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Wednesday 17 September 2014
Two business big-hitters last night joined a chorus of calls urging Scottish voters to stick with the United Kingdom instead of voting for independence tomorrow.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Bookmaker Betfair has put its money where its mouth is by paying out early on the Scottish referendum outcome in favour of a No vote.
Michelle Mone
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Lingerie queen and fervent Better Together campaigner Michelle Mone said speaking out against independence had led to threats against her which were “off the scale and getting worse”.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
London football club Queens Park Rangers faces a battle to keep its £6bn development in west London on track, after local landowner Cargiant revealed it was determined to pursue a rival development.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
New international tax rules proposed yesterday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Starbucks, Google and Amazon to lessen their tax bills.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
HOUSE prices boomed at record rates across the UK in the year to July, according to official data released yesterday, despite separate and more recent figures showing growth rates levelling off.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
N BROWN sales slowed in the first half as the home shopping group shakes off its image as traditional mail-order business and invests in wooing more online shoppers.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
REAL estate development company Crest Nicholson said forward reservation numbers had been unable to exploit the momentum given by the Help-to-Buy scheme launched in 2013.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
HOUSEBUILDER Galliford Try reported a 28 per cent increase in pre-tax profits yesterday due to its “disciplined focus on growth”.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
SHARES in Thomas Cook fell six per cent yesterday as the travel operator warned of a slowdown in late summer bookings by German holiday-makers.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
STEPHEN HARVEY BLUR GROUP
Wednesday 17 September 2014
PIONEER, famous for helping millions of music-lovers to party the night away with its turntables, is spinning out the audio equipment arm of its business in a £550m deal.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
ASOS suffered a wardrobe malfunct­ion with investors yesterday, after the online fashion retailer issued its third profit warning in seven months.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
JOHN STEVENSON | PEEL HUNT Do we still see this business getting to £2bn-£3bn of turnover? Yes. Is the profit outlook at that level of turnover materially different than we thought it might be? Yes.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Executives risk being punished under new guidelines for simply failing to have perfect knowledge of the future, the Institute of Directors (IoD) warned this morning.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
INFLATION slid further in August, official data showed yesterday, easing some of the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
BANKS’ private trading platforms for clients have taken a serious knock since Barclays was accused in the US of misleading customers, analysts warned yesterday.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
FRENCH Prime Minister Manuel Valls yesterday won a confidence vote in parliament after left wing politicians rebelled against his new cabinet.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
GERMAN investors are increasingly nervous about the damage to its economy from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the influential Zew index showed yesterday.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The former Intel boss hoping to brighten up London with solar tech.  
Wednesday 17 September 2014
FUND MANAGER of the year This year’s nominees represent the very best of the fund management industry, taking in a broad scope of talent from commodity-based hedge funds to stockpickers focused on small British businesses.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
AIM-LISTED sports agent TLA World­wide reported a seven per cent increase in revenues during the first half of the year, after strong performance in its sports marketing division.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
THE ATTRACTIVENESS of the UK market for investment in renewable energy has ranked at a five-year low in a new report from professional services firm EY.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
FTSE 250-listed Petra Diamonds yesterday announced it had sold a rare “exceptional” 122.52-carat blue diamond for $27.6m (£16.9m).
Wednesday 17 September 2014
AIM-LISTED online gaming marketing group XLMedia is expected to report a nearly 25 per cent jump in revenues this morning, higher than the 22 per cent it forecast in July, when it publishes its maiden set of interim results.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
NASA yesterday revealed Boeing and SpaceX will share a $6.8bn (£4.2bn) contract to fly astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
Petropavlovsk website
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Shares in Russia-focused gold mining company Petropavlovsk plummeted 15 per cent yesterday on news the indebted miner was seek­ing a rights issue to placate its senior lender banks and bond holders.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
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Wednesday 17 September 2014
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Wednesday 17 September 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index fell yesterday, with financial stocks underperforming as investors showed reluctance to buy up new positions before tomorrow’s Scotland independence referendum.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
US STOCKS rose yesterday and the S&P 500 notched its best performance in about a month after a report shifted investor expectations for the Federal Reserve’s policy statement due later today.
Steven Gerrard
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Steven Gerrard earned Liverpool €500,000 (£398,000) with his last-gasp penalty against Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Tuesday night.  
No campaign
Tuesday 16 September 2014
A new poll has shown that support for Scottish independence has risen to 48 per cent.  
Ultrasonic
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Two of the most senior figures in a Chinese footwear firm have vanished, along with most of the company’s cash funds.  
Phones 4u
Tuesday 16 September 2014
The administrator for Phones 4u is in talks to sell off parts of its business to EE and Vodafone, according to reports.
Destiny
Tuesday 16 September 2014
In its first week on shelves, Destiny has sold more copies in the UK than any other new video game series in history.  
iPhone 6
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Apple’s brand new iPhone 6 has seen unprecedented demand - a record four million pre-orders have been taken in the few days since its announcement, double that for the iPhone 5 - but which smartphones are people ditching for the shiny ne
Microsoft logo
Tuesday 16 September 2014
UK mergers and acquisitions may be looking shakier than usual - but across the rest of the world, M&A is already worth more this year than during the whole of 2013.
Scotland sign and flag
Tuesday 16 September 2014
If Scotland votes Yes to independence, would there be a Scottish stock exchange and how well would it perform?
Holiday
Tuesday 16 September 2014
With the Scottish independence referendum just two days away, a question on many people's minds is what will happen to their finances if Scotland does decide to leave.  
Apple Watches
Tuesday 16 September 2014
What was the most popular item unveiled at Apple's big launch last week? And what has the launch event done for Tim Cook's standing among social media users?  
The difference between the two camps has become so close recently that results are expected to come right down to the wire
Tuesday 16 September 2014
There's been a lot of talk about the results of two recent Scottish independence polls showing the Yes campaign in the lead - but does that show a sea change in attitudes? We decided to have a look at what all the polls have said so far
Ebola
Tuesday 16 September 2014
The US government has told healthcare workers "now is the time to prepare" for the possibility the Ebola virus could enter the country.   
Imperial College London
Tuesday 16 September 2014
The UK produced its best ever performance on the world's academic stage in 2014, with a record number of universities being included in the QS world university rankings.   
Russian billionaire Usmanov
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Moscow-based internet company Mail.ru has bought a remaining 48 per cent stake in the social network VKontakte, Russia's answer to Facebook, for $1.47bn (£909m) taking full ownership of the business.
Uber app
Tuesday 16 September 2014
A judge in Germany has reversed a country-wide ban on Uber, the taxi app.
Large blue diamond
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Spending $28m (£17m) on this rare blue diamond was actually a bit of a bargain for one unknown buyer.
Salmond
Tuesday 16 September 2014
How likely is it that Scotland will vote yes? It's a hard nut to crack as there are so many variables in play, but luckily there are a group of people who work out such probabilities for a living: betting companies.
London houses
Tuesday 16 September 2014
The average house in the UK cost £284,000 in July - an increase of 11.7 per cent over last year. This takes the index score (February 2002 = 100) to 206 - a new record and 11.4 per cent above the January 2008 pre-crisis peak. 
Alex Salmond
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Will the NHS in Scotland really be better off, as Alex Salmond has promised, if Scotland votes for independence on 18 September? Civil servants seem to think it will face a huge funding gap.  

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