ZPG Raise The Roof On The FTSE 250

Friday, 11th May: ZPG plc were the main attraction for the vast majority of the day on Friday, particularly on the FTSE 250. Shares shot up more than 30% after the £2.2 billion takeover by US venture capital group Silver Lake was announced. ZPG includes the likes of popular British property websites Zoopla and PrimeLocation,…

Warm Weather Gives Next A Helping Hand

Thursday, 10th May: After a rocky start to 2017, starting the year down by almost 15% at £40, high-street retailer Next managed to pull off a U-turn this year so far, helped by today’s Q1 update which pushed the share price u more than 7% to c.£56, and allowed them to secure the top spot…

The Aftermath Of America’s Withdrawal From The Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, 9th May: To re-cap, so far, the president has almost started a trade war with China, an actual war with North Korea, and has now walked away from a deal which will consequently cause further conflict in the Middle East and he has decided to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran too. After a painful…

World Awaits Trump’s Nuclear Decision

Tuesday, 8th May: After a long weekend off, the FTSE 100 climbed almost 0.4% higher by 08:30 GMT, supported by gains in Shire after the £45.3 billion deal with Takeda was announced. Shire shares were up almost 6.0% during the morning as the pharmaceutical giant firmly secured their spot at the top of the blue-chip…

Sugar Tax: Day One

Friday, 6th April: The sugar tax which was announced March 2016 came into effect today. Since the date the tax was announced up to its implementation today, soft drink manufacturers and retailers took quick action to amend the contents of drinks and create own-label drinks in hopes of mitigating the effect of the tax on…

Blue-chip Makes A Comeback

Thursday, 5th April: March is known as one of the two top-selling months of the year in the UK for new car sales as it is when new licence plates are issued. However, new car registrations last month were 15.6% lower in comparison to March 2017, following a large drop in demand for diesel cars…