Balfour climbs as bargain hunters arrive

Builder’s broker talks up shares while retailers weigh on Footsie

BT higher as O2 deal talk intensifies

Sky makes gains on implications for Premier League rights battle

Aviva poised to make new Friends

Tie-up would herald long-awaited consolidation in life assurance

S&N hits record high on bid hopes

FTSE 100 falls as Petrofac leads the way down

Insurers set pace on FTSE 100

Friends Life tops index while suitor Aviva falls

TALK TALK business feature

Strategy concerns send TalkTalk lower

Miners and oil companies lead rebound on FTSE 100

Miners lead FTSE to best level in a month

China’s rate cut gives metals producers more momentum

Serco hurt by cash call concerns

FTSE 100 lost 0.3 per cent, down 17.7 points to 6,678.90

Industrial stocks help limit FTSE losses

Johnson Matthey and Babcock International top London index

Sinclair climbs on stakebuilding moves

Mixed wider market leaves the FTSE 100 lower

Royal Mail shares deliver volatile run

Stock moves from top to bottom of FTSE 100

Severn up as water utilities outperform

Oil and precious metals companies support FTSE 100

Insurers lead FTSE 100 higher

Prudential’s Asian business continues to shine

Oil’s fall hits shares in pumpmaker Weir

FTSE 100 ends up 0.3% or 17.6 points at 6,671.97

Asia-exposed banks hit FTSE 100

Japan’s return to recession sparks jitters in London

Cepsa proposes £375m Salamander offer

Shares in UK-listed oil explorer rise 21 per cent

Small-cap Week, November 15

Central Rand Gold, Energy Assets, Waterlogic and Conviviality Retail featured

Tesco closes 2% higher on upgrade

Twenty-six analysts now rate the retailer’s stock a ‘buy’

Mr Nobody is to blame in forex probe

Fix betrays what senior bankers think about reform

Aggreko powers to top of FTSE 100

IMI is the biggest faller as the strong pound takes its toll