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Higher prices for parcels and loads of Christmas cards delivered helped Royal Mail boost revenues by 2 per cent in the past nine months, the recently privatised business reported today.

Royal Mail investors bank £356 profit as shares start trading and government faces renewed accusations of selling business too cheap - but the price may be higher by December

Those who sold today made a paper profit of £356 on their original £750 outlay - a 48 per cent rise

Royal Mail shares rise further despite union’s strike threat

Royal Mail shares rose another 2% today, with stock in the privatised 500-year-old postal operator now worth almost £700 million more than taxpayers received in the sell-off.

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Peter Leahy: Other than a quick cash in, I wouldn't touch Royal Mail shares with a very long barge pole

The ‘low hanging fruit’ of government assets considered worthwhile privatisation candidates were sold long ago

The Department for Business said a third of the stake in Royal Mail - excluding the 10% of free shares being given to Royal Mail staff - has been allocated to retail investors, up from an initial plan to offer the general public 30%.

Royal Mail float: 40,000 wealthy investors miss out as shares are valued at 330p - and all other private buyers get minimum £750 allocation

Documents revealed that those requesting between £750 and £10,000 will each receive a flat 227 shares worth £749.10

Royal Mail sell-off: Shared allocated for sovereign wealth funds

Some of the world’s most powerful sovereign wealth funds could receive shares as thousands of British investors are locked out of £3.3billion pay off.

Royal Mail shares: City broker says shares are undervalued by 80% as investor bonanza and questions for Vince Cable loom

A City stockbroker has said the Royal Mail £3.3billion sell off could have been underpriced by up to 80 per cent.

MPs have voiced fresh concern that the Government's controversial privatisation of the Royal Mail

Royal Mail flotation: Shares 'seven times over- subscribed' as 700,000 apply

The number of private individuals applying for shares in the newly privatised Royal Mail has reached 700,000, the Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced.

MPs have voiced fresh concern that the Government's controversial privatisation of the Royal Mail

Royal Mail flotation: MPs voice fresh concern over controversial privatisation

An Early Day Motion has been tabled in Parliament calling on the Coalition to review its decision

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12 September 2013: A Royal Mail van, outside of London's latest sorting office Mount Pleasant. The coalition government has confirmed plans to privatise the country's 500-year-old Royal Mail this autumn

Late scramble for 'undervalued' Royal Mail shares ahead of Britain's biggest privatisation offering since the railways

City institutions bidding less than the top price of 330p for Royal Mail shares look set to miss out today, as Britain's biggest privatisation offering since the railways enters its final hours.

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Royal Mail flotation: Key questions as excitement builds over 'undervalued' shares

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James Moore: Robin Hood in reverse – poor are set to suffer as Royal Mail floats

Outlook: Critics of the planned listing reckon valuation could be £1.2bn light

12 September 2013: A Royal Mail van, outside of London's latest sorting office Mount Pleasant. The coalition government has confirmed plans to privatise the country's 500-year-old Royal Mail this autumn

Last minute rush to buy 'undervalued' Royal Mail shares as investors sense instant profit

Private investors stand to pocket an instant 25 per cent return after the sell-off

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