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Thursday 17 April 2014
THE CO-OP Bank’s ex-chairman Paul Flowers was yesterday charged with possession of class A and C drugs. Flowers was chair of the bank until last summer, when a £1.5bn capital hole was discovered in its finances.
Thursday 17 April 2014
STARBUCKS’ chief executive described London as the “perfect place to grow our European business”, as the coffee giant announced plans to move its regional headquarters from the Netherlands to London by the end of 2014.
Thursday 17 April 2014
SKY IS partnering up with Twitter to embed buttons into its tweets that allow Sky customers to watch or record shows all without leaving their Twitter timelines.
Thursday 17 April 2014
UK-BASED pharmaceuticals giant Glaxosmithkline has been hit by another set of allegations over bribery, admitting yesterday that it is investigating the actions of some staff in Lebanon and Jordan.
Thursday 17 April 2014
THE STRICKEN Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox is to be dismantled after Japanese authorities rejected its plan to revive the business.
Thursday 17 April 2014
FINNISH rock-crushing firm Metso rejected rival engineering company Weir’s takeover offer yesterday, on the grounds that it “is not in the best interest of Metso shareholders”.
Thursday 17 April 2014
HOME buyers are paying the smallest deposits for five years thanks to the return of high loan to value mortgages, research released today suggests.
Thursday 17 April 2014
BURBERRY once again defied fears yesterday of a slowdown in demand for luxury goods in China after shoppers in the country helped drive a 19 per cent rise in group half-year sales.
Thursday 17 April 2014
CHINESE e-commerce titan Alibaba could reach a market valuation of over $196bn (£116.7bn) on its stock market debut, according to IG’s grey market trading leading up to the float.
Thursday 17 April 2014
LONG-STANDING RSA boss Adrian Brown is to leave the company after 25 years, the insurer announced yesterday.
Thursday 17 April 2014
RICHARD Brindle is to leave Lancashire, the property and casualty insurer that he founded in 2005.
Thursday 17 April 2014
FUND manager Charles Stanley has warned that a surge in IT, risk and consultancy costs has pushed its annual profits 10 per cent below forecasts, despite assets under management hitting a record high.
Thursday 17 April 2014
INVESTMENT firm Hargreaves Lansdown yesterday said 133,000 more people started using its fund platform services over the past 12 months, with 33,000 people taking up the service since the start of the year alone.
Thursday 17 April 2014
Chinese officials yesterday rejected US claims its currency is damagingly undervalued, maintaining it is important to stick to its current plan of gradual re-valuations.
Thursday 17 April 2014
One of the founders of Aberdeen Asset Management is set to launch a new wealth management firm on the London stock market this morning.
Thursday 17 April 2014
The New York attorney general is probing more than half a dozen high-speed trading firms, a source said yesterday, as part of his wide-ranging probe into alleged unfair technology advantages on Wall Street.
Thursday 17 April 2014
BHP BILLITON yesterday lifted its full-year production guidance for iron ore and metallurgical coal, having achieved record levels during the first nine months of the year.
Thursday 17 April 2014
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Thursday 17 April 2014
MEXICAN miner Fresnillo said yesterday that it is on track for 2014, despite a significant decline in gold production in the first quarter.
Thursday 17 April 2014
RECKITT Benckiser signalled yesterday that it is leaning towards a spin-off of its troubled pharmaceuticals arm as it posted a better-than-expected rise in fourth quarter sales.
Thursday 17 April 2014
INFLATION in the Eurozone last month dropped to its lowest level in over four years, figures from Brussels revealed yesterday.
Thursday 17 April 2014
CHINA’S economy grew at its slowest annual rate in 18 months at the start of this year, yet the level was faster than economists had expected and gave a boost to stocks in Hong Kong.
Thursday 17 April 2014
MOST finance firms plan on hiking spending on cybersecurity and data management this year, according to a study published yesterday by recruiters Robert Half.
Thursday 17 April 2014
A COMMITTEE of MPs are calling on the government not to scrap the national census, amid concerns that Whitehall is not making the most of the data it already collects.
Thursday 17 April 2014
SHARES of boutique investment bank Moelis & Co rose almost five per cent in their debut yesterday, after it cut the size of its offering and priced below its targeted range.
Thursday 17 April 2014
RUSSIAN steelmaker Evraz yesterday blamed scheduled maintenance works for an eight per cent drop in crude steel production in the first quarter, but said prices for its products had started to pick up at the end of the period.
Thursday 17 April 2014
HOUSEBUILDER Persimmon said yesterday that demand for new houses continued to strengthen, helped by government intervention to help first-time buyers.
Thursday 17 April 2014
RESIDENTIAL landlord Grainger has bought a portfolio of homes in London’s golden postcodes of Kensington and Chelsea for £160m which it plans to refurbish.
Thursday 17 April 2014
BUNZL, the distribution and outsourcing firm, saw its shares climb yesterday after it unveiled three new acquisitions and a rise in revenue and profit.
Thursday 17 April 2014
Quindell, the fast growing insurance claims processor, yesterday said a spate of contract wins helped double profits last quarter to £65.9m.
Thursday 17 April 2014
Energy services firm Hunting said yesterday trading in the first quarter had been slower than expected due to adverse weather in North America and project delays in Asia.
Thursday 17 April 2014
The London Metal Exchange (LME) yesterday lost the first stage of an effort to appeal against a court ruling which halted a reform aimed at reducing logjams at its global network of warehouses.
Thursday 17 April 2014
Irish Residential Property Reit (IRPR)  raised €200m (£164m) in a stock market listing yesterday, meeting its target as it became the third such real estate investment trust to launch in Ireland in the last year.
Thursday 17 April 2014
A TRIO of newly-listed companies joined the main London market yesterday, having raised a total of over £700m in initial public offerings.
Thursday 17 April 2014
SHARES in Snoozebox fell out of bed yesterday after the portable hotel provider said it was raising a further £11m as its annual pre-tax losses doubled.
Thursday 17 April 2014
RETAIL and hospitality voucher firm Eagle Eye Solutions, where former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy is an investor and director, saw its shares jump almost 10 per cent to 180p during its first day of trading yesterday.
Thursday 17 April 2014
Printing technology group Xaar is confident of achieving its full year expectations despite a slight dip in its operating margin compared to last year.
Thursday 17 April 2014
US car parts company Johnson Controls said yesterday it will acquire Air Distribution Technologies from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $1.6bn (£953m), in a move aimed at expanding its offerings in  ventilation products.
Thursday 17 April 2014
Ford Motors will attempt to get its latest model, the 2015 Ford Mustang, up to the top of the Empire State Building in New York today to celebrate the 50th birthday of the model.  The publicity stunt is designed to mimic the launch event for the o
Thursday 17 April 2014
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Thursday 17 April 2014
THE UK’S benchmark stock index rose yesterday after Chinese economic data came in a touch above forecasts, with Tesco rising on aggressive strategy plans and Sports Direct surging on a bullish note about the company.
Thursday 17 April 2014
US stocks rose one per cent yesterday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank’s commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Economists aren’t great at measuring happiness – or a lack thereof – no matter how hard they work on complex methodologies in a bid to record our levels of contentment.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
It’s the video they wish we’d never seen, five top City names take part in a fundraising video for the Young Vic theatre which sees them rip open their shirts and sing at the top of their voices.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Private schools in developing countries achieve better learning outcomes than their government counterparts, a new government study
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Yesterday, Imperial tobacco announced it would be shutting its factories in England and France.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Politicians are tiptoeing around the news that wages are growing faster than inflation – nobody wants to be first to say the cost of living crisis is over, after years of soaring prices.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Finally - the conference Dogecoin investors have been waiting for. The amusingly titled "Dogecon" will be hosted in San Francisco on 25 April, with six hours of panels and keynotes.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
The threat posed by the hard discounters on Britain’s big four retailers has been well documented. 

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