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Friday 24 October 2014
Fan manufacturer Volution Group has reported an 18 per cent increase in revenue during 2014, from £102m to £121m. Of this total, the company’s ventilation segment posted revenue of £101m, up 23 per cent on last year.  
Friday 24 October 2014
MANUFACTURERS continued to see business grow in the three months to October, but the pace of growth was hit by weak export orders.
Friday 24 October 2014
Newly restructured Stobart Group is in talks with up to 50 airlines to begin flying out of the firm’s Southend airport, according to chief executive Andrew Tinkler.
Friday 24 October 2014
BOOKMAKER Ladbrokes said it was on track to meet financial targets for the year after reporting a 94 per cent jump in operating profits during its third quarter, relieving the pressure on chief executive Richard Glynn.
Friday 24 October 2014
YORKSHIRE-based food-maker Cranswick yesterday announced the acquisition of premium cooked poultry producer Benson Park.
Friday 24 October 2014
Sepura, the mobile radio maker, said it expected to report €54m (£42.6m) in revenues for the first half of the year, 18 per cent higher year-on-year.
Friday 24 October 2014
HUAWEI said third-quarter smartphone shipments jumped 26 per cent year-on-year, doubling the number of devices it shipped in the high-margin premium market dominated by Samsung and Apple.
Friday 24 October 2014
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Friday 24 October 2014
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Friday 24 October 2014
BRITAIN’S top equity index recovered yesterday and ended slightly higher, tracking a broad rally in US stocks following some strong earnings results, although a slump in Tesco and Unilever capped gains.
Friday 24 October 2014
CORPORATE earnings, including Caterpillar’s, drove Wall Street higher yesterday.
David Cameron
Thursday 23 October 2014
Britain has been told by the EU that it must add an extra €2.1bn to its 2014 EU budget, as compensation for its strong economic performance.  
Amazon
Thursday 23 October 2014
Shares in Amazon fell as much as 13 per cent in New York after hours trading this evening – the company's biggest fall in at least  a decade.  
Microsoft
Thursday 23 October 2014
Shares in Microsoft went up by 2.1 per cent to $45 in after-hours trading this evening, after the multinational software giant reported a strong performance across its commercial and consumer businesses for the third quarter.  
Ebola vaccine
Thursday 23 October 2014
As the death toll from Ebola continues to rise in west Africa, the pressure being placed on pharmaceutical companies to come up with a cure for the disease is mounting.   
PowerPoint presentation
Thursday 23 October 2014
Even among the most experienced investors, a thoughtfully placed information pyramid and the carefully timed disappearance of a thought bubble can work wonders in convincing them that a company is worth getting involved in.    
#GamerGate
Thursday 23 October 2014
A new study from the Pew Research Center has found online gaming is the "least welcoming" online environment for women.  
Travelodge
Thursday 23 October 2014
My mother always used to complain that I treated her house like a hotel, but judging by some of the requests made at the Travelodge chain, I really wasn't trying hard enough.   
NHS
Thursday 23 October 2014
The NHS needs extra cash and an overhaul of its services if it is to avoid a £30bn annual shortfall over the next five years, according to senior health officials.  
Tesco
Thursday 23 October 2014
Credit agencies Fitch and Moody's have downgraded Tesco's rating – with the latter saying it could be dropped further to junk status depending on the outcome of the ongoing investigation into its accounting practices.   
Harris + Hoole sign on cafe
Thursday 23 October 2014
Tesco may be in dire straits, but a rights issue was ruled out by chief executive Dave Lewis this afternoon.
Hailo
Thursday 23 October 2014
Taxi app Hailo has teamed up with futurologists to give an insight into the future of cities as well as launching two new features.
Islamic Bank of Britain
Thursday 23 October 2014
The Islamic Bank of Britain has unveiled plans to change its name to Al Rayan Bank, as it aims to increase its presence in London and acquire a wider range of customers.  
Dave Lewis on a sofa
Thursday 23 October 2014
Tesco boss Dave Lewis has taken to YouTube to talk about the supermarket’s troubles after posting a 91.9 per cent drop in profits and a £263m profit understatement.
Eurozone debt
Thursday 23 October 2014
Figures released by the European statistics authority today show government debt in the Eurozone grew to 92.7 per cent of GDP in the second quarter of 2014, a jump of 0.8 percentage points.
Hong Kong protests
Thursday 23 October 2014
  Protesters striving for a more democratic Hong Kong continue to occupy the city’s streets in their droves, yet not everyone in town is behind the movement known as “Occupy Central”.  
Thursday 23 October 2014
Shares in Tesco closed down 6.6 per cent in early afternoon trading, after the supermarket posted first-half results showing statutory profit before tax, which includes one-off items, collapsed by 91.9 per cent to £122m in the 26 weeks ended 23 Au
Thursday 23 October 2014
Has Tesco hit rock-bottom? The supermarket's chairman, Sir Richard Broadbent, announced his departure this morning on the back of first-half results showing the profit "overestimation" it had originally thought £250m, but £263m. 
Rugby World Cup
Thursday 23 October 2014
It’s still almost a year away, but anticipation for the 2015 Rugby World Cup is already reaching fever pitch.   The clamour for tickets has hit record levels, with demand exceeding supply for 23 of the 48 games.
Tesco bags
Thursday 23 October 2014
It’s another dark day for Tesco. The supermarket's estimated £250m profit black hole was even larger than expected at £263m, £70m of which came prior to the period it initially identified as problematic.
Metro Bank
Thursday 23 October 2014
Serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson has resigned his position as a non-executive of Metro Bank.
Shoppers
Thursday 23 October 2014
Fashion sales have hampered the wider retail sector in September, with warm weather driving sales down 4.1 per cent year-on-year. Month-on-month that figure was even worse: sales dropped 7.8 per cent between August and September.
Dove soap
Thursday 23 October 2014
While Dave Lewis is putting out one fire at his new employer Tesco, things back at Unilever are also looking less than rosy.   
Tesco signage
Thursday 23 October 2014
Wanted: Heavyweight to lead a City institution. Must be good with numbers and new people. Retail knowledge preferred. Must be willing to have difficult conversations, understand customers and be confident in implementing new strategies.
Publicis Groupe
Thursday 23 October 2014
The only way is digital for French communications giant Publicis Groupe, as digital increasingly makes up a bigger slice of the company's overall revenue.  
Homes for sale
Thursday 23 October 2014
The number of mortgages approved by banks fell 10 per cent in September compared with a year ago, figures published by the British Bankers' Association showed.
Thursday 23 October 2014
The Conservative party's Ukip woes continue, with a new ComRes survey showing Nigel Farage's eurosceptic party is set to win the Rochester by-election triggered by the defection of Tory MP Mark Reckless.
Tesco's half-year results
Thursday 23 October 2014
We knew it was bleak for Tesco, we were just waiting to put a figure to the despair.   
Debenhams
Thursday 23 October 2014
Debenhams' share price opened lower this morning, after the retailer revealed a 20.6 per cent fall in  pre-tax profit for the last year.   
Foxtons
Thursday 23 October 2014
What a difference a year makes.
Thursday 23 October 2014
A diagnosis of Ebola in New York sent US stock futures down yesterday as investors turned to safe-haven assets. That sentiment is likely to spread to Europe sending markets down this morning.
Thursday 23 October 2014
Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is considering floating its HIV drugs business in a move that would see Viiv Healthcare among the top 40 companies in the FTSE 100 with a market valuation of up to £17bn.
Thursday 23 October 2014
FITBUG, a little-known Aim-listed firm that makes wearable fitness trackers, saw its shares rocket more than 350 per cent yesterday, after revealing that Sainsbury’s and a leading US retail chain would begin stocking its products next month.
Thursday 23 October 2014
JAILING, fining and firing more individual bankers is a better way to punish bad behaviour than hitting banks with crippling fines which could risk their stability, Bank of England regulators told MPs yesterday.
Thursday 23 October 2014
NO ENTERTAINING clients past midnight and a ban on doing shots are just two of the new rules investment banks are imposing on their employees, according to employment law firm, GQ Employment Law.
Thursday 23 October 2014
DAVID Cameron will put pressure on European leaders to do more to fight the spread of the deadly Ebola virus at a meeting of EU member states in Brussels today.
Thursday 23 October 2014
A COOLING housing market, low inflation, and a troubled Eurozone made for more dovish tones at this months meeting of the monetary policy committee.
Thursday 23 October 2014
US CONSUMER prices rose margin­ally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while.
Thursday 23 October 2014
LLOYDS Bank is planning to cut another 9,000 jobs, on top of the 15,000 the lender has chopped since 2011, it emerged last night. The new round of cost cutting will hit another 10 per cent of the workforce, according to Sky News.
Thursday 23 October 2014
She is the former PA who has risen to a key role in the boardroom of one of Europe’s biggest football clubs, and now Marina Granovskaia’s influence at Chelsea is about to grow even further.

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