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Marmite
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Britain's biggest firms are lagging behind US and Asian firms in terms of innovation, according to a new report that lists just one UK firm among the world’s 50 most innovative companies.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
TWITTER last night released a disappointing set of results with indicators of user engagement falling and the growth in active users showing signs of slowing.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
SHARES fell in all the big four British banks yesterday, despite the group passing the European Central Bank’s stress tests.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
London Bridge was closed last night, causing traffic chaos, after a fire broke out at a nearby building site.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Huge fines and revelations about some bankers’ bad behaviour in years gone by is obscuring recent progress made in cleaning up the industry, Bank of England deputy governor Minouche Shafik said last night.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
RETAILERS saw strong sales growth in the year to October after cooling temperatures prompted delayed purchases of winter clothes.
Marussia
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Formula One team Marussia has become the latest to be placed into administration, following Caterham, which entered administration on Friday.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Sir Philip Green and popstar Beyonce are to embark on a joint venture producing a global athletic streetwear collection under a company called Parkwood Topshop Athletic.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Flybe launched its first service to London City Airport yesterday, aiming to connect the regions with the heart of London’s financial district, just over a year after it left Gatwick during its restructuring.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
CITIZENS bank reported healthy profit growth yesterday in its first set of quarterly results since RBS sold off a 25 per cent stake in the US retail lender.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
CHARLES Stanley yesterday promoted chief investment officer Paul Abberley to the role of chief executive.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
THE CO-OP Bank yesterday promoted Dennis Holt to become chairman of its board, after eight months as a senior non-executive at the troubled finance firm.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
The Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) wants to float on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim), yesterday announcing its plans to go public.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
A NEW investment vehicle led by ex-Stobart boss Avril Palmer-Baunack and backed by blue chip investors braved choppy markets yesterday to announce a float of the business.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
LONDON-LISTED Salamander Energy yesterday confirmed that it has received a conditional proposal from Ophir Energy with respect to a potential offer for the company.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
ENERGY company Cepsa was Spain’s first private oil firm when it was founded in 1929, with its first refinery in Tenerife.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
LONDON-LISTED Ophir, which is also headquartered in the city, was founded in 2004 and floated on the stock exchange in 2011.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
BUSINESS sentiment in Germany continued its steep decline this month, dampening hopes that its economy will see an end-of-year recovery.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
EUROZONE lending and money supply growth showed signs of recovery in September, new data has revealed.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Last night saw the annual Spear’s Wealth Management Awards come to The Savoy and with them, The Spear’s 500.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
OIL PRICES will continue to decline in 2015, according to analysts form Goldman Sachs, who have also stated that the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has lost its pricing power.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
MINING firm Petra Diamonds has reported its highest quarterly production since the company launched in 1997, at 833,744 carats for the first quarter of 2014-15, up two per cent from the 816,735 carats recorded at the same time last year.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
EMERGENCY power supplier APR Energy’s shares fell by 6.6 per cent yesterday after the company warned that profit may fall at the lower end of expectations for 2014 in its third quarter results published yesterday.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
UK PENSION provider Partnership Assurance revealed yesterday that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) had ceased its investigation into the company in relation to possible breaches of the regulator’s Retail Distribution Review (RDR) rules.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
INSURER LV has announced sales of £1.14bn in its life business during the first nine months of 2014, up from £1.03bn last year.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
SERVICES and software provider Innovation Group has been contracted by Zurich Insurance in Germany to provide its customers with access to vehicle repair bodyshops.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
A DOZEN investment industry heavyweights yesterday promised to band together to promote a long-term approach to business in the companies in which they invest.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
THE EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) bought €1.7bn (£1.34bn) worth of bonds last week as it began its new purchase programme, data published yesterday reveals.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Universities are not producing the graduates needed for London’s booming tech sector.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
SILICON Valley’s stranglehold of creating leading software businesses is weakening as less than 40 per cent of the 134 software companies reaching a billion-dollar valuation over the past 10 years have come from the legendary tech hub.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
INSURERS are refusing to cover new Range Rovers in London after a spate of thefts of the high-end cars. Underwriters are wary of insuring the models, which cost around £100,000, unless they are parked securely and have tracking devices.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
RANGERS chief executive Graham Wallace has resigned after less than a year in the role, as the Scottish football club accepted a £2m loan from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
RETAILER Mothercare raised a further slug of cash to boost its digital expansion yesterday after banks placed the leftover shares from its rights issue.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
MINING company Condor Gold has finalised the terms of an equity subscription agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, to raise approximately £3.51m.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
MINING firm Anglo American yesterday reported the delivery of first ore on ship from its Minas-Rio iron ore project in Brazil.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
AN ANNOUNCEMENT by Randgold Resources stating that its Tongon mine in Cote d’Ivoire has finally turned a corner after experiencing technical difficulties failed to stop a decline in its share price yesterday.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
SAVINGS and investment company Standard Life announced yesterday that Kevin Parry has joined the company as a non-executive director, taking up the role with immediate effect.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Buyout group Advent has sold a unit of its German books-to-cosmetics retailer Douglas to rival private equity firm 3i, making headway in a revamp ahead of a planned exit from the investment.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
DENNY’S, the US hamburger chain, yesterday reported an 18.7 per cent increase in third-quarter profit. Revenue for the quarter came in at $117m, higher than forecasts of $115.4m.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
HUNTSMAN yesterday reported third quarter profit almost three times as high as last year, helped by a tax benefit and increased revenues.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
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Tuesday 28 October 2014
BRITAIN’S top equity index fell yesterday, weighed down by financials after Lloyds only narrowly passed a regulatory health check of Europe’s banks.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
US STOCKS ended near flat yesterday, pausing after the S&P 500’s biggest weekly gain since January 2013, while energy shares fell with another decline in oil prices.
Monarch Airlines
Monday 27 October 2014
700 employees of Luton-based Monarch Airlines will be made redundant and many more will face pay cuts of 30 per cent, under an agreement to save the company.   
Twitter
Monday 27 October 2014
Twitter shares dropped in value by as much as eight per cent in after hours trading, highlighting concerns about the micro-blogging site's user growth.  
Bank of England
Monday 27 October 2014
Minouche Shafik, deputy governor of the Bank of England (BoE), said today that more could be done to punish traders who attempt to manipulate financial markets.  
Cells
Monday 27 October 2014
There seems to be little reasoning behind the mind's decision to remember some experiences and forget others.
Childcare
Monday 27 October 2014
When I was a child, Radio 4 was permanently on in the kitchen, and I still listen to it at every opportunity.  I have never been a great fan of the Archers, but it has been a constant in my life, despite the banal story lines.  
Monday 27 October 2014
A €300m (£236m) investment programme proposed by incoming EU president Jean-Claude Juncker will form the basis of the bloc's fiscal union, a senior EU politician has said.

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