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Asia stocks trade mixed amid decline in oil prices

Mon, 28 May 2018 03:47:00 +0100

Japan's Nikkei 225 advanced as weakness in oil prices was offset by gains in the real estate, utilities and technology sectors. Read more

Monday Papers: Hopes for peace summit with North Korea revived

Mon, 28 May 2018 04:25:00 +0100

And Google and Facebook may face UK Government probe over their dominance of digital advertising. Read more

Woodford Patient faces relegation in FTSE reshuffle

Fri, 25 May 2018 14:49:00 +0100

Woodford Patient Capital set for relegation to 'small cap' status with shares having lost a quarter of their value since launch. Read more

The Accumulator: FTSE's week of highs ends on a low

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:53:00 +0100

FTSE 100 falls behind a number of global markets after a week that featured two all-time highs ends with losses. Read more

Sunday Papers: Energy firms on the brink of collapse

Sun, 27 May 2018 07:06:00 +0100

And landlords take on troubled department store House of Fraser over its company voluntary arrangements. Read more

Saturday Papers: Boots faces inquiry over cancer drug price hike

Sat, 26 May 2018 06:22:00 +0100

And Australian owner of Homebase has sold the DIY chain for £1 after losing hundreds of millions. Read more

Birrell warns private equity party drawing to a close

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:33:00 +0100

Citywire A-rated manager reduces private equity exposure after strong performance that he says has left fewer opportunities. Read more

St James's Place makes raft of fund manager changes

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:52:00 +0100

National advice group changes managers on a number of major strategies, including £3 billion Balanced Managed and £1.2 billion Alternative Assets funds. Read more

Scams on screen: soap studios eye pension storyline

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:34:00 +0100

The Department for Work and Pensions has spoken to soap studios about including a pension scam storyline to raise awareness. Read more

'Jail Or No Jail': Noel Edmonds attacks Lloyds at AGM

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:08:00 +0100

The TV star bought a single share so he could vent his anger at the bank's Edinburgh annual meeting. Read more

The Expert View: Provident Financial, United Utilities and DMGT

Fri, 25 May 2018 05:00:00 +0100

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including NCC and Capital & Counties. Read more

Friday Papers: US-North Korea summit cancelled

Fri, 25 May 2018 04:52:00 +0100

And world's bankers awaken to full horror of Italy's planned parallel currency. Read more

Overnight Markets: US stocks dip after Trump calls off North Korea summit

Fri, 25 May 2018 01:00:00 +0100

However, GE rebounded from the previous session's losses and Netflix added 1.3%, both helping the market. Read more

Pound's jump knocks FTSE on strong retail sales

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Rebound in retail sales after March's cold snap puts the brakes on the pound's sell-off, hurting the FTSE 100. Read more

Passive investing won't always keep you on the right track

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:49:00 +0100

While passive investors are spared the extreme highs and lows of active funds, returns can vary widely even within the same market. Read more

Why investors should watch the weather

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:55:00 +0100

Markets tanked as temperatures plunged in February and roared during April's heat wave. Academic research points to some link. Read more

David Kempton: my outrage at Beaufort fallout

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:35:00 +0100

Our experienced private investor columnist, a former customer of failed stockbroker, says use of client money 'seriously worrying'. Read more

IFS says taxes need to hit historic highs to save NHS

Thu, 24 May 2018 07:56:00 +0100

Institute of Fiscal Studies suggests UK households will need to pay an extra £2,000 a year to help keep the NHS alive. Read more

Thursday Papers: M&S profits plunge 62% amid sweeping store closure plans

Thu, 24 May 2018 05:10:00 +0100

And Barclays chairman John McFarlane is keen on a £61 billion mega-merger with rival bank Standard Chartered. Read more

The Expert View: M&S, Burberry and Bovis

Thu, 24 May 2018 05:00:00 +0100

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including ZPG and Babcock. Read more