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Life sciences property investor to break new ground

Thursday 21 Oct 2021

A specialist new real estate investment trust is coming to the AIM market with a focus on UK life science properties in key innovation centres such as the university towns of Oxford and Cambridge and the St Pancras area of central London. Life Science REIT is looking to raise £300 million to target...

Bitcoin ETF optimism feeds latest cryptocurrency rally

Thursday 21 Oct 2021

Bitcoin has surged more than 40% this month putting it within touching distance of all-time records. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market value, rose 1.5% during the Asia trading session on 19 October to $62,991, its strongest level since the record peak of $64,895 struck in April 2021...

Uranium’s glowing performance amid energy crisis

Thursday 21 Oct 2021

There appears to be no let-up in the volatility in uranium prices and associated investments as the global energy crisis rumbles on. In the wake of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in 2011 there has been a steady reduction in demand for uranium as countries turned away from...

ProCook and Stelrad plot main market flotations

Thursday 21 Oct 2021

A number of companies, such as roofing tiles maker Marley, have shelved float plans amid market volatility and there are concerns the quality of initial public offerings is deteriorating following a sustained new issues boom, yet some interesting hopefuls are testing investor appetite for new...

China could export inflation to the rest of the world

Thursday 21 Oct 2021

After a couple of weeks of healthy gains, the global emerging markets index took a step back on 18 October after the latest Chinese economic data disappointed on two fronts. On the one hand, growth in the quarter to September was weaker than expected, while on the other industrial prices were...

What to expect in the latest updates from UK banks

Thursday 21 Oct 2021

Investors have just witnessed five of America’s largest lenders J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo beat quarterly earnings expectations. Investors’ attention will now turn to the UK banks sector ahead of next week’s third quarter earnings updates. Three key...

Entain’s silence on DraftKings takeover approach is puzzling

Thursday 14 Oct 2021

Investors hoping that Ladbrokes and Coral owner Entain ( ENT ) would provide an updated response to September’s unsolicited takeover approach from US fantasy sports company DraftKings at its third quarter trading update on 12 October were sorely disappointed. If Entain’s management wanted the...

IPOs still coming thick and fast despite some cancellations

Thursday 14 Oct 2021

UK investors seem to have got over the blow of Deliveroo ( ROO ) and other flop IPOs (initial public offerings) with London’s new listings matching Europe’s bulging pipeline. Despite ongoing inflation and interest rate hike threats, supply chain blockages and a stubborn Covid virus that refuses to...

Knock-on effects from higher gas prices are wider than many think

Thursday 14 Oct 2021

A perfect storm has created a nasty energy shock which has seen natural gas, oil and coal prices soar this year. This isn’t just a UK issue, but a global problem in part exacerbated by the strong economic rebound. The fallout could soon be seen in the results from manufacturers and other sectors...

ASOS shareholders hope new CEO can revive share price growth

Thursday 14 Oct 2021

ASOS ( ASC:AIM ) shareholders might be glad to see the retailer search for a new chief executive, given how the share price has performed poorly for chunks of Nick Beighton’s six-year tenure running the company. Like rival Boohoo ( BOO:AIM ) , ASOS is suffering from an uneven demand recovery and...

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