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Friday 12 September 2014
CHINESE regulators announced major fines worth nearly £30m for large western car makers yesterday, as a probe into alleged price fixing continued to hit foreign auto firms in the country.
Friday 12 September 2014
Lend Lease The property and infrastructure group has appointed Paul King as managing director of sustainability for its European region. He will join in February 2015 from the UK Green Building Council, where he is chief executive.
Friday 12 September 2014
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Friday 12 September 2014
BRITAIN’S top shares dropped yesterday as concerns over demand from China took their toll on miners, while clothing retailer Next fell after its results underwhelmed the market.
Friday 12 September 2014
US STOCKS recovered from early losses yesterday, with the S&P 500 managing a slight gain as energy prices and oil stocks turned higher and financials lent support.
Apple store London with tents outside
Friday 12 September 2014
Apple fans eager to get their hands on the shiny new iPhones revealed on Tuesday won’t have long to wait.
Cyclists in the Tour of Britain
Thursday 11 September 2014
The Tour of Britain arrives in London on Sunday, with some of the world’s top cyclists taking to the streets of the capital to battle for the yellow jersey in the final stage of the tour.
Nothern Lights in sky
Thursday 11 September 2014
The Northern Lights could be visible across the night time skies over the UK this week after an intense solar flare from the sun occurred yesterday.
London skyline
Thursday 11 September 2014
This is what the City of London will look like in 2030 as at least eight new towers are added to the square mile's skyline within the next fifteen years. 
Man flu
Thursday 11 September 2014
For all the times you've been accused of having “man flu”, it was probably completely unfair - the notion that men are less able to tolerate physical pain and illness than women is unfounded, according to researchers at the University of Málaga.
Aldi
Thursday 11 September 2014
Tesco beware – Aldi has set its sights on the UK as a market ripe for growth, and it's backing its expansion plans with £70m. 
Pound coins
Thursday 11 September 2014
Despite the maximum state pension being only £113.10 a week, just under half the people in the UK don't pay into a private pension scheme. 
Rosetta selfie
Thursday 11 September 2014
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has taken time out from its comet-chasing mission to take a selfie.  
Blackberry device
Thursday 11 September 2014
Is this a sign of things to come for the new, leaner Blackberry?
Uber
Thursday 11 September 2014
Uber has suffered a fresh blow in Germany after a Frankfurt taxi operator won a temporary injunction against an Uber partner driver.
Football fan
Thursday 11 September 2014
Arsenal fans must pay more for a pint of beer than any of their Premier League rivals, with pints at the Emirates Stadium priced at £4.30.
Tesco Bank
Thursday 11 September 2014
Tesco Bank has confirmed it will redomicile in England in the event of Scotland gaining independence, following commitments from four other major banks this morning.   
Jean-Claude Juncker
Thursday 11 September 2014
Back in 2012, the European Commission decided it would tackle gender inequality and "break the glass ceiling that continues to bar female talent from top positio
Depressed at work
Thursday 11 September 2014
For most people, it's rare that a working day goes by without wishing for a little more time off.
Mike Ashley
Thursday 11 September 2014
Mike Ashley is the least popular director at Sports Direct among shareholders, according to votes taken at the retailer's AGM held yesterday.   
Boris Johnson
Thursday 11 September 2014
After yesterday's painful Mumsnet web chat between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, Boris Johnson showed the r
US jobless workers
Thursday 11 September 2014
The dollar slid 0.28 per cent against the pound this afternoon after fresh data from the US showed August's disappointing non-farm payroll figure was more than just a blip.
Pro-Russian militants
Thursday 11 September 2014
Trade sanctions against Russia agreed by EU countries will come into force tomorrow, it was reported today.
John Lewis
Thursday 11 September 2014
Could an independent Scotland pay more than the rest of the UK for its groceries, clothing and white goods?  John Lewis Partnership chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield certainly seems to think so.   
NHS hospital
Thursday 11 September 2014
A new app designed by health informatics company Aridhia could save the NHS millions of pounds by cutting patient readmissions.  
Principal place
Thursday 11 September 2014
Tech giant Amazon announced this morning it has signed a deal to open a huge office just around the corner from Silicon Roundabout. The new office will provide space for more than 5,000 employees, it said.
Scottish independence
Thursday 11 September 2014
As the latest polls give breathing space to the Better Together campaign, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff has thrown his two cents into the Scottish independence debate. His remarks will make grim reading for the Yes camp.
Oscar Pistorius
Thursday 11 September 2014
Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of charges of premeditated murder and murder of Reeva Steenkamp, and will discover tomorrow morning if he is guilty of culpable manslaughter. 
Apple Watch
Thursday 11 September 2014
It might sound like a fiddly proposition, but games giant Electronic Arts (EA) has its eye on the Apple Watch as a potential new platform for its games.  
Scottish independence yes vote
Thursday 11 September 2014
With 18 September approaching fast, a major consideration for those with investments in Scottish companies and savings in Scottish banks is how their assets would be affected by a “yes” vote.  
Knightscope's K5
Thursday 11 September 2014
There has been a lot of talk lately about the likelihood of people's jobs being stolen by robots - at the beginning of this month, a report by Microsoft showed bankers' and analysts' jobs
Guns
Thursday 11 September 2014
It's been nearly two years since 20 children and six adults were killed during a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut, which prompted the US to once again debate its gun control laws. 
Next
Thursday 11 September 2014
Next has experienced “its strongest sales growth for many years”, the retailer said this morning as it reported total sales up 10.3 per cent while pre-tax profit jumped 19.3 per cent.  
Thursday 11 September 2014
Lord Jonathan Hill, the newly appointed EU financial services commissioner, is something of a political quiet man. His old friend and former colleague Lord Tim Bell calls Hill “one of those chaps who goes red in the face when he speaks”.
Morrisons
Thursday 11 September 2014
Shares in Morrisons opened 4.25 per cent higher this morning, even though results published today showed pre-tax profit plummeted by just under a third for the six months ended 3 August, as the company struggles to rise above a slowdown in the gro
Ocado
Thursday 11 September 2014
Ocado shares opened 8.5 per cent higher this morning after it reported a 22.5 per cent rise in gross sales for the 12 weeks to 10 August 2014.
RBS
Thursday 11 September 2014
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)  has confirmed it will re-domicile to England if the Scots vote to abandon the United Kingdom on 18 September. In a statement issued this morning RBS said:
Thursday 11 September 2014
Lloyds, Standard Life and the Clydesdale Bank are planning to quit Scotland and move their headquarters to London if voters back independence in next week’s referendum, the firms said yesterday.
Thursday 11 September 2014
SANTANDER’S chairman Emilio Botin died on Tuesday night, after almost three decades at the top of the Spanish banking giant.
Thursday 11 September 2014
LI KA-SHING, Asia’s richest man yesterday aims to become a force in the global aircraft leasing business after it was announced that as his flagship investment firm held talks with lessors on building up a portfolio of planes.
Thursday 11 September 2014
POLAND and Germany yesterday announced that Russia had cut their gas supply, with Warsaw saying it was down 20 per cent.
Thursday 11 September 2014
MICROBLOGGING site Twitter yesterday announced it planned to raise $1.3bn (£800m) to invest in acquisitions and expansion.
Thursday 11 September 2014
B&Q-owner Kingfisher is to replace Sir Ian Cheshire, its long-standing chief executive, with Véronique Laury, the head of its French DIY business.
Thursday 11 September 2014
Investors are more optimistic about British shares and housing than any other asset class – including emerging market stocks, a study by Lloyds showed today.
Thursday 11 September 2014
US REGULATORS yesterday imposed a total of $2.6m (£1.6m) in fines on 33 companies, corporate executives and major shareholders after they agreed to reach a settlement after being charged with not reporting transactions in company stock.
Thursday 11 September 2014
Emilio Botin, the patriarch and dealmaker whose vision transformed Banco Santander from a domestic lender to a global bank, grew to become one of the most powerful unelected people in Spain.
Thursday 11 September 2014
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has dealt David Cameron a reprieve yesterday by giving the financial services portfolio to Conservative peer Lord Jonathan Hill.
Thursday 11 September 2014
THE FRENCH government will miss its borrowing targets again this year, the state conceded yesterday. It now expects to run a deficit of 4.4 per cent of GDP, up from a previous pledge to borrow 3.8 per cent.
Thursday 11 September 2014
The boss of Britain’s largest housebuilder Barratt Developments warned yesterday that a shortage of skilled workers could prevent the country from delivering the homes needed to tackle housing crisis as the company reported a doubling of full-year
Thursday 11 September 2014
THE GLOBAL economy is still very weak and markets should not get over-excited just because the UK is performing strong, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned yesterday.

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