Abandoning hope is sometimes the best option

Survival instinct of companies can be a danger to investors

UK banks can do without further shocks

Lenders remain vulnerable to fresh housing distress

‘Roro’ reduces trading to bets on black or red

Investors are left with a binary choice: pick a side, boom or bust

The British financial nanny has her uses

Scandals in the UK are few and far between

The oligarch and iron ore miner

Ferrexpo faces risk of losing a sizeable chunk of its prime asset

Rewards among the pizza and pasty makers

Reliability makes Domino’s a rarity in the London market

In gold mining, unexpected is not uncommon

Equities have endless scope to surprise

Time FSA saved green investors

Invitations abound to lose money quickly

Real estate sector still faces challenges

Outlook for debt financing remains uncertain

Soaring oil lights up prospects for energy stocks

Crude’s price has a complex effect on equities

Energy finds could fuel sector M&A prospects

Oil seekers under spotlight as bidding war broke out

Leaks plugged but the air is being sucked from M&A

Silencing the chattering classes can prove counterproductive

Good reasons for caution on all-share deals

A mining marriage, but pregnant pause in M&A

Eligibility for listings should apply across the board

London’s tests must apply to indices big and small

Tobacco stocks prove hard habit to kick

Strong returns keep investors eager for more

Tesco volatility shakes faith in blue-chips

A strong stomach is needed even for safe assets

High-earners appeal in search for FTSE yields

Lower corporate revenues likely to have little impact on 3.9% estimate

No early Christmas for the contrarian speculator

City’s boost from Cameron veto is no one-way bet

Investors could start to worry over the UK’s close links with Europe