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David Burrows

For more than 25-years, Dave has written for a wide range of newspapers and broadcasters including The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Sky News. Previously nominated as National Financial Media Journalist of the Year, Dave specialises in investment features and business profiles.

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Imperial Tobacco
Imperial eyes vaping market as cigarette sales drag

Imperial Brands plans to accelerate its expansion into the vaping market as the tobacco industry feels the impact of falling cigarette sales.

David Burrows09:42, 7 November 2017
HMRC
The scandal about tax is weak legislation

A monarch avoiding tax payment is always a good hook for a news story. However, the latest ‘tax scandal’ related to the Paradise Papers goes much deeper than whether HM is paying HMRC a fair amount.

David Burrows13:15, 6 November 2017
hsbc bank
HSBC pledges $100bn climate change investment

HSBC has pledged to provide $100bn in financing and investment by 2025 to help combat climate change.

David Burrows10:32, 6 November 2017
Novartis brand
Novartis seeks European approval for new cancer drug

Pharma giant Novartis has submitted its cell therapy for two forms of blood cancer, Kymriah, for European approval. The company hopes the new treatment will eventually become a $1bn-a-year seller.

David Burrows09:24, 6 November 2017
Banking pic
FirstRand agrees £1.1bn takeover of Aldermore bank

The board of Aldermore bank has agreed to a £1.1bn takeover by South Africa’s FirstRand. The offer from the financial services firm, whose business interests range from investment and retail banking to asset management, will see it fork out 313p per share.

David Burrows08:46, 6 November 2017
Rail networks
Troubled Carillion boosted by two Network Rail contracts

Infrastructure giant Carillion has been awarded two contracts with Network Rail to upgrade lines in the Midlands.

David Burrows08:16, 6 November 2017
Ladbrokes logo
Ladbrokes Coral accept Gambling Commission rap

Bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral have accepted that failures identified by Gambling Commission in Gala Interactive operations fell short of standards.

David Burrows07:56, 6 November 2017
Gold production
Randgold 'on track' despite Q3 production fall

African miner Randgold Resources has reported falls in third quarter production and profit but insists output for the year remains on track to meet or exceed expectations.

David Burrows08:55, 2 November 2017
Cryptocurrency sign
Crypto market cap equals Goldman and Morgan Stanley combined

The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies has hit a record high of around $184bn, according to industry website Coinmarketcap.

David Burrows10:58, 1 November 2017
UK houses
Nationwide points to house price pick up in October

Across the UK, year-on-year house price growth stood at 2.5% in October, up from 2.3% in September, the Nationwide Building Society has reported.

David Burrows08:56, 1 November 2017
Next logo
Next feels effects of tough high street conditions

Next,the UK retail chain, expects trading to remain “extremely volatile” as directory sales continue to offset difficult conditions on the high street

David Burrows08:36, 1 November 2017
Bitcoin pic
Cryptocurrency: who, what, why & how of bitcoin and others

Essentially a cryptocurrency is a digital currency. Think of it as electricity converted into lines of code with monetary value. The rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is with little doubt the biggest disruption to the monetary system for centuries.

David Burrows18:48, 31 October 2017
Pic of rising chart
Averaging up and the hot hand fallacy

Hot Hand thinking can often be linked with what is termed averaging up. Often referred to as ‘pyramiding’ this is when, after buying shares in a company, you buy some more as the price gets higher.

David Burrows08:28, 30 October 2017
Picture of ethics and trust on cogs
Jargon Buster of Ethical Investing

Ethical investing used to centre around the Five B’s boobs, booze, baccy, betting and bombs. Or using slightly better grammar – an investment fund which screened out companies linked to pornography, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and arms manufacture. But things have evolved somewhat.

David Burrows16:39, 5 October 2017
Fund managers: pros and cons of single country trading

Fund managers are offering single country funds in developing markets such as China, Brazil, India and Indonesia, but do they offer great rewards and are they worth the risk?

David Burrows10:13, 6 September 2017

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