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  1. May 20, 2016

    Coca-Cola HBC jumps off three-month low

    Coca-Cola HBC bounced off a three-month low on Friday after Citigroup said that investors were underestimating the...

  2. May 20, 2016

    CMA to demand shop sales to smooth Ladbrokes-Gala Coral merger

    Ladbrokes and Gala Coral might have to sell off up to 400 betting shops in order to secure approval for their proposed...

  1. Fast FT

    May 20, 2016

    Ladbrokes, Gala Coral may have to sell 400 shops

    Ladbrokes and Gala Coral have been told by the UK’s competition authority that they will likely have to sell up to 400...

  2. May 17, 2016

    Aggreko bounces on broker upgrade

    Aggreko was in demand on Tuesday after Merrill Lynch said that investors had missed a recovery of its biggest market....

  3. Fast FT

    May 5, 2016

    Ladbrokes shareholders rebel over executive pay

    Ladbrokes has become the latest UK company to be dealt a bloody nose by shareholders over executive pay, although the...

  4. April 29, 2016

    Bookies fear £50m payout on Leicester winning the Premier League

    “Pigs might fly,” scrawled one bookmaker on to an unlikely betting slip last summer, confident that the foolhardy...

  5. Fast FT

    April 26, 2016

    Sterling soars to fresh 10-week high

    The pound is on a rip-roarer. Sterling has now surged to a fresh 10-week high against the dollar to $1.4546 as the...

  6. Fast FT

    April 25, 2016

    GVC profits dive 40% amid Bwin hit

    GVC saw pre-tax profits fall by nearly 40 per cent, despite rising revenues from wagers, as the gambling company...

  7. April 21, 2016

    Ladbrokes hit by dire Cheltenham results

    Bookmaker Ladbrokes said it endured the worst Cheltenham horseracing festival in living memory, adding that pricing...

  8. Fast FT

    April 21, 2016

    Ladbrokes hit by 'worst Cheltenham ever'

    Bookmaker Ladbrokes said it endured the worst Cheltenham horse racing festival in living memory, saying that pricing...

  9. April 9, 2016

    The Grand National in numbers

    The world’s greatest steeplechase takes place at Aintree on Saturday when 40 horses will compete in the Grand National...

  10. Fast FT

    March 23, 2016

    William Hill warns on online profits, admits to talks over OpenBet

    UK bookmaker William Hill has warned that profits from its key online business will fall by up to £25m this year as...

  11. March 18, 2016

    Gold Cup winner caps bookies’ week of woe

    Bookmakers’ prayers went unanswered on Friday as wins for heavily-backed horses on the last day of the Cheltenham...

  12. Fast FT

    March 16, 2016

    UK gambling stocks recovering as Budget better than feared

    Shares in UK bookmakers are bouncing back as gambling companies breathe a sigh of relief that they were not targeted...

  13. March 14, 2016

    UK bookmakers hit by fear of higher taxes

    Bookmakers are under pressure over fears that Wednesday’s UK Budget will deliver another tax increase for the sector....

  14. March 11, 2016

    Bookmakers and punters gear up for Cheltenham Festival

    Like their punters, British bookmakers typically spend the Cheltenham Festival worrying about potential winners. But...

  15. March 9, 2016

    UBS and Deutsche avoided tax on bonuses, rules Supreme Court

    UBS and Deutsche Bank have lost a legal challenge brought by HM Revenue & Customs over two offshore schemes designed to...

  16. Fast FT

    March 8, 2016

    Paddy Power Betfair bullish following merger

    Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker that last month completed its merger with online betting exchange Betfair, has struck...

  17. February 26, 2016

    William Hill bets on a brighter future with dividend and buyback

    William Hill has revealed plans to raise its dividend and launch a £200m share buyback, despite tax increases and...

  18. February 23, 2016

    Ladbrokes reports £43m pre-tax loss for full-year

    Ladbrokes, the UK’s second-largest bookmaker by market share, has posted its first-ever full-year loss as a result of...

  19. Fast FT

    February 23, 2016

    Ladbrokes up 7.2% thanks to Premier League unpredictability

    Chelsea and Manchester United fans’ pain has been Ladbrokes’ gain. The bookmaker’s shares have jumped as much as 7.2...

  20. February 22, 2016

    Australia’s Tabcorp bets on UK gambling with Sun tie-up

    For several years Tabcorp, Australia’s biggest bookmaker, has felt the full force of foreign competition with Paddy...

  21. February 19, 2016

    Ladbrokes to be absent from Cheltenham week

    One of the UK’s busiest betting shops will not operate at Cheltenham Week this year, because of a dispute between...

  22. Fast FT

    February 15, 2016

    Hornby CEO leaves toymaker after string of profit warnings

    Hornby, the troubled UK toy trainmaker that has issued four profit warnings in just three years, is parting company...

  23. January 31, 2016

    Bookmakers say tennis criticisms ‘illogical’

    Bookmakers have hit back at criticisms of their role in tennis following the re-emergence of match-fixing claims — by...

  24. January 11, 2016

    Saudi Arabia will make the bankers wait over Aramco

    Some things are just Too Much, particularly in prospect. A pyramid of profiteroles. The new Tarantino movie. Or the...

  25. January 11, 2016

    Ladbrokes-Coral merger subject to in-depth competition probe

    The UK’s competition regulator on Monday said it would accelerate its investigation into a £2.2bn deal between...

  26. December 9, 2015

    Bookmakers to install warning software in betting terminals

    Britain’s bookmakers have promised to install software on gaming machines that would flag up addicted customers. The...

  27. December 2, 2015

    UK Revenue chalks up win in £54m Ladbrokes case

    Bookmaker Ladbrokes has been blocked from reclaiming £54m of tax, after a tribunal ruled that an avoidance scheme used...

  28. November 30, 2015

    Gala Coral falls into the red after writedown of bingo business

    Gala Coral has been dragged into the red after taking a £171m hit on the value of the bingo hall business that it is...

  29. FT Alphaville

    November 30, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - Aberdeen suffers emerging outflows

    Aberdeen has fewer assets under management, climate change talks are underway and Douglas Alexander is to advise U2′s...

  30. November 24, 2015

    Ladbrokes investors back Gala Coral deal

    Ladbrokes’ shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a £2.2bn merger with Gala Coral, despite a campaign by...

  31. November 24, 2015

    If acquisitions are worthwhile, they are worth discussing openly

    The protruding nail will be knocked flat. Dermot Desmond, campaigner against Ladbrokes’ £2.2bn merger with Gala Coral,...

  32. November 18, 2015

    Dermot Desmond attacks Ladbrokes and Coral merger

    Dermot Desmond, the billionaire Irish businessman who controls Celtic Football Club, has made a late attempt to thwart...

  33. November 5, 2015

    Bookmakers bank on algorithms

    Dom Hall used to work as a trader at an electronic market maker. Today the maths graduate applies his skills to a job...

  34. October 26, 2015

    Gilbert should handle opportunistic offers with Aberdonian grit

    Martin Gilbert used to say he’d step down as chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management when his friend Sir Alex...

  35. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - Gala calls 'house' on bingo sale

    GalaCoral has cleared the way for its £2.3bn merger with Ladbrokes by lining up the numbers for its bingo halls sale....

  36. October 23, 2015

    Higher taxes hit William Hill earnings

    William Hill shares fell more than 6 per cent in early trading after the bookmaker warned its full-year revenues would...

  37. October 22, 2015

    Tossing away Ladbrokes’ tiny pens draws attention to bottom line

    Remember those tiny blue pens? Those stubby little biros about three inches long? There were two places you would find...

  38. October 22, 2015

    Ladbrokes’ marketing spree wins customers but hits profits

    Shares in Ladbrokes rose 7 per cent on Thursday even though pre-tax profit fell by more than half in the third quarter...

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