General Finance

15 stocks at risk of dividend cut

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Investors short-changed by record-low interest rates have chased big dividends. But some payouts now look unsustainable. Harriet Mann names them here.

The Oil Man: Lamprell, Ithaca, Sound, Falcon

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Oil industry analyst Malcolm Graham-Wood has seen it all. He gives Interactive Investor his considered opinion on the sector's top stories.

HSBC joy disappears quickly

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Profits fell at HSBC during the first quarter, but not by as much as expected. So why are the shares down Tuesday? Lee Wild explains.

City too slow to price in Q1 profit beats

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Barclays believes some decent earnings performances have not been factored into profit forecasts, suggesting opportunities for canny investors, reports Harriet Mann

Gulf Keystone secures stay of execution

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Gulf Keystone has got out of trouble before, but bondholders will decide its future now. Harriet Mann asks if Gulf can perform another Houdini act?

RBS pays price for dividend freedom

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Losses swelled at Royal Bank of Scotland in the first quarter, but it can at least pay a dividend if it wants. The likelihood, however, remains slim, says Lee Wild.

Small-cap dividend stars

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This expert urges investors looking for the fastest dividend growth to pass on the FTSE 100 and head straight to AIM. Lee Wild explains.

WPP warns on results day

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WPP is flying high and sales have grown at a decent lick in the first quarter, but boss and founder Martin Sorrell has a warning for us all, writes Harriet Mann.

Anglo American windfall cheers City

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The 'For Sale' sign is up and Anglo American is finding buyers for its unwanted assets, reports Harriet Mann. The recovery continues.

Look past Lloyds' profit plunge

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Lloyds made good money in the first quarter of 2016 and there's a lot to like here, not least a prospective dividend yield of over 8%, writes Lee Wild.