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  1. March 24, 2014

    Carphone buyer talk fails to ring true

    Carphone Warehouse had a wobble on Monday amid fears that it might be left on the shelf. The retailer dropped as much as 6.4...

  2. March 21, 2014

    Kingfisher forecast to return £200m to shareholders

    Kingfisher, the DIY chain, is expected to announce next week that it will return about £200m to shareholders, and say it is...

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  1. February 24, 2014

    Once worst of enemies cosy up as Carphone courts Dixons

    They were the worst of enemies. Five years ago, the US’s Best Buy, in partnership with Carphone Warehouse, was plotting an...

  2. February 24, 2014

    City sees Carphone/Dixons chimera as a fabulous beast

    A genuine merger requires equal partners. They are thus almost as rare in real life as the griffins adorning the crest of...

  3. February 24, 2014

    Carphone Warehouse founder eyes Dixons tie-up

    Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Charles Dunstone, the founder and chairman of Carphone Warehouse, is looking to shake up the...

  4. February 17, 2014

    Fridge wars salvo lifts Dixons

    The fridge wars escalated on Monday, with Dixons launching a counterattack against AO, its soon to be listed rival. AO,...

  5. January 16, 2014

    Online sales boost range of UK retailers

    UK retailers delivered a batch of strong Christmas trading figures on Thursday, with growing numbers of shoppers moving...

  6. January 3, 2014

    The UK retail sale with no bargains

    A walk down the high street is a walk into Alice in Wonderland. At first glance, everything seems upside down. The stores...

  7. December 20, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    BUY: Dixons Retail (DXNS) Despite almost doubling since late February, the shares trade on 14 times forecast earnings, which...

  8. December 17, 2013

    Dixons finds joy from gadget-hungry consumers

    Amateur bakers and gadget-obsessed consumers helped Dixons continue its turnround as demand for food mixers and tablet...

  9. September 10, 2013

    UK small caps enjoy summer hot streak

    A rare spell of sunshine appears to have worked wonders in the UK economy this summer. After a disappointing recovery from...

  10. September 5, 2013

    Tate & Lyle slides on China competition fears

    Tate & Lyle was the biggest faller in a rising London market yesterday on fears of competition from Chinese manufacturers. A...

  11. September 5, 2013

    GSK’s purple reign ending as pipeline becomes perkier

    GlaxoSmithKline is in talks to sell Ribena, which it asserts is not a drug. Parents might disagree if their oatmeal carpet...

  12. September 5, 2013

    Dixons pays to offload Pixmania

    Dixons Retail, the UK’s largest electronics retailer by sales and owner of high-street brands Currys and PC World, is to...

  13. September 5, 2013

    Retailers on a roll as MPC makes no change

    Well-received news from UK retailers provided a timely reminder of the challenges posed by the economic recovery to the Bank...

  14. September 1, 2013

    Companies diary: September 2 – September 8

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

  15. July 16, 2013

    Kate Bostock bounces off from Asos

    The resignation of Kate Bostock from Asos after just over six months illustrates the risk taken by would-be job hoppers. No...

  16. 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...

  17. June 20, 2013

    Lombard: Tax breakdown rule would give avoiders the Willies

    Cadbury is mythologised in the UK as a Quaker confectioner hijacked by greedy Americans. But an FT investigation shows the...

  18. June 20, 2013

    Aberdeen sinks as asset managers bear brunt

    Asset managers bore the brunt of a London sell-off as the FTSE 100 showed its biggest drop in more than a year, falling as...

  19. June 20, 2013

    Dixons benefits from booming sales of tablet computers

    Sebastian James, chief executive of Dixons, said the electricals chain would benefit from a tax on online retailers, but...

  20. June 16, 2013

    The Week Ahead: June 17 – June 23

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

  21. May 16, 2013

    Talk of North Sea exit boosts UK’s Cairn

    Talk of a North Sea exit helped Cairn Energy edge higher even as the FTSE 100 broke a ten-day winning streak. Cairn added...

  22. May 16, 2013

    Dixons gets sales boost from collapse of rival Comet

    The collapse of rival Comet helped Dixons increase underlying UK sales in the final three months of its financial year....

  23. May 16, 2013

    Aviva shares boosted by Asian growth

    Aviva is the latest UK insurer to benefit from a move into fast-growing Asian markets, which helped its first-quarter...

  24. May 1, 2013

    BT to the fore in thin FTSE trading

    BT Group led the London market higher yesterday on hopes a trading update next week would ease worries about its growth and...

  25. 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...

  26. March 12, 2013

    Petrofac rises on Kuwait and Russia hopes

    Contract hopes buoyed Petrofac as the FTSE 100 inched to a fourth straight gain. The oil services engineer rallied 4.1 per...

  27. February 14, 2013

    Browett returns to UK high street

    The Briton who left Dixons for a short stint as head of Apple’s global retail stores is returning to the UK high street as...

  28. January 24, 2013

    Retailers call for action on tax avoidance

    High street retailers are putting pressure on the government to deliver a level playing field on tax, or at the very least...

  29. January 18, 2013

    Flurry of closures chills the high street

    It was the 10 days that shook the high street. Since January 9, a tumultuous period for the UK retail sector has seen HMV,...

  30. January 17, 2013

    High street undergoing ‘seismic’ change

    The high street is undergoing “seismic” change, the chief executive of Dixons warned, as the electricals chain and rival...

  31. January 15, 2013

    WPP hits 12-year high on bullish message

    WPP hit a 12-year high in a flat London market on Tuesday after its chief executive delivered a bullish message on recent...

  32. January 1, 2013

    Greater gains forecast for FTSE 100

    Past performance is no guarantee of future returns, but when it comes to predictions it seems a fair place to start. The...

  33. December 28, 2012

    Insurers lead FTSE 100 declines

    The FTSE 100’s fall from some of its best levels of 2012 broadened on Friday, as traders continued to sell riskier holdings,...

  34. December 20, 2012

    City fall pre-empted Mayans by four years

    A review of 2012 published on December 21 has a real sense of occasion. The world is set to end on Friday, according to an...

  35. December 17, 2012

    BSkyB sues Livescribe over ‘Sky’ pen

    Digital pen maker Livescribe has withdrawn its new “Sky” pen from sale in the UK after BSkyB, the broadcaster, lodged a...

  36. December 12, 2012

    Break-up talk gives Anglo rally legs

    A sixth straight gain for the FTSE 100 carried Anglo American higher yesterday amid renewed speculation about a potential...

  37. December 6, 2012

    UK economy: Recovery hopes give boost to cyclical shares

    Any flickering hopes of a rapid UK economic recovery were dashed last month as economic data pointed to a gloomy outlook....

  38. December 6, 2012

    Weir Group drops on Caterpillar move

    Competition fears carried Weir Group to the top of the blue-chip fallers even as the FTSE 100 edged to a seven-week high....

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