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Friday 25 July 2014
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Friday 25 July 2014
THE FTSE yesterday rose, as gains at media company Reed Elsevier helped offset a slump in home improvements ret­ailer King­fisher. Britain’s main index closed up 0.3 per cent, or 23.31 points, at 6,821.46.
Friday 25 July 2014
WALL Street yesterday ended a quiet session as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record high.
Jeff Bezos behind Amzon logo
Thursday 24 July 2014
More of the same from Amazon, as it continues its tradition of favouring growth over profits.
Starbucks logo
Thursday 24 July 2014
Global coffee giant Starbucks topped Wall Street expectations once again.
Facebook logo
Thursday 24 July 2014
It wasn't that long ago that Facebook's stock was on a downward spiral, as investors questioned the social network's ability to make money with an increasing number of people logged in via their mobile devices.
Blanchard IMF
Thursday 24 July 2014
Ahead of gross domestic product (GDP) second quarter estimates on Friday, which are expected to show that the British economy has surpassed its 2008 peak, the UK has received another boost in the form of an IMF forecast upgrade. 
Nokia 920
Thursday 24 July 2014
Nokia has surprised the market by posting better than expected second quarter results, just days after announcing half of its staff would lose their jobs.
General Motors
Thursday 24 July 2014
Detroit-based General Motors (GM) has announced that it is making six more recalls involving 717,949 vehicles. This means that it has now recalled almost 29m vehicles this year.  
IMF
Thursday 24 July 2014
The International Monetary fund has slashed its global growth forecast to 3.4 per cent, down 0.3 per cent on its April estimates, following weak economic data from the United States and emerging economies. 
Air Algerie sign
Thursday 24 July 2014
Air Algiers has confirmed that flight AH5017 which vanished earlier today has crashed in Mali. The flight was carrying 110 passengers on board, 51 of them French nationals, and six crew.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Lawyers for confectioner Mars have warned that plain packaging for tobacco could have a major impact on other products to the detriment of consumers, according betterRetailing.
Robots
Thursday 24 July 2014
Baxter was originally designed as an industrial robot for working alongside humans on factory floors, excelling at fast, repetitive manufacturing tasks.   
Chikungunya in El Salvador
Thursday 24 July 2014
An epidemic of Chikungunya disease has been sweeping across much of the Caribbean and Central America.   
Selfie of Ellen and others at Oscars
Thursday 24 July 2014
Sony is planning to spend an additional £200m to increase production of the technology found in cameras and used for taking selfies.
Banco Espirito Santo
Thursday 24 July 2014
The ex-boss of troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo has been arrested on charges of money laundering and tax evasion.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Uber has at last re-launched its Windows Phone app after it was pulled last year. In 2013, the official Uber app was withdrawn from the Windows Phone Store after customers realised the app simply offered access to Uber's mobile site.
Royal Mail
Thursday 24 July 2014
Royal Mail's message to posties at today's AGM? Off your bikes!
GlaxoSmithKline
Thursday 24 July 2014
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has developed the world's first anti-malaria vaccine, designed for use on children in Africa.  
Thursday 24 July 2014
The Labour party is considering extending the levy on horseracing profits to all sports, as well as bets placed online.
Man fixing engine
Thursday 24 July 2014
Car parts business Unipart Automotive has gone into administration with the loss of more than a 1,000 jobs as a rescue bid from turnaround specialists R Capital,
Thursday 24 July 2014
Algeria has lost contact with Air Algerie aircraft according to reports from state APS news agency.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Energy regulator Ofgem has announced it has secured an additional £3.3m from SSE and UKPN following its investigation into the companies' performance during the dramatic storms seen last Christmas.
Chinese premier Li Keqiang
Thursday 24 July 2014
Manufacturing data for China is looking rosy as factory activity shot up at the fastest pace in 18 months.
Steve Case
Thursday 24 July 2014
It pays to have a wide face, but only when you're going it alone, according to research by scientists at the University of California, Riverside.  
Petrol pump
Thursday 24 July 2014
Headline retail sales growth in June was markedly softer than expected, according to official estimates released today.
European Central Bank
Thursday 24 July 2014
The European Central Bank (ECB) has had its website hacked, with sensitive personal information including email addresses and contact data stolen.
Daily Mail
Thursday 24 July 2014
Revenue at Daily Mail owner DMGT is up two per cent for the three months to the end of June on the same period last year in line with expectations despite a lower return from the IPO of Zoopla in June.
EasyJet planes
Thursday 24 July 2014
EasyJet's share price has dropped this morning after the budget airline forecast lower than expected pre-tax profits for its financial year.
B&Q
Thursday 24 July 2014
Shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher have fallen by more than 7.3 per cent in early trading, after the company reported falling like-for-like sales and the acquisition of French DIY brand Mr Bricolage.
Unilever
Thursday 24 July 2014
Challenging markets in the first half of the year have seen Unilever sales growth come in soft, despite launching a number of recent product launches.
Flight boards at airport
Thursday 24 July 2014
Flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv have been allowed to resume by US air regulators lifting a ban on air travel to the country it opposed on Tuesday.
Thursday 24 July 2014
More than a quarter of a million Londoners are dollar millionaires, even when you exclude the value of their homes – making the capital the third most popular city in the world for high earners.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Scotland put on a high-energy Commonwealth Games opening ceremony featuring a bevy of celebrities, including Billy Connolly and Rod Stewart, before the Queen and a TV audience of hundreds of millions.  
Thursday 24 July 2014
City economists clashed with Mark Carney yesterday, challenging the Bank of England governor’s insistence that “clear guidance” is being provided on when interest rates will finally begin to rise.
David Cameron
Thursday 24 July 2014
David Cameron has vowed to double check the UK’s arms deals with Russia, as pressure increases on the government to end all contracts with President Putin in the wake of the MH17 disaster.
Thursday 24 July 2014
BSKYB is expected to announce a multi-billion pound deal tomorrow to take over its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a new pay-TV empire in Europe.
Nicola Horlick
Thursday 24 July 2014
Nicola Horlick, one of the best known figures in the City, says she is on track to raise an extra £450,000 to grow her new fund management business despite robust questioning about the venture.
Thursday 24 July 2014
FACEBOOK’S second quarter earnings exceeded expectations yesterday, with revenues up a whopping 60.5 per cent on a year ago to $2.91bn (£1.71bn).
Thursday 24 July 2014
STANDARD Chartered Bank, which recently produced its worst results in more than 12 years, said last night it stood behind its beleaguered chairman and chief executive.
Thursday 24 July 2014
AMERICAN drinks and snacks giant PepsiCo yesterday raised its full-year profit forecast as it reported better-than-expected second-quarter results on higher sales and lower costs.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Profits at Boeing soared by a huge 52 per cent in its second quarter, as the American aerospace and defence giant gained from higher commercial aircraft deliveries.
Thursday 24 July 2014
FORMULA One co-owner CVC Capital Partners has laid plans for a specialist buyout fund to snap up start-up tech businesses.
Thursday 24 July 2014
METRO Bank should be profitable within the next year, chief executive Craig Donaldson said yesterday, as the bank unveiled its latest set of losses.
Thursday 24 July 2014
EVERYONE hates big banks, right? Wrong. Britons love to complain about their banks, but if you look at actions instead of words, very few of them have done anything about it.
Banco Espirito Santo
Thursday 24 July 2014
Banco Espirito Santo’s share price rose by 14.35 per cent yesterday, following announcements that two major US financial institutions had picked up shares in the crisis-hit bank.
Thursday 24 July 2014
GLAXOSMITHKLINE (GSK) cut its full-year outlook yesterday after posting a 13 per cent decline in second-quarter sales, as it struggled to maintain its position in the significant lung drug market.
Thursday 24 July 2014
IT IS illegal for companies to use women-only shortlists to fill boardroom positions, according to new guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Thursday 24 July 2014
ROYAL Mail will face its shareholders today, in what is widely expected to be a showdown over pay and bonuses of the company’s top executives.
Ryanair planes
Thursday 24 July 2014
Ryanair faces having to repay €9.6m (£7.6m) in French state aid, after the European Commission found the airline had gained “an undue advantage” thanks to the money.

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