magazine 22 Feb 2018

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High street boom or bust? Shares examines the UK retail sector and discusses the potential winners and losers.

The digital magazine looks at Tesco ahead of next week’s shareholder vote on buying Booker. It also examines why Alton Towers-owner Merlin Entertainment has lost one third of its market value since summer 2017.

Discover the likely candidates to join or leave the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 index at next week’s reshuffle. You can also learn why investment trusts benefit from having a board of directors.

Furthermore, there’s everything you need to know about bonds and an article on why South Africa’s presidential change is important to UK investors.

We look at the retail sector’s winners and losers

The asset class is becoming more topical as yields on government debt moves higher

As a funding scheme for UK banks draws to a close, banks may need to offer more generous rates of interest

Royal Mail could take Hammerson's place in the FTSE 100 among a large number of potential changes across the leading UK market indices

Approval would create the UK's largest foods business

We look at the latest news from four well-known stocks on the UK market

Dart Group's share price surge after ticket breakthrough may be short lived

Value investors should take a closer look at the unloved global sweeteners giant

Displays technology developer is back in favour but there are reasons to be wary

The deep fat fryer specialist has bought back the German master franchise and hired a successful Dutch entrepreneur

Take a look at this business which has high levels of recurring revenue and doesn’t trade on an expensive valuation

Chenavari Toro Income aims to generate significant returns through lending

We explain the powers of a board versus how a fund manager operates and why it matters to investors

We run through all the important points so you can better understand the savings wrapper

How to get your children off to a head-start with Junior ISAs

Ramaphosa’s appointment has positive implications for many UK-listed shares

Latest profit warning leaves fashion, furniture and wallpaper brand hanging low

New figures show the taxi specialist is burning through cash

The engineer will update the market on 28 February regarding its work in the electric vehicle industry

We explain the issues depressing shares in the theme park operator and what it can do to get growth back on track

Weak performance in this area dogged the shares in 2017

Full year results will be published on 27 February

Small cap issues reassuring trading update

Recent deals represent an acceleration of the firm’s acquisition strategy

Dettol-to-Durex distributor disappoints with mellow 2018 outlook

Company sees big share price fall after saying to investors it wants more cash

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