General Finance

Balfour Beatty and Carillion discuss merger

Balfour Beatty and Carillion discuss merger

Balfour Beatty has admitted talks about a possible £3.3 billion merger with support services firm Carillion are on.

BSkyB spends big to conquer Europe

BSkyB spends big to conquer Europe

British Sky Broadcasting had lots to say on Friday, although the market clearly didn't like what it heard and the shares fell 5%.

High-yielding Vodafone reassures

High-yielding Vodafone reassures

Vodafone shares traded back above 200p for the first time in over five weeks on Friday.

Has forecast-busting RBS turned the corner?

Has forecast-busting RBS turned the corner?

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it made an extra £1 billion of adjusted operating profit during the second quarter.

Ken Fisher: The pros see blah, I say bull!

If you're tempted to wait for the election in November, don't - stocks are forward-looking, says Ken Fisher.

Will Cinven up bid for iomart?

Will Cinven up bid for iomart?

Cloud computing provider iomart has admitted receiving two approaches from an IT firm owned by Cinven, but rejected both.

easyJet flying too low

easyJet flying too low

Broker Panmure Gordon still reckons easyJet's tumble presents a perfect buying opportunity and repeats its 1,800p target price.

Boom time at Howden Joinery

Boom time at Howden Joinery

A booming property market and improving consumer confidence made it a first half to remember at kitchen supplier Howden Joinery.

Kingfisher dives to new low

Kingfisher dives to new low

DIY retailer Kingfisher's management must act quickly to restore confidence in an uptick promised for the second half.

What's in store today...

What's in store today...

Thursday will see the release of June's retail sales figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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