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FTSE 100 v FTSE 250: why have they diverged by so much?

Kam Patel examines the reasons behind the heavy parting of ways between the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250, and asks where they might be heading next.

FTSE 100: record-breaking? Hardly

The FTSE 100 would have to hit 10,000 to reach any meaningful new high, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Clearly, that’s some way off.

Sapinda accuses Petropavlovsk bondholders of ‘scaremongering'

The largest shareholder in troubled miner Petropavlovsk has accused bondholders in the company of “frightening” shareholders into accepting a controversial refinancing deal. Kam Patel reports.

Sapinda offers Petropavlovsk ‘compromise’ refinancing deal

One of the key shareholders in troubled miner Petropavlovsk says it will vote in favour of the company’s refinancing plans – but only if its own proposals are accepted too.

Peter Hambro: Own shares in Petropavlovsk? You need to act now

Troubled gold miner Petropavlovsk will cease to exist and shareholders’ entire investment will be wiped out unless they vote for a £155m rights issue next Thursday, warns chairman Peter Hambro.

Stockmarket investing beats property right now – even in London

For an investment that earns a proper yield, forget property – even in London – and look at the stockmarket, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Britain’s ten most-hated shares

A list of the ten most despised shares on the London market, judged by the percentage of stock being shorted.

UK stocks roundup: the four biggest stories of the day so far

As UK stocks make steady progress this morning, Kam Patel rounds up the most important stories of the day so far.

Markets: retail stocks lift FTSE100

The FTSE 100 was given a boost by retailers yesterday. The index rose 0.6% to close at 6,542.

This could be the beginning of Quindell’s big comeback

A new management team at troubled insurance outsourcer Quindell hopes to turn the company’s fortunes around. David Thornton weighs up their prospects.

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