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Market Report: Exane puts takeover spotlight back on Aegis

The marketing group Aegis was in focus as bid hopes came back to the fore last night.

Rentokil trio closes in on £90m bonus

Boost to annual profits as turnaround team cuts costs and raises sales

The Week Ahead: Barclays kicks off bank reporting season

The banking sector, which has been the centre of public attention as bonus season has got into full swing, will retain the limelight this week as Barclays issues its full-year results tomorrow.

Small Talk: SuperGroup explores listing options

If you are cool, trendy and hip, then the chances are that you shop at Superdry. If you're not, and you spend more time worrying about the Alternative Investment Market (Aim), have no fear because you'll know all about the clothing retailer before too long.

Market Report: Cairn lifted by hopes for Greenland drilling

Cairn Energy stood out as the FTSE 100 touched a new 16-month high yesterday, with buyers outnumbering sellers amid hopes for the oil and gas prospector's foray into Greenland.

A Year in Review: Winners and losers on the blue-chip index

With little expected in the next two days, this week we're looking over the year gone by and the changes on the FTSE 100 index of leading shares.

Pied Piper, Barbican Theatre, London

The hip hop version of 'The Pied Piper' is a tale of fear, duplicity and revenge, but with Asbo'd hoodies instead of rats

Market Report: International Power gains amid bid talk

The rumour mill was in full flow surrounding International Power, the power generator which bubbled higher last night as speculators bought in, pegging their hopes on the possibility of a bid.

Market Report: Dollar's slide adds sparkle to commodities

The silver producer Fresnillo was among the risers as the FTSE 100 index regained its composure, breaking a four-session losing streak.

Market Report: C&W warning puts telecoms in spotlight

Not even news that the Bank of England is to pump another £25bn into the economy via its quantitative easing programme inspired much enthusiasm in the equity markets yesterday, with the majority of companies trading within a tight range.

The Week Ahead: High street looking closely at what's Next

The high street will come under the spotlight this week, as investors scrutinise updates from Next, Marks & Spencer and Primark-owner Associated British Foods.

Business Diary: O'Leary wins the battle of the spin

After today, we promise no more Ryanair v Panorama in the diary, particularly as the BBC's documentary on the airline – the source of a highly-entertaining spat between the two sides – went out last night. But, while the programme was good, Ryanair's PR response was better – it has promised to give away 100,000 free flights for every false claim made by Panorama.

Small Talk: A-list clients boost prospects at OneClickHR

The two big boys in the recruitment sector, Hays and Michael Page, have spent much of the year trading woeful results as surging unemployment dented their profits. But the jump in the unemployment numbers has done nothing to dent the performance of those groups that make the whole process of getting rid of people that much easier.

Lockerbie: now it's payback time

Prospect of lucrative trade deals fuels anger at Megrahi's release

Market Report: Bullish broker helps Rentokil's advance

Rentokil Initial strengthened last night after a broker outlined a path to recovery which could put the pest control-to-parcel delivery company's shares higher in the coming months.

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