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  • Neil Stuke: 'We have our children’s money in a wine fund’

  • Insurance scandal: Up to 3 million shoppers could get compensation over 'rip-off' warranties 

  • Insurance scandal: Up to three million shoppers could get compensation over 'rip-off' warranties 

  • Britain's FTSE gains on BoE stimulus expectations Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 17:01 BST

    Britain's top share index edged higher on Friday on hopes of further action from the country's central bank following poor UK economic data, with companies like Vodafone and CRH gaining on positive updates. The blue-chip FTSE 100 was up 0.5 percent at 6,730.48 points at its close, having opened lower, with the benchmark …

  • Lessons from Brexit market winners: Don't Panic Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 16:15 BST

    The best-performing mutual funds avoided explicit directional bets on the outcome of last month's UK vote to leave the European Union, sitting out the volatility by latching on early to large, defensive, dividend-paying blue chip stocks. This strategy has, so far at least, been the big winner post-referendum as UK stock …

  • Are ARM Holdings plc (LON:ARM), Stanley Gibbons Group plc (LON:SGI) and Fastjet plc (LON:FJET) shrewd buys today?

  • Form 8.3 - J Sainsbury Plc Business Wire - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 15:20 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC Business Wire - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 14:59 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Can you resist these 3 dividend winners? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 14:38 BST

    J Sainsbury plc (LON: SBRY), Royal Mail plc (LON: RMG) and Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) could give your portfolio the winning income touch, says Harvey Jones.

  • BUZZ-Marks and Spencer: Bottom of FTSE on Barclays downgrade Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 14:27 BST

    ** Retailer Marks and Spencer's shares down 2.7 pct, bottom of the FTSE 100, after Barclays cuts rating on co to "underweight" from "equalweight", PT to 290p from 410p ** Analysts say ...

  • BUZZ-Home Retail: UK competition watchdog clears Sainsbury's deal Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 08:45 BST

    ** Argos-owner Home Retail's shares +3.5 pct, second-largest FTSE 250 gainers, after UK's Competition and Markets Authority clears Sainsbury's acquisition of co ** CMA says its investigation found deal ...

  • UK lawmakers: Ashley to blame for Sports Direct's "Victorian" practices Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 00:01 BST

    British lawmakers said on Friday that Mike Ashley, founder and majority shareholder of Sports Direct, must be held accountable for what they called "appalling" working conditions and practices at the retailer's shops and warehouse. Publishing its report on the sporting goods retailer, the cross-party parliamentary Business, …

  • Sainsbury's to create 900 jobs at first 'dark store' Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 13:36 BST

    Sainsbury (Amsterdam: SJ6.AS - news) 's, Britain's second-biggest supermarket group, plans to create 900 jobs by 2020 in London at its first distribution centre dedicated to online grocery orders, it said on Thursday. The 185,000 square feet "dark store" at Bromley-by-Bow, east London, will open in the autumn and cater …

  • Form 8.3 - J Sainsbury Plc - Ordinary shares Business Wire - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 13:34 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Should you buy these 3 turnaround stocks? Fool.co.uk - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 07:10 BST

    Are these three shares ready to deliver stunning returns?

  • These stocks yield up to 8%! Are they too good to be true? Fool.co.uk - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 07:05 BST

    Royston Wild discusses the dividend prospects of four Footsie giants.

  • Why low-cost retailers like B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) are beating middle market stalwarts like Tesco plc (LON:TSCO).

  • Four ways to hit your retirement income targets Telegraph - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 09:43 BST

    Four ways to hit your retirement income targets

  • Zalando shrugs off Amazon threat to lift profit forecast Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 08:54 BST

    Zalando, Europe's biggest pure online fashion retailer, raised its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday after posting strong second quarter results, easing concerns about the threat posed by Amazon to its business. Zalando's shares, which have tumbled this year as investors have expressed fears it is more exposed to Amazon's …

  • Zalando raises 2016 profitability guidance after strong Q2 Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 07:50 BST

    Zalando, Europe's biggest dedicated online fashion retailer, raised its forecast for full-year profitability on Tuesday after reporting a jump in preliminary sales results for the second quarter. It said ...

  • Form 8.3 - J Sainsbury Business Wire - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 07:00 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - Home Retail Group Business Wire - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 07:00 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • 3 double-digit risers to buy today? Fool.co.uk - Mon, Jul 18, 2016 12:59 BST

    Should you add these three major movers to your portfolio right now?

  • 3 stocks with 20%+ upside Fool.co.uk - Mon, Jul 18, 2016 07:10 BST

    These three shares look set to rise by over 20%.

  • What exactly does Tesco guarantee? Telegraph - Sun, Jul 17, 2016 07:05 BST

    What exactly does Tesco guarantee?

  • Back to Basics: The HK start-up taking on fashion giants

    Australian entrepreneur Luke Grana, 32, seen at his company's, 'Grana', office space in Hong Kong

  • UK farmers union complains over supermarkets "fake" farm brands Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Jul 17, 2016 00:01 BST

    Britain's farmers union has formally complained to the country's National Trading Standards Institute over the use by supermarkets, including market leader Tesco (Xetra: 852647 - news) , of "fake" farm branding on some food products, it said on Sunday. The National Farmers Union (NFU) said its letter of complaint followed …

  • Form 8.3 - JSainsbury Plc Business Wire - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 15:10 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Britain's Sainsbury's trials similar concept to Amazon's Prime Now Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 12:05 BST

    Sainsbury (Amsterdam: SJ6.AS - news) 's, Britain's second largest supermarket group, is trialling a one hour home delivery service that is similar in concept to Amazon's 'Prime Now', it said on Friday. Online shopping is one of the better-performing parts of Britain's retail sector and has become a key battleground for …

  • Bilaal Mohamed considers the merits of investing in Taylor Wimpey plc (LON: TW), ASOS plc (LON: ASC) and British Land Company plc (LON: BLND).

  • Britain "doomed" if it slashes immigration - pro-Brexit retail boss Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 18:00 BST

    Britain will suffer grave economic damage if it tries to slash immigration after last month's vote to leave the European Union, according to a retail boss who was among the leading business supporters of 'Brexit'. Immigration dominated the final weeks of the June 23 referendum, with many voters apparently swayed by the …

  • Bond yield slump, low rates highlight UK pension shortfall risks Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 17:57 BST

    A $500 billion gap in British company pension schemes, exacerbated by a further fall in bond yields after last month's Brexit vote, is stretching balance sheets and could discourage investors from buying some firms' shares. The collapse in bond yields, which pension funds rely on for income to pay retirees, has left the …

  • Form 8.3 - J Sainsbury - Amendment Business Wire - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 17:22 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 - Amendment to s2(a) and 3(a) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 ...

  • Payments firm Klarna adds Lyst to its collection Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 12:23 BST

    Swedish payments firm Klarna has added online fashion start-up Lyst to its client list as it seeks to step up competition in a sector dominated by giants such as PayPal. Klarna, which processes 10 percent of European payments and launched last year on PayPal's home turf in the United States, already works with big e-commerce …

  • Should Tesco plc (LON:TSCO), Persimmon plc (LON:PSN) and Aviva plc (LON:AV) form part of your income portfolio?

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