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19 May, 2013

Company Watch was featured again in the Sunday Express, warning about how the problems faced with two key suppliers by listed retailer, Game Group was threatening to reduce its attraction to potential rescuers. The article can be accessed below:

Bosses may pull the plug on Game

19 May, 2013

Company Watch takes a look at leverage and its dangers in the UK retail market for top Irish business rescue website, Insolvencyjournal.ie. The feature includes a detailed analysis of the gearing levels of a number of the UK's top retailers. Read the full article via the link below:

Managing Leverage in the Retail Market

19 May, 2013

The recent high profile collapses of Peacocks and La Senza has focussed attention on the debt burdens of major UK retailers in the current difficult trading climate. Nick Hood has written two articles on this hot topic as the final pieces in a series on the retail sector for the special month-long feature being published by the leading corporate magazine, Real Business. The articles can be accessed below:

The terrible truth about debt

Which retailers are in most trouble

19 May, 2013

Research from Company Watch shows that 31 out of 114 AIM listed mining stocks are in the Company Watch Warning Area, yet this sector still outperforms the AIM market as a whole. Read the full release here.

19 May, 2013

The retail sector has been the centre of media attention during and since the poor Christmas trading season. Nick Hood has written two articles in a series for a special retail focus in the leading corporate magazine, Real Business. The articles can be accessed below:

Retail: when debt becomes toxic

Trouble on the high street: lessons from the past

19 May, 2013

Company Watch is in discussions to form a joint venture with the Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI), the largest credit insurance company operating in Lebanon and serving other countries in the Middle East. Read the full release.

19 May, 2013

Figures released today confirm that 7 of the top 15 UK house builders (47%) are in the Company Watch warning area, with H-Scores below 25. Read the full release.

19 May, 2013

Head of External Affairs, Nick Hood, appeared yesterday morning on BBC Radio5 Live's Wake Up to Money programme and on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland show to comment on the deluge of bad news on Christmas trading from a number of major retailers. He was also interviewed yesterday evening on the Jeff Randall Live business programme on Sky about the exceptionally disappointing results announced by Tesco.

Nick commented: 'these are difficult times for many retailers after the vital Christmas period when any sales increases were achieved through heavy discounting. Top line gains are only part of the picture, what remains to be seen is how badly this has affected bottom line profits. All retail stakeholders, including employees, shareholders, suppliers and landlords will be waiting anxiously for the full results.'

19 May, 2013

The Company Watch health monitoring system shows the extent to which the retail market can be divided up akin to football teams competing in different leagues.  Read the full release.

19 May, 2013

Research from Company Watch shows that many AIM companies are in less-than-robust financial health. Of the 758 companies surveyed by Company Watch, a worrying 310 companies (41%) are in the Warning Area, recording health ratings of below 25. Read the full release.

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