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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Kurdistan-focused oil explorer Genel Energy, which has former BP boss Tony Hayward as its chief executive, yesterday said production jumped 35 per cent in the first quarter and that it remains on track to meet full-year production and revenue guid
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Shares in Aim-listed Russian oil explorer Petroneft surged yesterday, after its largest shareholder Natlata indicated that it may support a recently-agreed farm-out agreement with Oil India.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
CORPORATE activity in the pharmaceutical sector yesterday pushed Britain’s benchmark stock index to a two-week high and to within sight of a peak for the year so far.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
US stocks rose yesterday as a host of solid earnings reports, along with strength in the healthcare sector, helped lift the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to their sixth straight advance.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
What employs 100,000 people around the country, has sales of £1.6bn and is stocked by one in six retailers around the country? No, not booze, it’s greeting cards.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
The European Central Bank (ECB) has repeatedly insisted that it does not see deflation as likely for the Eurozone - but new research indicates that falling consumer prices are already a reality for almost a quarter of items in the basket used by t
Tuesday 22 April 2014
Investor appetite for risk is set to keep rising throughout 2014 after helping to push deal volumes in the European property market to a five-year high last year, according M&G Real Estate.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
Last week’s US float of Chinese social network Weibo – think a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook – saw investors rush into the stock buoying it 33 per cent in the
Tuesday 22 April 2014
The European Parliament takes one step closer in its efforts to curb the use of plastic carrier bags today.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman really doesn’t like Airbnb. He’s meeting the holiday rental company in court today, as Schneiderman wages war on what he describes as “illegal sublets” which appear on the site.   
Tuesday 22 April 2014
Futures have stayed flat in the US, despite the pharma-driven gains seen this side of the pond and Netflix jumping on its earnings report.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
The crunch in business lending could be over at last, Bank of England figures show today, with non-real estate firms leading the way.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
The US could be on the cusp of a beer renaissance, according to leading investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
One of the biggest names in the retail stockbroking sector has today described the situation facing retail investors wanting to invest in newly-floated companies as "deplorable".
Tuesday 22 April 2014
It looks like pharma M&A frenzy may have returned, with the slew of activity over the Easter weekend buoying European markets as big players see substantial gains.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
Fresh talk of a bid by pharma giant Pfizer for UK rival AstraZeneca has seen shares in the target company jump.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
The Card Factory has announced it will proceed with plans for an initial public offering (IPO), joining a host of UK retai
Tuesday 22 April 2014
A higher open for European markets is expected this morning, following the S&P 500 posting its best winning streak so far this year. With markets over here closed yesterday, it finished higher for the fifth day in a row.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
West end landlord Shaftesbury has announced a £135m 15-year loan with Canada Life Investments (CLI) and comp
Tuesday 22 April 2014
Another pharmaceutical deal this morning.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
Asian shares are broadly flat as weak Chinese shares offset a positive day on Wall Street.The Chinese Enterprises Index fell by one per cent to its lowest point in nearly four weeks.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
BRITISH investors get their first chance this morning to react to the prospect of a pharmaceuticals mega-merger that could amount to the largest ever  foreign takeover of a UK company.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
BUSINESS organisations in Scotland are voting with their feet after the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) came out against Scottish independence.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
BRITISH shoppers did not hit the high streets in their expected numbers over the first days of the Easter bank holiday weekend, but there were signs that more people had headed to the shops yesterday.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
SLOWLY but surely, companies are starting to spend again, buying machines, computers and software and thus gradually beginning to rebalance the recovery.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
THE JAPANESE trade deficit is now larger than ever, with figures released this weekend showing the complete reversal of the country’s once-reliable surpluses.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
FINANCIAL TIMES Anglo eyes SA platinum shift
Tuesday 22 April 2014
NETFLIX will hike its prices to new customers by up to $2 (£1.19) per month, the firm announced yesterday as it revealed record profits of $53m for the first quarter.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
BACK in 2010, around the time that Jeffrey Kindler suddenly quit his job as Pfizer’s chief exec, I had a chat with a (somewhat less senior) employee at the company who was pleasingly relaxed about discussing its prospects – or a lack thereof.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
BARCLAYS is expected to cut back its commodities trading business in reforms to be announced today, ahead of a bigger investment banking shakeup.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
ENERGY companies have agreed to halve switching times by the end of the year, the government said yesterday, ramping up the pressure on the big six to lower their prices.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
GERMANY is moving in the wrong direction on the legal age for retirement and setting a bad example to other European states, according to the country’s own EU commissioner, Gunther Oettinger.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
OIL services firm Halliburton swung to a profit of $623m (£370.9m) in the first three months of the year, propelled by extra work in the Middle East and Asia that offset slower activity in the USA.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
RBS is not planning any further action on its treatment of small businesses in the hope that Clifford Chance’s report clearing the bank of wrongdoing will satisfy its critics, City A.M. understands.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
MICROSOFT has finalised the deal to buy Nokia’s devices and services business after months of fine-tuning on the acquisition.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
MEMBERSHIP of Nigel Farage’s Euroskeptic Ukip party has hit 36,000 people, a record for the organisation.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
TECHNOLOGY giants Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe are set to face claims next month that they colluded to keep executives’ wages down by signing agreements barring them from poaching each other’s staff.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
EUROPE’S banks would have to raise another $196bn (£116.7bn) if regulators increased the minimum leverage ratio to five per cent, according to a study by SNL Financial, published yesterday.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
UK COMPANIES had a healthier appetite for buying and merging foreign companies in the first quarter of this year, spending $3.3bn (£1.96bn) more than they did last year on overseas deals.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
THE National Union of Teachers has voted for a strike that could close schools in England and Wales in the week beginning 23 June. The union’s conference in Brighton also agreed to consult teachers on further action in the autumn term.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
THE Boston Marathon was yesterday won by an American male runner for the first time in three decades, an emotional performance in a city still recovering from last year’s fatal bomb attack on the 118-year-old race.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
LONDONERS are shelling out over £20,000 on average to move house, according to research released this weekend, with the cost of moving rising by nearly £3,000 between 2012 and 2013 alone.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
TWO ex-Soros Fund Management bosses yesterday unveiled one of Asia’s biggest start-up hedge funds, after clinching $150m (£89.3m) of financial backing.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
The Lord Mayor of the City of London tells Elizabeth Fournier how her historic role puts her right at the heart of UK plc
Tuesday 22 April 2014
THE UK’S burgeoning shale gas industry will create tens of thousands of jobs and billions of pounds worth of investment across the supply chain, according to a new report set to be published this week.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
ASSOCIATED British Foods’ (ABF) booming high street chain Primark is expected to reveal a 21 per cent jump in first half operating profits this week, helping to offset falling profits at its troubled sugar business.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
MY LITTLE Pony and other toys aimed at girls have helped Hasbro beat profit forecasts in the first three months of the year.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
HM Revenue & Customs probed more than a thousand charities for their gift aid tax relief claims in the last financial year, double the number it examined in 2011-12, according to figures out today.

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