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Hornby loses almost three quarters of its value in just 48 hours

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:42
Hornby issued its fourth profit warning in three years on Wednesday, and had the worst day in its trading history with stock dropping 60 per cent.

More than £9bn wiped off the value of UK's biggest banks as global markets suffer

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:32
Fears of negative interest rates and a profits warning at French giant Societe Generale shredded the nerves of investors on both sides of the Atlantic.

Clarks set to axe 170 head office jobs as footwear firm is hit by slowing sales

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:23
The High Street stalwart has been hit by slowing sales and competition, and is undoing a mini-crisis after its long-serving chief executive and finance director left last year.

JAMES ASHTON: Slump sparked by a perfect storm of oil prices and the misfiring Chinese economy risks becoming a full-blown crisis

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:02
Central bankers clambered from the rubble of the Great Panic of 2008 adamant that the global economy should never be caught out so badly again.

Government borrowing costs hit record low of 1.22% amid speculation BoE may not raise rates until end of the decade

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:59
The yield on 10-year gilts fell to an all-time low as nervous investors dump risky assets such as bank shares and look to the apparent safety of government debt.

Oil price back at 12 year low with up to 2m excess barrels being produced a day

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:59
Record US supply figures, the prospects of weaker demand, and a forecast by Goldman Sachs that the price will stay low for the rest of this year all helped send the price of crude lower yesterday.

Bristol airport warns local economy could lose £843m if Wales wins right to set a lower rate of passenger duty at Cardiff

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:56
If Wales is given autonomy over setting APD Bristol Airport warns it will see a 25 per cent drop in numbers by 2020 as they flock to neighbouring Cardiff where flights would be cheaper.

The FTSE giant bucking the gloom: Support services firm DCC sees jump in shares after posting rising profits

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:55
The company, which provides sales, marketing and distribution services, said its operating profits of £221.7m were ‘very significantly ahead’ of the previous year.

Profit slump at Jaguar Land Rover as Indian-owned car maker sells record number of cheaper vehicles   

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:55
The Indian owned firm changed its strategy in the wake of the downturn by launching a range of lower cost cars such as the XE which is also known as the baby Jaguar.

MARKET REPORT: Traders attack the rise of the machines with automated algorithmic computer systems blamed for sharp share price drops

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 21:55
Well gone are the days when an investor made a decision to buy or sell a share and conveyed this information to a stockbroker, who then routed the order to an exchange.

Third of young adults too scared to check their bank account

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:03
Research released as part of National Student Money Week also found that 34 per cent of young adults expect to go into debt this year.

Investing Show: Tim Price says Japan is 'standout value opportunity'

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:44
Against a backdrop of bad headlines, contrarian investor Tim Price explains where he is looking for good news in the latest episode of the Investing Show.

When retailers boast a 'biggest ever sale' do they have to justify it?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:39
I've noticed that every other retailer seems to be having its 'biggest ever sale' or 'best ever sale'. Do they have to justify these grand claims at all or is it just hyperbole to lure us in?

BT cracks down on cold callers with free service to divert 25m nuisance calls

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:38
BT is set to launch a free service for customers to stop cold callers from getting through to their home phone lines and divert them instead to a junk voicemail inbox.

Investors send price of gold to one-year high as global stock markets slump

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:38
The precious metal rose another $50 or 4 per cent today to $1,248 today – the highest price since February 2015 and taking its appreciation since the start of the year to 18 per cent.

Driverless cars will prevent 95% of all traffic collisions say experts

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:50
Experts have said we will have to wait some time for autonomous cars, with all vehicles predicted to be 'highly autonomous' by 2040 but not fully driverless until 10 years later.

FTSE CLOSE: Footsie tanks again on weak oil prices and bank woes

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:41
The FTSE 100 closed down 135.33 points at 5536.97 as investors worried about the health of the banking sector and a plunge in the oil price back to £30.

Enterprise Inns sees net income grow by 1.6 per cent as it braces itself for the end of the 17th century 'beer tie'

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:32
The Solihull-based firm said like-for-like net income beat expectations, growing by 1.6 per cent at its leased and tenanted estate for the 19 weeks to February 6 compared with a year ago.

Sterling drops to 13 month low versus the euro amid 'Brexit' worries

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:57
The CBI downgraded its forecast for 2016 UK GDP growth to 2.3 per cent, down from its previous estimate of 2.6 per cent made in November, with its 2017 forecast cut to 2.1 per cent from 2.4 per cent.

HSBC goes ahead with pay rises despite warning of uncertain outlook

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:39
A memo by chief executive Stuart Gulliver has revealed that the bank will cut costs in a different way while going ahead with pay rises which it had previously ruled out, according to Reuters.