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Thursday 18 September 2014
Richemont’s billionaire founder Johann Rupert yesterday returned to the post of chairman at the luxury goods firm, whose Cartier and Montblanc watches are a favourite with stars like Usher (left).
Thursday 18 September 2014
RECYCLED packaging company DS Smith yesterday faced a shareholder revolt over its pay policies.
Thursday 18 September 2014
SMALL and mid-market specialist Cenkos recorded a 650 per cent boom in profits in the first half, thanks to its work on AA’s initial public offering, the broker said yesterday.
Thursday 18 September 2014
CONSTRUCTION firm Mace has been picked as the preferred building manager for the redevelopment of the BBC Television Centre in West London, development company Stanhope said yesterday.
Thursday 18 September 2014
PUNCH Taverns yesterday announced that noteholders as well as its shareholders had approved its £2.3bn debt restructuring proposals, subject to the consent of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank.
Thursday 18 September 2014
DAILY Mail and General Trust (DMGT) disappointed the market yesterday by announcing further delays and higher costs associated with the launch of its risk management software business, RMS(one).
Thursday 18 September 2014
THE BOARD of Sky Deutschland has advised its minority shareholders not to accept the takeover offer from BSkyB, claiming the bid “does not reflect the full potential and thus intrinsic value” of Sky Deutschland.
Thursday 18 September 2014
SONY cut its profit forecast for the sixth time on boss Kazuo Hirai’s watch yesterday after revealing a huge 180bn yen (£1bn) impairment charge on its struggling smartphone unit.
Thursday 18 September 2014
HOUSING completions in central London could reach 10,000 in 2015 for the first time in years thanks to a surge in construction activity, even as new housing starts and prices at the centre of the capital start to slow.
Thursday 18 September 2014
BROOKFIELD Property Partners yesterday put on the market to UK buyers flats in its 50-storey residential development on the fringe of the City.
Thursday 18 September 2014
INNOVATIVE COMPANY of the year City A.M.’s Innovative Company of the Year category salutes businesses that are frontrunners in their industry, from micro-chips to car service apps.
Thursday 18 September 2014
AEROSPACE and defence technology company Chemring saw its revenues fall in the third quarter, but maintained its financial outlook for the year, as governments reconsider military spending cuts as global insta­b­ility rises.
Thursday 18 September 2014
British satellite operator Inmarsat saw its shares jump as much as 2.2 per cent yesterday after it revealed a host of new customers.
Thursday 18 September 2014
MULTINATIONAL engineering firm Smiths Group saw its shares fall the most of all companies on the FTSE 100 yesterday, as it revealed its pre-tax profits had plummeted 11 per cent in the last year to £445m.
Thursday 18 September 2014
Budget airline Flybe announced yesterday it had cancelled most of a $1.3bn (£798m) jet order, choosing instead to lease propeller-powered planes as it continues its restruct­uring to target regional routes.
Thursday 18 September 2014
PRIVATE equity group 3i yesterday pushed on with a plan to shrink its portfolio by offloading a French healthcare chain to CVC Capital Partners.
Apple’s new iPhone 6
Thursday 18 September 2014
Imagination Technologies saw its shares jump as much as nine per cent yesterday after the graphics chip maker – whose products are used in Apple’s new iPhone 6 – said it was encouraged by levels of licencing activity since May.
Thursday 18 September 2014
The boadroom showdown at Electra Private Equity turned up a notch yesterday as activist shareholder Edward Bramson enticed shareholders by pledging to double the share price.
Thursday 18 September 2014
Revenues slumped at IG Group over the three months to August as low volatility left little room for its trading clients to act, the firm said yesterday.
Thursday 18 September 2014
CAR SALES across Europe have continued to rise for a record twelfth consecutive month, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
Thursday 18 September 2014
BANKS are offering increasing numbers of mortgage products to compete for new customers as the market finally gets back to operating at normal levels, figures from the Mortgage Advice Bureau showed today.
Thursday 18 September 2014
CHINA’S central bank is believed to have injected more liquidity into the country’s banks yesterday in an effort to support lending.
Thursday 18 September 2014
DWF The law firm has announced the appointment of two partners to its London real estate team. Chris Seel and Nicola Giddens (pictured) join from Stephenson Harwood, where they were partner and senior associate respectively.
Thursday 18 September 2014
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Thursday 18 September 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index yesterday slipped and under­performed gains on rival European bourses, as the un­certainty raised by Scotland’s vote on independence pegged back the UK stock market.
Thursday 18 September 2014
US STOCKS edged higher in volatile trading yesterday after the US Federal Reserve renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” and repeated concerns over slack in the labour market, standing firm against calls to o
Jack Ma
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Jack Ma left capital-based investors disappointed by failing to turn up for the London leg of Alibaba’s international roadshow this afternoon.  
Alex Salmond
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The polls have it too close to call ahead of a historic vote, but the Yes campaign for the Scottish independence referendum has been the undisputed winner in the social media PR battle.  
Federal Reserve
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The dollar has risen to new highs for the year against the euro and the yen in late afternoon trading, despite the Fed's announcement today that it would keep interest rates at near-zero levels in 2015.  
Janet Yellen
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The Federal Reserve has stuck to its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time" after its asset purchase program ends next month.  
Apple
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Apple, apparently not content with two new iPhones, its first smart watch, and trolling iTunes users with a U2 album, could be set to unveil two new iPads next month.  
Yes campaign (as imagined by Next)
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Taiwanese agency Next Media Animation – famous for its snarky take on such global issues as Tiger Woods' infidelity and the Royal Wedding - has created another animation.   
Peter Thiel
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Has the co-founder of Paypal just effectively accused Twitter's workforce of being high on the job?  
Phones 4u store
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Dixons Carphone announced today it has agreed to take on the 800 staff employed at the 160 Phones 4u concessions in its stores.
Singapore Airlines
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Looking to make the flight from business to first class and wondering what is the best airline to travel in style?   
Twitter
Wednesday 17 September 2014
With polls suggesting the Scottish independence referendum is still too close to call, we are looking to social media to see if it can tell us how voters are leaning and what is getting people talking.   
Mariano Rajoy
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The effects of a “Yes” vote would spread far beyond our shores – to the whole of the EU, according to Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy.   
UK map
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The UK unemployment rate came in at 6.2 per cent today, but how well are different regions doing?
iPhone 6 and Apple Watch
Wednesday 17 September 2014
So the iPhone 6 finally launches in the UK in a couple of days, and the world's reviewers have just got their grubby paws on review units.
Scottish referendum
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The moment most of the UK has been waiting for (without actually being able to take part in) is almost upon us - the Scottish independence referendum will take place tomorrow.   
Elon Musk spacecraft
Wednesday 17 September 2014
It’s a good day for PayPal founder Elon Musk; his SpaceX corporation has been selected by Nasa as one of the two firms to design crew capsules for transporting astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
Scottish flag with Union Jack
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The possibility of Scottish independence has lowered confidence in the nation's economy among people living north of the border, new data suggests.   
Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Sony has issued a profits warning this morning, after being hit by a 180bn yen (£1bn) impairment charge for its mobile phone division.   
European central bank
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Finally, a bit of relief for eurozone watchers: figures published this morning show inflation in the 18-country bloc stayed at 0.4 per cent in August, rather than falling to 0.3 per cent as originally feared.
Money
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The gap between wages and consumer price inflation is still stubbornly wide, official figures published this morning showed.
GSK
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The news GSK’s Ebola vaccine is to be trialled on humans failed to lift the company on the stock market this morning, with its share price falling 0.21 per cent to 1,438 pence.  
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The UK's headline unemployment rate fell to 6.2 per cent in the three months to the end of July - its lowest level since 2008.
Bank of England
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Bank of England policymakers voted to hold interest rates at a record low of 0.5 per cent again in September, despite two members of the monetary policy committee arguing to raise rates for the second month in a row.
polls
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Three new polls have put the No campaign's lead at four percentage points, after a big day on the campaign trail yesterday.

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