UK Mail feels pressure of being small

Sector faces demanding customers, high fixed costs and killer competition

Small-cap Week, November 28

Stock Spirits, Severfield, NCC and Immunodiagnostic featured

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Slater & Gordon: Objection!

A publicly traded law firm on the dock

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Slater & Gordon shares halve on rule change

Investors desert law firm amid plans to limit personal injury cases

UK Mail chief stands down after warning

Departure comes after problems at new parcel sorting machine hub

Microsoft enters Myanmar minefield 

Client company founder denies links with drugs trade

Compass profits despite oil rig blow

Revenues rise but falling oil prices cut demand for catering

De La Rue reviews sorting machine arm

Mounting losses prompt rethink on unit serving central banks

Mitie hit by healthcare funding cuts

Outsourcer’s shares fall as sales at nursing care business drop 20%

‘I believe pay should be way above the minimum wage’: Ruby McGregor-Smith, Mitie CEO
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Mitie: pincer movement

The state is the biggest customer, and now says what employees are paid. Something has to give

Parcel services get sorted for online rush

Transformation under way in £8bn UK packages market

UK Mail cuts dividend as profits plunge

Group hit by further delays to new sorting hub

Indian carriers fined over fuel surcharge

IndiGo, Jet and SpiceJet penalised $40m for ‘acting in parallel’

Atkins boosts interim dividend after profits rise

Infrastructure projects help improve performance in UK business

Fenner earnings slide 35%

Manufacturer feels chill of worldwide commodities price slump

Speedy shares lift on signs of turnround

UK equipment rental group is undertaking remedial action

Serco cuts short Australian navy contract

Outsourcer had booked £136m charge against patrol boat work

Japan Post float shows appetite for risk

Japanese are beginning to embrace shift to riskier assets

Lonmin: platinum pawn

South African miner at mercy of metals prices and social issues as it scrambles into rights issue

UK’s Takeover Panel needs some bite

When public censure is the punishment given for violating takeover rules, it’s time to toughen up


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