magazine 18 Jan 2018

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Some of the world’s biggest tech companies richly rewarded shareholders in 2017 with impressive share price gains. Can they do it again in 2018? The new issue of Shares looks at the titans of the tech and examines the prospects for Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and more.

Discover the companies which may feel pain or gain from the collapse of construction services group Carillion. The digital magazine also explains how tour operators Thomas Cook and TUI make money.

Elsewhere this week, read about funds to play the emerging markets rally; get the low-down on Melrose’s bid for GKN; and discover a range of lesser-known investment trusts.

Decline in US currency is having major market impact

Food giant pours cold water on maturity of potential brand sale discussions

Engineering turnaround specialist seeks support direct from shareholders

The stock market impact as support services play enters liquidation

Sports fashion bucks the gloomy retail trend with impressive trading update

Company also announces better than expected trading in last part of 2017

Claims higher than expected which means big charge in upcoming results

Margin pressure prompts payout reappraisals for the value greetings cards-to-gifts purveyor

Airline still expected to have much lower ex-fuel costs than rivals

Recovery at agriculture-to-engineering firm has real traction

Stake in blockchain diamond exchange excites speculators

Newly acquired field producing more cash than expected

Small cap biotech looking for slice of a multi-billion dollar market

Redhall has a number of subsidiaries providing a vast array of different engineering services

We compare the tour operators and explore their different strategies for growth

JP Morgan’s Omar Negyal sees particulary exciting opportunities in the China A-Shares market

The hidden gems which could help boost your returns

A simple guide to understanding tax rules associated with retirement savings

Investors no longer face a blunt choice between annuities and drawdown

Pursuing ‘quality over quantity’ is a more sustainable approach

Data reveals slump in footfall during a testing December for retailers

Price strength is a boost for major oil producers

Packaging firm has deep expertise in complex recycling industry

Warning of media revenue decline hit shares in 2017; will 2018 be better?

Strong half year results widely anticipated

The airline took advantage of Monarch and Air Berlin’s struggles last year

Best in class converged communications has scope for gains

Stick with Vimto maker for its brands, balance sheet and geographical diversity

Capacity constraints and weaker demand in fourth quarter of 2017 hit sales

Concrete levelling specialist is looking good amid widespread growth and tax boost

Power switching designer on track for forecasts beat, as Shares flagged

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