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Edinburgh streets
Thursday 18 September 2014
Edinburgh is due to announce the result of the Scottish independence referendum vote in the early hours of Friday morning.
Google logo
Thursday 18 September 2014
News Corp has told the EU it believes Google is stifling competition and undermining the business model of “content creators” in its dominance of internet search.
Card Factory share price
Thursday 18 September 2014
Card Factory released its half-yearly report today, showing underlying profit before tax at £14.9m for the first half of its 2015 financial year, up from £1.8m in the first half of 2014.
Islamic Bank of Britain
Thursday 18 September 2014
Given what we've learned about the caliphates over recent months - largely from the rise of the brutal Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East - the City of London, with its decidedly Western attitudes to money-making, is not where you’d expect to
Islamic State
Thursday 18 September 2014
The Islamic State (IS) is infamous for the brutal methods it employs to gain control in Syria and Iraq, and now there are reports it is gathering cyber weaponry to take the conflict online.  
Thursday 18 September 2014
We’ve arrived at one of the most important days in Great Britain’s history and what better way to start such a day than with a big breakfast – well, that’s what Mayor Boris Johnson did this morning, hosting the London’s Biggest Breakfast charity
Scottish voter
Thursday 18 September 2014
Ipsos MORI has released its final poll this morning, putting No at 53 per cent, while the Yes campaign is at 47 per cent. The Evening Standard, which commissioned the poll, called it a "nail-biting finale".
High street
Thursday 18 September 2014
Retail sales are starting to look healthier, with the volume of items bought in  August up 3.9 per cent year-on-year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  
Map of UK with Yes and No vote tweets visualised
Thursday 18 September 2014
A stunning map of Scottish independence campaigning shows how Twitter users feel about the referendum and which side of the fence they are on.
Legoland
Thursday 18 September 2014
Merlin Entertainments reported positive results for the 36 weeks to 6 September, with revenue growth 6.7 per cent higher than the same period last year.  
Bagpipers
Thursday 18 September 2014
Scots started going to the polls to vote on secession from 7am this morning - but they will have to wait 24 hours to hear the final result of the vote.
Diamond
Thursday 18 September 2014
A bit of good news for Petra Diamonds investors, who showed their disappointment earlier this week when the company failed to raise the price it expected for a rare 122.52-carat blue diamond. 
Barack Obama
Thursday 18 September 2014
US President Barack Obama has urged Scots to vote No and preserve the Union in the Scottish Independence Referendum.  
Alibaba
Thursday 18 September 2014
Tomorrow morning Alibaba will list on the New York Stock Exchange, in what could prove to be the biggest IPO in history.  
Thursday 18 September 2014
European markets look set to open up this morning after doveish tones from Fed.  
Sony
Thursday 18 September 2014
Shares in Sony fell by 12 per cent to ¥ 1,865.5 (£10.50) at the start of trading in Tokyo last night, following the release of a profit warning by the consumer electronics giant.   
Chuka Umunna
Thursday 18 September 2014
Businesses in Scotland have been threatened with dire financial consequences if they openly back the No campaign during the Scottish referendum, Labour’s shadow business secretary exclusively told City A.M. yesterday.
Alex Salmond
Thursday 18 September 2014
The City’s well-known Scottish restaurant Boisdale is expected to pack out tonight with punters glued to the big screens and the private dining room full of Better Together backers.
Sir John Gieve
Thursday 18 September 2014
A former deputy governor of the Bank of England yesterday warned there might be a “deposit flight” if Scotland votes Yes in today’s independence referendum.
Thursday 18 September 2014
SUITORS picked through the remains of collapsed high street mobile retailer Phones 4u yesterday as administrator PwC entered negotiations with mobile operators and other interested parties over acquiring all or part of the business.
Michelle Mone
Thursday 18 September 2014
Business leaders gave their opinions on the Scottish vote yesterday, with HSBC’s Douglas Flint, M&S’ Marc Bolland, Kingfisher’s Ian Cheshire and Michelle Mone of Ultimo calling for a No vote.  
Thursday 18 September 2014
Banks, insurers and other financial services firms operating across Europe face extra hundreds of mil­lions of pounds of extra tax costs, following a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling yesterday.
Thursday 18 September 2014
The US Federal Reserve revealed last night that another of its senior officials has opposed a pledge to keep rates at record lows, while projections suggest that borrowing costs could rise faster than had been expected.
Thursday 18 September 2014
TWO HAWKISH policymakers at the Bank of England failed to convince the rest of the monetary policy committee (MPC) to vote for a rate hike for the second month running, the minutes of its September meeting showed yesterday.
Thursday 18 September 2014
UNEMPLOYMENT plunged to its lowest level since 2008 in the three months to July, official figures showed yesterday, as the job market’s rapid recovery signals higher wages could be just around the corner.
Thursday 18 September 2014
JD SPORTS said yesterday it enjoyed record trading in the first half of the year as the sports retailer doubled profits.
Thursday 18 September 2014
Marks and Spencer is set to open its first shop in Scandanavia next month as it marches ahead with its European expansion.
Thursday 18 September 2014
DAIRY Crest, the owner of Cathedral City cheese, yesterday named non-executive director and Opcapita partner Stephen Alexander as its new chairman.
Thursday 18 September 2014
NEW LOOK has taken a leaf out of Cath Kidston’s pattern book after hiring the fashion and homeware retailer’s chairman Paul Mason for the same role.
Thursday 18 September 2014
Richemont’s billionaire founder Johann Rupert yesterday returned to the post of chairman at the luxury goods firm, whose Cartier and Montblanc watches are a favourite with stars like Usher (left).
Thursday 18 September 2014
RECYCLED packaging company DS Smith yesterday faced a shareholder revolt over its pay policies.
Thursday 18 September 2014
SMALL and mid-market specialist Cenkos recorded a 650 per cent boom in profits in the first half, thanks to its work on AA’s initial public offering, the broker said yesterday.
Thursday 18 September 2014
CONSTRUCTION firm Mace has been picked as the preferred building manager for the redevelopment of the BBC Television Centre in West London, development company Stanhope said yesterday.
Thursday 18 September 2014
PUNCH Taverns yesterday announced that noteholders as well as its shareholders had approved its £2.3bn debt restructuring proposals, subject to the consent of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank.
Thursday 18 September 2014
DAILY Mail and General Trust (DMGT) disappointed the market yesterday by announcing further delays and higher costs associated with the launch of its risk management software business, RMS(one).
Thursday 18 September 2014
THE BOARD of Sky Deutschland has advised its minority shareholders not to accept the takeover offer from BSkyB, claiming the bid “does not reflect the full potential and thus intrinsic value” of Sky Deutschland.
Thursday 18 September 2014
SONY cut its profit forecast for the sixth time on boss Kazuo Hirai’s watch yesterday after revealing a huge 180bn yen (£1bn) impairment charge on its struggling smartphone unit.
Thursday 18 September 2014
HOUSING completions in central London could reach 10,000 in 2015 for the first time in years thanks to a surge in construction activity, even as new housing starts and prices at the centre of the capital start to slow.
Thursday 18 September 2014
BROOKFIELD Property Partners yesterday put on the market to UK buyers flats in its 50-storey residential development on the fringe of the City.
Thursday 18 September 2014
INNOVATIVE COMPANY of the year City A.M.’s Innovative Company of the Year category salutes businesses that are frontrunners in their industry, from micro-chips to car service apps.
Thursday 18 September 2014
AEROSPACE and defence technology company Chemring saw its revenues fall in the third quarter, but maintained its financial outlook for the year, as governments reconsider military spending cuts as global insta­b­ility rises.
Thursday 18 September 2014
British satellite operator Inmarsat saw its shares jump as much as 2.2 per cent yesterday after it revealed a host of new customers.
Thursday 18 September 2014
MULTINATIONAL engineering firm Smiths Group saw its shares fall the most of all companies on the FTSE 100 yesterday, as it revealed its pre-tax profits had plummeted 11 per cent in the last year to £445m.
Thursday 18 September 2014
BUDGET airline Flybe announced yesterday it had cancelled most of a $1.3bn (£798m) jet order, choosing instead to lease propeller-powered planes as it continues its restruct­uring to target regional routes.
Thursday 18 September 2014
PRIVATE equity group 3i yesterday pushed on with a plan to shrink its portfolio by offloading a French healthcare chain to CVC Capital Partners.
Thursday 18 September 2014
IMAGINATION Technologies saw its shares jump as much as nine per cent yesterday after the graphics chip maker – whose products are used in Apple’s new iPhone 6 – said it was encouraged by levels of licencing activity since May.
Thursday 18 September 2014
The boadroom showdown at Electra Private Equity turned up a notch yesterday as activist shareholder Edward Bramson enticed shareholders by pledging to double the share price.
Thursday 18 September 2014
Revenues slumped at IG Group over the three months to August as low volatility left little room for its trading clients to act, the firm said yesterday.

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