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Booming UK car market to slow in 2014

Booming UK car sales are starting to moderate and we should expected a significant slowdown next year, a major trade body has said.

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Odey Allegra Developed Markets Fund

Ross Brookes from our Collectives Team recently met up with James Hanbury of the Odey Allegra Developed Markets Fund. Here are Ross's notes from that meeting...

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Has Marks got its Sparks back?

Marks and Spencer jumped to the top of the FTSE leader board today, after its second-quarter update. Investors spied good news, but is a ninth-consecutive fall in general merchandise sales really something to cheer?

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M&S cheered as insurers slump

Profit takers were in charge today, with insurers weak following a warning from RSA Insurance that weather-related losses would be higher than expected.

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Charles Stanley News

Results for the year ended 31 March 2020

Charles Stanley Group PLC today announces its preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2020

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (10 – 14 February 2020).

Charles Stanley’s Freddy Barker receives PAM’s Top 40 under 40 accolade

We are very pleased to announce Freddy Barker has been recognised in PAM’s prestigious ‘Top 40 under 40’ awards

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Co-Op deal emerges as Asia flatlines

European markets saw the week out with more of a “risk-off” tone on Friday, following the resurgence of Fed tapering chatter; as I have alluded to previously, it will be a volatile run-in towards the end of the year for markets as participants digest US macro data before the Fed’s December meeting.

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Vodafone bid talk supports FTSE

Royal Bank of Scotland confirmed recent reports, saying £38m of toxic loans would be put in an internal "bad bank". Reports of a bid potential for Vodafone supported the blue chip indeed. New UK export orders rose at their fastest rate in 32 months during October, according to a survey by research group Markit. The FTSE 100 was down 0.1% in late afternoon trade.

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Video: Next Week in the Market: 4th-8th Nov 2013

A busy week in store on the reporting front with highlights being G4S, Marks & Spencer and William Morrison. Our Research Team and Douglas McNeill take a look at the week ahead

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Shell vs BP vs BG: Who wins?

BP’s commitment to increase cash returns to shareholders earlier this week set the bar high ahead of earning reports from rivals. Today’s results from BG Group were cautiously welcomed by the City, but numbers from Royal Dutch Shell were particularly grim.

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Mark Barnett - Invesco Perpetual Meeting

Charles Stanley's Collectives Team met with Mark Barnett who takes over as Head of Invesco Perpetual’s UK Equity desk after Neil Woodford leaves the group in April. Here are the meeting notes...

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Banks are performing better but risks loom

More than five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, banks are starting to show an improvement in operational performance. However, many issues for the banking sector remain.

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BP: Short term gain to long term pain?

BP shares hit a three-month high today, boosted by a better-than-expected dividend increase and an extension of its share buyback programme. Garry White, our Chief Investment Correspondent, takes a look at the stock in more detail....

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Is an online boom now all in the price?

A squeeze on incomes has kept retail sales growth sluggish, but online sales have grown at breakneck speed over the last few years. Garry White, our Chief Investment Correspondent takes a look at the online market-place...

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