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Why you should invest in emerging markets now

28 August 2015

Investors may be wary of putting their money into emerging markets but for the brave the rewards could be huge.   Ben Preston, director of Orbis Investment Advisory, said that [...]

Buy, sell or hold? Amec Foster Wheeler investors still affected by low oil prices

27 August 2015

As Amec Foster Wheeler reports its interim results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors. Low oil prices continue to negatively affect [...]

FTSE 100 closes 5% down after enduring 10-day losing streak

24 August 2015

The FTSE 100 closed 5% down on Monday, after collapsing by as much as 6% at one point, as panic selling-gripped the market over fears on China’s slowing economy. The [...]

Government sells-off another 1% of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group

24 August 2015

The government has sold-off another 1% of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group, taking its shareholding to less than 13%. The latest sale takes the total raised for the taxpayer [...]

Why shares in insurer Prudential are a ‘buy’

24 August 2015

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is backing the FTSE 100 listed insurer… This week, international provider of insurance and investment products, Prudential is [...]

A third of over-50s are looking to stocks to boost their retirement fund

20 August 2015

One in three of those aged 50 or more have dived into the stockmarket and bought shares in a company in a bid to help them boost their income in [...]

FTSE 100 enters technical correction territory – what should investors do?

20 August 2015

It appears investors are starting to lose confidence in the UK market as Thursday saw the FTSE 100 index fall into technical correction territory having collapsed by more than 10% [...]

Positive results from Costain and a 15% dividend hike make the engineer’s shares a ‘buy’

20 August 2015

As Costain reports its half year results, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Costain, the engineering and infrastructure projects group, has [...]

Shares in OPG Power Ventures are a ‘buy’

17 August 2015

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, is tipping Indian firm OPG Power Ventures as a ‘buy’, he explains why… OGP is an Indian electricity company that owns [...]

Global dividend payments retreat again but full 2015 forecast is revised up

17 August 2015

Shareholder payouts dropped by 6.7% year-on-year to $404.9bn, (£258.95) a decline of $29.1bn in three months to the end of June, according to the latest Henderson Global Dividend Index. The [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Persimmon, Glencore & Imperial Tobacco

17 August 2015

Given the slow-down in property price growth over the past year shareholders will be keen to hear from Persimmon when the house-builder publishes its half-year results on Tuesday. According to [...]

TUI shares tipped as a ‘buy’ for investors

13 August 2015

As TUI reports its interim year results Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… On Thursday TUI reported very encouraging third quarter [...]

Five technology stocks which have the potential to deliver “strong sustainable returns”

13 August 2015

Geir Lode manager of the Hermes Global Equity fund, navigates the increasingly divergent tech sector to highlight five diverse stocks he believes can deliver strong, sustainable returns to investors… There [...]

Pearson agrees to sell its 50% stake in The Economist Group

12 August 2015

Following its sale of The Financial Times, Pearson has now agreed to sell its 50% stake in The Economist Group for £469m. Exor, the Italian investment company controlled by the [...]

Shares in security giant G4S are a ‘buy’ for intrepid investors

12 August 2015

As G4S reports its interim year results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… The world’s leading security group, G4S, announced its [...]

Prudential shares tipped as a ‘buy’ as insurer beats City analysts’ forecasts

11 August 2015

As Prudential reports its interim results Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… On Tuesday Prudential’s interim results beat market expectations and [...]

HSBC shares tipped as a ‘buy’ for income seeking investors

10 August 2015

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he has HSBC shares on his ‘buy’ list… In a sector that has remained generally out of favour with [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Prudential, G4S & Interserve

10 August 2015

Tuesday sees Prudential deliver its half-year results and shareholders are anticipating more upbeat figures from the insurer. The FTSE 100 constituent has enjoyed a 15% share price rise over the [...]

William Hill a ‘buy’ after acquiring stake in US lottery company

7 August 2015

Bookmaker William Hill is still a ‘buy’ after purchasing a stake in NeoGames, increasing its exposure to the US.   William Hill reported its interim results today, announcing a slight [...]

Inmarsat endures drop in revenues and profit but it is still a ‘buy’

6 August 2015

As Inmarsat updates the market Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… On Thursday Inmarsat, the global satellite and communications group, reported [...]

Travis Perkins is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre as it posts healthy results

4 August 2015

As Travis Perkins reports its interim results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Travis Perkins, the UK’s leading supplier of building [...]

Why Marks & Spencer shares are a ‘buy’ for medium risk investors

3 August 2015

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is tipping Marks & Spencer shares… Despite being in the news recently for closing nine of its ‘wrongly located’ [...]

Greek shares collapse by more than 20% as its market re-opens for business

3 August 2015

Greece’s main stock exchange the Athex collapsed on Monday after trading re-commenced following a five-week closure period. The index plummeted by as much as 23% at one point with the [...]

Government sells off a further 1% of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group

3 August 2015

The government has sold a further 1% of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group taking the total raised for the taxpayer to almost £14bn. The latest sale cuts the government’s [...]

First-half profits at HSBC jump 10% on strong Asian performance

3 August 2015

Profits at HSBC jumped 10% in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year on the back of a strong performance in Asia. On Monday Europe’s [...]

Brokers are tipping BT shares as the firm reveals solid first quarter profits

30 July 2015

Brokers are calling BT shares a ‘buy’ as the telecommunications giant reports a 9% rise in first quarter pre-tax profits. The firm also asserted that it was on track to [...]

Royal Bank of Scotland enjoys rise in quarterly profits but litigation costs hit first-half numbers

30 July 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a 27% rise in its second quarter profits helped partly by a strong performance across its personal and business banking divisions. It said its [...]

Barclays Bank sees profits rise 25% in second half but scales back dividend ambitions

29 July 2015

Barclays Bank has reported a 25% rise in statutory pre-tax profits to £3.14bn for the six months to the end of June. Barclays has seen profits in the second quarter [...]

ITV a buy for medium risk investors though future growth may be more ‘conservative’

28 July 2015

ITV continued to rebalance its business successfully with the broadcaster saying it was on track for another strong performance this year as net profits rose to £275m in the six [...]

Shares in British engineering solutions provider Costain are a ‘buy’

27 July 2015

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, picks Costain as share of the week… British engineering solutions provider Costain is a top choice for investors seeking a long [...]

Buy, sell or hold? Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Barclays, ITV & Diageo

27 July 2015

When ITV announces its second quarter update on Tuesday investors are likely to be looking at the performance of its studio business and will want an update on recent acquisitions. [...]

Ladbrokes a ‘buy’ after it strikes merger deal with Coral

24 July 2015

Bookmakers Ladbrokes has announced it will merge with smaller rival Coral, in what analysts have said will be a ‘transformative deal’.   The merged business is expected to be valued [...]

Amazon shares surge 18% after surprise profit

24 July 2015

Shares in online retailer Amazon surged 18.5% after it reported a surprise profit.   After-hours trading on Wall Street overnight pushed up the share price to $571.24, after losing 1.3% [...]

Pearson confirms it is selling FT Group to Nikkei

23 July 2015

Following wide media speculation Pearson confirmed on Thursday that it has agreed to sell FT Group to Nikkei Inc. for £844m. The disposal of the FT Group marks the end [...]

Pearson confirms it is in “advanced discussions” on possible sale of the Financial Times Group

23 July 2015

  Pearson confirmed it “is in advanced discussions” regarding the potential sale of the Financial Times. According to a report in The Guardian, German publishing group Axel Springer is emerging as [...]

Investors respond positively to improvement in Kingfisher trading

23 July 2015

As Kingfisher provides a trading update Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher reported a [...]

B&Q owner Kingfisher sees strong sales across the UK and Ireland

23 July 2015

Shares in home improvement giant Kingfisher have risen in early trading as the group reports that like-for-likes rose 3.5% in the second quarter, helped by strong performance at B&Q and [...]

ARM Holdings is a ‘hold’ for Share Centre

22 July 2015

As ARM Holdings reports this morning, Graham Spooner investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, the Cambridge based computer chip designer, Arm Holdings, reported [...]

Royal Mail is a hold for Share Centre

21 July 2015

As Royal Mail reports this morning Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, Royal Mail produced a Q1 trading update [...]

Why Easyjet is a ‘buy’ for medium risk investors

20 July 2015

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, has highlighted Easyjet as his share of the week. He explains below why he is backing the discount carrier… After reporting [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Royal Mail, Unilever & Kingfisher

20 July 2015

Royal Mail shares have jumped almost 20% over the past six months helped partly by the problems being endured at competitors CitySprint and Whistl. But on Tuesday the FTSE 100 [...]

M&S is a ‘buy’ after general merchandise shake-up

17 July 2015

High-street retail stalwart Marks & Spencer may benefit from the departure of head of general merchandise, making it a ‘buy’ for investors.   Marks & Spencer head of general merchandise [...]

Dixons Carphone marks “terrific” first year as profits jump 21%

16 July 2015

Dixons Carphone has announced that it enjoyed a 21% rise in pre-tax profits it is first annual results. On Thursday the company, which was established with the merger of Carphone [...]

Sports Direct shares are a ‘buy’ as the retailer beats market expectations in its full-year results

16 July 2015

As Sports Direct reports a 16% rise in full year underlying profits and 4.7% increase in sales Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what this means [...]

Burberry still a ‘buy’ for Share Centre, despite sales drop

15 July 2015

As Burberry reports this morning, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… Global brands group Burberry’s first quarter trading update reported a fall in [...]

FTSE 100 enjoys gains as Greek deal leads shares higher

13 July 2015

The FTSE 100 closed 1% up on Monday following the news that Greece had managed to seal a deal with its creditors. London’s blue-chip index finished the day’s session, 64.57 [...]

Brokers tipping consumer goods giant Unilver as sales in the US and Europe rise

13 July 2015

With UK consumer spending set to hopefully rise from its current levels a number of brokers have come out in support of FTSE 100 giant Unilever and are calling it [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Burberry, Dixons Carphone & Sports Direct International

13 July 2015

With Burberry shares down by some 13% over the past three months investors will be eager to hear some positive news when the group reports its first quarter trading update [...]

Unclaimed shares: does Standard Life owe you £1,270?

10 July 2015

A total of 65,000 have just a year to claim the shares and even cash owed to them by Standard Life.   When The Standard Life Assurance Company demutualised in [...]

Summer Budget accused of ‘stifling aspiration’

10 July 2015

The chancellor has been accused of ‘stifling aspiration’ by restricting dividend and buy-to-let allowances in the summer Budget.   Karen Clark, a tax expert at accountants Baker Tilly, said simplification [...]

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