Zoopla says house sales could fall 30% below normal levels once...

In its monthly House Price Index, estate agency Zoopla (LON:ZPG) set out what it described as an ‘unexpected’ and ‘roller-coaster’ year, with periods of...

Global equities well-placed to tick higher in coming weeks

Continuing their Monday jolly on the back of a fresh batch of vaccine trial updates, global equities seem to be enjoying a slow drip...

Four in ten Brits plan to spend more this Black Friday

According to personal finance experts money.co.uk, four in ten Brits are planning to spend even more during this Black Friday event, versus previous years. Some...

Contactless payments at ‘record’ levels as COVID reshapes consumer habits

Hardly an alien concept to some, but many have been reluctant to accept the oncoming tide of fintech offerings. With the pandemic affecting our...

FTSE leads the climb down from vaccine exhilaration

Much as they did the week before, European equities trimmed Monday's Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) vaccine related gains. While largely not not making dramatic movements one way...

PwC to sell fintech business LikeZero amid conflict of interest scrutiny

On Monday, Big Four accountancy firm, PwC (PricewaterhouseCooper), announced that it would sell off its fintech business amid greater scrutiny over conflicts of interest. According...

FRC says failure of a Big Four accountancy firm puts market...

The Financial Reporting Council has once again voiced its concerns about the dominance of the Big Four accountancy firms, and states that markets are...

FTSE 100 falls as vaccine news loses momentum

The FTSE 100 was 0.9% down on Thursday as the news of a Covid-19 vaccine lost momentum. The blue-chip index tumbled to 6,324.58 amid falls in banks...

Pfizer vaccine breakthrough continues to power European equities

While some of the so-called 'value stocks' such as Rolls-Royce and SSP have seen some steam come off of their Monday rallies, European equities...

Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine update sees Dow Jones hit fresh all-time...

Led by the Dow Jones, global equities surged on the announcement that the Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) vaccine candidate had demonstrated 90% efficacy...

Chinese e-commerce market expected to grow by 22% in 2020

Already one of the largest in the world, and continuing to rise during the COVID pandemic, the Chinese e-commerce market is set to grow...

US Election looks to be decided by Rust Belt States

The GOP keeping Florida, Trump undermining the judicial process and no clean sweep for Team Biden. The US election has by normal standard had...
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Primark closing during lockdown will cost ABF £375m in sales

Speaking on the UK government's latest lockdown measure proposals, Primark owners Associated British Foods (LON: ABF) spoke on its plans to close the majority...

Ocado shares spike as it boosts profit target by 50%

Online groceries retailer Ocado (LON:OCDO) posted positive earnings guidance on Monday and stated that demand has remained strong through the fourth quarter of the...

Over half of Brits’ pensions may be invested contrary to their...

A key factor determining the potential growth of sustainable business, is the material backing of institutional investors such as pension funds. With this being...

Whitbread posts £720m loss with ‘vast majority’ of hotels closed during...

Multinational hotel group, Whitbread (LON:WTB), posted results that reflected the "closure of the vast majority" of its businesses during lockdown, with some punishing performance...

Visa and Mastercard fees on card payments almost doubled in last...

A report by The British Retail Consortium shows that payment giants Visa (NYSE:V) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) have made the most of the shift to...

40% of new parents can’t afford to take their full parental...

According to a survey of 2,000 new parents conducted by money.co.uk, some 40% of new mums and dads in the UK are forced to...

Why you should hold off on buying shares in FTSE oil...

FTSE listed oil majors Shell (LON:RDSA) and BP (LON:BP) both saw their shares dip by more than 4%, while Tullow Oil (LON:TLW) dropped by...

European equities dealt painful blow by tightened COVID restrictions

Even after a slight recovery from early session freefalls, European equities ended the day thunderstruck by the tightening of COVID restrictions, which surely mark...