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YES campaign
Tuesday 29 July 2014
An increasing number undecided voters are shifting towards backing an independent Scotland when it comes to casting their votes on 18 September, new figures show.  
Tuesday 29 July 2014
EU governments have agreed to impose a host of economic sanctions against Russia, taking aim at bank financing, technology, defence equipment and the oil industry, according to EU sources.
Max Mosley getting out of a cab
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Max Mosley, the former boss of Formula One, has filed a lawsuit with the UK High Court in a bid to stop Google from gathering and publishing images of him at a sex party.
David Cameron visits Immigration Officials
Tuesday 29 July 2014
The amount of time that EU migrants can claim benefits in the UK while having no realistic job prospects is set to halve.
Prison
Tuesday 29 July 2014
With UK house prices at record highs, what kind of compromises might you be willing to make to get on the property ladder?
Tuesday 29 July 2014
The Labour party bested its rivals in the party fundraising game for 2013, according to figures released 
Uber cab
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Business travel looks like the next big market to be disrupted by the sharing economy as its poster children Uber and Airbnb unveiled plans to grow the number of business travellers using its services.
BP logo
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Despite beating earnings expectations, BP has seen its share price slide this morning; possibly due to fears it is exposed to the fallout from the
Houses for sale
Tuesday 29 July 2014
The discussion around the UK property market was given an added element of confusion today as mortgage lending statistics for June beat expectations.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Taxes on foods high in sugar, salt and fat, do reduce consumption but can lead to consumers simply switching brands or finding other ways to purchase fatty foods while avoiding the tax, according to a
Guinea Pig
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Dating site OKCupid has boldly admitted to performing experiments on users in the same way as Facebook because “that’s how websites work.”
Huwei phones
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Huawei shipped 64.21 million devices in the first half of 2014, 34.27 million of which were smartphones, up 62 per cent on the same time last year.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Apple's App Store has welcomed back Bitcoin wallet Blockchain following its removal in February.
Next logo
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Things are looking good for Next, as the high-street retailer revised its full-year profit guidance after a strong first half. 
Shinzo Abe
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Abenomics, the long-trumpeted economic programme named after Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe, seems to be becoming less popular with the Japanese themselves.
BP logo
Tuesday 29 July 2014
BP has seen its underlying earnings up 34 per cent on last year, thanks in part to a payout from an oil deal with Rosneft. 
Gherkin
Tuesday 29 July 2014
The City’s iconic Gherkin has been put up for sale on the open market after it collapsed into receivership earlier this year, with a price tag of around £640m.  
Mirror Online
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Simon Fox, chief executive of publishing giant Trinity Mirror, yesterday announced a dividend for the first time since 2008 and the hope of a return to revenue growth by the end of next year, continuing his dramatic turnaround of the business.
Mark Carney
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Lloyds was hit by £226m in fines and settlements yesterday as the bank admitted its staff fiddled Libor and the influential repurchase agreements rate benchmark in the years before the financial crisis.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
New planning guidance for shale gas exploration is just a political panacea to temper opposition, legal experts and industry sources claimed yesterday.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
THE STRONG pound is hurting the UK’s exporters, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with the suggestion that sterling is over­valued by as much as 10 per cent.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
RICHARD Branson’s US airline Virgin America is going public, seven years after the tycoon and his iconic brand launched the firm.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
BANK of America Merrill Lynch yesterday promoted London-based equity capital markets (ECM) boss Craig Coben to co-head of global ECM.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Dozens of homes in West London were flooded yesterday as a sudden downpour hit the rush-hour traffic. Ruislip Manor station (pictured) was closed for several hours and around 30 commuters were evacuated.   
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Reckitt Benckiser, the owner of Nurofen painkillers and Dettol clean­ing products, is to spin-off its pharmaceuticals business as it focuses on growing its core consumer brands.
Simon Fox
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Almost two years after taking over as chief executive of the embattled Daily Mirror publisher, Simon Fox tells Oliver Smith how his digital plan is paying off
Tuesday 29 July 2014
FTSE 250-listed set-top box maker Pace Group said it expected full- year profit to exceed previous guidance, driven by new product launches and contract wins.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
DEVELOPERS converting commercial property into private homes are helping to drive the sharpest decline in availability of non-residential buildings in at least 16 years.
Rainbow over London
Tuesday 29 July 2014
The UK's rapid house price growth will slow down as new regulations come in and gradual interest rate hikes begin, according to a report by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s.   
Barclays
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Trading in Barclays dark pool bounced back in early July, industry data showed yesterday.
B&M store
Tuesday 29 July 2014
B&M Retail, the discount shopping chain, yesterday reported a strong start to the year in its first trading update since its stock market debut in May.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
A strong Easter performance and its new focus on customer service have been highlighted by Ryanair as some of the reasons it enjoyed an 11 per cent rise in revenue and a four per cent rise in passenger numbers in the first quarter.
Andrew Higginson
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Tesco's former finance boss Andrew Higginson is expected to be appointed as the chairman of rival supermarket chain Morrisons.
Boris Johnson
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Tomorrow Mayor of London Boris Johnson, will promise that London will be one of the first cities in the world to offer the next generation of ultrafast mobile connectivity (known as 5G) by 2020.  
Tuesday 29 July 2014
THE HAGUE’S arbitration court yesterday ordered Russia to pay a group of Yukos shareholders $50.02bn (£29.4bn) in compensation for deliberately bankrupting the oil company, at a time when relations between Russia and the West were already on a kni
Tuesday 29 July 2014
What do throat sweets and heroin substitutes have in common? Not a lot, if you happen to be Reckitt Benckiser boss Rakesh Kapoor.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
INVESTMENT bank Greenhill has missed out on the boom in deals as its profits crashed in the first half of the year, the firm’s financial results showed yesterday.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Giraffe's co-founders Juliette and Russel Joffe quit their jobs at the restaurant chain yesterday, just over one year after they and fellow founder Andrew Jacobs sold the chain to Tesco.
Martin Gilbert
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Europe's biggest independent fund manager Aberdeen Asset Manage­ment fell more than five per cent in trading yesterday after it reported a small dip in the amount of cash it managed for customers.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
SUPPORT for renegotiation of the UK’s relationship with Europe is strong among chairmen of FTSE100 companies, with 81 per cent backing the idea, according to a new survey.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
BSKYB has invested nearly half a million dollars in a US startup called Jaunt, which is developing virtual reality devices that bring the cinema experience to the home.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
INSURER Hiscox boasted a strong start to 2014, despite a 31 per cent fall in profit for the first half of the year, a result of falling reinsurance rates and foreign exchange losses.
George Osborne with the budget box
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Analysts Panmure Gordon have warned that three big insurers face a “watershed moment” following a turbulent six months for the sector.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
ENERGY network operator National Grid yesterday announced it was on track for the next financial year af­ter making improvements to its busi­ness on both sides of the Atlantic.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
THE LATEST round of petrol price wars kicks off today, as three of the country’s largest supermarket chains lower the cost at the pumps.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
UK FOOD producer Cranswick yesterday said quarterly results were in line with management expect­ations after reporting a five per cent rise in revenues.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
THE FTSE 100 yesterday ended down after weak US housing data discouraged investors in America and Europe during a data-light European day.

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