Market Report: America shakes the Footise

It’s not just hot spots like Ukraine and Iraq that can blow a hole in investor confidence – yesterday it was our dear old pal the USA shaking the Footise.

Market Report: JKX Oil & Gas get rude reminder of Ukraine realities

Supermarkets and miners dragged the Footsie 64.29 points lower

Market Report: Elliott sells chunk of computer games chain Game Digital

News that vulture fund Elliott Management sold a chunk of computer games chain Game Digital this week is no reason for investors to think it is also time to quit the retailer.

Market Report: Recycled packaging specialist DS Smith shined on the mid-cap index

It was a tale of two Smiths – one a star performer, the other a straggler.

Market Report: Sportech tumbles after latest twist in Spot the Ball tussle

Decision affects games run from mid-1970s through to mid-1990s

Market Report: Micro Focus splashes out $1.2bn to buy US-based Attachmate Group

Software and computer consultancies rarely get the City excited, but on Monday a £730m deal by Micro Focus for its American rival helped its shares jump more than 15 per cent.

Markets Report: Focus switches back to China and Russia

The City switched its focus from Scotland back to China and Russia as the Footsie fell on Thursday.

Market Report: Investors digest lukewarm launch of new iPhone and Apple Watch

Despite not relying as heavily on Apple as some rivals, it was blue-chip Arm Holdings that took the hardest kicking yesterday as investors digested the lukewarm launch of a new iPhone and Apple Watch.

Market Report: Petra uncovers 'exceptional' 232-carat white stone

Diamond miners sparkled yesterday after Petra uncovered an “exceptional” 232-carat white stone in South Africa.

Market Report: Traders dump shares in companies most at risk from independence Yes vote

As the word “Yes” for an independent Scotland looked more likely after a weekend poll, the word sell echoed around the City yesterday as traders dumped shares in companies most at risk.

Market Report: Laura Ashley profit and shares jump

The British retailer best known for its chintzy fabrics and dresses has made a dramatic return to fashion, as profit and shares jumped yesterday.

Market Report: SuperGroup roars back

The embattled fashion brand SuperGroup has come roaring back to prove the doubters wrong.

Market report: 888 buoyed by Permira buyout talk as FTSE soars on Ukraine peace negotiations

Talk that private equity could be sniffing around 888 propelled the online gaming group to a 15-week high today, in an ebullient market.

Market Report: Anglo American chief open to an offer

It’s not often the boss of a takeover target that sparks the deal chatter, but yesterday Anglo American chief Mark Cutifani sent City pulses racing after signalling he was open to an offer.

Market Report: Dixons Carphone soars as Vodafone hangs up on Phones 4U

With markets in the US closed for Labor Day, the FTSE 100 was quiet

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Jack Ma founded Alibaba in 1999 with a website offering 22 items. It now accounts for 70 per cent of all packages delivered in China
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