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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

      Red faces as fund forced to fix error

      The International Monetary Fund has corrected an embarrassing error that led to the publication of exaggerated estimates of...

    18. May 7, 2009

      Until death or a downturn do us part

      We are all very worried about Desmond. Recently, this pillar of the local business community flew the conjugal coop and...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. May 7, 2009

      Seoul aims to ease N Korea impasse

      South Korea has raised the prospect of bilateral talks between North Korea and the US or China over Pyongyang's nuclear...

    22. May 7, 2009

      Deadly hurricane names dropped

      The names of hurricanes Gustav, Ike, Paloma and Alma, which caused death and devastation in 2008, will be dropped from the...

    23. 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...

    24. May 7, 2009

      How the assessments were carried out

      The stress tests involved more than 150 senior bank supervisors, analysts and economists grilling the top 19 US banks about...

    25. 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....

    26. May 7, 2009

      Partner search drags Vialogy

      Vialogy , a provider of software to the oil industry, was under pressure after admitting it was seeking a new partner for...

    27. 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...

    28. May 7, 2009

      New life on the final frontier

      New trekkies start here. Old trekkies, boldly go where you've gone before. J.J. Abrams' Star Trek brings a brisk new broom...

    29. 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...

    30. May 7, 2009

      Facts and figures aim to break the vicious cycle

      The idea behind the bank stress tests, the results of which will be revealed today, is simple: to ward off a still deeper...

    31. May 7, 2009

      Bulls maintain buoyant mood of equity rally

      Further evidence that the global economy might have bottomed and unofficial reports on how banks fared in the US...

    32. 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...

    33. May 7, 2009

      Estate agencies stop the rot on closures amid recovery

      The number of estate agents closing their doors appears to be coming to a halt amid evidence of a recovery in housebuying...

    34. May 7, 2009

      IMA welcomes disclosure calls

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

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. May 7, 2009

      Little has changed since Columbus

      From Mr Arnold J. Harper. Sir, Bravo Samuel Brittan for the masterly study, “A catechism for a system that endures”, (May...

    38. 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...

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