Monthly Archives: January 2016

‘I’ve doubled my yield through letting ex-council houses’

One seasoned buy-to-let investor has discovered a trick that he thinks will help him weather the coming storm. Matthew Bennett, 47, the director of a care homes company based in Maidenhead, already has two properties in Clapham and Battersea, and […]

Why these are Britain’s 14 best stock market income funds

Charles Brand, head of portfolio management for Sanlam, said: “Investors in these funds want steady returns and a reliable income, and that’s what our rankings looks to judge. The sector is very popular among small investors and the lists show […]

Sainsbury and Argos in last-ditch bid talks

It is understood Sainsbury’s has put forward a proposal of 150p-a-share, but Home Retail Group, which owns Argos, is pushing for 170p-a-share. A middle-ground of around 160p could be sufficient to clinch the deal, say sources. The supermarket is understood […]

Hinkley Point nuclear fiasco spooks Hitachi boss

November 2005 Energy review launched Tony Blair, the then-Prime Minister, announces a review into UK energy policy that will consider development of new nuclear power stations. May 2006 Blair backs new nuclear Blair says the replacement of Britain’s existing nuclear […]

Quindell owner in debt restructuring talks

The Australian law firm that snapped up the bulk of scandal-hit insurance claims company Quindell has been forced into restructuring talks amid concerns over the deteriorating state of its finances. Lenders to Slater & Gordon, Australia’s largest class-action law firm, […]

Profits hammered at British energy giants

Earnings at Britain’s beleaguered energy giants have imploded on the back of plummeting oil prices, the big three explorers will reveal this week. BP is expected to report a 45pc drop in annual profits, while Shell profits are estimated to […]

Oil price crash: Saudis told to embrace austerity as debt defaults loom

“This will have to be part of a multi-year adjustment process,” Mr Ahmed told The Telegraph. He urged the kingdom to reform its generous system of oil subsidies and introduce a host of new taxes, including consumption levies such as […]

Slash taxes by half, say North Sea companies

The oil and gas industry is calling on the Treasury to scrap key oil levies in order to slash the overall North Sea tax burden by half and ease the pressure on the region as it reels from 65,000 job […]

Bank to trim forecasts and signal longer run of low rates

The Bank of England will cut its growth and inflation forecasts this week and signal that interest rates will stay at a record low for longer amid rising global risks. Policymakers are expected to trim their 2016 growth forecast to […]

Boris opens door to overseas markets after London’s export trade doubles in a decade

They will also be teamed with entrepreneurs, including Sarah Wood, founder of advertising business Unruly, which was acquired by NewsCorp for £114m last year, and Rhodri Thomas, of Swiftkey, the software backed by Index Ventures that predicts what you will […]