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- FTSE steady amid caution over Russia sanctions
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0100
(Update) Profits warning hits GlaxoSmithKline. FTSE 100 edges higherdespite fear of more punitive EU sanctions against Russia.
- What?s behind the rise of shareholder activism?
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:59:36 +0100
It has been a busy year for shareholder activism with a number of firms facing investor revolts over executive pay.
- Chelverton's Taylor buys Jupiter and River Mercantile
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:35:39 +0100
Top performing equity income investor's enthusiasm for fund managers and good dividendsovercame his distaste forflotations.
- A global income newcomer HINTs at its potential
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:30:00 +0100
James Carthew assesses a globalequity income investment trust that has been a little overlooked by investors.
BBC Business News
- Facebook reports surge in profits
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:21:22 GMT
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.
- Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:25:20 GMT
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
- Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:56:18 GMT
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.
- IMF forecasts lower US growth
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:39:02 GMT
The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.
- Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:11:41 GMT
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues in Gaza.
- Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:10:56 GMT
The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony is under way at Celtic Park in Glasgow.
- Assault MP speaks of 'deep regret'
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:58:20 GMT
The Tory Party is discussing the future of MP David Ruffley, who was cautioned by police for assaulting his ex-partner.
- VIDEO: Susan Boyle sings as Queen arrives
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:25:35 GMT
Susan Boyle treats the crowd at Celtic Park to rousing version of Mull of Kintyre as part of the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, shortly before the arrival of The Queen.
Citywire Money, Tax and Property
- How to prevent a midlife mortgage crisis
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:31:28 +0100
As lenders clamp down on affordability, borrowers in their 40s and 50s are finding it harder to secure a mortgage.
- Borrowers may have to repay mortgages with pensions
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0100
Interest-only borrowers could be forced to use their pensions to pay their home loans, Age UK has warned.
- Homeowners could buy more state pension
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:57:48 +0100
Health minister Paul Burstow says pensioners should be allowed to use the equity in their homes tobuy morestate pension.
- Could a home 'equity bank' help boost pensions?
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0100
A think-tank has urged the government to set up a state-backed equity release scheme to enable more pensioners to tap into the value of their homes.