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Oxford Street
Thursday 21 August 2014
Commuting is an unavoidable but often nightmarish daily mission and will be for the foreseeable future- unless remote working by drone becomes a reality or robots takeover your job.
Ryanair plane
Thursday 21 August 2014
The outspoken boss of budget airline Ryanair will begin talks with the Cypriot government about a possible takeover of Cyprus Airways, despite previously claiming he was "not particularly interested" in buying the airline.
Ebola virus
Thursday 21 August 2014
Clashes have broken out between police and protesters against restrictions imposed to limit the spread of Ebola in the Liberian capital Monrovia.  
NFL
Thursday 21 August 2014
What's the most valuable sports league in the world?
Oil well
Thursday 21 August 2014
An independent Scotland could start to feel the impact of depleting oil and gas reserves in just 15 years, according to a leading figure in the oil industry.
Dilma Rousseff
Thursday 21 August 2014
As the South American country limbers up for elections, the government is trying to stoke the economy with  a second injection of cash in less than a month.
Bitcoin
Thursday 21 August 2014
China's three largest Bitcoin exchanges have joined forces to warn New York regulators of the potential damage if proposed regulations for cryptocurrency are implemented.
WH Smith
Thursday 21 August 2014
WH Smith announced this morning that it expects positive results for the year ending 31 August.   
Terry Pratchett Choosing to Die
Thursday 21 August 2014
Brits accounted for nearly a quarter of assisted deaths in Switzerland in the last four years, with the total number of what academics have dubbed “suicide tourists” doubling in that time.   
Apple iPhone in Apple store
Thursday 21 August 2014
As the hype surrounding the iPhone 6 reaches fever pitch ahead of its supposed unveiling on 9 September, new images claim to show the compl
Money
Thursday 21 August 2014
In July 2013, the UK's public sector balance was in deficit of £200m, according to data released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).  
Car manufacturing in Germany
Thursday 21 August 2014
Weak recovery in Europe's manufacturing industry continued in August, data published this morning showed.
Shopping
Thursday 21 August 2014
Retail sales rose 2.6 per cent year on year in July, according to the Office for National Statistics – in contrast to the British Retail Consortium figures that claimed retail sales had fallen 0.3 per cent in the same month.   
Thursday 21 August 2014
Insurance outsourcer Quindell has reported an 119 per cent increase in half-year revenue for the six months ended 30 June, news that will boost its defamation charge against analyst Gotham City Research.
George Osborne
Thursday 21 August 2014
George Osborne was accused of unreasonably withholding information on ministers’ meetings with Lloyds and Co-op bankers in a series of confrontational letters published yesterday.
Thursday 21 August 2014
The biggest energy suppliers in the UK yesterday brushed off Labour’s latest plan to curb bad behaviour in the gas and electricity market.
Thursday 21 August 2014
The invasion of supermarkets into the fashion sector is hot­ting up after hard discounter Lidl announced yesterday it was entering the fray.
Mark Carney
Thursday 21 August 2014
Two policymakers finally split from the Bank of England’s unprecedented unanimity this month, voting for what would be the first interest rate hike in six years.
David Cameron returns from holiday
Thursday 21 August 2014
David Cameron yesterday called the death of American journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic State (IS) militants “an act of murder without any justification”.
Thursday 21 August 2014
THE FEDERAL Reserve may raise interest rates at a faster pace than currently expected, if the country’s recent rapid growth continues.
Thursday 21 August 2014
IT WAS a case of third time unlucky for Carillion yesterday, as plans for the ambitious mega-merger between it and Balfour Beatty lay in taters.
Brian Moynihan
Thursday 21 August 2014
Bank of America is reportedly set to pay out $17bn (£10.2bn) to US authorities and in consumer relief, in a bid to settle an investigation into sales of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 crisis.
Ivan Glasenberg
Thursday 21 August 2014
Mining and commodities giant Glen­core kept to its commitment to reward shareholders as it announced a $1bn share buyback yesterday, with shares rising on the news and strong first-half results that saw its profits rise above expectations.
Thursday 21 August 2014
COMPUTER colossus Hewlett-Packard (HP) last night reported an uptick in revenues during the second quarter of the year, with demand for hardware helping to keep the company growing.
Steve Marshall
Thursday 21 August 2014
Balfour Beatty's chairman Steve Marshall has had a lot of practice in fighting tough battles and working to turnaround businesses.
Thursday 21 August 2014
Most homeowners in the south east are worried about the impact of an interest rate hike in the next 12 months, a Halifax study shows today. However, increasing numbers are preparing for the increase by fixing their mortgage payments.
Thursday 21 August 2014
MORTGAGE lending hit its highest level in six years in July, industry data showed yesterday, dampen­ing worries that the housing market was slowing down.
Thursday 21 August 2014
BRITISH households saw no end in sight to the UK’s earnings squeeze this month, despite a significantly improved outlook for employment.
Thursday 21 August 2014
A BOOST to industrial orders this month is bucking expectations for a slowdown in the second half of the year, according to a major UK business body.
Thursday 21 August 2014
A RECORD number of Britons are self-employed, official figures showed yesterday, with older workers particularly likely to work for themselves.
Thursday 21 August 2014
THE ARGENTINIAN government revealed draft legislation yesterday, with measures that would allow Buenos Aires to circumvent the US legal ruling that had brought the country to a technical default.
Thursday 21 August 2014
JAPAN’S exporters recorded a welcome jump in sales this July, with outward trade up by 3.9 per cent since the same month last year, a positive signal after a sales tax hike was brought in by the government earlier this year.
Thursday 21 August 2014
THE EUROZONE’S construction sector recorded another slump in June, driven by a decline in Spain, according to official figures released yesterday.
Thursday 21 August 2014
THE EUROPEAN Parliament is dealing with an unmanageable thicket of new red tape, and should stop planning any rules for the next three years in order to deal with the backlog, KPMG consultants argued in a report published today.
Thursday 21 August 2014
EUROPEAN banks must publish a break down of their financial strength in each country and in each different business unit, the European Banking Authority (EBA) said yesterday.
Thursday 21 August 2014
Copenhagen-listed brewer Carlsberg saw its shares fall as much as 4.6 per cent during trading yesterday after warning its 2014 profit would drop due to the deteriorating Russian market.
Thursday 21 August 2014
Shares in Heineken rose nearly seven per cent yesterday after the Dutch brewing giant played down concerns over Russia and delivered better-than-expected beer sales in the Americas, Africa and the Middle East.
Warren Buffett
Thursday 21 August 2014
Berkshire Hathaway yesterday agreed to pay an $896,000 (£540,000) fine to settle a US government allegations that it violated anti-trust rules by failing to report a transaction that boosted its stake in building products company USG Corp.
Thursday 21 August 2014
Brazil's government yesterday unveiled a flurry of economic measures as the country teetered on the brink of a recession.
Thursday 21 August 2014
JUST a week after Ladbrokes posted a 50 per cent slump in profit during the first half of 2014, in spite of the World Cup betting, its chief executive Richard Glynn received a £1m share award yesterday based on the bookie’s performance.
Snapchat
Thursday 21 August 2014
Ephemeral photo messaging app Snapchat could soon offer more than just pictures and videos as it is reportedly in talks with a host of media companies and advertisers about offering perishable news and ads to users.
Mamas & Papas
Thursday 21 August 2014
Mamas & Papas, the struggling upmarket nursery chain, has hired business advisory firm Deloitte to negotiate a company voluntary agreement (CVA) with landlords as it seeks to shed its onerous leases and turn itself around.
Thursday 21 August 2014
NOKIA lost a key member of its senior management team yesterday, as the Finnish firm continues to realign its strategy following the €5.44bn (£4.3bn) sale of its mobile phone division to Microsoft.
Robin Thicke
Thursday 21 August 2014
Music recognition service Shazam now has more than 100m mobile monthly active users, a 34 per cent jump year-on-year, the London-based tech firm said yesterday.
Thursday 21 August 2014
THE RUSSIAN government closed down four McDonalds outlets in Moscow yesterday, following a round of sanctions against western agricultural products.
Thursday 21 August 2014
Norway's massive sovereign wealth fund yesterday announced that it was likely to hang on to its $8.2bn (£4.93bn) worth of Russian assets des­pite Western sanctions on Moscow.
Thursday 21 August 2014
AFC ENERGY, the fuel-cell power company that counts Chelsea FC billionaire owner Roman Abramovich as a major shareholder, yesterday announced the appointment of Christopher Tawney as its new finance director.
Thursday 21 August 2014
Shares in Gem Diamonds soared yesterday to their highest level in two years after the mining company announced a huge increase in first-half earnings.
Walkie Talkie building
Thursday 21 August 2014
Builders scaled the heights of the Walkie Talkie skyscraper in the City yesterday as work got underway to install “aluminium fins” that will prevent its windows reflecting ultra-bright rays and dazzling passers-by.   

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