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Friday 18 July 2014
PRIVATE equity firm 3i yesterday announced the appointment of Caroline Banszky as a non-executive director. She took up the post after yesterday’s annual general meeting.
Friday 18 July 2014
STRUGGLING broker Tullett Prebon yesterday confirmed that ex-Lehman executive John Phizackerley will take over the reins of the group from dep­arting boss Terry Smith.
Friday 18 July 2014
QUANTITATIVE easing (QE) would have a less dramatic effect in the Eurozone than in the UK, according to research out yesterday, as a senior European official signalled that the policy may not be pursued at all.
Friday 18 July 2014
Hiking interest rates to just 1.5 per cent would drive tens of thousands of companies to the wall, insolvency practitioner Begbies Traynor warned yesterday.
Friday 18 July 2014
MORE than one in 10 retired households have assets worth more than £1m, according to figures published by Prudential today.
Friday 18 July 2014
HAILO yesterday announced its taxi app would be integrated into Citymapper, the travel app for Android and iOS. Users will now be able to book and pay for Hailo’s fleet of 14,000 black cabs using Citymapper.
Friday 18 July 2014
VENTURE capital firm Balderton Capital yesterday announced it would invest £3.8m in UK crowd­funding firm Crowdcube as part of its £5m Series B round of funding.
Friday 18 July 2014
Brokers upgraded their advice on ice cream and cold drinks to “buy” yesterday as temperatures in London hit 29⁰C.
Friday 18 July 2014
OUTSOURCING firm G4S yesterday announced that it had agreed to sell its business in Sweden to European security company Sector Alarm, for a total of 438m Swedish Krona (£37.4m).
taxis
Friday 18 July 2014
Uber launched its service in Hong Kong yesterday, as the mobile app for hailing private hire cars continued its fast global expansion to cover 150 cities in 41 countries.
Friday 18 July 2014
CONSTRUCTION output in the Eurozone dipped during May, according to new official figures – the worst drop in nearly a year and a half.
Friday 18 July 2014
Keystone Law
Friday 18 July 2014
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Friday 18 July 2014
BRITISH airline shares fell sharply yesterday on news that a Malay­sian Airline Boeing 777 had been shot down over eastern Ukraine.
Friday 18 July 2014
Rising geopolitical risks sparked by a downed Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine and an Israeli ground offensive in the Gaza strip yesterday dragged down American markets.
Flight MH17
Thursday 17 July 2014
Several airlines have now confirmed that they are avoiding Ukrainian airspace after a Malaysian Airlines jet crashed in eastern Ukraine. Flight MH17 came down near the Russian border, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, earlier today.
Thursday 17 July 2014
Traders have reacted to news that a Malaysian Airlines plane has crashed in eastern Ukraine by selling off stocks, especially of airlines.
Flightrader24 map
Thursday 17 July 2014
MH17, the plane which went down over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, can be seen on the map below in its last transmitted location.
MH17 wreckage
Thursday 17 July 2014
A plane belonging to Malaysian Airlines has gone down over eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border.
Comcast CEO on stage in front of logo
Thursday 17 July 2014
A business which makes its money from the internet might be expected to understand how the internet works - specifically, that customers like to complain on social. Not Comcast, apparently.
Thursday 17 July 2014
When Airbnb launched its rebranded logo in San Francisco last night, it knew it would get a fair bit of attention but it couldn’t have anticipated that the new logo would be trending at number one on Twitter for eight hours.  
Tidal lagoon
Thursday 17 July 2014
The development of tidal lagoons as a source of electricity could bring significant economic benefits to the UK.   
Heron Tower
Thursday 17 July 2014
The City of London has decided to delay a controversial vote over whether to grant the Heron Tower permission to rename itself after its biggest tenant Salesforce, in a new twist to the saga.
Morgan Stanley
Thursday 17 July 2014
Morgan Stanley has beaten both analyst expectations and its main competitors as its second quarter results showed a huge surge in profits - 132 per cent - compared to the same period last year.
David Cameron and Jean-Claude Juncker
Thursday 17 July 2014
They tried to put their differences behind them - David Cameron insisted they could work together after saying rather
Satya nadella, Microsoft boss
Thursday 17 July 2014
Microsoft is cutting a whopping 18,000 staff including 40 per cent of Nokia’s workforce after it acquired the Finnish firms device business earlier this year.
BT office with logo
Thursday 17 July 2014
BT is ambitiously launching itself back into the competitive mobile market with its One Phone mobile business service after escaping more than a decade ago when it sold off O2.
van Gaal tulip portrait
Thursday 17 July 2014
Bookmakers William Hill took a novel approaching to welcome Dutch legend Louis van Gaal to the Premier League. 
eurozone
Thursday 17 July 2014
The European Central Bank (ECB) will give Eurozone lenders just two weeks to come up with plans to deal with any capital shortfalls after it completes a review of the currency union's most important banks this autumn.
Restaurant review
Thursday 17 July 2014
A food blogger has been fined after her searing review of a French restaurant ranked too highly in Google search results.  
Cambridge
Thursday 17 July 2014
Despite the talk of the London housing market overheating, it is Cambridge where houses are selling like hot cakes. 
Construction
Thursday 17 July 2014
This time it's construction.
James harding in frony of BBC sign
Thursday 17 July 2014
The BBC is axing 415 jobs from its news department as part of efforts to save millions of pounds.
Eurostar train
Thursday 17 July 2014
Eurostar has announced a two per cent rise in passenger numbers in the first half of 2014 but admitted revenues have suffered from the World Cup effect. 
Man City team celbrating Premier League win
Thursday 17 July 2014
Manchester City and Japanese car maker Nissan have signed a five-year sponsorship deal that includes a tie-up with the club's growing portfolio of football teams around the world.
Emirates Airbus A380
Thursday 17 July 2014
Emirates Airlines has called on aircraft manufacturer Airbus to improve the efficiency of its A380 superjumbos.   
ITV dish
Thursday 17 July 2014
It seems to be the season for media dealmaking; as 21st Century Fox courts Time Warner, Liberty Global has paid out £481m for a minority stake in ITV. 
Mike Ashley
Thursday 17 July 2014
Sports Direct has seen its share price drop two per cent following initial gains. The sportswear retailer reported its end-of-year results today, showing £239.5m in profit before tax, a 15.6 per cent rise on the 2013 figure. 
GlaxoSmithKline
Thursday 17 July 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has admitted that members of its staff were caught bribing Chinese officials back in 2001, according to the Financial
Rupert Murdoch
Thursday 17 July 2014
Rupert Murdoch has his sights on creating a $150bn (£88bn) media behemoth by shelling out $80bn for the takeover of Time Warner and merging it with his own 21st Century Fox empire, a plan that hit a roadblock last month when Time Warner rejected h
Thursday 17 July 2014
Lloyds sent borrowers letters from its own law firm under a different name for decades, the bank admitted yesterday.
US Treasury letter
Thursday 17 July 2014
US Treasury boss Jack Lew has urged Congress to crackdown on so-called tax inversions, the strongest sign yet the Obama administration is determined to ban the practice.
Thursday 17 July 2014
Private health firm Spire Healthcare yesterday opted for the lower end of its previously published share price range for its imminent stock market float in London.
Thursday 17 July 2014
OVER half of UK businesses think the country’s energy security is worse than it was five years ago and 96 per cent are concerned about how to afford their gas and electricity bills, according to a new survey from the Confederation of British Indus
Thursday 17 July 2014
THE US unveiled fresh sanctions against Russian firms and decision-makers involved in the Ukraine crisis yesterday, with the EU also strengthening its stance.
Thursday 17 July 2014
City workers made the most of the sun yesterday, visiting the new market on Bishopsgate, under the shadow of the Heron Tower.   
Thursday 17 July 2014
THE EMPLOYMENT rate in the UK economy has now returned to a record-equalling high during the three months to May, at 73.1 per cent, official figures confirmed yesterday.
Thursday 17 July 2014
FALLING unemployment and a rise in the number of jobs announced yesterday both failed to boost the value of wages, which grew 0.7 per cent in the quarter compared to a year ago, excluding bonuses.
Thursday 17 July 2014
Three major UK companies suffered significant shareholder revolts yesterday on a busy day for annual general meetings – and, inevitably, the City grandee Sir John Peace was at the centre of one of the dramas.
Thursday 17 July 2014
SPORTS Direct founder Mike Ashley stunned the City yesterday after pulling out of a controversial £200m bonus scheme just weeks after winning investors’ support.

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