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Wednesday 18 May 2011
Market gossips returned to an old tale last night, as vague speculation that Heritage Oil could be about to receive an approach helped it spurt up the leaderboard of the mid-tier index. Not for the first time, the reheated chatter turned towards China for possible aggressors, picking out the state-owned Cnooc once again as a prospective bidder.
Friday 13 May 2011
In a session the miners will be eager to forget, Fresnillo was left at the foot of the top-tier index after commodity prices headed south in another major sell-off.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Thursday 12 May 2011
Saturday 12 March 2011
Robust trading on UK buses and trains failed to boost FirstGroup yesterday after the transport giant revealed more pressure at its US school bus arm.
Sunday 27 February 2011
The search for the next chief executive of the £15bn Heathrow-to-Essex Crossrail megaproject has moved one step closer with the appointment of City headhunter Odgers Berndtson.
Saturday 05 February 2011
A positive read-across from two of its US peers raised investors' hopes ahead of Spirent Communications' update next month, pushing the company up 5.2p to 152.4p.
Thursday 04 November 2010
First Group has lifted half-year profits by 14 per cent after benefiting from improved trends in its UK bus and train businesses.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
The chief executive of the rail and bus giant Go-Ahead, Keith Ludeman, is to be replaced by Transport for London's divisional head David Brown.
Monday 18 October 2010
EasyJet wasted no time in replacing its head of public relations, Oliver Aust, when he announced his departure last month, and swooped to hire FirstGroup's Paul Moore, PR Week reveals. The airline's chief executive, Carolyn McCall, told the magazine: "His experience will be extremely valuable to easyJet". It certainly will – all that time he spent apologising for the shocking performance on FirstGroup's Thameslink rail routes will have prepared Moore for easyJet, which has its own scheduling difficulties from time to time.
Thursday 30 September 2010
The bus and train operator FirstGroup issued a bullish trading update yesterday, telling investors it was on track to hit full-year targets.
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