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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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