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    1. January 29, 2016

      Neil Woodford still top pick for Isa fund investors

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      Potter Portmeirion plumps up profits with new kiln coming

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      Bwin returns to sales growth ahead of GVC deal

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      Aim left bruised by a lack of new issues

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      The northern powerhouse needs more floats

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    12. December 30, 2015

      Delay to EU pay rules comes as year-end bonus for brokers

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      WANdisco contract wins boost shares 10%

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    15. December 20, 2015

      Entrepreneurs take on estate agents online

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    16. December 16, 2015

      Elegant Hotels group looks to expand

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    17. December 15, 2015

      Walker Greenbank profits hit by Storm Desmond

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    18. December 15, 2015

      AudioBoom shares slide after warning on slow revenue growth

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    19. December 13, 2015

      Why turning science fiction into fact is not enough for greatness

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    20. December 6, 2015

      Wanxiang looks to grow on LSE where other groups failed

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    21. December 3, 2015

      Purplebricks: purple haze

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    22. December 2, 2015

      Renewable Energy sells to BlackRock after government squeeze

      A company running onshore wind farms across the UK has become one of the highest profile casualties of the government’s...

    23. December 1, 2015

      Monitise finance chief resigns from mobile payments group

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    24. November 29, 2015

      Movers & shakers: November 30

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    25. November 23, 2015

      Golden Leaf eyes joint listing as cannabis market grows

      A cannabis company is poised to become the first marijuana producer with a joint listing in Europe and the US as it...

    26. November 22, 2015

      Less than sparkling outlook for diamond miners

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    27. November 19, 2015

      One in five UK crowdfunding investments fail

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    28. November 10, 2015

      Hornby signals third profit warning in three years

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    29. November 9, 2015

      A scammer’s charter for European capital markets

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    30. November 9, 2015

      Quindell to rebrand as Watchstone Group

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    31. November 6, 2015

      Small-cap Week, November 7

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    32. November 3, 2015

      Globo goes into administration

      Globo, the Aim-quoted mobile technology company founded by a champion windsurfer, has gone into administration. The...

    33. November 3, 2015

      Nuclear Winters sticks to troubleshooting script at StanChart

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      November 2, 2015

      Much inspiration

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    35. October 29, 2015

      Globo story highlights role of incentives

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      October 28, 2015

      Globo: 'Yes, we've called the cops'

      A statement on Wednesday confirmed that London’s AIM-listed mobile internet security business Globo have contacted the...

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      Globo: lots of sales, fewer partners

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    38. October 22, 2015

      City’s embrace of China comes with risks

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