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SHARES NEWS & ANALYSIS

Your filtered view of the latest news and analysis

  • Standard Chartered clears the decks Tip Update

    04 March 2015

    Wholesale boardroom changes and moves to reposition the group leave the short-term outlook uncertain for Standard Chartered
  • Barclays cheap compared with peers Tip Update

    03 March 2015

    Barclays is making progress with shrinking its non-core operations and investment bank, but misconduct costs were jacked up again.
  • Lloyds resumes dividends Tip Update

    27 February 2015

    Lloyds Banking Group's first dividend since 2008 marks another step on the path to normality.
  • The ascent of Man

    25 February 2015

    Following a very strong 2014, this year looks to be tougher for hedge fund business Man
  • IPF boosts dividend Tip Update

    25 February 2015

    International Personal Finance (IPF) has reported a solid year of profit growth and has significantly increased the dividend payout.
  • TSB hits the road running Tip Update

    25 February 2015

    TSB is grabbing a decent market share and looks well capitalised and undervalued against its rivals.
  • HSBC still faces regulatory headwinds Tip Update

    23 February 2015

    HSBC is battling to restore investor confidence after a string of regulatory failings.
  • Standard Chartered hacks at costs

    09 January 2015

    Standard is supporting cost-cutting plans by closing its cash equities business, but the savings won't ease the lender's nearer-term pressures
  • Banks returning to health

    17 December 2014

    While Lloyds and RBS only just passed the Bank of England's latest stress-testing exercise, the banking sector overall is looking far more able to...
  • Autumn Statement: Tax raid hits bank shares

    03 December 2014

    The chancellor's decision to halve the amount of past losses that banks can use to offset against tax bills has sent bank shares south
  • Infrastructure spending gets another boost

    02 December 2014

    Plans have been announced to boost UK infrastructure spending and ease the planning process, but it might have come too late for some construction...
  • FX-rigging fines: more pain on the way

    12 November 2014

    Five major banks have been hit by big fines from UK and US regulators for their part in FX market manipulation - but that's unlikely to be the end...
  • Taking stock: a test passed?

    29 October 2014

    The results of EU-wide stress-testing may point to the the emergence of a more robust banking sector, but that doesn't automatically add up to an...
  • Challenger banks - not quite game-changing

    06 October 2014

    Aldermore and Virgin Money are the latest challenger banks to announce flotations, but expectations of a big shift in the banking sector's competitive...
  • Market relief as Scots vote no

    19 September 2014

    Scotland's clear decision to remain within the UK is driving a relief rally, but a no vote doesn't mean no change
  • Shares slip on Scottish vote fears

    10 September 2014

    Shares are under pressure following news that YouGov's latest poll has given the yes campaign in Scotland's independence referendum a narrow...
  • Bank of Georgia's bosses sell up

    10 September 2014

    Two of Bank of Georgia's senior managers have taken advantage of a recovery in the bank's share price
  • OneSavings bounds ahead

    28 August 2014

    After buying Northern Rock's consumer book last year, banking newcomer OneSavings Bank is delivering rapid organic growth
  • Standard Chartered faces another fine Tip Update

    20 August 2014

    Just two years after being fined for transactions with prohibited countries, the bank is in trouble with US regulators again.
  • No panacea for the banks

    12 August 2014

    While a recovering economy has helped the banks to report much improved credit quality, misconduct-related woe and weak investment banking conditions...
  • Conduct unbecoming

    08 August 2014

    A raft of allegations have surfaced this week suggesting improper conduct is rife within the City. A cynic might say this should come as no surprise.
  • Standard Chartered still struggling Tip Update

    06 August 2014

    Standard Chartered has seen its first-half performance hit by well-flagged problems in Korea and at its markets operation
  • TSB still too cheap Tip Update

    04 August 2014

    Maiden half-year figures from newly-floated lender TSB have underlined the bank's long-term growth potential
  • Recovery gathers pace at Lloyds

    31 July 2014

    RESULTS: Ignoring fines and PPI-related charged and an improving economic backdrop helped Lloyds' underlying profit to jump almost a third
  • Barclays beats expectations

    30 July 2014

    RESULTS: Restructuring progress, lower costs and a falling bad debt charge helped Barclays beat expectations at the half-year stage
  • Bad debt slide buoys RBS

    25 July 2014

    RBS at last appears to be making progress, after a much reduced bad debt charge helped drive a recovery in half-year earnings
  • Arbuthnot undervalued

    22 July 2014

    Arbuthnot's stake in Secure Trust is worth more than its current market value, which ignores the group's solidly performing private bank
  • Secure but pricey

    22 July 2014

    RESULTS: Specialist lender Secure Trust has plenty of capital and is growing fast, but the shares are no bargain
  • Dark pool trading woe strikes Barclays

    22 July 2014

    Barclays' shares have slumped since New York's attorney general filed a law suit against the bank last month, but it's the lender's...
  • Standard Chartered warns on profits

    27 June 2014

    Standard Chartered is expecting a grim first half, but its longer-term growth story isn’t really in doubt

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