General Finance

Week ahead: HSBC, Standard Chartered, Travis Perkins

Week ahead: HSBC, Standard Chartered

Banking firms Standard Chartered and HSBC will report next week. Find out which one analysts say you should buy and which one to dump, here.

Lloyds flags special dividend policy

Lloyds flags special dividend policy

Low-risk Lloyds had a mixed first half, but it's in decent shape and talk of special dividends is welcome news.

JD Sports rides upgrade cycle

JD Sports rides upgrade cycle

Another profits beat at JD Sports has forced analysts to upgrade their forecasts for this fast-growing retail chain.

It's a wonderful time to be a microcap investor, says Gervais Williams

It's a wonderful time to be a microcap investor, says Gervais Williams

Gervais Williams sees tremendous opportunities to buy outstanding tiny firms at very low prices in the wake of last year's small-cap sell-off.

Insider: Dialight, Trakm8

Insider: Dialight, Trakm8

The most significant director share deals of the week and what they reveal about company prospects.

FTSE 100: Earnings boost and new chart levels

FTSE 100: Earnings boost and new chart levels

London is up for a third session as Q2 earnings impress. Here are the latest FTSE 100 price points to watch for.

Centrica's British Gas in profits surge

Centrica's British Gas in profits surge

After years of complaints, Centrica has decided the customer-facing business is actually where the big money is. Huge changes are afoot.

Does profit make RBS a buy?

Does profit make RBS a buy?

Royal Bank of Scotland made an unexpected profit in the second quarter, which bosses hope will underpin share price gains.

Shell in demand as dividend confirmed

Shell in demand as dividend confirmed

Trading at a discount to peers and with a huge prospective dividend yield, Royal Dutch Shell is attracting plenty of buyers on results day.

Barclays' investment banking arm charms market

Barclays' investment banking arm charms market

After Antony Jenkins was shown the door earlier this month for failing to pay enough attention to Barclays' Investment Banking arm, Wednesday's results have come as a relief.

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