French police have identified the man arrested for shooting a newspaper assistant photographer and carrying out three other attacks.
Societe Generale SA
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Thursday 11 August 2011
This vicious cycle could, at worst, trigger another sovereign debt crisis or Europe-wide credit crunch
Thursday 11 August 2011
As a sell-off of the European banks prompted the top-tier index into another major slide, voices in the City were yesterday mulling over which companies were looking vulnerable to a takeover in the wake of the recent market turmoil.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
With traders breathing a sigh of relief last night as the FTSE 100's losing streak was finally brought to an end, Cobham and Ultra Electronics were shooting up the mid-tier index after city scribblers said they were both well placed to weather the storm facing the defence companies.
Thursday 04 August 2011
The fallout from the Greek debt crisis continued to take its toll on European banks yesterday, forcing France's Societe Generale to issue a profits warning and Italy's UniCredit to reveal it has made a large writedown.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Investors hoping that the sale of its market-research arm will prompt a full break-up of Aegis received a blow yesterday, as the advertising group followed the wider market down.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
With market gossips enjoying a busy start to the week, takeover tales continued to dominate investors' attention yesterday as bid rumours pushed forwards a number of companies.
Sunday 12 June 2011
Monday 30 May 2011
Luke Johnson, the private equity mogul, might want to check staff aren't spitting in his latte next time he pops into Starbucks for a pick-me-up. Johnson is less than complimentary about the coffee chain in the latest issue of Management Today – and particularly its chairman Howard Schulz. The Starbucks founder's latest tome, How Starbucks Fought for its Life Without Losing its Soul, is on sale in the chain's coffee shops. "This book is 350 pages of self-indulgent claptrap," Johnson says.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Market gossips returned to an old tale last night, as vague speculation that Heritage Oil could be about to receive an approach helped it spurt up the leaderboard of the mid-tier index. Not for the first time, the reheated chatter turned towards China for possible aggressors, picking out the state-owned Cnooc once again as a prospective bidder.
Thursday 07 April 2011
Outlook Four days and counting to nemesis for Britain's banks, with Sir John Vickers due to unveil the preliminary findings of his Independent Commission on Banking on Monday. Actually, nemesis might be pushing it – all the indications are currently that Sir John does not intend to recommend some of the seismic shifts campaigned for in certain quarters, most notably the separation of retail and investment banking. Still, do not underestimate the impact even quite modest reforms might have on Britain's banks.
Monday 04 April 2011
There has been no shortage of bad news in recent weeks for the retail sector and expectations are low that Marks & Spencer will be able to buck the trend with its interim management statement on Wednesday.
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