Articles by Esther Armstrong

Aberdeen acquires Swip and shares leap

Monday, 18 November 2013 | News

Aberdeen Asset Management shares shot up more than 12% after announcing the acquisition of Lloyds Banking Group's asset management arm, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.

10 income shares to buy instead of Royal Mail

Monday, 21 October 2013 | Article

Many investors have been left disappointed by the paltry allocation of Royal Mail shares they received, and in some cases were left with none at all.

How to switch current account

Monday, 25 June 2012 | News

After a glitch saw customers of NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank blocked from their accounts, we take a look at how you can move to a different provider and see what else is out there.

Will global economies ever recover from the financial crisis?

Wednesday, 06 July 2011 | Article

This was supposed to be the year economies the world over got back on track.

Retail sales fall 1.4% in May

Thursday, 16 June 2011 | News

Retail sales fell by 1.4% in May, adding to the already gloomy picture of the UK economy.

Top five trading tips from Dragon's Den's Richard Farleigh

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 | Article

There's a lot of conflicting information out there on the best way to trade and trying to absorb it all could lead to a bigger headache before you've even started.

Pound slumps on rate hike blow

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 | News

Traders' hopes for a UK rate hike were dealt a blow on Wednesday after disappointing manufacturing data posed serious questions over the strength of the recovery.

UK economy grows by 0.5% in first quarter

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 | News

The UK's first quarter GDP data came in as expected on Wednesday, showing a rebound from the previous quarter's shock contraction.

Interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, 10 March 2011 | News

The Bank of England (BoE) ignored market pressure for a hike in the base rate today and kept it anchored at 0.5% for the 24th consecutive month.

Northern Rock reports hefty full-year loss

Wednesday, 09 March 2011 | News

Northern Rock, which was nationalised at the height of the financial crisis in February 2008 to prevent its collapse, reported losses of £232.4 million in 2010.