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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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