Good news out of China helped the UK's benchmark index back in to the black after four days of losses and pushed miners to the top of the leaderboard. China's exports and imports data was better than expected for July and metal diggers such as Anglo American soared more than 4 per cent.
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Sunday 09 December 2012
Betfair's chief executive, Breon Corcoran, will outline a strategy of cost cutting on Thursday, following his recent decision to withdraw from Germany and not to enter Greece.
Thursday 06 December 2012
The Turf community does not have to seek far to place the anguish of its most famous name in due perspective. As Frankie Dettori writhes in embarrassment over his drugs ban, a far graver disaster still gnaws at the heart of the Scottish sport. The success at Cheltenham in March of Campbell Gillies and Brindisi Breeze had confirmed their mutual base, the Kinross yard of Lucinda Russell, as a welcome new force at the top level. By midsummer, in a ghastly coincidence, horse and rider had been killed in freak accidents.
Thursday 06 December 2012
Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has given a strong hint that he would stand in next year's election, declaring he would not allow Italy to spiral into recession and saying he had been “besieged by requests” to run.
Saturday 01 December 2012
A lull in sporting events after the Olympic Games saw gamblers' wagers fall by nearly £100m in the three months to October at the takeover target Sportingbet, the online betting company which owns Paradise Poker.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
At some level a man who can gamble away $2bn – at one point his losses were closer to $12bn – must be an interesting and clever man.
Saturday 20 October 2012
The bookmaker William Hill wants to buy out its partner Playtech from William Hill Online in a deal that could cost it upwards of £350m.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
William Hill is set to get one over on its rival Ladbrokes by securing the £530m takeover of Sportingbet.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
It's the great countryside controversy of the day. NFU president Peter Kendall and TV naturalist Chris Packham argue for and against the cull
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The organisers of rival motorcycling race series MotoGP and World Superbikes have agreed to bring their interests together for the first time.
Saturday 18 August 2012
Fears of an anthrax outbreak were growing last night after a drug user died from injecting contaminated heroin. The source has yet to be identified but it is suspected the death in Blackpool and an anthrax infection in Scotland in July may be linked to six other cases in Europe since June.
Thursday 09 August 2012
Any gambler 'going short' of the number of gold medals Australia might win in the Olympics is looking good. Until Monday when Sally Pearson, pictured, romped home in the 100m hurdles, one wag noted, it was hard to be certain that Australia hadn't boycotted the Games altogether.
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