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EFDD
Monday 20 October 2014
Today, right-wing Polish libertarian Robert Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz became the latest MEP to join the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – A Eurosceptic parliamentary bloc comprised mainly of Ukip members.  
Bankers will have to get used to lower pay
Monday 20 October 2014
Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe has said bankers need to get used to lower salaries, as decreased industry returns since the financial crisis will force the UK's banks to cut employees' pay.   
Solar Panel
Monday 20 October 2014
A huge solar panel in Tunisia could provide cheap energy to 2.5m homes in the UK by 2018.  
Goerge Osborne
Monday 20 October 2014
The Chancellor announced in his Budget this year that the government was going to make it possible to hold loans to small private companies in the new Isa (Nisa).
Bank of England
Monday 20 October 2014
The Bank of England said this afternoon it has fixed its real-time payment system, after it was down for most of the day.
Monday 20 October 2014
The Ebola crisis has hit one country worse than all the others: Liberia has suffered an estimated 46 per cent of cases and, at 1,200, twice as many deaths as any other country.
Luc Oursel
Monday 20 October 2014
Shares in French state-controlled nuclear group Areva, which is overseeing the decommissioning and clean-up of Sellafield, slid 0.4 per cent today after its chief executive announced he has stepped down.
Commuters into London
Monday 20 October 2014
If you commute into London each morning, make sure you have a comfy pair of shoes with you – you'll be spending most of your time standing up once the government's new German-built Siemens commuter trains are introduced.   
IBM logo
Monday 20 October 2014
It has only been a few days since Warren Buffett admitted buying nearly four per cent of Tesco was a "huge mistake", but now another one of the legendary investor's big gambles is looking shaky.
Monday 20 October 2014
The skills shortage is an oft-cited obstacle for small firms, but now new research has found each bad hire costs businesses £13,799. Ouch.
Tesco signage
Monday 20 October 2014
Tesco’s share price rallied as high as three per cent this morning, leading the FTSE 100 risers.
Primark
Monday 20 October 2014
Primark is to open a further seven stores in the US, including its first in New York, through a lease deal with Sears Holdings revealed today.   
Nigel Farage
Monday 20 October 2014
Think political protest songs and you're sure to conjure up an image of Bob Dylan blowin' in the wind or maybe John and Yoko imagining a world without war – but what about Nigel Farage arriving at Number 10?  
The blaze at Didcot B
Monday 20 October 2014
Firefighters say they're investigating a massive blaze at the gas-fired Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire, which broke out last night.
Bank of England
Monday 20 October 2014
The Bank of England's (BoE) Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) payment system has fallen foul of a technical glitch, causing the BoE to suspend the service until the problem is resolved.
Monday 20 October 2014
A Bill proposed by Lord Saatchi to give dying cancer patients access to unlicensed drugs could come into force by March, after the government and doctors voiced their support.
London houses
Monday 20 October 2014
The south east has overtaken London as the region with the fastest-growing house prices, figures published today show - despite the average asking price in the capital hitting £596,000 in the year to October.  
José Manuel Barroso
Monday 20 October 2014
The UK "needs" to renegotiate its European Union membership, a Downing Street official has warned - despite warnings by José Manuel Barroso it will lose relevance if it leaves the union.
Monday 20 October 2014
Shire's interim chief financial officer (CFO) James Bowling has informed the company's board that he will be stepping down to pursue a career at the FTSE 100 water company Severn Trent.
People in pub
Monday 20 October 2014
Brewing giant Greene King has upped its bid for pub chain Spirit Pubs after its previous offer was rebuffed.
Monday 20 October 2014
European markets are expected to open higher this morning, continuing last week's rebound.
Monday 20 October 2014
More workers than ever are employed in finance and professional services in London, new figures from TheCityUK show today, confirming that the capital has bounced back from the credit crunch.  
Monday 20 October 2014
THE CAPITAL’S leading investors and entrepreneurs will gather today for the start of Disrupt, a US tech startup conference coming to London for the first time.
Techcrunch Disrupt
Monday 20 October 2014
  Some 1,500 investors, entrepreneurs and startups will go head to head at Old Billingsgate Market today and tomorrow as one of Silicon Valley’s biggest annual tech conferences lands in London for the first time.  
Monday 20 October 2014
DAVID Cameron’s plan to curb migration from Europe to the UK by issuing temporary National Insurance numbers would be illegal, according to a leading think tank.
David Cameron
Monday 20 October 2014
The Prime Minister will today call on FTSE 100 employers to step up their efforts to employ apprentices as part of a UK-wide scheme backed by Airbus, Ford and a number of others.
Monday 20 October 2014
Mike Butcher believes that London’s tech scene has the ability not only to compete with the likes of Berlin and Stockholm, but to rival Silicon Valley.
Monday 20 October 2014
FIRE crews were battling to control a large fire at Didcot power station B last night after one of the cooling towers caught alight.
Monday 20 October 2014
Banks slashed mortgage rates again this weekend as the prospect of monetary tightening from the Bank of England receded even further into 2015.
Monday 20 October 2014
Russia has stepped up its action against restaurant chain McDonald’s, with 200 new investigations into the fast food outlet on various grounds.
Monday 20 October 2014
A HEALTHY jobs market has pushed consumer confidence to a three-year high, according to figures released this morning by the accountancy firm Deloitte.
Monday 20 October 2014
Dividend payouts barely increased in the past year despite Britain’s economic recovery, figures from Capita Asset Services show today.
Monday 20 October 2014
THE UK’s economic growth will slow next year but should remain at strong levels, a leading group of economists said today.
Monday 20 October 2014
Another 200 homes will go on sale in London’s Nine Elms regeneration area as China’s biggest property company prepares to launch its £700m residential scheme this week.
Monday 20 October 2014
French bank Societe Generale is understood to be close to signing a deal for a new office in Canary Wharf.
Monday 20 October 2014
THE LEGAL sector is staging a comeback, with the majority of law firms reporting rising revenues, according to figures published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Monday 20 October 2014
University of Manchester spin-out C4X Discovery will this morning announce its intention to raise £11m through listing nearly 36 per cent of the business on London’s Alternative Investment Market on Thursday.  
Monday 20 October 2014
PRUDENTIAL has been named as the cornerstone investor in the £1bn Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Project, which has been designed to generate electricity by harnessing the power of the sea.
Monday 20 October 2014
Oil and gas exploration firms from Somalia will be trying to generate further interest in the region at the second Somalia Oil & Gas Summit, which starts in London today.
Monday 20 October 2014
Sierra Leone's finance minister, Kaifala Marah, flew in to London this weekend to join talks concerning the potential sale of London Mining’s Marampa iron ore mine.
Monday 20 October 2014
THE VALUE of African private equity deals doubled during the first six months of 2014 to its highest level since the financial crisis, law firm Freshfields says.
Monday 20 October 2014
Fenwick, the family-owned department store chain, has bolstered its board by hiring two retail heavyweights, Alastair Kerr and Christine Cross, as non-executive directors.
Monday 20 October 2014
Mulberry’s year-long search for a new creative director may soon be at an end after it emerged this weekend that Celine designer Johnny Coca could be in the frame for the post.
Monday 20 October 2014
Footfall across UK high streets and shopping centres fell in September as the balmy weather put shoppers off stocking up on autumn/winter clothing, despite a pick-up in activity on the previous month.
Monday 20 October 2014
Vegetarian favourite Quorn Foods has emerged as the latest candidate to be put on the auction block after its private equity backers started mulling plans to harvest its stake in the group.
Monday 20 October 2014
THE INVESTIGATION into Tesco’s £250m black hole is understood to have found evidence that a small group of staff deliberately misled its auditors as they struggle to meet sales targets.
Monday 20 October 2014
Piper Private Equity, the buyout shop behind the Pitcher and Piano bar chain, has ploughed £6m into restaurant Hickory’s Smokehouse in a bid to guide its expansion.
Monday 20 October 2014
UK drugmaker Shire is eyeing up a number of acquisitions as it looks set to receive a windfall of as much as $1.6bn (£994m) from AbbVie, as the US pharma giant’s $54bn takeover bid falls apart.
Monday 20 October 2014
State subsidies for solar farms are to be cut, in a move the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs claims will save up to £2m of taxpayers’ money.
Monday 20 October 2014
MINISTERS could boost the UK economy by £30bn within the next decade if they offer more tax-related incentives for firms to invest in research and development, a study from the Confederation of British Industry says today.

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