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Sir Philip Hampton
Thursday 25 September 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has confirmed that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) chairman Sir Philip Hampton has been appointed to lead its board.
Microchip
Thursday 25 September 2014
Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) has extended the deadline for US company Microchip Technology to make a takeover bid.  
Mike Ashley
Thursday 25 September 2014
Mike Ashley isn't averse to taking a flutter.
iPhone 6
Thursday 25 September 2014
Apple made a statement overnight apologising for the "great inconvenience" created by its flawed iOS 8 operating software.
Philip Clarke
Thursday 25 September 2014
New revelation puts spotlight on former CEO
Thursday 25 September 2014
CAPTAIN Paul McGinley is a step closer to revealing Europe’s opening pairings after his side held their latest practice session at Gleneagles yesterday as Ryder Cup anticipation reaches fever pitch.
Thursday 25 September 2014
The speaker of the House of Commons has agreed to recall parliament tomorrow, paving the way for UK air strikes of Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq.
Thursday 25 September 2014
SHARES in pharmaceutical giant Glaxo­SmithKline (GSK) rose slightly in late afternoon trading yesterday after it emerged that Sir Philip Hampton was likely to be named as its new chairman.
Thursday 25 September 2014
STRUGGLING smartphone maker BlackBerry yesterday launched an unconventional new device, called the Passport, that it hoped would help to restore its presence in the smartphone market.
Ross McEwan
Thursday 25 September 2014
Shares in RBS’ American spin-off bank Citizens jumped sharply yesterday on their first day of trading.
Thursday 25 September 2014
BHP Billiton is seriously considering offering an additional London listing for its new mining spin off, in a potential victory for UK shareholders who had pushed for such a move since demerger proposals a month ago.
Vince Cable
Thursday 25 September 2014
One challenger bank will get a boost from the government when the British Business Bank guarantees its loans to small firms, under a pilot scheme to be launched at the end of October.
Thursday 25 September 2014
RUSSIA had its growth forecasts slashed by the World Bank yesterday due to ongoing geopolitical tensions coupled with a lack of reform.
Thursday 25 September 2014
MORE than one thousand cabbies brought congestion to roads around Trafalgar Square yesterday in a demonstration against what they termed Transport for London’s “incompetence” in taking on taxi-booking app Uber, illegal minicab touting and electric
Thursday 25 September 2014
THE UK  motor insurance sector is in for a major shake up after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) yesterday revealed a range of measures to promote competition.
Thursday 25 September 2014
ASSURA yesterday tapped investors for £180m through a share placing as it looked to bolster its portfolio of medical centres across the UK.
Thursday 25 September 2014
Logistics firm DHL announced yesterday that it was using a drone to fly parcels to the German island of Juist, in what maybe the first time an unmanned aircraft has been allowed to deliver goods in Europe.
Thursday 25 September 2014
German businesses are at their most downbeat in almost two years, influential survey data showed yesterday, indicating the driving force behind any Eurozone recovery may itself be running out of steam.
Thursday 25 September 2014
Shoppers’ spending power is starting to recover from the long squeeze of low pay rises and high inflation, according to data from Asda. The average household had discretionary income of £172 per week in August, up £5 on the year.
Thursday 25 September 2014
DUBLIN’S property prices are soaring faster than London’s, soaring 25.1 per cent in the year to August, easily outstripping the British capital’s 19.1 per cent rise.
Thursday 25 September 2014
THE TURBULENCE from Japan’s sales tax hike in April has subsided and growth has steadied, according to a popular business survey.
Thursday 25 September 2014
The bank of England is cutting the data published on support offered to banks when they get in trouble, in the hope that secrecy will give lenders time to recover before investors find out.
Outsour­cery homepage
Thursday 25 September 2014
Cloud computing firm Outsour­cery, led by co-chief executive and BBC Dragons’ Den star Piers Linney, saw its shares fall 7.7 per cent yesterday to 15p as investors sold stock due to partners, including Vodafone, generating revenues for the firm
Thursday 25 September 2014
A new inquiry into competition in the postal sector was launched by MPs yesterday, following warnings by Royal Mail that its universal service obligation (USO) might be at risk due to rivals “cherry picking” profitable areas.
Thursday 25 September 2014
BOND manager Pimco is under investigation over allegations it submitted bogus prices for its $3.6bn (£2.2bn) Total Return exchange traded fund (ETF).
Thursday 25 September 2014
NEWSPAPER group Trinity Mirror, publisher of the Daily Mirror, yesterday admitted liability over hacking the phones of four people and said it would pay compensation.
Topps Tiles homepage
Thursday 25 September 2014
Topps Tiles expects pre-tax profits to have risen by one-third this year, with revenue also up as the buoyant housing market encourages home improvements.
Thursday 25 September 2014
HOUSE of Fraser, the department store chain recently sold for £48m, yesterday announced adjusted earnings of £8.6m for the first half, boosted by a 29 per cent rise in online sales.
Thursday 25 September 2014
Thousands of pubs, bars and restaurants yesterday cut their prices by 7.5 per cent as part of a campaign to cut VAT. Tax Equality Day saw 15,000 businesses reduce prices of food and drink.
Thursday 25 September 2014
ES Group
Thursday 25 September 2014
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Thursday 25 September 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index yesterday ended higher, with gains from BHP Billiton on its plan to list a spin-off company also in London and supportive com­ments from ECB chief Mario Draghi.
Thursday 25 September 2014
US SHARES jumped in a broad advance yesterday, with the S&P 500 snapping a three-day losing streak and climbing back above a key technical level in a move that pointed to improving near-term momentum.
Wales
Wednesday 24 September 2014
After the drama of the Scottish referendum, support for Welsh independence has fallen to its lowest ever level. 44.7 per cent of Scots votedf for independence, but only three per cent of Welsh people want to be independent.
GoPro
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Go-Pro shares are up 173 per cent on their
France unemployment
Wednesday 24 September 2014
It may well be just a blip, but the number of unemployed people in France has fallen by 0.3 per cent, month on month.
The euro has dropped below $1.28 a depth it hasn't plumbed since July 2013
Wednesday 24 September 2014
And down goes the Euro. The currency has dropped below $1.28 a depth it hasn't plumbed since July 2013.
Blackberry Passport
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Blackberry's share price jumped over three per cent on the Nasdaq this morning, following the launch of Passport, its "innovative" new smartphone.  
Galaxy Note 4
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Samsung will launch its brand new Galaxy Note 4 "phablet" ahead of schedule in China and South Korea this week.  
Beer
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The price of food and drink in 15,000 pubs and restaurants was cut by 7.5 per cent today as businesses came together to show the benefits of cutting VAT. Unfortunately the cut is a temporary one.
Taxi sign on front of cab
Wednesday 24 September 2014
London cab drivers brought parts of the capital to a standstill today as they protested against Transport for London's transport policies.
London houses
Wednesday 24 September 2014
We thought the rate of house price growth in London was extreme - but new figures show it has been outpaced by that in Dublin. 
Tesco
Wednesday 24 September 2014
It hasn't been a great week for Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis, what with discovering a £250m black hole in his balance sheet, having to suspend four executives, and then being subjected to the humiliation of a series of regulators saying they w
London skyline
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Londoners are the unhappiest people in the country and the most anxious - but we are still happier than we’ve ever been before.
Mars
Wednesday 24 September 2014
In the 1950s and 1960s the US and Russia battled it out to be the first country to make it to the moon. Now, the space race has shifted its attention to our neighbouring planet, Mars.   
Reading
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Amazon's share price fell in early trading today, after it emerged that a group of more than 1,000 authors were poised to take the standoff with publisher Hachette to the US Department of Justice.   
Sir Philip Hampton
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Shares in pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline rose slightly in late afternoon trading after it emerged Sir Philip Hampton is likely to be named as its new chairman.
Blackberry Passport
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Blackberry’s Passport is the new strangely shaped smartphone the company hopes will help restore its diminished presence in the smartphone market.  
Richard Branson
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Entitled "why we are letting Virgin staff take as much holiday as they want" a Richard Branson blog post is making waves.
Vladimir Putin
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned Ukraine that its access to Russian markets could be hampered if it goes ahead with a planned trade agreement with the EU.

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