Market Report: Man Group finally starting to reap the benefits of Manny Roman's recovery programme

It’s been more than a year since Manny Roman took over Man Group and the hedge fund is finally starting to reap the benefits of his recovery programme. 

Market Report: Sports Direct snaps up a 4.8 per cent stake in Mysale.com

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct stepped in to help out his old friend Sir Philip Green yesterday by snapping up a 4.8 per cent stake in Mysale.com.

Market Report: Investors back Shire deal

Punters in the City were hoping the drugs do work as they piled into pharmaceutical giant Shire on rumours it was a takeover target.

Market Report: Footsie falls to lowest close since April

A sea of red in the property sector pushed the Footsie to its lowest close since April.

Market Report: Retailers fought back as investors bought into B&M and Boohoo

Britain's retailers came out fighting yesterday. The former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy made a successful return to the stock market with the float of the discount chain B&M Retail. Despite fears of waning appetite for new listings, the Woolworths-like retailer, which Sir Terry chairs, climbed 15p to 285p on its debut.

Market Report: Quindell falls to eight-month low

Insurance claims outsourcer Quindell fell to an eight-month low and saw almost £200m wiped off its value yesterday, after plans for a Premium Listing collapsed.

Market Report: Sky has retaliated by playing BT at its own game, offering free broadband

Sky has fired its latest salvo in the war for customers with BT.

Market Report: Housebuilders were in demand yesterday, boosted by news that the number of new homes is growing.

The Home Builders Federation announced a  12 per cent jump in residential planning permissions in the first quarter, another piece of good news to boost the sector.

Market Report: Berenberg believes Thomas Cook will hit all its targets

Thomas Cook is on a journey to a better place and Berenberg wants to go along for the ride.

Market Report: ECB measures to save the euro fail to revive UK markets

ECB President Mario Draghi followed the script yesterday with radical measures to save the euro, but the moves failed to revive UK markets.

Market Report: Soros Fund Management invests in Clipper Logistics

Newly floated Clipper Logistics got a vote of confidence from legendary US investor George Soros yesterday. Quantum Partners, an investment fund run by Soros Fund Management, bought a 3.25 per cent slug of the company, which delivers people's online shopping.

Market Report: Leni climbs after announcing that its new Trinidad well is flowing successfully

Leni Gas & Oil is on something of a hot streak.

Market Report: Just weeks after Pfizer walked away, Shire may have lined up a bid for NPS

Investors are still smarting from the collapse of one potential billion-dollar drug deal, but could a successful tie-up be on the horizon?

Market report: Investors pile on InterContinental Hotels

Speculators who piled into InterContinental Hotels Group yesterday on bid hopes could be about to get their figures burnt.

Market Report: Net gains at online retailers Ocado and Asos thanks to Goldmans

In finance Goldman Sachs often calls the tune, and yesterday the "Vampire Squid" was singing the praises of internet firms.

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