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Wednesday 01 October 2014
Surprise surprise, non-UK workers aren't just a cheaper alternative than their UK counterparts.
Mars
Wednesday 01 October 2014
India and the US have signed an agreement to co-operate on Mars as well as join forces to conduct Earth-related studies from space.   
David Cameron
Wednesday 01 October 2014
David Cameron has delivered his final party conference speech before the 2015 general election, to a surprisingly upbeat audience.
David and Samantha Cameron
Wednesday 01 October 2014
David Cameron pulled out the big guns during his speech at the Conservative party conference today, pledging that a future Tory government will raise the tax-free personal allowance to £12,500 from the current level of £10,000, as well as raising
Tax Disc
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Drivers had been given months of advance warning – but a last minute rush of people looking to update their car tax as the paper discs went out of use forced the site offline for several hours.   
Crossrail
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Crossrail’s high-speed rail service will not only provide millions with increased connectivity into the capital, but it will send house-prices along its route skyrocketing, new figures show.  
London
Wednesday 01 October 2014
London is certainly not the city that never sleeps.    According to SleepCycle, which monitors the sleeping patterns of people in 54 major cities across the world, Londoners get more sleep a night than most.
The co-operative
Wednesday 01 October 2014
The Co-operative group has cut down its board to seven members after agreeing to changes to the way it's governed following a mismanagement scandal that's plagued the group for over a year.  
Manufacturer
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Bank of England governor Mark Carney's "productivity puzzle" was back with a bang this morning, after figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed labour productivity fell 0.3 per cent on the year before during the second q
Ukip
Wednesday 01 October 2014
The Conservative party has suffered yet another blow with the defection of party donor Arron Banks to Ukip. Banks will donate £100,000 to Nigel Farage's eurosceptic party and could stand as a Ukip candidate in the 2015 general election.
Canary Wharf
Wednesday 01 October 2014
The developer behind the Canary Wharf financial district has sold one of its most recognisable buildings for £152.5m.
Tube
Wednesday 01 October 2014
More chaos for London's Tube users this morning, after a broken-down train at Tottenham Court Road caused Transport for London (TfL) to suspend the line between Liverpool Street and Marble Arch.
Tesco
Wednesday 01 October 2014
October has not started off well for beleaguered Tesco. This morning, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed the launch of a full investigation into the supermarket following last month's profit overstatement.  
Sainsbury's
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Shares in Sainsbury's fell 2.97 per cent to £2.44 this morning, following an announcement by the supermarket its sales have fallen for the third quarter in a row.  
RBS
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Royal Bank of Scotland's share price dipped in early trading this morning, after revealing it had raised £85m through a share issue.    RBS' share price fell 0.5 per cent at pixel time today.   
Snoop Dogg
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Reddit has raised $50m in funding, with investors agreeing to allow 10 per cent of their equity to be distributed among the site's users.  
Wednesday 01 October 2014
European markets are set to open slightly lower this morning, as investors react to weak US markets  and look towards today's meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB).  
Wednesday 01 October 2014
David Cameron is under pressure to deliver the speech of his career today as the Tory leader bids to overcome the threat of further defections to Ukip and spur his party towards victory in May’s general election.
Boris Johnson
Wednesday 01 October 2014
London mayor Boris Johnson gave a typically jovial speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham yesterday, bouncing around on stage holding a brick above his head while promising not to throw it at the audience.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
BIG cinema chains in the US and Canada are to boycott Netflix's first original feature film, a sequel to the martial arts movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
THE ECONOMY hit its pre-crisis peak far earlier than previously thought, according to official figures published yesterday.
Hong Kong protests
Wednesday 01 October 2014
UK companies are not putting restrictions on travel to Hong Kong, despite continuing protests in the city, according to market sources.
Chuka Umunna
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Labour's shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna yesterday promised to hold UK businesses to account over the number of senior black and ethnic minority staff they employ, most notably at board level.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
THE PROPERTY market appears to be giving a glimmer of hope to prospective first-time buyers, with house price growth slowing in September and landlords saying they expect lower rent increases.
Apple logo
Wednesday 01 October 2014
The European Union yesterday accused Ireland of breaking its EU tax laws by letting Apple shelter tens of billions of dollars worth of profits from revenue collectors in return for maintaining jobs.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Wonga is considering scrapping its Newcastle United sponsorship deal and might never go back into TV advertising, after a major fall in profits last year.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Shares in Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals soared in after-hours trading yesterday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus on US soil.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp yesterday stepped further into the digital age with the announcement it would spend $950m (£586m) buying Move, the US company which owns property websites such as realtor.com.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Like the US property market, real estate website Move’s fortunes have followed a rollercoaster path. The firm was founded by former chief executive officer Stuart Wolff under the name Homestore in the 1990s and listed in 1999.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
SHARES in the UK’s biggest clothing retailers slumped yesterday after industry bellwether Next warned it might have to cut its profit forecast if the warm weather continued.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
ENDLESS Capital has sold Kiddicare to online retailer Worldstores just two months after buying the mother and baby products site for £2m from Morrisons.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
ELISABETH Murdoch is to walk out on the TV production empire she built when the planned merger between her Shine Group and two other companies – Endemol and Core Media – is completed.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Virgin Media yesterday slammed the soaring cost of Premier League foot­ball on TV, as it revealed it had urged broadcast regulator Ofcom to launch a competition investigation into pricing.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
ONLINE auction site eBay yesterday announced plans to spin off its PayPal business in the second half of 2015, saying that to fail to do so would be “less advantageous to each business strategically and competitively.”
Wednesday 01 October 2014
HUGE FTSE 100 media firm BSkyB revealed yesterday it had made a $5m (£3.1m) equity investment in Sharethrough, a San Francisco based online advertising technology company.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
BSkyB has built a strong position in the UK media market to become the largest pay-TV provider in the country with 10.5m subscribers.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Hamleys of Regent Street is facing a threat to its position as London’s leading toy shop – after more than 130 years – from a wealthy Middle Eastern rival.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
RBS SHARES jumped yesterday as the bank revealed its bad loan levels had fallen by around £800m, as its new strategy of focusing on the UK alone has started to pay off.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
The Co-op Bank is launching a new series of adverts aimed at rebuilding its brand as an ethical lender, starting on TV tonight. Its reputation took a blow last year when it was bailed out by hedge fund investors.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
MICHAEL Spencer, the boss of inter­dealer broker Icap, yesterday said he was “guardedly optimistic” about the future despite anticipating a 15 per cent drop in half-year revenues.
Bank of England
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Critics of the Bank of England who demand more detail on the future path of interest rates do not realise how hard it is to predict economic movements, policymaker David Miles said last night.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
BANKS could be ordered to let customers take their account numbers with them when they move from one lender to another, the City watchdog said yesterday.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
ROGUE currency traders will be denied the chance to manipulate benchmarks under plans laid out by the G20’s investigators yesterday.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
THE VAST majority of banks’ hybrid bonds are being downgraded as it becomes clear governments really mean they will not bail out troubled lenders in future, ratings agency Standard and Poor’s said yesterday.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
THE EUROZONE is still flirting with deflation while unemployment re­mains stubbornly high, opening up the possibility that the European Central Bank (ECB) will deliver further monetary easing when it announces its latest policy decision tomorrow.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
OVER-50’S holiday-to-insurance provider Saga tried to put its float flop behind it yesterday by planning to move into running old people’s homes and wealth management.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Intertek, the London-based inspection and certification firm, saw its share price jump by more than two per cent yesterday following the appointment of Inchcape's Andre Lacroix as chief executive.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
American drugstore giant Walgreens yesterday reported a $239m (£147m) fourth-quarter loss caused, mainly, by a huge accounting charge from its purchase of British high street chemists Alliance Boots.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
African Minerals has brought in Standard Chartered to look at the possibility of refinancing the debt structure of its Tonkolili iron ore project in the face of a “depressed iron ore environment”.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Cambridge medical technology business Consort Medical is buying pharmaceutical firm Aesica for £230m in a bid to diversify its markets.

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