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    1. January 29, 2013

      Seymour Pierce seeks cash injection

      Seymour Pierce is approaching rivals about injecting money into or taking over the small-cap broker, people familiar with...

    2. January 27, 2012

      Investec agrees €32m deal to buy Irish broker

      Investec has agreed to buy Irish financial services company NCB in a deal worth €32m as the banking group continues to...

    1. January 13, 2012

      Tesco faces a challenging diagnosis

      Shortly after Christmas 2010, Sir Terry Leahy was preparing to bow out of Tesco following one of the most consistently...

    2. January 12, 2012

      Tesco’s troubles put brakes on ‘space race’

      Just as shoppers are embracing a new age of austerity, so are some of Britain’s biggest grocers – reining in their...

    3. January 3, 2012

      Sovereign issues draw euro to crunch point

      If last year was difficult for heavily indebted eurozone countries trying to raise money in the government bond markets,...

    4. December 30, 2011

      Supermarkets on warpath to slash prices

      The price skirmish between Britain’s biggest supermarkets is set to intensify next week when they unveil new year offers to...

    5. December 22, 2011

      ECB’s three-year loans lift sentiment

      Bonds of some of Europe’s big public sector issuers that will be key to helping boost economies in the region are recovering...

    6. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2011

      UK companies to treble retail bond issuance

      UK companies plan to treble the value of bonds they issue direct to the public next year, as they seek cheaper financing...

    7. December 21, 2011

      UK companies to treble retail bond issuance

      UK companies plan to treble the value of bonds they issue direct to the public next year, as they seek cheaper financing...

    8. December 13, 2011

      Small caps: Cove Energy advances

      Cove Energy advanced 9.3 per cent to 102¾p after opening a data room for parties interested to acquire its Rovuma Area 1...

    9. December 9, 2011

      NCC jumps on strong profits forecast

      NCC Group jumped to the summit of FTSE Small Caps index, climbing 19.5 per cent to 808¾p over the week. In an unscheduled...

    10. December 9, 2011

      Bellway reveals further evidence of recovery

      Bellway has reported rises in its average selling price and reservation rates over the autumn period in a further sign that...

    11. December 8, 2011

      London small-caps: NCC Group lifted by assurance boost

      NCC Group jumped 15.1 per cent to 778½p after forecasting that its full-year profits would comfortably beat the market...

    12. December 6, 2011

      Eurozone debt alarm puts safety in question

      Don’t say it loudly. The world’s supply of officially “safe” assets is dwindling fast. With Monday’s announcement by...

    13. December 6, 2011

      S&P downgrade threat stalls gains in Europe

      Utilities and retailers saw some of the biggest losses on Tuesday, as near-term sales worries gripped both sectors. The FTSE...

    14. November 30, 2011

      Panmure issues profit warning

      Panmure Gordon has issued a profit warning as the market turmoil in Europe and the US has delayed a number of key investment...

    15. November 29, 2011

      Euro rescue fund doubts grow

      Launched to great fanfare a year ago, the eurozone rescue fund could soon be overtaken by events. Eurozone finance ministers...

    16. November 28, 2011

      Small-caps: Phoenix sinks back

      Phoenix IT dropped 13.6 per cent to 163p on the back of poorly received half-year results. Analysts expressed concern about...

    17. November 25, 2011

      Week in review: Bowleven shares drop

      Oil and gas explorer Bowleven dropped 30.8 per cent to 65.38p over the week, even after reporting the discovery of further...

    18. November 24, 2011

      Small-caps: Future’s shares tumble

      Future , the magazine and online publisher, tumbled 16.7 per cent to 8¾p after posting a full year pre-tax loss of £18m –...

    19. November 23, 2011

      Overseas buyers see value of UK engineers

      The dwindling band of British engineering and manufacturing companies is losing yet more members. This week it was...

    20. November 22, 2011

      Small-caps: Xchanging loses 8%

      Outsourcing company Xchanging retreated 8.2 per cent to 64½p on news that its human resources contract with BAE Systems will...

    21. November 22, 2011

      London stocks rally after six-day losing streak

      London equity markets fluctuated on nervous trading Tuesday as investors found bargains in sectors that had been heavily...

    22. November 18, 2011

      Investors move to price in euro split

      The eurozone infection this week moved decisively from the periphery of the continent to its core. Many investors are no...

    23. FT Alphaville

      November 18, 2011

      Something for the bail-out sceptics

      We won’t know until early next year how much the ECB has spent on its efforts to defend Italy and Spain facilitate the...

    24. November 17, 2011

      ECB buying drives down Italian yields

      The European Central Bank bought government bonds aggressively for a second day in a row on Thursday in volatile markets...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 15, 2011

      The City of London job cull...

      … shows no signs of letting up. The latest casualty is Altium Securities. We are also picking up rumours that Religare is...

    26. November 14, 2011

      Spanish bond yields up sharply

      The extra cost for Spain to borrow in comparison to Germany reached a euro-era high on Monday amid signs that Madrid was...

    27. November 11, 2011

      UK domestic banks offer good reasons for cheer

      As the dust settles on the third-quarter reporting season, what have investors learnt about the UK banking sector? Have its...

    28. November 11, 2011

      Small-caps: Alterian rises on better offer

      An improved takeover offer sent digital marketing group Alterian 15.3 per cent higher over the week. SDL increased its bid...

    29. November 11, 2011

      Stagnation fears take shine off gilt market

      The UK has become the investment haven of Europe. This week saw government borrowing costs fall to all-time record lows as...

    30. November 10, 2011

      Small-caps: Alterian climbs on improved offer

      Digital marketing group Alterian advanced 13.4 per cent to 99.63p on news that SDL had increased its offer for the company...

    31. November 9, 2011

      Arbuthnot to sell investment banking unit

      Arbuthnot Banking has agreed to sell its investment banking business to Westhouse in a further sign that the widely...

    32. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2011

      Italy- the clock is ticking

      First,  a pictorial trip down memory lane. (Click on top slide for more). That’s an Italian bond investor presentation from…...

    33. November 3, 2011

      Ambrian to sell struggling brokerage to RFC

      Ambrian Capital has agreed to sell its struggling brokerage division, Ambrian Partners, to Australian corporate advisory...

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2011

      Climb on the Headless Horse

      Its CEO is exhausted and has been packed off to the sanatorium, the interim boss has his mind on other things, a large...

    35. November 3, 2011

      China and the EFSF

      What would you do, if you were Mr Zhu? Chinese vice-finance minister Zhu Guangyao has told reporters in Cannes, on the eve...

    36. beyondbrics

      November 2, 2011

      StanChart: feeling the chill

      embed1 The global chill in the banking industry is finally getting to Standard Chartered Bank. With its operations dominated...

    37. November 1, 2011

      Small caps: 888 Holdings advances

      Online gambling company 888 Holdings advanced 6.8 per cent to 35¼p, buoyed by a 42 per cent surge in third quarter revenues...

    38. November 1, 2011

      Italian bond spreads reach euro-era high

      The premium Italy pays to borrow over Germany rose to a fresh euro-era high on Tuesday, leaping over a critical level that...

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