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Wednesday 30 July 2014
BSkyB could find itself struggling to persuade Sky Deutschland’s investors to tender their shares as part of its £4.9bn Sky Europe takeover deal, according to the German broad­caster’s largest independent shareholder.
Trafalgar Square lion
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Wealth Management firm St James’s Place (SJP) saw its funds under management for the first half of 2014 soar to a record £47.6bn, up 19 per cent on £39.9bn in 2013.
Electra homepage
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Hyper activist investor Ed Bramson was rebuffed by UK-listed private equity outfit Electra yesterday after swooping to take control of the company.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
The last pair of terraced homes on Lothair Road in the shadow of Liverpool Football Club’s main stand at Anfield are about to Kop it.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
CLOTHING chain Next yesterday hiked its full-year profit forecasts for the second time in three months after another strong quarter, placing it further in the lead against rival Marks & Spencer.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Pizza seller Domino’s impressed its investors yesterday with a strong set of results fuelled by booming numbers of UK consumers ordering its wares online and from smartphones over the past six months.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
HUAWEI, the world’s third largest smartphone maker, saw its smartphone shipments in the first half of 2014 soar 62 per cent year-on-year, as it targeted the more expensive sector dominated by Samsung and Apple.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
A US judge has tentatively approved the $2bn (£1.2bn) sale of the LA Clippers basketball club, in a case which may force a radical re­assessment of the valuations placed on the UK’s leading football clubs.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Poundland yesterday named Darren Shapland as its new chairman after losing its current boss to the troubled supermarket Morrisons in the latest round of retail musical chairs.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
ENGINEERING giant GKN topped the FTSE 100 yesterday, after unveiling a six per cent rise in first-half profit and hiking its interim dividend by eight per cent.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
DRAX, the operator of Britain’s largest coal-fired power station, yesterday posted a 15 per cent drop in half-year earnings due to the increasing cost of carbon tax.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
VOLUNTARY insolvencies surged in the last three months, official figures showed yesterday. The increase pushed up overall insolvencies by five per cent on the year to 27,029.
diamond
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Petra Diamonds’ share price plunged over 10 per cent in early trading yesterday, after major investor Awal Bank dumped 43m shares on the market at 190p per share – a 12 per cent discount to the price at Monday’s close.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
House prices are rarely out of the headlines, particularly in the capital. After unpreced­ented increases and talk of a bubble, homeowners are becoming more circumspect.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Anthology
Wednesday 30 July 2014
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Wednesday 30 July 2014
THE FTSE 100 posted its first gain in three days yesterday, with upbeat earnings reports from GKN and Next lifting the mood. However, shares in BP bucked the trend, falling amid concerns on the fallout from new, tougher sanctions on Russia.
Wednesday 30 July 2014
US STOCKS yesterday ended a choppy trading session lower, as investors turned cautious after the EU and President Barack Obama announced a new round of sanctions against Russia for its role in Ukraine’s deadly civil war.
Twitter
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Twitter has reported a net loss of $145m (£86m) in its second-quarter earnings for the three months to June.   The social micro-blogging platform's loss was three times larger than for the equivalent period in 2013.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
The Ebola epidemic currently spreading across parts of west Africa is proving to be the most devastating in the disease's history.   
Centrica
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Iain Conn has been appointed chief executive of Centrica, the company that owns British Gas.   He will take up the position at start of next year, after current chief executive Sam Laidlaw retires from the board. 
Aldi store front
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Aldi and Lidl continue to win in the battle of the supermarkets as their market share surged and sales were up, leaving the big four- Tesco, Asda, Sinasbury's and Morrisons- trailing behind when it comes to growth.
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.

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