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 The shares duly raced even further ahead of a 950p indicative offer that was withdrawn in May by a major shareholder in cahoots with private equity.
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Wednesday 07 March 2012
Administrators tonight warned Rangers would not finish the season unless they secured a quick sale or implemented “very severe” cost-cutting measures.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Kyle Bartley left Rangers' training ground this afternoon saying talks over the players' futures remained ongoing.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Greeks feel angry and resentful but also resigned as they wait for the rescue package that will determine their future to be agreed in Brussels. Their sense of resignation comes from the knowledge that Greece's influence on the final shape of the bailout is limited. Street protests have died away for now because they are seen as ineffectual, and trade unionists and newly impoverished middle-class protesters have been frightened by the violence and burnings accompanying the latest big demonstrations. People are also influenced by the government's insistence that Greece has no alternative but to agree to the eurozone's harsh terms.
Friday 17 February 2012
The digital revolution continues at publisher and events organiser Reed Elsevier, where print is down to just 22 per cent of turnover.
Monday 13 February 2012
Friday 27 January 2012
Our view: Hold. Share price: 219.8p (3.1p)
Tuesday 10 January 2012
It is a sorry state of affairs when an opera company resorts to locking out its own performers – and the once vibrant and innovative New York City Opera (NYCO) is looking like barely a rump of its former self.
Thursday 24 November 2011
Nokia Siemens Networks, the struggling telecoms equipment business, is to axe 17,000 employees within two years as it seeks to slash €1bn of costs out of the business.
Sunday 23 October 2011
The closure of the Forensic Science Service will make it harder for police to track killers, critics say
Tuesday 04 October 2011
Agency predicts slower growth but warns against abandoning austerity measures
Thursday 01 September 2011
Still gliding serenely, or sinking in the retail slowdown?
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