Oliver Haill has been writing about companies and markets for more than a decade and a half. In recent years he has been freelancing, with contracts at the Financial Times Group, ITV, Press Association, Reuters sports desk, Gracenote Sports, Bullbearings and latterly as managing editor at the Sharecast newswire. He cut his teeth as a financial journalist at Growth Company Investor not long after the dotcom bubble burst, focusing on AIM companies and other small caps, a few years later becoming head of research.
Regulator Ofcom says fully opening up the network will help increase overall investment in high-speed broadband and 5G mobile
Analysts at the bank believe the tone of telecoms company’s commentary “should get progressively brighter”, starting with the first-quarter statement in July
Stock market sage Bernard Lasker once said: “I can feel it coming...A whole new round of disastrous speculation, with all the familiar stages in order: blue-chip boom, then a fad for secondary issues, then an over-the-counter play, then a garbage market in new issues and finally the inevitable crash.”
“Until the future of British Steel is clarified, the potential impact on Hargreaves cannot be fully determined”
Liberum upgraded its recommendation for the online broker to 'buy' from 'hold'
Revenue in the six months to 31 March of £7mln was down 17% year on year as a chunk of “encouraging” new business is expected to fall in the second half
Global industrial production growth is forecast to slow to 2.0% for 2019, down from a previous estimate of 2.6% and the 3.3% seen last year
“Notwithstanding the current economic uncertainties, the board remains confident in the future prospects of the group”