All those new business start-ups that the Government keeps promoting need new homes, and the likes of Regus have been providing them with just that.

Market Report: Taylor Wimpey recovers after 'irrational losses'

Taylor Wimpey rose by more than 15 per cent yesterday after UBS, which sparked a sell-off in housing stocks with a gloomy report last week, said the "Arma-geddon scenario" was already priced into the sector.

City shocked by FSA plan to crack down on short selling

The Financial Services Authority stunned the City yesterday, demanding that investors disclose significant short positions in companies during rights issues in an attempt to stamp out market abuses.

Market update - 13 June

The FTSE 100 was down 49.4 points at 5741.1 at 11:13 a.m. on Friday. HBOS remained safe in its spot at the top of the leader board – the stock was up 11.75 per cent or 33.25p at 316.25p after the Financial Services Authority announced the introduction of new a set of rules to monitor short selling positions in companies undertaking rights issues. The move comes after the HBOS share price slipped below 275p new issue offer price earlier this week.

Market Report: Miners slide as broker issues call for a correction

It was a grim day on the FTSE 100 yesterday as mining company shares, which were hit by profit-taking following Monday's record run and by analysts' calls for a correction, fell by the wayside.

Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Media joins distress rights issue queue

There was a time when Tim Bowdler, Johnston Press's long-standing chief executive, could do no wrong. Yes, newspapers appeared to be a mature, gently declining industry which with the growth of the internet faced some big structural challenges, yet, by hoovering up unwanted regional titles, integrating them into a larger group and cutting cost, Mr Bowdler seemed to be able to make the bottom line sing, with a truly astonishing rate of return on sales.

Market Report: Chinese whispers help BHP to hit new high

Stake-building rumours gave strength to BHP Billiton, the FTSE 100-listed miner, which soared to a record high of 2,139p yesterday.

Struggling Johnston Press in emergency £212m fundraising

Malaysian investment group to take 20 per cent stake and replace family as largest shareholder

The Week Ahead: Can Sainsbury's weather the gathering storm?

All eyes will be on supermarket chain J Sainsbury on Wednesday, as it publishes its full-year results and gives an indication of how Britain's retailers are faring in the face of the economic slowdown. JP Morgan says that more important than last year's numbers will be the company's outlook for the year ahead.

Scots keep Sunday special as 'Sun' and 'Standard' defy the daily gloom

When in 2006 Andrew Neil sold The Scotsman titles to Johnston Press, he was astonished at the lack of interest in the deal. Why, he wondered, did commentators dedicate more column inches to the new editor of The Spectator, a tiny outfit compared to the three titles he had just flogged – The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and Edinburgh's Evening News? You can see his point, but in terms of sales, his titles had always been on a par with the political weekly rather than with the national press, shifting tens, not hundreds of thousands a week.

Market Report: Prudential gains after bid speculation returns

The life insurance giant Prudential was the focus of some vague bid speculation yesterday.

The Investment Column: Johnston hit by slowdown but it's not all bad news

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Is nothing too big for private equity?

Bankers too, it seems, are preoccupied with an issue that has long vexed pub philosophers: does size matter? After careful sifting of evidence and weighty deliberation, strategists at HSBC published their latest thinking on the hoary issue yesterday.

Platinum-plated future in the new catalyst laws for Johnson Matthey

The platinum specialist Johnson Matthey is expecting a bumper year as a million trucks and buses across the globe will need to be fitted with diesel catalysts under new environmental standards.

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