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Rugby World Cup
Saturday 25 October 2014
Thousands of rugby fans were delivered the disappointing news today that they have missed out on Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets.  
Big Ben
Saturday 25 October 2014
British Summer Time (BST) officially comes to an end tomorrow.  
Ebola
Saturday 25 October 2014
There have been over 10,000 cases of the Ebola outbreak and nearly 5,000 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed in its latest situation report update.  
EU budget
Saturday 25 October 2014
David Cameron appeared as shocked as the rest of us by the news that the European Commission has charged the UK with a whopping €2.1bn (£1.7bn) bill.  
Alan Eustace
Saturday 25 October 2014
A 57-year-old Google executive has broken the world altitude record with a parachute jump from the top of the stratosphere.  
Mike Ashley
Saturday 25 October 2014
Glasgow Rangers' share price tumbled this afternoon on the news that director Philip Nash quit, three weeks after Mike Ashley called for his removal.   
London Mining
Friday 24 October 2014
 London Mining, which entered administration last week, has sold its Marampa mine to Timis Corporation.   
edreams
Friday 24 October 2014
Shares in travel website eDreams Odigeo have been suspended from trading by a Spanish regulator after they plummeted 59.1 per cent in a single day.
Tesco empire
Friday 24 October 2014
What a week. From troubles at Tesco (not least its share price) to Facebook's UK tax bill, we've had a busy front on company news.  
Michael O'Leary
Friday 24 October 2014
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary might wind up some of his customers, but the board clearly love what he's doing for the budget airline.   
Friday 24 October 2014
Yesterday, the Hailo taxi app had its day in the sun unveiling two new features; Pay Hailo and Hailo Hub.
Diamond
Friday 24 October 2014
Petra Diamonds' share price lost its sparkle this afternoon after announcing it had sold its latest white diamond from the Cullinan mine at more than $15.2m (£9.4m).   
Tesco
Friday 24 October 2014
Standard & Poor's became the final major credit ratings agency to downgrade Tesco today, when it lowered the supermarket's long-term rating from BBB to BBB-.
Ebola suit
Friday 24 October 2014
Lakeland Industries, the New York-based company which manufactures protective suits used by those treating Ebola patients, has announced plans to raise $11.2m (£7m).
David Cameron
Friday 24 October 2014
David Cameron "won't be paying" the extra €2.1bn (£1.7bn) demanded by the EU, he said today. In a tweet, he said the extra contribution was "an appalling way to behave".
Chiquita banana
Friday 24 October 2014
Chiquita has finally told a pair of Brazilian companies their takeover just isn't a-peeling enough for it to give up on its Fyffes bid.
Hospital quarantine for Ebola
Friday 24 October 2014
More than one billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola epidemic in Africa the UN has calculated.
Shire
Friday 24 October 2014
Shire's share price soared this afternoon after the British pharma group posted strong quarterly results, increasing its full year guidance to “the high 30 per cent range”.   
Amazon Fire
Friday 24 October 2014
Poor sales of the Fire Phone are taking their toll on Amazon's business.  
Mad Men
Friday 24 October 2014
The broadcaster behind The Walking Dead and Mad Men has acquired a 49.9 per cent stake in BBC America. 
Pets at Home
Friday 24 October 2014
A scratch behind the ears and a doggy biscuit for newly-listed Pets at Home, which today reported a 4.2 per cent rise in first-half sales, pushing its shares up almost three per cent in mid-morning trading.
Tesco
Friday 24 October 2014
After a devastating few days for Tesco, it would be understandable if the supermarket’s head honchos woke up this morning thinking things couldn’t get much worse.  
Cranes in London
Friday 24 October 2014
The UK's GDP growth fell to 0.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, figures released by the Office for National Statistics this morning showed.
Friday 24 October 2014
New York City doctor Craig Spencer, who has tested positive for Ebola after returning from Guinea, took a ride in an Uber cab and used the subway on Thursday before developing symptoms of the disease.
Janet Yellen
Friday 24 October 2014
Hear ye, hear ye, financial wordsmiths - the 12th edition of the Collins English Dictionary was out yesterday, and with it 50,000 new words to add to your Scrabble repertoire.
FT newspaper
Friday 24 October 2014
Pearson's share price dropped two per cent this morning after it said it's losing its long-serving finance man, Robin Freestone, who is departing the publisher after 10 years.
Friday 24 October 2014
Shares in TSB jumped 3.2 per cent this morning, after it published figures showing profits had soared 28.8 per cent to £33.1m in the three months to 30 September as it picked up nearly one in 10 new current accounts in the UK.
Friday 24 October 2014
David Cameron was dealt a crushing blow in his battle to win reform in Europe last night, after the UK was told to stump up an extra €2bn (£1.57bn) by 1 December to shore up the EU budget.
Friday 24 October 2014
TESCO could be forced to scrap its dividend and sell chunks of its global empire, after its credit rating was downgraded to one notch above junk, driving up the cost of borrowing and underlining its dire financial plight.
David Green
Friday 24 October 2014
The City fraud squad yesterday asked for a 75 per cent increase in funding next year to help it pursue a range of financial probes, including its investigation into alleged Libor rigging.
Friday 24 October 2014
LOCAL businesswoman Kelly Tolhurst will fight Ukip to hold on to the Rochester and Strood seat for the Conservatives in the upcoming by-election, it was announced last night.
Friday 24 October 2014
It’s that time of year, after all, and the eagerly-awaited Selfridges’ window displays in London’s Oxford Street revealed a theme of story-telling, including Sleeping Beauty, for the Yuletide season.
Friday 24 October 2014
SHARES in online giant Amazon fell sharply last night after the retailer announced a $437m loss in the third quarter, much higher than the $41m loss it reported for the same period a year before.
Friday 24 October 2014
SPIRIT Pub Company has rejected a takeover bid from Magners maker C&C Group, it emerged last night. It will instead move forward in a deal with rival Greene King.
Friday 24 October 2014
INVESTMENT bank Credit Suisse yesterday revealed plans to cut more jobs, following a round of reductions in weak areas like fixed income trading.
Friday 24 October 2014
INVESTMENT bank Societe Generale is moving into Canary Wharf after it signed up to take 280,000 sq ft at the area’s new 1 Bank Street building.
Friday 24 October 2014
ESTATE agency Foxtons yesterday warned on future earnings, as the firm fell prey to London’s property market slowdown.
Friday 24 October 2014
THE NUMBER of mortgage approvals fell for the third month in a row as housing market activity continued to slow.
Friday 24 October 2014
Investment bank and asset manager Lazard yesterday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it earned more fees from advising on M&A deals amid a surge in cross-border transactions.
Friday 24 October 2014
CARGIANT’S Geoff Warren owns 47 acres at Old Oak Common on which Premier League strug­glers Queens Park Rangers want to build a new stadium. But, says Warren, it won’t happen. “We own the land. We are going to develop it.
Friday 24 October 2014
Mining company Rio Tinto has extended the tenure of its chief executive Sam Walsh and chief financial officer Chris Lynch, the firm announced yesterday.
Friday 24 October 2014
Private equity firm KKR reported a lower-than-expected 27 per cent year-on-year drop in third-quarter profit yesterday as its holdings appreciated more than many analysts foresaw and it generated more cash by exiting its investments.
Friday 24 October 2014
SIR RICHARD Broadbent yesterday announced his plans to leave Tesco, and said he felt the need for a demonstration of accountability by the supermarket’s bosses.
Friday 24 October 2014
Publisher Bloomsbury yesterday said last year’s success of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel And The Mountains Echoed overshadowed this year’s results.
Friday 24 October 2014
SUPERMARKET sales fell in September due to warm weather, delaying winter clothes purchases, but sales are expected to rebound towards the end of the year.
Friday 24 October 2014
Interest rates are not low due to central bank policy, but due to economic factors, Bank of England official Ben Broadbent said yesterday.
Friday 24 October 2014
Pressure is mounting on Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, to increase stimulus efforts after a swathe of poor data revealed the Eurozone was on the verge of a triple-dip recession.
Friday 24 October 2014
Wages look set to outpace inflation throughout 2015, according to new research published today. Private sector employers are predicting pay awards of two per cent over the coming year.
Friday 24 October 2014
Samsung's UK president says a recent slowdown in smartphone sales is a sign that the market is saturated, and believes now is the time for the South Korean giant to double down on quality to continue its growth in a mature market.
Friday 24 October 2014
Finnish technology and networking giant Nokia yesterday reported a strong third quarter, announcing a 13 per cent year-on-year growth in sales for Nokia Networks due to new deployments in North America and China.

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