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  1. April 12, 2010

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY * The results from Vernalis will be the first update from the biotechnology group since the bad news of two weeks ago,...

  2. March 15, 2010

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY Earnings UBS FY SFr1.41 (-SFr0.75)TUESDAY 16 Earnings Alpha Bank Q4 €0.05 (-€0.12)Axis-Shield FY 14.87p (6.52p)Close...

  1. July 3, 2009

    Bikini sales go up - just as the brolly business goes down

    It may be a bear market for brollies but it is a boom time for bikinis as Britons adapt to the hot weather, writes John...

  2. March 23, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    UK TODAY * Investors will only be focusing on one thing when Alizyme reports its annual results: news of licensing deals,...

  3. March 23, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY Investors will only be focusing on one thing when Alizyme reports its annual results: news of licensing deals, writes...

  4. March 12, 2009

    Ark cuts losses

    Ark Therapeutics, the woundcare and gene medicine group, reduced its full-year losses thanks to favourable currency...

  5. January 13, 2009

    Pet medicine buoys Dechra

    Strong demand for domestic pet medication buoyed revenue at Dechra Pharmaceuticals, the veterinary drugmaker. Sales for the...

  6. January 9, 2009

    In good health

    The 2.4 per cent increase in the value of UK healthcare stocks in the past year puts the sector in the vanguard of equity...

  7. January 7, 2009

    Well schooled

    Louise Makin has extensive experience in the healthcare and technology sectors, writes John O'Doherty . Born in 1960, she...

  8. November 8, 2008

    Drug trial success for Plethora

    Shares in Plethora Solutions jumped 55 per cent following successful trial data for its premature ejaculation drug. The drug...

  9. October 2, 2008

    Northwest warns on cash squeeze

    A cash squeeze could force Northwest Biotherapeutics out of business, the Aim-listed US biotechnology company warned...

  10. September 30, 2008

    Compass points to bullish outlook

    Continued strong trading over the summer would increase full-year revenues at Compass by 5 per cent, the catering services...

  11. September 26, 2008

    Silence drops further into red

    Increased spending on research and development and a "lumpy" flow of milestone payments from licensing partners led to...

  12. September 17, 2008

    French demand boosts Deltex

    Booming demand from French hospitals helped Deltex Medical, the maker of blood monitoring equipment, increase sales and...

  13. September 17, 2008

    Alizyme to seek licensing deals

    Alizyme is set to search for new licensing deals after Takeda, its Japanese partner, announced it was starting a Phase III...

  14. September 16, 2008

    FDA approves ProStrakan drug

    ProStrakan, the speciality pharmaceuticals group, moved a step closer to profitability following news that the US Food and...

  15. September 16, 2008

    Carewatch sale cuts Nestor debt

    Nestor Healthcare, the provider of social and healthcare services, has sold its Carewatch division to Lyceum, a private...

  16. September 11, 2008

    GSK sets up deal with Cellzome

    GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical group, has agreed to a partnership with Cellzome, an Anglo- German biotechnology...

  17. September 11, 2008

    From beer ads to biotech

    Tim Edwards, chief executive of biotechnology group Cellzome, has always been an entrepreneur. The 51-year-old, who has...

  18. August 9, 2008

    Company made of tougher fabric

    In the past 18 months, fabric maker Fiberweb has suffered enough setbacks to make it the subject of a lamentful dirge by a...

  19. August 8, 2008

    Fiberweb returns to the black

    The buoyant market for hygiene products in the developing world bolstered revenues at Fiberweb, pushing the textile maker...

  20. August 1, 2008

    Bingo proving to be drain on Rank

    The fall-out from the smoking ban has continued to depress trading at Rank, the gambling group. Turnover for the six months...

  21. July 24, 2008

    Sugar reforms to pull on Tate & Lyle

    Tate & Lyle said it had made a "satisfactory start" to the year but the fallout from the European Union's sugar reform...

  22. June 25, 2008

    Eco-town protesters head to court

    Protesters against government plans for "eco-towns" took their battle a step further yesterday by filing an application for...

  23. May 20, 2008

    Eton boost for state scholars

    Eton College is to work with neighbouring state schools to encourage their students to apply for places in higher...

  24. May 14, 2008

    Shop horror

    London shoppers emerging yesterday from the Belgravia branch of Waitrose, the upmarket grocery supermarket, were taking...

  25. April 23, 2008

    Glance at past

    The British Airports Authority was created in 1965 to run some airports formerly controlled by the Ministry of Civil...

  26. April 17, 2008

    'A lot of people are hiring'

    The turmoil in the credit markets did not prevent Nicholas Tsevdos from finding a job in the financial services industry,...

  27. April 4, 2008

    Far from quiet on Weston front

    Weston-on-the-Green, a small village of about 400 people in rural Oxfordshire, is an idyllic refuge from the maddening...

  28. February 5, 2008

    Employees face questioning

    Two Société Générale employees were questioned on Friday about the activities of Jérôme Kerviel, the 31-year-old trader at...

  29. February 5, 2008

    Employees face questioning

    Two Société Générale employees were questioned on Friday about the activities of Jérôme Kerviel, the 31-year-old trader at...

  30. January 30, 2008

    SocGen to call on outside audit team for probe

    TheSociété Générale board is set to call in independent auditors to examine events leading to the biggest rogue trading...

  31. January 28, 2008

    Riddle of Kerviel's whereabouts kept media busy

    Jérôme Kerviel's whereabouts were unclear when Société Générale announced the fraud last Thursday. Worries were raised when...

  32. January 28, 2008

    The puzzle of discovering whereabouts of Kerviel

    Jérôme Kerviel's whereabouts have been unclear since Société Générale announced the fraud last Thursday. Worries were...

  33. January 24, 2008

    Richelieu accepts offer from KBC

    Richelieu, the French asset management group, has agreed to be bought by KBC, the Belgian bank, following steep falls in...

  34. January 24, 2008

    Richelieu agrees offer from KBC

    Richelieu, the French asset management group, has agreed to be bought by KBC, the Belgian bank, following steep falls in...

  35. January 24, 2008

    Richelieu agrees offer from KBC

    Richelieu, the French asset management group, has agreed to be bought by KBC, the Belgian bank, following steep falls in...

  36. December 19, 2007

    Saint Gobain urged to revamp

    Saint Gobain, the French building materials group, could increase its rate of growth by more than 40 per cent, according to...

  37. October 8, 2007

    Opposition jilted again

    There were echoes of 1978 this weekend as Gordon Brown finally ruled out an early election - just as another Labour prime...

  38. September 20, 2007

    Cherie Blair first with memoirs

    Cherie Blair has signed a deal to publish her autobiography, before her husband has finalised an agreement for his memoirs....

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