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.

Market Report: Pressure on AstraZeneca after Pfizer rejection

What next for AstraZeneca? That's the question being asked across the City. The rejection of Pfizer's advances has heaped pressure on management to demonstrate it made the right decision. Analysts are divided: UBS set a bullish £50 price target, while Barclays opted for a more cautious £40 target.

Market Report: Despite a profit slide, Homeserve shares rise on talk of a payday for investors

Homeserve leapt yesterday after the broker Liberum hinted that investors could be in for a windfall. The emergency repairs insurer revealed that pre-tax profit fell to £24.4m in the year to March, from £107.6m a year earlier. It was hit with a £30.6m fine for mis-selling in February and the whole incident cost it £46.7m.

Market Report: SpringOwl forces management reshuffle at Bwin.party

The online gaming group Bwin.party reshuffled its management yesterday amid pressure from a US activist investor for representation on the board. SpringOwl, an investment firm headed by former Wall Street gaming analyst Jason Ader, took a position in the company in February and has vocally criticised management, tabling a vote at Bwin's AGM next week to have four nominees join the board.

Market Report: Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury's enjoy bounce after Asda sales growth

Don't sound the death knell for the "big four" supermarkets just yet – price cuts may just hold off the marauding discounters.

Market Report: Citigroup tips Aggreko for success in Brazil

Citigroup is tipping Aggreko to land contracts in Brazil, with the price of power in the country booming. A drought means hydro-electric plants in Brazil are struggling, and with the World Cup and elections looming, Marc Van't Sant at Citi thinks temporary power contracts are inevitable and the acquisition of Poit Energia in the region puts it in a strong position. Aggreko charged up 21p to 1702p.

Market Report: Royal Mail posted gains after analysts argued its shares are still cheap

Berenberg weighed in on the row over Royal Mail's privatisation, initiating coverage with the declaration that "shares were sold on the cheap last year and remain very cheap".

Market Report: Justin King cashes in as he departs Sainsbury's

Justin King, the departing chief executive of Sainsbury's, cashed in a £1.05m stake in the supermarket yesterday.

Market Report: Investors couldn't ditch the owner of Superdry quickly enough

SuperGroup was out of fashion with traders yesterday after a disappointing update.

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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

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