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Smartphone microchip designers have received mixed signals from the City.

Jim Armitage: MoD should beat a retreat on this sell off

Outlook The Ministry of Defence's privatisation of the Defence Equipment and Support organisation really should be stood at ease while the Government rethinks.

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 19 June 2013

Sony investor ups the pressure

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Buoyant mood among capital's small firms

Marching on QinetiQ new MoD tie-up

The Ministry of Defence today signed a £998 million contract for QinetiQ to test its helicopters, weapons and vehicles for five years.

Arms manufacturers 'must do more' to speak out against corrupt practices

Two-thirds of firms do not make public adequate information about what they are doing

MoD gives up veto over Qinetiq projects

The Ministry of Defence yesterday loosened its ties to its former inventions arm Qinetiq, which it spun off in a controversial privatisation a decade ago, in a move that means the Government will no longer have the right to veto its deals or projects.

Week Ahead: Water companies count the cost of leaky pipes

Investors' attention switches to the water utilities this week, with a number of groups in the sector releasing their full-year figures amid fears the severe weather experienced over the winter will result in fines being imposed for missed leakage targets.

Solar-powered plane breaks world record

A solar-powered pilotless plane which was built in the UK has been recognised as having smashed the world record for the longest time spent in the air by an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV), after staying aloft for two weeks.

Market Report: RBOS falls with FTSE as Irish bailout news bites

There was lift-off yesterday for Qinetiq after the defence company won a lucrative contract with Nasa, but it could not maintain altitude as the markets failed to hang on to their early gains.

The Business On... Leo Quinn, Chief executive, Qinetiq

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Market Report: BA flies on rival's profits and class action news

There was a double dose of good news for British Airways yesterday, which was soaring on the blue-chip index thanks to a positive read-across from across the Channel and an important legal victory.

Market Report: Generic shot in the arm for GlaxoSmithKline

Glaxosmithkline was revitalised yesterday, as the risk to one of its main drugs from a generic competitor receded.

Market Report: Wolseley warms up on bullish sector comments

Wolseley continued its remarkable recent run yesterday, after bullish comments from Credit Suisse predicted an increase in homeowners and businesses "improving, not moving".

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