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Maynard Paton

Maynard has worked at the Fool since 1999. He ran the Qualiport online portfolio on the Fool from November 1999 to September 2005 and was lead adviser for the Champion Shares & Champion Shares PRO stock-picking services from September 2005 to June 2011, at which point he moved to become Deputy Editor of the UK Fool. Prior to joining the Fool, Maynard worked for a year as a Poll Tax clerk and then for six years at the local authority's IT department in the murky world of ICL mainframes and COBOL programming. He relocated to Kent to join a financial services firm's IT department and there discovered the joys of stock market investing. As well as keeping an eye on share prices and his local housing market, Maynard's interests include karting, martial arts and entertaining his young family.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited Caves In To M&G’s Board Demands

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited (LON: GKP) decides to endorse the four non-executive candidates proposed by M&G. More »

BHP Billiton plc Reports ‘Strong Year Of Production’

BHP Billiton plc (LON: BLT) says two of its largest mines exceeded production guidance. More »

Rio Tinto plc Confirms Iron Ore Production Up 7%

Rio Tinto plc (LON: RIO) issues a second-quarter operations update. More »

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited Rejects M&G’s Non-Executives

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited (LON: GKP) claims a director nominated by M&G was 'highly disruptive' during an earlier stint on the board. More »

Balfour Beatty plc’s 6% Yield

Balfour Beatty plc (LON: BBY) says its markets continue to be challenging. More »

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Avanti Communications Group PLC Crashes 33%

Avanti Communications Group PLC (LON: AVN) owns up to revenues coming in below expectations. More »

Royal Dutch Shell Plc Appoints New Chief Executive

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON: RDSB) announces Ben van Beurden will succeed Peter Voser. More »

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited Slams Corporate Governance Concerns

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited (LON: GKP) hits back at concerns raised by investment house M&G. More »

I’m One Step Closer To Becoming An ISA Millionaire

Government rubber-stamps decision to allow AIM shares within ISAs. More »

Dunelm Group Predicts £108m Full-Year Profit

Dunelm Group plc (LON: DNLM) says annual sales advanced 12% to £677m. More »

3 Contrarian Buy Ideas For July

The only real approach I know to ensure you buy shares at cheap prices with good upside potential. More »

Tullow Oil plc Predicts First-Half Revenues Of $1.3 Billion

Tullow Oil plc (LON: TLW) reveals production running at 88,600 barrels of oil a day. More »

Possible Offer For Daily Mail and General Trust plc

Viscount Rothermere makes a bid for the voting shares of Daily Mail and General Trust plc (LON: DMGT) More »

Serco Group plc Reports Revenue Growth ‘Ahead Of Expectations’

Interim results from Serco Group plc (LON: SRP) in August should be positive. More »

Quindell Portfolio PLC Announces ‘Positive Momentum’ During Q2

Quindell Portfolio PLC (LON: QPP) confirms EBITDA of at least £25m for the second quarter. More »