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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.   
BP
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Shares in oil giant BP opened 1.9 per cent higher this morning as it reported above-expectation revenues, despite a fall in both oil production and earnings as outside pressures weighed on results.
António Horta-Osório
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Shares in Lloyds Banking Group opened 1.2 per cent lower this morning as it confirmed the loss of 9,000 jobs and closure of 150 branches over the next three years, despite a 35 per cent rise in profits.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
David Cameron has handed chancellor George Osborne and his Treasury colleagues the unenviable task of picking through statistics which led to the UK being landed with a £1.7bn bill from Brussels last week.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Heavy warnings that live TV would fall into terminal decline due to on-demand services like Netflix are proving unfounded, according to new research.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Brazil's stock market plunged and its currency, the real, fell sharply against the dollar yesterday as markets reacted badly to the re-election victory of centre-left President Dilma Rousseff.
Marmite
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Britain's biggest firms are lagging behind US and Asian firms in terms of innovation, according to a new report that lists just one UK firm among the world’s 50 most innovative companies.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
TWITTER last night released a disappointing set of results with indicators of user engagement falling and the growth in active users showing signs of slowing.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
SHARES fell in all the big four British banks yesterday, despite the group passing the European Central Bank’s stress tests.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
London Bridge was closed last night, causing traffic chaos, after a fire broke out at a nearby building site.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Huge fines and revelations about some bankers’ bad behaviour in years gone by is obscuring recent progress made in cleaning up the industry, Bank of England deputy governor Minouche Shafik said last night.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
RETAILERS saw strong sales growth in the year to October after cooling temperatures prompted delayed purchases of winter clothes.
Marussia
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Formula One team Marussia has become the latest to be placed into administration, following Caterham, which entered administration on Friday.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Sir Philip Green and popstar Beyonce are to embark on a joint venture producing a global athletic streetwear collection under a company called Parkwood Topshop Athletic.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Flybe launched its first service to London City Airport yesterday, aiming to connect the regions with the heart of London’s financial district, just over a year after it left Gatwick during its restructuring.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
CITIZENS bank reported healthy profit growth yesterday in its first set of quarterly results since RBS sold off a 25 per cent stake in the US retail lender.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
CHARLES Stanley yesterday promoted chief investment officer Paul Abberley to the role of chief executive.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
THE CO-OP Bank yesterday promoted Dennis Holt to become chairman of its board, after eight months as a senior non-executive at the troubled finance firm.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
The Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) wants to float on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim), yesterday announcing its plans to go public.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
A NEW investment vehicle led by ex-Stobart boss Avril Palmer-Baunack and backed by blue chip investors braved choppy markets yesterday to announce a float of the business.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
LONDON-LISTED Salamander Energy yesterday confirmed that it has received a conditional proposal from Ophir Energy with respect to a potential offer for the company.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
ENERGY company Cepsa was Spain’s first private oil firm when it was founded in 1929, with its first refinery in Tenerife.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
LONDON-LISTED Ophir, which is also headquartered in the city, was founded in 2004 and floated on the stock exchange in 2011.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
BUSINESS sentiment in Germany continued its steep decline this month, dampening hopes that its economy will see an end-of-year recovery.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
EUROZONE lending and money supply growth showed signs of recovery in September, new data has revealed.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Last night saw the annual Spear’s Wealth Management Awards come to The Savoy and with them, The Spear’s 500.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
OIL PRICES will continue to decline in 2015, according to analysts form Goldman Sachs, who have also stated that the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has lost its pricing power.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
MINING firm Petra Diamonds has reported its highest quarterly production since the company launched in 1997, at 833,744 carats for the first quarter of 2014-15, up two per cent from the 816,735 carats recorded at the same time last year.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
EMERGENCY power supplier APR Energy’s shares fell by 6.6 per cent yesterday after the company warned that profit may fall at the lower end of expectations for 2014 in its third quarter results published yesterday.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
UK PENSION provider Partnership Assurance revealed yesterday that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) had ceased its investigation into the company in relation to possible breaches of the regulator’s Retail Distribution Review (RDR) rules.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
INSURER LV has announced sales of £1.14bn in its life business during the first nine months of 2014, up from £1.03bn last year.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
SERVICES and software provider Innovation Group has been contracted by Zurich Insurance in Germany to provide its customers with access to vehicle repair bodyshops.

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