Monthly Archives: April 2015

Forget general election jitters – house prices are on the up

The pace of annual price inflation, one of the most telling indicators for the direction of the market, picked up from 5.1pc to 5.2pc from March to April. House prices on the up House Growth rate May 2014 11.8 June […]

Twitter loses quarter of market value after poor results ‘leaked’

Full-year guidance was cut to between $2.17bn and $2.27bn, from the previous range of $2.3bn to $2.35bn. Twitter shares slumped more than 26pc at one point on Tuesday The shares slumped to $38.38 when they started trading again before closing […]

Gatwick oil project suspended amid permit confusion

However, The Telegraph understands that no such application had been received by the Oil and Gas Authority as at the close of business today, Aoril 28. A spokesman for Mr Lenigas – who is playing an active role in driving […]

First Quindell, now Gotham City goes after US web firm Endurance

The American short-seller that attacked Aim-listed Quindell and sparked the collapse of Spanish Wi-Fi business Let’s Gowex has set its sights on an American web-hosting company. Shares in Nasdaq-listed Endurance International tumbled as much as 28pc on Tuesday after Gotham […]

AstraZeneca falls on diabetes worries

A surprisingly poor reading from a US index of consumer confidence gave the market a further knock during the afterrnoon, as did reports that Iran had seized a Marshall Islands-flagged ship. The FTSE 100 closed down 73.45 points at 7,030.53, […]

Barack Obama: China’s World Bank rival must ‘do right by its people’

Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe at the White House on Tuesday But Mr Abe said any projects the bank backs must pay close heed to the needs of societies and the environment. “It’s not only about the lenders, but the […]

UK’s high-flying aerospace sector gets a lift with deliveries hitting a record

Paul Everitt, chief executive of ADS, said: “We’ve seen a very strong start to 2015 and a clear indication that UK industry is responding to delivering a very full order book. “It’s clear that the UK’s commitment to the industrial […]

Is this the man to replace Yanis Varoufakis as Greece’s new finance minister?

In his place comes Euclid Tsakalotos, who will now be notionally fronting Greece’s talks with the Brussels Group of lenders as Athens hurtles towards bankruptcy. Here’s what we know about the man who is set to become the more acceptable […]

Negative interest rates put world on course for biggest mass default in history

What makes today’s negative interest rate environment so worrying is this; to the extent that demand is growing at all in the world economy, it seems again to be almost entirely dependent on rising levels of debt. The financial crisis […]

Questor share tip: What price a BP takeover bid?

The price has to be attractive enough to tempt BP shareholders and ward off any rival bids. The obvious starting point would be the 50pc premium that Shell has offered for gas group BG. Looking at BP’s current share price […]