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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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