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fracking
Monday 28 July 2014
The UK government will today kick off the 14th licensing round for shale gas, yet has bowed to opponents by including fresh curbs on fracking in protected areas.
Shoppers at Tesco
Monday 28 July 2014
A senior executive at Sainsbury’s slammed proposals to levy another new tax on supermarkets yesterday, saying that the plans would lead to higher food prices.
London Luton Airport
Monday 28 July 2014
Europe's biggest stock market listing this year is on the cards after the huge owner of London Luton Airport appointed a host of banks to get the firm ready for a £4bn-plus issue in November.
Monday 28 July 2014
Britons were warned to get out of Libya yesterday as a British embassy convoy came under fire in an attempted carjacking.
Vince Cable
Monday 28 July 2014
Business secretary Vince Cable drifted away from the government’s usual line on the UK’s economic recovery over the weekend, talking openly about the country’s meagre wage growth.
Bank of England
Monday 28 July 2014
A one per cent rise in interest rates would cost UK firms over £2bn per year, a firm of accountants warns this morning.
Monday 28 July 2014
French dairy group Danone is reported to be in talks to sell its medical nutrition arm to US group Hospira in a deal valuing the business at about $5bn (£2.95bn).
Monday 28 July 2014
Two of the biggest names in the City, former Glencore chair Simon Murray and ex-Abbey National chief executive Luqman Arnold, have joined force to launch a boutique advisory business.
Monday 28 July 2014
HSBC, Deutsche Bank and the Bank of Nova Scotia have been accused of rigging the price of silver.
Mark Sebba
Monday 28 July 2014
Mark Sebba, the chief executive of online luxury fashion retailer Net-A-Porter is to stand down later this week after 11 years, during which the company’s innovative approach has grown it into a major player in the sector.  
Monday 28 July 2014
Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised to open up politics to the masses by holding a public question time style event each Wednesday if he wins the next general election.
Monday 28 July 2014
Carillion chairman Philip Green is expected to head up the £3bn construction giant that will be created from the company’s planned merger with flailing rival Balfour Beatty.
Monday 28 July 2014
THE FORMER boss of the CBI and the current chief executive of Allianz Global Investors are set to be appointed to review a government-led inquiry into financial markets.
Monday 28 July 2014
PEER to peer lender Wellesley Finance has today launched a £100m mini-bond to finance new loans. The company, which launched in November, lends against secured real-estate assets and has lent around £50m since it launched last year.
Team Russia
Monday 28 July 2014
Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats have called for Russia to lose the right to host the football World Cup in 2018 if President Putin continues his involvement with separatists in Ukraine.
Monday 28 July 2014
Say what you like about Standard Chartered chief executive Peter Sands, and many people have in the past few days, he deserves credit for facing his critics.
Monday 28 July 2014
The German government is reportedly slamming the brakes on negotiations for an EU-Canadian free trade agreement, a move which could also bring an end to talks for a much larger deal with the US government.
Monday 28 July 2014
The cost of renting in London is rising at nearly twice the pace of the UK, reaching more than double the average for the rest of the country for the first time.  
Monday 28 July 2014
People in London and the south east of England are less confident that now is a good time to buy property than fellow Brits in the rest of the UK, according to survey results revealed this morning.
Bristol Airport
Monday 28 July 2014
Bristol Airport, the ninth-busiest airport in the UK, may be changing ownership again soon as the Australian bank Macquarie Group is believed to be looking to sell its 50 per cent stake in the airport.
Monday 28 July 2014
CROSS-border flotations raised $25.7bn (£15.1bn) in the first half of 2014, up 151 per cent on the year, law firm Baker McKenzie said today.
Monday 28 July 2014
UK- listed companies issued the highest number of profit warnings since 2011 in this year’s first half. Despite strong signs of recovery in the economy, companies say pricing pressures and currency headwinds are denting expectations.
Monarch Airlines
Monday 28 July 2014
Monarch Airlines, which returned to profit in 2013 after years of losses, could be about to get a private equity boost as the billionaire Mantegazza family, which founded and owns Monarch, may sell a stake in the airline.
Monday 28 July 2014
THREE historic cooling station towers at the disused Didcot A power plant in Oxfordshire were demolished yesterday. The event was live-streamed and hundreds of people gathered to watch.
Ashok Vaswani
Monday 28 July 2014
"My name is Ashok Vaswani. My role is to listen to customers, to make sure we give them what they want.”  
Archie Norman
Monday 28 July 2014
Former Asda bosses Archie Norman and Allan Leighton are said to be in the running to become the new chairman of troubled supermarket chain Morrisons.
Monday 28 July 2014
Oil and gas contractors can now earn more than £1,500 per day due to a global skills shortage in the sector, according to new research from tax advisors Von Essen today.
Monday 28 July 2014
PREMIER Oil, the FTSE 250-listed energy explorer, will today announce that it has hired Richard Rose from Ophir Energy to be its finance director, just three months after rejecting a takeover bid from the rival firm.
Monday 28 July 2014
DRINKS giant Diageo is set to write down the value of its stake in Shui Jing Fang, its baiju white spirits business, after the Chinese government’s anti-extravagance measures and aggressive price cuts by rivals have caused sales to slump.
Monday 28 July 2014
ZETA Petroleum today becomes the latest oil and gas company to mull a London listing, as it looks to expand in Romania’s market.
Pimlico Plumbers van
Monday 28 July 2014
Pimlico Plumbers, one of London’s best known plumbing firms, boosted profits by 13 per cent last year after smashing through the £20m turnover barrier.
Monday 28 July 2014
Keystone Law
Monday 28 July 2014
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Monday 28 July 2014
MORTGAGE approvals figures appear likely to show the housing market is moving again, after tough new MMR loan tests slowed lending figures.
Monday 28 July 2014
EVEN if data this week shows a mediocre rebound in US economic growth, that might be enough to keep the stock market aloft at record highs and the Federal Reserve steadfast in its winding down of stimulus through bond purchases.
GlaxoSmithKline
Sunday 27 July 2014
The chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline has said that he is open to the idea of creating a breakaway consumer healthcare business, the FT reports.
Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France
Sunday 27 July 2014
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali was named the winner of the 101st Tour de France today, after finishing first in the final stage on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.  
London Stock Exchange
Sunday 27 July 2014
The number of profit warnings issued by FTSE 100 companies was at a three-year high in the first quarter, according to a report by Ernst & Young.   
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 wreckage
Sunday 27 July 2014
Beleaguered carrier Malaysia Airlines could change its name as part of its reinvention after suffering two plane disasters within months of each other.
Silver
Sunday 27 July 2014
HSBC, Deutsche Bank and the Bank of Nova Scotia have been accused of rigging the price of silver.  
Sign for legal marijuana shop in Washington state, US
Sunday 27 July 2014
US newspaper the New York Times has backed the legalisation of Marijuana in an opinion piece published today and further articles on the issue due to be published over the next week in a series its calling "High Time."
Fighting near Tripoli, Libya
Sunday 27 July 2014
The Foreign Office has said that Britons currently in Libya should leave the country immediately, as fighting escalates and the chance of attacks on foreigners increases.   
Chocolate M&Ms
Sunday 27 July 2014
Two of the world’s largest chocolate companies have announced price hikes in response to rising cocoa prices which have hit a three-year high.
Didcot Power station's cooling towers against sky
Sunday 27 July 2014
The giant cooling towers of didcot power station have disappeared from the Oxfordshire skyline after 42 years of service helping generate the UK’s power.
Nick Clegg
Sunday 27 July 2014
Nick Clegg has called for Russia to be stripped of its right to host the World Cup in 2018, saying it would be “unthinkable” for the country to enjoy the prestige of hosting the event after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Wheat
Saturday 26 July 2014
Researchers at Stanford University have found that global warming will significantly increase the risk of a major slowdown in the production of wheat and corn over the next two decades.   
Herman Van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso
Saturday 26 July 2014
European leaders are being urged to approve a new set of sanctions against Russia, spanning the financial, defence and energy industries.   
Property to let
Saturday 26 July 2014
A capital gains tax that the government is planning to impose on some property owners could hinder investment in the private rented sector, tax specialists and investors have
Train station in London
Saturday 26 July 2014
Rail passengers travelling to and from London can expect a continuation of rail disruptions following yesterday's storms.   
Supermarket
Saturday 26 July 2014
Local councils in England are requesting the right to impose a “Tesco Tax” on large supermarkets, in an attempt to recirculate supermarket spending in small communities.   

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