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.

Market Report: Connect Group struggles despite sales of Panini World Cup stickers

Panini World Cup stickers have been selling like hot cakes – but they are not enough to keep an entire distribution business ticking over. Strong demand for the collectibles was the highlight of an otherwise tough trading update from distributor Connect Group, formerly Smiths News.

Market Report: Imperial Innovations’ hot streak continues

Imperial Innovations’ hot streak continued yesterday when the life science group Abzena became the fourth Imperial-backed company to float this year.

Market Report: The revival of Man Group continued as its main fund raced ahead

The turnaround at Man Group continues, with investors cheering news of strong growth in the hedge fund's flagship fund. AHL Diversified posted its best start to the year since 2008, advancing 9 per cent in the first six months of 2014.

Market Report: Blinkx sees value plummet by £140m in 24 hours

You have to pity Blinkx: the AIM-listed advertising technology company ended the day worth almost £140m less than it had been 24 hours earlier.

Market Report: Hopes the collapse of Pfizer's takeover bid would leave AstraZeneca open to a counter-offer are wide of the mark

Speculators hoping AstraZeneca might still be in play after Pfizer's abortive bid might want to reconsider.

Market Report: Investors in AO World are betting on wildly optimistic prospects

Shore Capital threw a spanner in the works for AO World, claiming that the online washing machine to TV retailer is “priced beyond perfection”.

Market Report: Rolls-Royce revs up after reports of Airbus deal

Rolls-Royce shifted gear as investors bought into reports that the engine-maker is poised for a slice of a billion dollar deal.

Market Report: Gulf Keystone Petroleum soars as key departures leave it vulnerable to takeover bid

Gulf Keystone Petroleum roared higher yesterday amid rumours that the exit of the chairman and founder Todd Kozel could leave the Kurdistan-focused oil and gas explorer vulnerable to a takeover bid.

Market Report: Court ruling boosts Shire's hand in fight with AbbVie

Investors are betting that a juicier bid for Shire could be in the works, after the pharmaceutical company won a key patent ruling in the US.

Market Report: Traders bet on bigger bid for Shire from AbbVie

Investors are betting that a juicier bid for Shire could in the works, after the pharmaceutical company won a key patent ruling in the US.

Market Report: Imagination Technologies bounds to the top of the mid-cap FTSE 250 index

Rising revenues at Imagination Technologies helped the microchip supplier bound to the top of the mid-cap FTSE 250 index yesterday, despite Credit Suisse warning of troubles down the road.

Market Report: Investors bet on BG Group break-up

Now management plans to stave off any unwanted attention by ‘actively managing its asset portfolio and delivering value to shareholders

News
At the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was not cowed into meeting the demands of hedge funds
It has defaulted on its debts again and bondholders could take it to the brink. But investors are betting that a deal with the vultures will come. Ben Chu looks at the domestic and global implications
News
Lord Heseltine has been indelibly associated with the revival of Liverpool for four decades
Lord Heseltine is cautiously optimistic over the Coalition’s bid to put a regenerated Liverpool at the centre of its target to double exports to £1 trillion by 2020, says Russell Lynch
News
Demonstrators carry placards as they gather for an anti-fracking protest in London last week
As developers get set to bid in the UK’s biggest sale of onshore gas licences, the commercial benefits of drilling remain far from clear
News
GlaxoSmithKline Chinese headquarters
We’ll just have to wait and see if Sir Andrew’s apparent wit goes hand in hand with the wisdom to cure GSK’s problems, says James Moore
News
Burberry is opening new stores in San Francisco and Los Angeles this autumn
From discount to luxury, UK brands are vying to conquer the States. Laura Chesters asks if they can succeed in a graveyard for our retailers
News
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is obsessed by sales
As its new smartphone makes its debut, it is sometimes hard to keep track of what Amazon does. And that's not a good sign
News
When God was giving out the moral outrage, Wall Streeters were inventing credit-default swaps. It's no surprise Ackman failed to take down Herbalife, says Mark McSherry
News
Fallen star Bo Xilai in court, in September last year; he was given a life sentence
The rules are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos , as he learns the dark arts from a master
News
A brand new prescription: ‘Only using healthy mice and rats to find cures for ill humans is old-fashioned,” says George Freeman
The UK’s first-ever minister for life sciences tells Margareta Pagano about his new role at the departments of business and health, transforming how the UK develops and finances medicine
News
Rich, young Russians won’t dump their English lives unless they have absolutely no other option, says Jim Armitage
News
It’s not a question of if, but when... interest rates have been kept artificially low for long enough, says Hamish McRae
News
There may be trouble ahead … David Levy has very rarely been wrong in his forecasts
David Levy’s family has correctly called every major financial event in the US for decades. Now he’s warning of a global recession next year. Bernard Condon investigates
News
A 1930 image of the Karl Albrecht Spiritousen and Lebensmittel shop, Essen. The shop was opened by Karl and Theo Albrecht’s mother; the brothers later founded Aldi
The retailer is on its knees, thanks to a German war veteran who turned the family grocers into the Aldi chain, writes Tony Paterson
News
It was Paul Fisher’s job to oversee and implement quantitative easing
Paul Fisher has left the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee after five years. He tells Ben Chu what Threadneedle Street got right and why the Bank behaved properly over forex
Arts and Entertainment
Tycoons' text: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates both cite John Brookes' 'Business Adventures' as their favourite book
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are big fans of an out of print 1960s business book. Seth Stevenson explores why
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Analysis: Some feel that Philip Clarke didn't get enough of a chance to prove himself
Voices
Mr Osborne, who is on a two-day trip to India with Foreign Secretary William Hague, said the two countries would see greater investment in each other’s economies and more job creation.
The young have been hurt the most by recession. They don't vote Tory and can't buy a house, so who cares?, writes David Blanchflower
News
One of the lines on the Metro do Porto network crosses the Dom Luis bridge
An interest rate swap arrangement has ended up costing a Portuguese state-owned transport company a fortune. So did it really understand the pages and pages of algebra in the contract, asks Jim Armitage
News
Is the new bank likely to be of much use? The emerging countries have done pretty well without it, says Hamish McRae
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Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer
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Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
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Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

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5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

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Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
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The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
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Gallery rage

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Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup