The City stockbroker Northland Capital Partners has been thrown into turmoil by the departure of its UK chairman and managing director.
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Friday 20 May 2011
The takeover potential of Howden Joinery was being sized up last night, as City scribblers suggested the kitchen supplier could be a perfect fit for Travis Perkins.
Thursday 05 May 2011
Saturday 30 April 2011
Buy backs rarely benefit all shareholders. I believe that companies with money to splash around should reward their investors with cash payments and not indulge in buying in their own shares. But such an attitude finds little support in the City.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Following a key legal triumph in the US, British American Tobacco (BAT) was left high up the top-tier index's leaderboard last night, advancing 54.5p to 2,462p. The cigarette group made the move after investors awoke yesterday morning to news from across the Atlantic that the company had succeeded in its attempt to be removed from a racketeering ruling.
Saturday 26 March 2011
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Thursday 27 January 2011
The advisory group Hawkpoint has appointed Lord Howard, the former leader of the Conservative Party, as a special adviser. He will replace Douglas Hurd at the firm, which is owned by Collins Stewart, and "continue the trend of advisers with senior experience in the political arena", according to chairman Paul Baines.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
With the blue-chip index finishing at its highest level since June 2008, Royal Bank of Scotland was just one of a number of companies celebrating following the first trading session of the new year.
Thursday 02 December 2010
The markets were making amends yesterday after a poor recent run, but it was not enough to prevent defence stocks struggling thanks to fears over US government spending.
Saturday 27 November 2010
Balfour Beatty was among the major gainers as the markets limped to the end of a tough week.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Invensys was yesterday forced to clarify that it was not in offer talks after the engineer's chief executive speculated that its partner, China Southern Rail (CSR), could do a deal if the price was right.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
There was cause for cheer among pub groups yesterday, after investors were urged to make merry as analysts forecast a stable future for the troubled sector. Many of the major names saw their share prices rise in the wake of an extensive note from Execution Noble that encouraged the market to "get the pints in". In the research, the broker's analysts upgraded both Punch Taverns and Greene King to "buy", and they dutifully rose 1.05p to 68.1p and 3.6p to 446.8p, respectively.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
The City veteran Terry Smith has sold his 5 per cent stake in the stockbroker Collins Stewart for £7.1m, just two weeks after announcing that he was stepping down as deputy chairman.
Saturday 23 October 2010
Thursday 14 October 2010
The end of an era, we hear?
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