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Ricardo passes muster for Thrifty 30

At first glance Richard Beddard found plenty to dislike about technology innovator Ricardo. But its artistic annual report cover wasn't the only thing that changed his mind.

"This has seriously affected my income" - John Halstead

John Halstead, a 54 year old retired chartered engineer, is a long standing RBS shareholder.

Hardy soars after third Indian oil discovery

Investors were celebrating on Tuesday after Hardy Oil and Gas announced its third successive gas well in India has come up trumps.

Hybridan's Small Cap Wrap

In this week's collection of small caps Hybridan focuses on the oil, gas, mining and media sectors.

Stock to Watch: Dawson Holdings

Newspaper and books distributor Dawson Holdings may not look an attractive prospect on paper, however, with its finances now on a even keel it could be a nice little share for investors to lock away, says Edmond Jackson.

Firestone sparkles after Botswana agreement

Firestone Diamonds' portfolio was on sparkling form after the company announced it had struck a joint venture agreement with Tawana Resources in Botswana.

Victoria Oil & Gas misses drilling targets

Exploration firm Victoria Oil and Gas left investors reeling after failing to hit its Logbaba project drilling targets on time, prompting fears that the project had encountered problems.

Pinewood's a star in the making

Film studios firm Pinewood Shepperton's risk/reward profile raises interesting points, says Edmond Jackson. Good value at a historically low share price and limited risk are ticking all the right boxes, he says.

Boring old normal

Although there'll be plenty bemoaning what the next decade holds for investors, Ken Fisher says they're talking first-rate rubbish. It's always the same after a big bear market, he says.

Kalahari Minerals to beef up portfolio

AIM-listed miner Kalahari Minerals is set to beef up its portfolio with the acquisition of its Australian shareholder Coronet Resources Limited.

Hybridan's Small Cap Wrap

In this week's round-up of the small caps, Hybridan features the mining, defense, oil and gas many more.

Bleak outlook at tame RBS meeting

Royal Bank of Scotland shareholders backed the bank's plans to join the government's Asset Protection Scheme, as the board got off a lot lighter they probably expected. Read Jamie Milne's inside view.

Look long-term with Asia Pacific

The rally may be overdone but Asia Pacific will pay off for investors in the long-term, says Fiona Hamilton.

Moneywise Fund Awards 2009: Europe

Despite upswings, the markets remain unstable, so you have to pick your funds with care. Nathalie Bonney reveals the European-based funds that still stand strong.

Moneywise Fund Awards 2009: Global

Despite upswings, the markets remain unstable, so you have to pick your funds with care. Nathalie Bonney unveils the leading global funds.

Upbeat outlook signals Southern Cross promise

Recent results from care homes provider Southern Cross were far from impressive, but Edmond Jackson muses how much benefit of doubt you should give a company that marries lacklustre figures with a positive outlook.

Middle earners hit by pre-Budget report

Middle income earners will hand over more of their cash to the taxman following a raft of tax tweaks in this year's pre-Budget report.

Gilt sales soar to record high

Gilt sales have reached a record high after Alistair Darling upwardly revised his borrowing forecast in today's pre-Budget report.

More unemployment support for young and old

Measures to ease the impact of unemployment among the young and old were announced in the chancellor's pre-Budget report.