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E-sports worth over $450M, has impressively diverse audience

A new report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers paints a glowing picture of the booming e-sports industry.<p>E-sports is a phenomenon that transcends race and gender, if a new report from PwC is any indication. A survey of 700 people found that the average American e-sports consumer is gender neutral, 28 …

eSports

PREVIEW: Barclays up next in string of likely downbeat banking updates

It may be a sign of the times in banking, but investors fell over themselves on Tuesday to applaud the first of a likely downbeat string of updates …

Profits froth up at Costa Coffee owner Whitbread

Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) served up higher annual profits and hiked its dividend, driven by a good performance at Premier Inn.<p>The group announced an …

Diamond-backed group may buy Barclays's African arm

A consortium backed by former Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) chief Bob Diamond could buy the British bank’s African arm.<p>Diamond’s Atlas Merchant Capital …

Pacific sees ocean of opportunity in property's forgotten sector

The listing on AIM of Pacific Industrial & Logistics REIT plc (LON:PILR) earlier this month passed with little fanfare, as did its first deal a day …

FDA clears Summit Therapeutics to extend PhaseOut DMD trial to the US

Shares in Summit Therapeutics PLC (LON:SUMM, NASDAQ:SMMT) perked up after the drug developer revealed it had received some good news from US …

Risers & Fallers: Obtala, Plexus, Mirada, TomCo Energy, RedT Energy, Futura Medical

Below are some of the main news-driven share price changes shortly before the close.<p>RISERS<p>Obtala Resources Limited (LON:OBT), up 16%. Hot on the …

Mirada PLC shares surge as reseller deals open new markets

Shares in digital TV firm Mirada PLC (LON:MIRA) surged in London on Tuesday as it signed reseller agreements for India and Latin America, which …

Ex-Quindell chief says he made £30m from scandal-hit business

Quindell founder Rob Terry has risked fanning the flames of controversy surrounding his former company by alleging that the drastic results restatements the scandal-hit business made were “stupid” and claiming he profited by as much as £30m from his investment in it.<p>Aim-listed Quindell, which has …

Companies making cold calls in UK from withheld numbers face £2m fine

Britons can now rest safe in the knowledge that companies who cold call customers will be forced to display their telephone numbers. Companies …

Small Business

Dow retakes 18,000 as oil, earnings lift sentiment

U.S. stocks on Tuesday opened modestly higher, putting the market on track to rebound somewhat after dropping in two of the past three sessions. …

Stock Markets
Oil
Saudi Arabia

RUMOURS: Moyes wants Everton return

The former Manchester United boss spent 11 years at Goodison Park between 2002 and 2013 and would be keen on the job should Roberto Martinez be sacked this summer<p>David Moyes is keen to return to Everton if Roberto Martinez is sacked this summer, according to <i>The</i> <i>Sun.</i><p>Moyes spent 11 successful years at …

Soccer
Bank of Japan
Dow Jones
Soccer

Why a stagnating John Stones needs to learn that less is more when it comes to defending

Given that John Stones was linked with a £30 million – or even £40 million – move to Chelsea only last summer, it is reasonable to assume that this young and upcoming English talent would have improved over the course of the last season. If he were indeed worth anything like that much money, …

Horizon Discovery chief expects year of consolidation after acquisitive 2015

Darrin Disley, chief executive of Horizon Discovery Group PLC (LON:HZD), expects to grow strongly again in 2016 after it saw revenues grow 69%, …

Income Tax

Austin Reed set to follow BHS into administration - reports

The high street looked set on Tuesday to face a double-whammy of retail collapses as reports suggested Austin Reed would follow BHS into …

BP profits dip but hopes rise for oil price recovery

BP PLC (LON:BP.) profits dived in the first quarter, although the oil major said weak supply growth should start to underpin crude prices by the end …

Cobham blames shipment delays for £500mln rights issue

Aerospace and defence group Cobham PLC (LON:COB) lost nearly a fifth of its value on Tuesday after it unveiled plans for a £500mln rights issue to …

Collagen Solutions unveils new tie-up with Chinese group Cre8ive

Collagen Solutions PLC (LON:COS) has signed a new joint venture agreement with Chinese investment vehicle Cre8ive.<p>The AIM-quoted medical grade …