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James Hester

James Hester began covering commodities markets before switching to the financial advice sector as an investment writer for asset managers, covering equities, fixed income and alternative asset classes. Today, he writes about the global capital markets and the drivers of investors’ returns.

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PZ Cussons grapples with weaker demand for hygiene products and inflation challenges

PZ Cussons has reported a fall in first-quarter fiscal revenue against waning demand for hygiene products

James Hester08:55, 22 September 2021
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Finsbury Food flags trading improvement

Finsbury Food posts robust results despite inflation and truck driver shortage

James Hester09:10, 20 September 2021
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European stocks open in the red

European stock markets opened sharply lower on Monday morning following big overnight falls for Asian equities

James Hester08:01, 20 September 2021
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Santhera raises CHF45m as it eyes US approval for muscular dystrophy drug

Santhera Pharmaceuticals secures CHF45m (£35m, $48.2m) in additional funding as it posts a CHF20m loss

James Hester07:09, 20 September 2021
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Ashtead buoyed by trading improvement

Shares in equipment rental firm rise 4% on strong quarterly results and full-year outlook

James Hester12:20, 16 September 2021
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Cider-maker C&C gets boost from easing COVID restrictions

C&C shares up 6% after the company says brands like Bulmers had benefited from reopening

James Hester08:25, 16 September 2021
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Superdry reports trading improvement but cautions on footfall

Superdry has pointed to an improvement in trading, despite cautioning that footfall in stores remains “subdued”

James Hester07:01, 16 September 2021
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NCC Group reports improvement despite pandemic headwinds

NCC Group has posted strong trading performance, with improved profitability, despite Covid-19-related disruption

James Hester09:36, 14 September 2021
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Sanne reports jump in sales

Sanne has posted double-digit revenue growth for the first half of 2021

James Hester08:36, 14 September 2021
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Staffline shares slump on labour shortage worries

Shares were down around 11% after Staffline pointed to headwinds from labour shortages

James Hester07:31, 14 September 2021
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Babcock potential: will it get back to 600p?

Babcock International shares have surged 70% since mid-January – are more gains possible from this turnaround story?

James Hester13:34, 8 September 2021
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Bunzl warns on labour and materials shortages

Bunzl shares were down by 2% in early morning London trading despite reporting a rise in interim earnings

James Hester08:09, 31 August 2021
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Dollar weakens in aftermath of Jackson Hole

The dollar was trading around 0.3% lower versus both the euro and the pound on Tuesday

James Hester07:05, 31 August 2021
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US M&A scene abuzz with Catalent-Bettera, Baxter-Hill-Rom deals

Catelent is tipped to announce the $1bn acquisition of Bettera later today as Baxter considers $10bn offer for Hill-Rom

James Hester09:50, 30 August 2021
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Resolute Mining posts $220m first-half loss

Australian mining company suffered from lower revenues and a non-cash impairment charge

James Hester08:45, 27 August 2021

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