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Cardiff City FC set for Singapore float

David Prosser: The economics of 'The X Factor'

Outlook Justin King is one of Simon Cowell's biggest fans. The Sainsbury's boss said yesterday that Saturday night programmes such as The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing were behind strong sales of its "Taste the Difference" range, with people seeking to recreate the restaurant experience at home rather than miss the drama of Treyc versus Katie or the latest humiliation of Ann Widdecombe.

The Week Ahead: Dairy Crest expected to outperform competitors

The recent profit warning from Robert Wiseman Dairies promises to drive interest in Dairy Crest, the rival food producer, which is set to step up before investors with its half-year trading update this week.

Market Report: Aggreko powers ahead as bid talk resurfaces

The city plugged into Aggreko yesterday to give its shares a powerful jolt.

Market Report: Wellstream goes with the flow of positive rumours

A spot of bid talk and some broker support ensured a firm ending for Wellstream, the oil services group which booked strong gains last night.

Market Report: Earnings hopes underpin demand for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce stood firm last night, with the bulls taking the view that, besides boasting defensive characteristics that come in handy during times of stress, the engineering giant offered a way to benefit from the expected increase in civil aerospace earnings in the years ahead.

Pope acts against incest priest's group

Immensely wealthy Catholic organisation, set up by controversial Mexican cleric and favoured by John Paul II, likely to be closed down

Small Talk: Bellzone Mining sees the future in Guinean iron ore

In the world of mining, Guinea is hot property at the moment, especially if you happen to mine iron ore, the main constituent in steel production.

The Week Ahead: Will Domino's Q2 results show it powering ahead?

Domino's Pizza will be in focus this morning as the City finds out whether the fast-food chain has managed to sustain the pace of sales growth seen in the first quarter of the year.

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World Cup win for Tesco

Market Report: Enterprise slumps amid tax and debt worries

Enterprise Inns slumped by 11 per cent amid caution ahead of its half-year results as the London market came to the end of its seventh-worst week on record yesterday.

A dramatic event need not be all bad news for investors

The volcanic ash cloud crippled air travel but made the stock price of airlines a more attractive proposition.

Market Report: Banks drive the FTSE 100 beyond 5,800

The FTSE 100 closed above the 5,800-point mark for the first time since mid-2008 last night, with the banks offsetting losses in the mining sector.

Market Report: Rebound hopes see Yell's number come up

The directories group Yell continued to gain ground last night as traders piled in on recovery hopes.

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