magazine 8 Mar 2018

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Many companies need to adapt to changing market dynamics otherwise they will die. The new issue of Shares look at businesses undergoing such change as well as examples of ones that have already been transformed.

The digital magazine also looks at stocks potentially hit by last week’s snow; why a trade war threat matters to investors; and how recent political speeches are relevant to the world of business.

There are features on value investing, portfolio rebalancing and how life expectancy trends matter for pension planning.

You can also read about Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust, Evenlode’s new global income fund, OneSavings Bank, Micro Focus, Just Eat and much more.

We look at the wide range of businesses which have either changed their business model or will have to do so in the future

The loss of momentum in the UK stock market could prompt investors to reappraise their view of highly-rated stocks

The company plans to invest in brands, developing markets and delivery services

Investment collective is expected to have a particular bias towards IT and financial services

The company also faces fraud charges in the US as it is declared insolvent

Court approves takeover as Booker shares delist

Poor weather conditions won’t have helped retailers, leisure groups and transport operators

Theresa May’s speech gets thumbs down in foreign exchange markets

FTSE 100 firm rejects takeover approach by US rival

Consumers are growing wary of big purchases amid new housing proposals

The sector is currently paying the price for expanding too fast

‘Big freeze’ in the market may have taken hold

Buy-and-build group is in a position to start handing cash back to shareholders

Advertising revenue recovers in the first quarter of 2018 after a difficult 2017

The asset manager is replicating a proven strategy in the search for top investments

Investment trust enjoys strong re-rating and moves from a long-standing discount to NAV to a premium

We look at two pieces of research and why their findings are relevant for your finances in later life

Successful investments can skew your portfolio and may attract a large tax bill

Donald Trump is to blame for causing share prices to fall in various markets

More than £5bn worth of sales were made in the UK's gaming sector in 2017

Accounting software company's employee costs went up 17% per head in 2017

Retailer has been a serial disaster from an investment perspective

Funeral services provider has taken action following increased competition

The drugs developer cut sales guidance several times last year

Investors will be eager to see if UK growth has improved in the second half of its financial year

Its share price fell for good reason but has it fallen too far?

The challenger bank is capitalising on a shift in the buy-to-let market

Stick with Vietnam Opportunity for further strong returns

Impressive trading update helps to drive up the share price

No growth expected in 2018 as market frets about Google and Facebook threat

Stock jumps 70% as electronics technology company recommends takeover