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Citywire Investment News
- Saturday Papers: Backlash to hit scandal-tainted City
Sat, 18 May 2013 04:18:00 +0100
The British establishment is to make radical reforms to the listing rules on the stock exchange.
- Eiris widens glare on global atrocities with Conflict Risk Network acquisition
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:00:43 +0100
Eiris has acquired the Conflict Risk Network in a move that bolster the global research house's ability to provide information on human rights abuses around the world.
- How inventories could drive a euro recovery
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:51:52 +0100
For all the obvious problems facing the eurozone, could a major component of its difficulty simply be too much stuff?
- GAM: Great Rotation? What Great Rotation?
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:42:07 +0100
GAM fund manager Alex McKnight believes talk of a 'great rotation' from bonds into equities is overblown and explains why opportunities in the convertibles market look compelling.
Citywire Money, Tax and Property
- Castle Trust: a bet for both sides of the property market
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:44:11 +0100
We look at a company offering a savings account and a 'shared equity' mortgage that let you take a punt on whether house prices are rising or falling.
- Santander told to contact borrowers about botched rate change
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:22:56 +0100
The City watchdog has ordered Santander bank to contact 270,000 mortgage borrowers whom it failed to explain an important change in their contract five years ago.
- Buy-to-let is booming but beware the pitfalls
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:25:46 +0100
The buy-to-let market is buoyant as investors are lured by high rents and cheap mortgages.
- Landlords targeted in HMRC tax clamp down
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:00:00 Z
HMRC is demanding landlords hand over details of their properties and tenants even if they have declared rental income.
BBC Business News
- Should we all be more psychopathic?
Sat, 18 May 2013 01:09:47 GMT
Should we all be more psychopathic at work?
- Contactless 'charging errors' at MS
Sat, 18 May 2013 00:56:08 GMT
Some Marks and Spencer customers say its contactless payment terminals have taken cash from cards other than the ones intended for payment.
- Ofcom plans simplified phone numbers
Sat, 18 May 2013 00:47:05 GMT
Some people are "put off" making important calls because of confusion over the amount they will be charged, according to the telecoms regulator.
- Dravid 'shock' over cricket arrests
Fri, 17 May 2013 23:01:33 GMT
India batsman Rahul Dravid is shocked after three of his Rajasthan Royals IPL stars are arrested over spot-fixing claims.
FT.com - Financial Markets News
- Gold under pressure as investors flee
Fri, 17 May 2013 23:12:18 GMT
Demand totalled 963 tonnes, down 13 per cent in the first three months of the year, compared with the same time last year, says lobby group
- Car sales drive five-year high closer
Fri, 17 May 2013 22:36:11 GMT
The FTSE Eurofirst 300 benchmark advances 1.2 per cent to 1,248.18 over the week, with Renault, Peugeot and Fiat all leading Friday?s charge
- Dollar recovers to approach three-year high
Fri, 17 May 2013 22:28:35 GMT
Dollar hits highest level since 2010 on optimism over strength of US economy and expectations Federal Reserve might end stimulus sooner than thought
- RBS leads the FTSE 100 risers
Fri, 17 May 2013 22:22:40 GMT
Royal Bank of Scotlandl ed the blue-chip risers as financial stocks helped pull the FTSE 100 to within touching distance of its 13-year high