EasyJet shares plummeted after the budget airline warned that the timing of Easter would have an impact on its first-half results.
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Wednesday 16 March 2011
Our view: Buy
Monday 07 February 2011
The pharmaceutical sector suffered a blow this week when the US drug maker Pfizer announced the closure of its research and development site at Sandwich in Kent, putting around 2,400 jobs at risk.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Oil and gas business BG Group will report its fourth quarter results on Tuesday. Broker Charles Stanley is predicting its net income will dip to $950m from $967m the year before.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Thursday 27 January 2011
Some people are never satisfied, or so managers of Heritage Oil might feel after announcing a $2.7bn (£1.7bn) gas find yesterday – only to watch the firm's stock plummet nearly 30 per cent.
Monday 24 January 2011
The march of the emerging markets, particularly China, India and Brazil, is clearly evident in the heady rates of GDP growth, something which this column has touched upon before. But their growing strength in hi-tech fields such as medicine is less obvious. Stereotypes – China as the world's factory, for instance, and India as its call centre – cloud the picture.
Friday 21 January 2011
Thursday 20 January 2011
Anxiety over what 2011 will bring for the supermarkets weighed on the sector yesterday, with Morrisons taking the biggest hit after Morgan Stanley said it was "becoming increasingly concerned about [its] prospects".
Monday 10 January 2011
The Indian economy is growing fast. Last year's expansion is seen at about 8.4 per cent, and this year analysts are eying a similar performance of about 8.6 per cent. Goldman Sachs expects the country to notch up 8.7 per cent growth this year before cooling a little in 2012, when it sees 8.3 per cent growth in India's gross domestic product.
Monday 06 December 2010
It may be the UK's biggest super-market chain, but when Tesco releases its third-quarter sales update tomorrow, it is the international figures that are expected to contain most of the good news.
Thursday 02 December 2010
The new chief executive of the blue-chip IT group Sage has made his mark on the company with a top-level shake-up just two months into the job.
Wednesday 01 December 2010
It was a busy day for Compass yesterday on the acquisitions front, as the catering company confirmed one deal while rumours flew that it was on the trail of another.
Friday 26 November 2010
Market gossips turned their attention back towards JJB Sports, as rumours swirled that the troubled sports retailer could be the target of a takeover bid. Not for the first time, the company at the centre of speculation was Footlocker, with the US trainer chain supposedly looking to make a bid of between 10p and 12p a share. Chatter about it and JJB has been around for a while, with rumours in June that it was considering making an offer of 30p, and it also re-emerged last month.
Wednesday 24 November 2010
IG Group, the spread betting company, has been slapped with a €25m (£21m) lawsuit over the collapse of a Scottish wealth manager two years ago.
Saturday 20 November 2010
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