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Thursday 18 December 2014
City Index is working with Opportunity International this Christmas to ensure there’s a bright future for small businesses in Africa.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Organisations should think outside the box to achieve more social good.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Patron Capital boss Keith Breslauer raised over a quarter of a million for wounded servicemen and women.
Thursday 18 December 2014
How have you found being an ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation?
Thursday 18 December 2014
  Catlin Group boss and founder Stephen Catlin stands to reap more than £40m if rival insurance firm XL Group is successful in taking over the massive Lloyd’s insurer.   
Thursday 18 December 2014
The government is to drip-feed Lloyds shares to the market over the coming six months, cutting its stake in the bailed-out bank bit-by-bit ahead of the election. As much as £3bn of shares could be sold under the scheme.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Greece’s economic stability was put in serious doubt last night as the ruling New Democracy party failed in its first attempt to have its presidential candidate elected.
Thursday 18 December 2014
US POLICYMAKERS yesterday voted not to change its policy stance while also saying they would be “patient” before beginning to raise interest rates.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Incoming WPP chairman Roberto Quarta is leaving a second senior position before he takes up the role in June. Quarta has agreed to step down as chairman of industrial group IMI as soon as a successor is found.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Construction giant Balfour Beatty will this morning push ahead with plans to expand its coveted investment unit by revealing a £164m acquisition of assets linked to a wind farm off the coast of Kent.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Sony Pictures late last night cancelled the 25 December theatrical release of its North Korea comedy The Interview, after major US theatre chains pulled out of showing the film following threats from hackers.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Wages continued to beat inflation in the year to October, official figures revealed yesterday.
Thursday 18 December 2014
  Vince Cable knew what he was letting himself in for when he asked Lord Myners to oversee a review of the British government’s privatisations.  
Thursday 18 December 2014
Vince Cable has been warned not to meddle with the business plan of struggling company Tesco, after the Liberal Democrat minister called for a meeting with top bosses.
Thursday 18 December 2014
  If the deal with XL Group goes through, Catlin boss Stephen Catlin will take on the role of executive deputy chairman at the new combined firm.  
Thursday 18 December 2014
EUROZONE inflation fell to 0.3 per cent in November, in line with previous estimates.
Thursday 18 December 2014
BANK of England policy makers voted seven to two to hold interest rates at the beginning of December.
Thursday 18 December 2014
MySale shares recovered some lost ground yesterday after one of the founders of the flash sales website pledged to buy £3m shares following a profit warning which wiped £150m off its market value.
Thursday 18 December 2014
THE UK high street will have its busiest shopping day of the year two days before Christmas, with Visa Europe predicting spending to peak at £1.3bn for the day.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Dixons Carphone boss Sebastian James said Black Friday was the new Boxing Day, after feverish demand for cut-price televisions and gadgets turned the American-made sales event into its busiest shopping day ever.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Sky's reliance on Premier League football rights was highlighted again yesterday after a leading broker reiterated its “sell” rating on the company by reminding investors about the significance of the sporting contract to the company’s future.
Thursday 18 December 2014
HEDGE fund Man Group ploughed on with its US acquisition spree yesterday after paying $23.5m in cash for small fund manager Silvermine Cap Management.
Thursday 18 December 2014
BRITISH private equity group Cabot Square Capital yesterday bought consumer credit firm BPN Credito from the Portuguese government.
Thursday 18 December 2014
THE MINISTRY of Defence (MoD) has sold its repair and maintenance unit Defence Support Group (DSG) to Babcock for £140m.
Thursday 18 December 2014
A THIRD of all UK properties currently on the market have seen their asking prices lowered at least once since being put up for sale, research from British property website Zoopla revealed yesterday.
Thursday 18 December 2014
AK Steel Holding expects shipments to jump 37 per cent to 2m tons in the current quarter, helped by acquisitions and strong auto-industry demand.
Thursday 18 December 2014
CHINESE internet giant Baidu confirmed yesterday it is buying a stake in fast-growing international car-hailing service Uber as the pair chase growth in one of the world’s largest transportation markets.
Thursday 18 December 2014
FEDEX yesterday posted lower-than-expected quarterly earnings as results at its FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight units missed estimates, and it reiterated an outlook analysts consider conservative, sending its stock down nearly five per cent.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Insurance firm Saga issued a trading update yesterday and confirmed that the company’s new chief financial officer will take up his role in April 2015.
Thursday 18 December 2014
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Thursday 18 December 2014
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Thursday 18 December 2014
ENERGY and mining stocks rallied to help the UK’s top share index end slightly higher after a sharp decline earlier in the session, buoyed by a recovery in crude oil and industrial metals prices.
Thursday 18 December 2014
THE S&P 500 scored its best result since October 2013 yesterday, as the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the economy and said it would take a patient approach toward lifting interest rates.
Wednesday 17 December 2014
The Federal Reserve's policy statement shows it's inching closer to an interest rate hike. Here are some of the key takes.
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Wednesday 17 December 2014
Man Group, a London-listed hedge fund manager, will buy Connecticut-based Silvermine Capital Management for $70m (£45m).
President Obama
Wednesday 17 December 2014
US President Barack Obama has just announced the end of the longest-standing trade sanctions in US history, as part of a ground-breaking thaw in relations with Cuba.   
Wednesday 17 December 2014
Following days of losses, the rouble strengthened against the dollar this afternoon after Russia's central bank outlined a range of measures to boost the countrys ailing banking sector.
George Osborne
Wednesday 17 December 2014
The chancellor has announced the government will sell more shares in Lloyds Banking Group within the next six months.
Wednesday 17 December 2014
Shares in insurer Catlin whizzed up 10 per cent today after the group said it is in talks with XL Group over a possible takeover which would value it at $3.9bn (£2.5bn).
The Queen
Wednesday 17 December 2014
Bookmakers Coral has suspended betting on whether the Queen will announce her abdication in her Christmas Day broadcast after a number of “unusual” bets were placed today.   
Oil field
Wednesday 17 December 2014
The precipitous fall in the oil price has resulted in sharp declines in share prices around the world, but the long-term effect of a lower oil price is to reduce the amount of cash in the pockets of oil producers and increase the amount availabl
Analyst, relaxing
Wednesday 17 December 2014
What skills got people hired in 2014? LinkedIn has dug through its data for this year and found what gets employers salivating.
Wednesday 17 December 2014
Britain's small businesses are missing huge opportunities by failing to adapt adequately to the digital age, according to research published today.
London sunbather
Wednesday 17 December 2014
The year ahead looks likely to be the warmest on record – with data going back to the Victorian era - according to the Met Office.   
Dov Charney
Wednesday 17 December 2014
American Apparel has finally said farewell to its founder and former chief executive Dov Charney, and appointed its first female chief executive in his place.  
wages and inflation
Wednesday 17 December 2014
Unemployment is down again, but the real news is that wages sneaked above inflation in October, back when inflation was up at 1.3 per cent.
Rupert Murdoch
Wednesday 17 December 2014
The figures
Vladimir Putin
Wednesday 17 December 2014
It’s Christmas. The time of year when we’re all supposed to be a little more caring, charitable and considerate of those not feeling so swell.  
Parliament
Wednesday 17 December 2014
MPs rarely set the moral standard for the rest of us with fraudulent expenses claims, licentious behaviour and tasteless tweets galore.
People queueing for a job post
Wednesday 17 December 2014
Is this a Christmas miracle? After six years of decidedly lacklustre wage growth, the Office for National Statistics' final labour report of the year has shown wage growth is finally beginning to pick up some speed.

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