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Wednesday 29 October 2014
Business groups have slammed politicians for failing to take action on energy supply shortages, despite 15 years of warning signs.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Penny stock Fitbug continued its meteoric rise yesterday as shares jumped a further 60 per cent to 6.22p, leaving the wearable fitness tracker-maker perplexed as to the reason why.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
THE GOVERNMENT needs to slash spending by a quarter if it is to meet its debt target due to the UK’s ageing population, a new report argues.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
INVESTORS fled emerging markets-focused bank Standard Chartered yesterday after it reported a sharp fall in profits for the third quarter.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
The Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservative party of deliberately scuppering their own European referendum bill, a key issue for David Cameron in his battle against Ukip.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
THE COUNTRY that brought you noir TV detective shows such as Wallander and – with Denmark – The Bridge, yesterday delivered some bleak news for savers.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Facebook has posted impressive third-quarter results with growth in both revenue and users.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Lloyds yesterday revealed a new three-year plan to cut 9,000 jobs and close 150 branches, as part of its longer strategy to adapt to the increasingly digital banking market.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
INTEREST rates should stay low for the forseeable future, the Bank of England’s deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe said last night.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
ROYAL Bank of Canada pulled out of and forfeited fees in the Alibaba initial public offering (IPO), after an employee commented on the deal during the quiet period before the world’s largest IPO, it said yesterday.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
London house prices fell steeply in September, following a year of exceptional gains across each of the capital’s boroughs.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Battersea Power Station has secured one of the biggest UK real estate finance deals in recent memory, after a £1.35bn fund was agreed yesterday.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
UK firms’ expectations of economic growth have seen a decline with weak global growth and low productivity hitting sentiment.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
SALES in emerging markets and growing demand for its cancer drugs led US pharmaceutical titan Pfizer to report stronger-than-expected quarterly results yesterday.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
UK OIL company BP yesterday reported a loss of $335m (£207m) during the third quarter of 2014, down from a $1bn profit in the same period of last year.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
CHEMICAL maker Synthomer saw its share price tumble by almost six per cent yesterday, after issuing a £6.5m profit warning.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Budget airline Ryanair is facing an €8.3m (£6.55m) fine in France after a court ruled the carrier had breached its labour laws.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Insurance outsourcer Quindell announced that its independent non-executive vice-chairman Tony Bowers passed away yesterday afternoon.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Lloyds is chopping 150 branches over the next three years, so it seems an odd time to claim the bank in fact values the traditional high street sites more than the other lenders.  
Wednesday 29 October 2014
INVESTMENT incomes crashed at Italian lender Mediobanca, its first quarter results showed yesterday.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
SHARES in Chinese e-retail giant Alibaba climbed above $100 during trading yesterday after exec chairman Jack Ma said he was open to working with Apple on mobile payments.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Swiss bank UBS’s strategic reshuffle to focus more on wealth management and less on investment banking is paying dividends, the group said yesterday, as third quarter profits climbed 32 per cent on the year.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
NOMURA’S shares shot up yesterday as investors welcomed healthy growth in the Japanese banking group’s profits.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Israel's Matomy Media Group, of which French ad giant Publicis took a 20 per cent stake in earlier this month, will buy Austrian mobile-advertising specialist MobFox for $17.6m (£10.9m) in a move to boost its mobile offering.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
RED TAPE could be tweaked to allow more finance startups to grow, and to accommodate more innovations from established firms, top regulator Martin Wheatley said yesterday.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
STIFF competition saw group sales at Paris-based drug manufacturer Sanofi rise at a lower than expected 5.1 per cent during the last quarter.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis saw its results top expectations yesterday as strong sales of new drugs pushed up group revenues four per cent to $14.7bn (£9.09bn) in the third quarter.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
DIAGNOSTICS firm Epistem Holdings announced yesterday that a trial of its drug for tuberculosis, Genedrive, was successfully completed in India.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Oil firm BG Group has reported a 26 per cent decline in operating profit for the third quarter of 2014, going from $1.8bn (£1.1bn) to $1.3bn.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
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Wednesday 29 October 2014
US WHITE goods manufacturer Whirlpool yesterday posted a smaller-than-expected increase in earnings and revenue in its third quarter as growth in the North American market was overshadowed by weakness elsewhere.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Marriott International, operator of the Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotel chains, yesterday reported a 20 per cent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher room rates and occupancy in North America.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Cinema giant AMC posted disappointing third-quarter results last night, following a slow summer for the film and entertainment industry in America.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
AMERICAN consumer confidence shot up to a seven-year high this month, according to an industry survey published yesterday.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
ITALIAN business confidence took an unexpected upturn in October, with all surveyed sectors expressing renewed optimism.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Green technology firm Teg Group yesterday requested suspension of its shares from trading on Aim as the company sought to clarify its financial position.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Independent cost management firm Utilitywise almost doubled its revenue in the 2014 financial year, with a 93 per cent jump from £25.3m to £48.6m.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Shoppers shunning chunky knitwear sparked a sales decline at Coats’ clothing division last quarter, leaving group sales growth at zero per cent.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Littlewoods owner Shop Direct yesterday said booming online sales on mobile phones helped to double profits at the business last year.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
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Wednesday 29 October 2014
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Wednesday 29 October 2014
BRITAIN’S top equity index yesterday rebounded, helped by stronger mining stocks which offset a fall in banking shares such as Standard Chartered and Lloyds.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
US SHARES rose more than one per cent yesterday, with the S&P 500 ending above its 50-day moving average for the first time in almost a month as strong earnings eased concerns about the outlook for corporate America.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
It's almost two years since the US state of Colorado voted to legalise the recreational use of marijuana.
Facebook
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Facebook has posted impressive third quarter results with growth in both revenue and users.
Galaxy
Tuesday 28 October 2014
When it comes to the number of scientific publications produced each year in the field of space technology, the US comes in first place, followed by China.  
Mozfest attendees
Tuesday 28 October 2014
As a leader in the tech for good space, London is home to some of the world’s most exciting initiatives, which are using technology to impact social, economic and educational change.
Man checking mobile phone
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Even the most experienced worker knows the office can be a minefield of potential social faux pas - from that moment you realise that bitchy email went to your boss by mistake, to who's up next for the tea round.
Commuter train
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Ever wondered why as soon as you step onto a crowded commuter train, there is an unspoken rule that you must not speak to the people around you?
Tuesday 28 October 2014
A former chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been appointed to the advisory board of the two major Bitcoin companies.

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