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    1. May 7, 2009

      David Stevenson: Blog on contrarianism

      Thursday 7 May, 2009: Just received a link to this excellent blog from a fund manager friend - it’s called the Psy Fi blog...

    2. May 7, 2009

      Reservations rise aids Bovis in debt reduction

      An increase in the number of new home reservations has given succour to Bovis Homes, as the group anticipates faster than...

    1. May 7, 2009

      Man on a mission to reinvent suds law

      Paul Polman likes to think of himself as a simple man. “I come from a simple town, I come from a simple background. I keep...

    2. May 7, 2009

      London businesses denied Crossrail cash vote

      London’s businesses will not get a vote on paying for Crossrail after Boris Johnson was told by the government that there...

    3. May 7, 2009

      Russell Group reluctant to accept diplomas

      Only four in 10 courses at Britain’s top tier of universities will accept students taking diplomas, the government’s...

    4. May 7, 2009

      Smith faces ‘shock jock’ anger

      A US “shock jock” has threatened legal action against Jacqui Smith, the home secretary, after she named him on a list of 16...

    5. May 7, 2009

      Law firm backs call to end nepotism

      A leading City law firm has joined calls to end nepotism and networking in top jobs in the professions as it launches a...

    6. May 7, 2009

      Cobham’s chief executive set to retire

      The chief executive of Cobham is to retire at the end of the year, depriving the defence and aerospace manufacturer of a...

    7. May 7, 2009

      Micro Focus acquires software testing assets

      Micro Focus International has taken advantage of its strength in the downturn with the acquisition of two US companies for a...

    8. May 7, 2009

      MoD picks Faslane as home for submarine fleet

      Faslane in Scotland is set to become home for the Royal Navy’s submarine fleet under plans unveiled by the Ministry of...

    9. May 7, 2009

      Pension scheme favours safety first investing

      The new national pension scheme will take a safety first approach to investment to ensure people do not lose confidence and...

    10. May 7, 2009

      Bad day for Brown as Tories get personal

      Gordon Brown suffered another uncomfortable day in the Commons on Wednesday as the Tories claimed he was “not up to the job”...

    11. May 7, 2009

      Tougher capital rules on risky bank products

      Banks will have to set aside more capital to cover risky products after European lawmakers approved a package of measures to...

    12. May 7, 2009

      Co-op stages rise on new food ingredients

      A strong performance from the food division helped the Co-operative Group to lift gross sales above £10bn ($15bn) for the...

    13. May 7, 2009

      Ebay exec says Skype worth more than $2bn

      Ebay chief executive John Donahoe said Skype, his company’s internet calling unit, was worth more than $2bn. Speaking in...

    14. May 7, 2009

      Cox regime at SEC under fire

      A government watchdog agency criticised the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, saying that rules and procedures...

    15. May 7, 2009

      3i and Oak Hill to sell some Telecity stakes

      3i and Oak Hill Capital said on Wednesday they were selling part of their stakes in Telecity, the internet service provider,...

    16. May 7, 2009

      Ethiopian refugees discover benefits of coffee

      A partnership between a Church of England vicar, refugee leaders, a local authority and a commercially-driven coffee company...

    17. May 7, 2009

      Overseas funds hunt Saudi swap deals

      International investors more than trebled their purchases of Saudi Arabian stock swaps last month, as a global equity rally...

    18. May 7, 2009

      MPs join attack on Budget forecasts

      Alistair Darling's Budget forecasts that the recession would end this year and the economy start growing again were...

    19. May 7, 2009

      Chief sets out strategy for consistent growth

      Paul Polman has a straightforward strategy for Unilever, the consumer goods company he took over in January: "We just need...

    20. May 7, 2009

      What if Europe conducted its own stress tests?

      Set aside for a second the fact that there is no pan-European banking regulator, and that the UK has had a stab in this...

    21. May 7, 2009

      Sir Stelios renews EasyJet assault

      Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has intensified his fight with the rest of the board and management of EasyJet over the airline's...

    22. May 7, 2009

      National Express debt woes continue

      National Express yesterday missed a key opportunity to announce a resolution of its problems over its debt and onerous rail...

    23. May 7, 2009

      Chrysler piles on discounts to quell buyers' nervousness

      Chrysler has ratcheted up discounts on its cars and trucks as part of a fresh campaign to bring down inventories and quell...

    24. May 7, 2009

      Asia warned against relying on Beijing to end slump

      Asian economies are unlikely to experience a sustained recovery until mid-2010, and they cannot rely on China to pull the...

    25. May 7, 2009

      Investors flock to traded funds in downturn

      Gold exchange traded funds, investment vehicles that make buying bullion easier, only started life in 2003 but their rapid...

    26. May 7, 2009

      Pakistan steps up offensive ahead of US talks

      Barack Obama, US president, yesterday welcomed the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan to the White House, as Islamabad...

    27. May 7, 2009

      IMA welcomes disclosure calls

      The ongoing feud between structured-product providers and the Investment Management Association (IMA) shows little sign of...

    28. May 7, 2009

      Windows release sparks row over browsers

      Microsoft has stirred up fresh complaints of anticompetitive behaviour with its release this week of a near-final version...

    29. May 7, 2009

      What if Europe conducted its own stress tests?

      Set aside for a second the fact that there is no pan-European banking regulator, and that the UK has had a stab in this...

    30. May 7, 2009

      White's brokers

      Stalwarts of City broking circles are unable to completely retire to the golf course, judging by the decades of...

    31. May 7, 2009

      BMW in warning on pricing pressures

      BMW yesterday warned of increasing pricing pressure in the premium end of the auto market as the world's largest luxury...

    32. May 7, 2009

      Ban on use of tips as wages

      Using tips to bring staff pay up to the minimum wage will be illegal from October 1, the government announced yesterday....

    33. May 7, 2009

      MDC heads for showdown over Zimbabwe bank governor

      Zimbabwe's power-sharing rivals are on course for a showdown after members of the former opposition to Robert Mugabe's...

    34. May 7, 2009

      Reporters face assault in quake zone

      Foreign journalists trying to conduct interviews in the Sichuan earthquake zone in western China are being attacked and...

    35. May 7, 2009

      BNP profits boosted by fixed income

      Investment banking revenues at BNP Paribas reached a record high in the first three months of the year, leading to bigger...

    36. May 7, 2009

      Law firm backs call to end nepotism

      A leading City law firm has joined calls to end nepotism and networking in top jobs in the professions as it launches a...

    37. May 7, 2009

      No choice: London needs both great transport projects

      From Mr Peter Hendy. Sir, London needs both a transformed Tube and the increases in capacity and regeneration benefits that...

    38. May 7, 2009

      Consumer confidence index rises

      Consumer confidence rose by the most in two years in April, according to data published yesterday, amid rising hopes over...

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