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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

    Alibaba sacrifices profit for market share

    Alibaba.com, the world's largest online marketplace for trade between companies, reported a 16 per cent drop in first...

  18. May 7, 2009

    Oil groups set to end 40-year exile from Iraq

    International oil companies are preparing to go back into Iraq by the end of the year, despite Baghdad's failure to pass an...

  19. May 7, 2009

    Murdoch challenges Amazon's model as newspapers trial Kindle

    An ambitious attempt by Amazon.com to create a new revenue stream for newspapers was met last night with immediate...

  20. May 7, 2009

    Judge considers DPP referral

    While the Gill case may change the way fraud victims are compensated in civil lawsuits, it has also raised the spectre of...

  21. 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...

  22. May 7, 2009

    Cherie v Fred, not

    Cherie Blair 's first foray into the world of US corporate class action lawsuits doesn't seem to be going as planned, or as...

  23. May 7, 2009

    Murdoch set to charge for online news content

    Rupert Murdoch could start charging for the online content of newspapers such as The Times or The Sun within the year, the...

  24. May 7, 2009

    Retailers eye rich pickings in vast rural market

    India is the world's largest consumer of gold. It is also the world's fastest-growing mobile telephone market, adding as...

  25. May 7, 2009

    BAT reports fall in premium brand growth

    Global demand for premium cigarettes appeared to be showing its first sign of weakness after British American Tobacco...

  26. May 7, 2009

    Zloty leads central European declines

    Tension crept into currency markets yesterday as investors awaited the release of the results of stress tests on US banks,...

  27. May 7, 2009

    Microsoft strikes public body deal

    The public sector is set to save around £75m over the next five years after a new deal with Microsoft over software...

  28. 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...

  29. May 7, 2009

    EasyJet board feels Stelios heat

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

  30. 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...

  31. May 7, 2009

    IMA welcomes disclosure calls

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

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. May 7, 2009

    Fraud allegations taint ruling party victory in Nigeria

    Allegations that electoral fraud helped Nigeria's ruling party to win a key state governorship contest yesterday have...

  37. May 7, 2009

    Boost for EU treaty from Czech senators

    The upper house of the Czech parliament approved the European Union's Lisbon treaty by a convincing majority yesterday,...

  38. 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...

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