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Orion spacecraft
Thursday 11 December 2014
Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build part of the US Orion vehicle, which is being designed to carry humans into space.   
Weather bomb hits Scotland
Thursday 11 December 2014
The weather bomb is coming to London and train companies are already warning that it could affect your commute in tomorrow morning.   
Thursday 11 December 2014
The European Central Bank's (ECB) second round of cheap loans has disappointed again, piling pressure onto the central bank to step up its monetary stimulus measures.
Canary Wharf
Thursday 11 December 2014
The future of Canary Wharf's ownership is looking increasingly uncertain, after a shareholder which has given its backing to a Qatari bid for the estate's owner, Songbird Estates, increased its stake - just as fellow shareholders vowed to prevent
Accents mapped
Thursday 11 December 2014
Do you ever feel that people are wincing the minute you open your mouth – and that it might not be what you're saying, but how you're saying it? According to a new poll by YouGov, it could well be your accent that they are reacting to. 
Ed Miliband
Thursday 11 December 2014
Labour leader Ed Miliband has drawn the battle lines for next year's General Election, unveiling plans for the economy and reducing the deficit in a speech to the City.
Chinese banknotes
Thursday 11 December 2014
While having piles of cash lying around would hardly be a problem for most, it’s a different matter for central banks.
NHS cancer mortality rates
Thursday 11 December 2014
Cancer is now the most dangerous disease in the UK, overtaking circulatory diseases as the condition with the highest mortality rate. 
Thursday 11 December 2014
Russia's central bank has raised the country's borrowing costs as part of its struggle against crippling economic sanctions and plummeting oil prices.
Bank of England
Thursday 11 December 2014
The Bank of England has announced a raft of changes to the way it operates in an effort to increase transparency - including cutting the number of meetings its monetary policy committe (MPC) has each year from 12 to eight.
Google logo reflected in eye
Thursday 11 December 2014
Google has confirmed plans to turn off its Google News service in Spain, in anticipation of draconian new copyright rules charging websites which aggregate content. 
Thursday 11 December 2014
Sports Direct has brushed off England's disappointing World Cup performance but it seems owner Mike Ashley is not immune to the unseasonal weather.
Pensioners
Thursday 11 December 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority has told annuity providers to buck their ideas up after its review of the market found that competition was “not working as well as it could for consumers”.   
City
Thursday 11 December 2014
City firms including Barclays and Goldman Sachs have dominated the "Star Performers" list published by Stonewall today.
Thursday 11 December 2014
The capital's crown as the financial technology epicentre of the world will be reaffirmed today as seven of London’s rising FinTech stars will join the government-backed Future Fifty scheme.
Thursday 11 December 2014
South African bank Investec gave US regulator Benjamin Lawsky a grovelling apology last night, after one of its analysts compared Lawsky’s actions against Standard Chartered to the treatment of Eric Garner – an unarmed black man who died at the ha
Thursday 11 December 2014
Rules, detailed by the government yesterday, aimed at clamping down on tax avoidance by tech giants including Google and Apple, could force US multinationals to start winding down “artificial arrangements” used to divert profits abroad.
Thursday 11 December 2014
LABOUR leader Ed Miliband will today prepare his shadow cabinet for years of departmental budget cuts as he promises to deal with the deficit while protecting public services.
Thursday 11 December 2014
The NHS would be “in dire straits” without migrant workers, one of the UK’s senior economists claimed yesterday.
Thursday 11 December 2014
PHENOMENAL waves, winds of up to 144mph, blizzards and rain hit north-western parts of the UK yesterday as part of a huge storm system that knocked out power and transport links across the country.
Thursday 11 December 2014
SHARES of embattled insurance outsourcer Quindell lost over a quarter of their value yesterday after founder and former chairman Rob Terry sold off most of his remaining stock.
Thursday 11 December 2014
FACEBOOK’S photo-sharing service, Instagram, yesterday said it now had more than 300m users sharing over 70m photos and videos each day.
Thursday 11 December 2014
US drugstore chain operator Walgreen has said its chief executive Greg Wasson will retire after the completion of its pending takeover of Alliance Boots, owner of the UK high street pharmacy Boots.
Thursday 11 December 2014
The remains of Northern Rock have been ordered to pay back £261m in interest and fees to borrowers, due to badly worded paperwork, the High Court decided yesterday.
Thursday 11 December 2014
HSBC has dismissed a top foreign exchange trading executive, following a £389m fine it received from US and UK regulators over market manipulation.
Thursday 11 December 2014
The dying words of Eric Garner, whose untimely death has sparked a wave of protests across the US, have become a rallying cry for millions of Americans protesting against US police tactics.
Thursday 11 December 2014
Embattled bank Standard Chartered yesterday appointed a new committee of directors to combat financial crime.
Thursday 11 December 2014
QATAR Investment Authority (QIA) and Brookfield said yesterday that a third shareholder had agreed to back its 350p-a-share offer for Songbird Estates, the owner of Canary Wharf.
Thursday 11 December 2014
A COUPLE of London’s oldest law firms – May, May & Merrimans, and Hunters – are to merge as of 1 April next year, they announced yesterday.
Thursday 11 December 2014
HOCHSCHILD Mining yesterday said its chairman would become non-ex­ecutive chairman, and non-ex­ec­utive directors would take an estimated 30 per cent pay cut as part of an ongoing cost-cutting drive after it was hit by falling precious metals pric
Thursday 11 December 2014
City watchdog Martin Wheatley came in for criticism yesterday as the £3.8m Davis report on the regulator’s handling of media briefings was released to the public.
Thursday 11 December 2014
Conservative MP Mark Garnier said yesterday that Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) boss Martin Wheatley faces questions over his fitness for the role.
Thursday 11 December 2014
PZ CUSSONS, the owner of Imperial Leather soap and St Tropez self-tan, said yesterday that it suffered a drop in profits in the first half of the year as tough trading conditions in Africa and the devaluation of Nigeria’s currency, the naira, too
Thursday 11 December 2014
DARREN SHIRLEY | SHORE CAPITAL
Thursday 11 December 2014
N BROWN yesterday said sales had picked up towards the end of the third quarter after warm autumn weather had forced the retailer to cut its full-year profit forecast in October.
Thursday 11 December 2014
Indian billionaire Anand Mahindra is close to sealing a deal to buy the remnants of collapsed Swedish car group Saab, marking his latest attempt to accelerate his firm Mahindra & Mahindra’s global expansion.
Thursday 11 December 2014
Stagecoach yesterday warned investors that it would make less profit than expected from its UK and US bus operations this year, sending the group’s share price down by nearly seven per cent.
Thursday 11 December 2014
IT ENTERPRISE firm Micro Focus yesterday reported a dip in half-year pre-tax profit, adding that it was yet to show the full impact of its $1.2bn (£765m) purchase of US rival Attachmate.
Thursday 11 December 2014
A LANDMARK policy that allowed greater access to and from China’s closed-off financial markets has failed to inspire in its opening weeks.
Thursday 11 December 2014
The newly reformed stamp duty tax is set to boost residential sales, according to a Royal Instit­ution of Chartered Surveyors’ (Rics) market survey released today.
Thursday 11 December 2014
THE UK’s trade deficit – the value of exports minus the value of imports – narrowed to £2bn in October from £2.8bn in September, according to figures published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics.
Thursday 11 December 2014
BRITAIN’S economy is strong enough to handle higher interest rates, and would be supported by tighter policy, the Bank of England’s Ian McCafferty said yesterday.
Thursday 11 December 2014
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Thursday 11 December 2014
Britain's main equity index fell yesterday for a third day in a row as a further drop in the price of oil hit energy stocks.
Thursday 11 December 2014
US STOCKS lost more than one per cent yesterday in the S&P 500’s biggest decline since 13 October as another big drop in oil prices hammered energy shares.
Petrol
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The average price of petrol in the UK has hit a four-year low, dropping below 120p a litre for the first time since December 2010.  
Amir Khan
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Amir Khan may have narrowly missed out on gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics, but he’s more than compensated for that with the lavish shorts he will sport when he fights Devon Alexander this Saturday.  
HSBC
Wednesday 10 December 2014
HSBC has dismissed a top foreign exchange trading executive following the £389m fine it received from US and UK regulators over market manipulation.  
Nike
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The battle for sportswear supremacy has taken a Shakespearean turn after Nike sued three former designers who left for Adidas in September, accusing them of running off with a “treasure trove” of company designs and business plans. 

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