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  1. Luxury retailer Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale

    Irishtimes.com - Business 04.24 / 08:34 www.irishtimes.com
    British shoe and accessories retailer says it has discussed the strategic review process with its majority shareholder, JAB…
  2. Kennedy Wilson shares jump as much as 17% on merger news

    Irishtimes.com - Business 04.24 / 08:23 www.irishtimes.com
    Merger will create $4bn property group with 400 properties…
  3. Sir Philip Green could still lose knighthood over BHS

    EDP Business - News 04.24 / 08:18 edp24.co.uk
    Sir Philip Green has been warned that he could still be stripped of his knighthood and faces further questions from MPs, one year after the collapse of…
  4. Average property prices reach highest level in 15 years, Rightmove says

    EDP Business - News 04.24 / 08:18 edp24.co.uk
    House sellers’ average asking prices hit a record high of more than £313,000 in April, according to property website…
  5. Kennedy Wilson Europe to merge with Kennedy Wilson Holdings

    Irishtimes.com - Business 04.24 / 08:12 www.irishtimes.com
    Merger will create $4bn property group with 400 properties…
  6. Weak pound helps investors’ dividend payments rise by 16% in four months

    EDP Business - News 04.24 / 07:47 edp24.co.uk
    Investors have seen their dividend payments jump 16% since the start of the year thanks to a lift from the Brexit-hit pound, a report…
  7. They’re Europe’s fastest growing companies - and 9 of them are Irish

    Irishtimes.com - Business 04.24 / 07:29 www.irishtimes.com
    Dublin internet company Asavie and company behind Joe.ie join region’s fastest growing c…
  8. United Drug announces €40m investment at headquarters

    Irishtimes.com - Business 04.24 / 07:09 www.irishtimes.com
    Pharmaceutical wholesaler employs more than 650 staff at four…
  1. Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale as shares rise

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Markets 04.24 / 08:42 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    The group, which has more than 150 stores worldwide, has seen its share price rise 6.46 per cent to 179.38p this morning, which is up from 122p this time a year…
  1. MARKETS LIVE: London shares up 100 points

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 04.24 / 07:27 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    In Europe, Germany's Dax has risen 0.2 per cent, while in London the FTSE 100 has shot 132 points higher at…
  2. Three-quarters say raise motorway speed limit to 80

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 04.24 / 06:55 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    Three-quarters of drivers say that the motorway speed limit should be raised to 80mph, as new speeding fines come into…
  3. I need a mortgage but my bank won't help as I am 60 

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 04.24 / 06:55 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    The good news is that you should be able to find a lender who would be able to assist, depending on your income and how you would prefer to structure your…
  4. Why is my wife's 25% tax-free pension offer so mean?

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 04.24 / 06:45 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    Ex-Pensions Minister Steve Webb is This Is Money's Agony Uncle. This week, a reader asks why his wife's pension scheme is offering her a £7k lump sum when her pot is worth around …
  5. Bank of England bosses warned about Libor scam in 2005

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 04.23 / 20:54 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    Top Bank of England officials were told about Libor rate rigging as early as 2005, witnesses…
  6. Jaguar Land Rover reaches deal to cut pensions

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 04.23 / 20:54 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    Car maker Jaguar Land Rover is set to link thousands of workers’ pensions to career average pay rather than final s…
  7. ALEX BRUMMER: Doomsayers ready declare City sliding slope

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 04.23 / 20:54 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    The International Monetary Fund is being unhelpful again. It now acknowledges that Britain is resilient and so far has steered clear of the economic…
  8. Eddie Stobart on way London Stock Exchange's junior market

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 04.23 / 20:54 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    Employees at haulage firm Eddie Stobart are in line for a windfall when the company floats this…
  1. Rathbones’ Coombs: why I’m holding so much cash

    Citywire.co.uk -Finance 04.24 / 06:09 citywire.co.uk
    Citywire AAA-rated David Coombs, manager of the Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio funds, is worried about inflation in the UK and…
  2. 5 shares the pros are buying

    Citywire.co.uk -Finance 04.24 / 04:01 citywire.co.uk
    Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, including two of Neil Woodford’s latest b…
  3. Asia stocks gain after first round of French elections

    Citywire.co.uk -Finance 04.24 / 03:23 citywire.co.uk
    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 1.33% on the back of the French polls while the Kospi gained…
  4. Monday Papers: Macron and Le Pen to contest French run-off

    Citywire.co.uk -Finance 04.24 / 03:23 citywire.co.uk
    And euro surges towards six-month high on French election…
  5. Sunday Papers: Economy’s post-Brexit glow begins to fade

    Citywire.co.uk -Finance 04.24 / 03:23 citywire.co.uk
    And stronger pound could save Britain from cost of living…
  6. Saturday Papers: Trump puts EU ahead of Britain in trade queue

    Citywire.co.uk -Finance 04.24 / 03:23 citywire.co.uk
    And shoppers cut back as inflation kicks in - and top Bank of England official says it will get…
  7. Unemployment now as low as 1975 – but there’s no upward pressure on earnings inflation

    Investortoday.co.uk - Finance 04.23 / 23:03 investortoday.co.uk
    The latest unemployment and earnings data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) portray an interesting picture of the labour market in the UK. At 4.7% of the workforce unemployment is now as low as it was in summer 1975 – the year of the first referendum on…
  1. Hedge funds bet against Hargreaves

    Hedge funds are betting against UK’s largest broker Hargreaves Lansdown amid increasing competition from large low-cost asset managers and robo-advice offerings from banks. According to regulatory filings, US fund AQR Capital Management and London-based Odey Asset Management have both taken short positions in Hargreaves. Short positions disclosed to the regulator are currently at their highest-ever […] The post Hedge funds bet against Hargreaves appeared first on Money…
  2. FCA warns Trump over ‘too big to fail’ rules

    FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey has warned of the damage to co-operation among global regulators if the Trump administration unwinds the regime for failing banks. In an interview with the Financial Times in Washington, Bailey says there is a risk to the confidence international regulators would have in the US if it scrapped its system […] The post FCA warns Trump over ‘too big to fail’ rules appeared first on Money Mar…
  3. Govt ducks the question on state pension triple lock

    Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond have both refused to commit to maintaining the state pension triple lock as the election campaign gets underway. The Daily Mail reports at a campaigning event in her Maidenhead constituency, May avoided giving a firm answer on whether the triple lock, which sees pensions rise by wages, […] The post Govt ducks the question on state pension triple lock appeared first on Money…
  4. How To Fight Your Inner “People Pleaser” At Work

    Image.ie - Money 04.24 / 07:10 image.ie
    We all are social beings driven by the innate desire to belong, connect and identify with with others. So what... The post How To Fight Your Inner “People Pleaser” At Work appeared first on Image…
  5. House buyers face record average asking prices

    Express & Star -Money 04.24 / 00:57 expressandstar.com
    House sellers' asking prices hit a new record high of more than £313,000 on average in April, according to a property …
  6. Motoring groups welcome tougher punishments for speeding offences

    Express & Star -Money 04.24 / 00:57 expressandstar.com
    The introduction of tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences has been welcomed by motoring…
  1. Britain leaves behind £493m worth of valuables when moving home

    According to the results of a new survey, a quarter of careless homeowners are leaving behind a small fortune in forgotten possessions when moving…
  2. Equity release lending reaches record levels in Q1

    The latest report and analysis from the Equity Release Council has revealed record annual growth in both lending and new customer volumes in Q1 following a record breaking…
  3. Mini-break: Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux

    Countrylife.co.uk - Real Estate 04.24 / 06:26 countrylife.co.uk
    Flight of French fancy. Flight of French…
  4. Are high street lenders failing mortgage borrowers?

    Introducertoday.co.uk - Real Estate 04.23 / 22:52 introducertoday.co.uk
    A study has revealed that many British consumers are fed up of mortgage lenders' impersonal and 'computer says no' approach. Research found that a high proportion of borrowers feel that lenders' attitudes are unacceptable when it comes to anything but the most straight-forward of requests. When it comes to getting the…
  5. Regulated mortgage ‘robo-adviser’ to launch in the UK

    Introducertoday.co.uk - Real Estate 04.23 / 22:52 introducertoday.co.uk
    MortgageGym.com, which claims to be the world’s only regulated mortgage robo-adviser, will be launched in the UK in the coming months, the platform has announced.  The website will allow UK homebuyers to complete their mortgage application online in 15 minutes through a free, online portal combining robo- and live-broker advice.  Mortgage…
  6. Average landlord LTVs continue to fall, reports Paragon

    Introducertoday.co.uk - Real Estate 04.23 / 22:52 introducertoday.co.uk
    Gearing amongst landlords remained low in the first quarter of the year, according to Paragon Mortgages, with the average loan-to-value (LTV) ratio decreasing by 2% to 35%. Some 68% of over 200 landlords surveyed said they now have borrowings of less than half the value of their investment property portfolios…
  7. Landbay reduces BTL rates and refreshes landlord criteria

    Introducertoday.co.uk - Real Estate 04.23 / 22:52 introducertoday.co.uk
    Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has announced that it has refreshed its product range aimed at both amateur and professional landlords, reducing rates and product fees across many of its products. The firm has also enhanced product criteria across a range of services, including HMO and Expat propositions. Rates now start at…
  8. Art of retirement: Properties capture Hockney's vision of the Yorkshire Wolds

    Express-Property 04.23 / 14:49 express.co.uk
    WHEN CYCLISTS set off on the three-day Tour de Yorkshire this Friday they will be racing through the villages of the Yorkshire Wolds immortalised by David Hockney in his 2012 Royal Academy exhibition A Bigger…