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    1. August 19, 2012

      Movers & Shakers: August 20

      ● Western Asset Management, global fixed income manager, has boosted its Asian investment team with four hires in Singapore....

    2. November 14, 2011

      Weak October sales take fizz off Majestic

      Shares in Majestic Wine fell up to 5 per cent on Monday after disappointing October sales took the fizz out of a strong set...

    1. October 25, 2011

      Carpetright issues fifth profit warning

      Carpetright has issued its fifth profit warning in a year, blaming declining margins on volatile trading, and leading...

    2. October 11, 2011

      Mothercare chief to step down

      Mothercare is parting company with Ben Gordon, its long-standing chief executive, less than a week after a profit warning...

    3. September 15, 2011

      High street browsers and job fears add to woes

      Selling electrical goods in developed markets is the bleakest part of the retail landscape. In tough economic conditions,...

    4. June 22, 2011

      Kesa confirms lossmaking Comet up for sale

      A Comet store, Stevenage Kesa, the electrical retail group, confirmed that Comet, its lossmaking UK division, is up for...

    5. June 19, 2011

      Analysts pick stocks with greater accuracy

      The success rate for stockpicking by analysts covering UK and Irish companies recovered in 2010 for the first time in three...

    6. June 9, 2011

      Argos sales drop adds to Home Retail woes

      Shares in Home Retail Group fell almost 14 per cent on Thursday after it announced a steep decline in sales at Argos, its...

    7. February 4, 2011

      Oligarch poised to bid for Waterstone’s

      Russian oligarch Alexander Mamut is preparing to prise the Waterstone’s book chain away from parent HMV Group in a deal that...

    8. January 6, 2011

      Majestic Wine toasts festive surge in sales

      Majestic Wine is increasing the rate of new store openings after a particularly festive trading season that saw...

    9. June 16, 2010

      Ideal Shopping Direct shares rise

      Shares in Ideal Shopping Direct, the TV shopping channel, rose 7 per cent to 165½p after full-year forecasts were upgraded...

    10. January 12, 2010

      Bundles boost sales at Ideal Shopping Direct

      A focus on bundles of Christmas gifts has boosted sales at television shopping channel operator Ideal Shopping Direct, which...

    11. November 17, 2009

      Majestic Wine cheered by online sparkle

      A sharp rise in online sales and the increasing popularity of fine wines helped to push up profits at Majestic Wine. The...

    12. November 16, 2009

      Majestic Wine cheered by online sparkle

      A sharp rise in online sales and the increasing popularity of fine wines helped to push up profits at Majestic Wine. The...

    13. November 15, 2008

      Strong brands furnish group with demand

      Aim-listed Walker Greenbank, the luxury interior furnishings group, has seen analysts recommending its shares as a buy,...

    14. August 9, 2008

      Uphill struggle to stay competitive

      The marketplace Simon Baile has to contend with is unrecognisable to the one of his father's time when he ran Oddbins in the...

    15. November 8, 2005

      John W Thompson of Symantec

      As he takes his seat for breakfast in the River Room of London’s Savoy Hotel, John W Thompson does not look like a man...

    16. November 8, 2005

      Much packed into a slim body

      Two days with a heavy Thinkpad on your back wandering around the small German city state that is the Hannover Fairgrounds...

    17. October 4, 2005

      Latest Apple’s a pippin

      It is often said that the story of Apple is one of the triumph of design rather than technology. That’s as maybe – and the...

    18. October 4, 2005

      Information officers learn to ride the rollercoaster

      Have you heard the one about the systems engineers who decided to inventory their hardware? They trotted down to the data...

    19. September 22, 2005

      Back to backs

      In response to reader demand, here's a spinal update from my colleague Ben Hunt, who was treated earlier this year for a...

    20. September 18, 2005

      On FT.com this week

      Make a date in your diary and bookmark this page for regular updates on what is coming up on FT.com. Monday, Oct 3 The Nobel...

    21. June 17, 2005

      Spinal tap

      Mudlark asks for an update on the condition of colleague Ben Hunt's back. "It's pretty good, thanks," comes the answer....

    22. May 19, 2005

      Backs come forth at the very end

      Exposing naked backsides to potential investors, as well as to a former US senator, might seem a rum way of raising cash...

    23. May 17, 2005

      When risk-taking pays off

      In the technology-centric world of Silicon Valley, the motto for ambitious entrepreneurs has always been: “If at first you...

    24. May 2, 2005

      Jon Holmes: Seeking that star quality

      One of the by products of Wales’s recent Six Nations grand slam triumph was that the tanned face of penalty kicking star...

    25. February 15, 2005

      MM02capital scheme approved

      MMO2shareholders approved a capital reorganisation that will allow the mobile network operator to implement a "sustainable...

    26. February 9, 2005

      BT told to quicken opening of networks

      Ofcom, the communications and media regulator, has called for improvement in the rate at which BT is opening its local...

    27. February 5, 2005

      Performance gives nostalgic trip to up, up and away

      For veteran watchers of the technology, media and telecommunications sector, Yell's performance since its 2003 flotation...

    28. January 27, 2005

      Mobile operators praised for progress

      The UK's five mobile phone network operators have made significant progress over siting base stations, according to an...

    29. January 27, 2005

      Ofcom chief takes tough line on BT

      Stephen Carter, chief executive of Ofcom, has insisted that the communications regulator would not shy away from referring...

    30. January 25, 2005

      More mobiles than people

      There are more mobile phones in the UK than people, according to research published by the Mobiloe Data Association...

    31. January 20, 2005

      Management reshuffle at Colt

      Tony Bates, chief administrative officer at Colt Telecom, yesterday took over as the group's chief financial officer as...

    32. January 7, 2005

      Heir to the fantasy throne

      It was with some trepidation that I approached the neat, slight figure of Stephen Donaldson in the lobby of the Covent...

    33. January 5, 2005

      Celtel completes $190m refinancing

      Celtel, the pan-African mobile telecommunications group that will seek a listing in London this year, has completed a $190m...

    34. December 24, 2004

      Amazon confident on Christmas orders

      Amazon, the online retailer, has insisted that it was in a position to fulfil Christmas orders following reports that a...

    35. December 24, 2004

      SHORTAGE OF FESTIVE VENUES IS COVERED BY MARQUEE SUPPLIERS

      "No room at the inn" is a traditional Christmas theme that has now extended to festive parties as the limited availability...

    36. December 23, 2004

      Moving in for the roadkill

      When Carl Hiaasen's entrée is served to him by the waiter at Orso, the Covent Garden Italian, it looks as if he has made a...

    37. December 23, 2004

      Early success for latest Harry Potter

      The undiminished power of Harry Potter was demonstrated to full effect yesterday. The sixth book in the children's series...

    38. November 9, 2004

      BBC commercial arm wins export award

      BBC Worldwide, which brought David Brent, Anne Robinson and the What Not to Wear pair to an unsuspecting world, was...

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