French police have identified the man arrested for shooting a newspaper assistant photographer and carrying out three other attacks.
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Monday 17 November 2008
Carphone Warehouse, the telecoms and broadband provider, is mulling proposals to spin off of its home phone and internet business Talk Talk, in a bid to release some of the value of the group for shareholders.
Tuesday 04 November 2008
The fallout from the collapse of Lehman Brothers continued yesterday, as two of Europe's biggest banks came clean on their exposure to the fourth-biggest US investment bank, which went bankrupt in September.
Saturday 18 October 2008
Wednesday 15 October 2008
The global stock market rally showed ominous signs of flagging yesterday, despite the United States following Europe's footsteps and pumping a lifeblood of new cash into the nation's banks.
Friday 19 September 2008
Continuing turmoil in the investment banking world proved an unlikely source of support for the London Stock Exchange, which was up almost 8 per cent, or 57.5p, at 790p.
Thursday 28 August 2008
The FTSE 100 was up 13.9 points at 5542 and the FTSE 250 was up 58.3 points at 9195.4p at 11.48am today. The banking sector rallied on the FTSE 100, cheered by results from Credit Agricole, which were not as bad as expected. As result, HBOS gained 13.75p to 307p, claiming second place on the leader board.
Thursday 07 August 2008
BNP Paribas, the bank that signalled the severity of the financial turmoil nearly a year ago, rode out the crisis in the second quarter with profit ahead of expectations.
Thursday 24 July 2008
Positive comment from Goldman Sachs powered Friends Provident, the life insurer, to gain more than 13 per cent or 10.5p to 90.6p yesterday.
Sunday 20 July 2008
Tuesday 08 July 2008
Bradford & Bingley shares hit a new all-time low and plunged further below the bank's rights issue price as fears increased about its prospects.
Saturday 05 July 2008
It was Independence Day in the US, which always translates into quieter markets in London, and beyond Bradford & Bingley, the City was pretty independent of decent stories or bid chat. There was some interest in J Sainsbury, as the Qatari sovereign wealth fund that failed in its bid to buy it last year upped its stake to 26 per cent. The move brought some vague chat of a renewed bid, but nobody's heart was really in it.
Monday 23 June 2008
The FTSE 100 was up 29.9 points at 5650.7 at 11.18am on Monday. Oil companies were strong as the price of crude remained firm following the meeting of major producer and consumer nations in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, yesterday - BG climbed by 18p to 1249p and Cairn Energy was up 19p at 3165p.
Thursday 19 June 2008
International Ferro Metals, the ferrochrome producer, was the bright spot in an otherwise dull market yesterday and claimed first place on the FTSE 250 leader board after Merrill Lynch initiated coverage with a "buy" recommendation.
Thursday 19 June 2008
Morgan Stanley has suspended a London-based credit trader after learning that he overestimated the value of his positions by $120m. The US investment bank has been investigating the matter since May but has not yet concluded whether the misstated values were made in error.
Friday 13 June 2008
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