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  1. September 8, 2014

    UK housebuilders: feeling the chill

    The weather, house prices, football. It is September, so in the UK all three are getting more serious. On house prices,...

  2. August 22, 2014

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy Persimmon (PSN) The shares have weakened recently, but given the growth profile and impressive yield, we are still...

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  1. August 19, 2014

    Homes demand helps Persimmon’s profit to surge 57%

    Persimmon has become the latest home builder to report a surge in revenues and profits as house prices and transactions...

  2. July 28, 2014

    Caution from big UK housebuilders curbs growth

    A year before construction company Taylor Woodrow merged with its rival George Wimpey in 2007 to form the UK’s biggest...

  3. July 15, 2014

    Rate worries push UK housebuilders lower

    London’s stock market has a notably international make-up compared with Europe’s other main national equities indices but...

  4. June 28, 2014

    How a polluted oil plant in Wales became a model housing project

    The Prince of Wales enjoys the odd high-profile intervention when it comes to the built environment. Headlines don’t always...

  5. May 28, 2014

    UK housebuilders embrace collaborative spirit to lower risk

    Fulham Riverside, a 460-apartment site being built in west London, is typical of many developments in the capital. It is...

  6. April 16, 2014

    UK property rebound lifts housebuilders

    Two housebuilders in different corners of the UK’s buoyant property market delivered further evidence of the resurgence...

  7. April 8, 2014

    Tech rally fails to lift Europe’s bourses

    European markets were flat to lower on Tuesday, but many of the technology stocks that got caught up in a sector-wide...

  8. March 17, 2014

    Housebuilders boosted as Osborne extends Help to Buy

    The chancellor’s decision to extend the first phase of Help to Buy built up the share prices of the UK’s leading...

  9. February 25, 2014

    Persimmon speeds up payout to shareholders as profit surges

    Persimmon has accelerated its plan to return £1.9bn in capital to shareholders after the UK’s biggest housebuilder by market...

  10. January 14, 2014

    UK housing stimulus lifts Barratt

    Barratt Developments continued to feel the effects of government stimulus as a recovery in demand helped forward sales rise...

  11. January 8, 2014

    Persimmon boosts construction of new homes

    Two of Britain’s biggest housebuilders have underlined the scale of the recovery in the industry by reporting strong sales...

  12. January 2, 2014

    UK housebuilders: if you build it . . .

    Students of history, your moment has come. As Investors Chronicle has noted, buying into UK housebuilders in January is...

  13. January 1, 2014

    UK housebuilders struggle to raise output

    The supply of new homes from the UK’s biggest housebuilders remains down by a quarter on pre-crisis levels despite a...

  14. December 16, 2013

    Housebuilders attack Ed Miliband over land hoarding remarks

    Ed Miliband faced a storm of protest from the housebuilding industry after the Labour leader accused the sector’s biggest...

  15. November 28, 2013

    UK housebuilders hit by BoE lending move

    How much was Funding for Lending worth to the UK housebuilders? The sector had its worst day in more than a year yesterday...

  16. November 28, 2013

    Housebuilder shares take a knock

    Housebuilders were wounded by the Bank of England’s decision to refocus Funding for Lending away from mortgages on Thursday...

  17. November 6, 2013

    Housebuilders seek to nail down profits

    The good news just keeps on coming for the UK’s big housebuilders. But, with concerns mounting over a housing bubble fuelled...

  18. November 6, 2013

    Persimmon sells 3,000 new homes via Help to Buy scheme

    Persimmon has said its sales of new homes under the UK government’s Help to Buy scheme have surpassed 3,000 in the latest...

  19. October 10, 2013

    Housebuilders jump on sector upside hopes

    UK housebuilding stocks have outperformed UK house prices by more than 70 per cent since the start of 2009. How much further...

  20. September 30, 2013

    UK housebuilders rise on Help to Buy move

    UK housebuilders hit three-month lows last week on speculation that the government's Help to Buy scheme would be reined...

  21. September 30, 2013

    China data hit London-listed miners

    There were broad-based losses on London’s main equities market on Monday after weaker than expected economic data from China...

  22. September 27, 2013

    Polymetal slides on dividend cut worries

    Miners led the London market sharply lower with Polymetal International among the sharpest fallers. The Russian gold miner...

  23. September 10, 2013

    London shares climb on Syria and China news

    London shares were lifted by a wave of good news on Syria and China that carried US and Asian markets forward overnight....

  24. August 20, 2013

    UK state schemes build demand for Persimmon

    Government measures to stimulate the housing sector have boosted first half pre-tax profit by almost a third at Persimmon,...

  25. August 20, 2013

    UK mortgage lending surges to highest level since 2008 crisis

    Mortgage lending surged last month to its highest level since the financial crisis in 2008, in the latest sign that the...

  26. August 20, 2013

    Miners bear down on London’s FTSE

    London equity markets have suffered sharp falls in the first half hour of trading, with sentiment souring ahead of US...

  27. August 16, 2013

    Standard Life slips on GARS fund concerns

    Standard Life was under pressure on Friday on fears that its flagship fund was becoming unwieldy. The life insurer is too...

  28. August 15, 2013

    Housebuilders fall for fifth straight day

    Housebuilders led the London market sharply lower yesterday as rising gilt yields encouraged investors to lock in profits....

  29. August 14, 2013

    Dividend hopes push Aviva to two-year high

    Aviva hit a two-year high amid hopes that the insurer would move earlier than expected to restore a dividend cut. Progress...

  30. August 13, 2013

    Help to Buy scheme assists 10,000 people to purchase new-build homes

    The Help to Buy scheme has helped 10,000 aspiring homeowners to reserve properties for new-build homes and boosted the...

  31. July 19, 2013

    Builders’ merchants boosted by rising housing market confidence

    Britain’s biggest sellers of boilers, paving stones and timber are tipped to benefit from a surge in home improvements when...

  32. July 10, 2013

    Barratt forecasts 73% rise in profits

    Barratt Developments, the UK’s second-biggest housebuilder by market value, expects pre-tax profits to jump 73 per cent in...

  33. July 5, 2013

    Help to Buy – not much help to taxpayers

    The UK’s housebuilders are laughing all the way to the bank. Taylor Wimpey announced on Thursday that it was trading at the...

  34. July 4, 2013

    Homebuilders firm on house price data

    UK housebuilders gained momentum after house price data from one of the UK’s biggest lenders beat forecasts, while positive...

  35. July 2, 2013

    Serco jumps on US contract hopes

    Contract hopes lifted Serco to a 12-year high in a flat London market. Serco jumped 6.5 per cent to 665.5p after a US...

  36. July 2, 2013

    Help to Buy scheme boosts demand for Persimmon homes

    Persimmon, the York-based housebuilder, said sales had increased 30 per cent since the government’s Help to Buy scheme was...

  37. July 2, 2013

    FTSE struggles for sense of direction

    The FTSE 100 is struggling for a clear sense of direction, with the two most heavily-weighted and risk-sensitive sectors...

  38. July 1, 2013

    Tullow Oil jumps ahead of trading update

    The FTSE 100 started the second half with its biggest gain in more than a month with Tullow Oil among the top gainers....

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