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David Cameron
Friday 29 August 2014
THE LATEST figures on immigration to the UK show the highest levels of net migration in nearly three years, souring the Conservative party’s hopes for a continued decline.
Friday 29 August 2014
RECRUITMENT firm Hays reported a solid jump in profits yesterday, along with a plan to double earnings from operations in the next five years.
Friday 29 August 2014
Snoozebox said yesterday it had struck a deal to supply Saransk in Russia with pop-up hotels for fans attending the 2018 World Cup.
Friday 29 August 2014
PPHE Hotel Group, the owner of the Park Plaza at Westminster Bridge (pict­ured below), reported a surge in profits and revenue in the first half of the year, boosted by a rise in visitor num­bers and a room price hike.
Friday 29 August 2014
ECONOMIC confidence in the Eurozone’s recovery has dropped to the lowest level so far this year, as the currency union’s recovery from recession looks increasingly fragile.
Friday 29 August 2014
BRITAIN’S financial watchdog yesterday fined Deutsche Bank £4.7m for wrongly reporting a num­ber of market transactions for nearly six years.
JPMorgan Chase
Friday 29 August 2014
JPMorgan Chase yesterday said it was investigating a possible cyber attack and was working with the FBI to determine the scope of the hack.
Patrick Odier
Friday 29 August 2014
Swiss bank Lombard Odier broke with two centuries of tradition yesterday to publish its first ever set of corporate results, the second secretive Swiss bank to do so this week.
Friday 29 August 2014
SAMSUNG yesterday unveiled the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a smartphone nearby, as the South Korean electronics giant looks to gain a stronghold in the wearable market, which rival Apple is expected to enter in t
Friday 29 August 2014
BOOKMAKER Paddy Power boasted a record number of new online customers in the first half of the year, but blamed punter friendly results for a 20 per cent fall in profits.
Friday 29 August 2014
GAMBLING software firm Playtech saw its shares jump 7.4 per cent to 712p yesterday, after posting soaring profits during the first half of 2014. It is now on track to beat full-year forecasts.
Friday 29 August 2014
EASTERN Europe-focused vodka and spirits maker Stock Spirits saw its revenues knocked during the first half of the year as sales were hit by a 15 per cent hike in Polish excise duty.
Friday 29 August 2014
EXCHANGING foreign bank notes at the airport is a ritual for many travellers, but more jet-setters are now ordering holiday cash online, Travelex boss Peter Jackson said yesterday.
Friday 29 August 2014
LONDON-listed gold mining company Petropavlovsk yesterday saw its shares fall sharply after it warned that sanctions on Russia could have a “significant impact” on the group.
Friday 29 August 2014
ILL-FATED Malaysia Airlines yesterday reported massive second quarter losses on the back of two tragedies that hit the flag carrier this year.
Friday 29 August 2014
AUSTRALIAN airline Qantas yester­day announced a loss of AU$ 2.8bn (£1.57bn), blaming the rising cost of fuel.
Friday 29 August 2014
RUSSIAN carrier Aeroflot yesterday announced first-half losses of 1.9bn roubles (£31m) blaming “sig­nif­icant one-off events and a weaker rouble”, down from a 45m rouble profit in the same period last year.
Friday 29 August 2014
UK ENERGY regulator Ofgem yesterday predicted that profit margins of the large suppliers would be lower over the coming year compared with previous estimates.
Friday 29 August 2014
FTSE 250-listed support services group DCC announced its biggest deal in its history, as its energy division bought hundreds of petrol stations from Esso in France. It gives it a four per cent share of the local market.
Friday 29 August 2014
GULF Keystone, the oil and gas exploration company with operations focused in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, is looking to return more employees to the area as it believes the security situation has stabilised, as it seeks to ramp up production fro
Friday 29 August 2014
SPIRE Healthcare saw its shares jump up 7.7 per cent yesterday, as it reported a solid rise in revenues in the first half of the year, in its first results since floating last month.
Friday 29 August 2014
Colliers International
Friday 29 August 2014
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Friday 29 August 2014
A RATCHETING up of tension in Ukraine yesterday took its toll on Britain’s top share index, knocking it back from its highest closing level in nearly two months.
Friday 29 August 2014
US STOCKS edged lower yesterday, after the latest tension between Ukraine and Russia snapped the focus of investors back to the volatile region. However, a trio of economic reports pointed to improving conditions and helped mitigate declines.
Francois Hollande
Thursday 28 August 2014
French President Francois Hollande has appealed for a Eurozone growth summit to get to grips with the currency block's economic stagnation and high unemployment.
Scottish independence
Thursday 28 August 2014
In a fresh blow for Yes Scotland, the president of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has told an audience of business leaders that a vote for independence would be "a one way ticket to uncertainty  with no return".
Champions League draw
Thursday 28 August 2014
Arsenal have been drawn in the same Champions League group as Borussia Dortmund for the third time in four years, as Liverpool face two tough ties against Real Madrid in their return to the competition.
Wind turbine
Thursday 28 August 2014
The world's leading energy watchdog slashed its forecasts for renewable energy in a new report published today.
Apple iPhone
Thursday 28 August 2014
If you received one of these, you know you're in Apple's in-crowd - this afternoon mysterious invitations landed in the inboxes of Silicon Valley's digirati. 
The X Factor winner Matt Cardle
Thursday 28 August 2014
The launch of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing will go head-to-head with an audition episode of ITV's The X Factor next month – but which show is mostly likely to win the ratings war?   
Russian soldiers in Ukraine
Thursday 28 August 2014
David Cameron has said he is "extremely concerned" by evidence Vladimir Putin has launched a full-blown invasion in eastern Ukraine, warning there will be "further consequences" if Russia doesn't pull them out.
RMT
Thursday 28 August 2014
The Rail, Maritime and Transport workers' union has made the latest move in its conflict with London Underground (LU) and Mayor Boris Johnson.
Chilkango restaurant
Thursday 28 August 2014
London burrito restaurant Chilango has raised a tasty sum through its so-called “burrito bond”, which it funded through crowd funding platform CrowdCube.
Alistair Carmichael
Thursday 28 August 2014
Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael has caused an uproar among “no” campaigners by saying he would be prepared to join Alex Salmond's team in the event of independence,
Aurora Borealis over Bárðarbunga
Thursday 28 August 2014
Grumbling Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga has had the airline industry on tenterhooks since mid-August as it continues to hint at a possible eruption.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko
Thursday 28 August 2014
Investors piled into "safe haven" assets this morning, pushing the German 10-year bond yields to a record low after Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko cancelled a trip to Turkey citing "Russian troop deployments".
Calum Chambers
Thursday 28 August 2014
Roy Hodgson has named four uncapped players, including Arsenal’s Calum Chambers, in a youthful England squad for the forthcoming fixtures against Norway and Switzerland.
GSK
Thursday 28 August 2014
An international consortium is fast-tracking an Ebola vaccine under development by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and GlaxoSmithKline, with human trials set to begin in the UK as early as September.  
Douglas Carswell
Thursday 28 August 2014
Senior Tory backbencher and MP for Clacton Douglas Carswell has become the first Conservative MP to defect to Nigel Farage's UK Independence Party in six years, coming ahead of next year's general election.
Counterstrike gamer
Thursday 28 August 2014
The stranger side of Amazon's recent acquisition, Twitch: a professional gamer’s live streaming session was crashed by a SWAT team, a surreal event captured i
UK border
Thursday 28 August 2014
Net migration to the UK soared by 243,000 in the past year, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) 
Deutsche Bank logo
Thursday 28 August 2014
Another day, another fine. This time it's Deutsche Bank which has received a slap on the wrist, to the tune of £4.7m, for incorrectly reporting transactions.
Drugs
Thursday 28 August 2014
NHS England will today announce plans to change the cost approval system for cancer drugs, potentially making pioneering drugs available even if the NHS's cost watchdog says they don't represent value for money.  
Bank of England
Thursday 28 August 2014
Net lending to small businesses under the Funding for Lending scheme, the government's attempt to persuade banks to lend to businesses cheaply, fell £435m in the three months to the end of June, figures from the Bank of England have shown.
Horse jumping
Thursday 28 August 2014
Paddy Power’s payouts to customers were “costlier than John Cleese's divorce payments”, it revealed in its half year results- but that’s not all.
Paddy Power writes C'mon England in the Amazon rainforest
Thursday 28 August 2014
Online betting firm Paddy Power boasted a record number of new online customers in the first half of the year - but “punter friendly” results proved “more costly than John Cleese’s divorce payments”, sending pre-tax profits down.
Michel Platini
Thursday 28 August 2014
Michel Platini will not run against Sepp Blatter for the presidency of Fifa, it has emerged today.  
STV Glasgow
Thursday 28 August 2014
Scottish broadcaster and production company STV is doubling its interim dividend to 2p a share after first half operating profit swelled by 20 per cent to nearly £10m.
European Union flag
Thursday 28 August 2014
Confidence in the Eurozone has fallen to an eight-month low, according to figures published by the European Commission this morning.

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