Fidelity taps into Select 50 buy list with Balanced fund launch

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Z

Fund group launches Select 50 Balanced fund for investors on its platform, tapping into its buy list of favoured funds. Read more

The Expert View: Centrica, Standard Life Aberdeen and Relx

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:00:00 Z

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Playtech and GoCompare. Read more

Friday Papers: Standard Life Aberdeen loses its biggest client

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:33:00 Z

And Uber is facing fresh regulations from Transport for London ahead of licence appeal. Read more

Overnight Markets: Wall Street closes higher for fifth straight session

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:19:00 Z

Apple jumped 3.36% after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway made the iPhone maker its top investment. Read more

FTSE brushes off renewed bond market sell-off

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:37:00 Z

FTSE 100 and global stock markets continue recovery despite renewed fixed income sell-off on strong US inflation. Read more