15 Mar
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Trump's new economic adviser Kudlow sparks new trade war jitters

President Donald Trump’s new chief economic adviser has triggered renewed concerns about a trade war by calling for the US to lead a coalition of nations to stand up to China.

15 Mar
Unilever opts for Rotterdam over London in head office shake-up

Unilever and the UK government have denied the consumer goods giant's decision to base its head office in the Netherlands is a vote of no-confidence in Brexit Britain.

15 Mar
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Goldman and Credit Suisse at odds on Hammerson's prospects

Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse have passed judgment on Hammerson and its proposed takeover of Intu – but with diverging views of the shopping centre operator’s prospects.

15 Mar
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Tesco is a 'visible turnaround', JP Morgan analysts say

Tesco is a visible turnaround story and the retailer will increasingly be viewed as a capital return stock, JP Morgan analysts said as they rated the shares ‘overweight’.

15 Mar
Savills makes good start to 2018 as annual profit rises

Savills said it made a good start to 2018 but highlighted market uncertainty as the estate agent and property adviser posted a 3. 5% rise in underlying annual profit.

14 Mar
Departing FCA chairman defends regulator's record

The Financial Conduct Authority’s departing chairman has defended the regulator’s record after a gruelling period when MPs published a report into Royal Bank of Scotland’s treatment of customers that the FCA wanted to keep secret.

14 Mar
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Prudential announces plan to spin off UK businesses

Prudential announced plans to split off its UK and Europe business as the life insurer posted a rise in annual profit driven by surging sales at its Asian business.

14 Mar
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Conviviality discovers £30m tax bill that threatens covenants, cancels interim divi

The bad news just kept coming for Conviviality on Wednesday as it announced that it was cancelling the interim dividend that was due to be paid at the end of the week, after its shares were suspended following the discovery of a £30m tax bill that could force the alcohol wholesaler and distributor to break its banking covenants.

14 Mar
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Melrose proposes binding GKN undertakings to MPs

Melrose Industries has sought to reassure MPs about its proposed hostile takeover of GKN by proposing binding commitments on research, pensions and other matters of political concern.

14 Mar
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Investors expect delays in Brexit talks, Barclays survey finds

Investors expect significant delays in Brexit negotiations after the UK and the EU set out contrasting versions of a deal, a survey by Barclays shows.

14 Mar
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Versarien and Team Sky to explore uses for graphene in cycling

Versarien has agreed to work with Team Sky on uses for the Aim-listed company's graphene in high performance cycling equipment.

13 Mar
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OBR commentary pours cold water on 'Tigger-like' Hammond

The Office for Budget Responsibility's spring report shows that Philip Hammond's upbeat statement that there is "light at the end of the tunnel" for the UK economy after years of austerity is based almost entirely on an improved global economy rather than any domestic improvement.

13 Mar
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Hammond raises prospect of public spending increases

Philip Hammond held out the prospect of increases to public spending as he set out improved short-term figures for UK economic growth and the public finances, including lower than expected government borrowing in 2017-18.

13 Mar
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UK growth weakest in G20 as world economy strengthens, OECD says

The world economy is strengthening but Britain will have the weakest growth in the G20 in 2018, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said.

13 Mar
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John Menzies starts 2018 well after record year

John Menzies said it made a good start to 2018 as the aviation services group reported record annual underlying profit driven by new contracts.

13 Mar
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TP ICAP's business picks up after annual profit misses forecasts

TP ICAP said business had picked up as it reported annual profit below market expectations amid low market volatility, which the interdealer relies on for client business.

13 Mar
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Computacenter profit surges on strong German growth

Computacenter’s annual profit jumped by more than a fifth as strong growth in Germany offset falling profit at the IT infrastructure company’s UK business.

13 Mar
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Old Mutual to resist legal action by US insurer Travelers

Old Mutual said it would resist a legal claim made against it by Travelers, the US insurer, related to assets Old Mutual sold in 2011.

08 Mar
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Alliance Trust hails new approach as returns outperform market

Alliance Trust said its new investment approach was paying off as it posted annual returns that outperformed the market.

08 Mar
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Stobart reports good progress in 2017

Stobart Group said it made good progress in 2017 as passenger numbers rose strongly at its London Southend Airport site.