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Regulators hit Rio with £28m fine and fraud charge

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:31:00 +0100

US Securities and Exchange Commission accuses mining giant of cover up and Financial Conduct Authority imposes record penalty for failure to disclose loss-making acquisition. Read more

Investors spy global growth in Japan, Europe & emerging markets

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:11:00 +0100

Fund managers set aside fears over North Korea and central bank monetary policy to turn bullish on global economy, according to latest BofA Merrill Lynch survey. Read more

Is a ‘tax on age’ the best way to help young voters?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:39:00 +0100

Chancellor Philip Hammond is looking at Budget measures to help the young. Are cuts in stamp duty and pension tax relief the best way to do it? Read more

The Expert View: ASOS, Pearson & GKN

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:01:00 +0100

Our daily roundup of analyst comment on shares, including Bellway and Moneysupermarket Read more

Wednesday Papers: Airbus challenges Boeing with vow to create US jobs

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:19:48 +0100

And UK inflation reaches 5-year high at 3% as food and transport costs push up consumer price index in September. Read more

Overnight Markets: Healthcare stocks boost Dow, S&P 500

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:16:00 +0100

The Dow Jones briefly broke above the 23,000-point mark for the first time. Read more

'One and done' rate hints hit pound after 3% inflation

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:40:00 +0100

Bank of England policymakers wrong-foot traders with suggestion there may only be one interest rate rise despite rising inflation. Read more

Pearson leaps and Merlin dives as FTSE slips

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:11:00 +0100

Education group Pearson thrills investors with positive update after tough two years but Merlin Entertainments plunges as security fears deter visitors. Read more

How ‘alternative’ became ‘core’ in property investment

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:06:00 +0100

Near zero interest rates and ultra-loose monetary policy have had a ‘profound’ effect on commerical property investment, according to Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Read more

Polar Capital tech team join robotics fund race

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:31:00 +0100

Citywire-rated technology fund managers at Polar Capital are latest to launch an artificial intelligence fund tapping into the rise of robots. Read more

The Expert View: Burberry, Merlin Entertainments & Hilton Food

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:01:00 +0100

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Aldermore and OneSavings Bank. Read more

Tuesday Papers: ConvaTec loses a fifth of its value on sales warning

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:25:56 +0100

And Credit Suisse is targeted for three-way break-up by activist hedge fund RBR exploiting impatience with turnround progress. Read more

Overnight Markets: US stocks inch up with financials

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:20:36 +0100

Investors looked ahead to the release of major corporate earnings this week. Read more

Investors treating UK’s biggest fund unfairly, says Burdett

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:56:00 +0100

The underperforming £23 billion Standard Life Investments Global Absolute Returns Strategy (Gars) fund is being ‘penalised’ by investors who do not understand it, says fund picker Rob Burdett. Read more

Pound firms as wound group hurtles down FTSE

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:17:00 +0100

Buoyant mining shares shield FTSE 100 from profits warning by medical technology company ConvaTec, while pound trades higher. Read more

Chancellor tipped to cut pension tax relief to help young

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:53:00 +0100

Pension tax relief could be cut for older workers to fund tax cuts for the younger generation as part of government’s effort to win back support from Labour. Read more

Lansdown: ‘Come back? I’ve never been away’

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Stephen Lansdown, co-founder of Hargreaves Lansdown, discusses his return to the limelight at helm of Guernsey-based financial services group Ravenscroft. Read more

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0100

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Tatton Asset Management, Columbus Energy Resources, Savills and Cairn Homes. Read more

Monday Papers: May urges Merkel to end stand-off over Brexit

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:16:44 +0100

And revised figures reveal UK is £490 billion poorer than previously thought. Read more

Asia stocks up ahead of China inflation data

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:11:00 +0100

Shanghai Composite Index added 0.09%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 1.08%. Read more