More than 3,000 jobs are expected to be saved by a deal to rescue part of struggling retailer Game Group by a turn-around investment firm in a boost for the high street.
Sun, 01 Apr, 2012
Nearly 6,000 staff at Game Group are facing an uncertain future after the struggling video games retailer collapsed into administration.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012
It is understood that attempts to find a buyer to take on Game Group have failed and that the company is to go into administration.
Lenders of stricken Game Group are working on plans to buy the slimmed-down retailer out of administration, it was reported today.
Sun, 25 Mar, 2012
Sainsbury’s topped London’s leading shares index after revealing better-than-expected sales on an otherwise lacklustre day for the market.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2012
London’s leading shares index struggled to make significant progress today as fears over growth in China and the rumbling eurozone debt crisis troubled investors.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2012
A gloomy forecast from the Bank of England compounded fears over the future of the eurozone and further knocked the confidence of investors today.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
A jump for Wall Street stocks amid hopes of action to tackle the eurozone debt crisis helped the London market end a run of volatile trading today.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2011
Game Group today warned that a new batch of video games launched at a key trade show last week had failed to convince it the market was set to improve.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2011
The Bank of England’s downgrading of the UK’s growth forecast could not stop the FTSE 100 Index from making gains today.
Wed, 16 Feb, 2011
The Christmas retail reporting season created more winners and losers today as the wider market eased back from yesterday’s fresh two-and-a-half year high.
Thu, 13 Jan, 2011
Takeover talk surrounding a raft of blue chip stocks was not enough to offset the impact of a stronger dollar on commodity shares today as the London market edged lower.
Wed, 08 Dec, 2010
Video games and consoles retailer Game Group today warned profit margins would be hit as it runs more promotions to reverse falling sales.
The FTSE 100 Index just managed to keep its head above water today after spending much of the session in the red following mixed economic data from the US and concerns over European debt.
Tue, 28 Sep, 2010
Argos and Homebase owner Home Retail Group is set to lose its blue-chip status when the latest quarterly review of the FTSE 100 Index takes place next week.
Fri, 03 Sep, 2010
Stocks soared on both sides of the Atlantic today in a welcome rally spurred on by a strong start to the second-quarter earnings season.
Tue, 13 Jul, 2010
Further signs of progress on BP’s attempts to plug the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico drove a fresh surge in the company’s shares today.
BP shares rose by 8% today despite the oil giant’s announcement that it will axe dividend payments for the first time since the Second World War.
Thu, 17 Jun, 2010
Video games and consoles retailer Game Group today said sales would decline throughout 2010 as it turned to a former Vodafone boss to help revive its fortunes.
Battered oil giant BP was hit by another sell-off today as £5bn (€6.06bn) was wiped off the value of the blue-chip heavyweight.
Thu, 10 Jun, 2010
Shell-shocked investors in BP saw shares fall by as much as 12% today as angry US politicians threatened a legal challenge to block it paying dividends.
Disappointing US jobs figures brought an abrupt end to stock market recovery efforts today as the FTSE 100 Index slumped 1.6% into the red.
Fri, 04 Jun, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index relapsed into the red today as it gave back Tuesday's gains on persistent fears over the Greek debt crisis.
Wed, 21 Apr, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index shed almost 1% today after weaker metal prices caused a slump for shares in mining companies.
Videos games and consoles retailer Game Group today said its chief executive had stepped down as the firm unveiled a 27% fall in annual profits.
The FTSE 100 Index slipped more than 1% by noon today as weakness in banking stocks offset one of the London market's biggest takeover deals of recent times.
Tue, 19 Jan, 2010
Energy and banking firms were out of favour with investors today as the London market slid lower.
Wed, 13 Jan, 2010
Christmas failed to bring any cheer for retailer Game Group as the continuing slump in the computer games market saw a further slide in its sales.
Tue, 12 Jan, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index rose 1% today as positive economic news tempted buyers into the market.
Fri, 11 Dec, 2009
London’s blue chip share index pushed into positive territory today after the Bank of England held steady on its monetary policy and financial firms climbed.
Thu, 10 Dec, 2009
Computer games retailer Game today said the decline in its sales had slowed following a number of blockbuster software releases.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2009
The London market slipped into losses today after a big jump in US oil supplies fuelled concerns over weak energy demand.
Wed, 23 Sep, 2009
Game Group today posted a 67% drop in first half profits but said trading had returned to more “normal” levels after last year’s record-breaking software launches.
The FTSE 100 Index limped into the black today as a better than expected start on Wall Street helped the London market claw back early losses.
Wed, 19 Aug, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index was back in negative territory today as investor caution weighed on bank and mining stocks once more.
PC and video game retailer Game Group said today that trading remained in line with the board’s expectations.
Tue, 16 Jun, 2009
Game Group announced record sales and profit figures today after new products such as Nintendo’s Wii Fit helped to broaden the appeal of gaming.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index closed in the red for the fifth session in a row today as economic fears and banking losses weighed on the London market.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index ended the last session before Christmas on a losing note today amid more bleak news for the retail sector.
Wed, 24 Dec, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index was on the back foot today amid more bleak news for the retail sector in the run-up to Christmas.
Commodity stocks propped up the FTSE 100 Index today despite a more difficult session for retailers in the wake of Woolworths’ closing-down sale.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2008
Gains for commodity stocks put the London market in positive territory today despite pressure on retailers in the wake of Woolworths’ closing-down sale.
The FTSE 100 Index finished lower today as worries over the impact of dire Christmas trading conditions continued to hammer shares in the sector.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index pulled out of its tailspin today after earlier diving below the 4000 barrier.
Tue, 02 Dec, 2008
London’s leading share index closed in positive territory today despite a rollercoaster session that saw blue chips swing between losses and gains.
Thu, 03 Jul, 2008
The London market faced more pressure today amid a glut of poor economic news and record oil prices.
Surging demand for the latest blockbuster video games and consoles has so far belied the squeals of pain from other retailers facing up to a high street squeeze.
Fri, 30 May, 2008
Video game retailer Game Group saw shares in the UK tumble as much as 14% today after a sell-off by the company’s two most senior directors.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2008
Demand for Nintendo games and consoles set Game Group among the Christmas high street winners today but the retailer also warned of slower growth this year.
Tue, 15 Jan, 2008
Further signs of gloom on the UK high street emerged today with a report showing the number of retailers reporting downbeat trading hit its highest level in two years in the last three months of 2007.
Fri, 04 Jan, 2008
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