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Private Investors: How Much Research Should You do?

14:15, 22nd January 2024
Justin Waite
Taking Stock

Private Investors: How Much Research Should You do?

Taking Stock on Monday 22nd January 2024

Companies discussed on “Taking Stock” today:

03:40 Fevertree #FEVR 
08:30 Silver Bullet Data Services #SBDS 
15:50 Vast Resources #VAST 
15:30 Premier Miton #PMI 
15:43 Avacta #AVCT 
16:29 Empire Metals #EEE 
17:39 United Oil & Gas #UOG 
19:00 Synergia #SYN 
19:35 S4 Capital #SFOR 
21:27 SmartSpace Software #SMRT 
21:50 Bidstack #BIDS 
26:55 Cornerstone FS #CSFS 
30:20 CMC Markets #CMCX 
30:21 Plus500 #PLUS
31:30 Rockhopper Exploration #RKH 
34:00 Eneraqua #ETP 
37:18 Trifast #TRI 
40:27 Oxford Biodynamics #OBD 


UK watchdog confirms scrapping of tougher company internal controls

Britain's listed companies have until January 2026 to show what checks they carry out on internal controls each year to ensure the accuracy of information to investors, Britain's Financial Reporting Council said on Monday, confirming that tougher requirements have been ditched after pushback from industry.

Companies are required to comply with the FRC's Corporate Governance Code, or explain publicly if they choose not to, and in November the watchdog said it would ditch the bulk of its proposals aimed at toughening up the code.

It had faced opposition from the London Stock Exchange (LSEG.L), opens new tab and others in the City worried that the existing code was already being applied too harshly, putting off companies from listing in a post-brexit Britain that faces added competition from European Union financial centres as well as New York.

The FRC has also just been given a new remit to consider Britain's global competitiveness when writing new rules.

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China's residential foreclosures increase 43% in 2023

The number of foreclosed homes in China rose 43% year-on-year in 2023, according to a private survey on Monday, highlighting a worrying trend of rising mortgage delinquencies amid a sustained property market slump and a patchy economic recovery.

Last year, the troubled property market saw the worst decline in new home prices in nearly nine years, dragging on the broader recovery.

China's economy grew 5.2% last year, as credit has been diverted from the property sector towards manufacturers and as investment into infrastructure held up.

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