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Thursday 17 April 2014
RETAIL and hospitality voucher firm Eagle Eye Solutions, where former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy is an investor and director, saw its shares jump almost 10 per cent to 180p during its first day of trading yesterday.
Thursday 17 April 2014
Printing technology group Xaar is confident of achieving its full year expectations despite a slight dip in its operating margin compared to last year.
Thursday 17 April 2014
US car parts company Johnson Controls said yesterday it will acquire Air Distribution Technologies from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $1.6bn (£953m), in a move aimed at expanding its offerings in  ventilation products.
Thursday 17 April 2014
Ford Motors will attempt to get its latest model, the 2015 Ford Mustang, up to the top of the Empire State Building in New York today to celebrate the 50th birthday of the model.  The publicity stunt is designed to mimic the launch event for the o
Thursday 17 April 2014
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Thursday 17 April 2014
THE UK’S benchmark stock index rose yesterday after Chinese economic data came in a touch above forecasts, with Tesco rising on aggressive strategy plans and Sports Direct surging on a bullish note about the company.
Thursday 17 April 2014
US stocks rose one per cent yesterday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank’s commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Economists aren’t great at measuring happiness – or a lack thereof – no matter how hard they work on complex methodologies in a bid to record our levels of contentment.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
It’s the video they wish we’d never seen, five top City names take part in a fundraising video for the Young Vic theatre which sees them rip open their shirts and sing at the top of their voices.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Private schools in developing countries achieve better learning outcomes than their government counterparts, a new government study
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Yesterday, Imperial tobacco announced it would be shutting its factories in England and France.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Politicians are tiptoeing around the news that wages are growing faster than inflation – nobody wants to be first to say the cost of living crisis is over, after years of soaring prices.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Finally - the conference Dogecoin investors have been waiting for. The amusingly titled "Dogecon" will be hosted in San Francisco on 25 April, with six hours of panels and keynotes.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
The threat posed by the hard discounters on Britain’s big four retailers has been well documented. 
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, is on track to reach a $188bn (£111.9bn) market valuation when it floats on the US stock market in coming weeks and is expected to raise $16bn, making it the biggest technology float in history.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
A gaggle of business leaders including Deborah Meaden, Tech Hub’s Andrew Tibbitts and CEO of London & Partners Gordon Innes braved the chill at the New Covent Garden flower market this morning to bang the drum for Dot London.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
US stock futures suggest a higher open for US markets, following European counterparts and after Yahoo’s reporting of earnings that beat estimates.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Deutsche Bank could be looking to dispose some gambling property, according to reports. But we're not referring to typical "casino banking" here. Instead, Deutsche is preparing for the sale of some more traditional gambling properties.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
The former chairman of the Co-op bank, Paul Flowers, has been charged with offences over class A and class C drugs.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
The shock fall seen in Eurozone inflation in March has been confirmed this morning.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
BRITAIN’S railways are being funded increasingly by passengers as the government trims back its subsidies.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Perhaps finally an ease to consumer budgets, and a chance that the "cost of living crisis" meme may start to fade away.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
RSA Insurance's attempts to renew itself continue.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
European bourses are expected to open higher today. After a very choppy day yesterday, US markets closed up, despite Russian claims that Ukraine’s “close to civil war”.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Housebuilder Persimmon has seen its total forward sales revenue climb 35 per cent higher compared to what it was in 2013.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Tesco, the world's third-largest supermarket, has announced a 6.9 per cent drop in full-year underlying profit before tax, to £3.05bn.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Fashion heavyweight Burberry has reported a boost in revenue of 19 per cent to £1.3bn for the six months to 31 March.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Asian shares have been given a boost after US technology stocks led a better performance on Wall Street.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
THE HUGE gap in economic fortunes between workers in different parts of Europe was laid bare yesterday, as new figures from Brussels showed unemployment rates stretching from 2.6 per cent in parts of Germany to a staggering 36.3 per cent in southe
Wednesday 16 April 2014
THE UKRAINIAN government deployed forces in the east of the country yesterday, as Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned that Ukraine is on the brink of a civil war.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
PASSENGERS are now paying for almost 60 per cent of the running costs of Britain’s railways, as the government cuts its share of the bill and more Brits take the train.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
LONDON’S hyperactive housing market is sending prices surging up, rising at more than three times the pace of the rest of the UK during the year to February.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
INFLATION, as Milton Friedman used to argue, is a form of taxation without legislation. Wealth is taken from some people – for example, holders of cash – and given to others – such as those with large debts.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
CONSUMER prices are now rising at the slowest pace in four and a half years, a dramatic turnaround which could end the pressure on family incomes from years of above-target inflation.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
FINANCIAL TIMES
Wednesday 16 April 2014
EUROPE’S banking union was voted through by MEPs yesterday after two years of work on the plan to break the link between banks and their government’s finances.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
HIGH frequency traders (HFT) will have to stop work when regulators deem markets too volatile, under rules voted through by the European Parliament yesterday.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
EUROPEAN firms will have to publish updates on areas as varied as their environmental impact, gender diversity and corporate social responsibility programmes under rules approved yesterday.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
THREE Co-op Group directors are working on implementing Lord Myners’ reforms as fast as possible, City A.M. understands, hitting back at the non-execs who have campaigned against the changes.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
STRUGGLING internet icon Yahoo last night reported sluggish revenue growth for the first quarter of 2014. But its shares were boosted by strong revenues at Alibaba, a Chinese firm in which Yahoo has a 24 per cent stake.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
TWITTER welcomed another tech firm into its flock yesterday with the acquisition of Gnip, a provider of social data to websites such as Reddit, Instagram and Tumblr, for an undisclosed sum.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
UKIP party officials were on the attack yesterday, after claims that leader Nigel Farage misused allowances from the European parliament.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
NEW YORK regulators have stepped up their investigation into claims Credit Suisse helped clients evade taxes, it emerged yesterday.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
A TOP currency trader at Lloyds Banking Group has quit his job in the midst of an investigation into allegations of attempted market manipulation.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
CONSUMER watchdog Which? is calling for an investigation into competition in the current account market, after it emerged that just two per cent of people have switched accounts since new guarantees came into effect in September last year.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
THREE former brokers at Icap were in court yesterday facing allegations of conspiracy to defraud by trying to manipulate key inter-bank interest rate Libor.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
YESTERDAY was a glorious, sunny day in London – clear blue skies with a hint of the crisp spring weather that typifies a British April. Lunching City workers donned light coats and sunglasses, keen to soak up the rays.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
DEBENHAMS’ shares climbed four per cent yesterday as investors welcomed plans to refocus its promotional strategy after a disastrous first half in which profits fell by almost a quarter.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
JML, the household products maker set up by Labour donor and economist John Mills, said profits fell by more than a quarter last year despite a 12.4 per cent rise in sales.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
BOOMING online sales helped House of Fraser deliver record gross profits last year, the department group said yesterday in the wake of its acquisition by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower.

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