- UK consumer confidence hits 12-year high in March - GfK Reuters - UK Focus - 7 hours ago
British consumer morale rose to its highest level in more than 12 years this month, continuing an upward trend which economic polling company GfK said could boost Prime Minister David Cameron's hopes of re-election in May 7's election. GfK said its monthly consumer confidence index rose to +4 in March from +1 in February, …
- US stocks surge on pharma deals, China stimulus talk AFP - 10 hours ago
- Economic troubles threaten to derail global advertising spend Telegraph - 10 hours ago
Ad spend forecasts for 2015 have been downgraded over economic concerns in Russia, Ukraine and China - but the UK market will grow at twice the global rate
- London open: Stocks snap losing streak on central bank hopes Sharecast - 21 hours ago
UK stocks were snapping a four-day losing streak on Monday morning as hopes for central bank support repaired sentiment.
- Ex-divs to take 3.3 points off FTSE 100 on April 2 Reuters - UK Focus - 21 hours ago
The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...
- Vodafone says Axel Springer's Dopfner will join board Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 07:36 BST
Vodafone Group said Mathias Dopfner, chairman and chief executive of German media group Axel Springer, would join its board as a non-executive director. Vodafone chairman Gerard Kleisterlee said Dopfner ...
- Week ahead: Non-farm payrolls and UK retail results to steal the show Sharecast - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 16:26 GMT
Next week is set to be a busy one for financial markets in London with investors having to digest a flurry of global economic data and corporate results from a number of prominent UK retailers.
- Europe pushes back verdict on Bristol immune system cancer drug Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 15:14 GMT
European regulators have postponed a decision on whether to recommend approval of a closely watched Bristol-Myers Squibb drug that helps the immune system fight cancer, officials said on Friday. Nivolumab, which is already approved in the United States under the brand name Opdivo for melanoma and lung cancer, was on the …
- PM Cameron edges Miliband in first election tussle, as both struggle against Paxman Sharecast - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:58 GMT
In the first televised political exchange of the UK 2015 general election campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron edged out Labour party leader Ed Miliband according snap polls. However, the latter is thought ...
- MEDIA-Trinity Mirror in talks to buy regional publisher Local World for about 200 mln stg- Guardian Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:18 GMT
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- 'Financial education needs to be taken seriously' Telegraph - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 10:05 GMT
We cannot allow something as important as financial literacy to be watered down and passed off as an issue fixed by a paragraph in the curriculum, says Kate Crowhurst
- Final curtain for 'Downton Abbey' after Season 6 Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 22:04 GMT
The hugely successful British period drama "Downton Abbey" will wind up after the sixth season, its executive producer said on Thursday, but a possible movie version cannot be ruled out. "There's so many different explanations" for the decision, Gareth Neame said in a conference call with reporters. Creator Julian Fellowes, …
- Jim Slater: This is how I plan to profit from Crossrail Telegraph - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 21:05 GMT
One stock is superbly positioned to benefit from the London market, says our renowned stock-picker
- Downton Abbey to wind up after sixth season, producer says Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 16:55 GMT
The hugely popular British period drama "Downton Abbey" will wind up after the sixth season, its executive producer Gareth Neame said on Thursday. "There's so many different explanations" ...
- How to buy (or sell) a house on Facebook Telegraph - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 16:48 GMT
Go on Facebook, check out your friends' selfies, 'like' a few baby pictures, and buy a flat of course
- How to sell your flat on Facebook and save £8,000 Telegraph - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 16:48 GMT
Go on Facebook, check out your friends' selfies, 'like' a few baby pictures, and sell a flat of course - or buy one
- ITV warns Downton Abbey sixth series will be the last Sharecast - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 16:28 GMT
ITV and series producer Carnival Films on Thursday revealed that hugely successful television period drama series Downton Abbey will come to an end at the conclusion of the sixth series.
- UK court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 13:22 GMT
Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that 27 "frank" letters written by Prince Charles to ministers in 2004-2005 can be disclosed to the media, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king. The Guardian newspaper has sought for a decade to obtain the letters sent to ministers under …
- Sky Deutschland CEO Sullivan quits for Fox -sources Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 11:01 GMT
Sky Deutschland (LSE: 0OCM.L - news) Chief Executive Brian Sullivan is leaving the company and two sources familiar with the matter said he was headed for a senior post at Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. The German pay-TV operator, which is also part of the Murdoch empire, said on Thursday Carsten Schmidt, currently …
- Supergroup pledges first dividend in 2016 as part of strategy update Sharecast - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 08:37 GMT
Supergroup chief executive Euan Sutherland has unveiled his new strategy for the company, including the introduction of a dividend in 2016 and the repurchase of its North American rights.
- Rio Tinto moved by call for iron ore cap Telegraph - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 20:14 GMT
Market report: FTSE slips while Rio Tinto's iron ore production policy back in the spotlight
- BBC drops "Top Gear" presenter Clarkson over attack Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 16:45 GMT
The BBC on Wednesday dropped British "Top Gear" motoring show presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who built a global fan base while repeatedly causing offence with strongly worded views, after finding he had physically attacked a producer. The fate of Clarkson, 54, had been the subject of feverish speculation in Britain and beyond …
- Sir Martin Sorrell warns UK businesses not to be complacent when it comes to China Telegraph - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 15:06 GMT
Chief executive of marketing and advertising giant WPP Group says China a greater threat than Silicon Valley
- BBC will not renew suspended presenter Jeremy Clarkson's contract Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 14:07 GMT
The BBC said on Wednesday it would not renew the contract of Jeremy Clarkson, the lead presenter of its popular motoring programme "Top Gear" who was suspended after a "fracas" with a producer. "It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract," Tony Hall, the …
- You'll never guess who's more popular than One Direction? Telegraph - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 13:30 GMT
The most viewed UK home, a cameo from Arsenal's Ian Wright, and doubling house prices - the 9 things you didn't know about Rightmove
- 9 things you didn't know about Rightmove Telegraph - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 13:30 GMT
The leading property search website is a more popular search term than One Direction - until today that is...
- UK inflation expectations rise for first time since August - Citi/YouGov Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:46 GMT
The British public's expectations for inflation in the next 12 months and further ahead rose this month for the first time since August, according to a survey published on Wednesday. "Although headline CPI (Other OTC: CPICQ - news) inflation is at zero and may well turn slightly negative in coming months, there is no …
- The clocks spring forward this weekend: here's why we should never change them back Telegraph - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:59 GMT
In the early hours of Sunday morning, clocks spring forward an hour, marking the start of British Summer Time. Here are five reasons why the glorious institution of daylight savings time should be adopted ...
- Should You Sell Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC And Buy Monitise Plc? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:41 GMT
Is it time to lock in some gains on Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC (LON:MONY) and consider upcoming alternatives such as Monitise Plc (LON:MONI)?
- 3 Stocks Comprising A Quarter Of Nick Train’s Top Investment Trust: Unilever Plc, Diageo Plc & Reed Elsevier plc Fool.co.uk - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:39 GMT
Dave Sullivan takes a look at the top three holdings of Nick Train's Finsbury Income And Growth Trust plc (LON:FGT): Unilever Plc (LON: ULVR), Diageo Plc (LON: DGE) and Reed Elsevier Plc (LON: REL).
- Moneysupermarket founder cancels 6.4 percent stake sale Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 08:55 GMT
The founder of British price comparison company Moneysupermarket.com, Simon Nixon, on Wednesday scrapped a plan to sell a stake of up to 6.4 percent in the company, less than a day after announcing it. ...
- Moneysupermarket share sale priced, offer size revised -source Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 07:24 GMT
Moneysupermarket.com founder Simon Nixon is selling up to 59.4 million pounds of shares in the UK price comparison company, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The price range for the ...
- London close: FTSE 100 pares session gains to end lower on low inflation woes Sharecast - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 17:35 GMT
London's FTSE 100 index underperformed its European peers on Tuesday as investors cut exposure on the back of inflation data from the UK and US.
- Moneysupermarket.com founder to sell 6.4 pct stake in firm Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 17:26 GMT
The founder of financial services price comparison firm Moneysupermarket.com intends to sell up to 6.4 percent of the company's issued share capital, reducing his stake to about 10 percent. The sale of around 35 million shares in a placing could earn Simon Nixon, who founded the company in 1993, about 100 million pounds …
- Wednesday preview: Balfour Beatty to swing to annual loss and suspend dividend, analysts predict Sharecast - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 16:50 GMT
Balfour Beatty is expected to report annual losses and suspend its dividend on Wednesday following four profit warnings.