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The week ahead (07/06 - 11/06/10)

Fashion houses, pubs and high street stalwarts are all vying for a slice of the action in the coming week's corporate calendar.

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Gloom hangs over housing market

Economists were today painting a gloomy picture for the housing market after property prices dropped for the third time in four months.

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Record FSA fine for JPMorgan

JP Morgan Securities has been slapped with a record £33.32 million fine from the City watchdog for failing to protect billions of dollars of client money over a six-and-a-half year period. 

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Could silver catch up with gold?

Although gold is traditionally seen as the safe haven against volatile asset classes, investors should not forget the potential of silver, which is due a massive catch-up in price with the yellow metal, according to one fund ma

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Questions hang over BP dividend

The future of BP's dividend was today thrown into jeopardy after US senators branded it 'unfathomable' that it would consider paying its shareholders while it continues to battle the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil leak.

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House prices creep up in weak market

House prices are now less than 10 per cent below their 2007 peak although the market is still suffering from few properties being put up for sale and low transaction levels. 
 

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Jupiter valued at less than £1 billion for IPO

Fund management house Jupiter has priced its shares at between 150 and 210p for its forthcoming London listing. 

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Prudential ditches AIA deal

UK insurer Prudential has bowed to shareholder pressure and ditched plans to buy the Asian operations of AIG.

This has saddled the FTSE 100 insurance giant with a £450 million bill to break the controversial deal.

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Euro falls on bad debt fears

Sterling hit a one-and-a-half-year high against the struggling euro today as fears over bad debts held in eurozone banks dealt the single currency a further blow. 

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AIG rejects new Prudential offer

American International Group has rejected Prudential's move to lower the price it is offering for the company's Asian arm AIA. 

The snub threatens to derail the industry's largest ever transaction.

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The week ahead (01/06 - 04/06/10)

It might be a short week on the UK calendar, but there are still plenty of interesting stocks to tantalise your palate next week.
 

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BP says clean-up costs near $1bn

Shareholders in besieged oil major BP were dealt a fresh blow on Friday when the group admitted the cost of its major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was nearing $1 billion.

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