Latest News
13 Sep
viktor-orban
EU legislators vote to punish Hungary over breach of core values

The European Parliament has voted to rebuke Hungary over alleged breaches of the European Union’s core values by the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

13 Sep
ep youtube logo 20170602175702
EU parliament votes for new internet copyright law

A new copyright legislation gained support from EU lawmakers and could force tech giants such as Facebook and Google to payout billions to publishers.

12 Sep
dunelm
FTSE 250 movers: Dunelm right at home while The AA loses its way

London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 42% at 20,312. 13 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.

12 Sep
imperial brands blu ngps vaping ecigarettes
FDA threatens crackdown to tackle 'epidemic' of youth vaping

The American food and drug administration threatened to move against e-cigarettes as youth vaping levels reach "epidemic proportion" on Wednesday.

12 Sep
banque-d-angleterre-carney-se-dit-pret-a-prolonger-son-mandat
Thursday preview: BoE and ECB in focus

All eyes will be on the Bank of England on Thursday, with recent better-than-expected readings on the gross domestic product and wages, alongside an apparently more optimistic tone around Brexit talks out of Brussels leading some observers to speculate that the next hike in Bank Rate might not wait until the end of 2019.

12 Sep
la-chine-replique-a-trump-en-imposant-des-droits-de-douane-non-specifies
Europe close: Positive news on trade and out of China buoy shares

Stocks on the Continent finished the session with moderate gains buoyed by news that Washington had extended an olive branch to China in their ongoing trade spat.

12 Sep
serge gainsbourg smoking smoke fumer cigarette film france french
London close: Stocks jump on improved news on trade, rally in tobacco

London stocks shook off a profit warning from SSE, helped by news that the US is reaching out to Beijing before any decision on moving ahead with further trade tariffs is made and a sharp rally in tobacco stocks.

12 Sep
oil rig workers drilling offshore
Cannacord trims target price for Cairn Energy

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity stood by their 'speculative buy' recommendation on shares of Cairn Energy following the explorer's latest set of interim figures.

12 Sep
cash money sterling pound
Workers earnings still 3% below pre-crisis level

Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, UK worker’s annual wages are still £800 below where they were beforehand, research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies revealed on Wednesday.

12 Sep
ep mazda apple carplay
US open: Stocks mixed ahead of Apple iPhone launch

Trading on Wall Street got off to a mixed start on Wednesday as investors eyed tech giant Apple's annual product release event in the evening and following the release of a weaker-than-expected reading on the producer price index for August.

12 Sep
imperial brands blu
Sector movers: Tobacco sparks up, electricity fizzles

Investors could not shake their addiction to tobacco stocks, with British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands spiking higher on Wednesday.

12 Sep
Cigarettes, tobacco, smoking
FTSE 100 movers: Tobacco stocks surge on FDA news; SSE slides

London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 5% to 7,305. 99 in afternoon trade on Wednesday as tobacco shares rallied.

12 Sep
Fever-Tree, Fevertree, drinks, tonic
Markets question bid speculation around Fevertree

Shares of Fevertree are trading lower after the FT's Alphaville poured cold water on speculation around a potential bid from US drinks giant PepsiCo.

12 Sep
ep cirugia operacion trasplante
Advanced Medical profits grow despite woundcare slow-down

Advanced Medical Solutions, the woundcare and surgical device group, increased profits faster than sales in the first half of the year.

12 Sep
water tap agua fawcet
Water Intelligence profits gush higher

Leak detection firm Water Intelligence saw its shares jump on Wednesday after the company’s first half profits benefited from an increase in sales.

12 Sep
Taylor Wimpey housing 285
Housebuilders more robust than given credit for, says Barclays

Some housebuilding stocks are looking oversold, analysts at Barclays said on Wednesday, as the sector's trading has remained robust but investors have been spooked by political and economic issues.

12 Sep
sports direct mike ashley
Sports Direct trading in line, chairman Hellawell steps down

Sports Direct said on Wednesday that trading was in line with the group’s expectations of achieving a 5% to 15% improvement in underlying earnings for the current financial year, excluding the acquisition of House of Fraser, as it announced the departure of chairman Keith Hellawell and as CEO Mike Ashley survived a controversial re-election vote.

12 Sep
coins currency investment insurance business finance company
Focus on organic growth pays off again for 1pm

Independent specialist finance facilities provider 1pm announced its final results for the year ended 31 May on Wednesday, saying they reflected “strong” organic growth in revenue and profits, and further strategic growth from acquisitions during the year.

12 Sep
ep consumo televisivo
Forbidden Tech losses widen as it spends more on operations

Cloud video platform technology provider Forbidden Technologies released its interim results for the six months ended 30 June on Wednesday, reporting an increase in invoiced sales to £0. 48m, from £0. 36m a year ago.

12 Sep
n brown simplybe fashion clothing retail
N Brown CEO Angela Spindler to step down

Fashion retailer N Brown said on Wednesday that its chief executive officer Angela Spindler will leave the group at the end of this month after just over five years in the job.