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Wednesday 01 October 2014
JLL The real estate-focused professional services firm has appointed Virginia Rothwell as UK HR director. She has previously worked as group HR director at Phoenix and Tribal Group, and has also held senior positions at BT.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Best of the Brokers for 23 September 2014
Wednesday 01 October 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index slid yesterday, with retailers falling after Next said it would have to lower its full-year profit forecast if the unusually warm weather contin­ued.
Wednesday 01 October 2014
US SHARES slipped yesterday, dragged down by energy and materials shares as economic data disappointed.
Selfridges website
Wednesday 01 October 2014
Selfridges is investing more than £40m to improve its e-commerce offering within the next five years beginning with the relaunch of its website.
Building in Kings Cross
Wednesday 01 October 2014
A new digital hub set to open in Kings Cross hosting businesses, technologists and researchers is aiming to produce the UK’s next big technological innovation.
Person wearing quarantine mask
Tuesday 30 September 2014
The first case of the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed outside of Africa has been confirmed in a patient in the US.
Microsoft logo on screen
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Microsoft has unveiled its latest version of Windows, the catchily named Windows 10. The new operating system from the PC pioneer succeeds the not so successful two-year-old Windows 8.
Sign saying is MyBook coming
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Twitter founder Biz Stone and MC Hammer (yes, that MC Hammer, now a well known tech investor) are talking about it, as are the people of San Francisco and even the city’s finest.
Putin
Tuesday 30 September 2014
The EU will maintain sanctions against Russia because of the ongoing violence in Ukraine, it decided today.
Drinking
Tuesday 30 September 2014
The best way to put a smile on your face after a hard day of work may be to enjoy a stiff drink with friends... but only if you're a man and your friends are also men.   
Boris Johnson addressed the Tory faithful in Birmingham
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Conservative favourite and London mayor Boris Johnson has delivered an upbeat speech to the Tory faithful at the party's conference in Birmingham.
London Underground
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Are you a south Londoner, fed up with the lack of Tube infrastructure, forced to rely on overcrowded overground trains for your daily commute? Me too.  
Rhino
Tuesday 30 September 2014
The world's wildlife populations are dying out faster than we previously thought.  
London house prices
Tuesday 30 September 2014
UK house price growth slowed to 9.4 per cent in the year to September, figures published Tuesday showed, down 11 per cent from last month.
Mark Reckless
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Here at City AM, we are great believers in tradition, particularly when it comes to our elected leaders, who seem to indulge in the level of historical customs and practices normally reserved for those attending Hogwarts. 
ebay and paypal stands
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Ebay shares jumped 11 per cent in pre-market trading as it confirmed plans to spin off its online payment company Paypal into a separately listed company sometime in the second half of next year.
Uber
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Uber has launched its UberTaxi service in Berlin and Hamburg after a series of struggles with German courts.
Ukip
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Yesterday Boris Johnson said Tory defectors to Ukip were “utterly nuts”.
Saltire
Tuesday 30 September 2014
The Scottish referendum could be helping councils north of the border track down millions in unpaid council and poll tax. 
Wonga
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Wonga’s profits halved last year, as the controversial payday lender paid the price of mounting operating costs.  
London
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Britain's small businesses are overwhelmingly optimistic about prospects for growth in 2015, according to research conducted by mobile network operator EE.
Tesco
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Tesco share price fell again today – though far less than in recent days – after it emerged the embattled supermarket had sought a £2.5bn banking facility to prop it up against any impact from credit ratings downgradings.   
Draghi
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Eurozone inflation has dropped again, falling from a sluggish 0.4 per cent to 0.3 per cent. Expectations of the fall pushed the Euro to a two-year low of $1.2659 against the dollar in morning trading.
GP surgery
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Everyone in England will have access to a GP seven days a week by the year 2020, Prime Minister David Cameron will announce today  
Union Jack in front of Big Ben
Tuesday 30 September 2014
The UK is recovering faster than thought, official figures released today suggested - the Office for National Statistics said GDP rose 0.9 per cent during the second quarter, up from the previous estimate of 0.8 per cent.
Nationwide hpi
Tuesday 30 September 2014
UK house prices have dropped for the first time in 17 months, dipping 0.2 per cent between August and September. In price terms, this means a drop of £931 for the average residential property, from £189,306 to £188,374.
Euromoney
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Shares in Euromoney rose 0.5 per cent to £10.30 this morning, as investors showed resilience to a £5m fall in year-on-year profits.  
Wolseley PLC
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Wolseley shares rose 1.2 per cent in early trading after it posted a 52 per cent rise in pre-tax profit for the year.  
Saga cruise
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Shares in Saga opened 0.2 per cent higher this morning, after its finance director announced plans to step down. Stuart Howard said he will leave the company by next year, to be replaced by current Bovis CFO Jonathan Hill.
RBS
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) opened four per cent higher as it told investors it expects impairment charges to be "significantly" lower than originally expected in 2014.
iPhone 6
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Apple has been granted approval to sell the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, 11 days after units began flying off the shelves in the UK and US.  
Next
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Next shares opened four per cent lower as the retailer warned it could be forced to lower profit guidance if the "unusually warm" September weather continues.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Boris Johnson will today launch a valiant defence of London’s dominant position in the UK, telling the Conservative party conference that the capital’s success is crucial for British economic growth.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Finance family heir Nat Rothschild branched out into the tech scene yesterday, putting the finishing touches to his new black cab sharing app Maaxi at Millwall’s New Den ground.
Nat Rothschild
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Financier Nathaniel Rothschild is to go up against controversial travel app Uber, launching a new ride-share application called Maaxi, which will facilitate cheaper black cab rides by grouping customers travelling to the same destination. 
John Redwood
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Business groups hit back yesterday after Conservative MP John Redwood appeared to threaten company bosses who publicly voice support for Britain’s membership of the EU.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
THE EU’s top finance regulator Michel Barnier yesterday tried to win over London’s traders during a speech in the square mile, insisting he does not want to harm the City.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
LLOYDS fired eight staff yesterday for trying to fiddle key Libor and repo interest rates between 2006 and 2009, after the bank was fined £226m in June over the wrongdoing.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
ARGENTINA has been held in contempt of court by a US judge after the country ignored a ruling ordering it to pay the bondholders who had refused to take part in the state’s debt restructuring.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
BRITAIN and Germany are set to become the first governments to pull their support from banks, shifting the cost of any future collapse from the taxpayer and on to investors, Standard and Poors said yesterday.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Demonstrators thronged outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong yesterday as the protest against the Chinese for free elections continued.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
SHAREHOLDERS are angry and concerned over the latest trading update from beleaguered construction firm Balfour Beatty.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
CONFIDENCE in the Eurozone fell for the fourth consecutive month in September, adding to the growing body of evidence that the currency union is edging toward recession.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Tidjane Thiam, Prudential chief executive, has been nominated to join the board of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox (whose upcoming movie Gone Girl, pictured, featuring Ben Affleck, has received rave reviews).
Tuesday 30 September 2014
MORRISONS’ former treasurer and head of tax has been charged with insider dealing ahead of the retailer’s £216m tie-up with Ocado last year.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
BRITAIN’S struggling supermarkets continued their bad run as the worst performing stocks of the year through September, falling by as much as 20 per cent across the month.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
GERMAN discounter Aldi said yesterday that the supermarket price war was helping to drive more customers into its shops as it reported a 65 per cent jump in full-year profits.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
LENDING in the UK economy contracted slightly in August as the number of mortgage approvals declined.

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