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  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Yellen, Aussie trade deal, Rolls-Royce, Rics

    Thursday 19 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Janet Yellen, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, said the economy had come a long way in recovering from the 2008 financial crisis and that she and her colleagues expect the central bank to raise interest rates "a few times a year" until 2019. Ms Yellen also warned that waiting too long to raise rates could risk a "nasty surprise" down the road, but that increasing interest rates too rapidly would push the economy into a new recession. - Telegraph

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Retailers, Deliveroo, Davos

    Wednesday 18 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Almost three-quarters of international retailers are choosing to expand outside of the UK because of this country's burdensome and complex business rates system, fresh figures have shown. The findings come at a time when British firms are chastising the Government's proposals to overhaul an appeals procedure which will limit companies' powers to challenge incorrect business rate rises and face looming bill increases in an April revaluation. - Telegraph

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: May, Carney, Merkel, oil

    Tuesday 17 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Theresa May will rule out Britain staying in the European single market today as she makes immigration controls a priority in Brexit talks. Britain should not be "half-in, half-out" of the EU or "hold on to bits of membership as we leave", the prime minister will say in a speech laying out her negotiating objectives. - The Times

  • Monday newspaper round-up: May, Hammond, Trump all upbeat on Brexit

    Monday 16 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Ministers are prepared to start a tax and trade war with Europe to ensure Britain's economic prosperity, the chancellor said yesterday. Philip Hammond said that if the EU cut off the UK's preferential access to the single market or tried to impose tariffs and trade restrictions, a "wounded" Britain would not lie down and accept the economic damage. - The Times

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Hard Brexit, Putin, Hammond

    Sunday 15 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Theresa May will announce that Britain is seeking a clean and hard Brexit in a speech this week that will promise to create a "strong new partnership" with the European Union. The prime minister will finally lay her cards on the table, making clear that the UK is set to pull out of the single market and the European customs union in order to regain control of immigration and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Hard Brexit, mortgages, retailers

    Friday 13 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - British companies across all sectors will remain resilient after the country leaves the European Union, even if the UK heads for a "hard Brexit", according to Fitch. Officials at the rating agency said businesses would cope even if Britain did not secure a transition deal with Brussels and fell back on World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules for trade with its former EU partners. - Telegraph

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: VW, Hammond, City, housebuilders

    Thursday 12 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Six former Volkswagen executives are being charged over their alleged roles in the 2015 emissions scandal, as the company admits liability and is ordered to pay a record $4.3bn (£3.5bn) penalty, US officials have said. The men are accused of running a near decade-long conspiracy during their time at the firm and are being charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, violations of the Clean Air Act, and wire fraud, the US attorney general Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Bovis Homes, VW, UK growth forecasts

    Wednesday 11 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Bovis Homes has been accused of pressuring customers to move into unfinished houses before Christmas by offering them cash incentives, a week before it issued a profit warning. Several Bovis customers said they had been offered cheques of £2,000 to £3,000, or other incentives, if they completed on their house purchases before 23 December. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Retail sales, Tesco, Whitbread

    Tuesday 10 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - UK retail sales continued to grow at the end of last year as Britons made a late dash for Christmas gifts and festive foods, according to industry figures that add to signs the economy ended 2016 on a strong note. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) pointed to challenges ahead from rising costs and political uncertainty but said its members went into the new year having enjoyed solid sales growth over the crucial Christmas period. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Consumer spending, factory outlook, drug deals

    Monday 09 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Shoppers and business owners have signalled confidence in spending more, suggesting the credit-fuelled growth seen in late 2016 is showing few signs of flagging. Consumer spending on credit and debt cards rose 2.6pc during last year, with higher spending both online and in bricks-and-mortar retailers, according to figures from Visa. - Telegraph

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: France, Brexit, Russia

    Sunday 08 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - France is to beef up cyber-security amid growing fears that Russian hackers could try to influence its upcoming presidential election following claims that Moscow orchestrated US computer attacks to help Donald Trump. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the defence minister, said French intelligence agencies were trying "to learn lessons for the future" from the allegations by their US counterparts. - The Sunday Telegraph

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Retail sales, London property prices, Royal Mail

    Friday 06 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - British high streets endured a fourth Christmas of falling sales as shoppers switched to buying gifts online from the comfort of their sofa. Underlying sales dipped 0.1% in December, after a 5.3% fall in the same month in 2015, as clothing retailers had a particularly tough year, said the consultancy firm BDO. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: business confidence, car industry, John Lewis

    Thursday 05 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Britain's economy is bouncing back from the slump in business confidence which struck in the wake of the Brexit vote, with services, manufacturing and construction firms all reporting solid growth in the final months of 2016. At the same time the housing market showed signs of recovery, with sales on the up and construction firms receiving more orders as demand for homes rises. Businesses across the economy reported rising confidence in the final quarter of the year, making them more willing to hire and invest, according to a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce. - Telegraph

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Inflation, 'fat cats', gender pay gap

    Wednesday 04 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Ryanair and LastMinute.com been rapped over the knuckles by the advertising watchdog for trying to entice customers into buying flights and holiday deals with "misleading" advertisements. Separate complaints against the two companies have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority, while the two adverts in question have been banned. - Telegraph

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, BHS, property prices

    Tuesday 03 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Brexit could have an impact on the City in the coming months as banks decide whether to implement contingency plans to ensure they retain access to the remaining 27 EU member states by moving business out of the UK. Theresa May, the prime minister, intends to trigger article 50 - the formal process of exiting the EU - in March and some senior officials in the financial district argue that the rest of Europe could lose out if operations are shifted out of London. - Guardian

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Tandem, petrol prices, Amazon, M&A

    Friday 30 Dec 2016

    (ShareCast News) - House of Fraser is planning to invest as much as £35m in digital challenger bank Tandem as part of a tie-up that will see the upstart lender offer services to shoppers at the department store chain. The retailer, which was bought by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower in a £480m deal in 2014, is planning to offer "financial solutions" to its customers through Tandem. The chain will outline more details of the partnership when it lays out its broader five-year strategic plan in the first-half of next year. - Telegraph

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: banks, Brexit, finance chiefs

    Thursday 29 Dec 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Four major US banks handed almost 1,000 of their top City staff at least €1m (£850,000) in pay deals last year. Goldman Sachs, the highest profile Wall Street bank, disclosed that 11 of its key staff received at least €5m in 2015. The disclosures by Goldman, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Bank of AmericaMerrill Lynch show that 971 of their staff received €1m in 2015. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: BHS, house prices, Co-op, Monte dei Paschi

    Wednesday 28 Dec 2016

    (ShareCast News) - A hardship charity once chaired by Charles Dickens has been overwhelmed with requests for support from struggling shopworkers in the months since the collapse of BHS. The failure of the department store chain earlier this year, which triggered 11,000 job losses, has led to a record number of applications to the Fashion and Textile Children's Trust for help. - Guardian

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Monte dei Paschi, Brexit, Carney, house prices

    Friday 23 Dec 2016

    (ShareCast News) - The Italian government has agreed to a bailout of Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) after the world's oldest bank admitted that it had failed to raise €5bn (£4.25bn) from private investors as part of a last-ditch plan to rescue the bank. Paolo Gentiloni, Italy's new prime minister, announced in the early hours of Friday that his cabinet had agreed to the rescue and would be dipping into a €20bn fund that had already been approved by the parliament earlier this week in the event that MPS needed to be saved. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Broadband, car exports, Aquascutum

    Thursday 22 Dec 2016

    (ShareCast News) - The government has pledged to give decent broadband speeds to up to 600,000 homes via a new £400m funding pot. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has freed up the money to help homes and businesses in the "hardest-to-reach" parts of the UK receive broadband speeds considered to be essential to modern life. - Guardian

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