Investment guru Anthony Bolton says he has started buying shares again

Anthony Bolton, one of Britain’s best-known fund managers, has started investing in the stock market again.  Bolton, who has been one of the UK’s most successful investors over the last four decades, said he returned to investing in a personal capacity despite the difficulties currently facing the global economy. He …

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Coronavirus: Doctors urge ‘difficult conversations’ about death

Image copyright Getty Images People should talk to loved ones about their wishes if they were to become critically ill with coronavirus, a palliative care expert has said. Specialists in care for the terminally ill urged people to have “difficult conversations” about potential treatment and wishes after death. Baroness Ilora …

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What entrepreneurs are doing to avoid going bust during coronavirus

All over Britain, business-owners are grappling with losses as events are cancelled, stock orders are placed on hold and people follow the lockdown orders issued by the government. Entrepreneurs face a challenge like never before as they grapple with threatening the very survival of their small businesses. But some are innovating …

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What are property buyers and sellers allowed to in lockdown?

The Government has told the public not to move house during the coronavirus outbreak – but yesterday said there are exceptions in certain circumstances.   Home buyers and sellers were left in limbo this week after the Government urged the public not to move house while the lockdown continues across the country.  As …

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Surge in DIY sales boosts B&Q before lockdown

Demand for DIY and garden equipment surged in the weeks before the coronavirus lockdown, according to B&Q’s owner.  Kingfisher, which also owns Screwfix, saw sales shoot up 38 per cent in the third week of March compared with the same period in 2019.  Online sales also jumped by a quarter …

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MARKET REPORT: £4bn of dividends are axed or delayed by virus fears 

During a rocky period on the stock market, investors would usually take solace in a guaranteed stream of dividend payments.  But the coronavirus pandemic has required companies to take desperate – and at times unprecedented – measures to protect their finances.  A staggering £4.2billion of dividends have been axed or …

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Diamond days are over as Petra slows mining

Petra Diamonds is unsure how many gems it will be able to mine this year and warned prices have swung even lower.  The group, which has mines in South Africa and Tanzania, has ditched its previous production guidance of 3.8million carats.  It is in the process of winding down its …

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