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  1. July 27, 2014

    UK brickmaker finally climbs price wall

    It takes Michelmersh about 12 weeks to make a brick. That kind of lead time engenders patience. Martin Warner, boss of the...

  2. July 25, 2014

    How to . . . invest in university knowhow

    Universities are engines of innovation, where promising ideas that start in the classroom or laboratory evolve into highly...

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  1. July 22, 2014

    Jazz club joins Italian listing surge

    The Blue Note Milano, with links to the legendary Greenwich Village venue, has become the first jazz club to list its shares...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Shares in Trinity hit a 52-week low

    Shares in Trinity Exploration & Production hit a 52-week low this week as the Aim-quoted oil and gas supplier with assets in...

  3. July 17, 2014

    British TV industry claims City has ‘abandoned’ it

    The City has “abandoned” British television production companies, leaving them with little option but to sell to larger US...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2014

    African Minerals: Dermot Coughlan resigns

    African Minerals Limited (AIM: AMI) announces that Dermot Coughlan, one of its independent non-executive directors, has...

  5. July 15, 2014

    World Cup gives boost to betting group GVC Holdings

    Strong growth in all its markets and a fillip from the World Cup helped sports betting and gaming group GVC Holdings report...

  6. July 14, 2014

    SFO launches probe into Sweett Group over Mideast contract

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into Sweett Group, following allegations that a former member...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 14, 2014

    Quindell trading update

    Quindell Plc (AIM: QPP.L), a leading provider of software, consultancy and technology enabled outsourcing in its key...

  8. July 11, 2014

    Adam Pollock leaves Panmure Gordon for Zeus Capital

    Adam Pollock, the head of corporate broking at Panmure Gordon and a well-known figure in the small-cap sector, has left to...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2014

    Quindell and legal profitability

    At the heart of the debate around Quindell, since it came under attack from Gotham Research, are a few simple questions. How...

  10. July 8, 2014

    Listings double at London’s Aim

    The Alternative Investment Market surges on with double the number of companies joining it so far this year compared with...

  11. July 4, 2014

    Regulator ends investigation into former Torex chief

    The UK accountancy regulator has closed an investigation into a former executive of Torex Retail, a software company that...

  12. July 4, 2014

    Non-stick chewing gum maker Revolymer appoints new chief

    Revolymer, the Wales-based maker of non-stick chewing gum, is appointing a new chief executive to lead its next phase of...

  13. June 29, 2014

    UK hopes to attract and hold on to tech group success stories

    Sheffield may not have been the obvious choice when David Richards was searching for a European headquarters for his Silicon...

  14. June 27, 2014

    African Minerals must pay former adviser $35m

    African Minerals, the iron ore miner led by executive chairman Frank Timis, announced on Friday it had been ordered to pay...

  15. June 27, 2014

    Woodford picks stock tiddlers as well as giants

    Fund manager Neil Woodford will reveal every constituent of his new equity income fund each month in a major departure from...

  16. June 24, 2014

    Bowleven sells Cameroon oilfield stake

    Bowleven, the Africa-focused oil and gas explorer, is to sell a 50 per cent stake in a key project off the Cameroon coast...

  17. June 23, 2014

    Ithaca to spend $170m on acquiring stakes in fields from Sumitomo

    Ithaca Energy, the Aim-quoted North Sea oil company, is to spend $170m acquiring stakes in three fields from Sumitomo...

  18. June 22, 2014

    Majestic pulls out all the stops to make online buyers ‘stickier’

    If Majestic Wine were a claret, its rating might be described as “happy notes of blackberry, black truffle and chocolate”....

  19. June 20, 2014

    Shareholdings hit post-crisis high

    The value of shareholdings held by private investors rose to £238.8bn by the middle of June, its highest level since the...

  20. June 19, 2014

    Batman and Robert must dispel fog around Quindell

    Thankfully, Quindell is less vague about its new chief executive than current trading. Otherwise the Aim-quoted legal...

  21. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Did we mention your opportunity to get up close and intellectual with the FT’s John...

  22. June 18, 2014

    Ashley follows Green into MySale online business

    Mike Ashley has muscled in alongside Sir Philip Green to become a shareholder of Australian online business MySale, picking...

  23. June 16, 2014

    UK biotech groups’ rush to market injects sense of optimism

    Britain’s biotech sector has experienced more false dawns than most industries. But after a barren decade, a series of deals...

  24. June 15, 2014

    Time moves slowly for biotech investors

    Scientists are supposed to alight upon miraculous cures in a eureka moment. But, in reality, it usually takes years to make...

  25. June 15, 2014

    Global Invacom seeks Aim listing to fund buyouts of rivals

    Global Invacom, a manufacturer of technology to the global satellite industry, will seek a listing in the UK on the junior...

  26. June 13, 2014

    New Down’s syndrome test likely after pharma reverse takeover

    A new test for Down’s syndrome in unborn babies could be available next year following a planned reverse takeover of...

  27. June 13, 2014

    UKLA’s backbone gives strength to equity indices

    Pity the poor stock market regulators. Charged with keeping markets clean, they are expected to turn away listings from...

  28. June 11, 2014

    Quindell’s hope of joining UK’s main market dashed by regulator

    Quindell, the fast-growing software consultancy whose principal activities once included running a golf club and which has...

  29. June 11, 2014

    Listing block stalls Quindell’s stellar rise

    Quindell’s journey from a Hampshire golf and country club to become one of the fastest growing public companies of recent...

  30. June 10, 2014

    Vianet upbeat as pub closures slow

    Uncertainty over the pub sector is lifting with the long awaited publication of the government’s proposed statutory code,...

  31. June 9, 2014

    Trustafarian Savings Bank quits nest in cut-price IPO

    The phrase “failure to launch” refers to a young man staying in the parental home long after it suits the parents. Trustee...

  32. June 8, 2014

    Asos’s silver screen sheen tarnished by lack of focus on IT

    Up until now Asos’s shares have held the same film-star allure for investors that the purveyor of things “as seen on screen”...

  33. June 6, 2014

    Volga puts itself up for sale

    Shares in Volga Gas hit a 52-week high of 135p on Thursday after the company, which holds licences in the Volga region of...

  34. June 6, 2014

    Consultancy WYG delivers first dividend in six years

    WYG, the project manager and consultant, announced this week its first dividend since 2008 as chief executive Paul Hamer...

  35. June 5, 2014

    Nick Leslau lists real estate investment trust on Aim

    Property entrepreneur Nick Leslau’s latest venture, a real estate investment trust that owns Madame Tussauds and the Alton...

  36. June 3, 2014

    Online discount retailer MandM Direct plans to float on Aim

    MandM Direct is the latest discount private equity-backed e-tailer to announce it plans to join the Alternative Investment...

  37. June 1, 2014

    Private investors queue for the crumbs from Aim’s table

    It is best to feed a starving man slowly. The same appears to be true of investors. After years of famine, the Alternative...

  38. May 29, 2014

    Australian etailer MySale looks to London for listing

    Australian fashion retail website MySale, backed by Sir Philip Green, plans to float in London next month, despite mixed...

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