Tue 29th Jul 14, 15:34
A "resilient" first-half performance and a 5% increase in the interim dividend helped lift shares in Elementis during today's session. The speciality global chemicals company, which posted a 3% rise in sales and a 7% increase in profit, said that it had been able to achieve growth despite weather issues in the first quarter and varied global growth rates, largely thanks to its geographic footprint and broad end-markets.
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Ongoing fighting in Gaza on Tuesday claimed the lives of at least a hundred Palestinians, according to reports. 49 minutes ago
The Bank of England (BoE) has decided to push ahead on its plans for super-tough bonus clawbacks on City bankers. 14 minutes ago
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Germany-focused workspace owner and operator Sirius Real Estate (SRE) has restructured its property portfolio and returned to the dividend list.
Sirius owns and operates 33 business parks, industrial facilities and offices in Germany. The company offers flexible workspace predominantly aimed at small and medium-sized companies, although it also has large companies, such as Siemens, as clients. There is more than one million square metres of lettable space.
Using technical analysis and the market fundamentals to review what happened to affect the major currencies last week and a look ahead for the big currency pairs this week.
Looking at the euro versus the dollar, analyst Jameel Ahmed from FXTM said the signs of a short-term bullish trend line in the EUR/USD that began to form the week prior turned out to be exactly that, a short-term bull.
With the Dow, S&P, NASDAQ, FTSE 100, DAX, FTSE 250 and RUSSELL 2000 sitting at either all-time highs or near multi-year highs it may feel like all the deals and bargains have gone. But determined stockpicking can still find undervalued gems.
This month I will take a look at a stock which I think still has tremendous value even after the recent bounce: Blackberry (NYSE:BBRY)
The Head and Shoulders indicator is another method used in forex trading to forecast a future price reversal.
As it is generally accepted that prices operate in trends, by tracking these trends and assessing them, traders can forecast how the market is moving and plan their strategies to take advantage of price reversals.
NAHL (NAH), the owner of National Accident Helpline, may on the face of it appear to be a legal business but it is really an outsourced marketing business. This means that cash flow is positive unlike its legal clients who have to wait ages to get paid. That means that NAHL Group Plc can offer an attractive yield.
The business floated on AIM at 200p a share at the end of May 2014. Enough new money was raised to pay the costs of the flotation while the rest of the £35m went to existing shareholders.