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Will the now self-evident slowdown in the Chinese economy result in a hard landing? Will it prompt another outbreak of deflationary "currency wars” among the world’s biggest economies? Does it presage…

Despite lacking strong comparatives, Whitbread has started the year well in both core divisions. Analysts are comfortable with the underlying UK economic recovery and point to major drivers this…

So what’s the yield? Well, the “7%” coupon income comes as two semi-annual payments of £3.50 in April and October for a total of £7. So you might say that the yield is £7 ÷ £105.90 or 6.61%. That is…

Consider crime down by a third, more police on the streets, peace in Northern Ireland, civil partnerships and the minimum wage. Blair’s ultimate nemesis was the war in Iraq, a side-step that saw him…

What a difference a quarter makes

The London Stock Exchange Group's 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

The recent histories of the FTSE 100 and the FTSE All Share eloquently describe the challenges facing investors. Investing in these indices just over 16 years ago on 1st January 2000 would have…

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As has been experienced in post-war Japanese society for instance, rapidly Westernising societies have an established tendency to alter their drinking patterns towards established Western brands.…

These changes mean that anyone receiving annual dividends in excess of £5,000 will be liable to this tax, which is payable via your annual tax return. The key points are as follows: The government…

Amec made the major acquisition of US peer, Foster Wheeler in 2014. This effectively doubled Amec’s global scale, mainly in downstream oil services and onshore US. The timing of this deal was…

Shell point out the highly complementary overlap of BG Group, particularly in Liquefied Natural Gas and BG’s deep water assets in Brazil.