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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Nigerian oil company Seplat started unconditional dealings on the stock exchanges in London and Lagos yesterday, having raised £300.9m in its initial public offering.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Smart Metering Systems, the Aim-listed electricity metering services company, yesterday said it has bought Utility Partnership for £14m.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Oil and gas explorer San Leon Energy yesterday said it has decided not to go ahead with projects in Turkey and will invest in shale gas interests in Poland’s Baltic Basin instead.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
A  RISE in food and retail stocks, seen as “defensive” plays with investors worried by tensions in Ukraine, enabled Britain’s top equity index to inch higher yesterday.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
US STOCKS closed higher yesterday as Citigroup’s earnings and strong retail sales gave investors reasons to buy equities despite a resurgence of geopolitical uncertainties.
Monday 14 April 2014
Red tape is rightly held up as a barrier to growth – but what if regulation could be a springboard for greater profits in the same way M&A can be?
Monday 14 April 2014
Tesco’s having a second stab in the US, announcing this afternoon the first franchise stores of its clothing business F&F across the pond.
Monday 14 April 2014
Narendra Modi looks likely to become India’s next Prime Minister - polling in recent months has indicated that his party and its umbrella coalition (the NDA) are set to win the current election.
Monday 14 April 2014
Miner trader Glencore Xstrata has today agreed to buy Chad-focused oil company Caracal Energy for around $1.3bn (£780m), usurping a potential deal between Caracal and Canada’s TransGlobe Energy.
Monday 14 April 2014
Peugeot Citroen has decided to offer drivers less, in the hope that fewer, better models will help to boost its sales.
Monday 14 April 2014
US stock futures edged higher today, following an optimistic set of results from Citigroup, which offset fears over the Ukraine situation - at least for the time being.
Monday 14 April 2014
European politicians are set to vote tomorrow on a controversial new measure to crack down on high-frequency trading (HFT) – firms t
Monday 14 April 2014
Citi today reported a rise in first quarter profits – but as revenues dipped, the rise in profits is more based on falling costs than improved incomes.
Monday 14 April 2014
Liberum Capital has recently had quite the honour bestowed upon it. The stockbroker, based usually in the heart of the City at Ropemaker Place, is taking to the skies - kind of. Flybe has named one of its planes after it.   
Monday 14 April 2014
Demand for the lustrous metal has seen gold prices hit a three week high, with geopolitical risks seeing investors move towards the safe-haven asset.
Monday 14 April 2014
It turns out Londoners are becoming quite attached to the Shard.
Monday 14 April 2014
E-cigarettes may be facing their greatest challenge yet, as elements of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have suggested plans to regulate the electronic devices as stringently as conventional tobacco, according to leaked documents
Monday 14 April 2014
Rising tensions in Ukraine are expected to hit European equities this morning.
Monday 14 April 2014
THE UKRAINIAN government has launched a full-scale anti-terrorist operation in the country, after pro-Russian forces moved into half a dozen towns in eastern Ukraine.
Monday 14 April 2014
LARRY Fink, the founder and boss of BlackRock – which controls $4 trillion (£2.4 trillion) – has urged UK firms on the fund manager’s books to invest in capital expenditure to boost long-term growth.
Monday 14 April 2014
Asian markets are experiencing partial retreats after Friday saw sliding shares on Wall Street and tensions escalate in Ukraine over the weekend.
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.

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