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    1. January 6, 2015

      City Link assets sold to rival DX Group

      The administrators of City Link, the parcels delivery company that collapsed on Christmas Eve, have sold more than £1m-worth...

    2. December 31, 2014

      City Link makes 2,356 staff redundant

      Failed delivery firm City Link has confirmed that it will make 2,356 staff redundant with effect from 31 December following...

    1. May 2, 2014

      Rentokil eyes Americas expansion

      Rentokil Initial is targeting a big pipeline of acquisitions this year as the pest control and hygiene group looks to...

    2. September 9, 2013

      Royal Mail float set to heighten postal competition

      The impending privatisation of Royal Mail, the world’s oldest postal service, is set to sharpen competition in the UK’s...

    3. August 16, 2013

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Juridica (JIL) Juridica has risen strongly over the past year and there was a 13p-a-share dividend in January, writes...

    4. August 14, 2013

      Balfour Beatty needs to build a stronger narrative

      A profit warning puts a dark cloud over any company. But at least it can generally expect the silver lining that the share...

    5. August 14, 2013

      Dividend hopes push Aviva to two-year high

      Aviva hit a two-year high amid hopes that the insurer would move earlier than expected to restore a dividend cut. Progress...

    6. August 14, 2013

      Rentokil shares shrug off City Link hit

      Shares in Rentokil Initial jumped more than 6 per cent on Wednesday after solid interim numbers helped the pest control and...

    7. August 13, 2013

      Rio Tinto firms on aluminium talk

      Rio Tinto hit a five-month high amid speculation that the miner was moving closer to selling its Alcan aluminium division....

    8. August 1, 2013

      Rentokil Initial’s Brown to step down as chief executive

      The chief executive of Rentokil Initial is leaving the FTSE 250 group after a five-year reign that included the sale of its...

    9. June 4, 2013

      BTG buoyed by takeover speculation

      Takeover speculation put drug developer BTG among the gainers yesterday as the London market recovered from a one-month low....

    10. June 3, 2013

      Buyout group CD&R eyes merger of Balfour and Rentokil units

      New York-based buyout group Clayton Dubilier & Rice is exploring a combination of the office maintenance business units of...

    11. May 24, 2013

      Small-cap week, June 29

      Gem Diamonds was a leading gainer this week, with the miner up 26.5 per cent after finding its third 100 carat-plus diamond...

    12. May 21, 2013

      One mistake too many for outgoing G4S chief Nick Buckles

      Nick Buckles, the outgoing chief executive of G4S, has survived a lot of exploding landmines. Not only did he weather the...

    13. April 29, 2013

      Lombard: Rentokil’s rot cure extended belatedly to City Link

      Treat rot fast and effectively, say Rentokil Initial’s exterminators of fungal infections. Spot the lignicolous fungi early...

    14. April 29, 2013

      Rentokil Initial sells City Link to Jon Moulton’s buyout group

      Rentokil Initial has sold its City Link parcel business to Jon Moulton’s private equity firm for a “very good price” of £1,...

    15. April 29, 2013

      BT trails on avoid advice before results

      BT Group lagged behind a rising London market on Monday on concerns its results next month may disappoint. Morgan Stanley...

    16. March 24, 2013

      CollectPlus to target small sellers

      CollectPlus, the parcel delivery service that uses convenience stores for drop-offs and pick-ups, is targeting individual...

    17. March 15, 2013

      Rentokil: failure to deliver

      Rentokil was once a mere rat catcher. Over the years, under three chief executives, it has been transformed into an...

    18. March 15, 2013

      Rentokil benefits from City Link cost cuts

      Rentokil – the pest, post and hygiene group – has posted a 10 per cent increase in profits, following a major restructuring...

    19. November 9, 2012

      Rentokil delivers more City Link bad news

      Rentokil Initial, the pest control to parcels group, has blamed weak demand for deliveries during the Olympics for further...

    20. November 9, 2012

      Admiral leaps on signal of huge dividend

      Hopes of bumper dividend helped Admiral bounce from a nine-month low Friday. The auto insurer rose 3.4 per cent to £10.54...

    21. September 25, 2012

      Rentokil Initial snaps up rival

      Rentokil Initial is set to become the third-largest pest controller in the US after snapping up an American rival for $115m....

    22. August 3, 2012

      Signs of turnround for Rentokil’s City Link

      Signs of a turnround at Rentokil Initial’s lossmaking parcel delivery business have buoyed the pest control and hygiene...

    23. June 20, 2012

      Farepak case dropped

      The Insolvency Service has abandoned a high-profile legal battle against seven executives including Sir Clive Thompson, one...

    24. May 24, 2012

      Farepak directors begin legal battle

      Sir Clive Thompson, one of Britain’s best-known businessmen, and six others have begun a High Court legal battle with the...

    25. May 13, 2012

      UK companies poised for Libya work

      British companies are gearing up to compete for billions of pounds worth of contracts in Libya as the oil-rich nation...

    26. May 4, 2012

      Losses at parcels arm weigh on Rentokil

      Widening losses at its struggling parcel delivery business have continued to weigh on Rentokil Initial, the pest control and...

    27. March 2, 2012

      Rentokil swings to loss on courier woes

      Rentokil Initial has reinstated its final dividend in spite of its struggling City Link courier business dragging the pest...

    28. March 2, 2012

      International Power lifted by merger hopes

      Renewed takeover hopes lifted International Power to its highest level in more than a year on Friday. Hopes that GDF Suez...

    29. January 11, 2012

      Intel processor turns the heat up on Arm

      Competition worries led Arm Holdings lower on Wednesday as the London market retreated. The chipmaker was under pressure...

    30. January 9, 2012

      Warm reception for InterContinental pay-out

      Hopes of a cash return helped InterContinental Hotels outperform a falling London market. Richard Solomons, the new chief...

    31. November 29, 2011

      Farepak victims hit as liquidation costs soar

      Victims of Farepak, the failed Christmas savings club, are set to receive only two-thirds of what will be paid in fees to...

    32. FT Alphaville

      November 21, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Monday, - Centrica buys gas assets from Statoil in $1.6bn deal; seen as expensive by analysts –...

    33. November 7, 2011

      Inquiry worries send HomeServe to two-year low

      HomeServe hit a two-year low in a flat London market on Monday as concerns grew that a mis-selling investigation could...

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Monday, - Ryanair raises full year guidance by 10 per cent — statement and presentation. -...

    35. November 6, 2011

      Rentokil tackles LatAm bedbugs

      The biggest infestation of bedbugs in half a century is creating new opportunities for Rentokil Initial, the pest control...

    36. October 24, 2011

      Kesa lit up by hopes of Comet stake disposal

      Kesa Electricals was a star performer on Monday as the FTSE 100 climbed to a 12-week high. Shares in Kesa bounced 16.9 per...

    37. October 10, 2011

      Takeover speculation lifts Petrofac 4.4% as Footsie rebounds sharply

      Petrofac was in demand as a fourth consecutive gain gave the FTSE 100 its sharpest rebound in nearly three years. Shares in...

    38. October 4, 2011

      FTSE 100 tumbles below 5,000

      Tesco was the favoured defence as the FTSE 100 ended below 5,000 points for the first time since July 2010. A day before...

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