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Thursday 26 May 2011
Jaguar Land Rover is celebrating a turnaround in fortunes after the British car maker reported pre-tax profits of more than £1 billion.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Glencore has become the first company in 25 years to be fast-tracked into the FTSE 100 index after official trading in its shares got under way yesterday.
Saturday 21 May 2011
HMV's success in selling Waterstone's for more than expected may not be enough to save the company, analysts warned yesterday.
Thursday 19 May 2011
House of Fraser, the department store group, has posted a sharp rise in annual profits and issued a £250m bond to give it a cheaper debt structure and free up cashflow to invest in the business.
Friday 13 May 2011
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Wednesday 11 May 2011
The catalogue and online-shopping group N Brown yesterday announced plans to develop its Simply Be womenswear brand as a high-street business.
Saturday 07 May 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
Poundstretcher has stepped in to salvage Alworths, dubbed the "son of Woolworths", which tumbled into administration in March.
Monday 25 April 2011
This column has often touched upon the recent bull run in commodities. We've covered everything from gold to emeralds. Diamonds, however, have slipped under the radar. Last week, investors received some indication of the goings on in this market from Gem Diamonds – and the picture is sparkling.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Richard Dodd from the British Retail Consortium says retailers are under pressure but he does not expect a sales "bloodbath".
Wednesday 20 April 2011
Auto Trader's autotrader.co.uk, one of Europe's most popular car-related websites, is setting new digital benchmarks as its explosive growth continues.
Thursday 14 April 2011
Outlook Roll up, roll up, for the Glencore flotation, likely to be announced as early as today. The commodities trader is certainly leaving it to the last minute to get its IPO away – a string of companies have dropped plans for listings over the past couple of weeks, so fragile is confidence in the new-issues market. There is also a growing clamour from commodities bears – witness the warning from Goldman Sachs earlier this week – that we may have reached the top of the boom.
Monday 11 April 2011
Sunday 10 April 2011
How do you begin to assess an artist whose work – in both his Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros mode and here – ranges from the sublime (the hippie-hip-hop-meets-Morricone classic "Truth") to the ridiculous (the Dylan pastiche that is "Bad Bad Love")?
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Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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