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  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Auditors, Brexit, EU tariffs, Uber

    Thursday 18 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The competition watchdog has called for the Big Four auditors to split their auditing and consulting operations to address "serious" issues in the disgraced accounting sector, but stopped short of calling for a full break-up. Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG, which audit 97pc of all FTSE 350 companies, have faced extensive criticism for failing to flag problems in the accounts of clients including Carillion, BHS and Patisserie Valerie before their collapse. - Telegraph

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Asda, Intel, Netflix, Mastercard

    Wednesday 17 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France's central bank have warned, writing in the Guardian. In an article published in the Guardian on Wednesday aimed at the international financial community, Mark Carney, the Bank's governor, and Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of the Banque de France, said financial regulators, banks and insurers around the world had to "raise the bar" to avoid catastrophe. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Slow growth, waning trade, Brexit stumble

    Tuesday 16 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Experimental early warning systems for the economy, devised by the Office for National Statistics and using VAT and road traffic data, have suggested that turnover at British companies may have weakened during the first quarter. The ONS said that its new index based on VAT returns had shown a "mixed picture", with "very slightly more firms reporting a decline in turnover" between the first quarter of 2019 and the final quarter of 2018 than those posting an increase. - The Times

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Barclays, Domino's, TSB, Whitbread, Netflix

    Monday 15 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - British businesses are the most gloomy they have been about Brexit since the 2016 referendum, with eight out of 10 finance leaders expecting the long-term business environment to be worse as a result of the UK leaving the EU. The accountancy group Deloitte has warned that worries over the long-term impact of Brexit are mounting, with more than half of finance bosses expecting to rein in recruitment and spending. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Melrose, Stagecoach, Barclays, WPP

    Sunday 14 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - David Lidington, the cabinet minister overseeing cross-party Brexit talks with Labour, has insisted that there is now "more that unites than divides" the main parties, amid desperate attempts to find a breakthrough that avoids European elections that could prove disastrous for the Tories. His claims that the meetings had been "serious and constructive", with large areas of agreement, comes as Theresa May and her team want to show progress as soon as possible, in a bid to avoid taking part in European elections late next month. - Observer

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Superdry, Disney, Uber

    Friday 12 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May has dispatched shattered MPs for a 10-day Easter recess, and urged them to use the time away from Westminster to "reflect on the decisions that will have to be made swiftly on our return," after European Union leaders set 31 October as the new Brexit deadline. The prime minister addressed the House of Commons after her return from the late-night summit in Brussels at which EU27 leaders thrashed out an extension to article 50. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Starbucks, house prices, Italy, Virgin Atlantic

    Thursday 11 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - A £1m fund to help expand and improve paper cup recycling facilities across the UK will be launched on Thursday by the coffee giant Starbucks and environmental charity Hubbub. Local authorities, recycling companies and social enterprises will be invited to bid for grants of up to £100,000 on behalf of their communities to create at least 10 large-scale recycling programmes. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Bank of England, Finablr IPO

    Wednesday 10 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - European leaders have urged President Macron not to "humiliate" Theresa May as the price of granting her a long Brexit extension. In an appeal before tonight's critical summit, Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, called on EU leaders to treat Britain with respect or risk poisoning future relations. - The Times

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, retailers, LME, Sony, StanChart

    Tuesday 09 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May will go to Paris and Berlin to plead with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron for a Brexit extension on Tuesday, promising to be a good member of the European Union until departure day and claiming talks with Labour have a serious chance of reaching a deal. Before an emergency European summit this week, the prime minister will head to the continent to make the case for extending article 50 only until the end of June. However, she is also being forced to make pledges that the UK would abide by EU rules for however long it is a member, given that a longer delay and participation in European elections now look like the most likely option. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Business confidence, Holland & Barrett, Microsoft, BT

    Monday 08 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Business confidence has crashed to the lowest point since 2012, and the economy is only growing because firms are stockpiling ahead of Brexit, according to a key sentiment indicator. The BDO optimism index, which charts how businesses expect output to develop in the next three to six months, fell faster in March that at any time since the bleakest days in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008. - Guardian

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Superdry, Amazon, Huawei, Ghosn

    Friday 05 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Euan Sutherland, the Superdry chief executive who walked out of the fashion group earlier this week in protest at a boardroom coup led by its co-founder Julian Dunkerton, is to be handed a £730,000 payoff. Sutherland, along with all the other board directors, resigned on Tuesday afternoon after a shock shareholder vote backed the reappointment of Dunkerton as a board director. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, HSBC, Superdry, Melrose

    Thursday 04 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were both facing a furious backlash from their parties last night amid growing scepticism over the prospects of their talks finding a way through Brexit. No 10 and Labour claimed initially that the leaders had had a "constructive" meeting after they spent an hour and 40 minutes in the Commons working through options. They agreed to set up a working party to meet today. - The Times

  • Wednesday newspaper update: Brexit, bitcoin, Paddy Power, tax avoidance

    Wednesday 03 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May has offered to enter talks with Jeremy Corbyn to break the logjam over Brexit and let parliament decide a binding way forward if they fail to find a compromise. In a significant shift, May said she would request an extension to leaving the European Union and opened the door to accepting a softer Brexit, with No 10 not ruling out accepting either a customs union or a second referendum. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Superdry, Petrofac, FCA

    Tuesday 02 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May will summon her warring cabinet to Downing Street for a five-hour showdown on Tuesday after parliament once again failed to coalesce behind any alternative to her rejected Brexit deal. Three options - a common market, a customs union and a second referendum - were all narrowly rejected in the process of indicative votes, prompting renewed talk of a swift general election. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, minimum wage, RBS, Grainger

    Monday 01 Apr 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Almost 2 million workers in the UK are in line for a pay rise on Monday as the legal minimum wage increases by nearly 5%. Adults on pay rates rebranded as the "national living wage" will receive a 4.9% rise from £7.83 to £8.21 an hour, worth an extra £690 over a year and affecting around 1.6 million people. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Sports Direct, Debenhams, Honda, Arcadia Group, Inmarsat

    Sunday 31 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May will be warned today that her government faces total collapse unless she passes her Brexit deal - as the prime minister's aides were at loggerheads over whether to accept a soft Brexit or call a general election this week. In an emergency conference call last night Brexiteer cabinet ministers agreed they would resign if May accepted a customs union or got Tory MPs to vote for the UK to take part in European elections in May. - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Turkey, Sports Direct, smart meters

    Friday 29 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Britain faces another year in the European Union if MPs refuse to approve a central part of Theresa May's deal during an emergency sitting of parliament today. On the date the country was due to leave the bloc, the Commons will be asked to vote in favour of a stripped-down version of the deal, consisting of only the withdrawal agreement. - The Times

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Car manufacturers, Arriva, Anya Hindmarch, German bonds

    Thursday 28 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Car manufacturers have said their anxiety over Brexit is now "at fever pitch" after latest monthly production figures showed another major decline, with a 15% year-on-year drop in output in February. The double-digit drop was the ninth consecutive month in which British car manufacturing output has fallen. The industry blamed declining demand in the UK and in key European and Asian export markets for the continuing slump, which saw just 123,203 vehicles made last month, more than 22,000 fewer than the previous February. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Help to Buy, Thomas Cook, fracking

    Wednesday 27 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The EU has pencilled in April Fools' Day 2020 as a leading option for Britain's first day outside the bloc, should the UK government ask Brussels for a lengthy extension of article 50 in three weeks' time, it can be revealed. The date was to be offered at the leaders' summit last week if Theresa May had followed through on her promise to request a short extension in the event of passing her Brexit deal, and a longer one should it be rejected again by the House of Commons. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, cyberattacks, vaping, Tesco

    Monday 25 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Confidence in the UK's financial services industry is falling at its fastest rate since the height of the 2008 crisis. Political uncertainty continues to "chip away" at the sector, threatening the City's international standing, new research has claimed. Headcount has also fallen across businesses, meaning that overall employment within the sector has hit its lowest level for four years in March, according to a survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and accountancy giant PwC. - Telegraph

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