Apple's disappointing update this week sent shares in most of its suppliers tumbling, but smartphone parts maker Laird got City approval after its strategy update yesterday.
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Thursday 01 November 2012
Huge share price falls get the City chattering about takeovers. The 13 per cent slump in BG Group's share price sparked just that yesterday.Dealers in the square mile were already gossiping by lunch time that the oil and gas group could be a takeover target for Shell.
Sunday 30 September 2012
One of Britain's largest household waste collectors may be seized by its lenders because of crippling debts.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Outlook Those Qataris must know something we don't. Only a day or so ago, they laid out £900m for a fifth of BAA, the owner of Heathrow. No sooner is the ink dry than BAA has thrown in the towel on its bid to hang onto Stansted airport, which it was ordered to sell by the Competition Commission three years ago.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Are punters prepared to risk their hard-earned cash on Ithaca Energy again? There were plenty of burnt fingers in the Square Mile last month after the North Sea explorer called an end to bid talks with a number of suitors having failed to agree a deal, but yesterday takeover hopes were being stoked up once more.
Thursday 31 May 2012
Severn Trent announced a one-off, £150m special dividend for shareholders yesterday, as the water company cut leaks by 7 per cent to a record low last year.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
The hosepipe ban has put certain water firms under such pressure that at least one is considering deals with other companies across the country.
Saturday 18 February 2012
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Thursday 21 July 2011
Severn Trent has reported a smaller than expected decline in water consumption amid near drought conditions over the spring.
Monday 18 July 2011
With its attempted takeover of Foster's seemingly stalled, SABMiller's trading performance will be in focus this week when the world's second-biggest brewer releases its update for the first quarter on Thursday.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
It may be a British institution, but WH Smith was being praised for its potential beyond these shores last night as the high-street stalwart charged up the mid-tier index.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Claims investors are underestimating both the likelihood of a bid and the positive effects of recent cost-cutting measures gave a boost to Micro Focus yesterday, helping the software company rise up the mid-tier index.
Saturday 11 June 2011
Saturday 11 June 2011
The consequences of an exceptionally dry spring are hitting home.
Friday 10 June 2011
"Intense" drought conditions are gripping parts of the UK after another month of scarce rainfall in some areas, experts said today.
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