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Friday 21 November 2014
THE US is likely to beat the UK and Eurozone in raising interest rates off their record lows.
Friday 21 November 2014
FANS of the hugely succes­sful Minecraft video game will be able to play inside worlds envisioned in art from the collection of the Tate museums in Britain with free-download releases of two 3-D Tate Worlds starting on Monday.
Friday 21 November 2014
A group of Conservative MPs hit back last night after pub companies warned a new Bill would threaten their business model and put people out of business.
Friday 21 November 2014
Ukip was on course for a second seat in the House of Commons last night as former Conservative MP turned Ukip member Mark Reckless looked certain to win back his seat after sparking a byelection when he defected.
Friday 21 November 2014
Britain’s standing in the EU is lower than ever, and the UK yesterday admitted defeat in the latest spat. Should Britain ever have challenged the bonus cap? The Bank of England thinks the bank bonus cap does more harm than good.
Friday 21 November 2014
Banks’ directors are too focused on complaining about the risk of going to jail, and not doing enough to work on the big objectives of their companies, the Bank of England’s Martin Taylor said yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
SHALE gas could rejuvenate the UK’s manufacturing industry, Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe told a press conference yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
HOPES that the Eurozone might stage an end-of-year recovery have been dashed by a flurry of poor data released yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
SALES on the high street saw a rebound in October after a sharp September dip. Retail sales volumes were 0.8 per cent higher in October than in September, according to figures published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics.
Friday 21 November 2014
Cloud computing company Outsourcery yesterday saw its share price rocket almost 50 per cent following an announcement that it had been named as a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider.
Friday 21 November 2014
Inventor James Dyson has today ann­ounced that his eponymous company, known for its revolutionary versions of household objects from electric fans to vacuum cleaners, is making a £1.5bn investment in future technology, at home and abroad.
Friday 21 November 2014
GOLDMAN Sachs yesterday laid out its closely watched forecasts for 2015, with FTSE giants Crest Nicholson, BT and Arm among stocks it believes would soar in the next 12 months.
Friday 21 November 2014
GATWICK airport revealed record passenger numbers and a strong set of results yesterday, as the debate over whether to expand it or its rival Heathrow hots up.
Friday 21 November 2014
Anglo-South African bank Investec reported strong profits for the six months to September yesterday, overcoming a fall in the rand.
Friday 21 November 2014
MONOLITH US investment manager BlackRock is considering closing its £34m BlackRock Hedge Selector trust as it nears the end of a shareholder consultation, the company said in a statement yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
NEGLECTED IT systems could put the safety and soundness of RBS at risk, the Bank of England warned yesterday as it teamed up with the City watchdog to fine the bank £56m.
London
Friday 21 November 2014
FINANCE house Close Brothers reported strong property finance incomes in the first quarter of its financial year, benefiting from the UK’s economic recovery.
Friday 21 November 2014
THE QUESTION of who should be allowed to create money was debated by MPs yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
More evidence has emerged that suggests London house price growth is set to slow sharply while the national market moderates.
Friday 21 November 2014
Land Securities has bought the half stake it doesn’t already own in Thomas More Square, in Wapping, for £85.3m, the property firm announced yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
RESIDENTIAL landlord Grainger posted a rise in pre-tax profit and revenue for its last financial year thanks to a jump in the value of its portfolio.
Friday 21 November 2014
OFFICE-to-residential conversions could “irreparably” lead to thousands of job losses in the heart of central London, the Westminster Property Association (WPA) warned yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
BRITISH Gas owner Centrica yesterday reduced its earnings forecast, as milder winter weather cut into its revenues.
Friday 21 November 2014
BRITISH brewery and pub operator Young & Co’s reported a 26 per cent rise in profits yesterday for the first half ended 29 September.
Friday 21 November 2014
MOTHERCARE posted a small rise in first-half profit and said lower losses and improving sales in the UK provided early encouragement for its new turnaround plan.
Friday 21 November 2014
Research and development spending is staging a recovery. Business expenditure in the UK grew by 5.7 per cent in 2013, according to data released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics.
Friday 21 November 2014
BUYOUT firm Montagu Private Equity yesterday sold portfolio company Cap for £288m. Cap, which offers independent car valuations, will be acquired by trade buyer Solera.
Friday 21 November 2014
Des Naughton, managing director of British American Tobacco (BAT) ecigarettes subsidiary Nicoventures, has resigned from the group, it said in a statement yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
The UK is falling behind in the McKinsey-coined “War for Talent” as the demographic segment that supplies companies with future leaders shrinks, says new research from global recruiter Randstad.
Friday 21 November 2014
There’s a fight brewing between YouTube and a group representing 46 artists and songwriters, including Pharrell Williams, John Lennon and even Ira Gershwin, which could result in all their songs being removed from the online streaming site.
Friday 21 November 2014
GoDaddy.com is pushing ahead with an initial public offering (IPO) early next year that would value the world’s biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5bn (£2.9bn).
Friday 21 November 2014
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has $43bn (£27.4bn) of orders from investors in yesterday’s debut bond offering, more than five times what it was said to be seeking.
Friday 21 November 2014
AUSTRIAN group Raiffeisen Bank International posted a €119m (£95m) net loss in the third quarter, as the Russian rouble’s crash, tensions in Ukraine and Hungarian legislation hit its lending and banking operations.
Friday 21 November 2014
Flailing insurance outsourcing firm Quindell saw its shares jump over 30 per cent yesterday as it denied rumours it was looking to sell its 25 per cent stake in Nationwide Accident Repair Services.
Friday 21 November 2014
LONDON-based international law firm Simmons & Simmons has advised on a £250m mortgage-backed security transaction for the British buy-to-let mortgage provider Paragon, the firm said yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
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Friday 21 November 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index yesterday fell for a second day, hit by weak economic data from the Eurozone and China and a profit warning from energy supplier Centrica.
Friday 21 November 2014
THE Dow and S&P 500 finished at record highs yesterday as data showed further strength in the US economy and Intel gave an upbeat forecast.
Mark Reckless
Thursday 20 November 2014
The Conservative Party has conceded defeat in the Rochester & Strood by-election.  
David Cameron
Thursday 20 November 2014
Emily Thornberry has resigned from the shadow cabinet following an angry public reaction to a "snobbish" photo she posted to Twitter.  
Singapore Airlines
Thursday 20 November 2014
Surfing the internet can apparently be just as costly as flying across the world if you’re not careful.  
George Osborne
Thursday 20 November 2014
The UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to the EU bankers’ bonus cap, George Osborne admitted today.  
Dave Whelan
Thursday 20 November 2014
Wigan sponsor Premier Range has pulled out of its agreement with the club following the appointment of Malky Mackay as manager.
Goldman sachs worker
Thursday 20 November 2014
It's the most wonderful time of the year - the time banks, analysts and other finance futurologists dust off their crystal balls and start trying to work out what the market's going to be thinking about next year.
Highlanders
Thursday 20 November 2014
The most prestigious club competition in southern hemisphere rugby will have franchises from Japan and Argentina added to its ranks from 2016.   
Thursday 20 November 2014
Last Friday was the busiest day in the history of the tube, according to Transport for London. London Underground carried well over four and a half million passengers (4.6m) on Friday the 14 November.
Emily Thornberry
Thursday 20 November 2014
Labour MP for Islington Emily Thornberry has taken a beating on Twitter over a tweet she sent during the Rochester and Strood by-election campaign.
Minecraft
Thursday 20 November 2014
The Tate is being transformed into a series of virtual 3-D worlds.
Call of Duty
Thursday 20 November 2014
The Call of Duty franchise has generated revenues in excess of $10bn just over a decade, its creator said today.  

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