A billboard plugging the Taobao mobile app in Beijing. Alibaba owns the popular service. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP. When Alibaba makes its debut on the New York stock market on Friday, it will be the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO).
Thursday 10:35 BST. The US dollar is stronger, Treasury prices weaker, while US and European equity benchmarks are firmer as investors absorb the Federal Reserve's latest policy update.
Britons flocked to the shops last month to buy high powered vacuum cleaners and flat-pack furniture, helping retail sales rise at a healthy pace.
Monitise 41.75p+0.25p. Questor says SELL. The Telegraph's Questor column advised investors to sell shares in Monitise [LON:MONI] just over a month before, the AIM-listed mobile payments technology firm, saw almost a third wiped off its market value on ...
EasyJet flew near the top of the Footsie today after handing shareholders a 20% hike in the dividend and splashing out on another big plane order to catch up with rival Ryanair and turn more of Europe's airspace orange.