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.

Market Report: Afren directors bail weeks before troubled oil explorer's last-gasp refinancing

Talk about jumping from a sinking ship. The chairman and directors of Afren have bailed weeks before the troubled oil explorer’s last-gasp refinancing.

Market Report: Elementis issues profits warning after fall in price of oil

Add Elementis to the long list of companies that have suffered because of the falling price of oil. Shares in the speciality chemicals firm slumped 17 per cent to 257.6p after it issued a profits warning.

Market Report: City toasts a possible buyout of drinks giant Diageo

The City has been toasting a possible buyout of drinks giant Diageo. But that’s not the reason Nomura’s analysts raised a glass to the Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff maker, up 25p to 1,932p.

The Week Ahead: Tesco set to reveal first-quarter sales

Top of the reporting agenda this week is Tesco, which is set to reveal how first-quarter sales have fared on Friday.

Market report: Fidelity fires starting gun on bid for Colt

The starting gun has been fired on Colt Group’s privatisation. The US asset management giant Fidelity has made a 190p-a-share bid for the FTSE 250 telecoms provider in a cash deal worth £1.72bn.

Market Report: Sirius Minerals hit by York Moors planning report

The odds are stacking up against Sirius Minerals. More than four years on from the acquisition of the potash project on the North York Moors National Park, the AIM-listed company, down 3.25p to 18.25p, is no closer to getting the green light to build a fertiliser mine.

Market Report: Credit Suisse advises clients to steer clear of Britain's beleaguered supermarkets

Credit Suisse’s number-crunchers did not pull any punches in their analysis of Britain’s beleaguered supermarkets: “We see few opportunities within a group that has historically misallocated capital, is faced with extreme competitive pressures and operates in a very low-growth environment,” they said.

Market Report: Morgan Stanley puts Ladbrokes at the top of its betting slip

Bet on a Ladbrokes recovery is the message from Morgan Stanley’s own tipsters.

Market Report: Investors take the money and run in housebuilding sector

Two players, Crest Nicholson and Berkeley Group, report earnings this week

Market Report: Ted Baker continues to strut its stuff

Ted Baker continues to strut its stuff. Strong demand for the fashion chain’s spring and summer collection helped drive sales up by 24.2 per cent in the 18 weeks to 6 June. The FTSE 250 company, which rose 35p to 2,850p, revealed that retail sales grew 18.9 per cent in the period, while online and wholesale sales increased by 46.9 per cent and 41.2 per cent respectively.

Market Report: Short-sellers raid Edi Truell’s Tungsten Corporation

The well-known City financier’s digital invoicing group has tanked on the junior market this year

Market Report: Government wastes no time in banking its Royal Mail profit

The Chancellor also announced last that up to 1 per cent of its remaining stake will be given to Royal Mail staff

James Moore, Outlook: It looked doubtful, but the Co-op is giving every impression of having set a course for calmer waters.
Audioboom, which now hosts a weekly XFM radio podcast by Russell Brand (right, with the co-host Matt Morgan), started life as a fund offering finance to builders, then tried turning waste products into energy
A small AIM-listed mining company that has sold all its assets is a perfect vehicle for shell investors, as Jamie Nimmo explains
Zero-hours contracts do not guarantee a minimum number of hours
James Moore, Outlook:The trouble is, the contracts almost always seem to work best for the employer.
James Moore, Outlook: It’s delicious. UBS, a controversial bank that has had a great deal of trouble with managing its money, has hired Annie Leibovitz, a controversial celebrity photographer
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.

Candidates are facing tougher and weirder questions than ever in job interviews
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'
Sir Mike Rake
James Moore, Outlook: Pick a flotation candidate – any candidate – and you will find directors and owners having second thoughts.
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
Women and men stand in an office
Two economists have come up with a formula to quantify the gender gap
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.

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
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. 

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
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.

The Chinese stock market has faced its own 'Black Monday'
James Moore, Outlook:This is what happens when humans are replaced by computers.
Everything you need to know about the global stock market meltdown and what it means
Rupert Scofield, founder of microfinance institution Finca, shows Matthew Glynn how it has changed lives
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
Online gambling operator is a client of XL Media, which specialises in driving internet users to its site
Jim Armitage, Outlook: The takeover battle for the online gambling company has had more twists than an all-night blackjack session.
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