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    1. May 15, 2013

      Banker to chair Mecom as investor pressure to sell assets grows

      Mecom, the struggling European newspaper publisher, is preparing to appoint a veteran investment banker as its chairman as...

    2. April 12, 2013

      Wolfson among top small-cap gainers

      Wolfson Microelectronics was among the top small-cap gainers this week after the sound chipmaker cemented its relationship...

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      Corporate defaults are well below average but the minnows are under severe stress...
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    1. April 8, 2013

      Takeover talk pushes Weir Group higher

      Pumpmaker Weir Group was among the gainers in response to a bid for one of its sector peers. Weir rose 4.2 per cent to...

    2. April 8, 2013

      Mecom warns as ad revenues drop further

      Shares in Mecom lost more than one-third of their value on Monday after the European publisher revealed a further...

    3. March 7, 2013

      Polish media baron faces uphill struggle

      Polish businessman Grzegorz Hajdarowicz made his fortune investing in struggling companies and turning them around. When he...

    4. January 11, 2013

      Mecom in talks to sell three divisions

      Mecom, the struggling European newspaper publisher, revealed it had begun talks to sell its Dutch, Danish and Polish...

    5. September 20, 2012

      Media: Changing channels bring risks

      From broadcasters to music labels and book publishers to newspapers, consumer habits are changing – and fast. This is...

    6. March 14, 2012

      Mecom narrows full-year losses

      Mecom narrowed its losses in 2011 despite dwindling advertising revenues, as the pan-European newspaper publisher pushed...

    7. March 12, 2012

      Small-caps: Game plunges on share warning

      Game Group plunges 63.5 per cent to 1.3p on Monday after the struggling retailer said its shares could well be worthless....

    8. February 3, 2012

      Regulators probe sale of Mecom’s Norway business

      Mecom’s proposed sale of its Norwegian media business is under scrutiny from the country’s regulators and could be held up...

    9. January 24, 2012

      Small-caps: Bowleven falls on funding worry

      Bowleven lost 7.2 per cent to 80¼p on Tuesday after Investec Securities voiced concerns about how the Cameroon-focused oil...

    10. January 24, 2012

      Mecom looks to digital pay models after review

      Mecom, the pan-European newspaper publisher, has laid out plans to introduce a digital pay model across its best-selling...

    11. January 8, 2012

      Mecom seeks sale of Polish business

      Mecom, the pan-European newspaper publisher, is looking to offload its Polish business in a move that highlights...

    12. December 5, 2011

      Small caps: Treatt profits soured by forecast

      Treatt , the ingredients supplier to the flavour and fragrance industries, dropped 8.3 per cent to 316½p after warning that...

    13. December 5, 2011

      Mecom sells Norwegian business for €222m

      Heralding the type of consolidation that other European countries are likely to see in coming months and years, Norway’s...

    14. December 1, 2011

      Mecom review faces investor scrutiny

      Several weeks before Tom Toumazis joined Mecom as chief executive, his first job running a company and first encounter with...

    15. November 25, 2011

      Week in review: Bowleven shares drop

      Oil and gas explorer Bowleven dropped 30.8 per cent to 65.38p over the week, even after reporting the discovery of further...

    16. November 21, 2011

      Touchstone Gold rises on Colombia results

      Touchstone Gold , the latest vehicle of Kinross Gold Corporation founder Robert Buchan, added 7.2 per cent to 22¼p on the...

    17. November 21, 2011

      Mecom in talks to sell Norwegian unit

      Mecom, the pan-European newspaper publisher, is in talks to sell Edda Media, its Norwegian business, for NK1.6bn to...

    18. July 30, 2011

      Risers led by targets

      Takeover approaches provided the week’s biggest risers. Hansen Transmissions soared by 91 per cent after German engineer ZF...

    19. July 27, 2011

      Small caps: Takeover talk boosts WSP

      WSP Group , the engineering and design consultancy, was marked up by 2.7 per cent to 293¾p after Liberum Capital named it as...

    20. July 27, 2011

      Mecom to pay dividend after cost-cutting

      Mecom, the European newspaper group, which has reported narrowing interim losses partly as a result of cost-cutting...

    21. May 25, 2011

      In between flower show hedges

      Many of the corporate directors gathered to listen to a breakfast talk given by Lord Sharman on Tuesday seemed a bit...

    22. May 24, 2011

      Mecom picks Endemol commercial head for chief

      Tom Toumazis, the chief commercial officer of television production company Endemol has been appointed head of Mecom, the...

    23. April 7, 2011

      Mecom rejects approach by Dutch banks

      The board of Mecom has rejected an informal approach from a consortium of Dutch banks proposing to take a controlling stake...

    24. March 17, 2011

      Mecom to pay dividend as losses narrow

      Mecom, the European newspaper group, has narrowed its full-year losses on the back of a restructuring and promised to pay...

    25. FT Alphaville

      March 16, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - Porsche faces new $1bn lawsuit from angry hedge funds — report. - InterContinental...

    26. January 29, 2011

      Davidson replaces Locke as Mecom head

      The board of Mecom has ousted its chairman, Alasdair Locke, in a move to clear the decks at the European media group after...

    27. January 21, 2011

      Pressing need for tie-ups at local newspapers

      Regional newspapers are badly placed in a sector out of favour with investors. As sales dwindle, print costs rise and...

    28. January 15, 2011

      Unlikely triumph as Merlin agreement remains in sight

      And then there were four. The decision by Ana Botín, Santander UK’s new chief executive, to extricate the bank from industry...

    29. January 14, 2011

      Montgomery steps down from Mecom board

      Mecom’s board has surprised the market by announcing the immediate departure of David Montgomery, chief executive, without...

    30. January 13, 2011

      Mecom shares rise on proposed maiden pay-out

      David Montgomery will leave Mecom by January 31 Shares in Mecom rose nearly 11 per cent after the European newspaper group...

    31. January 12, 2011

      Mecom to give update on effort to find chief

      Mecom is due to inform investors of its progress in finding a new chief executive on Thursday as the European newspaper...

    32. January 12, 2011

      Mecom rebuffs Trinity Mirror over merger

      Trinity Mirror, the owner of the Daily Mirror, approached the European media group Mecom over a potential merger, it has...

    33. January 8, 2011

      Tight deadline

      Who will be the next chief executive of Mecom? Anticipation is growing in the run-up to the European newspaper publisher’s...

    34. December 23, 2010

      Mecom’s succession plans hit a hitch

      A former managing director at News International who held discussions about taking the top job at Mecom, has ruled himself...

    35. November 17, 2010

      Rolls-Royce regains some losses with help of contracts

      Rolls-Royce followed the FTSE 100 higher on Wednesday as contract news helped counter reputational concerns. The shares...

    36. November 16, 2010

      Positive outlook on contracts makes Capita a rare gainer

      Capita was one of only a few risers in a sea of red on Tuesday, as Europe’s debt crisis sent the FTSE 100 to its sharpest...

    37. September 10, 2010

      Monty pays bills

      David Montgomery has provided plenty of fees for bankers and advisers over the years at Mecom – one way or another.The media...

    38. September 9, 2010

      FSA exposes hole in Goldman’s dented armour

      For those who believed Goldman Sachs had distilled and patented the art of meticulous self-regulation, the control failings...

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