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SHARES NEWS & ANALYSIS

Your filtered view of the latest news and analysis

  • 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
  • Lloyds takes no chances with TSB

    11 June 2014

    Lloyds' undemanding flotation price range for TSB suggests that the bank isn't taking any chances with the forthcoming flotation
  • The march of the challenger banks

    04 June 2014

    The impending flotation of TSB signals the birth of a significant challenger bank, yet there's plenty of other players looking to muscle into the...
  • TSB: a great play on UK recovery

    29 May 2014

    Lloyds is to float a quarter of TSB next month and its shares look like a good way to play the UK's economic recovery
  • Wielding the axe

    12 May 2014

    Barclays has announced plans to radically scale back its investment bank - that strategy has already helped the shares jump 7 per cent and more upside...
  • Investment banking woe strikes lenders

    07 May 2014

    Bank earnings are benefiting from rapidly improving credit quality as the economic recovery takes hold - but some lenders have been hit hard by weak...
  • Earthport signs up HSBC Tip Update

    07 May 2014

    Cross-border payments specialist Earthport has added banking titan HSBC to its client list.
  • High-speed trading won't flash by

    16 April 2014

    Lawsuits, regulation and a book release have put high-speed trading back in the headlines
  • 90 to 81: Asian Citrus to CVS Holdings

    11 April 2014

    In the second 10-company segment of our analysis of Aim's top 100 companies, we give our verdict on Asian Citrus, Stanley Gibbons, FW Thorpe,...
  • Ukraine fallout hits Bank of Georgia Tip Update

    07 March 2014

    Crisis in the Ukraine and weaker emerging markets sentiment more generally are driving significant volatility in Bank of Georgia's shares.
  • Korean debts knock Standard Tip Update

    05 March 2014

    RESULTS: Standard Chartered's profits slipped for the first time in about a decade, significantly reflecting problems in Korea - but longer-term...
  • RBS puts its faith in change

    28 February 2014

    After announcing its biggest loss since the financial crisis, RBS is looking to slash costs and refocus back on the UK - but that will take time and is...
  • HSBC disappoints Tip Update

    24 February 2014

    RESULTS: HSBC's full-year results didn't meet analysts' expectations, but the bank is robustly capitalised, pays a fat dividend and boasts...
  • Lloyds in recovery mode

    13 February 2014

    RESULTS: A better economy and improving credit quality have helped drive an earnings recovery at Lloyds, but the shares are no bargain
  • Costs and capital disappoint at Barclays

    12 February 2014

    RESULTS: With cost pressures and slippage in its capital ratio, Barclays' full-year figures haven't exactly inspired the City

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