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  1. March 18, 2016

    Banks rally fails to keep FTSE in black

    A strong performance by banking stocks was not enough to keep the FTSE 100 in positive territory on Friday as losses by...

  2. February 23, 2016

    Persimmon to boost dividend after 34% surge in profits

    Persimmon, the UK’s largest housebuilder by volumes, is to raise payouts to shareholders after a 34 per cent surge in...

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  1. Fast FT

    February 23, 2016

    Persimmon jumps 5.1% to top of FTSE 100

    Shares in Persimmon, the UK’s largest housebuilder by volumes, have jumped 5.1 per cent in early trading after it...

  2. Fast FT

    February 23, 2016

    Persimmon sees 34% profit increase in 2015

    Persimmon, the UK’s largest housebuilder by volumes, has reported a 34 per cent increase in pre-tax profit to £637.8m...

  3. February 5, 2016

    Survey of FTSE finds widespread Brexit complacency

    When Rolls-Royce was asked why its bosses are not speaking out on Britain’s possible exit from the European Union, the...

  4. January 7, 2016

    Persimmon revenues surge after government home ownership drive

    FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon increased revenues 13 per cent in 2015 as it built more homes, boosted by house price...

  5. November 4, 2015

    Countrywide’s warning reflects divergent fortunes in UK housing

    A rift is emerging in the fortunes of housebuilders and estate agents, as sales of new properties rise, while older...

  6. November 3, 2015

    UK housebuilders’ sector retreats on broker’s rating downgrades

    UK housebuilders were grounded at the bottom of the FTSE 100 on Tuesday after an influential analyst issued a rating...

  7. September 25, 2015

    UK housebuilders muscle into top tier of construction sector

    Three UK housebuilders have muscled their way to the top tier of Britain’s construction sector as they thrive in an era...

  8. August 18, 2015

    Persimmon basks in post-election vibes to escape summer slowdown

    Britain’s housing market is defying the traditional summer slowdown, with post-election feel-good vibes pushing buyers...

  9. July 10, 2015

    UK housebuilders: can we build it?

    No, we can’t. For years, Britain has not built enough houses to keep pace with a growing population. And for years, the...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 10, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - George the builder

    Some UK housebuilders could benefit more than others from George Osborne’s plans for new planning laws, Ryanair is...

  11. July 2, 2015

    Persimmon builds on rising competition in mortgage market

    The Conservative victory in the UK general election and increasing competition among mortgage lenders have buoyed...

  12. July 2, 2015

    Persimmon: land bank

    Hot weather has displaced house prices as the chief topic of polite conversation in the UK. Not for long, though....

  13. April 27, 2015

    UK housebuilders warn against politicians’ ‘unachievable’ targets

    More than two-thirds of UK housebuilders believe delivering more than 180,000 new homes a year is unachievable under...

  14. April 16, 2015

    Persimmon warns on election holding up housebuilding

    The chief executive of Persimmon has warned that the election is making it more difficult for UK housebuilders to...

  15. April 6, 2015

    Small housebuilders struggle to fill balance sheet holes

    Britain’s biggest housebuilders have constructed record profits on the back of rising property prices and government...

  16. February 24, 2015

    Persimmon accelerates dividend payment as profit rises 44%

    Persimmon brought forward its dividend and pledged to increase building volumes after strong demand for new houses...

  17. January 7, 2015

    Housebuilder Persimmon reports 17% increase in 2014 sales

    Persimmon, the UK’s biggest builder by market capitalisation, reported a 17 per cent increase in completions of house...

  18. November 4, 2014

    Persimmon shrugs off UK housing market slowdown

    Persimmon, Britain’s biggest builder by market capitalisation, has dismissed concerns over a slowdown in the housing...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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