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ITV dish
Thursday 17 July 2014
It seems to be the season for media dealmaking; as 21st Century Fox courts Time Warner, Liberty Global has paid out £481m for a minority stake in ITV. 
Mike Ashley
Thursday 17 July 2014
Sports Direct has seen its share price drop two per cent following initial gains. The sportswear retailer reported its end-of-year results today, showing £239.5m in profit before tax, a 15.6 per cent rise on the 2013 figure. 
GlaxoSmithKline
Thursday 17 July 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has admitted that members of its staff were caught bribing Chinese officials back in 2001, according to the Financial
Rupert Murdoch
Thursday 17 July 2014
Rupert Murdoch has his sights on creating a $150bn (£88bn) media behemoth by shelling out $80bn for the takeover of Time Warner and merging it with his own 21st Century Fox empire, a plan that hit a roadblock last month when Time Warner rejected h
Thursday 17 July 2014
Lloyds sent borrowers letters from its own law firm under a different name for decades, the bank admitted yesterday.
US Treasury letter
Thursday 17 July 2014
US Treasury boss Jack Lew has urged Congress to crackdown on so-called tax inversions, the strongest sign yet the Obama administration is determined to ban the practice.
Thursday 17 July 2014
Private health firm Spire Healthcare yesterday opted for the lower end of its previously published share price range for its imminent stock market float in London.
Thursday 17 July 2014
OVER half of UK businesses think the country’s energy security is worse than it was five years ago and 96 per cent are concerned about how to afford their gas and electricity bills, according to a new survey from the Confederation of British Indus
Thursday 17 July 2014
THE US unveiled fresh sanctions against Russian firms and decision-makers involved in the Ukraine crisis yesterday, with the EU also strengthening its stance.
Thursday 17 July 2014
City workers made the most of the sun yesterday, visiting the new market on Bishopsgate, under the shadow of the Heron Tower.   
Thursday 17 July 2014
THE EMPLOYMENT rate in the UK economy has now returned to a record-equalling high during the three months to May, at 73.1 per cent, official figures confirmed yesterday.
Thursday 17 July 2014
FALLING unemployment and a rise in the number of jobs announced yesterday both failed to boost the value of wages, which grew 0.7 per cent in the quarter compared to a year ago, excluding bonuses.
Thursday 17 July 2014
Three major UK companies suffered significant shareholder revolts yesterday on a busy day for annual general meetings – and, inevitably, the City grandee Sir John Peace was at the centre of one of the dramas.
Thursday 17 July 2014
SPORTS Direct founder Mike Ashley stunned the City yesterday after pulling out of a controversial £200m bonus scheme just weeks after winning investors’ support.
Thursday 17 July 2014
Severn Trent yesterday said that it was trading in line with expectations and planned to raise its dividend by 5.6 per cent this year, although its operating costs were set to rise due to inflation, taxes and higher energy spending.
Thursday 17 July 2014
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is next in line for a multi-billion dollar settlement for toxic mortgage sales in the pre-crisis years, it emerged yesterday.
John Donahoe
Thursday 17 July 2014
Ebay revenue rose by 13 per cent in the second quarter, swelling to $4.4bn (£2.57bn), roughly in line with analyst estimates.
Thursday 17 July 2014
THE WORLD’S biggest money manager BlackRock showed no signs of slowing down yesterday after taking assets under management to over $4.5 trillion (£2.6 trillion).
Royal Mail van
Thursday 17 July 2014
Royal Mail yesterday announced it might face a significant fine, as its European parcel delivery subsidiary General Logistics Systems (GLS) is being targeted by the French competition authority as part of a widespread antitrust investigation.
Rupert Murdoch
Thursday 17 July 2014
Exactly three years ago this weekend, Rupert Murdoch was sat plonked in front of a group of disapproving MPs.
Thursday 17 July 2014
The government yesterday committed £15m over the next five years to kick-start the creation of a new oil and gas regulator. This was the recommend­ation of by Sir Ian Wood in his report on how to max­imise the North Sea’s resources.
Thursday 17 July 2014
Price comparison sites may be giving customers poor information, particularly when selling insurance prod­ucts, the Financial Conduct Au­th­ority (FCA) said yesterday.
Thursday 17 July 2014
A group of estate agents yesterday announced that they had joined forces to create an online property portal to challenge the dominance of Zoopla and Rightmove. They said the portal would launch in January under the name OnTheMarket.
Thursday 17 July 2014
Apple continued to dominate app store revenues during the second quarter with its iOS iPhone and iPad app store providing around 80 per cent more revenue than Google’s Play app store, according to research from app analytics firm App Annie.
Carphone Warehouse
Thursday 17 July 2014
Carphone Warehouse is in advanced negotiations with mobile operator Three to launch its own branded mobile offering on the network, akin to Tesco Mobile or Virgin Mobile.
Thursday 17 July 2014
SHARES in mining giant Rio Tinto jumped three per cent yesterday, after the firm showed that its plan to aggressively ramp up iron ore output was well underway.
Thursday 17 July 2014
SIR Andrew Witty has been keeping his head down in recent weeks, as GlaxoSmith­Kline (GSK) seeks a cure for what ails it in China.
Thursday 17 July 2014
ENGINEERING and aerospace firm Meggitt was yesterday the biggest climber on the FTSE 100, amid rum­ours of a potential takeover bid from United Technologies.
Chris Gibson-Smith
Thursday 17 July 2014
London Stock Exchange chairman Chris Gibson-Smith yesterday unveiled plans to step down from the group after 12 years at the helm.
Thursday 17 July 2014
Ropes & Gray
Thursday 17 July 2014
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Thursday 17 July 2014
THE FTSE 100 yesterday had its biggest one-day jump since March on the back of a burst of takeover activity and positive data from China.
Thursday 17 July 2014
US Stocks rose yesterday, with the Dow Jones at its 15th record of the year, as deal talk lifted broader markets.
Rifle
Wednesday 16 July 2014
In an attempt to increase the pressure on Russian leaders over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the European Council has agreed that stiffer medicine will be needed.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
There's a lone voice in the pharmaceuticals industry: a company that doesn't want to take steps to reduce its tax bill.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
The General Motors (GM) engine has started up again, as the auto manufacturer is back to delivering stronger sales performances.
Cover of Call of duty video game
Wednesday 16 July 2014
The former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega is suing video game maker Activision over a character featured in the game Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Canary Wharf
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Measures simplifying the bank switching process in the UK have resulted in a 16 per cent increase in people moving accounts, but the figure is significantly lower than industry analysis had anticipated. 
London commuters
Wednesday 16 July 2014
The UK labour market continues its recovery, with today's figures showing the unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since late 2008.
Interruptions at work
Wednesday 16 July 2014
The more you're interrupted at work, the worse you perform, according to a study published by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.  
Rupert Murdoch
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Time Warner has confirmed that it has turned down a bid from rival entertainment business 21st Century Fox, saying it is not in the "best interests" of the company's shareholders.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Rosetta, the probe that cost the European Space Agency (ESA) €1bn to launch into space as part of a comet-chasing mission, has discovered more than the scientists bargained for.  
Lidl shop front
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Lidl is ploughing £12m into a wine range designed to attract wealthier customers away from rival British supermarket chains.
Heathrow City plan
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Heathrow airport could be replaced by 190,000 new homes, a factory or swathes of parkland, according to plans revealed by architects.
Nissin noodles
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Manchester United may have been waiting for Louis van Gaal to begin work as the club's new manager before getting down to the real business of the transfer market, but they've certainly been busy signing up sponsors. 
Citigroup logo
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Citigroup’s $7bn settlement with US authorities over an investigation into sub-prime mortgages becomes the fifth largest in the history of banking industry settlements with US re
David Cameron
Wednesday 16 July 2014
  David Cameron has fired the starting pistol in the race to win the general election next year, ridding his top ministerial ranks of dead wood and installing media-savvy MPs and spinners instead.   
Sir John Peace
Wednesday 16 July 2014
City grandee Sir John Peace is under fire again over poor governance at the firms he chairs, with the Institute of Directors (IoD) attacking his succession planning at Experian.
Matthew Hancock MP
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Two key supporters of chancellor George Osborne were yesterday named as ministers in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) as part of the government’s reshuffle, prompting concerns of a squeeze on renewables investment.
Vitor Bento
Wednesday 16 July 2014
  Espirito Santo Financial Group’s (ESFG) debt crisis deepened yesterday, raising questions over whether Rioforte, one of its companies, would be able to repay over $1bn (£580m) in debt to Portugal Telecom.   

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