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Clothing retail post-corona: smaller, faster, cheaper

Thursday 28 May 2020

Clothing retail is one of the most difficult businesses to get right at the best of times. Low profit margins, intense competition, changing consumer preferences, the weather and any number of smaller challenges can upset the plans of even the best operators. The coronavirus has had a devastating...

Rethink your property investments

Thursday 28 May 2020

The property sector is facing its biggest test since the 2016 Brexit vote, with the coronavirus pandemic leading to a new wave of property fund suspensions, dividends being cut and a collapse in valuations. People have been left to question if investing in commercial property is still a viable...

Emerging markets: Views from the experts

Thursday 28 May 2020

1. Along with other major economies in the world, India has taken bold steps to contain the spread of COVID-19. The differentiated restoration of some normalcy with specified conditions should help the economy to gradually restart. The government also announced a $22.6bn economic stimulus plan and...

The emerging markets technology story

Thursday 28 May 2020

While we often associate technological innovation with Silicon Valley in the US, emerging markets tech firms are starting to challenge their rivals in the West. According to the latest data, information technology is the second largest sector on the MSCI Emerging Markets index after financials,...

The full list of London-listed stocks maintaining dividends

Thursday 21 May 2020

Since the middle of March almost half of the companies in the FTSE 100 have suspended or cut altogether their final 2019 and full year 2020 dividends. So far just 26 companies in the FTSE have not changed their plans to pay dividends. The names are published in this article alongside all the...

Dividend delight: the stocks and funds still paying investors a decent income

Thursday 21 May 2020

Income is a big motivating factor for people to invest in the markets. The idea of securing a regular stream of cash which can be used to pay the bills or reinvested to help boost capital returns is an attractive one. However, this income is not guaranteed and the last two months or so of dividend...

The small cap biotech stocks making 200%+ returns this year

Thursday 21 May 2020

UK biotechnology shares have provided some of the best returns in the market over the last six months, driven by a plethora of regulatory news about new products aimed at tackling coronavirus. Shareholders are rightly asking whether the strong share price performances have gone too far in relation...

Seven stocks for life after coronavirus

Thursday 14 May 2020

There are flickers of light at the end of a very long tunnel. Doctors are learning more about Covid-19 every day; how it spreads, which treatments are showing promise, and how to create effective testing methods. Inevitably, after being cooped up during many weeks of lockdown, restrictions are...

Growing backlash against Rightmove could be bad for its share price

Thursday 14 May 2020

Once a darling of the stock market, property listings site Rightmove ( RMV ) is losing friends and making enemies. Grumbling among its estate agent clients has exploded into mounting dissent following the company’s apparent tone deaf response to the coronavirus crisis. Despite its strong balance...

Which companies are ‘having a good crisis’?

Thursday 14 May 2020

While no firm wants to be seen publicly to be ‘having a good crisis’, given the gravity of the threat to the economy and public health from coronavirus, the fact is some firms are doing rather well despite, or in some cases as a result of, the pandemic. Some have been in the right place at the...

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