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Wednesday 26 November 2014
BUILDING society Nationwide reported a fall in new mortgage lending as the big banks have become increasingly competitive.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Agents’ Mutual doesn’t faze the property portal boss
Wednesday 26 November 2014
A MAJOR UK mortgage provider has said it expected house prices to moderate next year.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
MORTGAGE approvals for house purchases declined for a fourth consecutive month as the market showed signs of slowing.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
George Osborne is expected to tweak the seven day current account switching scheme to iron out some of the wrinkles in the system, in his Autumn Statement next week.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
THE CREDIT card market is the latest sector to face an investigation, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said yesterday. It is investigating concerns over competition, transparency of charging, and loan affordability.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
EUROPE’S planned trade deal with the US could help to open the way for more deals with the developing world, the Confederation of British Industry said yesterday.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
IN A Decisive move from new Santander group chair Ana Botin, chief finance officer Jose Antonio Alvarez (pictured) will take over as the boss of Santander from 1 January, replacing Javier Marin.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
NO AMOUNT of DIY could help fix Kingfisher’s sales performance in the third quarter as France’s weak consumer economy continued to weigh on Europe’s largest home improvement retailer.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
SPANISH travel company eDreams Odigeo said revenues rose three per cent in the second quarter of the year, thanks to strong growth in overseas markets outside of Europe.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
SHARES in JD Sports surged 3.7 per cent yesterday after the group said it had sold its loss-making fashion business Bank to focus on its other sportswear brands.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
SIR PHILIP Green shrugged off Arcadia’s decline in full-year profits yesterday, insisting his retail empire was adapting to the “fast-changing” demands of the retail industry.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
John Lewis said yesterday it was gearing up for this weekend’s shop­ping frenzy that begins with Black Friday, as sales growth slowed over the past week.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Commuters will now be able to pick up everything from laptops and televisions to furniture as they hop on the Tube after Argos launched its first Underground store yesterday.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
EUROPEAN officials need to boost their stimulus efforts to revive the Eurozone economy, an economic in­ter­national organisation has said.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
BRITAIN’S economic recovery is taking more workers out of under­employment in the latest sign that employees are bene­fiting from the rebound, official data showed yesterday.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
A GROUP of insurance experts have launched a guide to the sharing economy for people who want to make money from assets such as their home or car.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
PROXY Ventures, a self-funded micro-fund that invests in technology companies at a seed stage, has launched in the UK.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Banknote printer De La Rue saw its profits plunge by 36 per cent in the six months to 27 September, falling from £28.4m to £18.1m.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Gas company Third Energy has applied for planning permission to begin fracking in North Yorkshire. The firm, a startup backed by Barclays, first drilled the KM8 well at its Kirby Misperton in 2013.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Star Wars, the Avengers and Antman all helped to lift Pinewood Shepperton’s revenues to £38.5m during the first half of the year to 30 September.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
UK PUB and restaurant operator Mitch­ells & Butlers posted promising results yesterday, despite recording a 13 per cent loss in profits for the financial year ended 27 September.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Owners of The City Pub Company – Clive Watson, David Bruce and John Roberts – are looking to raise £100m to purchase 50 pubs in England’s major cities, it emerged yesterday.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
TAX CUTS could be having a positive effect on the public purse, a new survey has shown.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Leader of the Lib Dem London Assembly Group, Caroline Pidgeon, plans to confront Transport for London (TfL) over closures at key Tube stations during significant events, after the women’s football in­tern­ational at Wembley on Sunday.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Water company Severn Trent is preparing to cut 500 jobs after reporting a 27.7 per cent reduction in profit before tax during the six months to 30 September 2014, dropping from £191m to £138m.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
ONLINE trading company IG Group will break its own quarterly revenue record when it reports its second quarter results today, the group announced yesterday in a pre-close trading update.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
OF ALL the auction houses… Bonham’s New York on Monday night put film mem­orabilia under the hammer, including a piano from the 1942 classic Casablanca, which fetched $3.4m (£2.2m).
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Standard Chartered
Wednesday 26 November 2014
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Wednesday 26 November 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index yesterday steadied near a twomonth high, as stronger banking stocks were offset by a fall in mining companies as metals prices weakened.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
US STOCKS ended little changed yesterday as the country’s economy grew more than expected last quarter, but soft readings on consumer confidence and house prices kept major indexes in a tight range.
London
Tuesday 25 November 2014
London is the third-best city in the world to be a student, according to research by QS. The same research reveals the capital to be the best university city for employer activity. 
chicken
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Tim Smith, the Tesco technical director and former head of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), lobbied the government over a report into the food poisoning contamination rates for chicken in supermarkets,
Facebook
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Facebook has responded to accusations it hosted conversations planning the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. Although the sit
Pope Francis
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Pope Francis has castigated the EU, saying that the bloc has grown weary and is failing many of its poorest residents. He also called the European project elderly and haggard and criticised the treatment of migrants.
Tim Cook in front of the Apple logo
Tuesday 25 November 2014
As markets opened in New York this morning, shares in gadget giant Apple rose one per cent, causing its valuation to crash past the $700bn (£447bn) mark.
Pfizer and AstraZeneca
Tuesday 25 November 2014
From tomorrow, Pfizer will once more be able to make a take-over bid for AstraZeneca, after a “final rejection” in May meant it could not approach the UK pharmaceutical firm for six months.   
Rachel Johnson and David Cameron
Tuesday 25 November 2014
The past week have been something of a dream for Twitter gaffes.
Ferguson
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Protesters are planning to descend on the US embassy in London's Grosvenor Square, Mayfair tomorrow night, to demonstrate the decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for killing Michael Brown.   
MasterCard
Tuesday 25 November 2014
After a succesful outing two weeks ago, MasterCard is bringing its Fare Free Friday back for another day.   
Gay couple
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Homosexuality has always been a stumbling block for evolutionary biologists promoting Darwin's theory of events.  
Eurozone
Tuesday 25 November 2014
A stagnant Eurozone, troubled Japan and divergent global monetary policy could hamper global growth over the next two years, according to the OECD.
Double Donut Burger
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Fast food chains in the US including KFC, The Cheesecake Factory and Subway will have to start publishing the calorific content of their food from next year as part of a nationwide attempt to curb the country's obesity epidemic. 
Tuesday 25 November 2014
The US economy grew more than expected over the last three months, data released by the US Commerce Department has shown.
Mistral warship
Tuesday 25 November 2014
After much agonising by French president Francois Hollande, the decision's been made. The country has put off delivery of the first of two warships to Russia "until further notice".
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Scotland's first pro-independence daily is going double its print-run after selling all 60,000 copies on its launch day.
Bank
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Shares in JD Sports Fashion jumped more than 4.3 per cent this afternoon, as the retailer confirmed it had sold its struggling fashion arm Bank.   
Lab
Tuesday 25 November 2014
From the discovery of penicillin to the invention of the computer, science has been fundamental to the survival and progression of humankind over the last few centuries.   
Ana Botin
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Banco Santander’s new executive chairman Ana Botin has wasted no time in restructuring the bank, replacing its chief executive within her first two months in the role.  

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