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EasyJet shares plummeted after the budget airline warned that the timing of Easter would have an impact on its first-half results.

New M&S boss Marc Bolland braced for tougher times

Marks & Spencer's new boss Marc Bolland said he was braced for tougher times today despite delivering better-than-expected sales in his inaugural update.

Market Report: Manufacturing data produces pain for miners

Commodity stocks continued to ease amid rising concern about the pace of manufacturing growth around the world.

Investment Column: Poor numbers don't give Ashtead its credit

Balfour Beatty; Consort Medical

Business Diary: Panmure sucks up to new PM

And the gold medal for brown-nosing goes to... Tim Linacre, chief executive of Panmure Gordon, who has penned the following note to clients. "We now have a new Government and a new Prime Minister. Some of us at Panmure Gordon were lucky enough to work with and for Ian Cameron, David's father, when he was a senior partner of our firm. I am glad for the country's sake that David chose to follow a different career path." At least we think this is brown-nosing – unless Linacre is expressing his relief that Cameron junior avoided stockbroking.

The Week Ahead: City expects fashionable 45 per cent rise in ASOS profits

The city is looking forward to news of strong profits from the online fashion retailer ASOS, which is due to publish its full-year figures on Wednesday.

Market Report: New boss lures the bulls back to Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer gained ground despite the FTSE 100 falling back as the relief rally fizzled out last night.

British Land reports first NAV hike since 2007

British land has reported its first increase in net asset value for three years, reinforcing the view the UK's commercial property sector is finally over the worst of the financial downturn.

Market Report: Bargain hunters peg their hopes on British Land

British Land strengthened as the wider market tried but failed to recover from Friday's losses, with bargain hunters sensing a buying opportunity ahead of the FTSE 100-listed property group's full-year results.

Ash chaos costs Thomas Cook £70m

Tour operator Thomas Cook today said it had taken a £70 million hit from the travel chaos unleashed by Iceland's volcanic eruption in April.

Investment Column: Genus offers seeds of farming recovery

Stobart Group; Dimension Data

The Week Ahead: Intercontinental to find room for optimism

Analysts have their fingers crossed ahead of tomorrow's quarterly update from Intercontinental Hotels Group, with the hospitality specialist expected to report improving trends in Asia and the US.

The Week Ahead: City looks to improved trends in property sector

With house prices rising and the economy seemingly on the mend, the City is looking to news of improving trends from the property website Rightmove, which is due to post an interim management statement tomorrow.

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