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Smartphone microchip designers have received mixed signals from the City.

Market Report: Shock Chinese rate rise turns blue chips red

The top tier was listless yesterday until it was hit late in the session as China surprised the market by raising its interest rates, the first such change by the government in three years.

Investment Column: Centrica is showing very good form, buy

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Investment Column: Qinetiq is worth a punt in defence sector

Do you really want to be investing in companies whose major customer has promised to cut orders "ruthlessly and without sentiment"?

£755m UK border contract scrapped

The Government ended its £750m border security contract with a consortium led by Raytheon yesterday, saying it had no confidence in the US company.

Qinetiq cuts 'will harm defence of UK'

Union leaders said they were shocked after Qinetiq announced plans to cut almost 400 jobs under a restructuring of the business.

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.

Qinetiq to restructure to reverse slumping profits

The defence group Qinetiq is to cut its running costs by 10 per cent in an attempt to turn around the 34 per cent slump in annual profits.

West End's property recovery in the spotlight

Trends in the West End of London will be in focus when the property group Shaftesbury issues half-yearly results on Wednesday.

Market Report: Bulls ignore broker's warning on Randgold

Randgold Resources fought off the bears as gold prices rose once again last night, with the stock firming up despite warnings that the market may be overlooking the downside.

Market Report: Bulls shop at Sainsbury's on growth hopes

J Sainsbury gained ground last night as traders looked beyond the immediate outlook to the prospects for growth in the long term.

Market Report: Restructuring cost warnings hit Qinetiq

A broker's warning about the costs of an overhaul haunted the defence and security company Qinetiq, which fell back as the wider market struggled to find direction last night.

Remote island to get public convenience

Boom in visitors to bird colony has consequences for the island environment

Qinetiq warns on profits following delays in government contracts

The defence contractor Qinetiq warned yesterday that its profits would be lower than expected after cutbacks in government spending delayed crucial contracts.

MoD assures US firms they'll be invited to bid for UAV deal

US defence groups will be able to bid for a £1bn-plus aircraft contract after complaining to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that they were being excluded.

Are planned airport scanners just a scam?

New technology that Gordon Brown relies on for his response to the Christmas Day bomb attack has been tested – and found wanting
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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

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Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
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‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes