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Shares of Numis soared in early trading after the investment bank and broker announced full year profits more than tripled as trading and commissions picked up.

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Place your bets ahead of tomorrow when Betfair reports its half-year results.

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A conman has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years after stabbing to death a wealthy woman in her flat, hiding her body in the boot of a car and spending her money.

The Business Matrix: Thursday 28 November 2013

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Compass shares rally as catering giant lands Silicon Valley contract

Shares of Compass jumped after the British catering giant announced it added LinkedIn to its Silicon Valley client portfolio, which include online heavyweights Twitter, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Ebay and Microsoft.

HP and boss Whitman to defend class action rule over Autonomy

Hewlett Packard and chief executive officer Meg Whitman will have to defend a class-action lawsuit over fraud allegations involving its British subsidiary, Autonomy, a US court has ruled.

RBS report author had to blow £2.6m on loan fees... mostly from RBS

The Government adviser who this week issued a scathing report on RBS’s treatment of small businesses could have been speaking from his own experiences. Accounts for Lawrence Tomlinson’s company show he has refinanced his own credit facilities, at great cost, with a consortium led by RBS.

Britvic signs PepsiCo deal to widen Fruit Shoot distribution in the US

Soft drinks maker Britvic has signed a 15-year bottling deal with PepsiCo Americas Beverages to expand the distribution of Fruit Shoot drink in 41 states next year, up from its current 32.

City standards watchdog is roasted by MPs over ENRC

The company is under investigation from the Serious Fraud Office amid allegations of corruption after an unhappy few years on the LSE

Chemring soar as the defence group unveils plans to divest units

The bomb-detector maker Chemring has drawn up plans to sell off non-core units in a move the company hopes will boost both its finances and its flagging share price.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 26 November 2013

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