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Toy robots
Monday 01 September 2014
And you thought you were irreplaceable? If you're a banker or analyst in the City, watch your back. You’re about to be replaced - by a robot.
Nato
Monday 01 September 2014
Nato members comprised over half of the world's 20 fastest shrinking defence budgets between 2012 and 2014, according to research from IHS.
Tesco sign
Monday 01 September 2014
Tesco's share price continued to slump, down almost two per cent on Friday’s losses this morning, after one of Tesco’s largest stakeholders revealed it had cut its investment in the supermarket by two thirds.
John McCain
Monday 01 September 2014
Senior US senators are calling for America to provide arms and equipment to the Ukrainian government to aid in its fight against "a Russian invasion".
Plane flying over Heathrow traffic sign
Monday 01 September 2014
The CBI looks like it has put its weight behind an extension to Heathrow airport in a blow to the London mayor's Thames Estuary airport plans, otherwise known as “Boris Island".
Manufacturing in the UK
Monday 01 September 2014
It turns out even the UK manufacturing sector, which over recent months has staged a glorious recovery, is vulnerable to the whims of Vladimir Putin.
David Cameron
Monday 01 September 2014
As many as 100 Conservative MPs are preparing to defy David Cameron with a promise to vote to leave the European Union at next year's general election regardless of what the Prime Minister can renegotiate in Brussels, it has been reported.
Barclays
Monday 01 September 2014
Barclays has agreed to sell its Spanish business to CaixaBank, Spain's third-largest lender, for €800m (£630m). 
German Reichstag
Monday 01 September 2014
More bad news for the Eurozone: the German economy contracted during the second quarter of the year, the country's Federal Statistics Office confirmed today.
Shanghai City
Monday 01 September 2014
It's an underwhelming morning for the Chinese economy.   
Greenwich houses being built
Monday 01 September 2014
Housebuilder Kier has picked up a £50m contract to build luxury apartments at London's Greenwich Peninsula development.
Tesco bags
Monday 01 September 2014
New Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis starts his job today, a month earlier than originally anticipated.
House
Monday 01 September 2014
Tony Pidgley, the charismatic founder and boss of Berkeley Group, is famous for calling the top of the housing market during the downturn.
Monday 01 September 2014
Markets are expected to open largely flat this morning as investors expect manufacturing PMIs to reaffirm a weakening in economic activity in the Eurozone and US markets close for the Labour day holiday.
David Cameron
Monday 01 September 2014
Tough new measures to combat the threat posed to the UK by terrorist groups will be announced by David Cameron in parliament today.
Monday 01 September 2014
Thousands of children as young as five will return to school this week to find a new subject added to primary and secondary school timetables as the government introduces computer programming and financial numeracy.
Monday 01 September 2014
The policymakers of the European Central Bank (ECB) will meet again this week, faced with an increasingly dismal economic outlook and a growing chorus of disapproval.
Monday 01 September 2014
EUROPEAN leaders, backed by America, have warned Russia’s President Putin that he has a week to withdraw from Ukraine and calm the crisis between the two countries, or face tough new economic sanctions.
Monday 01 September 2014
THE CHINESE government yesterday prompted another round of protests in Hong Kong, as Beijing ruled out the open nomination of candidates to elect the city’s Chief Executive.
Douglas Carswell
Monday 01 September 2014
A senior Conservative MP has called on his party not to stand in the Clacton by election, in which ex-Tory MP Douglas Carswell is likely to be elected for Ukip.
Monday 01 September 2014
RAC has appointed CBI president Sir Michael Rake as its chairman today, as the major UK roadside breakdown recovery and car insurance firm considers whether to go ahead with a potential float this month, with the possibility of a retail offering.
flags
Monday 01 September 2014
Most UK businesses want Britain to remain in the European Union, but with greater powers awarded to Westminster, a survey revealed yesterday, as Prime Minister David Cameron won crucial support to increase his say in Brussels.
Monday 01 September 2014
CROSSRIDER, the advertising business owned by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, is reportedly preparing for a London float that could value it at as much as $250m (£150m).
Monday 01 September 2014
Former Financial Times Group boss Rona Fairhead will become the new chairman of the BBC Trust, the government announced yesterday.  
Monday 01 September 2014
CONRAN Holdings, the design empire founded by Sir Terence Conran, has made a return to profit after selling its restaurant business last year.
Monday 01 September 2014
Blackstone's top Wall Street energy guru drove through his first major deal yesterday since sweeping into the UK, as the private equity group said it would lead a half billion dollar investment in a new oil explorer and producer focused on the Nor
Monday 01 September 2014
Apple is reportedly considering a $400 (£240) price point for its upcoming wearable device due to be unveiled, along with two new iPhones, next Tuesday.
Monday 01 September 2014
Former Unilever executive Dave Lewis has taken up his role today as chief executive of Tesco – a month earlier than planned ­– after the troubled food retailer issued its second profit warning in six weeks on Friday.
Monday 01 September 2014
HOUSE values in the City of London are catching up with the West End, while Dockland prices are suffering because of oversupply, research shows.
Monday 01 September 2014
Houses within easy walking distance of London overground stations have been boosted in value by £90,000 since the line was set up, running to an eye-watering £80bn price increase in total.
Monday 01 September 2014
PROFESSIONAL recruiters have seen a solid uptick in the number of advertised vacancies, up by more than a fifth since the same period last year.
Monday 01 September 2014
Profits at the top 100 law firms in the UK have soared to well over £6bn in the latest financial year, with more than 1,000 partners now earning over £1m annually.  
Monday 01 September 2014
ICELAND is set to report its first quarterly trading update to bondholders this month after completing a £950m refinancing that saw the frozen foods retailer return to the public markets for the first time in almost a decade.
Monday 01 September 2014
FTSE-100 listed private equity outfit 3i is understood to be considering a bid for Gorkana Group, the media information and PR group owned by Exponent.
Monday 01 September 2014
Th leasing company that owns a third of trains running in the UK looks just the ticket for two Australian investment firms, as they are believed to have jumped on board the chase to buy railway rolling stock supplier Porterbrook.
Monday 01 September 2014
THE OWNER of the world’s largest shopping centre is to float in Dubai next month in what would be one of the largest equity sales in the Middle East since the financial crisis.
Monday 01 September 2014
AFREN, the oil and gas explorer that has suspended a number of board members including its chief executive and operations chief over “unauthorised payments” from third parties, has revealed it may look to recoup some of the cash involved from dire
Monday 01 September 2014
THE CO-OPERATIVE Group’s members overwhelmingly backed a major reform plan this weekend, following the crisis in the mutual’s governing structure.
Monday 01 September 2014
Cushman & Wakefield
Monday 01 September 2014
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Monday 01 September 2014
ECONOMIC data due this week appears to show continuing steady growth in the UK’s economy, with little chance of an interest rate rise when the Bank of England announces its latest decision on Thursday.
Monday 01 September 2014
BEATEN-DOWN US coal company stocks may receive a lift in coming weeks if deteriorating relations between Russia and the West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe’s natural gas supply.
Science lab
Sunday 31 August 2014
If Scotland votes for independence on 18 September an exodus of the country's best scientists will follow, according to senior academics.  
Amazon
Sunday 31 August 2014
Amazon has hired Visa North America credit card boss Nick Talwar to expand Amazon Lending.  
Hairdressers
Sunday 31 August 2014
The career prospects of young women are being hindered by their tendency to apply to oversubscribed and often poorly paid jobs in industries such as hair and beauty,
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Sunday 31 August 2014
As Europe gets ready to place more sanctions on Russia, Vladimir Putin has called for the “statehood” of southeast Ukraine to be negotiated.   
European Union
Sunday 31 August 2014
UK businesses overwhelmingly support the UK renegotiating its relationship with the European Union, according to a poll conducted for the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)
Sewer drain
Sunday 31 August 2014
Tycoons from across the world are bidding to build a £4.2bn “super-sewer” that will travel under the heart of London.  
US embassy
Sunday 31 August 2014
An Islamist-allied  militia group has "secured" a US embassy compound in Tripoli, reports the AP.
Parliament
Sunday 31 August 2014
Many MPs are unaware of the host of policies in place to support entrepreneurship and are largely split along party lines on how best to support Britain's wealth creators, according to new polling conducted for the think tank

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