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Janet Yellen
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Today's dovish monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve confirmed expectations that it would look to delay the hiking of interest rates for a long time after tapering ends.   
Philip Hammond
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Today, foreign secretary Philip Hammond held an emergency cobra meeting with ministers and health advisers to discuss the threat of Ebola to the UK.  
London skyline
Wednesday 30 July 2014
London Mayor Boris Johnson has outlined ambitious investment plans to improve the capital’s infrastructure which could require £1.3tn of spending from now until 2050.
Eastbourne Pier fire
Wednesday 30 July 2014
A huge fire has engulfed an arcades building at Eastbourne Pier in East Sussex, and thick plumes of smoke are currently spreading across the seafront.
Instagram headquarters
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Bolt is the new instant messaging app from Instagram. Available on iOS and Android, the app allows users to send photos to their friends with one tap.
Finsbury Park Mosque
Wednesday 30 July 2014
HSBC has written to Muslim organisations across the UK to inform them that it is closing their bank accounts.  
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Santander has reversed its position on denying a circus group a bank account because the troupe's burlesque acts presented a "moral problem" to the bank.
Barcelona enjoy record annual revenue
Wednesday 30 July 2014
FC Barcelona have announced a record annual revenue of €530m (£395m), the highest in sporting history. The record had previously belonged to Barcelona’s arch-rivals Real Madrid, who enjoyed an annual revenue of €521m last season.
Kim Jong Un oversees military test
Wednesday 30 July 2014
North Korea has launched four missiles off its east coast, according to South Korean officials.  
Wednesday 30 July 2014
A heated tax battle is brewing in Kansas that could have major implications on future fiscal reforms throughout the United States. After Gov.
Capitol Hill
Wednesday 30 July 2014
It doesn't come much bigger than this for the land of hope and glory: a bond-buying announcement, an interest rate announcement and GDP for quarter two come all in one day for the US - and that day is today. 
Wednesday 30 July 2014
In the half-century since the landmark Surgeon General’s Report in the United States that first linked tobacco use to cancer, public-health advocates have made great strides in convincing people to kick the smoking habit--or never pick it up in th
Clippers players celebration
Wednesday 30 July 2014
The LA Clippers will become the most expensive franchise in NBA history after a California superior court judge approved the $2bn (£1.2bn) sale to Mircosoft's former chief executive Steve Ballmer.  
New York Stock Exchange building
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Regulators want to place government monitors in the offices of Barclays and Deutsche Bank in the US as part of an investigation into alleged currency price fixing on the forex market.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Both the Labour and Conservative parties have rushed to deny claims they plan to radically alter the tax system in the wake of two separate recordings emerging of senior figures in both parties voicing their views on the subject.
McDonald's in Japan
Wednesday 30 July 2014
McDonald’s is launching a new version of the beloved chicken McNugget - without the chicken - after the fast food giant was hit by a meat scandal across Asia.
Mark Carney
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Bankers who break the rules may have to hand back their bonuses even seven years after an indiscretion, under new plans revealed by the Bank of England.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Driverless cars will be allowed to use public roads as soon as next year, the business secretary Vince Cable announced today.
England vs Uruguay forrball game
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Shares in ITV opened 1.4 per cent higher this morning hitting a five-month high after the broadcaster reported a rise in pre-tax profit of 40 per cent to £250m from £179m for the first half of the year.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Eating more than five portions of fruit and veg a day has no significant health benefits, according to research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Wednesday 30 July 2014
So it has come to this: today is deadline day, and Argentina needs to settle its debts with the "vultures," agree a stay of execution or face the devastation of default. 
Barclays
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Barclays has seen its share price rise in early trading despite underwhelming half-yearly results.
Barclays
Wednesday 30 July 2014
The sun may be out, but there is no escaping the gloom for Barclays which released its first half results this morning.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
European shares look set to open down this morning after the US and EU agreed on the latest sanctions to be imposed on Russia. 
Dick Costolo
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Shares in Twitter rose a whopping 35 per cent in after-hours trading late last night, after the company announced its second quarter results in America.
Applus website
Wednesday 30 July 2014
The troubled performance of private equity-backed flotations continued yesterday after the Barcelona-based Applus saw its share price fall to its lowest level since its float only two months ago.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
GOVERNMENTS across Europe have joined forces with America in a bid to bring Russia’s President Putin to his knees in the wake of continued anger over the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Lending for house buyers is bouncing back after a knock from new regulations, as figures yesterday con­f­irm­ed the biggest increase in mortgage approvals since 2008.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas yesterday intens­ified, even as diplomats step­ped up efforts to bring the 24-day conflict at least to a temporary halt.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
LAWYERS for Bernie Ecclestone yesterday held talks with German prosecutors in a bid to settle a bribery trial that threatens his grip on Formula One racing.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
LONDON mayor Boris Johnson was yesterday said to be considering a plan to raise the congestion charge for diesel cars by £10 in a move to cut air pollution.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
The challenges facing Britain’s big four grocers was further laid bare yesterday after new data revealed that Aldi was poised to overtake Waitrose to become the country’s sixth biggest supermarket.
Sir Richard Lambert
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Forcing bankers to swear an oath to behave properly was “just hot air” and could even backfire, undermining standards in the sector, Sir Richard Lambert said yesterday. The City grandee is leading an effort to reform banking standards.
UBS
Wednesday 30 July 2014
European banking giants UBS and Deutsche Bank both reported strong underlying profit figures in the second quarter, but yesterday revealed they were being hit by new regulatory probes.
Moscow
Wednesday 30 July 2014
The US and Europe have joined forces to tighten the screws on Russia’s President Putin, as the spectre of downed Malaysia airlines flight MH17 continues to tug at the consciences of western leaders.
Pro-Russia militants
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Q What are the new sanctions? A Europe has agreed to tough measures targeting sectors, not just individuals as has previously been the case. These are tier three measures.  
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Russian markets and economic growth could be damaged further by a new round of European sanctions, which go further than forecasters had thought.
American Express
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Credit card giant American Express yesterday reported a bigger-than-expected nine per cent rise in quarterly profit as more customers used its credit cards in a recovering US economy.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
BSkyB could find itself struggling to persuade Sky Deutschland’s investors to tender their shares as part of its £4.9bn Sky Europe takeover deal, according to the German broad­caster’s largest independent shareholder.
Trafalgar Square lion
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Wealth Management firm St James’s Place (SJP) saw its funds under management for the first half of 2014 soar to a record £47.6bn, up 19 per cent on £39.9bn in 2013.
Electra homepage
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Hyper activist investor Ed Bramson was rebuffed by UK-listed private equity outfit Electra yesterday after swooping to take control of the company.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
The last pair of terraced homes on Lothair Road in the shadow of Liverpool Football Club’s main stand at Anfield are about to Kop it.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
CLOTHING chain Next yesterday hiked its full-year profit forecasts for the second time in three months after another strong quarter, placing it further in the lead against rival Marks & Spencer.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Pizza seller Domino’s impressed its investors yesterday with a strong set of results fuelled by booming numbers of UK consumers ordering its wares online and from smartphones over the past six months.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
HUAWEI, the world’s third largest smartphone maker, saw its smartphone shipments in the first half of 2014 soar 62 per cent year-on-year, as it targeted the more expensive sector dominated by Samsung and Apple.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
A US judge has tentatively approved the $2bn (£1.2bn) sale of the LA Clippers basketball club, in a case which may force a radical re­assessment of the valuations placed on the UK’s leading football clubs.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Poundland yesterday named Darren Shapland as its new chairman after losing its current boss to the troubled supermarket Morrisons in the latest round of retail musical chairs.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
ENGINEERING giant GKN topped the FTSE 100 yesterday, after unveiling a six per cent rise in first-half profit and hiking its interim dividend by eight per cent.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
DRAX, the operator of Britain’s largest coal-fired power station, yesterday posted a 15 per cent drop in half-year earnings due to the increasing cost of carbon tax.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
VOLUNTARY insolvencies surged in the last three months, official figures showed yesterday. The increase pushed up overall insolvencies by five per cent on the year to 27,029.

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