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Fracking
Thursday 20 November 2014
Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos has announced plans to spend $1bn (£639m) in shale gas exploration and production in the UK.
Nigel Farage
Thursday 20 November 2014
As voters in Rochester and Strood finally head to the polls to decide the fate of Ukip defector Mark Reckless, the local electorate will soon be spared the endless stream of leaflets and political door knockers.
Spine chart
Thursday 20 November 2014
Using your smartphone while walking is generally a bad idea, as one unfortunate tourist discovered when she fell off a pier while using Facebook last year.
Pharrell Williams
Thursday 20 November 2014
There's a fight brewing between YouTube and a group representing 46 artists and songwriters including Pharrell Williams, John Lennon and, er, Ira Gerschwin, which could result in all their songs being removed from YouTube.
Thursday 20 November 2014
  Next week is expected to see the start of the Christmas rush with Black Friday on November 28 – a US import that was brought about to stimulate spend after Thanksgiving.   
Thursday 20 November 2014
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rebuffed George Osborne's battle against banker bonus caps - but what do the City's lawyers think of it?  
Honduras
Thursday 20 November 2014
All data is from the United Nations
Centrica
Thursday 20 November 2014
We might be enjoying the milder-than-usual start to winter, but for Centrica it's been the source of lower-than-usual profits.  
Shoppers
Thursday 20 November 2014
Retail sales have continued their upwards trajectory for the 19th month in a row – but it appears to be largely driven by falling prices and discounting.   
Uk wages
Thursday 20 November 2014
Where are the best places to work in the UK if you want to make money? And where do high-powered professionals have superior spending power to the natives?
Snacks
Thursday 20 November 2014
The world is eating more and doing less. The result? Our waistlines are rapidly expanding.  
Ukip
Thursday 20 November 2014
Two Conservative MPs are set to jump ship if Ukip win today's by-election in Rochester and Strood, according to Mark Reckless. He said:
ECB
Thursday 20 November 2014
The speed of recovery in the Eurozone has slowed down again in November, Markit's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), published this morning, suggests
Thursday 20 November 2014
The European court should reject George Osborne's challenge to the EU's cap on banker bonuses, according to one of its senior advisors.
Man walks past share index chart
Thursday 20 November 2014
Shares in beleaguered insurance services provider Quindell rose at much as eight per cent in early trading as it quashed rumours it had attempted to sell off its 25 per cent stake in Nationwide Accident Repair Services.
Mothercare
Thursday 20 November 2014
It has been a busy year for Mothercare.
Royal Bank of Scotland
Thursday 20 November 2014
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has agreed a £56m settlement with financial regulators for an IT system failure in June 2012 - £6m more than the £50m penalty analysts had expected.  
Thursday 20 November 2014
Mortgage rates are poised to break new records and edge even further down.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Europe's biggest privately owned insurance broker Towergate is up for sale just a month after its boss Mark Hodges quit last month.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Roland Rudd (pictured, above right), the chairman of financial communications specialist Finsbury, was celebrating 20 years since he founded the firm last night in a glittering reception at Tate Britain.
Thursday 20 November 2014
US INTEREST rates are expected to rise before those in the UK, as the Federal Reserve last night indicated it will not slow down its path to tighter money despite wobbles in the world economy.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Park-over-the-river lays out restrictions
Ross McEwan
Thursday 20 November 2014
RBS is today expected to receive a fine over its systems failures, which left millions of customers unable to spend or transfer money.
Thursday 20 November 2014
JAPAN’S exports jumped sharply in October in an encouraging sign that there are some drivers of growth in the economy, official figures showed this morning.
Thursday 20 November 2014
SPANISH lender BBVA yesterday bought another €2bn (1.6bn) stake in Turkey’s second largest private bank, Garanti. The 14.89 per cent stake comes from Dogus Holdings, and takes BBVA’s overall stake to 39.9 per cent.
Thursday 20 November 2014
THE GENDER pay gap has fallen to a record low, official figures showed yesterday, as young women now earn more than men. Among 22- to 29-year olds, women earn an average of 1.1 per cent more than men per hour.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Britain is increasingly the home of international business, as the UK’s biggest firms have four-times more foreign directors than their US counterparts. And female representation on boards is also growing strongly
Thursday 20 November 2014
A public consultation has revealed strong support for a proposal by Premier League football club Queens Park Rangers to develop a vast area of west London.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Troubled insurance outsourcer Quindell saw another of its entourage jump ship yesterday when Andy Bryant, techno­logy analyst at its sole remaining broker Cenkos Securities, resigned.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Ukip looks set to win a second seat in parliament today, despite an ugly row which has broken out within the party about comments made by candidate Mark Reckless over repatriation of EU migrants.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Giant bank fines helped the US Department of Justice triple its income from the charges this year, officials revealed last night.
Thursday 20 November 2014
  Fast-growing “ridesharing” app firm Uber hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons again this week as senior executive Emil Michael was reported suggesting the company hire researchers to dig up dirt on its media critics. 
Thursday 20 November 2014
 
Thursday 20 November 2014
  Q What are tied-pubs and how does the arrangement work?  
Thursday 20 November 2014
CAMRA is delighted that, after 10 years of our campaigning, MPs have today voted to introduce a market rent only option for licensees tied to the large pub companies – a move that will secure the future of the Great British Pub.
Thursday 20 November 2014
BRITISH car production went into reverse gear last month as growing uncertainty about economic prospects abroad hit demand.
Thursday 20 November 2014
BRITISH businesses would perform better if they employed a more ethnically diverse workforce, attendees at an Institute of Directors (IoD) business and ethnicity summit heard yesterday.
Thursday 20 November 2014
THE EUROZONE’s construction sector suffered a decline in activity in September.
Thursday 20 November 2014
FIRST it was publishers, then high street retailers, now US giant Amazon is set to disrupt the business model for Britain’s postal service.
Thursday 20 November 2014
RISHIKA SAVJANI | BARCLAYS
Thursday 20 November 2014
Brokerage BGC Partners yesterday promised to make sure it told regulators in future when it bought shares in rivals.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Shares in insurance firm Amlin dipped by more than three per cent yesterday, as the company reported rate reductions across a range of its products during the first nine months of 2014.
Thursday 20 November 2014
CLS HOLDINGS yesterday said the vacancy rate across the group reduced to 3.1 per cent by rental income from 3.5 per cent since the end of June, helped by the markets in London and France.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Aga Rangemaster warned yesterday that continued weaker trading in Europe, particularly in its French and Irish businesses, would hold back its growth for the financial year as a whole.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Substantially more parents are in favour of taking shared parental leave than had been previously estimated by the government, according to a report published yesterday by law firm Linklaters.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Desperate times call for desperate measures. How else to interpret the crude insinuation from BG Group that its newly anointed chief executive might not join if investors vote down a one-off share award worth £12m?  
Thursday 20 November 2014
D&D London is to open its first restaurant in Scotland after signing up to Land Securities’ Buchanan Galleries development in Glasgow.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Communications watchdog Ofcom yesterday announced the appointment of Steve Unger as interim chief executive until the post is filled permanently in early 2015. He will replace Ed Richards who leaves his post at the end of the year.
Thursday 20 November 2014
SHAREHOLDERS in investment vehicle Melrose Industries can expect a payout of around £200m early next year, after the company confirmed in a trading update yesterday that it would be making a return of capital in 2015.
Thursday 20 November 2014
HICL Infrastructure yesterday reported that its first-half pre-tax profit rose to £132m from last year’s £71.4m. Profit after tax improved to £131.9m from £71.3m in the prior year.

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