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  • Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit, customs union, Debenhams, Netflix

    Friday 18 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Cabinet ministers have warned that Theresa May will face mass resignations if MPs are barred from trying to stop a no-deal Brexit. The Prime Minister said on Thursday that it is "impossible" to rule out a no-deal Brexit under the terms of Article 50 and warned that it "not in the Government's power" to do so. - Telegraph

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, sub-prime warning, M&A, Clarks

    Thursday 17 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Philip Hammond told business leaders that the "threat" of a no-deal Brexit could be taken "off the table" within days and potentially lead to Article 50 "rescinded", a leaked recording of a conference call reveals. The Chancellor set out how a backbench Bill could effectively be used to stop any prospect of no deal. He suggested that ministers may even back the plan when asked for an "assurance" by the head of Tesco that the Government would not oppose the motion. - Telegraph

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, hedge funds, advertising, Ineos

    Wednesday 16 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May has pledged to face down a vote of no confidence in her government, after her Brexit deal was shot down by MPs in the heaviest parliamentary defeat of the democratic era. On a day of extraordinary drama at Westminster, the House of Commons delivered a devastating verdict on the prime minister's deal, voting against it by 432 to 202. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Carillion, Barclays execs, Ophir, Capita

    Tuesday 15 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Trade unions have accused the government of failing to learn lessons from the collapse of Carillion, instead pumping even more money into outsourcing companies, a year on from the firm's high-profile demise. The lifetime value of outsourcing contracts awarded in 2017-18 "rocketed" by 53% from £62bn to £95bn in the past year, according to the GMB union, which pointed to nearly £2bn in contracts awarded to Capita and Interserve despite both issuing profit warnings.- Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, banks, Debenhams, AA, PatVal

    Monday 14 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May will make one final appeal to the Commons to pass her Brexit deal, amid speculation among many Conservative MPs that the expected defeat could spark a cross-party plan or moves to oust the prime minister. May is to start her most crucial week as prime minister with a speech at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent, where more than two-thirds of people voted to leave the EU. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, inflation, Barclays, Capita, BT

    Sunday 13 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May has been warned that her government "will lose its ability to govern" after Downing Street uncovered a bombshell plot by senior MPs to seize control of Brexit negotiations and sideline the prime minister. A cross-party group of senior backbenchers - including former Tory ministers - plan to change Commons rules so motions proposed by backbenchers take precedence over government business, if May loses the crunch vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday. - Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit, SME lending, Brighton Pier

    Friday 11 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Up to 4,000 civil servants are being asked to abandon their day jobs to work on no-deal Brexit preparations under plans being rolled out across Whitehall. Officials in education, justice and welfare are among staff in five government departments being asked to take up new roles within weeks. - The Times

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Retailers, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce

    Thursday 10 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Retailers experienced their worst Christmas for 10 years last month as shops were hit by Brexit worries and a dramatic fall in consumer confidence. Total sales growth dropped to zero in December for the first time since 2008, with all areas of the high street hit by a fall in sales except food, which benefited from intense competition among the major supermarket chains. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, World Bank, Hargreaves, taxis

    Wednesday 09 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May faces a concerted campaign of parliamentary warfare from a powerful cross-party alliance of MPs determined to use every lever at their disposal to prevent Britain leaving the EU without a deal in March. The former staunch loyalist Sir Oliver Letwin signalled that he and other senior Conservatives would defy party whips, repeatedly if necessary, to avoid a no-deal Brexit, as the government suffered a humiliating defeat during a debate on the finance bill in the Commons. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Housing, Barclays, Samsung, China-US talks

    Tuesday 08 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - England must launch the biggest council and social house building drive in its history to rescue millions of people from a future in dangerous, overcrowded or unsuitable homes, a cross-party commission has told the government. More than 3m new social homes are needed in the next 20 years, more than were built in the two decades after the end of the second world war, according to a year-long housing commission launched in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Its commissioners include the former Conservative party chair, Sayeeda Warsi, the former Labour leader Ed Miliband and the former Conservative Treasury minister and Goldman Sachs chief economist Lord Jim O'Neill. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: US-China talks, Brexit, Morrisons, manufacturing

    Monday 07 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - US officials arrived in China for the first face-to-face negotiations since a 90-day truce was declared in a trade war between Washington and Beijing, in the hope of ending a bruising confrontation between the world's two largest economies. Hopes that the sixth round of negotiations between the two sides could yield a breakthrough helped Asian shares rise on Monday, combined with optimism about the state of the global economy on the back of strong US jobs figures on Friday. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, BT, IAG, Sainsbury's, Taylor Wimpey

    Sunday 06 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May is poised to play for time by further postponing a final vote on her Brexit deal next week, with the aim of limiting the scale of opposition to the vote and buying time for talks with European Union leaders. The Prime Minister's aides are believed to be drawing up a plan to make MPs' approval of the deal conditional on the European Union providing further concessions. - Sunday Telegraph

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Fat Cats, Google, housebuilders, Alphabet

    Friday 04 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The bosses of the UK's biggest companies are facing renewed scrutiny over excessive pay deals, after new figures showed top executives earned the average worker's annual salary within the first three working days of 2019. Dubbed "Fat Cat Friday", 4 January is the date by which the average CEO of a FTSE 100 company pockets the equivalent take-home pay of a typical full-time worker in the UK. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Manufacturers, Apple, Deutsche Boerse, Iceland

    Thursday 03 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Britain's manufacturers are facing the biggest shortage of skilled workers since 1989 amid record levels of UK employment and falling numbers of EU27 nationals coming to the country to work since the Brexit vote. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said more than four-fifths of manufacturers struggled to hire the right staff in the final months of 2018. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Rail fares, retailers, Rio Tinto, City fines

    Wednesday 02 Jan 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Rail passengers who spent 2018 wrestling with strike action, widespread cancellations and the worst punctuality in a decade will stage protests at railway stations around the country on Wednesday as fares rise by 3.1%. As commuters begin returning to work after the Christmas holiday, they face above-inflation ticket price increases described by Labour as an "affront" following well-documented disruption last year. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit funds, Intu, Rolls-Royce, food

    Monday 31 Dec 2018

    (Sharecast News) - The embattled shopping centre group behind Manchester's Trafford Centre and Lakeside in Essex is the landlord most exposed to the collapse of HMV, with 15 of its sites occupied by the music retailer that called in administrators on Friday. Intu Properties, which was on the receiving end of two failed approaches this year and has suffered multiple tenant failures across its portfolio, has more sites rented out to HMV than any other retail property group, analysis by The Times has found.

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Migrant crisis, Brexit, China, HMV, Evraz, vaping

    Sunday 30 Dec 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Sajid Javid was last night forced to abandon his family holiday at a luxury safari hideaway in South Africa's Kruger National Park after a growing backlash over his handling of the migrant crisis. The home secretary came under fire after he declared a "major incident" over the surge in Channel boat migrants while he was staying at one of the most luxurious safari lodges in sub- Saharan Africa. - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Energy price hikes, house prices, Three

    Friday 28 Dec 2018

    (Sharecast News) - This year has proved the worst ever for the number of price rises energy suppliers have inflicted on consumers. Energy firms announced a total of 57 price increases in 2018 compared with 15 last year, according to new analysis. Some of the challenger firms upped tariffs as many as three times across the year and several of the big six that dominate the market raised them twice. Altogether, an average of £74 was added to annual dual fuel bills. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Gatwick, business confidence, outsourcers

    Thursday 27 Dec 2018

    (Sharecast News) - US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) is selling a majority stake in Gatwick Airport for £2.9bn. The UK's second-biggest airport was bought by a GIP-led consortium in 2009, which will sell a 50.01% stake to Vinci Airports. The airport, the eighth-busiest in Europe by passenger numbers, was heavily disrupted in the runup to Christmas after reports of drone sightings closed its runway. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Deliveroo, Norwegian Air, retailers

    Monday 24 Dec 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Global investors are braced for more turbulence in 2019 after the White House intensified its criticism of the US's most senior central banker. Over the weekend, a flurry of reports claimed Donald Trump had discussed the possibility of firing the Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell. Such an unprecedented move would trigger further instability in the markets, which have already had their worst year since the 2008 crisis. - Guardian

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