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Dilma Rousseff
Wednesday 20 August 2014
As the South American country limbers up for elections, the government is trying to stoke the economy with  a second injection of cash in less than a month.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Argentina may have found a way out of its default debacle, but it could be messy and is unlikely to end in repayments for the holdout creditors.
Janet Yellen
Wednesday 20 August 2014
The Federal Reserve has released the minutes from its 29-30 July meeting on monetary policy.
Job centre
Wednesday 20 August 2014
The rise in the employment rate since 2008 has largely been amongst the self-employed, according to new data from the ONS. 
Oil well
Wednesday 20 August 2014
An independent Scotland could start to feel the impact of depleting oil and gas reserves in just 15 years, according to a leading figure in the oil industry.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
In the wake of Russia's ban on some European food products, Poland has asked the European Commission to complain to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Nakhla meteorite
Wednesday 20 August 2014
The question of whether there is - or ever was - life on Mars has rumbled on for centuries, but a meteorite that landed on Earth more than 100 years ago could offer scientists new clues about the environment of our neighbouring planet. 
Luis Suarez
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Barcelona will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a bid to a fight a Fifa ban on all transfer activity until January 2016.
Balfour Beatty workers
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Building giant Carillion has backed away from its bid for rival Balfour Beatty after three unsuccessful attempts.
Islamic State
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Nine people have been arrested in Vienna, Austria, for intending to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria.   
Twitter
Wednesday 20 August 2014
If you're on Twitter, you may have noticed a change.  
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Not content with challenging big British supermarkets on food prices, discount favourite Lidl is taking the stores on in the fashion stakes.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Photo messaging app Snapchat could soon be offering users more than just perishable pictures and videos, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
Glazer family
Wednesday 20 August 2014
The Glazer family's ownership of Manchester United is set to continue for at least another five years, it has been reported.
Couple looking at estate agent window
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Gross mortgage lending rose to £19.1bn in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said today -  the highest monthly figure since August 2008, when it stood at £19.3bn.
David Plouffe
Wednesday 20 August 2014
In Uber’s relentless battle against regulators and the taxi industry around the world, a political strategist was considered a crucial element for negotiating roadblocks in the disruptive taxi service’s plans for world domination.
Mark Carney
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Today it was revealed that the monetary policy committee's (MPC) vote on whether to raise interest rates last month was split for the first time in t
Construction in Eurozone
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Construction output in the Eurozone has fallen yet again.  
Steve Ballmer
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Steve Ballmer and his infamous cheerleading have found a more suitable home than the corporate world of Microsoft he waved farewell to yesterd
Scottish independence
Wednesday 20 August 2014
English voters will get tough on Scottish public spending if September's referendum results in a no vote, according to a new poll from YouGov and university researchers.
Bank of England
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Two members of the Bank of England's rate-setting monetary policy committee (MPC) voted in favour of raising interest rates by 25 basis points to 0.75 per cent during the August meeting, minutes published today showed.
Balfour Beatty
Wednesday 20 August 2014
This morning – a day ahead of the “put up or shut up” deadline – construction firm Balfour Beatty rejected a third bid from Carillion, despite the offer being increased by 15.5 per cent to £2.08bn.   
Balfour Beatty
Wednesday 20 August 2014
This morning Balfour Beatty rejected Carillion's bid for a third time. We break down the story in numbers  
Glencore PLC
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Glencore has revealed an eight per cent increase in adjusted earnings alongside plans to pay out up to $1bn of cash to shareholders through a share buyback programme.
Steve Ballmer
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has resigned from its board to focus on his new hobby, running US basketball team the LA Clippers.
Injection
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Hikma pharmaceutical has reported a positive start to the year, with revenue rising 16 per cent during the six months to 30 June.   
Balfour Beatty
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Balfour Beatty has rejected a third merger offer from Carillion, as they remain unwilling to end the planned sale of US design consultancy Parsons Brinkerhoff.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
European markets are set for little change this morning as investors await a number of economic releases today. In the UK, the Bank of England will release the minutes from its latest committee meeting. 
Anfield gates
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Carillion, the construction services group, yesterday sweetened its takeover offer for Balfour Beatty in the hope it would break through the wall of resistance from its rival and convince an intransigent chairman and his team of ad­visers to retur
Wednesday 20 August 2014
INFLATION fell back again in July, according to official figures released yesterday, easing the pressure on the Bank of England’s policymakers to tighten their stance and weakening sterling
Nguyen Dong
Wednesday 20 August 2014
The creator of Flappy Bird, the smartphone phenomenon that generated over $50,000 a day in early 2014 before it was pulled from Apple’s App Store after just nine months, is set to return tomorrow with his next game.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
RAIL fares set by the government could rise by 3.5 per cent next year, pushing commuting costs up at much more than average earnings.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
TECHNOLOGY giant Apple saw its share price rise to a record high yesterday, topping the previous price of $100.30 per share at $100.53 on market close.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
THE SHORTLIST of companies vying to run all rail services in the north of England was announced by the government yesterday.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
US authorities fined British bank Standard Chartered another $300m (£180.5m) last night, for failing properly to check transactions for evidence of money laundering.
Harris + Hoole
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Harris + Hoole confirmed yesterday its decision to shut six stores, raising questions over its performance less than two years after Tesco’s investment in the coffee shop chain.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
THOUSANDS of former Lehman Brothers staff in London will receive their pensions in full, six year after the US bank collapsed.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
TOTALLY Wicked has launched a legal challenge against the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive, which would result in e-cigarettes requiring a medicinal licence similar to nicotine patches and gums from May 2016.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Global mining giant BHP Billiton yesterday confirmed it was spinning off a range of assets across five countries to create a new mining company.  
Steve Ballmer
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has announced he is leaving the board of the computer giant to concentrate on his new passion, the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.
Persimmon house
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Persimmon became the latest housebuilder to announce another leap in prof­its yesterday as rosier housing market conditions helped lift sales rates and prices in the first half of the year.
Persimmon website
Wednesday 20 August 2014
RACHAEL APPLEGATE | PANMURE GORDON  
Wednesday 20 August 2014
OFFICE space in central London fell by 21 per cent year-on-year in July as improved business confidence and rising employment prompted more firms to move.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
House price growth dipped slightly in June, while the average property in the capital climbed to just shy of £500,000, according to figures released yesterday.
Phil Loney
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Insurers face a £1bn hit from the new pension fund fee cap which comes in next year, Royal London claimed yesterday – five times above the £200m cost the government predicts over the coming decade.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Two-thirds of employers have hired someone under 25 during the last year, assisting the recent decline in youth unemployment, according to research released this morning.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
GLOBAL banks’ failures may be more chaotic than expected under new rules designed to make the pro­cess of winding them down easier, ratings agency Fitch warned yesterday.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
A decade ago yesterday, just three years after the dot-com crash, a Silicon Valley search startup called Google debuted on the Nasdaq for $85 a share.
pills
Wednesday 20 August 2014
British drug giant Astrazeneca has been cleared by the US government over concerns about the trial process for its new heart drug Brilinta.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Elizabeth Arden reported its biggest ever quarterly loss due to a steeper-than-expected fall in sales of celebrity perfumes, particularly the Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift brands, sending its shares plunging as much as 25 per cent yesterday.

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