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  1. December 27, 2013

    BSkyB gains as London stocks move higher

    A sixth straight daily gain pushed the FTSE 100 towards its best annual performance since 2009. But a so-called dash for...

  2. November 11, 2013

    Dividends and the joy of six

    Another day, another company announces its intention to float on the stock exchange. This time it’s Tritax Big Box Reit, a...

  1. August 13, 2013

    Rio Tinto firms on aluminium talk

    Rio Tinto hit a five-month high amid speculation that the miner was moving closer to selling its Alcan aluminium division....

  2. April 16, 2013

    IPF to issue £50m retail bond

    Doorstep lender International Personal Finance is aiming to raise about £50m to expand its business in eastern Europe,...

  3. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2013

    Warsaw listing for doorstep lender

    The turbulent global economy seems not to be harming the prospects of International Personal Finance, a small cash loan...

  4. October 20, 2012

    Provident Financial’s Polish push pays off

    Provident Financial, the subprime lender, said it was enjoying a successful return to continental Europe via a pilot scheme...

  5. February 29, 2012

    Aberdeen’s blue-chip hopes hit by investor share sale

    Aberdeen Asset Management was a faller on Wednesday as a share sale by one of its biggest investors dealt a blow to its...

  6. January 6, 2012

    Brokers cut forecasts for Man Group

    Man Group led the blue-chip fallers on Friday after brokers once again cut earnings forecasts. The hedge fund manager...

  7. January 5, 2012

    CRH loses ground in favour of Wolseley

    CRH was among the sharpest fallers as the FTSE 100 retreated for a second straight day. Shares in the aggregates maker...

  8. December 15, 2011

    ITV gains in wake of Ofcom move

    ITV was among the biggest gainers on Thursday as the FTSE 100 recovered from its sharpest fall in three weeks. The...

  9. FT Alphaville

    December 15, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Old Mutual puts Nordic operations up for sale for £2.1bn — statement. -...

  10. December 9, 2011

    Miners advance amid buoyant metals

    London-listed miners were back in favour as a refreshed risk appetite helped buoy metals prices. Lonmin followed the...

  11. December 5, 2011

    Short squeeze boosts Lloyds and RBS

    Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland led the blue-chip risers as eurozone optimism triggered a short squeeze....

  12. November 7, 2011

    Inquiry worries send HomeServe to two-year low

    HomeServe hit a two-year low in a flat London market on Monday as concerns grew that a mis-selling investigation could...

  13. October 24, 2011

    Small caps: Alterian leaps after takeover offer

    Alterian jumped 27.6 per cent to 81p after the website management and marketing software maker received an 80p takeover...

  14. October 24, 2011

    Kesa lit up by hopes of Comet stake disposal

    Kesa Electricals was a star performer on Monday as the FTSE 100 climbed to a 12-week high. Shares in Kesa bounced 16.9 per...

  15. October 10, 2011

    Takeover speculation lifts Petrofac 4.4% as Footsie rebounds sharply

    Petrofac was in demand as a fourth consecutive gain gave the FTSE 100 its sharpest rebound in nearly three years. Shares in...

  16. September 28, 2011

    Miners underpin big daily gain

    Miners provided the foundation on Tuesday for the FTSE 100’s biggest daily gain since May 2010. BHP Billiton surged 7.4 per...

  17. September 27, 2011

    FTSE 100 in biggest daily gain since 2010

    Miners provided the foundation on Tuesday for the FTSE 100’s biggest daily gain since May 2010. BHP Billiton surged 7.4 per...

  18. September 12, 2011

    Inmarsat steady as Footsie tumbles again

    Inmarsat held steady on Monday even as eurozone fears sent the FTSE 100 tumbling for a second straight day. Vague...

  19. September 5, 2011

    RBS drags FTSE in its wake at class action threat

    Royal Bank of Scotland was the sharpest faller as an escalation of the sovereign debt crisis sent the FTSE 100 tumbling for...

  20. July 20, 2011

    BP bolstered by talk of oil spill settlement

    BP found support on Wednesday as the FTSE 100 extended its rebound into a second day. Shares in BP gained 2.5 per cent to...

  21. June 30, 2011

    FTSE continues end-of-quarter rebound

    The FTSE 100 rallied for a fifth straight day on Thursday, but Centrica lagged behind the trend. The shares faded 0.5 per...

  22. June 28, 2011

    RBS leads as Footsie rallies for third day

    Royal Bank of Scotland was the top performer on Tuesday as optimism that Greece can avoid default helped lift the FTSE 100...

  23. June 24, 2011

    Unilever takeover talk boosts Reckitt

    Reckitt Benckiser gained on renewed speculation that it was a takeover target for Unilever. Reckitt rose 1.5 per cent to...

  24. FT Alphaville

    April 19, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - Tesco annual results below expectations; reveals six objectives for management team —...

  25. April 6, 2011

    FTSE4Good ratings: Spotlight on ethics

    The FTSE4Good ratings structure covers companies in the FTSE All World Developed and FTSE all-Share indices and gives each...

  26. FT Alphaville

    March 2, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - National Lottery refuses consent to Camelot commercial services application;...

  27. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking -re-market news on Monday, - Wellstream recommends £800m (780p a share) cash offer from GE; to pay a 6p special...

  28. September 27, 2010

    Smiths Group falls after rating cut while Footsie slips

    Smiths Group was among the fallers as the FTSE 100 drifted to its fourth decline in five days. Shares in Smiths lost 1.6 per...

  29. July 5, 2010

    Breeden move fuels Connaught break-up talks

    Stakebuilding in Connaught provided one of the few points of interest on Monday as London endured its quietest day’s trading...

  30. FT Alphaville

    June 23, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - BASF agrees to buy Cognis for €3.1bn, including debt – statement. - Agricultural...

  31. June 7, 2010

    Thomas Cook and LSE slip towards Footsie drop

    Thomas Cook and London Stock Exchange slipped towards the FTSE 100 drop zone on Monday as the London market retreated for a...

  32. April 15, 2010

    Strong demand for credit helps IPF bounce back

    International Personal Finance enjoyed an improved start to the year as higher demand for credit in central Europe and...

  33. April 14, 2010

    Demand for credit helps IPF bounce back

    International Personal Finance enjoyed an improved start to the year as higher demand for credit in central Europe and...

  34. December 31, 2009

    Door-to-door lenders get new welcome

    Door-to-door lenders that offer small sums of money to large numbers of customers could emerge as unlikely beneficiaries of...

  35. December 30, 2009

    Door-to-door lenders get new welcome

    Upturn: doorstep lenders are in demand Door-to-door lenders that offer small sums of money to large numbers of customers...

  36. October 12, 2009

    Arm nears its peak despite Merrill caution

    A broad market rally on Monday pushed the FTSE 100 to its best level in a year, with chip stocks among those to see strong...

  37. July 29, 2009

    IPF slips after research note

    International Personal Finance dipped 4.6 per cent to 135p as a bearish note from Noble Research triggered profit taking....

  38. July 28, 2009

    Miners dented as investors bank gains

    The FTSE 100 failed to extend its winning streak The blue chip index sank 57.3 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 4,528.8, with the...

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