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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Primark is making its first foray into the US, which has in the past proved to be a tough market to crack and one often described as the graveyard of UK retailers. However alongside a number of failures there have been several success stories.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Barclays is shaking up its investment bank next month, and analysts at Bernstein expect around 7,400 staff to lose their jobs.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
If the government wants to display a credible case for investment in renewables, then today was a definite step in the wrong direction.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
The illegal tobacco market continues to thrive in a country with one of the strictest tobacco control regimes in Europe, according to a report released
Flybe plane
Wednesday 23 April 2014
FLYBE is returning to London with domestic routes aimed at business travellers, which it hopes will tempt time-poor passengers away from road and rail.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
US stocks futures suggest a slightly lower open today, following the recent rally the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have seen over the last few days.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Gamblers might think they're due a win after a string of losses, but most of us figure that taking a bet on an event doesn't affect its outcome.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Public finance figures have just been released by the Office for National Statistics, showing the progress made on the Treasury’s deficit reduction programme.  
Wednesday 23 April 2014
There’s been good news for workers recently, with pay finally looking like it’s growing at a faster rate than inflation.  
Wednesday 23 April 2014
The surge in coffee futures documented over the last couple of weeks isn’t the only thing that could up the cost of breakfast.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed two new senior advisers, who will focus on competition and investment banking.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
The minutes of the Bank of England's most recent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show no signs of tightening on the horizon.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Chip designer ARM Holdings has reported a nine per cent rise in profit before tax to £97m for the first quarter ended 31
Wednesday 23 April 2014
US markets saw another positive finish yesterday, with European counterparts expected higher today, looking to French and German manufacturing data.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Shares in Primark owner Associated British Foods are up over six per cent this morning, after the group announced a six per cent rise
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Sports Direct has reported a jump in sales of 10.3 per cent to £360m for the nine weeks ended 30 March.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Primark is set to make its first foray in the US, opening stores in the north east, owner Associated British Foods
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Asian markets are relatively flat after Chinese manufacturing data came in line with expectations but still showed the sector in contractionary territory.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
MORE than half of India’s companies are positive that business conditions will be better after the country’s long election, according to a survey released today.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
DRUG deals sparked a global stock market rally yesterday after pharmaceutical firms unveiled almost $70bn of tie-ups and takeovers, sending investors rushing to buy shares in anticipation of more deals in the pipeline.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
MANCHESTER United’s shares yesterday soared to their highest price since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson following confirmation that his successor David Moyes had been sacked.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
OMNICOM, the world’s second largest advertising agency, said yesterday it is unable to predict when its $35.1bn (£20.8bn) merger with Publicis Groupe would close, raising concerns that the deal might not go through.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
THE VINCE Cable show is back on the road. The business secretary is up to his old tricks again, waging war on business.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
FINANCIAL TIMES
Wednesday 23 April 2014
THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) is facing calls to investigate after a critical blog post wiped £900m from the value of one of the UK’s fastest-growing public firms.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
BUSINESS secretary Vince Cable has penned a warning letter to the renumeration committees of all FTSE 100 companies, telling them to bring pay in line with performance or risk even tougher rules.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Q I want to know what’s going on at AstraZeneca – can’t someone make the company tell us?
Wednesday 23 April 2014
FTSE 100 drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) yesterday unveiled a complex string of asset deals with Swiss rival Novartis in a move set to deliver a £4bn windfall for shareholders.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
SAVVAS NEOPHYTOU | PANMURE GORDON
Wednesday 23 April 2014
FOR the last few years, big pharma firms have been on the back foot.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
RBS is reducing contractors’ pay by 10 per cent from the end of this month as its cost-cutting programme gets underway, City A.M. has learned.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
BARCLAYS is shutting down most of its commodities trading business after new regulations made it harder to make money in the sector, the bank said yesterday.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
BUOYANT equity markets and rising fee incomes boosted BNY Mellon’s profits in the first quarter, the US custodian bank reported yesterday.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
FINANCIAL firms are launching twice as many new products as they did during the depths of the debt crisis, with the number of freshly trademarked products heading back towards record levels.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
CARD Factory boss Richard Hayes said yesterday that it hopes to emulate the success of other value retailers such as Poundland after announcing plans for float that could value the group at around £700m.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
ONE of the biggest names in retail stockbroking has described the dearth of new floats open to retail investors as “deplorable”.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
CONSUMER confidence in the euro area is at its highest level in six and a half years, following the region’s return to modest growth after a protracted double dip recession.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
BANKS increased lending to businesses in February, Bank of England figures showed yesterday, in an early hint that loan levels could at last be recovering.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
SHARES in IGas jumped over 11 per cent yesterday, after the government indicated that energy companies would be able to explore for shale gas without permission from private landowners.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Ukip’s leader Nigel Farage is predicting a political “earthquake” if his party does well in the European elections next month.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
IN A recent interview, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg revealed that a major plank of the company’s growth strategy is to diversify its offering into many smartphone apps.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
FTSE 100 listed finance group Old Mutual, home of top investor Richard Buxton, has upped its stake in online fashion retailer Boohoo, helping it become one of the firm’s biggest institutional shareholders.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
THE LONDON Stock Exchange has picked EY as its new auditor, becoming the latest blue-chip company to shake up its accounting relationship.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
GOLDMAN Sachs, one of the banks that advised on the recent £1.23bn flotation of Pets at Home, initiated research on the company yesterday with a target price for the stock of 242p – or 3p below the 245p flotation price.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
AT&T last night reported a strong first quarter, with its best revenue growth in more than two years. America’s second largest telecoms company said last night that its results had been boosted by increased sales of wireless plans.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
BROADCAST network Comcast has posted healthy first-quarter results, helped by advertising revenue income from the NBC network.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
A FRAGILE peace deal, agreed between Russia and Ukraine last Thursday, looks to be unravelling after reports that two pro-Ukrainian supporters, one a politician, were tortured and killed emerged yesterday.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
HARLEY-DAVIDSON posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit yesterday, lifted by strong sales growth outside its core North American market, sending its shares more than seven per cent higher.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
TESCO yesterday launched a fresh round of price cuts and slashed its online shopping charges as it steps up its efforts to stop customers defecting to its discount rivals.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
KFC parent company Yum Brands last night posted healthy first quarter results, largely in line with analyst expectations.

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