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Wednesday 05 January 2011
FINANCIAL TIMES BOND SURGE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC AS COMPANIES VIE FOR FUNDS
Wednesday 05 January 2011
SUPERMARKET Asda said yesterday its chairman Andy Bond stood down on 1 January after less than a year in his part-time role.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Shares in online grocer Ocado rocketed past their 180p float price for the first time yesterday, hitting
Wednesday 05 January 2011
A former employee of AIG is suing her employers and PwC, claiming that auditors were negligent in checking the insurer’s financial strength and that AIG has failed to pursue a claim.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
FACEBOOK could be forced to go public by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after Goldman’s $500m (£320m) investment, which valued the online giant at around $50bn.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
CITIGROUP chief executive Vikram Pandit was among the executives named in a fraud case registered by the Indian police yesterday.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
US BANKING regulators have authorised lawsuits against 109 bank officials so far as they seek to recover at least $2.5bn (£1.6bn) in losses connected to recent bank failures.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Oberthur’s overtures to De La Rue’s shareholders have just begun
Wednesday 05 January 2011
PINK Floyd has agreed to a five-year deal with record label EMI, following a year of legal disputes.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
THE TAKEOVER Panel issued a “put up or shut up” deadline on food tycoon Ranjit Boparan yesterday over his interest in taking over Northern Foods.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Oberthur’s overtures to De La Rue’s shareholders have just begun
Wednesday 05 January 2011
MORGAN STANLEY has appointed its head of technology as chief operating officer.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
THE TAKEOVER Panel issued a “put up or shut up” deadline on food tycoon Ranjit Boparan yesterday over his interest in taking over Northern Foods.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
ANGLO American has sold its Moly-Cop and AltaSteel businesses to Australian steel manufacturer OneSteel for $1,076bn (£641m), in the latest move to streamline the mining company’s business and renew its focus on core commodity assets.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
CHINESE vice premier Li Keqiang arrived in Madrid yesterday for a three-day visit.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
STANDARD Life has extended the deadline of its cash offer for Focus Solutions after failing to gain acceptances on all Focus’ shares.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
HEALTH product producer Danone yesterday saw its share valuation downgraded by analyst Sanford C Bernstein.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
BLACKS Leisure said it had been boosted by sales over the festive period with total sales in its outdoor business up 12.9 per cent in December.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
KEITH BOWMAN | HARGREAVES LANSDOWN
Wednesday 05 January 2011
RETAILERS may be promising to bear the brunt of the VAT rise but consumers will be hit by higher prices over time, experts said yesterday.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
ALAN?Johnson yesterday indicated a Labour government would hike employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) by three per cent instead of increasing VAT.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
NOT all retailers face a painful squeeze from the VAT rise to 20 per cent.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
TIM BLACK | QBE INSURANCE “No. I think retailers should be made to absorb the rise, so I'm not at all concerned about higher costs.” EMRE ORAL | FARADAY
Wednesday 05 January 2011
SIR Stuart Rose said farewell to Marks & Spencer (M&S) yesterday, drawing to a close a colourful six years at the helm of the retailer. He formally hands over the reins of chairman to former City banker Robert Swannell today.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
BRITISH manufacturing growth hit a massive 16-year high in December, it was revealed yesterday.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
AMERICAN auto sales hit their highest level in 16 months in December, it was revealed yesterday. The figures surpassed expectations and marked the end of a strong year for the formerly troubled industry.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
INFLATION across the Eurozone increased to 2.2 per cent in December, its highest level for over two years, it was estimated yesterday.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
MORTGAGE approvals unexpectedly increased to their largest number in four months in November, the Bank of England revealed yesterday.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
The cost of UK wheat hit a nominal record high in the London market yesterday at £203.30 per tonne, up 90 per cent over the past year and above the previous peak of £197.50 a tonne set in September 2007.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
German unemployment edged up very slightly last month, rising by 3,000 on November. Unemployment had fallen in November and October, as the German recovery continued to build up pace.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
New data yesterday showed ongoing growth in Singapore’s manufacturing sector as a purchasing managers’ index (PMI) reading remained above the 50 “no change” point.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
BUDGET airline easyJet yesterday purchased 15 new Airbus A320 aircraft, as well as buying options for 33 additional jets.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
A SURGE in private investor-owned shares has seen them end 2010 at the highest level since the recession began.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
DIRECTORIES group Yell yesterday made a £150m early repayment of its senior bank debt.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
EASYJET’S decision to convert options on 15 aircraft is good news for the company.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
SHARES in Desire Petroleum plunged more than 26 per cent yesterday after the Falkland Islands-focused oil explorer said it had abandoned its latest well, the Dawn/Jacinta prospect in the southern part of the North Falklands basin.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
SHARES in oil major BP hit a six-month high yesterday after reports rival Royal Dutch Shell considered a takeover bid, and that economic damages from its oil spill will be lower than forecast.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
OIL and gas firm Cairn Energy said it has secured two rigs for its controversial Greenland drilling campaign yesterday, boosting Arctic exploration hopes and sending its shares higher.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
OIL prices fell from a 27-month high yesterday as the commodities sector saw a sharp sell-off.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
JUBILANT Energy has started drilling a second appraisal well in the Deen Dayal East area of Krishna Godavari block, off the coast of India.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
OIL explorer Xcite said yesterday it has suspended its well in the Bentley field of the North Sea while it examines the quality of the oil found in December.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
SPANISH builder ACS has secured a crucial 30 per cent holding in Hochtief following a hotly contested takeover bid, allowing it to build a controlling interest in the German construction group.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama is considering tapping JP Morgan Chase executive William Daley for a senior role in the White House, such as chief of staff.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
FLOODWATERS have eased in Australia’s major coal mining region, allowing some mines to resume production, although most remain idle as floods force towns to be evacuated.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
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Wednesday 05 January 2011
UNIONS at Sanofi-Aventis have called on staff in France to strike today to fight plans to cut jobs at the French drugmaker.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
BAE SYSTEMS
Tuesday 04 January 2011
LONDON saw a storming start to 2011 as the FTSE moved above the 6,000 level in the year’s first trading session to close at a 31-month high.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
NEW orders received by US factories unexpectedly rose in November, and orders excluding transportation recorded their largest gain in eight months, providing more signs that its economic recovery is on a sustainable path.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Salaries are growing in London, according to an employment survey. The London Reed job index is at 105, compared with 100 a year ago.

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