Homeserve, the emergency repairs company at the centre of a long-running inquiry into alleged mis-selling, is bracing itself for a £6m fine from the City's watchdog.
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Monday 25 February 2013
Thursday 07 February 2013
The online grocer Ocado has mounted a vigorous defence of its business model after posting another loss for the 11th year running.
Monday 04 February 2013
Investors in online-poker specialist 888 Holdings will be hoping for a strong update today.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Premier Foods shocked the City yesterday by revealing that the chief executive it had brought in to revive the fortunes of the debt-laden owner of Hovis bread was leaving after just 18 months.
Monday 14 January 2013
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Hopes of a deal in the United States fiscal cliff negotiations lifted stock markets across the world yesterday and boosted feelings that 2012 will end on an economic high. While a record-breaking Santa Rally is almost certainly out of the question, experts said positive news from across the pond could propel markets beyond their current level.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Most people watching I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here are probably squirming at the behaviour of its inmates, Z-listers and creepy crawlies alike. Not City analysts: they're busy working out whether better viewing figures should affect their forecasts for its broadcaster.
Friday 26 October 2012
Nothing like a disaster at sea to put people off booking a cruise. The deadly accident in January that befell those on board the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy steered potential cruise goers to safer shores for months. Last month, the cruise operator Carnival reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results which showed signs that punters were regaining their sea legs. Yesterday, US rival Royal Caribbean raised its full-year forecast.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
The chief executive of Aquarius Platinum has resigned as pressure mounts across the South African precious metal industry, with falling prices and violent wage protests.
Thursday 04 October 2012
Brisk summer business usually comes in the shape of holidays, barbeques, and ice cream sales. But for BTG the summer sun boosts the flogging of snake anti-venom. BTG, the pharmaceutical group which was first created by the Government to protect British inventions back in the 1940s, shot up the FTSE 250 index after reporting that it had outperformed in the first half and was increasing its revenue expectations for the full year.
Thursday 23 August 2012
The match to take over Goals Soccer Centre, which had already dragged into extra time, yesterday ended in a shock defeat for the £73m bidder.
Friday 17 August 2012
It looks like it is going to take more than a buggy assault course and an in-store coffee shop to persuade the Square Mile that Mothercare is worth buying. The struggling baby products retailer recently launched a new-look store in an attempt to revive its fortunes, but it has not stopped the attacks from scribes in the City.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Online supermarket Ocado yesterday came under the harshest attack from analysts yet since its troubled stock-market flotation in 2010 as one predicted it could breach its banking covenants this year.
Monday 23 July 2012
- 1 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 2 Swedes set up 'ultimate Viking movie'
- 3 After woman sells virginity for $780,000, here are the results of our prostitution survey
- 4 Far-right French historian, 78-year-old Dominique Venner, commits suicide in Notre Dame in protest against gay marriage
- 5 'It was just like the movie Twister': Man survives Oklahoma tornado by taking refuge in horse stall
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