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

Market Report: Bwin.Party excite investors by throwing sink at problems

Management at Bwin.Party are throwing the kitchen sink at its problems and investors are excited.

Market Report: A bumper six months for Chime Communications

A bumper summer of sport has meant a bumper six months for Chime Communications, the marketing group whose fast-growing sports arm is chaired by Olympic legend Lord Coe.

Market Report: Asos bid rumours see fashion retailer jump by almost 7 per cent

Is Asos in play? On a quiet day for the markets, the online fashion retailer jumped almost 7 per cent in brisk trade as rumours percolated that a bid could be in the works.

Market Report: Entire European retail sector hit with downgrade to 'negative outlook'

Barclays is checking out of shops, forecasting storm clouds on the horizon for retailers. Christodoulos Chaviaras, an analyst at the bank, hit the entire European retail sector with a downgrade to “negative outlook”, arguing a looming rise in rates and tightening of monetary policy is likely to put the squeeze on household spending.

Market Report: City pulses set racing by speculation two dead-in-the-water deals could be back on

Traders and M&A bankers can be a hopeful lot sometimes. Yesterday City pulses were set racing by speculation that two dead-in-the-water deals could be back on: a takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer and a swoop for Vodafone from AT&T.

Market Report: FirstGroup surge puts halt to month-long price decline

Investors rushing to get a ticket for FirstGroup sent the transport group surging on the mid-cap index yesterday, putting a halt to a near month-long price decline.

Market Report: Quindell's firm rebuttal of fraud accusations sparks rally

It can be tough being a Quindell investor, but at least it’s never boring.

Could the cloud computing specialist Iomart be the target of a fresh bid?

In July, the Glasgow-based company rejected two approaches from Host Holdings Europe, which is backed by the private equity firm Cinven.

Market Report: Holiday season sees Tui Travel in demand

With much of the City on holiday, Tui Travel is in demand. The travel group climbed 7.8p to 369.7p in strong trade after great results from its German parent company Tui AG, which is piloting a £5.6bn merger with its UK subsidiary. It revealed a 89 per cent jump in third-quarter profits.

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Chancellor George Osborne (C) wears a high visibility jacket as he makes a visit to the Prysmian Group factory and speaks to factory manager Steve Price
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Carrefour is now just 5 per cent more expensive on brands than Lidl in France
Eyes will be on the firm this Thursday as it unveils half-yearly results. It should look to France, where grocers can show UK retailers how to beat the discounters, says Alex Lawson
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As Philip Morris sues Uruguay over its health warnings, the tiny country has found itself a test case for big business lawsuits that could hit the EU, writes Jim Armitage
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Many of America’s economic competitors find it difficult to embrace change, writes Satyajit Das
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Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week. Simon Usborne measures up some giants of the sea
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Places like Clacton have been left behind by economic growth
Stopping immigration won’t create jobs. Unaffordable tax cuts targeted at the better-off won’t help the poor. The real answers are a lot harder than that, writes Jonathan Portes
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As Virgin Money shelves plans to list on the stock market and designer Jimmy Choo endures a cut-price debut, James Moore considers the outlook for firms wanting to raise funds
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We should either stay out altogether, or put boots on the ground,’ says Simon Murray as he oversees operations in northern Iraq. ‘Haven’t we got the balls to do that?’
Simon Murray is famed for his views on women executives. Now he’s firmly in a man’s world: finding oil in a warzone
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Time to postpone the balanced budget: there’s no alternative to a boost in German domestic public spending and investment, writes Rupert Cornwell
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Eurostar’s sale is expected to attract £300m with French state-controlled firm Keolis tipped to bid
A stake in Eurostar is up for grabs and will herald a privatisation jamboree to tackle the nation’s debts and fix the economy. But not everyone is keen, writes Jim Armitage
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The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
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'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

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Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

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Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?