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Ocado aims to raise £575m from investors to fund tech arm expansion

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Ocado is aiming to raise £575m from investors to fund the expansion of its technology arm, which enables overseas retailers to sell groceries online. It has also agreed a new £300m credit facility with a syndicate of ...

US stocks see worst day this year as Fed rate hike rattles investors

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US stock markets suffered their worst day of the year on Thursday as investors worried about the Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates to tackle soaring inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost over ...

Ocado investors rebel over £20m-a-year bonus plan for CEO

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Ocado shareholders have rebelled against high pay for directors at the online grocery specialist, with almost two-fifths voting against a plan to pay the chief executive, Tim Steiner, up to £100m over the next five ye...

Disney tells investors Florida’s attempts to repeal private district are unlawful

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Disney has told investors that attempts by the state of Florida to repeal the company’s ability to operate a private government in the state are unlawful, in a move that could thwart Florida’s retaliation against Disn...

Just Eat Takeaway investors should vote to fire board, says activist shareholder

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Just Eat Takeaway’s largest independent shareholder has said investors should vote to fire the takeaway food website’s supervisory board and chief financial officer amid a steady decline in its market value. Cat Rock ...

Meta investors brace for a difficult quarter after stocks nosedive

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Meta experienced a historic nosedive in value earlier this year amid a major rebrand and shake-ups to its business model – and investors are bracing for another difficult quarter. Meta lost a record $230bn in market v...

Investors should take a cautious approach to THG takeover talk

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News of numerous takeover approaches sounds thrilling but outside investors in THG, formerly The Hut Group, would be wise to contain their excitement. The online retailer’s share price had sunk so low that the company...

Vote down executive pay at Barclays and Standard Chartered, investors told

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Barclays and Standard Chartered face the prospect of rebellions over executive pay after an influential adviser said investors should vote down pay and pensions packages for executives at the FTSE 100 banks. Investors...

Petropavlovsk investors could be wiped out by sale, warns mining firm

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The London-listed mining company Petropavlovsk has warned investors they may be wiped out though a potential sale, as it struggles to regain its footing after UK sanctions against a key Russian client. The miner said ...

Government urged to allow Asic to decide claims against itself after investors left in limbo

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The former speaker Tony Smith has urged Josh Frydenberg to allow the corporate regulator to decide claims against itself, after investors had no one to resolve their bid for compensation over a failed retirement villa...

Investors call for Sainsbury’s to pay workers ‘real living wage’

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Major investors have launched a campaign calling for Sainsbury’s to help tackle the cost of living crisis by becoming the first supermarket group to pay all its workers the “real living wage” of £9.90 an hour. Legal &...

Investors alarmed as streaming services lose their magic touch

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The end of the pandemic-fuelled home entertainment boom that has driven record breaking growth for Netflix and its rivals has revealed an uneasy truth – the streaming revolution has peaked. The market is facing a perf...

Scandal-hit mining companies BHP and Glencore pay record $12bn to investors

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Scandal-hit mining companies BHP and Glencore have paid out a record $12bn in dividends to investors as the price of the materials the companies mine continues to boom. BHP, the world’s biggest mining group which scra...

Large investors drive up house prices in Europe’s cities, study finds

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The rate at which institutional investors, such as private equity and pension funds, are buying up housing is accelerating in major European cities, driving up house prices, research suggests. The volume of purchases ...

What’s plan B if the government can’t attract investors willing to fund Sizewell C?

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A sum of £100m is peanuts in the expensive world of nuclear power stations, so regard the business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng’s funding for a round of development work on Sizewell C as a form of advertising. The cash is...

Global stock markets dive as fears of Ukraine conflict rattle investors

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Global stock markets have fallen sharply as fears of military conflict in Ukraine sent shares sliding. European markets tumbled by 4% to their lowest levels since October, after Nato said it was reinforcing its easter...

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