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Tuesday 22 July 2014
THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday voiced concern over the German minimum wage coming into force next year, as it raised the robust EU economy’s growth forecast.
Karl Albrecht
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Karl Albrecht, the billionaire co-founder of the Aldi discount supermarket chain, died on Wednesday 16th July, aged 94.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Big tobacco stocks stumbled yesterday as investors expressed caution in the aftermath of the $23.6bn (£13.8bn) damages award levelled against Reynolds American by a US judge on Saturday.
Dave Lewis
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Tesco’ incoming boss Dave Lewis will have no easy task on his hands when he takes  the reins at the UK’s biggest retailer and the world’s third largest chain in October.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
BROADCASTING group Sky has taken a 70 per cent stake in independent production company Love Productions, the firm behind shows such as The Great British Bake Off.
Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Football can be damn expensive, these days. As a season ticket holder at one of London’s clubs (clue: the one with more league titles than the rest put together) I am well aware of how costs have escalated during the Premier League era.
Patrick McLoughlin
Tuesday 22 July 2014
The construction headquarters of the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway line will be based in Birmingham it was announced yesterday, with a number of jobs to be moved from London.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Chinese lottery group DJI Holdings priced its initial public offering yesterday with an expected market valuation of £130.5m as the group looks to raise £15m from London’s Alternative Investment Market on Thursday.
student protest
Tuesday 22 July 2014
An influential committee of MPs has warned that the government is sitting on a black hole of student debt which could run into the hundreds of billions by 2044.
mobile phone
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Mobile payments firm Monitise yesterday announced it has expanded its partnership with US business giant IBM to deploy new mobile banking, payments and commerce solutions.
Huawei store
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Huawei, the world’s second- largest telecom equipment maker, said yesterday it is set to achieve sustainable growth in 2014 after reporting a 19 per cent jump in revenue to 135.8bn yuan (£12.81bn) during the first six months of the year.
EY representatives at Emmys
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Professional services giant EY – formerly Ernst and Young – is taking over multinational rival Parthenon Group, the pair announced yesterday.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Time Warner last night changed its company bylaws to make it more difficult for 21st Century Fox to pressure the firm into a takeover.
The Alfama neighborhood of Lisbon
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Telecoms giant Vodafone has agreed a 25-year deal between its Portuguese subsidiary and Portugal Telecom to deploy and share fibre networks to 900,000 Portuguese homes.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
WEALTH manager Julius Baer yesterday said it would acquire the private banking assets of Israeli lender Bank Leumi as it unveiled a strong set of half-year results.
Frankfurt financial district
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Business software and services group Sage yesterday announced a deal to acquire German payroll firm Exact Software Deutschland for €16.25m (£12.87m).
Tuesday 22 July 2014
LONG-AWAITED rules on hedge fund and private equity fund sales finally come into force today – despite scores of managers not being ready for the deadline.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
THE FAST expansion of Uber, the mobile app for hailing private hire cars, hit a roadblock yesterday as Seoul’s city council said it would ban the service.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
RUSSIAN steelmaker Severstal yesterday said it has agreed to sell two US steel plants for $2.325bn (£1.36bn), as it looks to return cash to shareholders and focus on its domestic market.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
INVESTORS in Salamander Energy were left disappointed yesterday after the Aim-listed oil explorer took itself off the block.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
ANGLO American yesterday confirmed its plans to sell off some of its South African platinum mines, after a five-month strike that slashed production by 40 per cent.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Tullow Oil, the fourth-largest London-listed energy explorer, yesterday said it will plug and abandon a well in the Norwegian North Sea, after failing to strike oil. Tullow operates the well and owns a 60 per cent stake.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index fell yesterday, with tobacco stocks hit by a multi-billion-dollar fine against RJ Reynolds in the United States and retailers slipping after a profit warning from Tesco.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
US stocks slipped yesterday as investors remained cautious about instability in Ukraine and Gaza, though the three major indexes ended well off their lows, a sign that some appetite for riskier assets remained.
MH17 tribute
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Pro-Russian militants have handed over the two black boxes from the downed MH17 aircraft to Malaysian officials. 
Netflix
Monday 21 July 2014
Netflix's international expansion appears to be paying off - certainly in terms of subscriber growth. 
Twitter logo
Monday 21 July 2014
Twitter looks like it is preparing a serious bid to take on Facebook-owned WhatsApp in the battle of the messaging apps. 
train carrying remains of MH17 victims
Monday 21 July 2014
A train carrying the bodies from the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight left the crash site on Monday evening and will be handed over to the Dutch authorities, according to the Malaysian Prime Minister.
forex
Monday 21 July 2014
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened a full-blown criminal investigation into alleged price rigging in the UK's £3tn-a-day foreign exchange (forex) market, the regulator confirmed today.
Alien
Monday 21 July 2014
There's one thing we definitely have in common with aliens, if they exist, and that's a need to be near the sea.   
Germany
Monday 21 July 2014
Europe's economic motor is spluttering. 
Sunspots
Monday 21 July 2014
A spotty sun is what scientists would expect at this point in the 11-year solar cycle, but surprisingly that is not what they are seeing.   
job centre
Monday 21 July 2014
The UK's job centres are failing to help people into long term employment, with just over a third of people finding sustained work through them, according to a report by an influential centre-right think tank. 
Monday 21 July 2014
The latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the German economy was just released, and as you might expect, it’s a fairly glowing report.  
Iran nucler programme
Monday 21 July 2014
Iran has converted its most enriched uranium to less harmful forms such as fuel, according to the UN nuclear agency.  
BBC headquarters London
Monday 21 July 2014
Evan Davis, one of the most well-known voices of Radio 4’s Today programme, will replace Jeremy Paxman as the main host of BBC Newsnight after the famously forthright presenter maid his stage exit last month after 25 years.
MH17 debris in field surrounded by media
Monday 21 July 2014
An international news channel is being launched in Ukraine to challenge the allegedly pro-Putin narrative of Russian state broadcasters as the two countries continue to place blame on each other for the downing of flight MH17.
Row of houses in the UK
Monday 21 July 2014
House prices across the UK have fallen for the first time this year, according to the Rightmove House Price Index.  
Deck chairs in sun
Monday 21 July 2014
Welcome news on a Monday morning: Mexican businessman and billionaire Carlos Slim suggests we should all be working a three-day week and spend the rest of our time with our feet up.
David Cmeron, Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel
Monday 21 July 2014
On Tuesday, EU leaders will meet in person to discuss possible sanctions on Russia following the crash of flight MH17 into rebel-held territory in the east of Ukraine.   
Dave Lewis
Monday 21 July 2014
Investors have been reassured by the appointment of Dave Lewis as Tesco's new top dog.
Tesco delivery van
Monday 21 July 2014
Shares in Tesco rallied almost two per cent this morning on the news that boss Philip Clarke is standing down, despite the retailer sayi
Vodafone
Monday 21 July 2014
Telecoms giant Vodafone has announced a 25-year deal between its Portuguese subsidiary and Portugal Telecom
Sky
Monday 21 July 2014
Broadcasting company Sky has splashed out, acquiring a 70 per cent stake in independent production company
Philip Clarke
Monday 21 July 2014
Tesco boss Philip Clarke has said he is relieved to be leaving the struggling supermarket as the retailer issued a profit warning.
Monday 21 July 2014
Western governments yesterday warned that a more severe round of sanctions could be imposed against the Russian government, with heads of state increasingly blaming Moscow for supplying the missile which brought down a Malaysian airlines jet last

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