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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.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
More than a million excited Apple fanboys had registered their credit cards with Apple Pay within 72 hours of its launch last week, Apple chief executive Tim Cook has said.
Alibaba
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Shares in Alibaba soared to a record high of $100.45 today, valuing the Chinese etail giant at more than $247bn (£152bn), taking it above US rival Wal-Mart for the first time.
Woman suffering Ebola
Tuesday 28 October 2014
The Ebola epidemic in west Africa has already claimed the lives of almost 5,000 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that there could be as many as 10,000 new cases each week by De
OLED flat screen TV
Tuesday 28 October 2014
LG is the latest, and last, major electronics maker to end production of the screen which was once the height of super-size TV technology - the plasma screen.
Commuters on a train platform
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Every Londoner worth their salt knows the capital is the economic, cultural and social centre of the universe - but it turns out its pull to commuters is stronger than you might think.
Balfour Beatty
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Balfour Beatty's share price rose this afternoon, following the news it had received shareholder approval to sell off its design consultancy arm Parsons Brinckerhoff. 
Louis Saha on the football pitch
Tuesday 28 October 2014
The retired French football star and former Manchester United player Louis Saha isn’t taking his retirement lightly.
Jack Ma
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Alibaba founder and chief executive Jack Ma has been named the richest man in China, after his etail giant raised $21.8bn through its record-breaking IPO last month.   
Ebola
Tuesday 28 October 2014
West Africa is currently in the midst of an Ebola epidemic that has already claimed the lives of almost 5,000 people.   
Shutting down
Tuesday 28 October 2014
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has written to chancellor George Osborne ahead of this year's autumn statement urging a reform of business rates to encourage investment and job creation.   
Pfizer logo
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Shares in pharmaceutical giant Pfizer rose 1.8 per cent in New York pre-market trading after it posted expectation-beating third-quarter results.
House prices
Tuesday 28 October 2014
UK house prices have fallen since August, data published by the Land Registry today showed, offering further evidence of a cooling market.   
Electricity pylon against sky
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Falling energy supplies in the UK have been dubbed "a slow motion train crash" as it was revealed capacity has fallen to a seven-year low.
Swedish flag
Tuesday 28 October 2014
The Swedish krona hit a four-year low against the dollar this morning, after its central bank cut its benchmark repurchase, or repo, rate to 0 per cent, from 0.25 per cent - a larger cut than expected.
Standard Chartered
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Standard Chartered's share price has plummeted this morning, as the bank warned on full year earnings after revealing falling profits for the third quarter.   
British flag against Big Ben
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Six British business leaders have made a list of the worlds top performing chief executives, representing six per cent in the ranking of 100 bosses.
London house prices
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Although the rise of house prices in the capital has slowed for now, the housing crisis remains a major issue - so new data showing London's property market could grow by over £200bn over the next 10 years is encouraging.
Women at work
Tuesday 28 October 2014
When it comes to gender equality, the UK is the 26th-best country in the world, below Rwanda, Nicaragua, Burundi, South Africa, the US and Moldova, a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows.
Sports Direct staff
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Sports Direct is being forced to make clear its zero-hours contracts do not guarantee work as part of a wide-reaching set of legally-binding promises agreed after an employee took legal action against the retailer.   

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