Market Report: Is the City learning to love Tesco again?

Is the City learning to love Tesco again? The beleaguered supermarket rose 3.60p to 184.60p yesterday as another former critic said things are beginning to look up.

Market Report: Footsie ends year with a bang

The Footsie is ending the year with a bang. Last week saw the biggest five-day sell- off on the index in a year and a half, but yesterday it celebrated its largest weekly rise in two years.

Market Report: Retailers set for 'panic Saturday' ahead of Christmas week

It’s ‘panic Saturday’ this weekend, according to the flacks paid to make up this sort of thing, with Brits set to spend millions on everything from crackers to gravy ready for Christmas.

Market Report: The collapse of the rouble could be good news for Russia’s metal and mining industries

It’s not all doom and gloom in Russia. The recent collapse of the rouble could be good news for the country’s metal and mining industries, according to Deutsche Bank.

Market Report: Quindell is desperately trying to turn a corner

Embattled insurance outsourcer Quindell is desperately trying to turn a corner, but as soon as it tries to put out one fire another seemingly starts.

Market Report: FTSE 100 closes at its lowest point this year.

It may be less than 10 days until Christmas but there was no sign of a Santa rally yesterday as the FTSE 100 closed at its lowest point this year.

Market Report: Equity markets are having a 'weather bomb' of their own

It never rains, it pours – equity markets are having a “weather bomb” of their own.

Market Report: Oil prices make markets turn on their heads

Stock markets have turned on their heads in recent weeks, with tumbling oil and commodity prices throwing long held assumptions in to doubt.

Market Report: Good news for Ashtead

Money flowing into US roads and bridges is good news for Ashtead.

Market Report: Perfect storm hits the Footsie

A perfect storm of falling oil and metal prices and a profit warning from the UK’s largest supermarket condemned the Footsie to its second biggest daily fall of the year yesterday.

Market Report: Marks and Spencer tumbles after online orders delays leave customers waiting two weeks for products

Christmas shopping can be a nightmare at the best of times but at least you’d think the shops would have a handle on it all – not so Marks & Spencer, apparently.

Market Report: City attempts to play match maker for Vodafone

The City continues to play match maker for a reluctant Vodafone, wondering out loud about potential deals that the telecoms giant could do.

Market Report: A grim outlook for iron ore sent mining shares into a tailspin

With all the attention on falling oil prices lately, it’s easy to forget that iron isn’t faring much better.

Market Report: TalkTalk seeks to spoil BT's party

Speculators are taking flight from BT on signs that the telecoms giant might not have it all its own way.

Market Report: Prepare for a blockbuster deal in the oil industry

If the City rumour mill is to be believed, prepare for a blockbuster deal in the oil industry.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow
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Bankers who reach the dizzy heights of partnership status at Goldman Sachs achieve legendary status in the bank’s London office
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Rocket Internet’s founder Oliver Samwer, centre, with the incubator’s chief executive and finance director when it listed in October
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The rouble staged a brief recovery yesterday before resuming its slide
A massive central bank interest rate hike failed to support the rouble. This crisis is slipping out of Moscow’s control, says Ben Chu
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Ringing the changes: BT has come a long way since the days of the General Post Office
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