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  1. April 14, 2014

    San Leon abandons Turkish deal

    San Leon Energy has abandoned plans to buy Turkish oil and gas group Alpay Enerji. The company said it was unravelling the...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Promising businesses seek out power of Zeus

    It is not just footballers who are popping champagne corks in Manchester’s growing number of high-end restaurants. Corporate...

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  1. April 9, 2014

    Miracle graphene set to play the long game

    It’s the miracle material that nobody knows quite what to do with. The race to find commercial uses for graphene, a...

  2. April 7, 2014

    UK’s RAC to promote ‘black boxes’ to its 2.5m members

    In 1901, the Royal Automobile Club used guides on bicycles to help its members avoid accidents. More than a century later,...

  3. April 6, 2014

    Davids should work with Goliaths

    Entrepreneurs often define themselves as being in a David versus Goliath battle. These founders see their mission to...

  4. April 4, 2014

    African Minerals sees full speed in Sierra Leone

    African Minerals expects its iron ore mine in Sierra Leone to start operating at full capacity this year but has warned...

  5. April 2, 2014

    Asos’s international expansion plans drag down first-half earnings

    Nick Robertson, chief executive of Asos, said the fast fashion retailer’s ambitious expansion plans remain “intact” despite...

  6. March 31, 2014

    Quindell aims for full listing by June

    Quindell is aiming for inclusion in the FTSE 250 index in June, the claims processor said as it reported that pre-tax profit...

  7. March 27, 2014

    Todd Kozel’s pay slashed at Gulf Keystone Petroleum

    Todd Kozel, founder and chief executive of Gulf Keystone Petroleum, has accepted a reduction of his annual pay from $21m to...

  8. March 24, 2014

    Monitise to raise £100m as part of overhaul

    Monitise, one of UK’s highest profile tech groups, is to raise about £100m as part of an overhaul of its business model...

  9. March 20, 2014

    South Korean sales buoy Portmeirion profits

    Ceramics and tableware manufacturer Portmeirion increased pre-tax profits by 6.3 per cent to a record £7m last year, helped...

  10. March 19, 2014

    London holds its nerve amid Ukraine crisis

    The financial markets and bankers have so far taken a fairly relaxed view of the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the City of...

  11. March 19, 2014

    LSE proposes new intraday auction period

    The London Stock Exchange Group is planning to lure large block orders from off-exchange venues by holding a short intraday...

  12. March 18, 2014

    Polypipe and SafeCharge join ranks of UK IPO hopefuls

    Two more companies have confirmed their intention to float in London, adding to the City’s strongest start to the year for...

  13. March 17, 2014

    Shore doubles profits on IPOs and rising equity markets

    The wave of initial public offers and rising stock markets helped Shore Capital, the Aim-quoted broker that advised discount...

  14. March 17, 2014

    Viagra scientist chases new sexual health breakthrough

    One of the scientists behind Viagra is chasing a fresh breakthrough in sexual health as his company closes in on a deal for...

  15. March 17, 2014

    Graphene specialist set for Aim float

    Investor appetite for graphene is to be tested once more as a company working with the wonder material becomes the second...

  16. March 17, 2014

    Blur brings a Silicon Valley blueprint to green Devon

    Not content with trying to become the eBay for business services, Blur Group is now hatching Britain’s latest answer to...

  17. March 16, 2014

    AudioBoo unveils plans for Aim listing

    AudioBoo, a London company whose audio publishing platform is used by the BBC and The Guardian, plans to list on Aim through...

  18. March 16, 2014

    Stanley Gibbons aims to lick rivals with virtual market place in stamps

    A company doesn’t have to be large to have a big name or grand ambitions. Stanley Gibbons, with its distinctive shopfront...

  19. March 14, 2014

    Boohoo.com shares jump on Aim debut

    Shares in Boohoo.com rose sharply on their first day of trading on London’s junior market on Friday, giving the online...

  20. March 13, 2014

    HMRC withdraws Oxford Technology VCT status

    The UK taxman has withdrawn the status of a venture capital trust for the first time after a breach of funding rules,...

  21. March 12, 2014

    Energy XXI to buy EPL Oil & Gas for $1.5bn

    Energy XXI has agreed to pay $1.5bn for fellow US producer EPL Oil & Gas in a deal it says will create the largest...

  22. March 11, 2014

    Lombard Medical looks to US for funding

    Lombard Medical is just the sort of science-based company that the UK government would like to talk about, when addressing...

  23. March 11, 2014

    Close Brothers doubles profits at Winterflood Securities

    Profits at the securities division of Close Brothers almost doubled over the six months to the end of January, thanks to...

  24. March 9, 2014

    UK’s Tekcapital to list on Aim at valuation of £6m

    A UK technology company founded by an ergonomics expert and with a controversial neuroscientist on its board has said it...

  25. March 9, 2014

    Car dealership rally could yet run out of gas

    Used car salesmen are not what they were. At least, publicly-quoted motor dealers aren’t. They certainly don’t conform to...

  26. March 9, 2014

    Playtech founder plans SafeCharge listing

    Tech billionaire Teddy Sagi, founder of listed gambling software group Playtech, is bringing another of his companies to...

  27. March 7, 2014

    Boohoo has sights set on the main board

    Boohoo.com aims move to a premium stock market listing within three years. The news that the online retailer, which floats...

  28. March 7, 2014

    Wife of Boohoo broker owns £22m stake

    The wife of a broker involved in the £300m flotation of Boohoo.com, the online fashion retailer, has a £22m stake in the...

  29. March 7, 2014

    London estate agent’s IPO to raise £100m for Reit

    London-based estate agency chain Ludlowthompson is to raise up to £100m through an IPO to buy up rented homes around the...

  30. March 5, 2014

    Isa guide 2014: Aim share pitfalls

    For many years, shares traded on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) were regarded as too risky for mass-market...

  31. March 5, 2014

    Isa guide 2014: Death and divorce

    With tens of billions of pounds saved in individual savings accounts each year, the value of these tax-efficient holdings as...

  32. March 2, 2014

    Aim’s nomads prove to have wanderlust

    In the desert, nomads roam from place to place but on the Alternative Investment Market they are paid to stand still.  Their...

  33. February 28, 2014

    Small-cap Week, March 1

    Heritage Oil was among the week’s top performers on news that it had successfully concluded tax rebate talks in Nigeria,...

  34. February 28, 2014

    New enthusiasm for biotech

    A cure for cat allergies might not sound like the most promising starting point for the next stock market boom. Yet many in...

  35. February 28, 2014

    Boohoo.com seeks flotation in an echo of dotcom boom

    Boohoo.com, the Manchester-based fast fashion website, fleshed out its plans to float on Aim on Friday, bringing to market a...

  36. February 26, 2014

    Why would anyone trade forex?

    The Financial Conduct Authority has today fined FXCM £4m for a practice it euphemistically termed “asymmetric price...

  37. February 22, 2014

    Small-cap Week, February 22

    Plus500 hit a record high this week after maiden annual results from the Aim-traded trading platform operator beat market...

  38. February 21, 2014

    Waterless washing machine maker Xeros plans AIM float

    Xeros, which has invented a near-waterless washing machine, is to float on Aim with an expected value of about £100m. It...

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