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The investigation into Tesco's £250m profit overstatement has found "inappropriate" behaviour largely confined to the first half of this year, the Sunday Times reported. The supermarket group is expected to say on 23 October that it will not have to restate previous years' results. The paper said the inquiry by Deloitte and Freshfields found staff were under pressure as Tesco's sales fell. The manipulation of income from suppliers was allegedly "carefully concealed", the paper said.
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It could be the a good time to buy shares of Premier Foods, Danny Fortson argued in his Sunday Times column, Inside the City. The company, whose brands include Oxo and Mr Kipling, took on too much debt before the financial crisis but Chief Executive Gavin Darby has fixed its structural problems. He has cut debt payments, spun off the ailing Hovis business and struck a deal with pension trustees. The company is not yet "normal", as Darby has claimed, and third-quarter trading could look grim when the company reports on October 23rd but the bottom is probably not far off. 13 hours ago
Ex-Diageo chief Paul Walsh timed his exit in July of 2013 near perfectly. Since then emerging markets went into reverse with the depreciation in local currencies bringing great pressure to bear on consumers in those countries. For Diageo what matters is the fact that it makes it wares more expensive. In parallel, Chinese authorities' anti-corruption drive impacted negatively on it sales while consumers in the developed world are increasingly more discerning of what they buy. 2 days ago
US stocks registered a large bounce on the last day of the week following the sharp falls observed throughout the rest of the week, following soothing words from policymakers around the world. 2 days ago
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European Central Bank (ECB) minutes reportedly got leaked on Friday for the first time ever. 3 days ago
Hummingbird Resources, a gold exploration company which operates in Mali and Liberia, saw its losses widen as it had to put its project in Liberia on hold due to the Ebola outbreak. 3 days ago
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Defence and security business Cohort (CHRT) has made its second earnings-enhancing acquisition in the current financial year. The latest acquisition is expected to enhance 2015-16 earnings by 15%.
AIM-quoted Cohort sold its space business earlier this year and that gave it a cash pile to finance acquisitions.
Forex technical analysis on the Japanese yen against the pound sterling. The GBP/JPY pair is a currency market that moves quite violently at times.
There is a significant amount of volatility in this market and traders can see we have recently fallen off of a cliff, dropping from the 178 level all the way down to the 170 level over the last couple of weeks.
The Ichimoku Cloud, also known as “Ichimoku Kinko Hyo”, is a comprehensive technical trading tool that is favoured by experienced traders as it utilizes more data points than other indicators and provides a higher probability of successful trades.
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We've just had one of the best rallies of the year followed by one of the biggest sell-offs - and they say volatility is dying. Well, this just goes to show just how nervous the market is right now.
Concerns about the rest of the world, with stalling recovery in Europe and slowing growth in China, are leading the market to think this will not bode very well at all for US equities in the medium/long term.
StatPro (SOG) has been supplying portfolio analysis software for two decades and it is going through a major transformation into a cloud-based business. The investment required has hit short-term profit but investors with patience should find it pays off in the longer-term.
The focus is increasing sales of cloud-based product StatPro Revolution, which enables portfolio information to be shared with as many people as the subscriber wants.