Monthly Archives: November 2015

French Connection shares jump 15pc on ‘strong’ winter trading

Recently, it has made several changes to its business including refreshing its men and women’s clothing lines. It has also been offloading unprofitable stores and eight more are to close before the end of the financial year. The retailer announced […]

British investors raise UK equities; cut U.S., Europe in portfolios – Reuters poll

A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks past the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 24, 2015. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett LONDON – British investors’ allocations to UK equities rose to 16-month highs in November but they dumped U.S. […]

China’s yuan is joining the IMF’s elite club of currencies. Why does it matter?

At present, these are the US dollar, the euro, Japan’s yen, and the British pound. If China’s yuan is to also become a member, then its inclusion is likely to take around 10 months. It would be a fully fledged […]

Cyber Monday 2015: The best UK deals from Amazon, John Lewis and more – 11am update

• Kindle Fire HDX 7″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi and 4G, 16 GB for £139 (48pc off) • Xbox One 500GB with Rare Replay & Ori for £223.99 (15pc off) • 35pc off MPow Electronic Accessories • Samsung 2.5-Inch 1 TB […]

BHP Billiton shares drop as it braces for £3.5bn fine over Brazil dam burst

The miner, which is listed in London and Sydney and has its headquarters in Australia, said it had not yet received formal notice of the legal action. “BHP Billiton confirms its commitment to supporting Samarco to rebuild the community and […]

Best John Lewis Cyber Monday 2015 deals

Home appliance offers John Lewis JLWD1612 Washer Dryer, 8kg Wash/6kg Dry Load, A Energy Rating, 1600rpm Spin, White Product details: Deal: Save 10% until 01.12.2015 (saving already applied to price) Price: £539.00 Miele C3 Cat & Dog PowerLine Vacuum Cleaner […]

UK October consumer credit rises strongly

LONDON British consumer credit continued to grow during October at rates not seen since 2006, while mortgage approvals edged up, Bank of England data showed on Monday. While lending to consumers rose slightly less than forecast by 1.178 billion pounds […]

Emerging market turmoil hits Aberdeen

Europe’s third-largest listed investment company, which invests about a quarter of its assets in developing economies, said funds under management fell about 13pc to £283.7bn in the 12 months to September, as net outflows for the year totalled £33.9bn. “The […]

Mayfair’s largest luxury pad goes on sale complete with library and a £15m price tag

Mayfair’s “largest luxury apartment”, first floor apartment with a 25-metre, eight window front overlooking Albemarle Street, is being launched today. Take a look inside… Designed by Eric Parry Architects and interior design firm Studio Mackereth the new residence has two […]

BoE’s Vlieghe says ‘relaxed’ about waiting to hike rates

LONDON Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday he was relaxed about waiting longer before deciding to raise interest rates from record low levels. Vlieghe, a former hedge fund economist and the newest […]