UK Retail Sales Increase

Retail sales volume increased by one percent in August 20-17 compared to July and by 2.4 percent compared to August last year.

Investors to receive £8.2 billion dividend windfall

By Lee Wild, Head of Equity Strategy, Interactive Investor

Over the next four weeks, some of the UK’s biggest companies will send dividend cheques to shareholders totalling a staggering £8.2 billion.

BrickVest partners with BEOS to offer innovative commercial property employee participation fund

Allows employees to integrate tax-efficient real estate investments with access to in-house institutional grade commercial property

Investment Companies with Significant Exposure to Germany

With the Dutch general election in March, the French presidential election in April and May, and the UK general election in June, it seems like 2017 has been a year of notable European elections.

Shared Ownership: is it time for a re-brand?

· Research shows that shared ownership transactions are decreasing across the majority of regions – raising questions over whether more needs to be done to ‘sell’ the idea of shared ownership to home buyers

Cryptocurrencies are a modern day gold rush

By Jordan Hiscott, Chief Trader at ayondo markets:

“Cryptocurrencies are a modern day gold rush…and mining specialists NVidia are reaping the rewards (just like Levi Strauss did in the 1850s)”

Mark Carney comments increase expectations of near-term Bank of England rate hike

Speech by Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney may increase expectation that the BoE is preparing the ground for a near-term interest rate hike, with a move as soon as November very much in play.

Shares in animal feed producer Anpario up 6% as group reports strong sales growth

Anpario reported solid growth in key target regions including Asia, the Americas and Middle East. Solid increases in revenue and profit led to introduction of interim dividend.

Clothing sales at the discounters will grow 90.7% by 2022

………. and Heidi Klum’s range for Lidl shows why

Lidl’s Esmara by Heidi Klum range has lived up to expectations and paves the way for material growth through clothing for the discounters.

Who is buying up Central London?

International homebuyers have tripled, whilst buy to let investors fall by 1/3.

– Homebuyers, increasingly attracted by discounted luxury property, now represent 45% of all purchases in Prime Central London

Finsbury Food bakes up important increase in full year sales to Europe

· AIM group said full year sales to Europe were up 15% courtesy of new products

· Debt levels have fallen and dividend for the year rose by 7.1%

Adaptability is the Key to Landing the Job of Your Dreams

· Adaptability the most sought-after quality by recruiters and employers

· Management skills, pro-activeness and organisation all key to achieving jobs