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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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Pearson logo on building
Pearson posts double-digit rise in underlying revenue

Pearson flags strong momentum in its Global Online Learning and Assessment segments

James Hester06:49, 30 July 2021
Business conference
Informa flags improving outlook

Informa stock was up by over 3% after raising its full-year revenue guidance

James Hester09:52, 29 July 2021
Mining of platinum has contributed to Anglo American’s record half-year performance
Anglo American posts record first-half results

Anglo American was up 4% after the reporting record results, buoyed by higher commodity prices

James Hester08:03, 29 July 2021
Baileys bottle on ice
Cheers! Diageo enjoys strong sales growth but flags continuing challenges

Diageo achieved double-digit organic sales growth for 2021 but warns on near-term volatility

James Hester07:05, 29 July 2021
Rexel branch front
Rexel reports 32% jump in sales as recovery continues

Rexel has posted a 32% rise in second-quarter sales against strong price increases and product scarcity

James Hester09:26, 28 July 2021
Metro
Metro Bank reports first-half loss due to ongoing challenges

£141m losses almost double 2020 H2 figures. Bank blames one-off charges and lockdowns

James Hester08:21, 28 July 2021
City of London
Sanne to acquire PraxisIFM fund business

Sanne has agreed to acquire the fund business of PraxisIFM as bid talks with Cinven continue

James Hester06:58, 28 July 2021
Blue circuit-board image with clouds in centre
Dassault Systèmes buoyed by surging revenue

Dassault Systèmes has posted strong second-quarter results and hiked full-year guidance

James Hester10:05, 27 July 2021
Virgin Money
Virgin Money reports solid third-quarter trading

Virgin Money UK has reported decent third-quarter trading and raised its net interest margin guidance

James Hester09:21, 27 July 2021
Greencore
Greencore points to trading improvement and hikes guidance

Convenience foods producer stock up 3% after releasing a solid trading update

James Hester08:00, 27 July 2021
A gloved hand holds an instrument releasing serum into a vial, surrounded by other medical instruments and a Covid-19 PCR test in a lab
Novacyt posts first-half loss

Novacyt has posted a £12.7m first-half loss, despite reporting a substantial increase in revenue

James Hester07:16, 27 July 2021
View of Reckitt products on a shelf including Nurofen Express
Reckitt hit by asset sale loss and rising cost inflation

Reckitt shares fell 10% after it reported a loss and warned of rising cost inflation

James Hester07:05, 27 July 2021
sustainable investing
M&G launches sustainable funds with smoothed returns

M&G has introduced the UK’s first sustainable savings funds to provide smoothed market returns

James Hester10:04, 26 July 2021
Cannabis products
Kanabo gains 8% on Materia acquisition

Kanabo was up 8% on plans to acquire European medical cannabis producer and distributor Materia. Read more…

James Hester09:35, 26 July 2021
Heathrow
Heathrow urges government to relax COVID travel restrictions

Heathrow Airport has posted a wider loss and called for the government to open up the UK

James Hester08:12, 26 July 2021

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