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Obama tax moves hits FTSE

The US government is expected to announce its plans to limit companies using takeovers to move their tax base abroad later today, hitting the UK healthcare sector. Shire led the fallers, closely followed by AstraZeneca.

Drugs groups fall as US gets tough on tax

Are US President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew about to scupper AbbVie’s takeover of Shire?

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The bull run pauses for now
23/09/2014

We feared the markets were about to take a pause from their bull run, and so it has proved. As always there are plenty of things to worry about.

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Chinese manufacturing in positive surprise
23/09/2014

A Chinese manufacturing gauge unexpectedly increased this month, suggesting export demand is helping the economy withstand a property slump.

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Supermarkets and miners hit FTSE
22/09/2014

The FTSE 100 fell on Monday, dragged down following another profit warning from Tesco and by a slide in miners ahead of Chinese manufacturing data later this week.

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Tesco slumps again on profit black hole
22/09/2014

Tesco shares slumped by 11% at the open on Monday, after it revealed a £250m black hole in its finances. Have we now reached the point of “maximum pessimism”, which contrarian investors...

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Important changes to Settlement
11/09/2014

Clients of Charles Stanley should be aware that from the 6th October 2014, the standard settlement cycle is changing.

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Charles Stanley Statement: Matterley more
08/09/2014

Charles Stanley disposes of the FP Matterley Undervalued Assets Fund to Miton Group Plc for an undisclosed fee.

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Charles Stanley wins Stockbrokers Cricket more
05/09/2014

Charles Stanley secured victory against rivals JM Finn in the 2014 Stockbrokers Cup final.

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Charles Stanley vs JM Finn Cricket Match
15/08/2014

Looking back on some of sports’ greatest rivalries, most people think of Prost v. Senna, Real Madrid v. Barcelona, Ali v. Frazier. Yet not so many can recall the great cricket matches that...

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