Mindful Money’s news round-up: Friday 13th May 2011

13th May 2011

Story of the day:

From the Guardian, Is climate change affecting Superdry's share price? The impact of high cotton prices and an unusually hot April has left them with underwhelming quarterly sales.

Superdry owner's shares fall £300m after sales growth slowdown

And the best of the rest:

The Telegraph are discussing how the rise in university tuition fees will affect those who invest in student property as the amount of students who choose to live at home will rise dramatically.

House prices: New threat for buy-to-let landlords

The Guardian are looking into payday loans are seen as legal loan sharks, but are these highly advertised companies making people even poorer – Wonga boss would say they are not .

Wonga boss fights back against critics

The Independent has looked at how insurers are going to faire after the spell of natural disasters since the beginning of the year.

Lloyd's of London disasters claims set to hit £2.4bn

Also on the Independent, shareholder activism, gambling group William Hill shareholders take a vote on a pay rise for chief executive.

Executive pay triggers revolt at William Hill

BBC News is reporting on how promising economic results for Germany and France is increasing confidence.

Germany's economy grew 1.5% in the first quarter

This is Money is looking into how family income has been dramatically affected by the recession.

Family incomes plunge by £1,000 a year

The Wall Street Journal are discussing the changing shape of the housing market, foreign buyers are taking over the luxury housing market, due to booming emerging market economies.

The New Global City

Reuters is reporting on how the strong growth in Germany and France has created confidence in the stock market and the Euro.

Stocks, euro rise after upbeat growth data


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