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Tuesday 25 November 2014
Shares in oil and gas services firm Petrofac fell by more then 26 per cent yesterday after the company issued a profit warning, citing the impact of falling oil prices.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
A decade after the British firm left mobile, it is back for more  
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Pay TV group Sky, recently rebranded from BSkyB, remained unconvinced by the need for a mobile offering yesterday, after its biggest rival BT looked poised to buy either EE or O2 in a £10bn mobile deal.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
US-based medical device company Stryker is reportedly examining the purchase of Smith & Nephew, the British manufacturer of surgical devices for orthopaedic construction.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
London-based private equity firm BC Partners and the Canada Pension Fund (CPP) have had $2bn (£1.27bn) joint takeover offer for Center Parcs rejected by owner Blackstone Group.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
The market was divided yesterday following the announcement of a planned merger between insurer Aviva and its competitor Friends Life.  
Tuesday 25 November 2014
The Bank of England yesterday hired Deloitte to investigate the crash in its payments systems last month.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
The booming American economy is showing signs of slowing down from the breakneck speed it achieved earlier in the year, an influential survey of businesses showed yesterday.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Central counterparties (CCPs) need to show regulators clearer, tougher stress tests, the Bank of England’s David Bailey said yesterday.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Official statistics do not give information on the vital “animal spirits” which hint at the future path of the economy, Bank of England policy maker Ian McCafferty said yesterday.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Citi failed to monitor its analysts’ communications properly, allowing the staff to indirectly participate in clients’ flotations, a top US regulator said yesterday.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) looks set to withdraw its status as a nominated adviser (nomad) on Aim, reports revealed yesterday.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
British music and audio products company Focusrite yesterday announced its intention to float on London’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim).
Tuesday 25 November 2014
US healthcare services organ­isation Constellation yesterday announced its intention to float on Aim and raise a minimum of £10m.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
England has enough brownfield land to build more than 1m new homes, with a quarter of it in public hands, according to a leading property consultancy that urges councils to make sites cheaper for housebuilders to buy.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Demand from institutional investors for UK retail assets continued unabated yesterday after M&G and Standard Life separately snapped up shopping centres in Kent and Durham.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Derwent London stepped up its presence to the capital’s fast-growing tech sector after buying Angel Square in Islington for £75.03m.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Spanish and Italian borrowing costs fell to record lows yesterday as markets began to price in the likelihood of the European Central Bank (ECB) buying government bonds.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Business confidence in Germany has suddenly halted its sharp decline,a set of new data shows.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Shoppers will soon be able to collect products ordered on Amazon at their local Post Office branch in a new deal announced today by the online retail giant and the Royal Mail.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Changes may be coming in the upper tiers of Samsung Electronics’ leadership, after the tech industry giant and creators of the Galaxy smartphone suffered a particularly difficult year of declining profits, stock price and market share.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Britain's recovery has pulled so many unemployed workers into jobs that there are now more vacancies than jobseekers, for the first time since the financial crisis struck, jobs website Adzuna said today.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Employers are increasingly struggling to fill entry-level jobs as graduates and school-leavers are often lacking key skills, according to a Totaljobs.com report out today.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Argos has announced the introduction of eReceipts across its 750 UK and Ireland stores.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Sausage maker Cranswick yesterday announced it would be raising its interim dividend, prompting shares to climb more than five per cent.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
New Look said yesterday it had completed the sale of its French business Mim to Chinese firm Main Asia without disclosing the terms of the deal.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
The housing market in London’s Nine Elms area is booming. But Home Retail Group has decided to sell its DIY store Homebase in Battersea after receiving a £57m offer for the sought-after site.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
An average working-age family will be reliant on state benefits and friends and family alone for finan­cial support within two weeks of losing their income, once their savings run out, a report reveals today.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
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Tuesday 25 November 2014
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Tuesday 25 November 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index edged lower yesterday, weighed down by a slump in Petrofac after it predicted low net profits, but M&A talk kept it near a two-month high.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
The S&P 500 rose to a record high yesterday on hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action if needed, while merger deals kept traders focused even as volumes were below average.
Defectors Reckless and Carswell
Monday 24 November 2014
The whispers about new defections to Ukip have continued since the Rochester and Strood by-election victory and the website Politic
Christmas market
Monday 24 November 2014
One of the best things about Christmas in London is the variety of markets on offer.   
S&p 500 record
Monday 24 November 2014
The S&P 500 is in record breaking mood again. The index closed up 0.3 per cent on 2,069.41.
Mistral
Monday 24 November 2014
France has agreed on a deadline to deliver the first of two warships to Russia in a deal that will total around €1.2bn.
Rory Mcilroy
Monday 24 November 2014
The BBC has unveiled which of the UK’s best athletes are up for Sports Personality of the Year 2014. 
Tesco
Monday 24 November 2014
Tesco is betting the farm on Black Friday.
Shopping
Monday 24 November 2014
We are heading towards the weekend that retailers are pinning their hopes on.
Monday 24 November 2014
The UK faces its biggest terrorism threat since any time before or since 9/11, as the Islamic State (IS) inflames home-grown extremism, home secretary Theresa May has warned.
Black Friday
Monday 24 November 2014
Retailers are gearing up for Black Friday to be one of – if not the – biggest online shopping day of the year, with hundreds of promotions being planned to tempt consumers to join the spending bonanza.   
Monday 24 November 2014
With the Autumn Statement just a week away, George Osborne is already being inundated with suggestions on how to boost growth and cut the deficit.
Chuck Hagel
Monday 24 November 2014
Chuck Hagel, the US defence secretary, has resigned from his position after President Obama "reluctantly" accepted his request to step down. 
O2 sign
Monday 24 November 2014
Shares in BT had risen 3.6 per cent to 393.9p in mid-afternoon as it confirmed it is in talks with Telefonica to buy its O2 UK mobile business. 
Petrofac
Monday 24 November 2014
Shares in Petrofac plunged by almost 25 per cent in mid-morning trading after it issued a profit warning, saying it expects profits next year to be more than a quarter lower.
Monday 24 November 2014
Only a few more sleeps until Thanksgiving - and even if you're not surrounded by the warm glow of familial love, there are places to celebrate it in the capital.  
Halifax
Monday 24 November 2014
A cyber hacker who attempted to blackmail Halifax bank into giving him 2,800 Bitcoins – worth more than £1m – is facing a jail sentence today.   
Iran talks
Monday 24 November 2014
World powers have failed to meet today's deadline for an agreement over Iran's nuclear enrichment program, resulting in talks being extended to the end of June next year.   
Bank of England
Monday 24 November 2014
Remember when the Bank of England's Chaps payment system crashed, causing chaos across the system when large money transfers were suspended? More than a month on, the Bank of England has got around to appointing someone to find out what happened.

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