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World's biggest hedge fund takes £15bn bet against Europe

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
Bridgewater is shorting some of the biggest companies on the Continent meaning it will make money if their share prices fall. It suggests a positioning for a slump in markets.

ALEX BRUMMER: Melrose's bid for GKN is high risk

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
Predator Melrose may lay claim to being penny pinching accountants but are committed to spending a whopping £139.5m of shareholder funds on advisory and loan fees.

DAILY BRIEFING: Plan to beam broadband internet from space

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
Broadband internet could soon be beamed into homes, serving 3bn people, by Elon Musk’s SpaceX after the firm won regulatory backing for a new network of satellites.

London remains Europe's tech capital despite Brexit fears

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
The UK capital remains by far the biggest hub of software developers, hosting almost 100,000 more than its closest competitor - Paris, new figures have revealed.

Standard Life Aberdeen rocked as Lloyds pulls £109bn

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
Scottish Widows said it was pulling a £109bn pot out of the firm, equal to nearly 17 per cent of total assets. Widows gave Aberdeen Asset Management the right to run its money in 2014.

Tesco faces shareholder revolt over £3.7bn Booker takeover

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
Advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services said the merger would bring little benefit to Booker’s investors and that it undermined the wholesaler’s value.

GKN fights back in takeover battle

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
GKN, which supplied cannonballs to the British Army in the Battle of Waterloo and now makes parts for fighter jets and helicopters, is fighting off an unwanted £7.4bn from the turnaround specialists.

Laura Ashley blames weak pound after profit warning

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:50
The retailer, which is famous for its floral wallpaper and its pastel-coloured furniture, said sales dropped almost 8 per cent in the six months to December 31.

Rising interest rates will be good news for many people

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:24
The perception is often that higher rates are bad news but for many people rate rises - or the environment which causes them to go up - are a good thing.

Pension tips for married couples and benefits available

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:09
It may not seem like a grand romantic gesture, but making sure your spouse is financially comfortable in retirement, will go a long way towards securing your future happiness together.

Buy-to-let mortgage lets you rent a home to your children

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:03
A new family buy-to-let mortgage has been launched by Mansfield BS that actively targets those who may want to rent a home to their children - or perhaps even their parents.

Fashion retailer H&M faces another year of falling sales

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:04
The Swedish firm, the second biggest retailer in Europe, admitted it had ‘a tough start’ to the year as a high volume of stock left over from previous seasons forced it to offer heavy discounts.

Kia reveals the new Ceed - and drops its apostrophe

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:33
Kia has unveiled the new hi-tech third generation of its popular European-built Ceed hatchback – with an important grammatical twist.

FTSE live: Spike in US inflation tests stock markets

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:30
A surprise spike in US inflation rates yesterday sent markets tumbling, but Wall Street proved resilient with the Dow and S&P ending the day higher. Markets resilience will continue to be tested.

Three, Vodafone and O2 confirm mobile contract price hikes

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:44
Customers with O2 will see their bills rise by 4 per cent from April, while Vodafone will use March's RPI figure for their April price rise, and Three's precise plans remain unclear.

Pick the best (and cheapest) investment Isa platform

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:55
Choosing the right DIY platform is crucial but a wealth of choice and changes to charges have left many investors scratching their heads. We pick some of the best.

New report says London isn't ready for autonomous cars

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:40
The London Asemby report said the major hurdles the city faces lie with a lack of consumer trust, high costs of vehicles and an unprepared infrastructure.

Video game companies have rocketing share prices

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:13
The video game world can be a mystery, seen as the land of tech-savvy 'geeks' – but it is also a money spinner with the global gaming market valued at £54 billion with booming growth ahead.

VED and company car tax rates to change again in 2020

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:22
The Department for Transport has proposed car tax bands for new vehicles be adjusted to align with a new vehicle emissions test made compulsory for manufacturers last year.

Standard Life Aberdeen sees its shares slide

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:22
The FTSE 100 listed asset manager said it is 'disappointed' by the decision, which will mean a £40 million hit to its annual accounts in lost fees.
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