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  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Tory leadership race, Hong Kong protests, Serco, Babcock, Arriva, Topshop

    Sunday 16 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Boris Johnson's progress towards Downing Street appeared inexorable last night as his most senior rivals began circling for jobs in his cabinet and a new poll showed that voters believe he is the only leadership candidate who can win the next election. Two of Boris Johnson's rivals - Michael Gove and Sajid Javid - used interviews with the Sunday Times to issue coded job applications. - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: No-deal Brexit preparations, Kier, Huawei

    Friday 14 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Britain's businesses are being urged to step up their preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid signs that Theresa May's successor could be prepared to leave the EU without a deal at the end of October. The Institute of Directors - one of the UK's employers' groups - said its members had so far failed to take advantage of the seven-month delay to Brexit and warned that companies should not put faith in politicians to produce an agreement. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Help-to-buy, fossil fuel, Woodford, Facebook

    Thursday 13 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - More than half of people using the government's help-to-buy loan scheme could have purchased a home without support from the state, according to Whitehall's spending watchdog. In a critical report into the government's flagship scheme to help more people get on the property ladder, the National Audit Office said about three-fifths of buyers could have bought a home without the support. - Guardian

  • Europe open: Stocks move higher on the back of gains for Oil&Gas shares

    Thursday 13 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - European stocks are recovering from early selling, with Oil&Gas shares pacing gains following reports that the crews of two tankers in the Sea of Oman were evacuated after being put ablaze.

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Mobil, FTSE 100 bosses, Arcadia

    Wednesday 12 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - More than 5 million workers across Britain are in low-paid and insecure work, leaving families struggling to make ends meet, according to a campaign calling for more firms to offer guaranteed hours to their staff. According to research published by the Living Wage Foundation, workers in Wales, the north-east and West Midlands experience the highest rates of low-paid insecure work in the country. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Woodford, Amazon, AstraZeneca, Brexit

    Tuesday 11 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - MPs have asked the City regulator to publish details of its contact with Neil Woodford and raised concerns that the Financial Conduct Authority may have been asleep at the wheel as the fund manager tumbled into crisis. The Treasury select committee wants the Financial Conduct Authority to "set out the detail of its supervisory contact" with the Woodford Equity Income Fund. It also wants to know whether the watchdog plans to launch a formal investigation of the events that led to investors being blocked from cashing out their investments and to explain "how long such a suspension should be". - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Johnson tax promise, Allied Minds, small businesses

    Monday 10 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The government has been taken to task by its own MPs for sending billions of pounds overseas to help build power plants that burn fossil fuels while claiming a climate victory on home soil. The environmental audit committee said the UK is sabotaging its climate credentials by paying out "unacceptably high" fossil fuel subsidies to developing nations, while claiming to lead world in tackling the climate crisis. It called on ministers to stop by 2021 using taxpayer funds to lock poorer nations into a fossil fuel future. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Aviva, Hargreaves Lansdown, TSB

    Sunday 09 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The UK's largest insurer, which has frequently boasted of its family-friendly policies, has pushed out one of its most senior women while she was on maternity leave.

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Huawei, Ford, Renault-Fiat

    Friday 07 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - China's Huawei Technologies needs to raise its "shoddy" security standards which fall below rivals, a senior British cyber security official said on Thursday, as the company came under increasing pressure internationally. The US has led allegations that Huawei's equipment can be used by Beijing for espionage operations, with Washington urging allies to bar the companyfrom 5G networks. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Ford, Autonomy, ITV, Ghosn

    Thursday 06 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Ford is planning to close its Bridgend engine plant, with the likely loss of about 1,700 jobs, in the latest blow to the embattled British car industry. The company is meeting workers' representatives at the south Wales plant on Thursday. A source with knowledge of the process said the plant would shut down. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Arcadia, Sainsbury's boss, Woodford, NSF

    Wednesday 05 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Sir Philip Green has agreed to pump an additional £25m into Arcadia Group's pension fund, in a deal with regulators that could pave the way for a rescue restructure of his fashion retail empire. Arcadia Group has handed security over additional property assets to the fund in response to a demand from the Pensions Regulator that the former billionaire inject another £50m to fill the group's pension black hole. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Retailers, Woodford, Tesla, Purplebricks

    Tuesday 04 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Britain's retailers are warning of a fresh wave of job losses and store closures after its health check of consumer spending showed the biggest drop in almost a quarter of a century last month. Blaming the political uncertainty that also led to a contraction in manufacturing, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said sales were down 2.7% - the weakest performance since it began its monthly survey in 1995. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Taiwan, Global airlines, Manufacturing

    Monday 03 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Beijing is prepared to take \"resolute action\" to press its claims over Taiwan, China\'s defence minister has warned as he argued that suppressing the Tiananmen revolt in 1989 was justified. Speaking at a security conference in Singapore yesterday General Wei Fenghe criticised US support for Taiwan, vowing that the People\'s Liberation Army (PLA) would not \"yield a single inch of the country\'s sacred land\". China considers Taiwan to be a breakaway province since a bloody civil war in the 1940s and seeks to unify with the island. \"Should anybody risk crossing the line, the PLA will resolutely take action and defeat all enemies,\" General Wei said. \"Any underestimation of the Chinese military\'s determination is extremely dangerous.\"- The Times

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: William Hill, Northern, Arcadia, Brexit, Trump and Tory leadership spill

    Sunday 02 Jun 2019

    (Sharecast News) - William Hill has held talks with America's biggest casino owner about a £6bn merger, The Sunday Times can reveal.

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Lib Dems, HSBC, Trump, Tory leadership, JD Sports, Netflix

    Friday 31 May 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The Liberal Democrats have surged into first place ahead of the Conservatives, Labour and the Brexit Party, a poll has revealed. The pro-Remain party topped the Times/YouGov survey with 24 per cent, the first time it has been in the lead since 2010 under Sir Nick Clegg's leadership. - The Times

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Aveva, Trainline, Populists

    Thursday 30 May 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Aveva looks set to break into the FTSE 100 after the industrial software developer\'s combination with a French rival helped to boost annual earnings by a fifth. The Cambridge-based software-maker is on course to replace Easyjet in the index of Britain\'s biggest publicly listed companies after its union with Schneider Electric in March last year. It would become the third software company in the top 100 after Sage and Micro Focus. - The Times

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: UK tax havens, UN climate talks, shop prices

    Wednesday 29 May 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The UK and its "corporate tax haven network" is by far the world's greatest enabler of corporate tax avoidance, research has claimed. British territories and dependencies made up four of the 10 places that have done the most to "proliferate corporate tax avoidance" on the corporate tax haven index. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Second referendum, steel makers, carbon emissions

    Tuesday 28 May 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to support a second referendum on any Brexit deal after the Labour leadership came under overwhelming pressure to halt the exodus of its remain voters who backed pro-EU parties at the European elections. The Labour leader said he was "listening very carefully" to both sides of the debate after the party fell behind the Liberal Democrats and also lost ground to the Greens. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: EU election, Fiat Chrysler, Renault, Monsoon Accessorize, Arcadia, British Steel

    Sunday 26 May 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Philip Hammond has warned Tory leadership candidates that they face being toppled as prime minister if they pursue a no-deal Brexit. His comments came as several leading candidates, including Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab, said that they would be prepared to leave the EU with no deal in October. - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Greybull Capital, Uber, Deliveroo, M&S

    Friday 24 May 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The wealthy investors who controlled British Steel when it collapsed into insolvency are to face a grilling from MPs, as government officials race to find a buyer for the stricken company. The government's official receiver took control of British Steel on Wednesday and is funding its operations, including the company's Scunthorpe steelworks, which is one of the last two blast-furnace operations left in the UK. - Guardian

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