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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Exterior of a BP petrol station in the UK
UK government ponders army deliveries amid petrol crisis

The UK government is considering whether to ask the British Army to deliver fuel to petrol stations

James Hester08:00, 27 September 2021
United Utilities
United Utilities flags higher demand

United Utilities is forecasting a 4% year-on-year increase in revenue for its 2021/2022 first half

James Hester07:08, 27 September 2021
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Germany’s Ifo Institute flags improvement but highlights challenges from bottlenecks

Germany’s Ifo Institute has pointed to mixed performance for the Germany economy, but sees overall positive momentum for 2022

James Hester09:31, 22 September 2021
Bottle of Carex hand gel products on a shelf
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
AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine box and serum
Oxford Biomedica reports revenue jump, Serum Institute investment

Oxford Biomedica posted a revenue surge and announced a £50m strategic investment from India's Serum Institute

James Hester07:52, 22 September 2021
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Pennant flags improving outlook

Pennant International shares were up nearly 10% in early trading after it pointed to an improving outlook

James Hester07:00, 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
construction equipment
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
Bulmers cider logo on drinks mats
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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