Shares

FTSE 100 held steady by BP and travel optimism

The FTSE 100 traded largely sideways on Tuesday after a strong rebound on Monday that reversed some of the losses last week over coronavirus...

NWF shares rally as it delivers 40% profit growth

Food, fuel and feed distributor NFW (AIM:NWF) saw its shares rally on Tuesday, following the publication of its uplifting results, for the full-year ended...

Direct Line shares up despite fall in profit

Profits at Direct Line (LON:DLG) fell 9.5% for the first six months of the year down to £236.4m. Blaming a one-off restructuring cost and bad weather,...

Egdon Resources shares rally 8% as Wressle Oil Field works commence

UK-based hydrocarbon extraction company Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) saw its shares rally on Monday as it announced the commencement of site works at the...

Crowdfunding

Octopus Renewables continues buy-ups with £53m spend on 14 solar assets

On Friday Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (LON:ORIT) announced that it had signed a Share Purchase Agreement acquire a 100% interest in a portfolio of...

Pret A Manger to close 30 stores due to “significant operating...

Coffee and sandwich chain Pret A Manger is set to close 30 of its 410 UK stores - jeopardising at least 1,000 jobs -...

Features

Hong Kong – what does the future hold?

Since 1997, Hong Kong has been the global economy's bridge between China and the rest of the world. The former British colony is home...

Are new face mask laws pointless?

After the government issued guidance on Thursday, new laws regarding the more widespread use of face masks were brought into effect on Friday. The laws,...

Viva Vietnam with Vietnam Holding

Sponsored by Vietnam Holding Viva Vietnam Vietnam is a high growth market situated in the heart of Asia. Its cohesive population of 100m people is young,...

Brexit and Neorealism: quickly explaining why the UK needs Trump out...

One of the first things you’re taught in international relations class is the school of neorealism, which posits that the international system exists in...

Commodities & FX

Twitter hack on celebrity accounts nets cryptocurrency scammers $113k

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) stated that the large-scale hack which took place two weeks ago on its platform, was perpetrated by fraudsters looking to peddle a...

Shell shareholders feel the pinch with earnings per share diving 310%

Following a torrid half-year that hit oil prices hardest, oil and gas extraction and production company Shell (LON:RDSA) saw its share price dip slightly...