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Thursday 11 July 2013
The former Ofcom chief executive Stephen Carter was named the next chief executive of the publisher and events group Informa yesterday as Peter Rigby announced he is stepping down in December after 25 years at the top.
Saturday 06 July 2013
Shares held on to most of their Mark Carney-inspired gains yesterday, despite surprisingly strong job figures from the US sparking fears the Federal Reserve would cut its quantitative easing (QE) programme.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
The company that operates Boris bikes, prisons and hospitals was a picture of health yesterday following news of a big contract win in the US.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Punters were betting that builders' merchants will benefit from the stream of new homeowners. New data yesterday revealed that house prices, mortgage approvals and home sales are all up. Investors think the strong housing market will prove a tonic for the new blue-chip entrant Travis Perkins, the builders' merchant that also owns Wickes. It built up more than a 5 per cent gain and took the top spot on the benchmark index yesterday.
Friday 28 June 2013
A few weeks ago, I was working on an article to mark the moment when the FTSE 100 – commonly known as the Footsie – topped 7,000 for the first time.
Friday 28 June 2013
Convivial time at Greene King
Saturday 22 June 2013
Bumi to miss trading deadline
Tuesday 11 June 2013
A worldwide share plunge saw the FTSE 100 Index fall more than 100 points today as a run of pessimism on the markets pulled leading stocks further down from near-record heights seen just a few weeks ago.
Friday 07 June 2013
Johnson Matthey shares put on 6 per cent yesterday despite the world's largest maker of catalytic converters posting a 9 per cent fall in profits.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Outlook Tough times for Wolseley, the multinational plumbers merchant, whose upbeat performance in the UK and the US was tarnished by the continuing struggles of the construction industry in Europe.
Saturday 01 June 2013
Investors piled into Halfords yesterday following an upgrade from analysts at UBS, which sent shares in the car repair-to-bikes retailer racing up 19p to 329p. The company has had a mixed time of late and last week admitted profits will fall over the next two years while it invests £100m to turn around its performance.
Saturday 25 May 2013
The FTSE 100 reached a 13-year high this week, before falling back. What’s next?
Friday 24 May 2013
Saturday 11 May 2013
The UK trade deficit narrowed slightly in March, adding to hopes that the economy could be beginning to strengthen.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
EasyJet flew 2.5 per cent more passengers in April, taking the total to 5.3 million, despite the early Easter meaning that most holiday trips took place in the previous month.
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