Market Report: Berenberg says Shire Pharmaceuticals is worthy of investors' attention

Forget AbbVie, Shire Pharmaceuticals is now a proper business in its own right. So say analysts at Berenberg, who suggest the company’s rare disease drug pipeline alone is worthy of the attention of investors.

Market Report: Goldman Sachs drop Vodafone from their buy list

What with Greece, China and all the other factors moving the stock market, Vodafone bid chatter has been put on hold recently.

FOBTs accounted for 52 per cent of profits for the major industry players last year

Market Report: Credit Suisse warns bookies to prepare for crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals

The bookies should prepare for a crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals, dubbed the “crack cocaine of gambling”.

Market Report: JPMorgan puts Just Eat top of its European online stocks

Analysts at JPMorgan suggest the upcoming first-half results could show a 42 per cent increase in orders year on yea

Market Report: Travel stocks shrugged off the warnings to British holidaymakers in Tunisia

Tunisia makes up around 3 per cent of Tui and Thomas Cook’s business, while Greece makes up around 10 per cent of revenues

Market Report: Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi trims stake in Market Tech Holdings

The Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi has trimmed his stake in the property company that owns London’s famous Camden markets.

Market Report: Government shelves plans for tobacco levy based on market share

Tobacco firms can breathe a sigh of relief.

Market Report: Glencore falls to record low as the prices of copper and iron ore crash

The effects of the Chinese stock market collapse have finally reached our shores.

Market Report: When should the Government sell off its remaining Royal Mail shares?

Is the Government selling off its remaining Royal Mail shares too soon?

Market Report: Outsourcery gets 'vote of confidence' from Vodafone

When the former Dragons’ Den star Piers Linney quit the hit BBC show this year, he said his plan was to turn his cloud computing company Outsourcery into a billion-pound business.

Market Report: Nigel Wray and Lord Ashcroft raise shareholdings in sports agency TLA Worldwide

The Saracens chairman Nigel Wray clearly loves rugby but Lord Ashcroft is not normally associated with sports investments. Yet the high-profile pair have raised their shareholdings in the sports agency TLA Worldwide, up 0.5p at 46p.

Market Report: Speedy Hire crashes to a two-year low

Speedy Hire has not so much ground to a halt as gone into reverse. The tool hire business, down 21.75p to 49p, crashed to a two-year low as chief executive Mark Rogerson quit after just 18 months, after a quite spectacular profit warning.The company said a slow start to the year will mean profits will be “materially below the board’s expectations”. And that is less than two months after full-year profits demolished analyst forecasts.

Market Report: APR Energy shares lose their glow

There will be a permanent outage if shares in the temporary power firm APR Energy carry on at their current rate.

Market Report: Shares in fracking firm IGas Energy have run out of steam

Shares in fracking firm IGas Energy have run out of steam.

Market Report: Bernstein issues warning over smartphone sales

Hang up on shares in iPhone chipmaker ARM Holdings is the message from Bernstein. The broker, which cut its rating on the stock to underperform, warned that the recent slowdown in sales of smartphones might not be a one-off.

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Stock prices in China: Economic power has shifted east, and emerging market equities can bring rewards - and risk
Ben Chu, Economic View: The key here is not to sell with the herd when markets drop sharply but to ride it out.

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Candidates are facing tougher and weirder questions than ever in job interviews
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Power and the glory? An artist’s impression of Hinkley Point C, which it is envisaged will start generating in 2026 and account for 7 per cent of British consumption
Environmentalists are far from alone in opposing an 'expensive mistake'
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Sir Mike Rake
James Moore, Outlook: Pick a flotation candidate – any candidate – and you will find directors and owners having second thoughts.
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Dave Lewis built a formidable reputation at Unilever, but some were concerned by his lack of retail experience
Alex Lawson looks at the changes Dave Lewis has made
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Women and men stand in an office
Two economists have come up with a formula to quantify the gender gap
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An investor reads a newspaper in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China. China's major stock indexes sank more than 6 percent in early trade on Tuesday, after a catastrophic Monday that saw Chinese exchanges suffer their biggest losses since the global financial crisis, destabilising financial markets around the world.
Satyajit Das, Das Capital: The ‘Chinese dream’ risks turning into a nightmare for its investors and its leaders.

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Paddy Power is well-known for eye-catching promotional stunts, such as this balloon at the Cheltenham Festival
Outlook: It isn’t hard to see Paddy Power and Betfair's investors are excited
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A view through smog over the 02 Arena and the Canary Wharf financial district in London. The BBC weather centre predicts a potential 8 or 9 out of 10 level of air pollution likely to be found in East Anglia and the East Midlands
James Moore:

“Sell in May go away, buy again on St Leger Day” runs the old City saying. 

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Stonewall, which marches at London Pride, is working with firms in the professions to promote equality
Jo Bourke investigates 'prevalent' homophobic attitudes in the construction and property sectors
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Spokespeople for the companies involved, including BHP Billiton, stressed their political neutrality
James Moore, Outlook:

The sort of name recognition enjoyed by the likes of Tesco or Barclays is not something BHP Billiton is ever going to achieve.

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The Chinese stock market has faced its own 'Black Monday'
James Moore, Outlook:This is what happens when humans are replaced by computers.
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Everything you need to know about the global stock market meltdown and what it means
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Rupert Scofield, founder of microfinance institution Finca, shows Matthew Glynn how it has changed lives
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Laura Wade-Gery, the M&S executive in charge of the company's 870 UK stores and website, is going on maternity leave, the retailer announced today
James Ashton, My Week After her moment on the front pages, Laura Wade-Gery should be left to get on with it
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Online gambling operator 888.com is a client of XL Media, which specialises in driving internet users to its site
Jim Armitage, Outlook: The takeover battle for the Bwin.party online gambling company has had more twists than an all-night blackjack session.
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A file photograph showing a HSBC corporate logo outside a branch of the bank in central London, England, 09 February 2015
Ben Chu, Voices : Aristotle was not a fan of interest rates but the father of Western philosophy nevertheless might have been at home in modern Britain.
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Goldman Sachs Manhattan headquarters
Jim Armitage, Outlook: Next time there’s a financial meltdown, your money could be rescuing Goldman Sachs.
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The Bank of England
Jim Armitage, Outlook:The British economy remains basking in the glow of super-low inflation.
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The Bovis Homes building site in Cambourne Near Cambridge
Jim Armitage, Outlook: Bovis has confirmed it in black and white: Britain doesn’t have a hope of hitting the Government’s 200,000 annual housebuilding target. Ever.
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