Market Report: Standard Chartered enjoys its best close in a month

The veteran Standard Chartered boss Peter Sands may be under fire but he has a few friends in the City.

Strong half-year results pushes Petra Diamonds to a record close

Petra Diamonds sparkled yesterday as strong half-year results pushed London’s largest listed diamond miner to a record close.

Market Report: Carillion making advances to Balfour Beatty in 'deal of the decade'

Yet another blockbuster merger looks to be on the horizon, this time in the construction section with Carillion making advances to Balfour Beatty.

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There are always risks when you have a flutter at the bookies, but lately the biggest has been political.

Market Report: From oil to tech, deal fever is gripping the City

Deal fever is still gripping the City, with new rumours emerging daily.

Market Report: Pre-tax profits rise boosts Arm Holdings

Don’t write off Arm Holdings just yet. The microchip designer that helped power the smartphone revolution climbed 47.5p to 881p yesterday after revealing pre-tax profits rose 9 per cent in the first half.

Salamander Energy investors burned as deal hopes slither away

Salamander Energy investors hoping for a windfall from a juicy takeover bid have been disappointed.

Market Report: Dixons and Carphone Warehouse surge as merger nears

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse surged on the mid-cap FTSE 250 index as their £3.7bn merger moved closer. The last major hurdle for the deal was cleared on Thursday when shareholders of both companies approved the tie-up. News filtered through to the markets, with both retailers’ shares rising. Dixons added 1.99p to 49.3p, while Carphone climbed 15p to 318p. Bar any last minute upsets, Dixons Carphone will start trading on 7 August.

Market Report: The FTSE 100 fell amid concerns over the crash in Ukraine

Headlines from Russia and Ukraine dominated trading, with shares opening lower across Europe after the US announced more sanctions on Russia companies.

Market Report: EasyJet rises above industry turbulence

Fears that budget airlines were feeling the squeeze were pushed aside yesterday as an army of analysts declared EasyJet worth a buy.

Market Report: Investors optimistic despite William Hill's 'annus horribilis'

Investors today placed their bets that next year could be an annus mirabilis for William Hill, after what one analyst described as an “annus horribilis”.

Market Report: Tesco boosted as Cantor adds it to shopping list

Tesco’s trading problems have been well trailed but one analyst yesterday decided it was worth having its shares in your basket.

Market Report: The FTSE 100’s worst week since early March

The final bell rang out the FTSE 100’s worst week since early March, despite turning higher in its final session.

Market Report: Portugal's suspension of Banco Espirito Santo shares sends shock waves through markets

Wall Street and London came crashing down yesterday as a tremor in Portugal’s economy brought memories of the eurozone crisis flooding back.

Market Report: Admiral releases thinly veiled profit warning

Admiral is stalling, with the car insurer releasing what amounted to a thinly veiled profit warning.

The venture dug a hole for itself when it sought to raise funds for its Russian goldmines
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