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Oil and miners drive FTSE higher as Fed takes hikes off table

Oil and miners drive FTSE higher as Fed takes hikes off table

Federal Reserve signals it will hold back from raising interest rates for the rest of the year, driving FTSE 100 higher.

Overnight Markets: Financials stifle Wall Street rally after Fed statement

Shares of Fedex Corp fell 3.5% after the global package delivery company slashed its 2019 profit forecast.

Pound and FTSE fall as May asks for three-month Brexit delay

Prime minister's request for delay until 30 June draws immediate resistance from European Commission.

Jupiter’s Clunie bets against ‘nemesis’ James Anderson

Jupiter Absolute Return manager is shorting shares in Scottish Mortgage alongside 15 stocks held by the UK's biggest investment trust.

Star Miton pair pin hopes on Europe's answers to Hargreaves

Carlos Moreno and Thomas Brown say Sweden's Avanza and Italy's FinecoBank are similar to Bristol broker but with 'more growth ahead'.

Brexit won't happen but it's yielding cheap buys, says Aviva’s Murphy

Fund manager Christopher Murphy doesn't believe politicians will be able to deliver the UK's exit from the EU, but he's happy to pick up cheap shares in the meantime.

Bumper yields and UK bets draw fund managers to house builders

With yields in double figures for some house builders, fund managers are drawn to their sector as the 'cleanest' contrarian bet on the UK economy.

The Expert View: Ocado, Asos and Kier

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including TP Icap and Polypipe.

Wednesday Papers: May pleads for delay to Brexit as EU stands firm

And Sainsbury's promises £1 billion in price cuts in last-ditch bid to seal Asda deal.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street closes mostly lower on trade-talk news

Of the 11 major sectors of the S&P 500, eight closed in the red, with utilities and financials registering the biggest percentage drops.

Miners and oil stocks boost FTSE as Ocado hits record high

Miners and oil majors lead FTSE 100 higher as Ocado hits record high on strong first quarter sales.

Terry Smith unshaken by investors' 'incredulity' over Facebook buy

Star fund manager faced questions over purchase of social media giant for Fundsmith Equity at annual general meeting.

David Stevenson: dividends may soon be a problem for stock markets

I've written hundreds of pages on the importance of dividends, but they could soon become a problem, rather than a solution, for volatile stock markets.

Standard Life Aberdeen scores legal victory over Lloyds sacking

Tribunal rules Lloyds was not entitled to sack fund group as manager of £100 billion of funds for Scottish Widows pension customers.

The Expert View: JD Sports, Aston Martin and Just Group

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Miton and Worldpay.

Tuesday Papers: Lyft seeks $23bn valuation

And Speaker John Bercow delivers fresh blow to May’s Brexit deal hopes.