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Wednesday 16 April 2014
Engineering firm WS Atkins yesterday said it has been selected as the preferred bidder on a decommissioning contract for a Sellafield nuclear facility, as part of an equal three-way joint venture with France’s Areva and UK firm Mace.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
THE UK’S top shares sank to their lowest close in three weeks yesterday, hit by mining companies on concern about demand, while the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and doubts about corporate earnings hurt broader sentiment.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
US stocks ended a volatile session higher yesterday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq’s advance.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Buying a home in the UK will set you back £235,000 on average, according to the latest figures published this morning by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Tuesday 15 April 2014
A shareholder at Rio Tinto’s annual meeting today accused the company of “getting as bad as BP”, referring to its health and safety record due to 33 deaths at the Grasberg mine in Indonesia last year.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
A Belgium court has ruled that one of the world's most innovative taxi services, Uber, is now illegal. Should the company have the temerity to continue its business it will be fined €10,000 (£8,200) for each violation.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Imperial Tobacco has announced this afternoon that it’s shutting factories in England and France, resulting in around 900 job losses.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
This morning’s official figures confirmed another drop in inflation, with consumer prices rising by only 1.6 per cent in the year to February, the lowest in
Tuesday 15 April 2014
US stock futures have edged slightly lower on the back of inflation and manufacturing data. US inflation inched up in March by 0.2 per cent, meaning an annual rate of 1.5 per cent.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
The race to use drones is the latest gold rush to consume our technology giants. One by one the main players are scooping up drone making firms, coming up with drone master plans and picking up the drone scent where others have left off. 
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Coca-Cola has announced a fall in profits of eight per cent for the first quarter of 2014 after volumes in Europe wa
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Competition is hotting up in the London office market, with space under offer now at its highest level since 2000, thanks to companies, who had previously shelved plans to move, kick-starting their search for new locations in the capital.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
The European Union has proudly announced that it will be lifting €500m worth of tariffs on Ukrainian goods.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Want to understand what's driving stunning UK house price growth? The answer lies with a lack of planning permits, says Sam Bowman, research director at the Adam Smith Institute.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Investor confidence in the Eurozone reached a high last seen in July 2011 this month.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Inflation keeps moving lower, having fallen below the Bank of England's two per cent threshold in January for the first time in four years.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
JD Sports has reported a profit before tax jump of 27 per cent to £77m, beating analysts' estimates of £74m.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Pub operator Punch Taverns has achieved a profit before tax of £50m for the 28 weeks to 1 March and is on track to meet
Tuesday 15 April 2014
European markets are expected flat to mixed this morning, following yesterday’s turnaround on the back of a strong retail sales reading from the US, which quelled fears over the situation in Ukraine.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Debenhams has just announced a fall in half-year pre-tax profit of 24.5 per cent, to £85.2m.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Foster's brewer SABMiller has reported a rise in net producer revenue of three per cent for the year to 31 March.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Asian shares are in retreat as tensions in Ukraine and the credit slowdown in China tempered investors optimism after improved US economic data.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
THE RAPID increase in Chinese demand for gold is set to continue even as the economy’s growth moderates, according to forecasts released by the World Gold Council this morning.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
FOREIGN secretary William Hague has accused Russia’s President Putin of a “gross, deliberate and premeditated violation of the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine,” after pro-Russian forces ignored warnings to leave areas of eastern Ukraine.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
TESCO is having a second stab at the US market, announcing plans yesterday to open the first franchise stores of its clothing business F&F across the pond.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
TECHNOLOGY giant Google has snapped up Titan Aerospace, a start-up that develops drones, for an undisclosed sum.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
EUROPEAN politicians are today expected to approve new measures to restrict high frequency trading firms (HFTs), which use super fast data connections to profit from movements in security prices.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
IN the dreadful communist days, Ukraine and Poland used to be equally poor. The former was part of the Soviet Union, and Poland was one of the USSR’s satellite nations, belonging to the Warsaw pact.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
US STOCKS closed up last night as healthy retail sales data for March boosted confidence in the world’s largest economy.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
GLENCORE Xstrata yesterday swooped for Chad-focused oil company Caracal Energy, offering $1.3bn (£780m) to beat off a rival bid from Canada’s TransGlobe Energy.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
BARCLAYS is set to hire City heavyweight Crawford Gillies to chair the board’s remuneration committee in a move that could defuse a simmering row over bankers’ pay.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
UK RETAIL sales fell in March as cash-strapped shoppers cut back again on spending on areas including food and furniture, industry figures reveal today.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
BOND traders at banks have had it easy for decades – a rising market makes it pretty simple to make money. On core instruments like US Treasuries, yields have been falling and prices rising steadily for years.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
CITIGROUP’S shares soared yesterday as the bank reported a surprise rise in profits for the first quarter of the year. Profits rose four per cent on the year to $3.9bn (£2.3bn), despite revenues dipping one per cent to $20.1bn.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
A TRIO of former workers at interdealer broker ICAP are due in court today over claims they were involved in efforts to manipulate key interest rate benchmark Libor.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
TRADITIONALISTS at the Co-operative were under fire from workers yesterday, as Unite the Union backed major reforms to the mutual’s governance structure.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
GLAXOSMITHKLINE is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors to promote one of its drugs, it emerged yesterday.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
G4S’s CHIEF executive was paid £1.46m last year, including a £648,000 bonus, as the board praised Ashley Almanza’s efforts to turn around the troubled outsourcing firm since Nick Buckles’ departure last May.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
EXCHANGES giant CME Group hopes to channel another $160bn (£95.6bn) per day of currency trades through its marketplaces when it sets up a new European unit this month.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
THE FREEZE in fuel duty will boost the economy by up to £7.5bn, a new government report calculated yesterday, arguing that cheaper petrol prices will lead to higher spending and increased investment.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
A MAN has died and another was injured after part of a building collapsed at 20 Grosvenor Square in central London yesterday.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
SHARES in French Connection leapt nearly 11 per cent yesterday, reaching their highest level in almost three years after the fashion group posted a strong start to the year.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
SHERLOCK, Doctor Who and Life on Mars will soon become available on Amazon Prime Instant after the online retail giant signed a deal to add top BBC shows to its revamped video streaming subscription service, formerly known as LoveFilm.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
THE EUROZONE’S industry grew at a faster pace than analysts expected in February, climbing by 1.7 per cent from the same month in 2013 as the currency union continued its modest recovery.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
THE GREEK government’s spending and tax revenue came in close to target for 2013 but the country’s deficit remains significant, despite positive headlines following last week’s successful bond issues.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
TRADERS have ramped up their bets on sterling, with a big jump in the number of hedge funds taking long positions in the pound in expectation of a rate hike, US data shows.

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