Home-working trend will continue to benefit DIY firms, says analyst

The DIY and home improvement boom should give a tailwind to some shares this year as people continue to work from home and lockdown restrictions ease slowly, according to a fund manager and analysts. On Monday, B&Q and Screwfix-owner Kingfisher revealed bumper sales over the past year, as lockdown fuelled a surge in DIY and … Read more

WeChat removal could hit iPhone sales in China, analyst predicts

Chinese iPhone shipments could decline up to 30 per cent if Apple is forced to remove WeChat from its App Store, an analyst has predicted. The removal of the massively popular chat platform, owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent, could adversely impact iPhone sales in the country.  Annual shipments of other Apple hardware devices, including AirPods, … Read more