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Don’t cry for Aberdeen Asset Management but Argentina’s currency issues sent it falling yesterday.

Market Report: United Utilities was a riser despite the regulatory price review

Is it a good time to buy shares in a sector with a regulatory review looming?

Market Report: Vedanta hits highs but fails to impress

Record production appears to be no longer good enough for the City. Yesterday oil, gas and metals group Vedanta Resources slumped to the bottom of the benchmark index despite revealing record oil and gas production as well as increased production of zinc, lead and silver.

Market Report: Fear of price freeze dulls energy shares

The plug was pulled out from energy shares yesterday after the market decided comments from Labour leader Ed Miliband could be disastrous for the utilities sector.

The $10m-revenge of Paul Taubman, the man Morgan Stanley didn’t choose

James Gorman must be feeling like the publisher who turned down JK Rowling.

Market Report: US weakness gives sellers the jitters

There were few winners on the benchmark index as heavyweight healthcare companies and fears over tapering US stimulus dragged down the markets.

Cinven buys Host — and Montagu doubles up

Cinven, the buyout giant that owns restaurant chains Pizza Express, ASK, Zizzi and Byron, today bought internet domain business Host Europe from rival Montagu Private Equity for £438 million.

Sales staff demonstrate the Microsoft Surface during the opening of Microsoft's retail store in New York's Times Square October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Shock reverse as Microsoft and Google fail to hit sales targets

Revenue for both companies grew but fell short of projected earnings

Glencore chief strengthens board

Glencore Xstrata's chief executive, Ivan Glasenberg, has announced three new appointments to the board of the wheat trading-to-coal mining empire, including the veteran Wall Street banker John Mack.

Departing Virgin Media boss Neil Berkett named as chairman of Guardian Media Group

Departing Virgin Media chief executive Neil Berkett was today named chairman of Guardian Media Group, sending a powerful signal that its loss-making flagship newspaper could soon charge for its website.

Scandal-hit miner ENRC shunned by leading City brokers

Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank cut ties with company facing fraud inquiry

Google to pay Apple $1bn next year to be default search engine on iOS

Technology website Tech Crunch is reporting that Google will pay Apple at least $1bn (£629m) next year to be the default iOS search engine.

Market Report: Imagination gets a vote of confidence

Apple wobbled last week, and shares in smartphone makers shuddered. The US superstar tech brand reported its lowest sales growth since 2009, and investors ran scared from Apple suppliers such as Imagination Technologies, which lost more than 5 per cent after the bad Apple news.

Morgan Stanley beats forecasts

The US investment bank Morgan Stanley swung to a $1bn (£620m) loss over the third quarter – but beat market hopes with earnings that rose on the back of strong revenues from its bond-trading business.

Wall Street chief: Bankers are overpaid

He's the $10m a year man who heads one of the most powerful investment banks, but yesterday he offered a surprising confession: bankers are ridiculously overpaid.

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