Market Report: Punters still willing to take a gamble on London Mining

You have to marvel at the boundless optimism of private investors sometimes. Despite London Mining warning that its shares would probably end up worthless, there are still punters willing to take a gamble.

Market Report: London Mining hit by tumbling iron ore prices

The mining industry has had a tough time of it this year, but perhaps the most startling performance has been that of London Mining. The iron ore miner was changing hands at 113.5p at the beginning of January. Yesterday the shares were worth less than a penny.

Market Report: Fears of Ebola travel ban hits tourism and travel industries

In the City three Es are dominating the agenda – Ebola, Europe and earnings.

Market Report: Asos shares leap after Amazon speculation

Could Amazon really buy Asos? After three profit warnings in seven months, the online fashion retailer is looking increasingly vulnerable to a bid.

Market Report: Expect the unexpected when it comes to Mike Ashley

Whether he’s downing pints on the terraces of St James’ Park or causing mayhem in the City, we’ve learnt to expect the unexpected when it comes to Mike Ashley.

Market Report: Printing specialist Xaar issues third profit warning of the year

There’s a serious paper jam at digital inkjet printing specialist Xaar. The Cambridge-based group trotted out its third profit warning of the year yesterday, warning that revenue for 2014 could be a further 10 per cent lower than forecast, while 2015 is not looking any rosier. Xaar is looking to slash costs and 160 staff face the chop.

Market Report: Bad news from supermarkets sees FTSE slump to six-month low

As the final quarter of the year began, the FTSE 100 was in turmoil.

Market Report: City tires of pummelling supermarkets

The road ahead for supermarkets looks tough, but for now the City seems to have tired of pummelling them.

Market Report: FTSE 100 suffers worst weekly drop since June 2013

It has not been a great week to be in equities. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index managed to claw back some gains in the final session, rising 9.68 points to 6,649.39, but it had still fallen 2.76 per cent, or 188.53 points, since last Friday’s close – the worst weekly drop since June 2013.

Market Report: Pub sector has deteriorated since the World Cup

Investors have got one thing on their mind – the pub.

Market Report: Bad news in the post for Royal Mail

Bad news in the post sent Royal Mail tumbling yesterday, with signs of a squeeze in the parcel business and scrutiny from lawmakers. Dutch delivery specialist TNT Express sounded the alarm with a profit warning – bad news for Royal Mail, which depends on parcels for a large part of its revenues.

Market Report: America shakes the Footise

It’s not just hot spots like Ukraine and Iraq that can blow a hole in investor confidence – yesterday it was our dear old pal the USA shaking the Footise.

Market Report: JKX Oil & Gas get rude reminder of Ukraine realities

Supermarkets and miners dragged the Footsie 64.29 points lower

Market Report: Elliott sells chunk of computer games chain Game Digital

News that vulture fund Elliott Management sold a chunk of computer games chain Game Digital this week is no reason for investors to think it is also time to quit the retailer.

Market Report: Recycled packaging specialist DS Smith shined on the mid-cap index

It was a tale of two Smiths – one a star performer, the other a straggler.

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