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Monday 12 January 2009
City analysts are predicting further sharp falls in like-for-like sales at Argos and Homebase when their parent company Home Retail Group posts its interim management statement this Thursday.
Friday 05 December 2008
Rolls-Royce and Balfour Beatty have signed up with Areva, the French nuclear reactor maker, to create an industry bloc ready to exploit the opportunities of the UK's nuclear renaissance.
Wednesday 05 November 2008
Monday 11 August 2008
The FTSE 100-listed travel groups Thomas Cook and TUI Travel are due to update the market on Wednesday and Thursday respectively, and, despite concern about the state of consumer spending, analysts anticipate upbeat statements from both.
Tuesday 01 July 2008
Monday 30 June 2008
The full-year results for ASOS, formerly As Seen On Screen, will interest those looking for guidance on trends for the resilient online retailer and the sector as a whole. The broker Landsbanki said that as the figures were largely flagged at the pre-close update, the focus will be on the current trading and its outlook.
Friday 16 May 2008
Sunday 04 May 2008
Jarvis, the quoted rail contractor chaired by former London mayoral candidate Steven Norris, is preparing for a sale this year.
Sunday 04 May 2008
Thursday 17 April 2008
More than 100 construction firms were today accused of "bid-rigging" by competition watchdogs after one of the biggest ever investigations by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
Sunday 16 March 2008
Friday 25 January 2008
The cost of keeping London Underground maintenance firm Metronet in administration is set to escalate past £500m, the rail workers union said yesterday.
Saturday 19 January 2008
The stock market is starting to behave like an ill-treated dog. Ignore it, then throw it a bone and it will lick you all over – as in its enthusiastic reaction to a by no means exuberant trading statement from Character Group, the toys, gifts and games group.
Monday 14 January 2008
Harried investors overrun by last week's flurry of bad headlines must be praying for some retail therapy as they prepare for another set of results from some big-name retailers over the next few days.
Sunday 28 May 2006
A shy museum attendant, voiced by Will Ferrell, sails to an African jungle to find an ancient idol, and comes back instead with a mischievously inquisitive chimp. In an age of 3D computer-animation, Curious George is a rare beast: a traditional 2D cartoon. But it's a throwback in other ways, too. Inspired by a series of 1940s storybooks, it glows with unironic joie de vivre, and it has almost none of the smart-alec hipness that's mandatory in today's Dreamworks and Disney products. The Wild, for instance, is wall-to-wall pop hits, movie references and grown-up innuendo. Curious George may have the inevitable King Kong pastiche, and adults might appreciate the loopiness of Will Ferrell's lines ("You don't give a monkey latte!"), but overall this sunny film has a dangerously novel concept: it's a children's cartoon that's aimed at children.
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