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24th November 2011 - News

Economic and Market Overview

Paul Wharton spoke at a lunch for our clients on 17 November, and said that 9-10% growth rates are continuing in China in India, but emerging market inflation rates show little sign of moderating. In the US, the Chicago PMI (Purchasing Man ...

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18th November 2011 - News

Chemring profits warning

Shares in the military equipment maker fell sharply when it warned on profits because of an unexpected delay to a contract. The overall backdrop is one of reduced defence spending, as part of debt reduction in a number of countries. The ...

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17th November 2011 - News

Swap-based ETFs riskier than physical ETFs

Swap-based exchange traded funds (ETFs) use investor cash to create collateral. It offers the return earned from the collateral to a counterparty, in exchange for a payment equal to the return on the securities that it wishes to track. ...

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15th November 2011 - News

Dairy Crest and Land Securities results

Dairy Crest reported last Thursday a 9% increase in pre-tax profits for the 6 months to end September, with improved sales of cheese and spreads. Higher prices to farmers for milk put pressure on margins in the liquid milk business. Adjust ...

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9th November 2011 - News

Forgotten Equities

The results announced yesterday included interims from Babcock International and Vodafone, and final results from Associated British Foods. Babcock's pre-tax profits grew by 96% to £80m, and 15% when the effect of the acquisition ...

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