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From tiny acorns grow mighty oaks
14 Oct 2006 source: yorkshiretoday.co.uk

Oaks start from tiny acorns. Finance presents the same opportunity in the guise of venture capital.Back a small enterprise at an early stage in its management life and you could reap considerable rewards. However, there are greater risks with such a strategy and tax incentives are given to balance the picture.Such fledgling firms are either listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) or unqu ...


Carphone dials up T-Mobile backing
14 Oct 2006 source: yorkshiretoday.co.uk

T-Mobile said it saw Carphone as a important partner in spite of Vodafone's decision on Wednesday to dump the chain as a supplier of its contract mobiles in favour of Phones4U.It came as a boost to the company following an announcement by Orange that it was reviewing its retail strategy, sparking fears it could also pull out of the chain.The shares fell a further 6 per cent yesterday, but staged a ...


Five-year high as FTSE keeps rising
14 Oct 2006 source: yorkshiretoday.co.uk

The Footsie closed at 6157.30 in London – leaving it at its highest point since it hit 6197.9 in February 2001.The London market was driven forwards by the rising price of crude oil which pushed Footsie heavyweight BP higher yesterday.Trader Scott Scrase, of CMC Markets, said: "BP has been bounced by the rising crude prices, adding just over eight points to the Footsie on its own."There were also ...


UK Coal digging in for a gloomy year
14 Oct 2006 source: yorkshiretoday.co.uk

Eric BarkasCity EditorBRITAIN'S biggest coal producer UK Coal said yesterday it expected to make a loss this year.The guidance, given in a trading statement to the Stock Exchange, reversed previous announcements forecasting a small profit.The reasons for the reverse were threefold – geological problems at deep mines, contracts tying the company into low prices for its coal and the accident at Daw  ...


Seoul shares close sharply higher on Wall St rally
13 Oct 2006 source: iii.co.uk

SEOUL (XFN-ASIA) - Share prices closed higher, with broad sentiment lifted by the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting another record high overnight, dealers said. The market remained in positive territory throughout the session as foreign investors' position in futures triggered heavy program buying, they noted. Solid gains by other Asian markets also helped drive the index up to end near 1,350 ...


Tokyo shares close higher on Wall St rally, earnings hopes
13 Oct 2006 source: iii.co.uk

TOKYO (XFN-ASIA) - Share prices closed higher with market sentiment buoyed by Wall Street's gains overnight and expectations that Japanese companies will report strong earnings for the first half ended September, dealers said. The benchmark Nikkei 225 is likely to test the 16,800 level next week if US stocks will continue to outperform although dealers say some profit-taking may emerge. The Nikk ...


Australian shares close higher on Wall St lead; miners, banks higher ...
13 Oct 2006 source: iii.co.uk

SYDNEY (XFN-ASIA) - Share prices closed higher as investor sentiment was buoyed by the overnight rise on Wall St, dealers said. They said strong buying of bank and mining stocks supported the wider market higher with the indicies advancing nearer to the record highs reached in early May. The S&P/ASX 200 rose 30.6 points or 0.58 pct to close at 5,290.0, below the day's high of 5,314.5 and abo ...


Hong Kong shares end morning sharply higher on US lead; HSI above 8,000 UPDATE ...
13 Oct 2006 source: iii.co.uk

HONG KONG (XFN-ASIA) - Share prices finished the morning session sharply higher, with the benchmark index crossing the key 18,000 points level after the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record overnight, dealers said. Wall Street posted sharp gains on optimism over US corporate earnings and after the Federal Reserve's Beige Book provided some reassurance that the US economy is holding up  ...


Bombay shares hit record high on corporate earnings hopes, overseas gains ...
13 Oct 2006 source: iii.co.uk

BOMBAY (XFN-ASIA) - The Bombay Stock Exchange's benchmark index hit a record high today on expectations of strong second-quarter corporate earnings and sustained economic growth, dealers said. They said investors also took note of the fresh high hit by the Dow Jones industrial Average overnight, which led to gains across Asia today At 11.05 am, the BSE-30 share Sensex was up 153.41 points or 1.2 ...


London shares outlook - seen resuming climb as Wall Street hits record highs ...
13 Oct 2006 source: iii.co.uk

LONDON (AFX) - Leading shares are expected to open firmer again this morning, encouraged by fresh record highs on Wall Street last night as earnings news continues to please on both sides of the Atlantic, dealers said. According to spread-betting firm IG Index, the FTSE 100 index is seen opening around 5 points higher, after closing at 6,121.30 yesterday. US stocks leapt higher on Wall Street las ...


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