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Stockbroker tips BT as a ‘BUY’

7 June 2013

UK stockbroker The Share Centre is tipping BT has a ‘buy’ following some strong results from the fixed-line telecommunications giant writes Philip Scott. In May the FTSE 100 listed group announced to the market that for the year ended 31 March, pre-tax profits rose 2% to £2.5bn, even though revenues endured a 5% fall £18bn. […]

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Samsung’s big screen smart phones stealing a march on Apple in Asia while Facebook is “just a social club” says Lombard Odier tech manager

4 June 2013

Lombard Odier Technology fund manager Bolko Hohaus says his fund has doubled its exposure to Asia in the past year to roughly 30 per cent in the belief that technology will form an increasing part of Asian GDP. He says that, among other things, there is an increase in intellectual property being generated in Asia. […]

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The Bundesliga and Sky Deutschland- 1 / The English Premier League and BSKYB – 0

26 May 2013

Bayern Munich may have beaten Borrussia Dortmund 2-1 with Arjen Robbin scoring in the last few minutes of the Champion League final at Wembley this weekend,  but Barry Norris, Co-Founder and Fund Manager at Argonaut Capital finds another reason why investors with an interest in football should be looking to Germany in this note below. […]

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Can Google Trends help construct a winning trading strategy?

26 April 2013

This is sure to cause some excitement among those looking for a new way to crack the secrets of the stock market. A academic paper published on Nature.com suggests that using Google Trends to analyse search terms can help predict trading behaviour and could allow investors to devise a strategy to land big returns. Tobias […]

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Apple’s revenue fall and share buyback plans – the market reaction

24 April 2013

Apple has posted its first year on year drop in net revenue in a decade down 17 per cent to nearly $9.5bn. But it has also sought to assuage investors’ concerns by announcing an unprecedented cash return to investors – at $55bn through a share buyback. Here Mindful Money rounds up the market’s mixed reaction. […]

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Tesco’s retreat from US expected imminently

9 April 2013

Tesco’s retreat from the US, when it happens, is hardly going to be a surprise. The British supermarket did not – thankfully – bet the house on the venture, just a substantial portion of its cash and little bit of its reputation. That magic Tesco formula was not repeatable stateside though, of course, Tesco sought […]

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Mobile e-commerce close to profitability tipping point says Standard Life

4 April 2013

Standard Life Investments say that cable TV and global operators are emerging as the winners in the new digital economy. In its latest global outlook, Dominic Byrne Investment Director, Global Equities says that the law of physics dictates that cable networks are better suited to delivering high speed two way data connections, given their much […]

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What is Tesco doing buying restaurant chain Giraffe?

14 March 2013

Financial journalist Tony Levene considers what Tesco’s purchase of Giraffe means for the overall strategy and the supermarket wars. “Even some fans concede the world food repertoire leave much to be desired and the service is ever more hit-and-miss.”  That quote might sound like a judgement on Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, even if the world […]

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It may resist Einhorn, but what will Apple do with its $137bn cash pile?

19 February 2013

Usually when a company is subject to shareholder activism, it is because its management are paying themselves too handsomely, or it has bought a bad business for too much money. It is seldom that it has been too prudent with its balance sheet. Yet, this is exactly what is happening to Apple. It is being […]

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Manchester United shareholders have $3bn reasons to cheerful

28 January 2013

When Manchester United held an IPO on the New York stock market last year, it met with suspicion from many fans who felt it was simply a cash raising exercise for the club's controversial owners the Glazers. That listing was actually the second attempt, as a previously planned partial float in Singapore, had been abandoned […]

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