Hilton in Moscow

LADBROKE GROUP, the leisure operator, yesterday announced plans to build a new Hilton hotel in Moscow.

Dismay at RMC and Alcatel warnings

INVESTORS WERE rattled by a renewed bout of gloomy corporate news yesterday as Alcatel Alsthom, the French telecommunications equipment giant, and concrete group RMC issued profit warnings while John Lewis reported its first profit fall for five years.

Letter: Greedy bastards

Sir: The New Experience Millennium Company argues that its bonus scheme to pay up to pounds 430,000 in bonuses to three directors (Report, 16 September) "will make serving out their contracts more attractive to them".

Ladbroke to test new 3-star hotels in Brazil

LADBROKE, the hotels and gaming leisure group, is considering developing a chain of three-star hotels in conjunction with joint venture partners, writes Nigel Cope.

Market Report: Ladbroke lands a double, but won't lift hotel gloom

LADBROKE IS unlikely to lift the gloom which has engulfed hotel shares when it produces its interim figures this week.

BKG to buy

BKG to buy

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Payment times

Walls steps down at Albert Fisher

Walls steps down at Albert Fisher

Companies want euro listing

UK companies have made it clear to the Department of Trade and Industry that they want it to be made easy to redenominate their share capital into Euros at any time after 1 January 1999. Although few indicated that they had firm plans to do so, the strong preference for being able to suggests that many companies will in fact list their shares in the new single currency from next January.

Market Report; Biotech falls further as fears grow

BRITISH BIOTECH slumped 8.5p to 39.5p, lowest for nearly three years as fears multiplied that more miserable tidings were due to be announced by the controversial drugs group.

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Market Report: High-priced trades stir up interest in Ladbroke

LADBROKE, the betting and hotel group, enlivened a dull day, galloping 17.5p to 342p. Two trades above the then ruling price created the excitement.

Ladbroke chief's pay cut is just a matter of timing

THE CHIEF executive of Ladbroke received a pay cut of more than 40 per cent last year despite presiding over a sharp rise in the stock market valuation and profits at the betting to hotels group.

RAP's chief executive quits

RAP's chief executive quits

The Investment Column: Ladbroke looks a sure-fire bet

WHAT a difference a few years makes. When Ladbroke warned in November 1995 that the National Lottery was hammering its betting shop business, its shares slumped to a low of 123p. Since then it has not looked back. Along with the rest of the betting industry is has mounted an impressive fightback against the Lottery, introducing successful new number games like 49s. Its Hilton hotels business has boomed on the back of a buoyant industry around the world. Last year, underlying profits jumped 39 per cent to pounds 226m.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

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Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

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