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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

Man Group; Qinetiq

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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German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

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A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral