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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    17. May 7, 2009

      Don’t neglect compassion in the rush to prosper

      From The Rev B.A. Hopkinson. Sir, Normally I enjoy Lucy Kellaway’s writing a great deal, so why did her article...

    18. May 7, 2009

      National Express debt woes persist

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

    19. May 7, 2009

      Asia warned

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

    20. May 7, 2009

      Minister's 'green seedlings' defy Tory austerity

      Lord Mandelson claimed to have detected the "green seedlings" of economic rec-ov-ery yesterday as he attacked the...

    21. May 7, 2009

      Current low valuations reward the long-term view

      The slide of the S&P 500 10-year return into negative territory in 2008 (to -1.4 per cent annualised) will have...

    22. May 7, 2009

      Boost for EU treaty from Czech senators

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

    23. May 7, 2009

      Billions needed to bolster US banks

      US financial stocks soared yesterday as investors expressed relief that the capital shortfalls identified by the...

    24. May 7, 2009

      UK gloomy over bank credit cost

      UK businesses are significantly gloomier about the cost of bank credit over the next year than rivals in Germany or...

    25. 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...

    26. May 7, 2009

      Tougher capital provisions for banks on risky products

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

    27. May 7, 2009

      A dollar collapse will hurt China

      From Mr Desmond Lachman. Sir, Andy Xie’s suggestion that an Asian loss of faith in the US dollar could soon lead to a...

    28. May 7, 2009

      Insolvent banks should feel market discipline

      Joseph Schumpeter famously argued that the essence of capitalism was creative destruction, by which new economic...

    29. May 7, 2009

      Troubled by Chairman Frank’s financial bewilderment

      From Prof Paul Antal. Sir, In your interview with Barney Frank (April 25) you record his spontaneous remark: “[As for]...

    30. May 7, 2009

      Olver fires off

      It might have been his first annual meeting as chief executive of BAE Systems, but Ian King didn't get a word in...

    31. 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,...

    32. May 7, 2009

      Komiyama sets out fresh target

      Sony Ericsson has set itself a new target that reflects its efforts to return to profit as a niche mobile phone maker,...

    33. May 7, 2009

      Bad debts weigh on Australia's big four

      Australia's four big banks recorded a near trebling in bad debts expenses to a 16-year high of A$6.5bn ($4.8bn),...

    34. May 7, 2009

      US video website signs deal to air TV content

      Hulu, the US online video service owned by NBC Universal, Fox and Walt Disney, has signed its first batch of content...

    35. May 7, 2009

      We was wondering if salesmen must speak proper

      I have recruited a sales person whose job is to represent our business to senior types in banks. He constantly uses...

    36. May 7, 2009

      Provident bonuses shot down by shareholders

      The spreading shareholder revolt over executive pay issues intensified yesterday as investors voted down plans by...

    37. May 7, 2009

      ECB independence

      Maverecon (Willem Buiter): The modern independent central bank was born in New Zealand in 1989. It had a short life....

    38. May 7, 2009

      Chrysler rebels hold out over $295m debt

      Dissident creditors who are trying to block the reorganisation of Chrysler are a small group of investors that are...

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