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    1. November 11, 2013

      FinnCap fundraisings signal recovery for London brokers

      Companies’ renewed appetite for fundraisings has boosted profits at FinnCap, highlighting a strengthening recovery in the...

    2. September 29, 2013

      City brokers get fizz back after increase in listings

      At the beginning of the year, stockbrokers in the City had little cause to raise a glass. One remarked that the wining and...

    1. September 15, 2013

      Oriel welcomes cash injection from CIBC

      Oriel Securities has been given a loan by Canadian bank CIBC that could be converted into a minority stake, following months...

    2. June 16, 2013

      Stockbrokers eye joint outsourcing

      Several rival stockbrokers are planning to meet to discuss jointly outsourcing parts of their back offices and ways to...

    3. June 16, 2013

      Nomad competition drives down Aim listing cost

      The cost of listing on Aim has fallen for the first time in seven years, driven down by competition among the nominated...

    4. 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...

    5. May 1, 2013

      Oriel and Cenkos lead stockbroker push to offer advisory business

      London stockbroking companies, including Oriel Securities and Cenkos, are joining forces to compete with big banks for...

    6. March 27, 2013

      WH Ireland in tussle with former chief

      Stockbroker WH Ireland is facing a legal battle with its former chief executive, who left the company abruptly in December,...

    7. March 19, 2013

      Shore Capital picks up market share

      Aim-quoted Shore Capital, the financial services group specialising in small caps, swung back into the black last year...

    8. March 13, 2013

      High street gloom pushes French Connection to full year loss

      High-street fashion retailer French Connection said it aimed to move back into the black within two years, after low...

    9. February 22, 2013

      Oriel Securities’ chief resigns

      Oriel Securities’ chief executive has abruptly resigned from the stockbroking group over “strategic differences”, in the...

    10. February 20, 2013

      Westhouse counts the cost of expansion

      There is a saying some observers have started applying to the City’s stockbroking sector: don’t judge a book by its cover. A...

    11. February 8, 2013

      Cantor steps in to save Seymour Pierce

      Seymour Pierce has been rescued by Cantor Fitzgerald in a last-minute deal just hours after it was placed in administration....

    12. February 6, 2013

      Cantor in talks over Seymour Pierce

      Cantor Fitzgerald is in late-stage talks to buy Seymour Pierce, in a deal that would secure the future of one of the City’s...

    13. February 3, 2013

      Seymour Pierce points up brokers’ woes

      When the future of Seymour Pierce was thrown into uncertainty last week, not everyone greeted the news with disappointment....

    14. January 31, 2013

      Seymour Pierce’s future up in the air

      The board of Seymour Pierce held talks on Thursday night over the future of one of the City’s oldest stockbrokers after...

    15. January 31, 2013

      Outsourcing soars in public services

      The value of government contracts handed to the private sector has doubled in four years to £20bn, as the coalition has...

    16. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE The surprisingly long path to US monetary union: European monetary union: so troubled,...

    17. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      RBS Libor settlement could spark bonus row; US wants criminal plea: RBS is expected to pay about £400m to US regulators and...

    18. January 29, 2013

      Seymour Pierce seeks cash injection

      Seymour Pierce is approaching rivals about injecting money into or taking over the small-cap broker, people familiar with...

    19. January 3, 2013

      Winning Christmas period buoys Next

      Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next, predicted that the mood of consumers would remain subdued this year as he delivered...

    20. January 3, 2013

      Betting specialist IG Group in demand

      Spread betting specialist IG Group was in demand yesterday as London held steady at a 17-month high. IG advanced after Numis...

    21. January 2, 2013

      Strategy better than shop worker bonuses

      Funny how bonuses, which are bad for bankers, are good for shop assistants. A heady 13 per cent rise in like-for-like...

    22. December 17, 2012

      BAT suffers amid EU cigarette moves

      British American Tobacco was among London’s sharpest fallers on fears of a move towards plain packaging in Europe. BAT lost...

    23. December 5, 2012

      Home Retail rises to nine-month high

      Argos owner Home Retail Group hit its highest since March after Merrill Lynch said the stock had the potential to double in...

    24. November 17, 2012

      Hangar 8 bucks trend with strong growth

      Hangar 8 bucked the trend in the private aviation sector this week by announcing strong growth in a largely subdued market....

    25. November 8, 2012

      Morrison’s sales dip worse than expected

      Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, came under pressure from some shareholders for the first time yesterday...

    26. October 29, 2012

      FinnCap overtakes Cenkos on Aim clients

      FinnCap has underlined its growing popularity as a small-cap broker by overtaking Cenkos Securities at the top of a ranking...

    27. October 9, 2012

      M&S outperforms on bullish broker note

      Marks and Spencer was an outperformer as the FTSE 100 slipped for a second day. M&S jumped 3.2 per cent to 381.3p on nearly...

    28. September 21, 2012

      HMV suffers double-digit sales slide

      The difficulty of the task facing Trevor Moore, the new chief executive of HMV, was underlined on Friday when the struggling...

    29. September 19, 2012

      Asos accelerates growth in the UK

      Asos, the online fashion retailer, maintained its sales momentum over the summer after an acceleration of UK growth. Sales...

    30. September 11, 2012

      Vedanta slips on balance sheet fears

      Vedanta Resources slipped as a mining ban in India revived concerns about its balance sheet. Goa suspended all mining in the...

    31. August 9, 2012

      HMV expects return to profit in 2013

      HMV, the struggling high street retailer, said it expected to return to profit next year despite posting heavy losses for...

    32. FT Alphaville

      August 8, 2012

      Gold Oil meets Minmet (updated)

      Strange goings on at Gold Oil, the London-listed penny dreadful that has no gold and precious little oil (as yet). Having...

    33. August 6, 2012

      HMV moves to replace finance director

      HMV is close to naming Carphone Warehouse executive Ian Kenyon as its new finance director, after David Wolffe resigned from...

    34. July 18, 2012

      Olympics fiasco gets global exposure

      The headlines have been brutal. From “Olympic-sized problem for G4S” in the Wall Street Journal to “No gold medal for...

    35. July 16, 2012

      Games security fiasco costs G4S

      G4S was on Monday night facing mounting pressure from shareholders over the Olympic security fiasco as Theresa May, home...

    36. July 16, 2012

      Miners feel brunt of bearish notes

      A series of bearish broker comments on London’s miners emphasised the dangers posed to the FTSE 100 by faltering global...

    37. July 1, 2012

      Morson management faces buyout obstacles

      A group of shareholders at Morson Group is in open revolt as the management buy-out of the Aim-quoted recruiter edges...

    38. May 4, 2012

      RBS shines but miners drag FTSE lower

      Strong first-quarter numbers from Royal Bank of Scotland helped London’s part-nationalised lenders outperform broad losses...

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