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Recruiters offer a little ray of hope for second half

Trading updates from recruitment specialists Robert Walters and PageGroup reveal just how tough the second quarter of 2020 has been for jobseekers. Robert...

Thu, 09/07/2020 - 18:02


Stamp duty sugar rush for the housing market

Today’s statement was always likely to focus on ‘good’ news items designed to stir the UK economy from its economic slumber. We got that in...

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 14:56


14 FTSE 100 firms have broken their ten-year dividend growth streaks

The pandemic and economic downturn have taken their toll on the FTSE 100’s elite list of serial dividend raisers. Just 14 firms can now point...

Mon, 06/07/2020 - 15:18


Land Securities primed to restore dividend payments

The Restoration of the monarchy under King Charles II is seen by many historians as the end of the joyless times of the Commonwealth and...

Fri, 03/07/2020 - 14:30


Shareholders left wishing they could return Royal Mail to sender

Today’s full-year results from Royal Mail, which live down to very low profit expectations, confirm the cancellation of the dividend and acknowledge the firm’s...

Thu, 25/06/2020 - 13:26


Berkeley builds up land bank even as it returns more cash to shareholders

The record of the management team at Berkeley Group, and chairman Tony Pidgley in particular, at calling the housing cycle is second to none...

Wed, 17/06/2020 - 16:46


Inflation falls as lockdown bites

Consumption practically ground to a halt in May, with large swathes of the country shut down due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Another drop in inflation...

Wed, 17/06/2020 - 13:30


Ashtead keeps dividend streak alive as it focuses on cash

Reports of a $1 trillion infrastructure plan from the White House in the USA could make it a doubly good day for investors in ...

Tue, 16/06/2020 - 17:05


UK banks sit bottom of the global pile

Boosted by governments’ plans to ease their respective lockdowns, as well as fiscal and stimulus programmes designed to support the global economy, banking stocks had...

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 16:26


Johnson Matthey dividend cut another jolt for income seekers

Johnson Matthey’s decision to cut its dividend – and in the process end a streak of increases that dates back to the late 1980s...

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 13:29


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