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  1. June 11, 2014

    Bookmakers join World Cup advertising scramble

    The World Cup has unleashed an advertising scramble, with everyone from sportswear manufacturers to headphone makers trying...

  2. May 7, 2014

    London IPO wave lifts profits at Numis

    Buoyant equity markets and an uptick of initial public offerings drove Numis to record revenues in the past six months,...

  1. March 26, 2014

    Cenkos soars after posting 50% rise in pre-tax profits

    Shares in Cenkos Securities rose 9 per cent on Wednesday after the small-cap broker posted a 50 per cent rise in pre-tax...

  2. February 27, 2014

    Personal touch gives edge in broker tussle for listing business

    When John Roberts began preparing AO.com for its stock market debut, he knew it would be a hard sell. The chief executive of...

  3. February 5, 2014

    French Connection shares rise as losses narrow

    Shares in French Connection rallied by as much as 25 per cent after it said an improved Christmas trading period meant that...

  4. December 6, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Micro Focus (MCRO) Even with bolt-on deals, growth isn’t likely to be stellar and a forward price/earnings ratio of...

  5. December 3, 2013

    Surge in flotations lifts Numis

    The pipeline of stock market floats remains full well into the first and second quarters of next year, said Oliver Hemsley,...

  6. November 19, 2013

    Content sales boost ITV performance

    ITV countered fears about the rising cost of television programmes, as it heralded a strong increase in revenues from its...

  7. November 11, 2013

    Schroders climbs on broker upgrade

    Asset managers were prominent leaders on the FTSE 100 on Monday after a broker update in the sector helped the main index...

  8. September 27, 2013

    On the march, small-caps that punch above their weight

    Small is beautiful. Elephants don’t gallop. A flea can jump 200 times its own height. There’s no shortage of appropriate...

  9. September 13, 2013

    African Minerals shares hit four-year low

    Last month, African Minerals lost its chief executive and finance director. This week the Sierra Leone miner founded by...

  10. August 27, 2013

    Foxtons sets out plans for IPO

    Foxtons confirmed its intention to launch an initial public offering as the London-focused estate agent set out plans to...

  11. July 11, 2013

    UK directors’ deals: Numis, Betfair, Imagination Technologies and Euromoney

    Stockbroker Numis returned to the black in recent months, posting a 40 per cent increase in revenues and profits of £9m for...

  12. May 7, 2013

    Numis rides out storm with return to black

    Numis has swung back in to the black, reporting rises of more than 41 per cent in stock broking commissions and fees for the...

  13. March 29, 2013

    Cupid sacks broker after share scare

    Cupid, the online dating company, topped off an eventful week by sacking one of its brokers after short sellers pounced on...

  14. March 19, 2013

    Arm loses a pair of capable hands

    The unexpected departure of Warren East as chief executive of Arm Holdings comes as the company reaches an inflection point...

  15. March 14, 2013

    Investec staff buy stake in asset unit

    South African bank Investec has sold a 15 per cent stake in its asset management division to a group of staff in a £180m...

  16. January 23, 2013

    Close Brothers upbeat on asset management

    Close Brothers has said its asset management business will move into profit this year, although subdued trading volumes have...

  17. January 1, 2013

    Online investment sellers set to gain

    Online platforms offering financial products direct to retail customers are expected to be the short-term winners under new...

  18. December 27, 2012

    Brokers struggle in oversupplied market

    If there is one thing that London’s stockbrokers agree on, it is that there are simply too many of them, chasing too little...

  19. December 11, 2012

    Spread betting group IG to trim costs

    Quiet markets have eaten into revenues at IG Group, the spread betting company, which said it would trim its cost base until...

  20. December 6, 2012

    Cineworld buys Picturehouse chain

    Multiplex cinema chain Cineworld has made a grab for the art-house film buff market by buying City Screen’s Picturehouse...

  21. November 5, 2012

    Hiscox chief considers capital return

    The chief executive of Hiscox said that the insurance group may still return capital to shareholders in spite of Hurricane...

  22. November 4, 2012

    Brokers look to Orb for new revenue

    Stockbrokers have had little reason to cheer in the past year. Several industry players have been taken over by larger...

  23. October 7, 2012

    Small-cap investing is a minority sport

    Oh, for an equity index that doesn’t have the semi-nationalised banks that decimated equity markets during the financial...

  24. October 1, 2012

    Sportingbet rejects joint offer

    Sportingbet has rejected a joint offer from William Hill and GVC for the online gambling company, saying it “significantly...

  25. September 28, 2012

    Direct Line shares offer cheap yield

    Direct Line’s initial public offering is expected to generate a surge of interest among those looking for high-yielding...

  26. September 5, 2012

    AG Barr springs bid for Britvic

    AG Barr, maker of Scotland’s “other national drink”, Irn-Bru, has launched an audacious bid for Britvic, its bigger UK peer,...

  27. August 22, 2012

    TT Electronics hits European headwinds

    Economic headwinds in Europe and concerns of a slowdown in China have weighed on first-half revenues at TT Electronics, the...

  28. July 16, 2012

    Menzies scales back regional operations

    John Menzies, the airline baggage handler and newspaper distribution group, will end its cargo operations at four regional...

  29. June 29, 2012

    St Barbara does deal to buy Allied Gold

    St Barbara, the Australian gold miner, has struck a deal to expand its operations into the Pacific Rim, agreeing to buy...

  30. June 15, 2012

    Activists open door to trust opportunities

    A couple of weeks ago, I worried out loud that the spate of shareholder activism towards investment trusts and their boards...

  31. May 15, 2012

    Enterprise scents financial stability

    Enterprise Inns said higher projected sales during the Queen’s Jubilee and the European football championships should arrest...

  32. May 2, 2012

    Sage steps back from cloud cuckoo land

    Sage is in talks with Microsoft over a strategic alliance to put its accounting software for small businesses on to the US...

  33. May 2, 2012

    Numis tells of companies’ fundraising optimism

    Shares in stockbroker Numis rose 11 per cent as it reported early signs of a recovery in companies’ appetite for...

  34. April 25, 2012

    Mining sector demand bolsters Fenner

    Strong demand from the mining and energy sectors boosted Fenner’s pre-tax profits by 57 per cent in the first half, and the...

  35. April 18, 2012

    Spirit to pay maiden dividend

    Spirit Pub Co has shrugged off concerns about rising net debt as it announced a maiden interim dividend following a strong...

  36. April 16, 2012

    Pace optimistic on financial position

    Pace said it has had an “encouraging” start to trading in 2012, indicating that the set-top box manufacturer may be starting...

  37. April 12, 2012

    Revenues power ahead at Aggreko

    Aggreko, the British temporary power supplier, said emerging market demand for electricity helped to drive double-digit...

  38. April 8, 2012

    Concern over conflicts dog equity analysts

    After 14 years in the City, Jonathan Pierce was one of London’s top-ranked banks analysts when he left Credit Suisse last...

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