THE UK’S top shares sank to their lowest close in three weeks yesterday, hit by mining companies on concern about demand, while the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and doubts about corporate earnings hurt broader sentiment.
US stocks ended a volatile session higher yesterday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq’s advance.
A Belgium court has ruled that one of the world's most innovative taxi services, Uber, is now illegal.
Should the company have the temerity to continue its business it will be fined €10,000 (£8,200) for each violation.
The race to use drones is the latest gold rush to consume our technology giants. One by one the main players are scooping up drone making firms, coming up with drone master plans and picking up the drone scent where others have left off.
Competition is hotting up in the London office market, with space under offer now at its highest level since 2000, thanks to companies, who had previously shelved plans to move, kick-starting their search for new locations in the capital.
FOREIGN secretary William Hague has accused Russia’s President Putin of a “gross, deliberate and premeditated violation of the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine,” after pro-Russian forces ignored warnings to leave areas of eastern Ukraine.
BOND traders at banks have had it easy for decades – a rising market makes it pretty simple to make money.
On core instruments like US Treasuries, yields have been falling and prices rising steadily for years.
CITIGROUP’S shares soared yesterday as the bank reported a surprise rise in profits for the first quarter of the year.
Profits rose four per cent on the year to $3.9bn (£2.3bn), despite revenues dipping one per cent to $20.1bn.
G4S’s CHIEF executive was paid £1.46m last year, including a £648,000 bonus, as the board praised Ashley Almanza’s efforts to turn around the troubled outsourcing firm since Nick Buckles’ departure last May.
SHERLOCK, Doctor Who and Life on Mars will soon become available on Amazon Prime Instant after the online retail giant signed a deal to add top BBC shows to its revamped video streaming subscription service, formerly known as LoveFilm.