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    1. November 11, 2014

      Betfair climbs back above IPO water

      Having spent the past four years below its flotation price, Betfair was back above water on Tuesday. Betfair took much of...

    2. November 3, 2014

      Betfair gains as sports punters lose out

      Another recruitment drive of active customers gave betting operator Betfair the platform to turn in a third consecutive...

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    1. September 16, 2014

      Punters take a gamble on Scotland sticking within the union

      The opinion polls may be close but as far as the betting markets are concerned, the result of the Scottish referendum is...

    2. FT Alphaville

      September 11, 2014

      And the market says No

      Momentum can be a funny thing, but for the bettors at Betfair, it has moved firmly into the “No” camp. The upward diagonal...

    3. September 4, 2014

      Betfair boosted by strong World Cup showing

      Betfair is eyeing market share gains from the impact of the UK’s new betting licensing regime, as the online operator...

    4. August 24, 2014

      Gambling software RebelBetting enables punters to beat the bookmakers

      For someone who makes a lot of money betting, it is odd that Simon Renström doesn’t see himself as a gambler. “I was never...

    5. August 3, 2014

      Betfair admits to £80m payouts mistake

      Betfair returned £80m to investors in violation of accounting rules, the gambling company has admitted. The embarrassing...

    6. June 11, 2014

      Bookmakers join World Cup advertising scramble

      The World Cup has unleashed an advertising scramble, with everyone from sportswear manufacturers to headphone makers trying...

    7. June 11, 2014

      Betfair aims to capitalise on new gambling tax

      Betfair will use its £210m cash pile to try to capitalise on the fallout from a new taxation regime set to shake up the...

    8. May 15, 2014

      Why bond traders should watch World Cup

      The football World Cup will provide a welcome distraction for financial markets if trading is listless when it kicks off in...

    9. March 17, 2014

      UK betting groups place high stakes on TV advertising

      Gambling companies are engaged in an all-out television advertising war to win customers ahead of the start of a new...

    10. December 3, 2013

      Clarke must move Tesco a Lidl out of its comfort zone

      There is no way round it: if a food retailer continues to lose underlying sales while its costs are rising, its operating...

    11. December 3, 2013

      Betfair earnings up as it maintains focus on regulated markets

      Betfair continued its push into regulated gambling markets as it posted record earnings and raised its interim dividend by...

    12. November 24, 2013

      New Jersey to join online betting world

      The residents of New Jersey are promised a deluge of TV, newspaper, digital and billboard advertising as the Garden State...

    13. October 4, 2013

      More for less

      In the past two years alternative business structures (ABSs), enabling non-lawyer ownership and management of law firms,...

    14. September 16, 2013

      The Hut prepares for IPO in early 2014

      The Hut Group, the online retailer backed by Sir Terry Leahy, is preparing an initial public offering early next year, in...

    15. September 15, 2013

      Reinvention takes lead at law practices

      Law firms across the northeast and Yorkshire are having to adapt to a shrinking market and increased competition. As fee...

    16. July 11, 2013

      UK directors’ deals: Numis, Betfair, Imagination Technologies and Euromoney

      Stockbroker Numis returned to the black in recent months, posting a 40 per cent increase in revenues and profits of £9m for...

    17. July 8, 2013

      SoftBank sheds last tranche of Betfair holding

      Japan’s SoftBank has cashed in its investment in Betfair, an online betting group, selling the remaining tranche of a stake...

    18. July 8, 2013

      RBS gains as economic optimism aids banks

      Royal Bank of Scotland led the way yesterday as economic optimism put the banks among the FTSE 100 risers. Upbeat business...

    19. June 27, 2013

      Betfair sees push into simpler products paying off

      Betfair has extended trials on varying the commission it charges betting exchange customers, as it looks to make up revenues...

    20. June 23, 2013

      The Week Ahead: June 24 to June 30

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    21. June 10, 2013

      ITV nears record high on investor payout hopes

      Cash return hopes helped lift ITV near a record high in a flat London market on Monday. Over the next three years ITV could...

    22. May 14, 2013

      Betfair’s chief put an end to CVC talks

      Betfair’s board indicated it would accept an offer of at least 970p a share from CVC before the takeover talks broke on...

    23. May 14, 2013

      Severn Trent shows irresistible tide towards overseas control

      A bid approach for utility Severn Trent has been flushed out by a leak. Anyone with a taste for puns is laughing like a...

    24. May 14, 2013

      Utilities lifted by Severn Trent bid interest

      Severn Trent’s shares are already up more than 18 per cent after the water utility, long linked with potential bid interest,...

    25. May 13, 2013

      CVC-Betfair takeover talks break down

      Talks over a CVC-led takeover of Betfair broke down despite the private equity group twice raising its offer for the betting...

    26. May 13, 2013

      Bad weather stops full house at Rank’s Mecca bingo halls

      Bad weather kept some players from Mecca bingo halls as snow knocked footfall at Rank Group, the owner of the UK’s most...

    27. May 7, 2013

      Online gambler Betfair to beat analysts’ profits expectations

      Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran has pointed to an upturn in the betting group’s fortunes that he hopes will see off a...

    28. May 5, 2013

      The Week Ahead: May 6 – May 12

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    29. April 22, 2013

      Lombard: PwC’s grounds to feel anxious

      You can see why PwC might feel nervous about Bumi, the Indonesian coal miner and FTSE 250 constituent. The accountant signed...

    30. April 22, 2013

      CVC to maintain pursuit of Betfair

      CVC Capital Partners intends to keep pursuing talks with shareholders of Betfair after the online gambling group rejected...

    31. April 15, 2013

      Miners hit four-year low as gold falls

      A rout of the precious metals sector yesterday led London-listed miners to a four-year low. Fresnillo , Polymetal and...

    32. April 15, 2013

      Betfair sticks to plan despite CVC bid

      Betfair said it wanted to stick to its turnround plan in the face of a potential bid by CVC Capital Partners to take the...

    33. April 15, 2013

      Lombard: Executive exits and avoiding ENRC

      Never a dull moment at Eurasian Natural Resources, which last week parted company with chief commercial officer Jim...

    34. April 15, 2013

      Precious metals miners lead FTSE sell off

      Precious metals producers listed in London joined in the rout seen across global bullion markets on Monday, as gold fell...

    35. April 14, 2013

      CVC considering takeover move for Betfair

      CVC Capital Partners, private-equity owner of the car-racing marketing company Formula One, is considering a takeover...

    36. March 15, 2013

      Shell retreats on exploration cost worries

      Royal Dutch Shell had its biggest fall in more than a month on Friday on worries its exploration spending could hit cash...

    37. March 3, 2013

      Ceasefire in City lifts IPO outlook

      A year ago the City of London was at war. Company flotations were going badly wrong, and the big fund managers, financial...

    38. February 26, 2013

      Esure warned against IPO overpricing

      Top fund managers have warned Esure against overpricing its initial public offering as the motor and home insurer prepares...

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