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Parliament
Sunday 31 August 2014
Many MPs are unaware of the host of policies in place to support entrepreneurship and are largely split along party lines on how best to support Britain's wealth creators, according to new polling conducted for the think tank
Volcanic eruption
Sunday 31 August 2014
Iceland has issued a new aviation alert following a small eruption close to the Bardarbunga volcano.  
David Cameron
Sunday 31 August 2014
Jihadists fighting in Iraq and Syria, who were born in Britain could be temporarily barred from returning home under plans being considered by the government, according to the BBC.
Rona Fairhead
Sunday 31 August 2014
The BBC Trust is set to gain its first female chair in the form of Rona Fairhead the ex-chief of the Financial Times Group.
Douglas Carswell
Sunday 31 August 2014
David Cameron is facing a major defeat in the Clacton by-election after polling for the Mail on Sunday revealed Ukip were set to win the seat with 64 per cent of vote.
Ukraine
Sunday 31 August 2014
The European Union has threatened Russia with a new round of sanctions if it fails to reverse its latest intervention in Ukraine.
Louis van Gaal
Saturday 30 August 2014
After drawing a blank in a stalemate against Burnley this afternoon, Manchester United have recorded their worst start to a league campaign in seven seasons and their third-worst start in the Premier League era.  
MSN Messenger
Saturday 30 August 2014
MSN messenger is no more.
Transfer map
Saturday 30 August 2014
How much have the Premier League clubs spent on players so far this transfer window? And where do they come from? Our interactive map allows you to explore the transfer activity for every single Premier League club to date.  
Jack Ma
Saturday 30 August 2014
Alibaba's initial public offering to investors could be just over a week away, with the Chinese ecommerce giant expected to launch its IPO as early as the week of 8 September.
Shane Smith
Saturday 30 August 2014
Vice Media has revealed they are nearing the sale of a 10 per cent stake to A&E Networks, after a period of negotiating with various suitors.
Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Saturday 30 August 2014
Ukraine has pleaded for full membership in Nato, signalling a desire for increased Western military protection from Russian aggression.
Separatists in Ukraine
Saturday 30 August 2014
The rouble continued to drop today as tensions in Ukraine continued.
Shinji Kagawa
Friday 29 August 2014
No club has spent more money so this summer transfer window than Manchester United, who have splashed out £148m on new players.  
David Cameron
Friday 29 August 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron has given a speech outlining new legislation to make it harder for Brits to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamic State (IS).   
Angry Birds character
Friday 29 August 2014
News flapping its way out of Finland - the maker of hit game Angry Birds Rovio, has replaced chief executive Mikael Hed in a bid to stem falling profits.
Ebola
Friday 29 August 2014
The Ebola epidemic has reached a fifth West African country.  
Theresa May
Friday 29 August 2014
Home secretary Theresa May has said that the threat of international terror to the UK is “severe”; the fourth highest of five levels.  
Rangers Football Club
Friday 29 August 2014
Rangers are expecting to raise just under £4m through an open offer of 19m shares made available to existing shareholders.  
Ice bucket challenge
Friday 29 August 2014
The ice bucket challenge has taken social media by storm. 
RBS
Friday 29 August 2014
Royal Bank of Scotland has reportedly stepped up its search for a successor to chairman Sir Philip Hampton, hiring recruitment giant Egon Zehnder International to lead the hunt.
View of City of London
Friday 29 August 2014
PPI has reared its ugly head again as the financial conduct authority ordered more than 2.5 million claims to be re-examined to ensure compensation was "fairly made".
Wad of cash
Friday 29 August 2014
Bonus payments in the UK rose to £40.5bn in the year to April, up almost five per cent on a year ago. In the finance and insurance sector, payments hit £15bn - their highest level since the peak of the financial crisis, in 2008. 
Ebola health worker
Friday 29 August 2014
Ministers in West Africa have called for Ebola-related travel bans in the region to be lifted.   
Tesco shpping bags
Friday 29 August 2014
Tesco's profit warning - its second in just over a month - came out of the blue this morning, but its sentiment has been known for a while.
Big Euro outside the ECB
Friday 29 August 2014
Consumer price inflation in the eurozone dropped to 0.3 per cent in August, its lowest level since October 2009, as unemployment remained stubbornly flat at 11.5 per cent, official figures published this morning showed.
Icleand Met Office computer screen
Friday 29 August 2014
As the aviation alert rises to red over the risk of an ash cloud from Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga, the
Douglas Carswell
Friday 29 August 2014
Yesterday's shock news that senior backbencher and well respected Tory MP Douglas Carswell was defecting to Ukip caught many of the political elite on the back foot.  
Japan
Friday 29 August 2014
Have Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "three arrows" have missed their target? Japan's economy stagnated in July, as household spending dropped and wages fell.  
Malaysia Airlines flight
Friday 29 August 2014
Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the state-owned Malaysian investor buying out embattled carrier Malaysia Airlines, has announced plans to cut 6,000 staff at the airline - about a third of its 20,000-strong workforce - as part of a radical restructuring.
President Barack Obama
Friday 29 August 2014
Barack Obama has blamed Russia for the violence taking place in eastern Ukraine.  
Virgin Australia
Friday 29 August 2014
Virgin Australia reported its biggest ever loss for the twelve months ending June.   Its post-tax loss of AU$355.6m (£200.5m) was over three times larger than the AU$98.1m loss it reported for the previous year.
Ash cloud eruption in 2010
Friday 29 August 2014
Iceland has raised warnings of a potential ash cloud from the Bárðarbunga volcano to red after eruptions over night near the Dyngjujokull Glacier.
Houses in UK
Friday 29 August 2014
House prices in the UK went up by 0.8 per cent in August, according to Nationwide's house price index.  
New Tesco CEO Dave Lewis
Friday 29 August 2014
Tesco's share price plunged 8 per cent in early trading after issuing a shock profit warning this morning.
Friday 29 August 2014
Carswell quits Tories for Ukip… but eurosceptic MPs stick by Cameron
Friday 29 August 2014
Motor icon AA yesterday crowned the mastermind behind its £1.4bn market debut as leader of the group after its current boss quit after just eight months.
Friday 29 August 2014
Confidence in the UK economy climbed again this month, with one major index hitting the highest level in nearly a decade, a positive signal for growth in the rest of 2014.
Friday 29 August 2014
TECHNOLOGY titan Apple sent out cryptic event invitations last night for what is widely expected to be its unveiling of two new iPhones, and possibly its first foray into the wearable technology space its long-awaited smartwatch.
Friday 29 August 2014
London burrito restaurant Chilango has raised a tasty sum through its so-called “burrito bond”, which it funded through crowdfunding platform CrowdCube. The Mexican food chain raised £2.2m, more than double what it was aiming for.
Friday 29 August 2014
Shares in Ocado tumbled 19 per cent yesterday after equities broker Redburn Partners took a knife to its forecasts and claimed the online grocer’s technology was less valuable than previously thought.
Friday 29 August 2014
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama yesterday said the US would look for ways to expand economic sanctions on Russia, after Kiev accused Moscow of moving troops into south eastern Ukraine.
Friday 29 August 2014
THE FUNDING for Lending (FLS) scheme is still failing to increase loans to smaller firms, according to figures released yesterday by the Bank of England.
Sir Brian Souter
Friday 29 August 2014
More than 200 Scottish business leaders yesterday published a letter in support of Scotland leaving the UK, one day after a rival group of 130 leaders had backed keeping the Union.
Friday 29 August 2014
THE GUESTLIST shrank, flowers dis­appeared from tables and guests were instructed to wear business dress, not black tie.
Emmanuel Macron
Friday 29 August 2014
Emmanuel Macron has dived straight into the deep end of French politics as the country’s new economy minister, hinting that the nation’s sacred 35-hour working week could be guillotined.
Friday 29 August 2014
THE US economy’s bounce back from polar conditions early this year was even stronger than statisticians initially expected.
Friday 29 August 2014
FORMER car park boss Bob Mackenzie yesterday became the latest in a string of corporate executives to try their hand at running motoring icon AA.
Friday 29 August 2014
FTSE 250-listed upstream oil and gas explorer Ophir Energy shook up its board yesterday with a major restructuring. It is seeking to cut costs across all levels of the organisation.
Friday 29 August 2014
THERE was a changing of the guard yesterday as three high profile City figures made their move at Pandora Bovis Homes and Direct Line.

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