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Companies announcing results next week

Monday Standard Life Aberdeen (Q4 results) The newly merged entity reported a drop in profit back at the last interim stage but with rising markets and integration efficiencies there are

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Tuesday Paddy Power Betfair (Interim results) It’s been a difficult year so far for Paddy Power Betfair. Full-year figures in March left some investors unimpressed with weaker trends seen in

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AIC publishes list of dividend heroes

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has published its list of dividend heroes, the investment companies that have consecutively increased their dividends for between 10 and 20 years. There are two new

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Companies reporting today include: Hammerson (Q4 results) Tuesday BHP Billiton (Q2 results) The latest production figures showed the company making good operational progress across a range of commodities with

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Standard Life launches corporate bond fund

Standard Life said its new fund aims to address the potential for significant drawdown that an increase in fixed income market volatility could bring, through an actively managed, diversified portfolio

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday Whitbread (Interim results) It’s been a tough year so far for Whitbread shareholders with the stock substantially underperforming the market due to concerns about signs of weaker sales growth

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Waves of fashion in investment

With London Fashion Week kicking off, I’ve decided to reveal my inner Gok Wan and cover a few examples of fads in the investment world. Privatisation funds The mid-90s saw

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Shareholder revolt at Sports Direct

On Monday Every Investor wrote of the accusations of poor corporate governance at Sports Direct (http://everyinvestor.co.uk/2016/09/05/continued-corporate-governance-failings-at-sports-direct/) citing poor working conditions for its employees, with both Hermes and Royal London calling

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Standard Life sees progress through diversification

Operating profits before tax rose 18% to £341m, with underlying cash generation improving 10% to £254m. Both major divisions delivered growth in profits. Standard Life Investments saw underlying profits increase

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday Regus (Q2 results) The company has been doing well over recent years and this should be reflected in the latest set of results. It has grown organically, opening new