Stock Connect Opens UK And China Stock To Both Markets

Stock Connect means it’s now possible to trade UK shares in China and vice versa. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced on 17 June that UK companies listed on stock markets will become the first foreign businesses to be listed in China. The new London-Shanghai Stock Connect initiative goes live on 17 June, meaning UK listed […]

Bank of England Two Year Interest Rate Outlook

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meet on 20th June, and raising interest rates is likely to be a topic under consideration. Three senior members of the Committee have already warned that the UK is likely to need to raise interest rates several times in the next two years, irrespective of the global trade […]

Has Metro Bank’s Stock Price Been The Victim Of Fake News?

Metro Bank’s shareholders have been put through the wringer this year. In January, the challenger bank’s share price reached a comfortable 2202p, but by 13 May it had fallen to 475p per share. And now traders have begun speculating that the latest price dip is due to a ‘fake news’ rumour that was spread on […]

Is RBS back On Track?

It has been 11 years since RBS got a £45bn bail out – the largest bank bailout in history. At the time, the bank’s rescue was greeted with anger and derision by the tax-paying public, but over the years it has gradually reached its milestones and even shown signs of new growth. As it prepares […]

UK Housing Market Eyes Summer Jump

The property market is likely to experience a sudden jump in house prices across the United Kingdom thanks to buyers and sellers becoming ‘bored of Brexit’ uncertainty. According to the property website RightMove, house prices jumped by £3,000 this month, signalling a surprising upturn. After a few months of dropping house prices across the UK, […]

BAE Systems Takes Hit After Germany Embargo

Germany has approved moves to block exports of its arms to Saudi Arabia, after Angela Merkel expressed deep concerns about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. BAE Systems has reported that this could have unintended consequences on the fulfilment of its current contracts to Riyadh. BAE is reliant on Germany, and other governments, […]

Another Airline Bites The Dust: Flybmi Collapses

Flybmi is the latest airline casualty to hit the news, with its 16 February 2019 collapse leading to many passengers being stranded throughout Europe. This news follows on from Ryanair’s profits warning which was announced in early February and Thomas Cook’s decision to sell off its airline brand. UK Domestic Airline Sector In Crisis? Investors […]

UK Energy Crisis After Anglesey Collapse

Does Hitachi’s decision to scrap plans to build the Anglesey nuclear plant signal the start of a UK energy crisis?  The Japanese company Hitachi announced on 17 January that it will be suspending plans to build a £20bn nuclear power plant in the Wylfa Newydd area of Anglesey. This decision is down to the increased […]

HMV Latest Retailer To Go Into Administration

HMV is the latest of the UK high street retailers to go into administration: and this is the second time in the past six years. The music retailer has appointed KPMG to try to keep the business running as long as possible, while a buyer is sought. If no successful business sale is enacted, it’s […]

Royal Mail Stock Struggles

Times are looking tough for Royal Mail recently, with their need for cost savings being prohibited by weighty market factors. But is there a glimmer of hope in the future for them? Revenue Up When Royal Mail posted its revenues for the first half of the year, they were up 1% on 2017. They recently […]

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