Outlook Over to a business that works, in the form of Betfair. It looks like a winner. The gambling company jumped to the head of the field by trouncing the City's profit forecasts and handed out sugar lumps to the shareholders in its stable with a chunky dividend hike. The shares duly raced even further ahead of a 950p indicative offer that was withdrawn in May by a major shareholder in cahoots with private equity.
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Thursday 28 November 2013
Shares of Thomas Cook jumped 11 per cent in early trading after the travel operator returned to a profit for the first time in three years driven by its impressive turnaround plan.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Shares of Royal Mail rallied in early trading after half-year profits more than doubled to £233 million, as the newly-privatised postal operator benefited from strong demand for online shopping.
Monday 07 October 2013
Investors turned detectives last month when an unexplained leap in alternative fuel producer Quadrise Fuels could not be explained by management. The group, which supplies fuel to global shipping, refining and steam and power generation markets, has been winning new contracts and recently signed a deal with Mærsk to supply it with fuel oil. Its results today could be another reason for the share price to rise.
Monday 23 September 2013
AG Barr’s failed attempt to merge with soft drinks rival Britvic has cost the Irn Bru maker £4.9 million, it admitted today.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Williams better off track than on
Friday 06 September 2013
Super results for SuperGroup
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Manny Roman was having a good August until a warning from analysts at RBC Capital yesterday sent shares in the hedge fund he runs south again. The City had started to think that Mr Roman, the chief executive of Man Group, had got the struggling money manager to turn a corner.
Sunday 11 August 2013
The Prime Minister has said he cannot see anything wrong with fracking if it is properly regulated.
Stolen personal details of 400,000 witnesses and defendants at Salford Magistrates Court found for sale on eBay
Wednesday 24 July 2013
The £1,200 server was returned but police found insufficient evidence to find the thief
Thursday 18 July 2013
The chief executive of Mothercare has played down the boost the imminent arrival of a royal baby will have on its UK business, despite its plans to launch a range of clothing to mark the occasion.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The Guardian and Observer newspapers slumped to an operating loss of £31m in the year to March but that was an improvement on a year ago when the papers lost £44m.
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