Market Report: Admiral releases thinly veiled profit warning

Admiral is stalling, with the car insurer releasing what amounted to a thinly veiled profit warning.

Market Report: Connect Group struggles despite sales of Panini World Cup stickers

Panini World Cup stickers have been selling like hot cakes – but they are not enough to keep an entire distribution business ticking over. Strong demand for the collectibles was the highlight of an otherwise tough trading update from distributor Connect Group, formerly Smiths News.

Market Report: Imperial Innovations’ hot streak continues

Imperial Innovations’ hot streak continued yesterday when the life science group Abzena became the fourth Imperial-backed company to float this year.

Market Report: The revival of Man Group continued as its main fund raced ahead

The turnaround at Man Group continues, with investors cheering news of strong growth in the hedge fund's flagship fund. AHL Diversified posted its best start to the year since 2008, advancing 9 per cent in the first six months of 2014.

Market Report: Blinkx sees value plummet by £140m in 24 hours

You have to pity Blinkx: the AIM-listed advertising technology company ended the day worth almost £140m less than it had been 24 hours earlier.

Market Report: Hopes the collapse of Pfizer's takeover bid would leave AstraZeneca open to a counter-offer are wide of the mark

Speculators hoping AstraZeneca might still be in play after Pfizer's abortive bid might want to reconsider.

Market Report: Investors in AO World are betting on wildly optimistic prospects

Shore Capital threw a spanner in the works for AO World, claiming that the online washing machine to TV retailer is “priced beyond perfection”.

Market Report: Rolls-Royce revs up after reports of Airbus deal

Rolls-Royce shifted gear as investors bought into reports that the engine-maker is poised for a slice of a billion dollar deal.

Market Report: Gulf Keystone Petroleum soars as key departures leave it vulnerable to takeover bid

Gulf Keystone Petroleum roared higher yesterday amid rumours that the exit of the chairman and founder Todd Kozel could leave the Kurdistan-focused oil and gas explorer vulnerable to a takeover bid.

Market Report: Court ruling boosts Shire's hand in fight with AbbVie

Investors are betting that a juicier bid for Shire could be in the works, after the pharmaceutical company won a key patent ruling in the US.

Market Report: Traders bet on bigger bid for Shire from AbbVie

Investors are betting that a juicier bid for Shire could in the works, after the pharmaceutical company won a key patent ruling in the US.

Market Report: Imagination Technologies bounds to the top of the mid-cap FTSE 250 index

Rising revenues at Imagination Technologies helped the microchip supplier bound to the top of the mid-cap FTSE 250 index yesterday, despite Credit Suisse warning of troubles down the road.

Market Report: Investors bet on BG Group break-up

Now management plans to stave off any unwanted attention by ‘actively managing its asset portfolio and delivering value to shareholders

Market Report: Diageo set to raise its stake in India’s United Spirits

Takeover talk breathed life into the FTSE 100 yesterday as traders predicted that London’s leading benchmark index could break through the 6,900-point barrier over the next few days.

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. 

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Questions over the tax regime when Jean-Claude Juncker was prime minister of Luxembourg will not go away
He may survive a right-wing coup, but the new boss of the EC still faces a struggle to shake off a tax scandal
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The Independent's Jamie Dunkley explains how the EU cap on bankers' bonuses works - and what it means for the City
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The EU move will only serve to jack up salaries and allowances — it will not reduce their overall pay, writes Chris Blackhurst
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Peter Diamandis wants to mine asteroids for construction metals, rocket fuel and strategic metals such as platinum
The entrepreneur, author and space enthusiast says the human race has its future on another planet, but for now ‘the only constant is change – and the rate of change is increasing’
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Alexandra Tolstoy is now living with Sergei Pugachev, once known as Putin's banker, in London
The Russian oligarch Sergei Pugachev and his English lover Alexandra Tolstoy hit hard financial times when his bank collapsed. Since the High Court froze his assets this year, they have had to live on ‘just’ £10,000 a week, Jim Armitage reports
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Discussion of further fiscal stimulus ignores the high levels of debt, low growth rates and increasing borrowing costs that make the public finances of many countries unsustainable, writes Satyajit Das
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Blame for the return to recession has fallen on Shinzo Abe’s decision to hike sales tax
Shinzo Abe spoke of ‘three arrows’ of reform but, as Ben Chu reports, his plan to slash the deficit nosedived, with a shock return to recession
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