The French could be running more of Britain’s transport network after state transport group Keolis/Eurostar was named one of three shortlisted bidders for the reprivatisation of the East Coast franchise.
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Saturday 03 January 2009
The first session of the new year offered a little hope for those beleaguered traders in the Square Mile, although activity isn't really expected to start in earnest until Monday.
Thursday 04 December 2008
A number of leading miners fell back following fresh falls in commodities prices last night.
Wednesday 03 December 2008
The FTSE 100 was down 23.49 points at 4099.37 while the FTSE 250 fell to 5763.95, down 96.44 points, at 11.59am.
Saturday 29 November 2008
Friday 03 October 2008
Stake-building and talk of a possible refinancing deal boosted Yell, the directories group, which advanced 11.8 per cent, or 9.5p, to 90p yesterday.
Friday 12 September 2008
Saturday 02 August 2008
Thursday 15 May 2008
Stake-building rumours gave strength to BHP Billiton, the FTSE 100-listed miner, which soared to a record high of 2,139p yesterday.
Sunday 27 April 2008
Wednesday 05 March 2008
The value of UK companies falling into foreign hands hit record levels last year, according to Government numbers, marking the country's fourth consecutive year as a net seller of companies.
Thursday 24 January 2008
The markets swung violently yesterday, as fears of the weakening global economy intensified. As the dust settled, one story that had the high rollers laying down heavy stakes was a potential bid for William Hill. The stock, and the gambling sector in general, is not new to consolidation chat, but the noise around this particular mid-tier group has intensified over the past week. On a day the FTSE 250 gave up 119 points, William Hill stormed up 9.37 per cent to 405.75p on talk of the offer from an unnamed suitor.
Tuesday 16 May 2006
Sunday 14 May 2006
Martin Edwards, the former Manchester United chairman arrested as part of a money-laundering probe, wrote late last year in support of disgraced financier Michael Brown to the banking giant investigating him.
Friday 08 July 2005
Wednesday 22 December 2004
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
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Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
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