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Ian McKellen
Thursday 30 October 2014
He's fought Sauron and Professor Xavier, waited for Godot and offered his kingdom for a horse, but it is Sir Ian McKellen's work as a gay rights activist that saw him receive the Freedom of the City of London at Guildhall today. 
Vice
Thursday 30 October 2014
Vice Media has agreed a $100m joint venture with Canadian wireless communications group Rogers to produce “the holy trinity” of content for TV, web and mobile.   
Obama
Thursday 30 October 2014
Why is it that some people are more charming than others? In a completely platonic way, it is possible to feel attracted to someone based entirely on the way they move and speak.  
Johnstone Castle
Thursday 30 October 2014
Alright, so London might have the culture and bustle - but let's face it, when you have to fork out £550,000 to buy a garage, something's not right.
UK and Ireland map
Thursday 30 October 2014
When it comes to doing business, which country is more favourable? Singapore has, once again, been named the best place to do business according to the Workld Bank’s annual rankings.
Tesco
Thursday 30 October 2014
Not only did Tesco's share price hardly move when it was confirmed that the Serious Fraud Office had launched a formal criminal investigation into the supermarket, it actually ended the day higher.   
US flag
Thursday 30 October 2014
US GDP grew 3.5 per cent in the third quarter, figures out today showed, smashing analyst expectations of three per cent.
Thinking
Thursday 30 October 2014
Mind reading has become possible for the first time ever, thanks to a brain decoder developed by a team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.   
Expensive garage
Thursday 30 October 2014
A garage off the King's Road in Chelsea has sold for a staggering £550,000, it has been reported, having been on sale for a mere two weeks.
Tim Cook
Thursday 30 October 2014
Apple boss Tim Cook has said he is proud to be gay, publicly acknowledging his sexuality for the first time.
Pumpkins
Thursday 30 October 2014
If you've left it until today to pick up a pumpkin to carve for Halloween, you might be out of luck.   
Samsung
Thursday 30 October 2014
Samsung, the world's largest electronics manufacturer by sales, posted disappointing third-quarter figures showing profits fell 60.1 per cent to 4.1tn won (£2.4bn) in the three months to the end of September.
Sperm Bank
Thursday 30 October 2014
A project to increase sperm donations within the UK has just been launched by the government, in an attempt to move away from importing sperm from other countries.  
Shell logo
Thursday 30 October 2014
Shell has named former Bank of America chairman Chad Holliday as its new chairman, replacing Jorma Ollila who is set to exit in 2015 after a nine-year stint at the top.
Cheesegrater
Thursday 30 October 2014
A letting at newly-completed skyscraper the Leadenhall Building - known to its friends as the Cheesegrater - has set a new price record for the City of London.
House prices
Thursday 30 October 2014
Are house prices rocketing or is their growth slowing?
Gavin Patterson
Thursday 30 October 2014
Investors saw BT's decision to spend £2bn on securing exclusive rights to Premier League and Champions League games for its new sports channels as a gamble, but it looks as thought it might have paid off.
Sandy Easdale and David Somers
Thursday 30 October 2014
David Somers has become executive chairman of Rangers International Football Club, following the departture of two directors this week.   
Ferrari
Thursday 30 October 2014
Fancy owning a chunk of one of the best known luxury sports car brands out there?   
Barclays Bank
Thursday 30 October 2014
Are Barclays' regulatory woes about to reach a conclusion?
Thursday 30 October 2014
European shares look set for a mixed session after the US Federal Reserve finally decided to end its quantitative easing programme.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Total debt levels of governments, businesses and households around the globe is about to hit $100 trillion (£62 trillion), according to worrying new figures published yesterday.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen persuaded two hawkish colleagues to join her pledge yesterday to keep interest rates low for a “considerable time”, winning them over by sounding an optimistic tone on the US job market and inflation.
Thursday 30 October 2014
The United Kingdom has become an easier place to do business over the past year with reforms to tax registration and reducing corporate income tax, moving it from tenth to eighth in the World Bank’s annual Doing Business survey.
Thursday 30 October 2014
HIGH street retailers saw shares hit yesterday after Next warned its profits would slip lower due to the “unseasonably warm” October weather that impacted its winter clothing sales.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Last year’s two NFL games at Wembley brought an extra £32m to London, according to research from Deloitte, a figure that could rise to £58m by 2016. And the value that a full-time London team could bring to the capital? £102m.
Thursday 30 October 2014
THE SERIOUS Fraud Office (SFO) announced yesterday that it would take over from the Financial Conduct Authority in investigating a £263m hole in troubled Tesco’s accounts.
Thursday 30 October 2014
FERRARI is set to float on the stock market next year after its owner Fiat-Chrysler unveiled plans to spinout the iconic car-maker as a publicly listed company.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Chancellor George Osborne yesterday expressed confidence that he would win a reduction in the £1.7bn bill that the UK had been asked to pay by Brussels.
Thursday 30 October 2014
DEUTSCHE Bank’s turnaround efforts are being hindered by mounting litigation costs, as the giant investment bank’s profits are increasingly being used to pay the bills.
Thursday 30 October 2014
RETAIL investors will be allowed to buy building societies’ more complex capital instruments, but not those of banks, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposed in a consultation yesterday.
Thursday 30 October 2014
The Yorkshire Building Society failed to help struggling borrowers when they came to it to discuss their financial problems, the City watchdog said yesterday.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Outsourcing company Capita yesterday suffered its worst one-day fall in six years after it lost out on £450m worth of government probation contracts.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Payday loan brokers are stinging vulnerable customers with enormous hidden charges, the Financial Ombudsman Service warned yesterday.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Insurer Standard Life stated yesterday that it was well placed to deal with changes to UK pension laws, despite reporting a 55 per cent reduction in annuity sales for the year to date (YTD).
Thursday 30 October 2014
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Katherine Garrett-Cox
Thursday 30 October 2014
Alliance Trust yesterday revealed it was cutting five fund managers as part of a plan to save £2m per year.
Thursday 30 October 2014
THE HOUSING market has displayed further signs of cooling, with the number of mortgage approvals dropping to a 14-month low in September.
Thursday 30 October 2014
MOST finance firms now have an internal auditor on their executive boards, signalling the respect with which they are held, according to a study by the Insti­tute of Internal Auditors (IIA) out today.
Thursday 30 October 2014
HEATHROW airport has seen passenger numbers rise, helping it to achieve an 8.2 per cent increase in revenue for the third quarter, the company said in a statement yesterday.
Thursday 30 October 2014
London bus contracts have boosted revenue at Stagecoach by 14.5 per cent, the company said in a trading update yesterday.
Thursday 30 October 2014
DUBLIN-BASED C&C Group continued to see its share price tumble yesterday as it defended its bid to buy Spirit Pubs. The company argued that it needs greater scale to battle competition in England as its profits dropped sharply.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Sports TV giant Sky yesterday ramped up its drive to attract a younger audience by taking a stake in online channel Whistle Sports.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Buyout company Carlyle Group was undone by its non-buyout interests last quarter despite a boost from its $3bn (£1.86bn) sale of headphone maker Beats.
Thursday 30 October 2014
HERSHEY
Thursday 30 October 2014
Four London floats, over £260m of investment raised and just 10 months later, Gerard Grech is hunting for the UK’s top tech stars to join his new cohort.  
Thursday 30 October 2014
Shares in French oil company Total continued to climb yesterday, by 1.98 per cent, as the company reported that its third-quarter numbers had beaten expectations, despite showing reduced income and sales.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Falling oil prices impacted on Statoil during the third quarter of 2014, with the company reporting a loss of 4.8bn Norwegian kroner (£447m), down from a 13.7bn kroner profit last year.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Shares in Riverstone Energy rose by 1.5 per cent yesterday after its third quarter results revealed a $13.4m (£8.3m) profit.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Mining firm Antofagasta maintained yesterday that it is on track to meet its 2014 production target despite production tumbling across the board in the first nine months of year.

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