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The Alfama neighborhood of Lisbon
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Telecoms giant Vodafone has agreed a 25-year deal between its Portuguese subsidiary and Portugal Telecom to deploy and share fibre networks to 900,000 Portuguese homes.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
WEALTH manager Julius Baer yesterday said it would acquire the private banking assets of Israeli lender Bank Leumi as it unveiled a strong set of half-year results.
Frankfurt financial district
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Business software and services group Sage yesterday announced a deal to acquire German payroll firm Exact Software Deutschland for €16.25m (£12.87m).
Tuesday 22 July 2014
LONG-AWAITED rules on hedge fund and private equity fund sales finally come into force today – despite scores of managers not being ready for the deadline.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
THE FAST expansion of Uber, the mobile app for hailing private hire cars, hit a roadblock yesterday as Seoul’s city council said it would ban the service.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
RUSSIAN steelmaker Severstal yesterday said it has agreed to sell two US steel plants for $2.325bn (£1.36bn), as it looks to return cash to shareholders and focus on its domestic market.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
INVESTORS in Salamander Energy were left disappointed yesterday after the Aim-listed oil explorer took itself off the block.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
ANGLO American yesterday confirmed its plans to sell off some of its South African platinum mines, after a five-month strike that slashed production by 40 per cent.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Tullow Oil, the fourth-largest London-listed energy explorer, yesterday said it will plug and abandon a well in the Norwegian North Sea, after failing to strike oil. Tullow operates the well and owns a 60 per cent stake.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index fell yesterday, with tobacco stocks hit by a multi-billion-dollar fine against RJ Reynolds in the United States and retailers slipping after a profit warning from Tesco.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
US stocks slipped yesterday as investors remained cautious about instability in Ukraine and Gaza, though the three major indexes ended well off their lows, a sign that some appetite for riskier assets remained.
MH17 tribute
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Pro-Russian militants have handed over the two black boxes from the downed MH17 aircraft to Malaysian officials. 
Netflix
Monday 21 July 2014
Netflix's international expansion appears to be paying off - certainly in terms of subscriber growth. 
Twitter logo
Monday 21 July 2014
Twitter looks like it is preparing a serious bid to take on Facebook-owned WhatsApp in the battle of the messaging apps. 
train carrying remains of MH17 victims
Monday 21 July 2014
A train carrying the bodies from the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight left the crash site on Monday evening and will be handed over to the Dutch authorities, according to the Malaysian Prime Minister.
forex
Monday 21 July 2014
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened a full-blown criminal investigation into alleged price rigging in the UK's £3tn-a-day foreign exchange (forex) market, the regulator confirmed today.
Alien
Monday 21 July 2014
There's one thing we definitely have in common with aliens, if they exist, and that's a need to be near the sea.   
Germany
Monday 21 July 2014
Europe's economic motor is spluttering. 
Sunspots
Monday 21 July 2014
A spotty sun is what scientists would expect at this point in the 11-year solar cycle, but surprisingly that is not what they are seeing.   
job centre
Monday 21 July 2014
The UK's job centres are failing to help people into long term employment, with just over a third of people finding sustained work through them, according to a report by an influential centre-right think tank. 
Monday 21 July 2014
The latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the German economy was just released, and as you might expect, it’s a fairly glowing report.  
Iran nucler programme
Monday 21 July 2014
Iran has converted its most enriched uranium to less harmful forms such as fuel, according to the UN nuclear agency.  
BBC headquarters London
Monday 21 July 2014
Evan Davis, one of the most well-known voices of Radio 4’s Today programme, will replace Jeremy Paxman as the main host of BBC Newsnight after the famously forthright presenter maid his stage exit last month after 25 years.
MH17 debris in field surrounded by media
Monday 21 July 2014
An international news channel is being launched in Ukraine to challenge the allegedly pro-Putin narrative of Russian state broadcasters as the two countries continue to place blame on each other for the downing of flight MH17.
Row of houses in the UK
Monday 21 July 2014
House prices across the UK have fallen for the first time this year, according to the Rightmove House Price Index.  
Deck chairs in sun
Monday 21 July 2014
Welcome news on a Monday morning: Mexican businessman and billionaire Carlos Slim suggests we should all be working a three-day week and spend the rest of our time with our feet up.
David Cmeron, Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel
Monday 21 July 2014
On Tuesday, EU leaders will meet in person to discuss possible sanctions on Russia following the crash of flight MH17 into rebel-held territory in the east of Ukraine.   
Dave Lewis
Monday 21 July 2014
Investors have been reassured by the appointment of Dave Lewis as Tesco's new top dog.
Tesco delivery van
Monday 21 July 2014
Shares in Tesco rallied almost two per cent this morning on the news that boss Philip Clarke is standing down, despite the retailer sayi
Vodafone
Monday 21 July 2014
Telecoms giant Vodafone has announced a 25-year deal between its Portuguese subsidiary and Portugal Telecom
Sky
Monday 21 July 2014
Broadcasting company Sky has splashed out, acquiring a 70 per cent stake in independent production company
Philip Clarke
Monday 21 July 2014
Tesco boss Philip Clarke has said he is relieved to be leaving the struggling supermarket as the retailer issued a profit warning.
Monday 21 July 2014
Western governments yesterday warned that a more severe round of sanctions could be imposed against the Russian government, with heads of state increasingly blaming Moscow for supplying the missile which brought down a Malaysian airlines jet last
Monday 21 July 2014
TAXPAYERS in London and a surrounding group of so-called banker belt towns are coughing up £52bn a year in income tax, with workers’ contributions coming in at double the UK average.
Monday 21 July 2014
TROUBLED Banco Espirito Santo is set to ring fence retail investors who bought short term debt from its main holding company after it filed for creditor protection last week.
Monday 21 July 2014
UK INVESTMENT will surge ahead this year, according to a bullish forecast released by economists today, adding to a record number of projects in the UK by international firms.
Monday 21 July 2014
The Engine Group, owner of PR firm MHP Communications and ad agency WCRS, is set to announce a major investment by Lake Capital by the end of the week.
Lamborghini Huracan
Monday 21 July 2014
Pensioners tempted to splash all of their cash in one go on a new Lamborghini are being warned they would face a tax bill of £63,000, ahead of today’s confirmation from the government that it will push ahead with the biggest shake-up of the pensi
Monday 21 July 2014
BRITAIN’S biggest media group Reed Elsevier will today announce the sale of a 51 per cent stake in Reed Construction Data, its North American construction information business, to US private equity fund Warburg Pincus.
Monday 21 July 2014
Confidence in the UK’s recovery is accelerating at the fastest pace in the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, spreading from the parts of the country that growth reached earlier.   
Monday 21 July 2014
UK DIVIDENDS increased at their slowest rate for three years last quarter, pulled down by the strength of sterling, a report out today says.
money
Monday 21 July 2014
UK disposable incomes have risen by just £1 per week in the last year, according to gloomy figures released by Asda this morning.
Monday 21 July 2014
BARCLAYS may be forced to ask the US authorities for more time to look into allegations it misled investors using its dark pool trading platform, City A.M. understands.
Monday 21 July 2014
FOREIGN exchange traders are facing a criminal probe as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is set to open an investigation into the market, it emerged yesterday.
Monday 21 July 2014
FORD plans to launch Transit vans in the USA next year, to replace the Econoline van series sold in the US since 1961.
Rupert Murdoch
Monday 21 July 2014
BSkyB is reportedly finalising plans to take over its sister companies in Italy and Germany in a deal that could be sealed in coming weeks.
Nigel Bramwell
Monday 21 July 2014
London-based low cost data roaming service Voiamo has agreed a pan-European deal with Europe’s largest consumer electronics chain, Media Markt.

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