Stamp duty holiday to be extended

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly planning to extend the stump duty holiday until the end of June. As...
retail sales

UK retail sales slump 8.2% in January

UK retail figures in the UK fell 8.2% over January whilst government borrowing also hit highest levels since record began.
Inflation

Inflation rises to 0.7%

UK inflation rose to 0.7% in January, which is more than economists predicted. The Office for National Statists...

FTSE hits one-month high

The UK stock market opened 40 points to 6796 points - this is the highest it has been since 15 January.

UK borrowing hits record highs

UK borrowing in December hit a record high, reaching £34.1bn. New data from the Office of National Statistics said...

Boxing day sales hit amid Covid-restrictions

New data from Springboard showed footfall across Tier 4 areas fell by 75.9% on Boxing Day. In Tier...

US imports from China increased by 126% amid pandemic

According to data published by Dutch financial services provider, Bankr, US imports from China grew year-on-year by 126.29% during the period from...

Are investors in events planner Hyve Group too bullish?

Shares in conference and exhibition planning company, Hyve Group (LON:HYVE), have rallied by some 26.39% since trading began on Monday morning. The question is:...

Amid inflationary pressure, how attractive are bonds to UK investors?

According to the latest Investment View published by NN Investment Partners (NNIP), “the world could be on the verge of a sustained rise in...

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...