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  • Friday newspaper round-up: Workers' rights, WPP, tech crackdown

    Friday 20 Apr 2018

    (WebFG News) - The World Bank is proposing lower minimum wages and greater hiring and firing powers for employers as part of a wide-ranging deregulation of labour markets deemed necessary to prepare countries for the changing nature of work. A working draft of the bank's flagship World Development Report - which will urge policy action from governments when it comes out in the autumn - says less "burdensome" regulations are needed so that firms can hire workers at lower cost. The controversial recommendations, which are aimed mainly at developing countries, have alarmed groups representing labour, which say they have so far been frozen out of the Bank's consultation process. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: M&S, WPP, KPMG, over-55 homeowners

    Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Marks & Spencer is to close its distribution centre near Warrington, putting 450 jobs at risk. The decision brings the total number of job losses at M&S this year to more than 1,300. In January, M&S said it was closing 14 stores, affecting nearly 500 jobs. The retailer also ditched its Neasden distribution site in London, putting a further 380 jobs at risk. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Trade, China, housing, UK tech

    Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The threat of a trade war between the United States and China is unnerving business leaders and hitting the entire global economy, the head of the World Trade Organisation has warned. Roberto Azevêdo, the WTO director-general, said that "just the possibility" of an escalation in the dispute between the two countries was having an impact on corporate investment decisions. - The Times

  • Monday newspaper round-up: UK high street, BHP Billiton, electricity bills

    Monday 16 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Dismal weather kept consumers away from the high street last month, prompting the steepest drop in shopper numbers since the end of 2010. The number of people visiting shops in March dropped 6% compared with the same month last year after strong winds and snow hit the UK. A survey of Visa card users indicated that consumer spending slid 2% in March, rounding off a poor start to the year for the retail sector. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Hammerson, WPP, Whitbread, BAE

    Sunday 15 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 shopping centre owner Hammerson could decide to renegotiate or even abandon a £3.4bn merger with a rival this week. The board is expected to meet amid growing investor unrest over a proposed tie-up with Intu, whose properties include the Trafford Centre in Manchester. - Sunday Times

  • Market Buzz: Investors play it safe going into the weekend; 'Sell the rip', BoA says

    Friday 13 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - 1700:Close Stocks carved out slight gains as the pound trimmed early sharp gains, as investors reacted positively to hints of progress in Washington's trade negotiations with Beijing and its NAFTA partners.

  • Friday newspaper round-up: TPP, VW, FirstGroup, Facebook

    Friday 13 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Donald Trump has said he would lead America back into the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact - but only if he was offered a better deal than that negotiated by the Obama administration. After reports that he was reconsidering his decision to pull out of the pact, Trump tweeted on Thursday night that he would only do so if he was offered improved terms from the 11 existing signatories, who include Japan, Australia and Canada. "Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama," he said. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Housing market, FirstGroup, Hammerson, Melrose

    Thursday 12 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Britain's property surveyors have issued the most downbeat assessment of the housing market for five years. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said that in March demand from buyers fell for the 12th month in a row, new instructions from sellers declined for the seventh consecutive month, and prices were flat nationally. Rics measures confidence in the property market by balancing surveyors seeing price rises against those seeing price falls. It said the figures were the lowest since 2013. The latest Rics survey is in sharp contrast to figures earlier this week from Halifax which revealed a spike in prices. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: IMF warning, 21st Century Fox, EDF

    Wednesday 11 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned of "darker clouds looming" for the global economy amid simmering trade tensions between the US and China, urging governments around the world to steer clear of protectionism or face negative consequences. Christine Lagarde said the current system for world trade was "in danger of being torn apart", with the potential to upset the present global economic upswing and make consumers poorer. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: WPP, auditing, trade, food

    Tuesday 10 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The outcome of an inquiry into the personal conduct of Sir Martin Sorrell could be published as early as next week as potential successors for the top position at WPP continue to emerge. WPP, the world's largest advertising agency, hopes that publishing the findings of an investigation into its long-serving chief executive next week will draw a line under a scandal that has left the group and Sir Martin vulnerable. - The Times

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Growth fears, trade war, IPOs, WPP

    Monday 09 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Brexit has fallen into second place as the most significant risk facing company bosses for the first time since the EU referendum, as weak domestic growth saps demand for their goods and services. According to a Deloitte survey of chief financial officers (CFOs) at some of the UK's biggest businesses, companies are now less pessimistic about Brexit after ministers agreed the terms of a transition period with Brussels to smooth Britain's exit from the EU. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: WPP, railways, Homebase, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, pay equality

    Sunday 08 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - WPP is under mounting pressure from shareholders to offload its £3.5bn market research division as part of a sweeping overhaul of the advertising giant. The FTSE 100 stalwart was thrown into turmoil last week after admitting that it had placed its chief executive, Sir Martin Sorrell, under investigation for alleged personal misconduct. - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Global confidence, apprentices, BP, sugar

    Friday 06 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - A blizzard of weak economic data from across the world has begun to infect global confidence, indicating that surging loan costs and monetary tightening by major central banks are inflicting damage. JP Morgan's composite index of global economic growth fell abruptly to a 16-month low in March. While it remains in expansion territory, the steepness of the drop matched the slide in early 2016 at the onset of the Chinese currency crisis. - Telegraph

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Facebook, Apple, Shell, trade war

    Thursday 05 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - More than a million Facebook users in Britain could have had their personal data accessed by Cambridge Analytica, the company revealed on Wednesday, as it increased its estimates of the total number of users affected from 50 to 87 million. Mark Zuckerberg, the embattled chief executive of the social media giant, refused to rule out legal action against the British company and insisted that he remained the best man to lead the tech firm, flatly denying he had been asked to resign. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Tariffs, Brexit, pay, Facebook

    Wednesday 04 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The Trump administration has raised the stakes in a growing trade showdown with China by placing 25% tariffs on some 1,300 industrial technology, transport and medical products to try to force changes in Beijing's intellectual property practices. The US announcement targets about $50bn of estimated 2018 imports and is aimed at hampering China's efforts to upgrade its manufacturing base. The goods include electronics, aircraft parts, medicine and machinery. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Pharma, China, De La Rue, Conviviality

    Tuesday 03 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Two of the UK stock market's biggest pharmaceutical companies have made millions of pounds in "secret" payments to healthcare professionals and organisations, an investigation by The Times has found. At least €22.3m (£19.6m) was made in anonymous payments across Europe, including €17.9m by Astrazeneca, the Cambridge-based company, and €4.4m by Shire, the rare diseases and neuroscience specialist, the research showed. The figures cover payments such as consultancy fees and "related expenses" and travel and accommodation for events organised or sponsored by the companies.

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit workforce crisis, Nex, Shell, City passport

    Thursday 29 Mar 2018

    (ShareCast News) - British businesses have been warned to brace for a severe workforce crisis triggered by Brexit, with the number of workers entering employment expected to fall behind the rate of population growth for the first time in half a century. According to employment consultant Mercer, the size of the British workforce is expected to rise by just 820,000 by 2025, marking a dramatic slowdown from the previous decade, when almost 2 million people entered employment. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Philip Green, China, Tesla, Lloyds

    Wednesday 28 Mar 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Sir Philip Green has escaped a ban from serving as a company director by the Insolvency Service over the deal to sell BHS for £1 in 2015, a year before the retailer collapsed. However, Dominic Chappell, who led the consortium that bought BHS, faces a lengthy boardroom ban after a government inquiry into the collapse of the retailer in 2016, which led to the loss of 11,000 jobs. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: House prices, Facebook, Deutsche Bank, gambling

    Tuesday 27 Mar 2018

    (ShareCast News) - House prices are falling in almost half of all London postcodes, according to new figures showing the most widespread collapse in property values across the capital since the 2008 financial crisis. The latest signs of distress will stoke concerns that sliding prices are far from confined to the most expensive homes in central London, with the figures showing a ripple effect spreading into the suburbs. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: NHS funding, new car sales, Provident Financial, Carillion, GKN, Melrose

    Monday 26 Mar 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Jeremy Hunt called health funding "crazy" yesterday as he launched a political offensive for a ten-year NHS spending deal and backed moves for a ring fenced tax. The health secretary, who has emerged as one of the cabinet's most powerful figures in recent months, said that GPs and hospitals had been subjected to "feast or famine" in the past two decades. - The Times

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