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Bull and bear: Microsoft lays down challenge to Apple, but can it do more than surface damage? IMF gets more money. Inflation falls again
Bull and Bear – an optimistic and pessimistic view of investment news. Today’s stories: Microsoft lays down challenge to Apple, but can it do more than surface damage? IMF gets more money. Inflation falls again. Companies in the news: BAE Systems, Cobham, Majestic Wines, Quintain Estates and Development
As defence contractor BAE systems announces poor full year results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means to investors.
Sheridan Admans gives his thoughts on what to expect from companies announcing results in the coming week.
The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1st July
Football fans among you will be aware of the current farce surrounding the game’s world governing body, FIFA. Bribery allegations have led to the resignation of the vice president, but as a result, no further investigations will be made and “the presumption of innocence is maintained”. Very odd if you ask me. But before we get all judgemental, let’s remember that in 2007, the Stevens Inquiry found that irregular payments had been involved in 17 football transfers on our own shores. Steering away from the football analogy completely, a conservative estimate of total bribes paid worldwide annually is US $1 trillion (‘The Costs of Corruption’, World Bank News & Broadcast, April 8th 2004). So bribery and corruption must be everywhere. Should we be worried about it? More…
SAB Miller (Trading statement)
Analysts will expect some clarification over a potential deal with Castle that the markets are whispering about. Castle is one of Africa’s biggest brewers and any deal could cost SAB Miller over £6 billion, but at this time both parties have denied talks are happening. More…