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Labour threat to energy firms hits utilities and infrastructure funds

Shares in HICL Infrastructure and International Public Partnership slide as Labour says it will pay investors less than market value for energy providers it wants to nationalise.

FTSE and sterling flounder at further Brexit ‘Groundhog Day’

Both pound and UK stock market flat line after European Union prolongs investor uncertainty over Brexit by extending Britain’s deadline to leave until October.

The Expert View: Tesco, Indivior and Reckitt Benckiser

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Just Eat and Asos.

Crystal Amber offers to wind down Allied Minds for big backers Woodford and Barnett

Shares in Allied Minds, the early-stage tech investor backed by Neil Woodford and Mark Barnett, jump 12% after activist investor also owned by both fund managers proposes taking over and winding down company.

Interactive hits buy-and-hold investors with new monthly fee

Interactive Investor is replacing its quarterly service charge with a higher monthly fee but slashing trading costs which the broker says will make it cheaper than its main rivals for active investors.

Investors pull £160m from Woodford after share swap

Investor exodus from Woodford Equity Income spikes to a six-month high in March after fund’s controversial share swap with Woodford Patient Capital Trust

The Expert View: AA, Stagecoach & John Laing

A roundup of analyst comments on shares, including Mitie and Topps Tiles.

European star Darwall steps back from his funds – should you buy his trust instead?

Star fund manager Alexanders Darwall’s decision to step back from his funds would normally make a straightforward case for switching to his even stronger performing investment trust. But these are not simple times.

Nigel Thomas: ‘Goodbye! And buy good companies’

Exclusive final video interview with star fund manager of AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities before he retires next month after 40-year City career.

Parliament demands RPI fix to stop ‘unfair’ gilt windfalls

Parliament steps up pressure on UK Statistics Authority to fix faults in the old retail price index (RPI) inflation measure behind multi-billions pound over-payments to holders of index-linked government bonds