AB Foods heads FTSE after Primark move

Miners weigh on Europe’s indices after weak China data

Who is Gotham City Research?

Short-sellers behind Quindell dossier reflect Muddy Waters model

China data damp market mood

Aussie dollar slides as rate rise bets are trimmed

Seibu surges 11% on Tokyo market return

Japanese group was delisted a decade ago for account abuses

Harley-Davidson races up S&P leaderboard

Stock has gained 41 per cent in the past 12 months

Europe’s big winners

Valuation of eurozone peripheral equities is higher than the rest of Europe and the US

Earnings and M&A activity bolster stocks

S&P 500 records sixth successive gain

Shire jumps on renewed bid speculation

FTSE 100 ended 0.9 per cent higher, up 56.51 points to 6,681.76

Japan revamps pension fund committee

Six members installed in push for more aggressive strategy

Halliburton rises on positive results

Activity across US equity markets off to lacklustre start

Asia stocks subdued in thin trade

Yen slips as Japan logs largest-ever trade deficit

Fund managers adopt smart approach

Use of tracking strategy widens as it delivers solid results

US regulators to monitor London swaps

Oversight may last until new EU rules come into effect

Stocks gain as earnings and data please

S&P 500 has best week since July

Stock rotation need not be a story of woe

It’s normal for crowded positions to be flushed out twice a year

US investors front run earnings recovery

Wall St is betting on a second-half profit recovery

Tech rally lifts Nasdaq off recent lows

Director deals send out buy signals

Over the long term following company insider moves delivers returns

Concentrated portfolios ‘key to outperformance’

Funds with too many holdings tend to hug the benchmark

Tesco falls on caution over turnround plan

FTSE 100 advanced 0.6 per cent, or 41.08 points, to 6,625.55