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George Osborne
Monday 29 September 2014
The Conservatives would freeze working age benefits for the next two years if the party secures the public vote next year, chancellor George Osborne has said.   
George Osborne
Monday 29 September 2014
Chancellor George Osborne has delivered a host of policy pledges to the Tory faithful at the party's conference in Birmingham today.  
Deirdre Kelly speaks at the Tory conference
Monday 29 September 2014
After the defection of two MPs to Ukip, the Tory party has really been hoping for some popular support.   
Lloyds Bank
Monday 29 September 2014
Having paid out £226m to US and UK authorities for various cases of rate-rigging back in July, Lloyds Banking Group has now turned its attentions to its own staff, firing eight and holding back £3m of bonuses.
Cup of coffee
Monday 29 September 2014
It's International Coffee Day (or #InternationalCoffeeDay if that's the way you swing) - the annual occasion on which we all raise a mug to our morning cup of joe. 
Hong Kong
Monday 29 September 2014
As Hong Kong's streets have been subsumed by pro-democracy protestors, reports suggest that popular photo sharing app Instagram has been blocked in China.
Hong Kong protests
Monday 29 September 2014
Hong Kong’s streets are overflowing with protestors.  
Houses
Monday 29 September 2014
The number of mortgages approved fell to 64,212 in August, down from 66,100 in July, data published by the Bank of England this morning showed.
Ferrybridge fire
Monday 29 September 2014
Shares in SSE fell 0.4 per cent to 1,516 pence this morning, following news that two units in its Ferrybridge power station are still out of action.  
Aldi
Monday 29 September 2014
Group turnover at budget supermarket Aldi rocketed more than 35 per cent in the UK and Ireland during 2013, while pre-tax profits soared by nearly two-thirds, it said today.  
Boris Johnson
Monday 29 September 2014
London Mayor Boris Johnson has blasted Tory MPs thinking about defecting to Ukip as "utterly nuts".
Monday 29 September 2014
CHANCELLOR George Osborne will today continue his pensions revolution, announcing a radical new promise to abolish the 55 per cent pension tax paid at death.
Balfour Beatty
Monday 29 September 2014
Shares in Balfour Beatty plunged more than 20 per cent in early morning trading, after it issued its fifth profit warning this year.
Monday 29 September 2014
RIOT police fired volleys of tear gas at Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators last night as tens of thousands blockaded the city centre.
Hang Seng Index
Monday 29 September 2014
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 2.3 per cent in early Monday morning trading, hitting a 12 year low of 23,1488 as investor sentiment was knocked by mass protests in the city over the weekend.  
Monday 29 September 2014
THE UK’s largest firms are readying themselves for a new era of innovation and investment as a survey of bosses says the willingness to take on risk has risen due to surging US and UK economies and easier credit availability.
Monday 29 September 2014
VIRGIN Money is planning to announce its initial public offering (IPO) this week, City A.M. understands.
London Stock Exchange
Monday 29 September 2014
Embattled insurance outsourcer Quindell is baffled by another decline in its share price, it said in a statement to the stock exchange this morning, after shares fell 13 per cent last week.  
Conservative party conference 2014
Monday 29 September 2014
The Tory high command was dealt a blow last night after the UK’s oldest Conservative think tank snubbed the annual party conference to launch a manifesto with Boris Johnson.
Monday 29 September 2014
HUGH Osmond, the entrepreneur behind Pizza Express, Punch Taverns and the insurance group Pearl, has bought the Strada chain of Italian restaurants in a £37m deal.
Monday 29 September 2014
Fund manager Bill Gross’ acrimonious exit from Pimco took another twist yesterday when it emerged the group was on the verge of forcing the veteran investor out of the business.
Monday 29 September 2014
HMV IS set to announce nearly £17m in operating profits during the 11 months after it fell into administration last year.
Monday 29 September 2014
INEOS hopes to begin its £2.5bn shale gas payout in 2018, following chairman Jim Ratcliffe’s pledge to give back six per cent of revenues from its shale gas business to homeowners, landowners and local communities
Monday 29 September 2014
REAL wages will fail to take off in the next couple of years, a group of economists will warn today in a report that predicts sluggish growth in consumer spending.
Monday 29 September 2014
THE PRIVATE sector’s impressive recovery shows no sign of catching a European cold as more firms report rising activity in the three months to September and maintain high levels of optimism.
Monday 29 September 2014
BRITAIN’S biggest banks have slashed the rate of errors when deciding which small businesses they should lend to, according to the latest study of the sector by Professor Russel Griggs published today.
Monday 29 September 2014
FUND managers in the UK are responsible for more than £6.2 trillion of investments, a record high, TheCityUK said today.
Monday 29 September 2014
Private equity house Frost Brooks, co-founded by Sir David Frost’s son Miles, has made its first investment since launching in 2012, completing a “significant deal” to raise capital for e-commerce service provider Parcel Monkey Group.
Monday 29 September 2014
HIKMA Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures generic pharmaceutical products, is reportedly looking at buying US-based rival CorePharma for up to $1bn (£615m).
Monday 29 September 2014
FOLLOWING the £100m takeover of Engine Group by US private equity firm Lake Capital in July its PR firm MHP Communications will today announce a key hire, supported by financing from Lake Capital.
Monday 29 September 2014
TARMAC, Britain’s largest cement firm which is currently owned by Lafarge, may be bought by Latin American conglomerate Votorantim.
Monday 29 September 2014
SECURING trophy buildings for cash-rich investors helped Knight Frank deliver record sales and profits last year, the property agency said today.
Monday 29 September 2014
A flood of new orders may lead to even greater fortune for Britain’s £500m superyacht sector, with confidence in the industry at a seven- year high according to a new survey.
Monday 29 September 2014
NATWEST is to spend £15m over the next five years offering classes and funds for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the bank said today, in RBS Group’s latest initiative to show it supports small firms.
Monday 29 September 2014
SPECIALIST double glazing and house improvement company Anglian Home Improvements may be looking to return to the London Stock Exchange, over a decade after it was taken private.
Monday 29 September 2014
Air France is hoping for clearer skies ahead as a pilots’ strike that has cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros finally ended yesterday.
Monday 29 September 2014
A START-UP that has developed a way to help retailers interact with shoppers by detecting when they walk into a store was pronounced the winner of John Lewis’s technology competition yesterday.
Monday 29 September 2014
RESEARCH and development (R&D) spending jumped by 10 per cent in the year after the rules on tax credits were eased, according to research out today from accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.
Monday 29 September 2014
PERSONALITY of the year Mark Carney has been the most talked about central banker for many years, and he’s only been at the Bank for just over a year.
Monday 29 September 2014
Business minister Matthew Hancock tells Kate McCann he’s on the side of new challenger firms
Monday 29 September 2014
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Monday 29 September 2014
HOUSING data showing fewer mortgage approvals and only modest price increases looks set to show that the UK’s booming property market is finally slowing.
Monday 29 September 2014
US JOBS numbers on Friday are likely to confirm that the fast-recovering American economy has reached the point where the Federal Reserve can finally halt its massive bond-buying stimulus.
George Osborne
Sunday 28 September 2014
A so-called “death tax” on pensions will be scrapped from next April, George Osborne is set to announce at the Tory party conference.
Vince Cable
Sunday 28 September 2014
The cap on skilled migrant workers is damaging the UK's economic recovery according to Business Secretary Vince Cable.
Andy Murray
Sunday 28 September 2014
Andy Murray is a step closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London with a win at the Shenzhen Open.
Nigel Farage
Sunday 28 September 2014
Ukip leader Nigel Farage today claimed his party was second only to Labour in the North of England, having increased support since the Barnsley by-election three years ago.
Satya Nadella
Sunday 28 September 2014
Microsoft chief Satya Nadella has met with regulators in China over the Government’s antitrust investigation of the US tech firm.
Allianz logo
Sunday 28 September 2014
Pimco owner Allianz has no plans to sell the bond fund after the surprise departure of Bill Gross.

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