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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
NatWest Site Down
Friday, August 23, 2019
Eddie Stobart Suspends Shares and Ditches CEO
The transport logistics company revealed a £2m discrepancy in its accounts last month.
Sebastien Desreumaux, currently head of iForce, will take over from Mr Laffey.
A review of its statements by new chief financial officer, Anoop Kangits, found that the 2018 adjusted operating profit figure of £55.3m was overstated by about 4%.
Publication of the firm's financial results for the six months to 31 May 2019 has now been delayed to early September.
The firm added that half year profits were likely to be "significantly lower" than suggested in a recent trading update, and that it is "applying a more prudent approach to revenue recognition".
Ironically the company's largest shareholder is troubled fund manager Neil Woodford, who holds a 22.9% stake.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
A Sunk Cost Is a Sunk Cost - H2S To Be Scrapped?
"Just because you spent a lot of money on something, should not mean that you just carry on ploughing more and more money into it"— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) August 21, 2019
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says it's possible HS2 rail project could be scrapped, as government review is announcedhttps://t.co/uS6B9WDvuN pic.twitter.com/q6q4tHYQcD
Monday, August 19, 2019
Stamp Duty Not Being Shifted To Sellers..Apparently!
BBC News - I won't shift stamp duty to sellers, says chancellor https://t.co/QSRMOu8J2p— Andrew Goodall (@agoodall4) August 19, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
We Have Now Entered The Countermeasures Stage of The Trade War
Reuters: #China finance ministry says China must take necessary countermeasures to #US additional tariffs on $300 bln of Chinese goods— Vincent Lee (@Rover829) August 15, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Economists and Forecasters Are Useless
Economists had expected inflation to drop to 1.9 per cent from 2 per cent in June.
However, official data showed an increase in the Consumer Price Index, driven by rises in the prices of games, toys, hotels, clothing and footwear.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
BREAKING Unemployment rises by 31,000 to 31.3m in last three monthshttps://t.co/SzNa5ln8R6 pic.twitter.com/KvQ1tu9hwR— Mirror Breaking News (@MirrorBreaking_) August 13, 2019
Friday, August 09, 2019
Brexit Impasse Crippling The Economy
0.2% fall in GDP in Q2 2019, following growth of 0.5% in Q1 https://t.co/RWAY7m2xzE pic.twitter.com/2io09bHRRL— Office for National Statistics (@ONS) August 9, 2019
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Muddy Waters Puts The Boot Into Burford
For good measure it noted that "BUR’s governance strictures are laughter-inducing."
The FT reports that Burford has lost £1.7bn of market value over two days. Its shares were down 46 per cent at the close.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
German Economy Fucked - There Goes The EU!
German industrial production is collapsing wiping out the last 4 years of growth.— Dilip Shah (@DilipShah_) August 7, 2019
Likely Germany will have a recession 2019Q2 & 2019Q3 negative as weakness is spreading from Automobile to other sectors.
Troubled times for what was the #EU and #Eurozone most sucessful economy. https://t.co/IqnB4kTuVt
HSBC Appears To Be In The Shit
In the latest Radio Times, by @paullewismoney #HSBCfraud pic.twitter.com/VrUpcCRXWR— Mr Ethical (@nw_nicholas) August 7, 2019
So the CEO of HSBC was fired yesterday and the rumor is this: the BOE found out that they were lending to the PBOC to prop up the currency. If this is true, this is nuts.— JoelHeyman (@JoelHeyman) August 6, 2019