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Tuesday 29 July 2014
BSKYB has invested nearly half a million dollars in a US startup called Jaunt, which is developing virtual reality devices that bring the cinema experience to the home.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
INSURER Hiscox boasted a strong start to 2014, despite a 31 per cent fall in profit for the first half of the year, a result of falling reinsurance rates and foreign exchange losses.
George Osborne with the budget box
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Analysts Panmure Gordon have warned that three big insurers face a “watershed moment” following a turbulent six months for the sector.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
ENERGY network operator National Grid yesterday announced it was on track for the next financial year af­ter making improvements to its busi­ness on both sides of the Atlantic.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
THE LATEST round of petrol price wars kicks off today, as three of the country’s largest supermarket chains lower the cost at the pumps.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
UK FOOD producer Cranswick yesterday said quarterly results were in line with management expect­ations after reporting a five per cent rise in revenues.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
THE FTSE 100 yesterday ended down after weak US housing data discouraged investors in America and Europe during a data-light European day.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
WALL STREET edged mostly higher yesterday as investors weighed soft housing data against a flurry of deal news, including the takeover of Family Dollar Stores by Dollar Tree.
Foreign Exchange
Monday 28 July 2014
Bankers should have to swear an oath following scandals, think tank ResPublica has said in a report.  
Five pound and ten pound notes
Monday 28 July 2014
Today, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that the pound is “overvalued”, and that this is causing the economy to rely too heavily on spending and imports.   
Dinosaur
Monday 28 July 2014
It wasn't just the impact of an asteroid thundering down to Earth that wiped dinosaurs off the face of the planet: their extinction was the result of a longer chain of events, according to new research.    
Emirates Airlines
Monday 28 July 2014
Emirates Airline has said that it is stopping flights over Iraq because of Islamic militants on the ground.  
Google search
Monday 28 July 2014
Search data could be used to identify the warning signs of an imminent stock market crash, according to researchers from Warwick Business School and Boston University.  
Lloyds Banking Group
Monday 28 July 2014
Lloyds has become the latest bank to be fined for manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).  
A Boris Bike in Paris
Monday 28 July 2014
It's designed for leisurely cycles around the city and short commutes between tube stations not epic cross-country journeys, but one man decided the Boris Bike was destined for greater things beyond the confines of Zone 6.
House for sale
Monday 28 July 2014
The Land Registry has released new data on house prices in England and Wales and the figures show the market is cooling.
Virgin America plane
Monday 28 July 2014
The US airline part-owned by Sir Richard Branson is preparing to go public after posting its first annual profit in March.
Mothercare store inside
Monday 28 July 2014
Mothercare’s share price has taken a tumble this morning after a takeover bid by US chain Destination Maternity was ruled out.
Yukos building
Monday 28 July 2014
As Putin's international image slips to a new nadir over Ukraine, Russia has been ordered by the Hague's arbitration court to repay $50bn to shareholders in defunct oil company Yukos.
Person wearing oculus VR device
Monday 28 July 2014
BSkyB is investing nearly half a million dollars in Jaunt, an immersive video startup which is developing ways to bring the cinema experience to virtual reality devices.
Nurofen packets
Monday 28 July 2014
Reckitt Benckiser’s share price opened almost two per cent higher this morning, up by more than three per cent at its peak, after announcing it will spin off its pharmaceutical business into a separately listed company over the next 12 m
Ryanair plane
Monday 28 July 2014
There is the cliche of blue skies ahead for Ryanair, after the budget airline raised the upper limit of its profit expectations to €650m from €620m. Shares climbed on the news and were up 4.6 per cent at pixel time. 
fracking
Monday 28 July 2014
The UK government will today kick off the 14th licensing round for shale gas, yet has bowed to opponents by including fresh curbs on fracking in protected areas.
Shoppers at Tesco
Monday 28 July 2014
A senior executive at Sainsbury’s slammed proposals to levy another new tax on supermarkets yesterday, saying that the plans would lead to higher food prices.
London Luton Airport
Monday 28 July 2014
Europe's biggest stock market listing this year is on the cards after the huge owner of London Luton Airport appointed a host of banks to get the firm ready for a £4bn-plus issue in November.
Monday 28 July 2014
Britons were warned to get out of Libya yesterday as a British embassy convoy came under fire in an attempted carjacking.
Vince Cable
Monday 28 July 2014
Business secretary Vince Cable drifted away from the government’s usual line on the UK’s economic recovery over the weekend, talking openly about the country’s meagre wage growth.
Bank of England
Monday 28 July 2014
A one per cent rise in interest rates would cost UK firms over £2bn per year, a firm of accountants warns this morning.
Monday 28 July 2014
French dairy group Danone is reported to be in talks to sell its medical nutrition arm to US group Hospira in a deal valuing the business at about $5bn (£2.95bn).
Monday 28 July 2014
Two of the biggest names in the City, former Glencore chair Simon Murray and ex-Abbey National chief executive Luqman Arnold, have joined force to launch a boutique advisory business.
Monday 28 July 2014
HSBC, Deutsche Bank and the Bank of Nova Scotia have been accused of rigging the price of silver.
Mark Sebba
Monday 28 July 2014
Mark Sebba, the chief executive of online luxury fashion retailer Net-A-Porter is to stand down later this week after 11 years, during which the company’s innovative approach has grown it into a major player in the sector.  
Monday 28 July 2014
Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised to open up politics to the masses by holding a public question time style event each Wednesday if he wins the next general election.
Monday 28 July 2014
Carillion chairman Philip Green is expected to head up the £3bn construction giant that will be created from the company’s planned merger with flailing rival Balfour Beatty.
Monday 28 July 2014
THE FORMER boss of the CBI and the current chief executive of Allianz Global Investors are set to be appointed to review a government-led inquiry into financial markets.
Monday 28 July 2014
PEER to peer lender Wellesley Finance has today launched a £100m mini-bond to finance new loans. The company, which launched in November, lends against secured real-estate assets and has lent around £50m since it launched last year.
Team Russia
Monday 28 July 2014
Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats have called for Russia to lose the right to host the football World Cup in 2018 if President Putin continues his involvement with separatists in Ukraine.
Monday 28 July 2014
Say what you like about Standard Chartered chief executive Peter Sands, and many people have in the past few days, he deserves credit for facing his critics.
Monday 28 July 2014
The German government is reportedly slamming the brakes on negotiations for an EU-Canadian free trade agreement, a move which could also bring an end to talks for a much larger deal with the US government.
Monday 28 July 2014
The cost of renting in London is rising at nearly twice the pace of the UK, reaching more than double the average for the rest of the country for the first time.  
Monday 28 July 2014
People in London and the south east of England are less confident that now is a good time to buy property than fellow Brits in the rest of the UK, according to survey results revealed this morning.
Bristol Airport
Monday 28 July 2014
Bristol Airport, the ninth-busiest airport in the UK, may be changing ownership again soon as the Australian bank Macquarie Group is believed to be looking to sell its 50 per cent stake in the airport.
Monday 28 July 2014
CROSS-border flotations raised $25.7bn (£15.1bn) in the first half of 2014, up 151 per cent on the year, law firm Baker McKenzie said today.
Monday 28 July 2014
UK- listed companies issued the highest number of profit warnings since 2011 in this year’s first half. Despite strong signs of recovery in the economy, companies say pricing pressures and currency headwinds are denting expectations.
Monarch Airlines
Monday 28 July 2014
Monarch Airlines, which returned to profit in 2013 after years of losses, could be about to get a private equity boost as the billionaire Mantegazza family, which founded and owns Monarch, may sell a stake in the airline.
Monday 28 July 2014
THREE historic cooling station towers at the disused Didcot A power plant in Oxfordshire were demolished yesterday. The event was live-streamed and hundreds of people gathered to watch.
Ashok Vaswani
Monday 28 July 2014
"My name is Ashok Vaswani. My role is to listen to customers, to make sure we give them what they want.”  
Archie Norman
Monday 28 July 2014
Former Asda bosses Archie Norman and Allan Leighton are said to be in the running to become the new chairman of troubled supermarket chain Morrisons.

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