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  • Mohawk tribe launches sues Amazon and Microsoft
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    The Native American Saint Regis Mohawk tribe will take on two of the world’s biggest companies in the federal court in Virginia, in one of the more unusual courtroom dramas. […]

  • BHP Billiton boss fights off attack from hedge fund
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Andrew Mackenzie, 60, had reportedly been given six months to sort out the FTSE 100 firm amid demands from Elliott for a radical shake-up due to alleged under-performance. […]

  • Rolet quits as London Stock Exchange boss after 9 years
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Xavier Rolet championed a £21bn takeover of LSE by Frankfurt-based rival Deutsche Boerse – ignoring British critics who warned the deal was against the national interest. […]

  • BP chairman who presided over Deepwater disaster retires
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Carl-Henric Svanberg became chairman months before the 2010 disaster in which 11 people died and massive environmental damage was done to the Gulf of Mexico. […]

  • HSBC and Standard Chartered face £400m fraud probe
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Labour peer Lord Hain named HSBC and Standard Chartered among several lenders which facilitated a gigantic bribery scandal gripping South Africa. […]

  • CITY DIARY: New M&S chairman wants to go open plan at HQ
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Archie Norman, 63, has wasted little time getting his tootsies under the table since his arrival from ITV. I expect this is one of wee Archie’s imaginative ruses to incentivise staff. […]

  • ALEX BRUMMER: Rate rise peril for shares
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Much has changed on equity markets since October 19, 1987, yet the lessons of Black Monday still have resonance. Among the factors behind the crash was program trading. […]

  • DIRECTOR'S DEALS: Convatec chairman Sir Christopher Gent
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    In a vote of confidence in the medical products firm, its 69-year-old chairman bought 38,889 shares for 213p each. That followed a 26.6p per cent slump in the share price on Monday. […]

  • Singapore billionaire makes third bid for hotel chain
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Kwek Leng Beng, the chairman of M&C, which owns about 65 per cent of the group, is trying to buy the remaining share. His first offer, in August, worth 510p per share in cash, was rejected outright. […]

  • MARKET REPORT: Office tycoon hit for £237m as firm dives
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    The Essex-born 57-year-old, who set up Regus in 1989, saw the value of his 25 per cent stake in the group fall from £736m to £499m. […]

  • DAILY BRIEFING: Acacia Mining soars after Tanzania deal
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Its owner, Barrick Gold, will give Tanzania a 16pc stake in three gold mines, a 50 per cent share of revenues from those mines and a payment of £227.8m. […]

  • Hammond hatches plans for pension raid on older savers
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    The Government is reportedly keen to woo young voters who are struggling financially. To pay for this, a raid on pensions tax breaks could be back on the table. […]

  • Andy Yates on how to make your business thrive
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Entrepreneur and start-up mentor and investor Andy Yates shares five tips any new business needs to survive and thrive. […]

  • What I learned from working through Black Monday
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    The weekend of the 16th-19th October 1987 was a formative weekend in my life – one that will stick with me for a very long time, says veteran fund manager at Cavendish Asset Management. […]

  • How investors can learn from Black Monday and crashes
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Does the financial world of 1987, a time before the internet, have anything to teach us today – and what can we also learn from the dot com bust and the financial crisis crash? […]

  • Retail sales slip as inflation squeeze tightens
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Sterling fell from €1.120 to €1.113 and from $1.322 to $1.316 after the Office for National Statistics said that retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.8 per cent in September. […]

  • Property gap drives wealth inequality higher in the UK
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Falling home ownership rates since early 2000s and trends in taxation which have benefited wealthier households risk accelerating wealth inequality, the IPPR has claimed. […]

  • Interserve shares crash after another profit warning 
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Interserve, which worked on huge construction projects such as Wembley stadium, said it now expected operating profit in the second half to be 50 per cent lower than last year. […]

  • How to claim for pothole damage if UK roads hurt your car
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 10:54 am

    A new study by Confused.com said a whopping 1,031,787 potholes were reported to local councils last year. Here's how to make a claim if one causes damage to your car. […]

  • Unilever blames poor weather for sales slowdown
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Ice cream sales especially took a hit, the group said as it posted a lower-than-expected 2.6 per cent increase in underlying sales to €13.2billion (£11.8billion) in third quarter. […]

  • Black Monday wiped off a fifth of the LSE's value
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:55 am

    The FTSE 100 fell 11 per cent on the day, and then fell a further 12 per cent the next day, wiping out more than a fifth of the value of the London Stock Exchange in just two trading sessions. […]

  • Some Dartford Crossing fines can reach hundreds of pounds
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Earlier in the year, I wrote about an Essex resident who was handed a £190 fine for one £2.50 crossing at Dartford, which she thought had been paid for. […]

  • Alex Brummer: Rio Tinto is caught red-handed
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

    There is something horribly familiar about the Rio Tinto scandal. It has all the elements that debase capitalism. […]

  • Shoppers spent £2.1bn at Harrods in last financial year
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Total transactions for the 12 months were up 23.3 per cent on the previous period. Sterling’s drop after the Brexit vote was a giant price cut for the rich foreigners drawn to London. […]

  • Boost your Christmas supermarket savings 
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Savvy supermarket shoppers can take advantage of loyalty points and bonus schemes to ease the cost of Christmas. We reveal the deals on offer. […]

  • Will the Bank of England raise interest rates in November?
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Over the past six months, the UK has seen a surprising turnaround in rate expectations, but could the base rate really rise in November? […]

  • Why Hilton Honors has best reward credit card for spending
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:48 am

    If you are about to buy a big ticket purchase for your home, perhaps some white goods, a new sofa or a television, then this credit card trick could earn you a big reward. […]

  • First Utility offers cheaper energy but with smart meter
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I was shopping around on a comparison website for a new energy deal - and found First Utility was offering a cheaper tariff, but only if I get a smart meter installed. Can it do this? […]

  • Rio Tinto chiefs lied about losses to cover their backs
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Rio Tinto’s former boss Thomas Albanese and his finance officer ignored warnings that coal assets in Mozambique were worth billions less than they had paid for them, court documents say. […]

  • Families ‘mugged’ in Lloyds' disastrous takeover of HBOS
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Almost 6,000 shareholders – including many families and pensioners – are suing the lender for up to £700m over the disastrous deal at the height of the financial crisis. […]

  • Should I pay more to get out of my mortgage early? 
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:49 am

    You can obtain a good five-year fix at just 1.59 per cent at the moment, considerably less than you are paying now which gives you the added benefit of four additional years at such a low level. […]

  • Police plan fraud hotline modelled on 999 emergency number
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Modelled on the 999 emergency number, the new bank fraud hotline would alert the major banks to illegal money transfers in a bid to help crack down on scams in Britain. […]

  • Volvo's spin-off performance brand unveils the Polestar 1
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    The sporty new Polestar 1 GT unveiled in Shanghai will form a halo for the new stand-alone Polestar brand being spun off by the Swedish car-maker which is owned by China’s Geely. […]

  • London and the West Midland lead summer house price falls
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Research suggests that prices in England fell by 0.85 per cent on average between July and September, with London recording the biggest fall at 0.99 per cent […]

  • Half of British adults at risk of financial shock says FCA
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    FCA chief Andrew Bailey said 15 million workers were failing to save into a private pension, despite the surge in adoption of employer schemes delivered since auto-enrolment kicked in. […]

  • How children are learning about finance
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Kirton Primary School in Boston, Lincolnshire, started its own currency called Kirts, with which Darcie, six, bought a bow for her hair. […]

  • Shell to open its first electric car charge points in UK
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Shell is opening charging points at its petrol stations in Holloway (London), Whyteleafe (Surrey) and Derby. A further seven more will open in London and Reading by the end of the year. […]

  • Could I be paying a financial adviser I don't see anymore?
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    A friend recently told me that I could still be paying money on my investments to a financial adviser I haven't seen in years. Is this true? […]

  • How to invest in the quest for a cure for cance
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Medical researchers, drugs companies and technology firms are ploughing billions of pounds into the quest to beat cancer. We reveal how investors can back this. […]

  • Why fingerprints can never replace bank passwords
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Millions of older people, manual labourers and cancer sufferers could be unable to use their fingerprints to log in to online bank accounts, Money Mail can reveal. […]

  • Thousands of pensioners turning to equity release
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 9:54 am

    The number of retirees aged 75 to 84 taking out so-called equity release loans shot up 48 per cent in the past year. Figures show 3,400 homeowners took these in the first six months of the year. […]

  • DAN HYDE: There should be a clampdown on auto harassment
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

    It may seem like tedious admin work to the fat cats running these firms, but the consequences of this scattergun approach to debt collection can be devastating. […]

  • Greedy home insurers use tax rises to hike cover by 50%
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Customers are routinely being sent insurance renewal letters that fail to give any reason for the hikes, except for the increasing cost of Government policies. […]

  • ASK TONY: M&S jeans turned my £2,500 sofa blue
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 9:06 am

    We are in dispute with Marks & Spencer over the transfer of colour from a pair of men's jeans, which has ruined one of our £2,500 settees, also purchased from M&S. […]

  • Double whammy as prices soar while rates stay at 0.25%
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Inflation jumped to 3 per cent in September, its highest since April 2012. The rate you can earn on savings has edged up slightly, but by far less than the rise in the cost of living. […]

  • Here's how to fight the plague of debt collectors
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:42 am

    When Stuart and Carol Corkett received a £525 gas bill they immediately knew something was wrong. British Gas had used the meter for their neighbour's house, which is 6ft away. […]

  • McLaren F1 preserved for 20 years could be worth £12m
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 7:20 am

    How box fresh is this McLaren F1? It still has the full protective covers over the interior of the car that were put on when it left the Woking factory 20 years ago. Since then it has never been driven. […]

  • Production of British 'boutique' cars set to accelerate
    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    The UK's specialist car makers - from Aston Martin to McLaren - are on a high as wealthy buyers snap up British-built vehicles judged to be among the best in the world. […]

  • How to give away money and keep some control with a trust
    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Not just the preserve of the ultra wealthy, trusts are a useful, if rather obscure, way to help you keep control of more of your money while passing it on to your loved ones. […]

  • How do I avoid inheritance tax legally?
    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    There are many legal ways to dodge the dreaded 40 per cent 'death tax' if you want to pass on the maximum sum possible and are prepared to plan ahead. […]