Monthly Archives: April 2015

Why Dubai is about more than just the bling

Newly arrived from Europe, Marcel Proust was surprised to find a different side to the city Coming from Portugal, a beautiful country where moderation and sobriety are a way of life, I didn’t know what to expect when I first […]

Britain’s best family homes fit for a royal baby

1. As speculation builds that the Duchess of Cambridge’s second child could be overdue, The Telegraph looks for the best family homes in Britain for a mum with two-under-two. Marsett House in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, is on the market for £2.8m […]

The chart that shows why Yanis Varoufakis was attacked by anarchists

Despite securing a landslide election victory at the start of the year, the honeymoon is over for the ruling Syriza party. Support for the negotiating strategy of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has fallen below 40pc this month, from over 70pc […]

Alliance Trust spent £3m defending itself against hostile US hedge fund Elliott

Alliance Trust has revealed that it spent £3m defending itself from Elliott Advisers, the day after it called a truce with the US hedge fund. Karin Forseke, chairman of Alliance Trust, told a packed auditorium at trust’s annual general meeting […]

Five things the Fed will be pondering ahead of its interest rates decision

1. Storms hit growth again US gross domestic product figures for the first quarter will be released ahead of the Fed’s decision. Analysts expect that GDP will have risen by just 1pc on an annualised basis in the first quarter, […]

Flash Crash trader remains in custody

Navinder Singh Sarao, the Hounslow-based trader who US regulators have accused of contributing to the 2010 flash crash in US financial markets, was rebailed on Wednesday morning on the same terms as he recieved last week. However, he remains in […]

Greggs serves up £20m special dividend as sales go on a roll

Healthier products are also proving popular, the company said in a trading statement, particularly its “Balanced Choice” range which has fewer than 400 calories. Greggs said it plans to cater to changing tastes with a wider range of salads and […]

Go away and sell in May? It only works 34pc of the time

Analysis by Tilney Bestinvest, the broker, looked back at how the FTSE All Share has performed between the period of May 1 and the second week of September each year since 1986, the year when the ‘big bang’ reforms that […]

TSB’s quarterly profits more than double

Pre-tax profits at TSB, the UK’s seventh-biggest bank, have more than doubled to £34.2m in the first three months of the year, with the high street lender “starting to fire on all cylinders” ahead of a £2bn takeover by Banco […]

Home Retail Group profit sales edge up as it transforms for internet age

Home Retail Group boss John Walden is trying to transform the business for the digital age The company said it had completed the national roll-out of a “hub and spoke” distribution network that now meant 20,000 products were available for […]