Specialist Finance: Unlocking Property Investment Post-COVID

Paresh Raja, CEO of Market Financial Solutions, examines the impact of the SDLT holiday so far and the importance of reinvigorating the property market. With a value of £1,662 billion, the UK’s real estate market is a vital contributor to economic growth and productivity. That’s why the government’s plan to support the UK’s post-pandemic recovery […]

COVID-19 Empowers Brand Perception of Walmart and Shell

The newest figures come from the FutureBrand Index 2020, which takes PwC’s Global Top 100 Companies by Market Cap and instead measures them by strength of perception, using metrics including “passion” and “innovation” to gauge how the largest companies are viewed both internally and externally. According to the study, the five companies that saw the […]

The Role of Forensic Accountants in COVID-19 Insolvencies

The appointment of additional administrators to scrutinise Laura Ashley’s finances and pension scheme in the lead up to its administration is a reminder of the added value that forensic accountants often bring to insolvency processes. While Laura Ashley’s collapse was not specifically linked to coronavirus, a significant increase in the number of retailers and other […]

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HSBC Profits Plummet by 65%, Accelerating Job Cuts

HSBC’s profits fell to $4.3 billion for the first half of 2020, dropping from $12.4 billion during the same period last year. The British multinational bank also confirmed on Monday that provisions set aside for potential loan losses rose to $3.8 billion during the second quarter – about $1 billion higher than analysts predicted – […]

US Futures Slide as Stimulus Talks Loom

US stock index futures went into decline on Tuesday as traders grappled with the newly released coronavirus stimulus plan, alongside a mixed batch of corporate earnings reports. The US Senate’s latest $1 trillion relief package was announced on Monday night, four days before expanded unemployment benefits are set to expire for millions of Americans. Though […]

Shell Books $18 Billion Loss Amid Oil and Gas Price Collapse

Shell’s Q2 earnings report, released on Thursday, revealed that the company had suffered a net loss of $18.3 billion, a striking departure from its $3 billion profit during the same period in 2020 and a $2.7 billion profit in the first quarter of 2020. What might have been Shell’s worst quarter in company history was […]

Bank Shares Fall as Coronavirus Impact Spreads

Bank stocks plummeted internationally on Thursday, as the release of companies’ Q2 earnings have demonstrated the influence that the COVID-19 pandemic still holds over world economies. Among those banks adversely affected in the second quarter were Lloyds Bank, which reported loss provisions at a rate higher than was forecasted, and BBVA and Standard Chartered, which […]

An Interview with the CFO of Lidl GB

What brought you to Lidl? I started my professional career as a KPMG auditor in Frankfurt and after qualifying as a German Certified Public Accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer), I was seconded to Singapore as Head of the German Desk. After another secondment to Mainland China, I returned to the Frankfurt office to work on some of KPMG’s […]

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Automate email, SMS, and more with ease with mPonics. July 30, 2020 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Convenience is everything […]

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