Cheap debt and the plunging pound are putting many British companies on the block for a sale and the takeovers train is now accelerating. In this week's Shares we explain what corporate buyers are after, what makes many UK plcs virtual sitting ducks and reveal our top 7 likely takeover targets still to come. We also tell you what Italy's banking stand-off means for UK investors, flag the key points to mull with interest rates poised to rise and reveal the investment trusts available for a bargain price. Plus there's stability for UK pensions, loads more company news, market stats, our best investment ideas and much more.
The second of our 2-part feature explains how you can benefit from fund managers' privileged access
Trust offers genuine diversification as it targets quality growth stocks
UK corporate insolvencies tick up for first time since 2011
Political turmoil as BMPS tries to negotiate finance package
HP Enterprise Software results show scope for profit improvement
Top tobacco stock available at what looks like knock-down price
Well-funded franchised motor dealer looks significantly oversold
Wind farm contract opens up new avenue for oil rig specialist
Copper producer signs up new project and nears development decision on another asset
Bargains abound within the investment trusts sector, Brunner among them
But there are still two important points to consider
Over-55s taking phased retirement or redundancy could be hit under pension proposals
UK chancellor has a penchant for infrastructure spending
Biggest decline in seven years for Swiss watch sales
Higher interest rates affect the value of all financial assets
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