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Friday 29 August 2014
US STOCKS edged lower yesterday, after the latest tension between Ukraine and Russia snapped the focus of investors back to the volatile region. However, a trio of economic reports pointed to improving conditions and helped mitigate declines.
Francois Hollande
Thursday 28 August 2014
French President Francois Hollande has appealed for a Eurozone growth summit to get to grips with the currency block's economic stagnation and high unemployment.
Scottish independence
Thursday 28 August 2014
In a fresh blow for Yes Scotland, the president of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has told an audience of business leaders that a vote for independence would be "a one way ticket to uncertainty  with no return".
Champions League draw
Thursday 28 August 2014
Arsenal have been drawn in the same Champions League group as Borussia Dortmund for the third time in four years, as Liverpool face two tough ties against Real Madrid in their return to the competition.
Wind turbine
Thursday 28 August 2014
The world's leading energy watchdog slashed its forecasts for renewable energy in a new report published today.
Apple iPhone
Thursday 28 August 2014
If you received one of these, you know you're in Apple's in-crowd - this afternoon mysterious invitations landed in the inboxes of Silicon Valley's digirati. 
The X Factor winner Matt Cardle
Thursday 28 August 2014
The launch of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing will go head-to-head with an audition episode of ITV's The X Factor next month – but which show is mostly likely to win the ratings war?   
Russian soldiers in Ukraine
Thursday 28 August 2014
David Cameron has said he is "extremely concerned" by evidence Vladimir Putin has launched a full-blown invasion in eastern Ukraine, warning there will be "further consequences" if Russia doesn't pull them out.
RMT
Thursday 28 August 2014
The Rail, Maritime and Transport workers' union has made the latest move in its conflict with London Underground (LU) and Mayor Boris Johnson.
Chilkango restaurant
Thursday 28 August 2014
London burrito restaurant Chilango has raised a tasty sum through its so-called “burrito bond”, which it funded through crowd funding platform CrowdCube.
Alistair Carmichael
Thursday 28 August 2014
Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael has caused an uproar among “no” campaigners by saying he would be prepared to join Alex Salmond's team in the event of independence,
Aurora Borealis over Bárðarbunga
Thursday 28 August 2014
Grumbling Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga has had the airline industry on tenterhooks since mid-August as it continues to hint at a possible eruption.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko
Thursday 28 August 2014
Investors piled into "safe haven" assets this morning, pushing the German 10-year bond yields to a record low after Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko cancelled a trip to Turkey citing "Russian troop deployments".
Calum Chambers
Thursday 28 August 2014
Roy Hodgson has named four uncapped players, including Arsenal’s Calum Chambers, in a youthful England squad for the forthcoming fixtures against Norway and Switzerland.
GSK
Thursday 28 August 2014
An international consortium is fast-tracking an Ebola vaccine under development by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and GlaxoSmithKline, with human trials set to begin in the UK as early as September.  
Douglas Carswell
Thursday 28 August 2014
Senior Tory backbencher and MP for Clacton Douglas Carswell has become the first Conservative MP to defect to Nigel Farage's UK Independence Party in six years, coming ahead of next year's general election.
Counterstrike gamer
Thursday 28 August 2014
The stranger side of Amazon's recent acquisition, Twitch: a professional gamer’s live streaming session was crashed by a SWAT team, a surreal event captured i
UK border
Thursday 28 August 2014
Net migration to the UK soared by 243,000 in the past year, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) 
Deutsche Bank logo
Thursday 28 August 2014
Another day, another fine. This time it's Deutsche Bank which has received a slap on the wrist, to the tune of £4.7m, for incorrectly reporting transactions.
Drugs
Thursday 28 August 2014
NHS England will today announce plans to change the cost approval system for cancer drugs, potentially making pioneering drugs available even if the NHS's cost watchdog says they don't represent value for money.  
Bank of England
Thursday 28 August 2014
Net lending to small businesses under the Funding for Lending scheme, the government's attempt to persuade banks to lend to businesses cheaply, fell £435m in the three months to the end of June, figures from the Bank of England have shown.
Horse jumping
Thursday 28 August 2014
Paddy Power’s payouts to customers were “costlier than John Cleese's divorce payments”, it revealed in its half year results- but that’s not all.
Paddy Power writes C'mon England in the Amazon rainforest
Thursday 28 August 2014
Online betting firm Paddy Power boasted a record number of new online customers in the first half of the year - but “punter friendly” results proved “more costly than John Cleese’s divorce payments”, sending pre-tax profits down.
Michel Platini
Thursday 28 August 2014
Michel Platini will not run against Sepp Blatter for the presidency of Fifa, it has emerged today.  
STV Glasgow
Thursday 28 August 2014
Scottish broadcaster and production company STV is doubling its interim dividend to 2p a share after first half operating profit swelled by 20 per cent to nearly £10m.
European Union flag
Thursday 28 August 2014
Confidence in the Eurozone has fallen to an eight-month low, according to figures published by the European Commission this morning.
AA van
Thursday 28 August 2014
AA’s chief executive Chris Jansen has resigned from the roadside recovery firm with immediate effect just months after it was taken public.
Qantas
Thursday 28 August 2014
Qantas announced a post-tax loss of AU$2.8bn (£1.57bn) for the year ending June – its biggest ever loss.  
Ebola
Thursday 28 August 2014
The Ebola outbreak currently gripping West Africa will get worse before it gets better, a public health official in the US has said.  
Alex Salmond
Thursday 28 August 2014
Scottish firms have hit back at a letter signed by 130 business leaders slamming the case for Scottish independence with their own v
David Cameron
Thursday 28 August 2014
David Cameron will deliver a clear message to the leader of the Scottish independence campaign Alex Salmond today, warning there will not be a currency union under any circumstances if Scots vote Yes in the 18 September referendum.
Thursday 28 August 2014
German discounter Lidl is gambling £20m on a new national TV advertising campaign to grab more middle-class shoppers from Tesco and Sainsbury's.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Budget airline Ryanair is looking to entice companies focused on their bottom line to choose its newly launched business class service, as it aims to become the default option for short-haul corporate travel.
Thursday 28 August 2014
The European Central Bank (ECB) has appointed money managers Blackrock to advise the institution on a plan to buy up loans and help revive the bloc’s financial markets.
Thursday 28 August 2014
THE ROYAL Bank of Scotland (RBS) was slapped with a £14.47m fine by the UK’s main banking watchdog yesterday over the quality of its mortgage advice.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde has been charged with “simple negligence” by a court in France, following claims of ministerial wrongdoing surrounding a €400m (£318m) payout to French businessman Bernard Tapie when she wa
Morrisons shopping bags in trolley
Thursday 28 August 2014
The challenges facing Tesco in­coming boss Dave Lewis were further laid bare yesterday after figures out yesterday showed a worsening sales per­formance at Britain’s largest groc­er.
Thursday 28 August 2014
London-listed Monitise saw its shares soar 13.2 per cent yesterday after the mobile banking and payments firm announced a deeper alliance with business giant IBM.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Ephemeral photo messaging app Snapchat is reportedly in the process of raising a new round of investment valuing the mobile messaging app at $10bn (£6bn), far above Facebook’s $3bn takeover offer last year.
Thursday 28 August 2014
CHINESE e-commerce giant Alibaba reported its profits almost tripled in the three months to the end of June.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Upscale jeweller Tiffany & Co raised its full-year profit forecast for a second time following a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, driven by strong sales and higher prices for its high-end jewellery in the Americas, its biggest ma
Thursday 28 August 2014
OneSavings Bank, the first British lender to float on the stock market since the turn of the century, yesterday said lower costs had helped to drive a four-fold rise in half-year profits.    
bananas
Thursday 28 August 2014
Shares in London-listed fruit giant Fyffes jumped yesterday, after a joint announcement with banana colossus Chiquita that the firms identified another $20m (£12.06m) in synergy savings to be made by their merger.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Investors fled Foxton’s shares yesterday after the London property agent warned that it expected a slowdown in the housing market in the second half of the year.
Zlin
Thursday 28 August 2014
Finalists for one of the most prestigious economics prizes in the world have called on the UK government to build at least 40 new garden cities, or continue to face a shortfall in housing supply across the country.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Shares in online fashion retailer Asos soared yesterday on unconfirmed rep­orts that a US company is eyeing a stake in the business.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Fastfood giant McDonald’s yesterday hit back against the closure of five of its restaurants in Russia over what the country’s food regulator Rospotrebnadzor claimed were sanitary problems.
Ramesh Tainwala
Thursday 28 August 2014
Luggage giant Samsonite yesterday announced the appointment of Ramesh Tainwala as chief executive as sales reached a record $1bn (£600m) in the first half of 2014.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Fashion house Estée Lauder UK retail sales were up 10 per cent for the fiscal year ending 30 June.
Balfour Beatty jacket
Thursday 28 August 2014
The value of Balfour Beatty’s public-private partnership portfolio has soar­ed by nearly 50 per cent to over £1bn the major construction company re­vealed yesterday.

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