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  1. August 12, 2013

    Greece boosts privatisation target hopes with Opap sale

    Greece has completed the sale of a controlling stake in the gaming company Opap to a group of Greek and eastern European...

  2. August 9, 2013

    William Hill pursues Australian expansion

    William Hill, the world’s largest listed betting company by market value, has continued its expansion in Australia with the...

  1. March 5, 2013

    Online trading boosts Paddy Power

    Pre-tax profits at bookmaker Paddy Power increased 15 per cent to €139.2m last year as its internet and mobile phone...

  2. March 1, 2013

    William Hill buys out partner Playtech

    William Hill’s market value will reach £5bn in five years’ time as new expansion opportunities emerge, its chief executive...

  3. January 29, 2013

    William Hill boosted by online gambling

    Surging demand for online gambling has boosted profits by a fifth at William Hill, as the gambling company warned that...

  4. January 24, 2013

    EU chips away at Greek gambling monopoly

    Online gambling companies have received a fillip after a European court partially struck down Greece’s gambling monopoly in...

  5. January 7, 2013

    Ladbrokes in talks to acquire Betdaq

    Ladbrokes has confirmed it is in talks to buy Betdaq, the lossmaking betting exchange controlled by the Irish business...

  6. December 21, 2012

    Metals groups drag FTSE lower

    London stocks fell on Friday after a solution to US fiscal cliff discussions suddenly looked distant again. The FTSE 100...

  7. December 20, 2012

    William Hill tables Sportingbet offer

    William Hill has tabled its long-awaited formal offer for Sportingbet and described the deal as laying the foundation for...

  8. December 19, 2012

    Sportingbet recovers from drop in wagers

    The trading hiatus that forced Sportingbet to accept a lower offer from William Hill is over, with revenues returning to...

  9. December 19, 2012

    FTSE 100 narrowly misses fresh year-high

    Admiral Group was among the gainers as the FTSE 100 flirted with its highest level in 17 months. The auto insurer jumped 4.5...

  10. December 10, 2012

    Greek gambling plan branded ‘a disgrace’

    Sportingbet has branded plans by Greece to award a monopoly in online gambling to state betting operator OPAP “a disgrace”,...

  11. December 8, 2012

    Enterprise gains on FTSE 250 entry hopes

    Shares in Enterprise Inns reached an 18-month high this week on hopes that they will shortly enter the FTSE 250 index....

  12. December 4, 2012

    William Hill cuts Sportingbet offer

    Sportingbet has agreed to a 5p a share reduction in William Hill and GVC Holding’s offer for the online gambling company,...

  13. November 30, 2012

    Sportingbet takes 35% hit to profits

    William Hill may try to use a disappointing update from Sportingbet to cut its joint offer for the online gambling group,...

  14. November 23, 2012

    Small-cap week: Optimism lifts Thomas Cook

    Turnaround optimism lifted Thomas Cook this week, with the debt-laden holiday group rising 20 per cent. Harriet Green,...

  15. November 19, 2012

    Barclays leads risers on shake-up talk

    Barclays led London’s blue-chip risers as speculation grew that the bank was planning a radical restructuring. Goldman Sachs...

  16. November 9, 2012

    Wm Hill seeks Sportingbet bid extension

    William Hill will be given more time to prepare its joint bid of £530m for Sportingbet, and is now expected to include the...

  17. October 26, 2012

    Sporting chance of a decent profit

    It’s always a delight to see a takeover bid for a company in which you hold shares and it is particularly rewarding when the...

  18. October 16, 2012

    William Hill lifts offer for Sportingbet

    William Hill has had a revised cash and shares offer for Sportingbet provisionally agreed by the board of the online...

  19. October 16, 2012

    IAG underperforms on Iberia woes

    British Airways owner IAG was the laggard on Tuesday even as the FTSE 100 showed its biggest rally in a fortnight....

  20. October 3, 2012

    Takeover target Sportingbet reports loss

    Sportingbet on Wednesday talked up the growth potential of its prized Australian business, which has attracted interest from...

  21. October 1, 2012

    William Hill’s gamble may pay off

    William Hill’s bold approach for Sportingbet may have been rejected on Monday but the move, which would bring with it...

  22. 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...

  23. September 28, 2012

    Mixed fortunes for our foursome

    Kevin Goldstein-Jackson, down 7.5 per cent My portfolio has disappointed so far, down 7.5 per cent largely due to the share...

  24. September 21, 2012

    Same old story for Hibu shareholders

    New name, same old story for Hibu shareholders. The debt-laden telephone directories publisher, which in July changed its...

  25. September 19, 2012

    William Hill and GVC target Sportingbet

    William Hill has made a play for a piece of the Australian betting market, announcing it is weighing an offer for online...

  26. September 19, 2012

    Cash-return hopes lift AstraZeneca

    Cash-return hopes gave AstraZeneca its biggest gain in six weeks as the FTSE 100 rallied. The drugmaker rose 1.9 per cent to...

  27. May 21, 2012

    Bwin and Sportingbet face Spanish tax hit

    Bwin and Sportingbet both face multimillion-euro charges after the Spanish government launched a tax clampdown on the online...

  28. March 8, 2012

    Industry makes Olympic preparations

    The London Olympic Games, which actually get under way two days before the lavish opening ceremony in east London with two...

  29. March 1, 2012

    Australian unit boosts Sportingbet

    It’s been a transformational six months for Sportingbet. The online gambling company sold its profitable Turkey business for...

  30. February 29, 2012

    Small-caps: Bid talk lifts Thomas Cook

    Thomas Cook was up 22.8 per cent to 28¼p on Wednesday after takeover rumours fuelled heavy retail interest in the troubled...

  31. December 16, 2011

    Small caps: Melrose’s output disappoints

    Melrose Resources was in focus, stumbling 2.9 per cent to 124p after the oil and gas explorer’s production target for 2012...

  32. October 14, 2011

    Sportingbet sells Turkey business

    Sportingbet, the online gambling company, has agreed to sell its politically sensitive Turkish business for €142.5m...

  33. October 13, 2011

    Ladbrokes chief eyes online growth

    Richard Glynn, Ladbrokes’ chief executive, said the growth in the number of online customers from outside the UK would be...

  34. October 10, 2011

    Ladbrokes still open to online deals

    Ladbrokes could still buy an online gambling company despite turning its back on Sportingbet over regulatory concerns – the...

  35. October 10, 2011

    Small caps: Miner Sierra Rutile in focus

    Mining company Sierra Rutile was in focus at talk that its biggest shareholder, Pala Investments, had been buying stock....

  36. October 10, 2011

    Ladbrokes lacks nerve needed for gamble on growth

    To the purist, it is no more possible to be a little bit illegal in your dealings than it is to be a little bit pregnant....

  37. October 10, 2011

    Ladbrokes ends Sportingbet takeover talks

    Sportingbet, the online gambling operator, saw its shares tumble on Monday after it announced a mutually agreed termination...

  38. 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...

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