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    1. January 8, 2015

      Tesco tops FTSE 100 after turnround plan

      Retailers were at the top and bottom of the FTSE 100 on Thursday, as investors welcomed Tesco’s turnround plan but were...

    2. December 22, 2014

      Rangers’ woes deepen as shareholders reject rights issue

      Rangers’ financial woes deepened when the board failed to persuade shareholders to back a rights issue, leaving it to...

    1. December 19, 2014

      Next misses out on London equity rally

      A fourth straight gain for the London market on Friday gave the FTSE 100 its best week since 2011, but Next missed out on...

    2. December 12, 2014

      Lewis poised to break Tesco’s habit of ‘diving for the line’

      Dave Lewis, the new chief executive of Tesco, wants to put a stop to “diving for the line”. In retail industry parlance,...

    3. December 8, 2014

      Petropavlovsk shares plunge on $235m refinancing plan

      Petropavlovsk, the struggling Russian gold miner, has set out plans for a deeply discounted rights issue, as part of a...

    4. November 30, 2014

      Falling Serco share price unsettles investors

      Unsettled investors are warning Serco’s new chief executive Rupert Soames that he will struggle to raise cash for a planned...

    5. November 28, 2014

      The elusive efficiency gains of insurance sector M&A

      There is nothing quite like the prospect of “efficiency gains” to persuade shareholders that an ambitious takeover is worth...

    6. November 14, 2014

      In the Middle East, female bodies are a battleground

      After a talk I gave in London a woman in the audience approached me: middle-aged, tall, and wearing a designer dress....

    7. November 13, 2014

      LSE to conclude Russell deal within weeks

      The London Stock Exchange Group said its planned $2.7bn purchase of Russell Investments, the US indices compiler, was ahead...

    8. November 10, 2014

      Things could yet worsen for Italy’s MPS even after a pig’s head

      For the citizens of Siena, October proved a cruel month. The lovely Italian city used to have a thriving bank. It was an...

    9. November 10, 2014

      Serco plans £550m rights issue after profit warning

      Serco admitted to a “dark hour” after identifying an expected £1.5bn in writedowns on key contracts, forcing it to issue its...

    10. November 5, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi to seek up to €2.5bn in rights issue

      Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s board has approved plans to raise up to €2.5bn in a rights issue to fill a hole in the...

    11. November 4, 2014

      Consortium plans rescue bid for Petropavlovsk

      A consortium led by a former lieutenant of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has launched a rescue bid for Petropavlovsk,...

    12. October 27, 2014

      Shareholders back Mothercare’s rights issue

      Plans to revitalise and modernise Mothercare are set to go ahead after investors backed the struggling retail chain’s £100m...

    13. October 10, 2014

      Tesco’s new chief has a short shelf-life to find answers

      Dave Lewis, the newly-instated chief executive of Tesco, has just 13 days left before he is due to update investors on the...

    14. October 7, 2014

      Tesco: taking the rights track

      If Britain is, as Napoleon had it, a nation of shopkeepers, then the crisis facing its largest retailer should lead to some...

    15. October 6, 2014

      Euro Disney faces €1bn bailout by Walt Disney parent

      Shares in Euro Disney took a rollercoaster-style dive on Monday after the Paris-based theme park announced a €1bn...

    16. October 3, 2014

      Tesco revamps Hudl tablet amid accounting crisis

      Tesco has pushed ahead with the launch of its second-generation Hudl tablet, despite the £250m profit overstatement that has...

    17. October 1, 2014

      UBM plans £563m rights issue to fund bid for Advanstar

      British events group UBM is set to make its biggest acquisition in almost two decades after the company said it would buy US...

    18. September 30, 2014

      Supermarket suppliers watchdog weighs into Tesco crisis

      The government-appointed watchdog charged with enforcing better treatment of UK supermarket suppliers has weighed into the...

    19. September 26, 2014

      On the gravy train to Mothercare cash call

      The capital markets hate the thought of new taxation. They much prefer to impose taxes of their own, and this week it was...

    20. September 23, 2014

      Mothercare launches £100m rights issue

      Mothercare, the buggy-to-babywear retailer, has launched a £100m rights issue to pay down debt and close up to 75 UK stores...

    21. September 22, 2014

      China Property: alms up

      Another Hong Kong-listed Chinese property company has put out the begging bowl. On Monday, Agile Property announced terms...

    22. FT Alphaville

      September 22, 2014

      How to (further) spook a grocer, HSBC edition

      With one, throwaway line… right at the end of a four-paragraph research note… Many issues remain unanswered and the...

    23. September 16, 2014

      KKR offers structured credit deal to India’s GMR

      KKR will lend Rs10bn ($164m) to fund a rights issue at struggling Indian infrastructure conglomerate GMR, in a sign of the...

    24. September 16, 2014

      Petropavlovsk plans rights issue as part of refinancing

      Petropavlovsk has outlined plans for a rights issue as part of a debt refinancing package aimed at satisfying creditor banks...

    25. September 15, 2014

      AngloGold Ashanti abandons plans to break up

      AngloGold Ashanti has abandoned a proposed corporate break-up and rights issue because of an investor backlash only days...

    26. September 11, 2014

      John Paulson attacks AngloGold spin-off plan

      John Paulson, the hedge fund billionaire behind one of the largest investments in AngloGold Ashanti, has sharply criticised...

    27. September 1, 2014

      Shares in Nyrstar jump on move to raise equity and debt

      Nyrstar on Monday unveiled a €600m bond and equity finance plan intended to shore up the mining and metal processing group’s...

    28. August 29, 2014

      London Stock Exchange cash call supports underwriting cartel

      You are Chris Gibson-Smith, chairman of the London Stock Exchange. Is your top priority to: a) ensure a fair fight between...

    29. August 28, 2014

      Country Garden rights issue sinks shares

      Shares in one of China’s largest property developers sank as much as 7.2 per cent after it launched a deeply discounted...

    30. August 27, 2014

      Brazilian telecoms: Oi vey

      Such a busy year for Oi, one of Brazil’s largest phone companies by market capitalisation. First it bought Portugal Telecom...

    31. August 22, 2014

      London Stock Exchange plans £938m rights issue for Russell deal

      The London Stock Exchange reported that the amount of capital raised on its equity markets more than trebled in the last...

    32. August 18, 2014

      Singapore bank OCBC plans S$3.3bn rights issue to fund China push

      OCBC plans to raise S$3.3bn ($2.7bn) in fresh equity to help fund its push into China, Singapore’s second-largest bank...

    33. August 7, 2014

      A tale of two turnrounds

      On Thursday, within minutes of each other, Mark Wilson at Aviva and Stephen Hester at RSA updated investors on the progress...

    34. August 6, 2014

      Tesco at 10-year low on profit fears

      Fears of a Tesco profit warning dragged the shares to a new 10-year low on Wednesday. “Tesco needs to take drastic action to...

    35. July 9, 2014

      Qatar to sell down stake in LSE

      The Qatar Investment Authority is to sell down a third of its stake in the London Stock Exchange Group ahead of the bourse’s...

    36. July 3, 2014

      Woes of Espírito Santo’s biggest shareholder imperil bank

      Among listed Portuguese banks, Banco Espírito Santo had seemed the most resilient to the financial crisis. The only one of...

    37. July 3, 2014

      European banks raise capital ahead of stress tests

      Bankers call it the “announcement effect”. As one European bank raises capital, the focus shifts to rivals with weaker...

    38. June 25, 2014

      Millennium BCP shares rise on rights issue announcement

      Shares in Millennium BCP, Portugal’s second largest listed bank, rose strongly on Wednesday after the group announced a...

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