Business & Finance

Economic Diary for Week Commencing 23rd October 2017

Graham Spooner, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, gives his thoughts on what to expect from companies announcing results week commencing 23 October 2017.

Spain and Catalonia’s constitutional crisis is an “alarm call” for investors

Spain’s constitutional crisis, triggered by Catalonia’s push for independence, is an “alarm call for global investors”

46.2% of Toys and Games Will be Sold Online by 2022

By Molly Johnson-Jones, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData

The UK toys & games market will grow 16.2% over the next five years

Savers missing out on almost £4 billion amid high inflation and low interest rates

Low cash ISA rates and high inflation have left UK savers £3.81 billion short

More Self-Harm than Self-Help? How business people can survive today's guru industry

By Sarah Alexander, author of Spiritual Intelligence in Leadership

Since its origins in the 1970’s, the self-help movement has become a global phenomenon touching the lives of millions.

Monarch’s collapse is a red flag for pension savers

The collapse of Monarch is “a not-to-be-ignored red flag” for people on the cusp of retirement, warns the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations.

SONIA reform to be implemented on 23 April 2018

The Bank of England has today confirmed that its reforms to the SONIA interest rate benchmark will take effect on Monday 23 April 2018.

London tenants fuel rental growth across Southern England

A record 65,000 tenants left London over the last 12 months with 78% continuing to rent

The average tenant leaving the capital moves 89 miles with growing numbers going to Midlands and Northern England

Almost Half of People in the UK Admit to Hoarding Money from Loved Ones

Almost half of Brits admit to hiding money that their loved ones know nothing about – with the average being more than £11,000, new research has found.

Silicon Roundabout Expected to Grow

Tech and Media businesses in and around Silicon Roundabout expect to grow over the next few years, despite Brexit and rental costs rising above those of the core City of London.

Rents Across the UK Continued to Rise in September

Average rents across the UK rose by 2.1% in September when compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent is now £927.

Market projections positive, but volatility and Brexit seen as risks to client wealth

· Half (48%) of advisers expect investment returns will rise over the next year, a third (29%) anticipate falls

· Stock market volatility and Brexit now seen as the biggest threats to client wealth over next two years