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    1. July 31, 2015

      Directors Deals

      Mothercare chief executive Mark Newton-Jones has doubled his money on shares he bought through the retailer’s £100m...

    2. May 21, 2015

      Mothercare stems UK sales slide with like-for-like growth

      Mothercare has stemmed five years of falling sales in the UK with the first full year of like-for-like sales growth in...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Royal Mail delivers

      Royal Mail has delivered full-year results ahead of some analyst expectations, Booker is buying Budgens and Mothercare...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Mothercare crawls back to health in UK

      Buggy-to-babywear retailer Mothercare has seen further signs of improvement in its UK operations with its fourth...

    3. January 15, 2015

      Mothercare sales rise as it stands firm on full-pricing strategy

      Buggy-to-babywear retailer Mothercare, whose struggling UK business has dragged down profits from its international...

    4. November 20, 2014

      Mothercare sees signs of turnround

      Babycare retailer Mothercare said it had begun to see signs of a turnround, with margins staying flat after five years...

    5. November 11, 2014

      Ancien régime of bank bailouts is not yet confined to history books

      The interests of banks, politicians and regulators rarely overlap neatly, but when it comes to ending taxpayer bailouts...

    6. October 27, 2014

      Shareholders back Mothercare’s rights issue

      Plans to revitalise and modernise Mothercare are set to go ahead after investors backed the struggling retail chain’s...

    7. September 26, 2014

      On the gravy train to Mothercare cash call

      The capital markets hate the thought of new taxation. They much prefer to impose taxes of their own, and this week it...

    8. September 23, 2014

      Mothercare launches £100m rights issue

      Mothercare, the buggy-to-babywear retailer, has launched a £100m rights issue to pay down debt and close up to 75 UK...

    9. September 9, 2014

      Scottish secession would make pensions do the splits

      Scotland could not be separated from the UK with a sweep of a pen. It would require microsurgery of the kind needed to...

    10. August 11, 2014

      Destination Maternity CEO quits after failed Mothercare takeover

      The chief executive of Destination Maternity has quit the US babywear group after it had an approach for Britain’s...

    11. July 28, 2014

      Every little hurts as Lloyds traders scam an Old Lady

      Those Lloyds traders are no muppets. Bank jobs are tough, which is why safe crackers are among the aristocrats of the...

    12. July 28, 2014

      Mothercare shares tumble after Destination Maternity drops bid

      Shares of Mothercare sank 11.6 per cent in early trading on Monday after US baby-wear group Destination Maternity...

    13. July 17, 2014

      Mothercare investment warning pushes shares lower

      New Mothercare chief executive Mark Newton-Jones warned investors that the babywear-and-buggy retailer’s struggling UK...

    14. July 10, 2014

      Mothercare names Newton-Jones as full-time chief executive

      Mothercare has appointed Mark Newton-Jones, its interim chief executive, to lead the British babywear and buggy...

    15. July 6, 2014

      From here to Maternity on raising M&A stakes

      Destination Maternity's £266m offer for Mothercare, the struggling babywear merchant, looks like a rounding error in a...

    16. July 2, 2014

      Mike Ashley bonus railroaded round the City

      Third time lucky. Shareholders have finally agreed a bonus scheme for Mike Ashley, founder and executive deputy...

    17. July 2, 2014

      Mothercare shares jump after Destination Maternity approaches

      Mothercare shares rose more than 10 per cent on Wednesday after it was confirmed that the British babywear and buggy...

    18. July 1, 2014

      Mothercare slips despite US interest talk

      Mothercare could be the latest UK company to be targeted by a US peer looking for a tax shield. Destination Maternity,...

    19. May 22, 2014

      Mothercare shares jump as earnings beat forecasts

      Mothercare shares jumped after the babywear and buggy retailer said it had secured more headroom on its debt facilities...

    20. May 22, 2014

      Miners lift London stocks on China hopes

      London-listed miners stocks are in demand, with HSBC’s “flash” estimate for manufacturing conditions in China – the...

    21. May 6, 2014

      Mothercare in talks over £90m bank loans

      Mothercare is back at the negotiating table with its lenders seven months after its last refinancing, as the babywear...

    22. April 20, 2014

      Toys: tough puzzle

      The business of child’s play is in fact anything but that. Toy and games makers are going through a sticky patch....

    23. April 10, 2014

      Mothercare fights back with sales rebound after torrid Christmas

      Shares in Mothercare rallied more than 14 per cent after the babywear and buggy retailer put a torrid Christmas behind...

    24. February 24, 2014

      City sees Carphone/Dixons chimera as a fabulous beast

      A genuine merger requires equal partners. They are thus almost as rare in real life as the griffins adorning the crest...

    25. February 24, 2014

      Defeat in price war seals Calver’s fate

      Simon Calver is to step down as Mothercare chief executive just two years into the job, after dismal Christmas trading...

    26. February 3, 2014

      Chinese factories act to keep staff in saddle in Year of the Horse

      As China prepared to usher in the Year of the Horse, Crystal Group, a garment manufacturer that produces clothes for...

    27. January 24, 2014

      Learn from Buba and demand delivery for true price of gold

      A year ago the Bundesbank announced that it intended to repatriate 700 tons of Germany’s gold from Paris and New York....

    28. January 13, 2014

      Fears mount over empty UK shops

      Britain’s high streets face an empty shops crisis as a wave of retailers’ leases begin to expire, offering them the...

    29. January 8, 2014

      Fat Face smiling after ‘no sale before Boxing Day’ decision

      The decision not to go on sale before Boxing Day for the fourth year running paid off for Fat Face, which increased its...

    30. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Where the WMP things are: Are Chinese wealth management products a ponzi-based...

    31. January 8, 2014

      London shares slip as retailers weigh

      More pain in the retail sector led London’s FTSE 100 lower on Wednesday, after a profit warning from Mothercare drove...

    32. January 8, 2014

      Mothercare shares plunge after profits warning

      Shares in Mothercare plunged almost 30 per cent after a profit warning cast doubts on the viability of the babywear and...

    33. November 24, 2013

      Mothercare takes baby steps towards recovery

      Mothercare’s bosses used to say that spending on kids, particularly over Christmas, was the last budget cut that...

    34. November 21, 2013

      Mothercare reports rise in underlying profits

      Consumer spending in the UK will not improve any time soon, warned chief executive of Mothercare Simon Calver, as the...

    35. August 30, 2013

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Regus (RGU) Regus is riding the flexible working wave and its expansion prospects, underpinned by established...

    36. July 18, 2013

      Mothercare plays down hopes of royal baby bounce

      Mothercare played down hopes of a post-royal baby sales boom as online growth helped limit a drop in UK sales in its...

    37. June 17, 2013

      Retail: Baby boom is a windfall for children’s products

      A line of cots draped in white organza fills the window of a Detsky Mir (Children’s World) store on a dusty highway in...

    38. May 23, 2013

      Store closures help Mothercare trim losses

      Cutting the number of its high street stores helped Mothercare narrow losses in its UK division as the retailer...

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