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July 2019 articles

‘Clouds gather’ for manufacturers as output hits lowest point since financial crisis
‘Clouds gather’ for manufacturers as output hits lowest point since financial crisis
British manufacturing output shrank at the fastest pace since the financial crisis over the last three months, according to research. [...]
July 23, 2019
City watchdog hits Standard Life Assurance with £30m fine for annuity sales failings
City watchdog hits Standard Life Assurance with £30m fine for annuity sales failings
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today fined Standard Life Assurance (SLA) £30.7m for failings around its sales of annuities.  The [...]
July 23, 2019
Countdown to Brexit: What Boris Johnson must do in his first 100 days as Prime Minister
Countdown to Brexit: What Boris Johnson must do in his first 100 days as Prime Minister
The political world has thrown up some unexpected events in recent years, but Boris Johnson failing to win the Conservative [...]
July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson wins race to be UK Prime Minister by a landslide
Boris Johnson wins race to be UK Prime Minister by a landslide
Boris Johnson will become the UK’s next Prime Minister after he overwhelmingly defeated rival Jeremy Hunt in the Tory leadership [...]
July 23, 2019
UBS posts best second quarter in almost a decade despite wealth management troubles
UBS posts best second quarter in almost a decade despite wealth management troubles
UBS reported its strongest quarterly set of results in almost 10 years this morning, trumping analyst estimates for net profit [...]
July 23, 2019
Joules defies retail anguish with growth across the board
Joules defies retail anguish with growth across the board
Clothes store Joules this morning announced a double-figures spike in profit despite tough high street conditions. The full-year results will [...]
July 23, 2019
Farewell, Failing Grayling: Here are your five finest moments in office
Farewell, Failing Grayling: Here are your five finest moments in office
Any article written about transport secretary Chris Grayling over the past year has tended to start with a not-so-favourable adjective. [...]
July 23, 2019
Education minister Anne Milton quits over ‘grave’ no-deal Brexit concerns
Education minister Anne Milton quits over ‘grave’ no-deal Brexit concerns
Education minister Anne Milton has quit the government this morning, minutes ahead of the likely election of Boris Johnson as [...]
July 23, 2019
Has ASOS just issued its third and final profits warning?
Has ASOS just issued its third and final profits warning?
By Graeme Evans from interactive investor. With ongoing operational issues aplenty, investor confidence hinges on a belief in stock market adages. Warehouse troubles [...]
July 23, 2019
A mechanical wristwatch may be based on 19th-century principles – but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to innovation
A mechanical wristwatch may be based on 19th-century principles – but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to innovation
The idea of “new technology” in Swiss watchmaking seems rather oxymoronic – especially when you consider how much stock this [...]
July 23, 2019