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Losses slashed at Regal Petroleum

AIM-listed exploration firm Regal Petroleum slashed its net losses in 2009 thanks to firmer gas prices and a jump in sales volumes.

Redrow sees return to profit in 2010

Housebuilder Redrow expects to return to profitability in the second half of 2010 as market conditions continue to improve.

Go global for higher dividend yields

The emergence of global equity funds have been encouraged by investors seeking an income, writes Fiona Hamilton.

Nostra Terra kicks off drilling in Utah

Emerging oil and gas exploration group Nostra Terra Oil & Gas has kicked off drilling activities at its Liberty #1 exploratory well in Utah.

Should you ditch your fund manager?

What's more important, investing in the right sectors or picking a stellar fund manager? Rob Griffin investigates.

Oil groups return focus to traditional fields

Despite being past its peak and as more firms retreat to the OECD, the North Sea is still a rich source of production for oil majors.

Carphone Warehouse lifts profit forecast

Carphone Warehouse has raised its full-year profit guidance for the third time in six months after a surge in demand for smartphones.

Investors between The Rock and a hard place

The future of Northern Rock remains uncertain, particularly with the outcome of the election still up in the air. But where does that leave its shareholders?

GDP weaker than expected in first quarter

The UK economy continued on its slow recovery path in the first quarter, although the growth rate was significantly weaker than forecast.

BP battles major oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

Oil behemoth BP has mobilised a fleet of vessels as it battles to contain a major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Anglo faces disgruntled shareholders at AGM

Remuneration and the return of dividend payments were top of the agenda at Anglo American's AGM on Thursday, as Fiona Bond reports from inside.

Debenhams could prove a bargain

Although a lot will depend on the strength of retail sales figures over the coming months, sentiment looks to have ebbed too far in Debenhams, says Edmond Jackson.

Ascent shares jump following subsidiary sale

Shares in Ascent Resources soared today after it netted £8 million for the sale of its wholly-owned Swiss subsidiary PEOS while retaining the right to participate in future production opportunities.

Persimmon sees sales rise by a fifth

Housebuilder Persimmon saw sales rise by a fifth year-on-year, despite a "backdrop of continued uncertainty" from the fledgling economic recovery and upcoming election.

Arriva sold to Deutsche Bahn

Bus and train group Arriva has fallen into the arms of Deutsche Bahn in a £1.6 billion deal after a month-long courtship.

Rock hit as bad bank chief quits

Embattled lender Northern Rock faced further upheaval today following the sudden departure of the finance chief of its 'bad bank'.

Can Social Impact Bonds solve our fiscal mess?

The Treasury has announced a pilot project designed to create a vehicle which would share the risk and reward of public expenditure with the private sector. The experimental structure for doing this is called a "Social Impact Bond", and they are the brainchild of Social Finance, an investment bank focused on the social enterprise and investment space.

Hybridan's Small Cap Wrap - 21-04-10

In its latest round-up of the highlights amongst the small caps, Hybridan delves in to the telecoms, advertising, digital and media sectors.

Unemployment rises to 15-year high

Unemployment shot up to its highest level for 15 years in the three months to February with more than 2.5 million people out of work.

Victoria Oil & Gas beats forecasts at Logbaba

Victoria Oil and Gas has unearthed better-than-expected sand quality at its second well at the Logbaba gas and condensate project in Cameroon.