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Monday 14 April 2014
LONDON house prices are set to rise 54 per cent over the next six years, leaving the rest of the UK’s property market even further behind, new research claims.
Monday 14 April 2014
EVERY region in the UK is growing strongly, with London the driving force, an influential survey published by Lloyds shows today.
Monday 14 April 2014
ON the face of it at least, all is going swimmingly well for the British economy.
Monday 14 April 2014
BRITAIN is cutting income taxes faster than almost any other advanced nation, figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) showed over the weekend.
Monday 14 April 2014
CENTRAL banks are gaining so many new powers that it is time to consider ending their independence from government control, International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde indicated yesterday.
Monday 14 April 2014
FINANCIAL TIMES
Monday 14 April 2014
THE TAXMAN suspects Britain’s biggest companies of underpaying taxes to the tune of £18.8bn in the last year, though this figure is down 12 per cent on the previous year in a sign that firms are being less aggressive with their financial planning.
Monday 14 April 2014
PAY WILL finally rise faster than inflation this year, at last ending the long squeeze on British incomes, an influential group of economists has predicted today.
Monday 14 April 2014
GLENCORE Xstrata yesterday confirmed the long-awaited sale of its Peruvian copper mine Las Bambas to a consortium for $6.25bn (£3.73bn), as demanded by the Chinese antitrust regulator last year in return for merger approval.
Monday 14 April 2014
THE European Central Bank will ease monetary policy further if the euro keeps strengthening, President Mario Draghi said over the weekend as world finance chiefs ramped up pressure on Europe to ward off deflation.
Monday 14 April 2014
THE OWNER of high street fashion chain Uniqlo is leading a pack of suitors hoping to take control of UK homeware company Cath Kidston.
Monday 14 April 2014
IT’S a welcome reminder of Britain’s world-class commercial creativity. Two firms whose brands we might think of only as local icons, House of Fraser and Cath Kidston, are attracting fierce interest from Asian buyers.
Monday 14 April 2014
THE NUMBER of City workers looking for a new job has almost doubled since last year, rocketing 92 per cent, new figures show today.
Monday 14 April 2014
THE CO-OPERATIVE Group is set to follow its bank into multi-billion pound losses when it reports its finances later this week.
Monday 14 April 2014
THE value of art exported from the UK has risen to £10.5bn, its highest level in five years, as wealthy buyers increasingly choose to invest.
Monday 14 April 2014
THOSE APPROACHING retirement could face an advice “black hole” according to a new report by PwC.
Monday 14 April 2014
THE PENDULUM of power in the new issues market could swing back to institutional investors this summer after a spate of companies floated so far this year sank underwater.
Monday 14 April 2014
TECH stocks could be in for another hammering this week as nearly a tenth of the companies in the S&P 500 prepare to report what is expected to be the weakest quarter of profit growth since 2009.
Monday 14 April 2014
BRITAIN’S official statistics do not properly measure investment in the services sector, TheCityUK and former-Bank of England policymaker Andrew Sentance warn in a report out today.
Monday 14 April 2014
FOLLOWING its move into the living room last week with the Fire TV, Amazon is reportedly going to launch a smartphone later this year capable of displaying 3D images, similar to a hologram, on its screen.
Monday 14 April 2014
RETAILERS are losing out on £5.4bn of sales because of bad service in shops and not catering to the needs of ever more demanding consumers, according to a new report by Australian shopping centre giant Westfield.
Monday 14 April 2014
HEINEKEN is considering plans to sell around 100 of its UK pubs, up to 10 per cent of its British pub estate.
Monday 14 April 2014
THE NUMBER of travel companies and tour operators closing down has soared over the past year due to more Britons buying holidays online, figures released today show.
Monday 14 April 2014
CINEMA giant Odeon saw profits plummet last year as a lack of blockbuster movies and the weak Spanish economy left seats empty at the cinema chain.
Monday 14 April 2014
CONSUMER spending at bargain and upmarket stores has grown sharply over the last year, according to new figures released yesterday, as shoppers buy from polar ends of the market.
Monday 14 April 2014
WESTMINSTER Council has kept its title as the biggest parking fine issuer in the country, handing out penalties worth more than £24m to motorists last year, according to figures out today.
Monday 14 April 2014
ADS GROUP, which represents the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries, yesterday became the latest organisation to speak out against Scottish independence.
Monday 14 April 2014
JOHN Lewis yesterday announced a 12-strong panel of experts, including entrepreneur Luke Johnson, who will help advise and judge the technology start-ups competing to develop the next big thing for its stores.
Monday 14 April 2014
BT IS PREPARING for a battle with the regulator to defend its wholesale pricing of superfast fibre to other operators such as Sky and TalkTalk.
Monday 14 April 2014
LONDON’S northern rival Manchester has emerged as a burgeoning scene for equity capital markets, with a Salford-based advisory rocketing to the top of the league for junior market listed flotations for the first time.
Monday 14 April 2014
BROKEN pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond will be sold by its administrators PwC this week to a private equity consortium led by Promethean Investments.
Monday 14 April 2014
HISTORIC British perfume maker Penhaligon’s increased pre-tax profits by 30 per cent last year, helping pave the way for a potential sale of the business. The firm, which dates back to 1870, said pre-tax profits rose to £1.1m from £812,004.
Monday 14 April 2014
NIGEL Farage’s Ukip party has hit record highs in a string of recent polls, which could spell success at the ballot box in the European elections in May.
Monday 14 April 2014
MILLIONS of people across the UK will soon be able to Skype or text their GP if they can’t get an appointment, the Prime Minister is set to announce today.
Monday 14 April 2014
DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg will host a seminar on the gender pay gap today, in a bid to narrow it.
Monday 14 April 2014
The boss of London’s new derivatives exchange tells Elizabeth Fournier why competition is the key to success
Monday 14 April 2014
SHALE gas could help beat global climate change, according to a new UN study that warned greenhouse gas emissions have risen to unprecedented levels.
Monday 14 April 2014
A CRUCIAL decision on non-financial reporting rules risks creating confusion and an uneven playing field across Europe, lawyers have warned.
Monday 14 April 2014
Bishopsgate Financial The financial sector consultancy has announced the appointment of Adam Crawford as a director. He left the Royal Marines in 2012, and has since worked at Oppenheimer and as a freelance consultant for Saab Group.
Monday 14 April 2014
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Monday 14 April 2014
BRITAIN’S economy is set to put the recession firmly behind this week with news of the first real wage growth in four years and falling unemployment.
Monday 14 April 2014
THE wrenching selloff in US high-growth technology and biotech shares could leave investors braced for more than a minor pullback when earnings pick up speed this week.
Friday 11 April 2014
If you had to pick one development of the 20th century that contributed most to human progress, what would it be?
Friday 11 April 2014
Up to 500 police officers will now be expected to film interviews at crime scenes using body-worn cameras, delivering the recorded evidence online, as part of an initiative announced by the Ministry of Justice.
Friday 11 April 2014
US stock futures took a tumble, following an earnings announcement from JP Morgan, which kicked off the earnings season. S&P 500 firms’ earnings are estimated to have increased a meagre one per cent from a year ago.
Friday 11 April 2014
The first of the big banks to report first-quarter earnings, JP Morgan has posted results significantly below estimates. 
Friday 11 April 2014
The Fed’s pointless rate projections, encouraging signs in the Eurozone, emerging market stocks, and subdued UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Friday 11 April 2014
Next year, Dubai International Airport will have overtaken Heathrow as the world’s busiest international airport, according to the chief executive of British Airways and Iberia.
Friday 11 April 2014
Polypipe has become the latest company to make its debut on the UK stockmarket, pricing its offer at 245p per share.
Friday 11 April 2014
European markets are set to open lower today, following the retreat of the Nasdaq yesterday, as Wall Street's tech sell-off returned.

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