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David Stevenson: dividends may soon be a problem for stock markets

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:00:00 Z

I've written hundreds of pages on the importance of dividends, but they could soon become a problem, rather than a solution, for volatile stock markets. Read more

Miners and oil stocks boost FTSE as Ocado hits record high

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:31:00 Z

Miners and oil majors lead FTSE 100 higher as Ocado hits record high on strong first quarter sales. Read more

Terry Smith unshaken by investors' 'incredulity' over Facebook buy

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:04:00 Z

Star fund manager faced questions over purchase of social media giant for Fundsmith Equity at annual general meeting. Read more

Standard Life Aberdeen scores legal victory over Lloyds sacking

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:26:00 Z

Tribunal rules Lloyds was not entitled to sack fund group as manager of £100 billion of funds for Scottish Widows pension customers. Read more

The Expert View: JD Sports, Aston Martin and Just Group

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:00:00 Z

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Miton and Worldpay. Read more

Tuesday Papers: Lyft seeks $23bn valuation

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 03:47:03 Z

And Speaker John Bercow delivers fresh blow to May’s Brexit deal hopes. Read more

Overnight Markets: Wall Street advances ahead of Fed meeting

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:30:00 Z

Boeing Co plunged 1.8% as the company faced increasing scrutiny following a fatal crash in Ethiopia. Read more

Four arrests as SFO probes collapsed mini-bond firm

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:38:00 Z

Four individuals have been arrested as the Serious Fraud Office launched an investigation into failed mini-bond manufacturer London Capital & Finance. Read more

Miners and banks boost FTSE as Footasylum surges on JD Sports bid

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:41:00 Z

Miners and banks drive up FTSE 100, while Footasylum shares surge on JD Sports takeover. Read more

Five shares the pros are buying and selling

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:00:00 Z

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Citywire AA-rated Nick Train's latest buy. Read more

Monday Papers: Commerzbank and Deutsche begin merger talks

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 03:17:34 Z

And Theresa May will cancel Brexit deal vote if she does not believe she can win it. Read more

Asian shares gain as investors await US-China trade developments

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:30:00 Z

The Nikkei 225 advanced as stocks of index heavyweights Softbank Group, Fast Retailing and Fanuc all jumped. Read more

Sunday Papers: Back my Brexit or we’ll never leave, says Theresa May

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 06:05:29 Z

And Domino’s Pizza accused of misleading the City as franchisees ramp up row with pizza delivery giant. Read more

Saturday Papers: Philip Green eyes job and store cuts in Topshop revamp

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 05:34:46 Z

And Interserve collapses into administration after investors reject rescue deal. Read more

FTSE buoyed by vote for Brexit delay as oil majors rally

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:33:06 Z

FTSE 100 rises after MPs vote for Brexit delay, with Shell and BP among the risers as oil price continues to rise. Read more

The Expert View: Capita, Kingfisher and Cineworld

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 05:00:00 Z

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including DFS and Savills. Read more

Friday Papers: UK parliament votes overwhelmingly to seek Brexit delay

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 03:24:33 Z

And Boeing investors grab protection amid uncertainty over 737 Max. Read more

Overnight Markets: US stocks end mostly lower on trade-deal uncertainty

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:00:00 Z

General Electric gained 2.8% after chief executive Larry Culp set conservative profit targets for this year. Read more

City watchdog considers ban or cap on platform exit fees

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:18:55 Z

Financial Conduct Authority to introduce new rules making it easier and cheaper for investors to switch between online share-dealing and fund supermarkets. Read more

Beleaguered Barnett hails dividends at their cheapest in a century

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:58:00 Z

Invesco income manager is enduring a poor run of performance but is sticking with the UK domestic stocks that have cost him. Read more