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The Week Ahead: Rentokil to be scrutinised for signs of break-up

Is the management team at Rentokil Initial considering a break-up of the group? That is the question to which most analysts in the City will want an answer when the group posts its interim results on Thursday.

The Week Ahead: City wonders if Rentokil can get radical and stop the rot

It may be summer, but don't make the mistake of thinking the newsflow has dried up. Blue-chip announcements aren't abundant but there are still some key updates for investors to get their teeth into.

City doubts Rentokil disposals will go ahead

Rentokil shares fell yesterday on the growing expectation that the support services company will not announce a significant disposals programme next week.

Market Report: Traders check into Hilton ahead of results

Hilton was the flavour of the day among City traders yesterday as they piled into the stock, convinced that next week's interim results from the gaming and hotels giant are set to impress.

Market Report: Deutsche raises hopes of Rentokil break-up

Could Rentokil Initial be about to break itself up? Deutsche Bank certainly seems to think so. The German broker highlighted yesterday that such a move could result in a massive return of cash to shareholders. In a note to clients, Deutsche said: "Given Rentokil's poor trading performance, the board may consider a full break-up of the company. This could lead to a huge share buy-back."

Wilde ousted as chief executive of Rentokil

The chief executive of Rentokil followed its chairman out of the door yesterday, completing a clean sweep of the top management at the pest control to tropical plants group.

Sir Clive ousted after Rentokil alert

Thompson defends £9.25m share sale five weeks before profit warning sends shares down 14 per cent

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee