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  1. December 7, 2011

    Low bond yields fuel corporate buy-backs

    With shareholders being rewarded by a surge in US company stock buy-backs, bondholders could be forgiven for feeling left...

  2. February 27, 2009

    Obama reform plan undermines healthcare sector

    US stocks fell after a bright start was wiped out by the news that President Obama intends to cut subsidies in the...

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  1. February 27, 2009

    Financials recover but reforms hurt healthcare sector

    US stocks retreated after a bright start was wiped out by the news that President Obama intends to cut subsidies in the...

  2. February 26, 2009

    Wall Street pulled lower by healthcare sector

    US stocks fell on Thursday after a bright start was wiped out by the news that President Barack Obama intends to cut...

  3. October 7, 2008

    Wall St slides despite Fed liquidity plan

    US financial stocks on Tuesday fell to their lowest level in 11 years after another afternoon sell-off pushed the S&P 500...

  4. July 17, 2008

    Wall Street rallies on banks’ earnings

    The S&P 500 rallied for a second session on Thursday and edged back out of bear market territory as better-than-expected...

  5. March 10, 2008

    'In denial' as shutters come down on career

    Sir Ken Morrison this week will finally shut the door on his life's work as he reluctantly folds up his grocer's apron and...

  6. March 9, 2008

    In denial as shutters come down on career

    When Sir Ken Morrison this week finally shuts the door on his life’s work it will be with great reluctance that he folds up...

  7. February 21, 2008

    Energy sector leads sell-off on Wall Street

    Wall Street stocks retreated on Thursday after an index of factory activity worsened unexpectedly, adding to concerns that...

  8. March 14, 2007

    Merrill quits as broker to Boots

    Merrill Lynch has stepped down as broker to Alliance Boots to work as an adviser to Stefano Pessina and Kohlberg Kravis...

  9. March 13, 2007

    Merrill Lynch quits as broker to Boots

    Merrill Lynch has stepped down as broker to Alliance Boots to work as an adviser to Stefano Pessina and Kohlberg Kravis...

  10. March 9, 2007

    Private equity goliath holds slim retailing portfolio

    While Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has invested billions of dollars into a wide range of industries round the world, the private...

  11. October 11, 2006

    Supervalu increases its forecasts

    US stocks turned loweryesterday as investors held back before the earningsseason got into full swing. Supermarket chain...

  12. July 26, 2006

    London shares hit two-week high

    Wm Morrison was in demand on Wednesday as the FTSE 100 chalked up its third straight session of gains to close at a two-week...

  13. February 23, 2006

    Morrison stock is back in favour as analysts see it gaining market share

    Wm Morrison shares had their best session for 16 months yesterday on hopes that 2006 would show a turnround at the fourth...

  14. February 22, 2006

    Wm Morrison leads FTSE advance

    Wm Morrison shares had their best session for 16 months on Wednesday on hopes that 2006 would show a turnaround at the...

  15. October 21, 2005

    Shell in the spotlight amid talk of $45m tie-up with Canada's Encana

    Speculation that Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil and gas group, was considering a $45bn merger with Canada's Encana had traders...

  16. October 20, 2005

    London fails to hold gains

    Speculation that Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil and gas group, was considering a $45bn mega-merger with Canada’s Encana had...

  17. June 25, 2005

    Tesco expects £300m profit rise

    * Increase is same amount as Sainsbury's annual earnings * UK's biggest supermarket group reports strong first-quarter...

  18. June 24, 2005

    Tesco’s profits expected to rise by £300m this year

    Tesco on Friday batted aside the trading woes besetting the high street as Britain's biggest supermarket group reported a...

  19. June 18, 2005

    Sir Ken struggles with heirloom as Morrison swerves off path

    Less than three months after Wm Morrison had acquired Safeway last year, someone close to Sir Ken Morrison had a quiet word...

  20. June 2, 2005

    Tesco's juggernaut shows no sign of stalling

    Dinnington, South Yorkshire, does not look like the face of modern Britain. Yet, this depressed former mining town, whose...

  21. May 18, 2005

    Lombard: Still long way for J. Sainsbury

    Upbeat Justin King Justin King, chief executive of J Sainsbury, gave a supremely self-assured performance on Wednesday as he...

  22. May 17, 2005

    Downgrade fails to feed through to shares

    Wm Morrison yesterday endured a hefty profit downgrade as the City digested the impact of Friday's profit warning, its...

  23. April 16, 2005

    Unstoppable retailer still good value

    Tesco appears to be on an unstoppable march towards victory in the battle of the supermarkets. This week it announced...

  24. April 15, 2005

    Analyst Watch: Unstoppable retailer still good value

    Tesco appears to be on an unstoppable march towards victory in the battle of the supermarkets. This week it announced...

  25. April 2, 2005

    Safeway debt default premiums rise on unease over Morrison

    The cost to investors of insuring against a default on former Safeway debt is rising sharply, following a tumultuous two...

  26. April 1, 2005

    Safeway debt insurance rising sharply

    The cost to investors of insuring against a default on former Safeway debt is rising sharply, following a tumultuous two...

  27. March 5, 2005

    Morrison in need of a sales boost at Safeway to make it all the more digestible

    When Ken Morrison swept into Safeway's headquarters in Hayes last year, he was all chat, talking animatedly about his...

  28. January 19, 2005

    Tesco pulls Christmas cracker

    Tesco said yesterday it had profited from J. Sainsbury's and Wm Morrison's woes over Christmas as it reported record sales...

  29. January 18, 2005

    Tesco pulls Christmas cracker

    Tesco said on Tuesday it had profited from J. Sainsbury and Wm Morrison's woes over Christmas as it reported record sales...

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