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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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PureTech posts $75m first-half loss

PureTech Health swung into a loss for the first half of 2021 against falling revenue and rising costs

James Hester07:08, 24 August 2021
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Liontrust boosts shorts in stocks, T. Rowe Price goes underweight

Equities have had a good run but, on some measures, European stocks are at their most expensive in 30 years

James Hester11:10, 23 August 2021
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Vertu climbs 8% on earnings upgrade and share buyback

Vertu Motors raises earnings guidance and announces share buyback programme

James Hester09:59, 20 August 2021
Mask wearing, India
RMS surges 30% on COVID-19-killing mask hopes

Remote Monitored Systems soars on hopes for its new anti-viral Pro-Larva face mask

James Hester08:29, 20 August 2021
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M&S jumps 11% on earnings guidance upgrade

UK retailer benefits from more focused clothing and home strategy and strong online sales

James Hester07:06, 20 August 2021
US Securities and Exchange building
US regulator brings insider trading charges against former Netflix staff

Three former Netflix software engineers and two close associates face insider trading charges

James Hester09:11, 19 August 2021
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Antofagasta shares fall on copper output downgrade

Antofagasta downgrades 2021 copper production forecast due to drought in Chile

James Hester08:21, 19 August 2021
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OneSavings Bank reports jump in earnings on housing market strength

OneSavings Bank has posted a near 100% surge in profits, helped by strong conditions in the UK housing market.

James Hester06:50, 19 August 2021
Where are the best opportunities in emerging markets?

Investors will need to proceed on a case-by-case basis if they are to get the most out of emerging markets

James Hester11:30, 16 August 2021
Shanghai skyline
Is China still attractive following the government’s regulatory crackdown?

China was the worst-performing global equity market last month amid sweeping changes for its education industry

James Hester10:00, 5 August 2021
Gold exploration
Cora Gold surges 37% on strong drill results

Cora Gold soared 37% after reporting good drill results from its flagship project in Mali

James Hester09:38, 4 August 2021
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Ibstock reports 54% jump in revenue

Ibstock delivered a robust trading performance as it continues to recover from the disruption of 2020

James Hester08:50, 4 August 2021
City of London
Legal & General posts double-digit growth

Legal & General (L&G) reported 14% year-on-year growth in operating profit for the first half of 2021

James Hester06:59, 4 August 2021
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Intertek falls as results disappoint high expectations

Intertek shares were down by 7% after first-half results disappointed market estimates

James Hester09:38, 30 July 2021
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Rightmove profit soars amid strong UK housing activity

Rightmove reported an 86% surge in operating profit for the first half

James Hester08:05, 30 July 2021

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