Business & Finance

NEX Data launches the ‘EBS FX Benchmarks’

New benchmarks ensure regular, accurate and reliable price information for all major currency pairs

UK housing market remains lacklustre

UK housing market remains lacklustre as the British Bankers' Association (BBA) reports mortgage approvals at 9-month low in June.

Manufacturers Report Strong Output Growth – CBI Survey

Production among UK manufacturers grew at the fastest pace since January 1995 in the three months to July

UK manufacturing sector has healthy start to Q3

The July CBI survey suggests that the UK manufacturing sector had a healthy start to the third quarter, but manufacturing survey results have been appreciably stronger than recent official data. The outlook for manufacturing appears mixed and the July CBI survey pointed to a marked easing of price pressures, which fuels hope that UK inflation is close to peaking.

Accountancy firms urged to get ready for £1 coin ‘Changeover’

The accountancy industry encouraged to prepare for the end of the round pound legal tender as the deadline approaches

IMF downgrades UK growth – are more downgrades to follow?

Michael Baxter, economics commentator for The Share Centre reflects on the International Monetary Fund’s growth predictions for 2017:

Fastest Growing Investment Company Launches Over Last Five Years

Twenty fastest growing launches by total assets increased by over 134% with four out of top five fastest growing launches in the Property Specialist sector

What does the Economic Diary for Week Commencing 24 July 2017 hold in store?

Ian Forrest, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, gives his thoughts on what to expect from companies announcing results week commencing 24 July 2017.

"Dirty, Difficult, And Dangerous": Why Millennials Won't Work In Oil

Like many industries today, the oil industry is trying to sell its many job opportunities to the fastest growing portion of the global workforce: Millennials.

Sports Direct share price rise will be little consolation for long-suffering investors

Share price up by around 6% despite dire full year results, but pre-tax profits fell by 22% largely due to sterling fall – but revenue growth is more encouraging.

Save Early to Achieve Financial Freedom as State Pension Age Goes Up

Greater longevity could be used to create financial freedom for millions of people on average wages while they are still young enough to enjoy an active life.

Nottingham Building Society to open seven building society branches due for closure

The Nottingham will have doubled its branch network to 67 over the past five years and will now have taken on 19  branches from other banks and building societies.