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Five Questions About: Dividends

Shares pay dividends, don't they?

Arm surges on appetite for chips

Arm Holdings, the British tech success story whose chips power Apple's iPhones and iPads, beat City expectations with £276.5m annual pre-tax profits.

Amplats counts the cost of wildcat strikes

The world’s-biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), lost 6.3 billion rand  (£44.9 million) last year after it was hit by two months of wildcat strikes and lost production.

Stelios ready to back Gurassa as chairman of easyJet

Charles Gurassa has emerged as the leading internal contender to replace easyJet chairman Sir Mike Rake after the airline's founder and top shareholder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, signalled he is likely to give his blessing.

Charles Stanley revenues rise

The private client and corporate stockbroker Charles Stanley said yesterday that share trading volumes in London have stabilised, albeit at the reduced levels they crashed to a year ago.

Hamish McRae: Things are looking up, so why this gloom from IMF?

Economic View: How well we in Britain do will largely be determined by what happens to the rest of the world

Market Report: FTSE 100 stays hot despite cold snap

The country might be under snow and ice but punters were keeping the stock market hot yesterday as the blue-chip index reached a four-and-a-half year high.

Blue-chip dividends tipped to soar

Investors in some of the UK's biggest companies are in line for a bumper 2013 according to a leading City trading firm.

Rio Tinto's new man at top wins praise from investors

£8.7bn writedowns blow but hopes are voiced of a 'hard-nosed' era for miner

Russell Lynch: Optimistic Rathbone no longer cautious

Outlook Signs of life in the City?

World markets cautious ahead of US corporate earnings

Stocks were being traded cautiously across global markets today as investors prepared for the start of the US corporate earnings season and digested a mixed batch of European economic indicators.

Investment View: When it comes to fund managers, deal size matters

Asset managers are people businesses reliant on the money managers they employ

Apathy rules as FTSE ends moribund year with a whimper

The stock market ended 2012 with a whimper rather than a bang but that was entirely in keeping with what, for City traders anyway, was a miserable year.

Lonmin faces struggle to replace chief executive

The beleaguered platinum miner Lonmin faces a tough search for a new chief executive after current boss Ian Farmer stepped down due to serious illness yesterday.

Market Report: Miners fill Footsie high and low spots

Miners topped and tailed the FTSE 100 yesterday, highlighting the mixed fortunes that resources companies bring to the benchmark index. The African gold miner Randgold Resources built up a 160p gain to 6,125p, and found a spot at the top of the pile, but the Russia-focused steelmaking and mining group Evraz got the wooden spoon, digging up a 9.2p loss to 257.8p.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there