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UK passport control
Thursday 31 July 2014
There has been a sharp rise in the number of wealthy Russians migrating to the UK, according to Home Office figures.  
Adidas
Thursday 31 July 2014
Shares in German sportswear brand Adidas took a hit today after the company announced that conditions in Russia could affect profits, and that its targets for 2015 were no longer achievable.   
Ebola threat
Thursday 31 July 2014
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is launching a joint emergency response package with leaders of the African nations that have been hit by the deadly Ebola virus.   
Ferrybridge power station
Thursday 31 July 2014
Ferrybridge power station near Castleford in Yorkshire is currently on fire, with black smoke billowing from the plant.  
Manchester United adidas kit deal
Thursday 31 July 2014
Manchester United's record breaking kit deal with Adidas will be cut by 30 per cent if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League in consecutive seasons.  
London backdrop nighttime
Thursday 31 July 2014
London Mayor Boris Johnson has said £1.3tn of investment is needed in the capital over the next 35 years in order for London to retain its world class status.
UK house price graph
Thursday 31 July 2014
Yet another report, this time from Nationwide, has shown that London house prices have soared in the last twelve months.
Thursday 31 July 2014
Guests using home and room rental app Airbnb in Europe avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 200,000 cars on the roads and were 10-15 per cent more likely to use public transport than if they stayed in a hotel, according to a survey condu
Lloyds bank
Thursday 31 July 2014
Lloyds Banking Group saw its shares drop on Thursday after revealing it had set aside £600m for payments over the PPI mis-selling scandal. Shares in Lloyds were down 2.9 per cent at pixel time.
Mario Draghi
Thursday 31 July 2014
Eurozone inflation has fallen further this month, raising concerns that it is slipping into the "danger zone" of possible deflation.   
Lukaku joins Everton
Thursday 31 July 2014
At 21, Romelu Lukaku has 60 club goals in 184 games. He’s scored seven international goals for Belgium including a winner at this year’s World Cup finals.
For sale signs
Thursday 31 July 2014
First it was the Land Registry telling us and now it's Nationwide: the upward spiral of house prices is coming to an end, at least for now.
Thursday 31 July 2014
For the first time in six years companies are able to bid for natural gas exploration licenses in the United Kingdom.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Thursday 31 July 2014
Russia has been ordered to pay a further $2.6bn to Yukos shareholders by the European Court of Human Rights, the largest amount of damages ever awarded by the court.
Gatwick luggage trolleys
Thursday 31 July 2014
Monarch Airlines has ditched baggage handler Swissport after a disastrous weekend saw passengers left without luggage for hours after arriving at Gatwick.
Thursday 31 July 2014
Germany could soon extend its moratorium on the use of fracking to a total ban, reports EurActiv Germany.
People on Tube
Thursday 31 July 2014
The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus has said he’d happily sit next to someone suffering from the deadly and incurable virus on the London Underground.
Manchester United share price rises
Thursday 31 July 2014
The Glazer family is set to sell five per cent of Manchester United.  
Banco Espirito Santo
Thursday 31 July 2014
It isn't getting any better for Banco Espirito Santo. With former owners arrested and doubts remaining about the ability of the bank's parent company to support Espirito's debts, shares have taken something of a buffeting in the last month.
Thursday 31 July 2014
Among those Russians hit by the EU's latest round of sanctions are President Vladimir Putin's judo partner Arkady Rotenberg, who is already on a US sanctions list.
Flame on gas hob
Thursday 31 July 2014
Pre-tax profits at British Gas owner Centrica fell 40 per cent in the first half of the year as British Gas felt the effects of warmer weather in the UK.
Thursday 31 July 2014
Offenders found guilty of alcohol related offences could be compelled to wear a bracelet that monitors their alcohol consumption, under a new scheme being tested in four London boroughs.
Shell share prices
Thursday 31 July 2014
Royal Dutch Shell will buy back over $30bn (£17.7bn) of shares and dividends.   The Anglo-Dutch oil company made the promise after it was announced that it had doubled second quarter profits.  
Thursday 31 July 2014
Japan's Panasonic is set to invest over $200m in American electric carmaker Tesla Motors' lithium-ion battery plant in the US, according to a
Balfour Beatty work site
Thursday 31 July 2014
Construction firm Balfour Beatty saw its share price tumble six per cent this morning after revealing its £3bn merger talks with Carillion were over. Carillion also took a hit as shares fell five per cent.
Axel Kicillof
Thursday 31 July 2014
Argentina has defaulted on its debt after failing to reach an agreement with creditors by midnight in New York.
Thursday 31 July 2014
European stocks looked set for an uncertain morning as markets ready themselves for some big corporate results and wait for the effects of a second Argentinian default in 13 years.
Vince Cable tries out a driverless car
Thursday 31 July 2014
Driverless cars could be weaving their way through the City’s streets in just six months, the government revealed yesterday.
Coca-Cola truck
Thursday 31 July 2014
The owner of PR firm MHP Communications and ad agency WCRS, The Engine Group, will today announce its takeover by US private equity firm Lake Capital.
Thursday 31 July 2014
Argentina's credit rating was slashed into default territory last night, as talks between government ministers and the state’s hedge fund creditors ended without a deal.
tap water
Thursday 31 July 2014
As London races towards a record population size of 8.6m people next year, topping its previous population record in 1939, it could face daily water shortages of up to 60m litres, according to the latest figures from Thames Water.
Thursday 31 July 2014
THE AMERICAN economy surged out of the first quarter’s arctic slump during the three months to July, with growth outstripping analysts expectations, and the Federal Reserve hinted at rising inflationary pressure.
Thursday 31 July 2014
FOREIGN secretary Philip Hammond said yesterday that the Ebola virus poses a risk to the UK, but that it is not an immediate threat and would be manageable.
Thursday 31 July 2014
PORTUGAL’S Banco Espirito Santo posted record losses last night, down €3.58bn (£2.76bn) in the three months to June.
Thursday 31 July 2014
BANKERS will be allowed to enjoy their bonuses only more than seven years after being awarded, under new rules announced yesterday to keep financiers on the straight and narrow.
Thursday 31 July 2014
The European Union yesterday extended sanctions against the Russian government to another group of individuals and organisations, freezing the assets of “cronies” of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to one EU official.
Nike
Thursday 31 July 2014
■ Nestled in offices behind Oxford Circus, the Engine Group describes itself as an integrated marketing communications group, which owns ad agency WCRS, PR group MHP Communications, digital shop Jam and direct marketing specialist partners Andrews
Antony Jenkins
Thursday 31 July 2014
Antony Jenkins had a new spring in his step yesterday.
Barclays logo
Thursday 31 July 2014
Mounting PPI payouts and weak investment bank performance knocked Barclays’ profits in the first half of 2014, the bank said yesterday. Pre-tax profits fell seven per cent to £3.3bn, down from £3.6bn in the same period of 2013.
Pascal Soriot
Thursday 31 July 2014
Drugmakers Astrazeneca and Pfizer yesterday put to bed their “will they, won’t they” bromance by signing new deals with other companies.
Thursday 31 July 2014
THE decision to put the UK in the forefront of the development of driverless cars is a brave, smart choice. Smart because this technology is accelerating fast and it makes sense to have a hand on the steering wheel.
2014 World Cup trophy
Thursday 31 July 2014
Broadcaster ITV yesterday saw its profits rocket 40 per cent over the past six months, as the media giant was boosted by the World Cup and an uptick in advertising.
Thursday 31 July 2014
DRINKS giant Diageo has bolstered its digital marketing expertise by appointing Facebook’s vice-president of Europe, Middle East and Africa to its board. Nicola Mendelsohn will join as a non-executive director at the beginning of September.
Thursday 31 July 2014
Shares in Pets at Home leapt seven per cent yesterday after the newly-listed group won over unconvinced investors and delivered strong first quarter sales.
Thursday 31 July 2014
GREGGS said its new blend of coffee and slimmed down range of sandwiches were helping to fatten up sales as the bakery chain posted a strong first half yesterday.
Thursday 31 July 2014
BRITISH American Tobacco (BAT) has become the latest UK company to have its performance hit by sterling’s rise in value as it reported a drop in revenue and profit during the six months to 30 June.
mannequin dressed as a banker
Thursday 31 July 2014
Quite literally, yesterday it was payback time for Britain’s banking industry.
Thursday 31 July 2014
A fight between the big six energy suppliers and regulator Ofgem kicked off yesterday, due to a wide disparity between their estimates of company profits.
Thursday 31 July 2014
RIO TINTO yesterday said it had agreed to sell its Mozambique coal assets for a knock-down price of $50m (£29.6m), marking the end of former boss Tom Albanese’s misjudged acquisition at the end of the commodities boom.
Thursday 31 July 2014
ANTOFAGASTA’S share price slumped over four per cent yesterday, after the Chilean copper miner’s production update missed expectations.

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