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Barratt looks to banish fears over stamp duty and Help to Buy

“Shareholders in housebuilders have been looking on nervously, as the stamp duty land tax break has ended and the rules for Help to Buy continued...

Fri, 15/10/2021 - 11:03


James Halstead extends dividend growth streak to 44 years

“The pandemic couldn’t knock flooring specialist James Halstead off its stride and now investors will be waiting to see how the Bury-based company tackles...

Thu, 07/10/2021 - 15:01


S&U shows the benefits of keeping it simple as profits and dividend rise

“Lower loan impairments as the pandemic’s impact starts to ease, prudent lending policies and a new online portal all mean that specialist finance provider ...

Fri, 01/10/2021 - 10:16


What does the bear market in mining stocks mean for the FTSE 100?

“Oil, gas and energy prices are grabbing all of the headlines as they rise but investors will be fretting over industrial metal prices, albeit for...

Thu, 23/09/2021 - 13:09


IQE could yet earn a good slice from its wafers, even after testing first half

“As investors keep reading about shortages of silicon chips, strong demand for electronic gadgets and the wonders of fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology, they could be...

Wed, 08/09/2021 - 13:54


Gold bugs still swear by precious metal, 50 years after the end of Bretton Woods

“Gerald Scarfe’s famous ‘Expletive deleted’ cartoon made his views on Richard M. Nixon very clear and for all of the revisionist analysis of the foreign...

Thu, 02/09/2021 - 15:11


BHP looks to pull the plug on its petroleum assets

“Confirmation from BHP that it is in talks to merge its oil and gas assets with those of Woodside Petroleum, potentially in exchange for...

Mon, 16/08/2021 - 12:10


BHP Group full-year results: Tuesday 17 August

BHP’s shares are trading at pretty much an all-time high, helped by hopes for a post-pandemic economic recovery, commodity price strength and the company’s...

Thu, 12/08/2021 - 17:07


Taylor Wimpey builds on solid foundations as it raises profit guidance

“Higher selling prices, strong forward sales and a rapid recovery in profits at housebuilder Taylor Wimpey in the first half will all help to...

Wed, 04/08/2021 - 17:19


Is a central bank liquidity drain to blame for market wobbles, rather than the Delta variant?

“Many investors are familiar with the saying that ‘markets like to climb a wall of worry,’ but few are less well versed with the opposite...

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 15:22


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