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How to handle Russia and the crisis in Ukraine
Fri, 25th July 2014 - 17:27

Investors are understandably confused about the current crisis in Ukraine, but history has some important clues that might make decision-making easier.

Best of the Boards: Tesco, ARM Holdings, GlaxoSmithKline
Fri, 25th July 2014 - 17:05

Interactive Investor takes a look at what users have said on the discussion board after another set of disappointing results from Tesco.

Shell vs BP - who wins?
Fri, 25th July 2014 - 15:40

BP and Shell, two of the biggest dividend payers around, have both embarked significant free cash flow growth programmes.

Which countries should investors look to for dividend payouts?
Fri, 25th July 2014 - 09:00

Companies in regions where dividends have been a rarity are now taking a more enlightened view, reports Rebecca Jones.

News Analysis

Fri, 25th July 2014 - 19:28

With the financial crisis now around six years behind us, some investors are starting to become interested in the banking sector again.

But is this be a mistake? Is it finally time to start trusting Britain's banks again, or should you steer clear?

Fri, 25th July 2014 - 17:57

ChampagneIt's been a long, hard road but the UK economy is finally back to the same size as it was prior to the credit crunch. Indeed, today's GDP numbers came in bang on target at 0.8% for the second quarter of the year and, with the IMF raising the UK's growth forecast for the year to a heady 3.2%, here are three companies that could benefit from an upsurge in economic activity in the UK.

The week ahead...
Fri, 25th July 2014 - 17:30

Bookmaker William Hill and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will both update the market next week.

Fri, 25th July 2014 - 16:06

Latest news from integrated gas and electricity company Centrica (LSE:CNA) (NASDAQOTH: CPYYY.US)  is that its North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, has agreed to sell its Ontario home services business to EnerCare in a deal that will raise around £300 million.

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Share Sleuth is the online diary of value investor and companies editor Richard Beddard, including research notes, watchlist and a model portfolio.

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