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ITV's Grade squares up for phone lines battle
22 Jul 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Jon Rees, Mail on Sunday22 July 2007 ITV boss Michael Grade is on collision course with media regulator Ofcom as he faces a grilling from MPs this week in the growing row over TV phone-ins. WANT TO KNOW MORE? MORE: Watchdog damns quiz phone-in scams REPORT: RDF shares plunge in royal TV row The broadcaster is still taking money from callers to its quiz shows who are not chose ...


China shares seen shrugging off rate hike, extending advance
22 Jul 2007 source: iii.co.uk

SHANGHAI (XFN-ASIA) - China stocks may come under initial selling pressure when the market opens tomorrow but they will quickly resume their climb despite a hike in interest rates on Friday, analysts said. Banks and property are expected to continue to march higher, buoyed by strong economic growth and an appreciating currency, they added. Wu Dazhong, an analyst at Shenyin Wanguo Securities, sai ...


What if Murdoch doesn't get Dow Jones?
21 Jul 2007 source: iii.co.uk

NEW YORK (AP) - Just a few weeks ago, it seemed inevitable to many on Wall Street and in the media industry that Rupert Murdoch would prevail in his campaign to add Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, to the media empire he has spent a lifetime building. But with the sudden departure of a director in protest of the deal with News Corp. and more signs o ...


SEC could sue Broadcom over options
21 Jul 2007 source: iii.co.uk

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators are considering suing semiconductor maker Broadcom Inc. for violating laws by improperly accounting for stock options grants, the company said Friday. The Irvine-based company said it was notified Thursday that staff attorneys at the Securities and Exchange Commission will recommend to the full commission that a lawsuit be brought against the company and its  ...


Germans scoop iSoft in shock £60m bid
20 Jul 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

This is Money20 July 2007, 1:45pm Shares in crisis-ridden NHS software firm iSoft soared 18 % today after it agreed to a surprise £160m offer from German software company CompuGroup. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Isoft share price data OTHER STORIES Co-op to axe 1,000 finance jobs Market report: Friday latest Yesterday's trading: Too much froth at pubs group Cable & Wireless fee ...


WALL STREET OUTLOOK Lower on Google, Microsoft and Ericsson results ...
20 Jul 2007 source: iii.co.uk

LONDON (Thomson Financial) - US stocks are seen opening lower today, with disappointing results from Google and Microsoft pulling back some of the gains which took the Dow Jones over the 14,000 mark yesterday. According to IG Index, the DJIA is expected to open 13 lower at 13,989. A trader at CMC markets said: "Today's session is looking rather quiet on the economic calendar and with little ...


Paris shares down on US subprime woes, mixed corporate earnings ...
20 Jul 2007 source: iii.co.uk

PARIS (Thomson Financial) - Share prices were down early afternoon with investors reacting to mixed corporate earnings reports and intensifying subprime concerns in the US, while a number of individual stocks fell back on fading speculative interest. At 1.00 pm the CAC-40 index was down 16.53 points or 0.27 pct at 6,048.97. On the Matif, July CAC-40 futures were trading at 6,054.50. The euro wa ...


London shares firmer midday; NY seen lower; Friends Provident up on bid talk ...
20 Jul 2007 source: iii.co.uk

LONDON (Thomson Financial) - UK blue chips were firmer midday but off highs, with Wall Street seen lower, with Friends Provident a major gainer in the blue chips on rumours of bid speculation by French insurer Axa. At 12.06 pm, the FTSE 100 index was 14 points higher at 6,654.2, off a high of 6,674.3, while the FTSE 250 index was 10.6 points ahead at 11,890.8. Volume was solid, with 1.12 bln sha ...


Indian shares close flat on profit-taking after strong show for most of the day ...
20 Jul 2007 source: iii.co.uk

(Updating with inflation figures, stock-specific activity) MUMBAI (Thomson Financial) - Indian shares, which had remained firm for most of today's session, closed nearly flat as investors locked in profits -- with Bharti Airtel Ltd and Larsen & Toubro Ltd paring earlier gains. Profit selling was also triggered once European markets either pared their early gains or had slipped into the red.  ...


Lisbon shares higher midday as EDP, BPI, PT lead gainers; BCP weighs ...
20 Jul 2007 source: iii.co.uk

LISBON (Thomson Financial) - Shares were higher in midday trade, bucking the trend among major European markets, thanks to gains in blue chips EDP and Portugal Telecom and banking stocks BPI and BES, while heavyweight BCP weighed. At 12.20 pm, the PSI 20 index was up 41.07 points at 13,711.83. Stocks opened higher, after gains on Wall Street and Asian markets, and remained in positive territory  ...


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