April 2011 Archive

Poor results from Barclays, BP and Associated British Foods

Poor results from Barclays, BP and Associated British Foods

Cash, crude and clothing: Nick Raynor looks at some less than pleasing results from some of the UK's biggest companies.

Price of gold continues to rise

The value of gold continues to rise

The price of gold continues to rise as the weak dollar, high inflation and political uncertainties mean the 'safe haven' of gold continues to attract investors.

Gold reaches value of $1,500 an ounce

The value of gold has reached $1,500 an ounce

The value of gold is continuing to rise as uncertainty about the global economic recovery encourages investors to use the precious metal as a haven.

A beginner's guide to investing in the stock market

A beginners guide to investing in the stock market

Taking your first steps in investing in the stock market can be daunting. Our guide busts the jargon to give you an introduction to all you need to know to start investing.

CBI makes the case to government for business investment

CBI warns government about over-regulation

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has released a report entitled 'Making the UK the best place to invest' which warns government that over-regulation and planning constraints are threatening the UK's position as an attractive business location.

Tesco global profits up but UK profits fall

Tesco profits increased in Asia

Tesco has released its financial results for the year to February 26th 2011 and they show strong growth in Asia but illustrate that trading conditions in the UK are tough.

N&P fined £1.4m by FSA for Keydata failings

N&P audit highlighted concerns back in 2007

N&P advised customers on to higher-risk investments during retirement, ahead of Keydata going into administration in 2009.

Will the Bank of England raise interest rates?

Bank of England meets April 7th to decide on base rate

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meet tomorrow to decide on whether to raise interest rates amid conflicting economic reports issued this week.

Live Webcast: Investing in global equity income

From 1pm on Wednesday April 6th, join Andy Parsons from The Share Centre and Patrick Ryan, Director of Asset Management at Lazard to answer questions about the benefits of investing in a global market to gain income. You can submit your questions beforehand.

UK manufacturing growth slows in March

Growth in manufacturing fell in March 2011

The latest data from the manufacturing purchasing managers' index shows the largest fall in growth for more than two years fuelling concerns that the UK economic recovery is stalling.

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