London finance news & analysis

Twitter phone

Twitter has lost $14bn this year, but upbeat results add $7bn to company’s worth

Wed, 30 Jul 2014

Twitter has lost an eye watering $14bn in value this year, but share prices soared on Tuesday after the company’s results surpassed analysts’ expectations.

Cat's claws

Bank of England has plans to claw back bankers' bonuses

Wed, 30 Jul 2014

The Bank of England is set to announce plans to claw back bankers’ bonuses if they’re found to have broken the rules.

Euro comes into force

Alessio Rastani: Why the euro is going to be trashed

The fastest way for Draghi to kickstart the economy is to trash the euro, says Alessio Rastani

Alessio Rastani, financial trader and founder of

Alessio Rastani: How to profit from Brazil today

Why Brazil’s stock market may be more predictable than the World Cup results


8 insurance mistakes businesses need to watch out for

These follies can wipe out profits and slow growth

Sir Michael Snyder

Sir Michael Snyder: Business funding must start small and think big

We must think innovatively to get micro-businesses off the ground, says the senior partner of Kingston Smith LLP

Raising finance

Why you need to act NOW to automatically enrol staff into a pension scheme

It could cost your business up to £50,000 if you don’t take action on time