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  • European equities have defied the gloom and doom predicted after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and record-high gains by stocks like Adidas and Just Eat suggest investors are looking for growth anywhere they can find it. As interest rates turn negative, economic growth slows and inflation remains stubbornly …

  • Should you buy these 3 stocks despite their low yields? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Aug 26, 2016 14:04 BST

    Sometimes stocks on lower yields can offer greater long-term potential, says Harvey Jones.

  • 3 stocks with 6% yields for dividend hunters? Fool.co.uk - Thu, Aug 25, 2016 14:53 BST

    Roland Head flags up three stocks with generous yields and strong finances.

  • Britain's FTSE underperforms European peers, miners hinder Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 17:16 BST

    Britain's blue-chip share index retreated on Wednesday, underperforming its European peers, as a sharp drop in metals prices put pressure on the mining sector and South Africa-exposed stocks fell as the ...

  • Should you buy these 3 after today’s results? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:27 BST

    Are these three shares to buy today as prices rise?

  • UK lawmakers push for ban on plastic microbeads Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:25 BST

    Britain should ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and toiletries, a group of lawmakers has recommended, saying companies' voluntary efforts to phase them out were not enough. Microbeads are tiny plastic particles used as exfoliants in toothpastes, face washes, scrubs and shower gels. "A single shower can result …

  • UK carpet seller Headlam ups prices after post-Brexit sterling weakness Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 09:15 BST

    British carpet distributor Headlam has raised its prices after a weaker pound in the wake of the Brexit vote pushed up the cost of imports from continental Europe, showing the potential inflationary impact of sterling's decline. Headlam, which supplies independent floorcovering retailers and contractors, said August is …

  • European shares gain, led by housebuilders, mining companies Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 17:28 BST

    European shares advanced on Tuesday, with housebuilders leading the market higher and mining companies rebounding from their declines the day before. Britain's second-largest housebuilder, Persimmon, rose ...

  • Britain's FTSE buoyed by resilient Persimmon Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 17:03 BST

    Britain's leading share index rose on Tuesday, helped by a rise in housebuilders after strong results from Persimmon suggested that the sector was coping with the uncertainty from Britain's vote to leave ...

  • Are these stocks too cheap to ignore after today’s results? Fool.co.uk - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 12:26 BST

    These three firms have released solid results today. But which of them is the best buy?

  • 3 newsmaking shares to buy before they soar too far? Fool.co.uk - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 12:20 BST

    Should you buy these recovering shares before it's too late?

  • Housebuilders, miners lead European shares higher Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 09:57 BST

    European shares advanced on Tuesday, with housebuilders leading the market higher following a solid update from Persimmon while miners bounced back from sharp declines in the previous session. Persimmon ...

  • Builder Persimmon shrugs off Brexit as reservation rate rises Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 08:57 BST

    Persimmon (Other OTC: PSMMF - news) has seen a jump in reservations by buyers of new homes over the last two months, the British housebuilder said on Tuesday, despite some surveys suggesting the vote to leave the European Union could cool the housing market. Persimmon said there had been a 17 percent year-on-year increase …

  • Actress Lily James swaps corsets for perfume as Burberry model Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 17:00 BST

    British fashion brand Burberry has added another celebrity to its list of models - actress Lily James. The "Downton Abbey" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" star fronts a new advertising ...

  • Weaker commodity-related stocks push FTSE to 2-week low Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 16:48 BST

    Britain's top share index slipped to its lowest level in nearly two weeks on Monday, with commodity-related stocks leading the market lower following a drop in metals and crude oil prices. The commodity-heavy ...

  • Is it time to buy the housebuilders’ shares? Fool.co.uk - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 13:47 BST

    House builders’ shares are rising. Should you hop aboard?

  • Bats Europe (Bats), the region’s largest stock exchange operator, has made available for testing on its platform its MiFID II compliant process for order record keeping, which the exchange is proposing as the industry approach to encourage harmonisation. Bats is also making available a range of enhancements to facilitate …

  • Britain's FTSE edges up as housebuilders rise, miners lag Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 10:16 BST

    British shares edged higher on Monday, led by a rise in housebuilding stocks, with gains capped by a fall in the mining sector. The blue chip FTSE 100 index advanced 0.1 percent to 6865.87 points by 0906 ...

  • Take a look at whether the FTSE 100's (INDEXFTSE: UKX) three biggest dividend stocks are worth adding to your portfolio?

  • 3 housebuilders set to fly Fool.co.uk - Fri, Aug 19, 2016 12:26 BST

    After a correction, these three property firms are likely to resume their growth.

  • European shares snap losing streak, financials and industrials firmer Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 17:30 BST

    European shares rose on Thursday to break a four-day losing streak, boosted by dovish U.S. Federal Reserve minutes as financial and industrial stocks stood out. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up ...

  • Britain's FTSE edges up, helped by miner rally Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 17:06 BST

    UK shares edged up on Thursday, breaking a two-day losing streak after commodity-related stocks gained on the back of a weaker dollar. The blue chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.1 percent to 6,868.96 points ...

  • Should you buy Capital & Regional plc (LON: CAL) instead of these two high-yielders?

  • Britain's FTSE gains as miners rally Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 10:10 BST

    UK shares rose on Thursday, breaking a two-day losing streak after commodity-related stocks gained on the back of a weaker dollar. The blue chip FTSE 100 index rose 0.2 percent to 6874.03 points by 0858 ...

  • European shares snap losing streak, financials and industrial firmer Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 09:25 BST

    European shares rose on Thursday to break a losing streak this week, with gains in leading financials and industrial stocks helping to lift the market. The pan-European STOXX 600 index, which had fallen ...

  • Are these 6%+ yielders hot buys or hot potatoes? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Aug 17, 2016 12:51 BST

    Royston Wild runs the rule over three of London's biggest dividend stocks.

  • Three FTSE 100 yields you must check out today! Fool.co.uk - Tue, Aug 16, 2016 09:03 BST

    Berkeley Group, Legal & General and Marks & Spencer all offer a tempting combination of low valuations and high yields from the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX), says Harvey Jones.

  • Britain's FTSE at fresh 14-month high, Sage Group recovers Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 15, 2016 16:59 BST

    UK shares rose on Monday, touching a fresh 14-month high after oil stocks rallied, with Sage Group recovering from an early fall after a data breach. The blue chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.4 percent at ...

  • Do the latest figures from three major housebuilders highlight a buying opportunity for investors?

  • Britain's FTSE at fresh 14-month high, though Sage Group slips Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 15, 2016 10:22 BST

    UK shares rose on Monday, touching a fresh 14-month high after oil stocks rallied, though shares in Sage Group fell after a data breach. The blue chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.2 percent at 6,929.69 points ...

  • Builder Bovis says got better deals on land prices after Brexit vote Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 15, 2016 09:26 BST

    British housebuilder Bovis Homes (LSE: BVS.L - news) said on Monday it had renegotiated some land deals after Britons voted to leave the European Union, cutting the price it paid and factoring in a greater level of potential risk. Property was one of the first sectors hit by the Brexit vote with several commercial funds …

  • MORNING BID EUROPE-The pain in Spain and a Brexit test? Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 15, 2016 08:05 BST

    A couple of events due later in the week are worth a heads up, even if it is midsummer up here in the northern hemisphere. The former comes by way of retail sales for July, due on Thursday and some of the first hard data available - as opposed to surveys - since Britons voted in June to leave the European Union. Over …

  • 3 Brexit bargains from the FTSE 100 Fool.co.uk - Mon, Aug 15, 2016 07:25 BST

    Bilaal Mohamed takes a closer look at three Brexit casualties from the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) trading at rock-bottom prices. Could now be a good time to buy?

  • Builder Bovis says too early to assess impact of EU vote as profits rise Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 15, 2016 07:17 BST

    British housebuilder Bovis Homes (Frankfurt: 911164 - news) said it was too soon to assess the impact of the Brexit vote and a cut in interest rates on the housing market but that it had been pleased with the solid level of interest shown by homebuyers. Bovis, which saw pre-tax profits rise 15 percent to 61.7 million …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil surges 4 pct, helping Wall St hit record peaks Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 11, 2016 21:21 BST

    Stocks in the United States and Europe raced higher on Thursday helped by encouraging corporate reports and a 4 percent surge in oil prices on comments from the Saudi oil minister and a forecast for a tighter crude market. The energy sector was the best-performing major S&P group, up 1.3 percent, buoyed by the rise in …

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