1. GBp

    108.00

    Today's change

    0.10 / +0.09%

    1 year change

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    As of Dec 19 2014 17:08 GMT. Data delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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  1. December 5, 2014

    Busy times at the top as the CEO carousel gains pace

    Time ran out this week for the chief executives of two very different businesses. Auction house Christie’s parted ways with...

  2. December 3, 2014

    Ladbrokes’ new chief executive will need more luck

    Richard Glynn has not been a lucky general for Ladbrokes. Despite his “golden hello” of £1.75m worth of shares in spring...

  1. December 3, 2014

    Ladbrokes bets on change at the top for digital expansion

    Ladbrokes is betting on a change of leadership to expand the digital operations of the UK bookmaker. The company announced...

  2. November 5, 2014

    Ladbrokes director Nick Rust becomes racing regulator

    Horseracing is taking a novel approach to tackling its fraught relationship with bookmakers. It has installed a senior...

  3. October 23, 2014

    Ladbrokes sinks on worries over profits

    Tesco was not the only UK high street stock at the centre of investors’ attention as the FTSE 100 rose for the third...

  4. October 23, 2014

    Ladbrokes shares slide over regulatory concerns

    A near-doubling in third-quarter operating profit could not prevent Ladbrokes suffering a steep share price fall as...

  5. October 10, 2014

    Legal blow takes Ladbrokes to 30-year low

    Ladbrokes hit a three-decade low on Friday after a legal defeat added to the bookmaker’s problems. The High Court rejected a...

  6. September 24, 2014

    Ladbrokes quits Canada after concerns over gambling clampdown

    Ladbrokes pulled the plug on its Canadian business after concerns about a regulatory clampdown on gambling, the latest...

  7. September 16, 2014

    Punters take a gamble on Scotland sticking within the union

    The opinion polls may be close but as far as the betting markets are concerned, the result of the Scottish referendum is...

  8. September 16, 2014

    Ladbrokes shares rebound on dividend hopes

    Hopes that Ladbrokes can defend its dividend helped the bookmaker rebound from near a three-year low on Tuesday. Citigroup...

  9. August 20, 2014

    Ladbrokes chief in line to pick up 760,000 shares

    Ladbrokes’ chief executive Richard Glynn is in line to pick up 760,000 shares, the bookmaker announced on Wednesday, a week...

  10. August 12, 2014

    Pru’s recurring Thiam risks joining the establishment

    So much for never intruding on private grief. Tidjane Thiam has once again told the City that Prudential should have bought...

  11. August 12, 2014

    Ladbrokes’ profits fall despite World Cup success

    Restructuring at Ladbrokes contributed to a 50 per cent drop in first-half pre-tax profits – even after it enjoyed a bumper...

  12. August 1, 2014

    William Hill pre-tax profits down 15% despite World Cup fever

    A record-breaking World Cup provided some relief for William Hill as strict new regulations and increased duty in the UK...

  13. July 25, 2014

    Ladbrokes becomes a political football

    In theory, any stock promising a cash flow-covered dividend yield greater than 6 per cent should merit attention. In...

  14. June 23, 2014

    Pessimistic English put their money on Costa Rica

    England’s World Cup humiliation is complete. The punters, normally among the most patriotic of supporters for the national...

  15. June 6, 2014

    World Cup fever afflicts brokers

    Ahead of the first matches in the World Cup next week, the financial services industry has been busy churning out lists of...

  16. May 4, 2014

    Hedge funds bet against UK bookmakers

    Some of the UK’s biggest hedge fund managers are betting against the country’s bookmakers as they face increased taxes and a...

  17. April 30, 2014

    Bookies’ investors welcome gambling curbs

    Investors in Britain’s biggest bookmakers breathed more easily after the UK government unveiled a package of measures to...

  18. April 30, 2014

    Ladbrokes weighs odds on more shop closures

    Ladbrokes said it would “inevitably” have to consider closing more shops because of increased tax on digital betting...

  19. April 30, 2014

    Earnings lift Shell to lead FTSE gainers

    Forecast-beating quarterly results from Royal Dutch Shell sent shares in the oil major to the top of the FTSE 100 on...

  20. March 19, 2014

    Bookmakers: in a vice

    Fifty-five, snakes alive. That is the number of minutes it took Britain’s chancellor to deliver his 2014 Budget speech on...

  21. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Bingo helped but betting terminals hit

    Bingo and betting terminals sat at polar opposites of the gambling spectrum after a Budget that provided much-needed relief...

  22. March 18, 2014

    Embattled Ladbrokes chief received package worth £4.7m in 2013

    Ladbrokes’ embattled chief executive Richard Glynn last year received a package worth £4.7m, an 85 per cent increase on his...

  23. March 4, 2014

    Bookmaker Paddy Power to increase ad spend

    The marketing war in online gambling intensified after Paddy Power said it was planning a substantial increase in TV...

  24. March 2, 2014

    XLMedia gambles on listing of up to $40m

    XLMedia, a digital media group that creates traffic for online gambling companies, hopes to raise up to $40m in a float that...

  25. February 28, 2014

    William Hill looks to mitigate challenges of gambling tax

    William Hill has announced cost cuts of between £15m and £20m to mitigate the impact of the UK online gambling tax coming...

  26. February 25, 2014

    Ladbrokes board discussed replacing chief after profits slump

    Decline of a bookmaker Ladbrokes’ board discussed replacing chief executive Richard Glynn after a profits slump in the...

  27. February 25, 2014

    Retail woes shift odds for Ladbrokes

    As if Ladbrokes’ online problems were not bad enough, the group must contend with gathering squalls around the mother ship...

  28. February 25, 2014

    Ladbrokes chief Glynn feels the pressure from online shortcomings

    Decline of a bookmaker Richard Glynn is pleading for time, but for the Ladbrokes chief executive there is precious little of...

  29. February 25, 2014

    Ladbrokes struggles as pre-tax profits plunge 66%

    Ladbrokes’ pre-tax profits fell by more than two-thirds in 2013, underlining the UK bookmaker’s struggle to attract...

  30. February 16, 2014

    Ladbrokes to close 50 high street outlets this year

    Ladbrokes is poised to close up to 50 shops this year as a backlash against the number of betting shops on the high street...

  31. February 14, 2014

    Bookmakers under pressure as betting machines research stepped up

    Pressure on bookmakers over their lucrative high street digital betting machines has intensified after researchers announced...

  32. January 21, 2014

    Ladbrokes drops on sell advice ahead of regulation

    Avoiding a profit warning in its year-end update last week might have been expected to lift the pressure on Ladbrokes’...

  33. January 10, 2014

    UK bookies: high stakes

    Scour Wetherbys’ Saturday racecard, and you’ll find an early runner called Herecomestrouble. For UK bookmakers and their...

  34. January 9, 2014

    Miliband ready to talk to bookmakers about betting terminals

    Ed Miliband is prepared to meet bookmakers to discuss Labour’s war on betting terminals, as the industry grapples with how...

  35. December 20, 2013

    Ed Miliband promises crackdown on betting shop ‘epidemic’

    Ed Miliband will widen his attack on “predatory” capitalism on Friday by promising new laws to control the spread of...

  36. November 19, 2013

    TV gambling adverts increase sixfold since liberalisation

    The number of gambling adverts on television has increased sixfold to 1.4m since the market was liberalised in 2007,...

  37. November 19, 2013

    Paddy Power lowers forecast after run of poor sports results

    Poor sporting results continue to weigh on Paddy Power, prompting the bookmaker to lower forecasts for operating profit on...

  38. October 30, 2013

    Ladbrokes slips as broker advises against gamble

    In the wake of four profit warnings since mid-2012, the speculators have been suggesting that Ladbrokes may attract a...

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