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Friday 01 August 2014
NEW EUROPEAN Union sanctions against five of the largest Russian banks will hit the City hardest, according to analysts, while major restrictions on arms sales will not apply to France’s warship sales to Moscow.
Friday 01 August 2014
UBS’ UK boss is quitting the job barely 18 months into the post, the Swiss bank revealed yesterday.
Friday 01 August 2014
ILIAD, the disruptive French telecoms group founded by Le Monde co-owner Xavier Niel, last night made a $15bn (£11.9bn) takeover offer for US operator T-Mobile in a move that could shake up America’s telecoms market.
Friday 01 August 2014
INFLATION weakened even further in the Eurozone during July, dropping to just 0.4 per cent, the lowest level since the aftermath of the financial crisis.
Friday 01 August 2014
TAKEOVER talks between British construction company Balfour Beatty and infrastructure giant Carillion ended abruptly yesterday, just days after the £3bn bid began.
Friday 01 August 2014
Argentina’s economy minister yesterday declared that the Latin American country was not in default and threatened court action if any bondholders demanded their money back.
Friday 01 August 2014
HIGH street lingerie chain Agent Provocateur will be put on the auction block next year after private equity owner 3i decided to sell the company.
Friday 01 August 2014
BANCO Espirito Santo was ham­mered once again yesterday, as the struggling group’s share price collapsed even further following dismal results.
Friday 01 August 2014
LLOYDS’ profits were squeezed by new PPI provisions in the first half of the year, the bank reported yesterday.
Friday 01 August 2014
CENTER PARCS has paved the way for a stock market listing after its owner moved to re-jig the firm’s debt pile.
Friday 01 August 2014
SSE’s Ferrybidge coal-fired power station was evacuated yesterday after fire ripped through part of the plant. There were no casualties. The station was on summer shutdown and not generating. The station is scheduled to close by 2023.
Friday 01 August 2014
TOUGH rules to claw back bankers’ bonuses years after they are paid could put the UK at a competitive disadvantage to rivals globally, Santander’s UK boss Ana Botin said yesterday.
Friday 01 August 2014
RELAUNCHED high street bank TSB yesterday reported pre-tax profits of £128.5m in the first half of the year. In its first set of results since floating on the stock market, the bank pleased investors with a strong flow of new customers.
Friday 01 August 2014
THE TEMPERATURE just wasn’t right for profits at British Gas owner Centrica last winter, as group profits were walloped by an ex­treme polar freeze in the US, contrasting with a mild UK winter.
Friday 01 August 2014
BLUE-blooded fund manager Schroders yesterday reported record half-year profits but saw shares dip after falling short of analysts’ profit expectations.
Friday 01 August 2014
FRENCH firm Alcatel-Lucent yesterday said it planned to pursue a float of its submarine cable business next year.
Friday 01 August 2014
OIL EXPLORER Afren’s shares crashed over 26 per cent yesterday, after it suspended its chief executive Osman Shahenshah and chief operating officer Shahid Ullah, following alleged “unauthorised payments” to both from third parties.
Friday 01 August 2014
BRITISH drugmaker Astrazeneca yesterday confounded City expectations by raising its sales and profit forecasts for this year, two months after fending off a near-£70bn takeover approach from bigger US rival Pfizer.
Friday 01 August 2014
Traditionally, banks are cyclical businesses – they make money in the good years, and they find it tough in bad times when un­employment rises and borrowers struggle to repay their loans.
Friday 01 August 2014
ADIDAS shares plunged 15 per cent yesterday after the sportswear giant became the latest big European company to warn that the Ukraine crisis was taking a toll on the business.
Friday 01 August 2014
THEME park owner Merlin Entertainment said The Lego Movie’s runaway success this year helped boost already strong growth at its six Legoland parks and increase visitor numbers.
Friday 01 August 2014
BRITAIN’S largest estate agency Countrywide yesterday hailed its strongest first-half results since just before the crisis in 2007, buoyed by growth in the UK’s housing market.
Friday 01 August 2014
BT POSTED better-than-expected first quarter results yesterday on the back of growing demand for fibre. However, it received a tepid 0.15 per cent share price rise as investors waited to see how the Bo bets on sport and mobile play out.
Friday 01 August 2014
DIAGEO boss Ivan Menezes said he did not regret its foray into China’s white spirits market after anti-extravagance measures forced the group to write-down the value of its stake in baiju-maker Shui Jing Fang.
Friday 01 August 2014
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Friday 01 August 2014
SHOPPING centre giant Intu posted a 7.6 per cent jump in the value of its properties in the first half of the year, increasing its net asset value per share to 372p.
Friday 01 August 2014
WOMEN’S clothing retailer Bon­marche yesterday posted strong growth in the first quarter of its financial year, as the UK business continued to be driven by growth in its online business and market share.
Friday 01 August 2014
THE POUND’S strength yesterday continued to strike a blow to the profits of major British companies.
Friday 01 August 2014
PANASONIC and US electric car pioneer Tesla Motors yesterday announced joint plans for a groundbreaking lithium-ion battery cell mega-plant.
Friday 01 August 2014
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Friday 01 August 2014
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Friday 01 August 2014
Britain’s top equity index yesterday fell as Lloyds Bank pulled down financial stocks, while concerns about the impact on Europe from tensions between Russia and Ukraine also made traders wary.
Friday 01 August 2014
Wall Street tanked yesterday as economic data sparked concern that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than some have expected. Global concerns such as Argentina’s default, also weighed heavily on the market.
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.

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