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Thursday 08 December 2011
Luxury handbag maker Mulberry shrugged off the economic gloom today as it trebled its half-year profits on the back of strong sales at home and abroad.
Monday 05 December 2011
While Thomas Cook has been engaged in a struggle for its future, fellow operator TUI Travel has been faring rather better. Its bitter rival may have lost roughly 60 per cent of its share price sinceadmitting last month it needed more cash to survive, but over the same period TUI has managed to advance 10 per cent.
Thursday 17 November 2011
Hours after revealing that they had found two bullets in the grounds of the White House, law enforcement agents in Washington last said that a man whom they believe may have fired them during an incident close to the mansion on Friday had been taken into custody in a small town in western Pennsylvania.
Thursday 25 August 2011
Outlook Three years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and AIG, regulators still have not found a way to keep track of the opaque derivatives market that paralysed the world's financial system in the wake of those corporate disasters.
Saturday 13 August 2011
After several days of market volatility and fevered speculation about the health of Europe's banks, the need to be seen to be doing something clearly became too urgent to ignore for those governments which have banned the short selling of financial stocks.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Ceres Power was plunged into further uncertainty just weeks after its shares dropped to all-time lows, as its chief executive quit without warning.
Saturday 12 March 2011
The luxury group Mulberry has raised profit forecasts for the third time in four months as the well heeled, both in the UK and overseas, snapped up its leather goods.
Friday 03 December 2010
The drive for regulation could be motivated by political concerns and risks ignoring the underlying factors that drive commodity prices, according to the chief executive of the London Metal Exchange.
Friday 26 November 2010
Five people, including two former directors and one former trader at the derivatives brokerage Blue Index, have been charged with insider dealing by the Financial Services Authority, the market watchdog.
Thursday 26 August 2010
Outlook The more we learn about the banking crisis, the more crazy what was going on in the months leading up to it appears to be. Take credit derivatives, those weird and wonderful devices that, when linked to subprime mortgages, very effectively spread a worldwide financial 'flu.
Saturday 19 December 2009
Icap last night announced a $25m (£15.5m) settlement with America’s Securities & Exchange Commission to see off charges that it displayed fake trades to encourage activity by customers.
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