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Gary Parkinson's Trading Secrets column in today's The Times is highly amusing - here is a link to it in case you haven't had a chance to read it.
Bloggers have set the agenda for the this weekend's newspapers.
The business sections of both The Times and The Sunday Times splashed on Betaville's Friday afternoon scoop about the billionaire Ruia brothers making an £900m offer for FTSE 250-listed Essar Energy, which was later confirmed on the regulatory news service...
Remember Essar Energy? The Indian oil and gas group that floated in 2010 in one of the worst debut performances of any new London-listed company in almost a decade.
Back then, the new shares were issued at 420p and slumped 7pc on the first day of trading. Since the flotation in 2010, the stock has tumbled to almost 57p...
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