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Tuesday 28 October 2014
A DOZEN investment industry heavyweights yesterday promised to band together to promote a long-term approach to business in the companies in which they invest.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
THE EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) bought €1.7bn (£1.34bn) worth of bonds last week as it began its new purchase programme, data published yesterday reveals.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Universities are not producing the graduates needed for London’s booming tech sector.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
SILICON Valley’s stranglehold of creating leading software businesses is weakening as less than 40 per cent of the 134 software companies reaching a billion-dollar valuation over the past 10 years have come from the legendary tech hub.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
INSURERS are refusing to cover new Range Rovers in London after a spate of thefts of the high-end cars. Underwriters are wary of insuring the models, which cost around £100,000, unless they are parked securely and have tracking devices.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
RANGERS chief executive Graham Wallace has resigned after less than a year in the role, as the Scottish football club accepted a £2m loan from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
RETAILER Mothercare raised a further slug of cash to boost its digital expansion yesterday after banks placed the leftover shares from its rights issue.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
MINING company Condor Gold has finalised the terms of an equity subscription agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, to raise approximately £3.51m.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
MINING firm Anglo American yesterday reported the delivery of first ore on ship from its Minas-Rio iron ore project in Brazil.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
AN ANNOUNCEMENT by Randgold Resources stating that its Tongon mine in Cote d’Ivoire has finally turned a corner after experiencing technical difficulties failed to stop a decline in its share price yesterday.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
SAVINGS and investment company Standard Life announced yesterday that Kevin Parry has joined the company as a non-executive director, taking up the role with immediate effect.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Buyout group Advent has sold a unit of its German books-to-cosmetics retailer Douglas to rival private equity firm 3i, making headway in a revamp ahead of a planned exit from the investment.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
DENNY’S, the US hamburger chain, yesterday reported an 18.7 per cent increase in third-quarter profit. Revenue for the quarter came in at $117m, higher than forecasts of $115.4m.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
HUNTSMAN yesterday reported third quarter profit almost three times as high as last year, helped by a tax benefit and increased revenues.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
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Tuesday 28 October 2014
BRITAIN’S top equity index fell yesterday, weighed down by financials after Lloyds only narrowly passed a regulatory health check of Europe’s banks.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
US STOCKS ended near flat yesterday, pausing after the S&P 500’s biggest weekly gain since January 2013, while energy shares fell with another decline in oil prices.
Monarch Airlines
Monday 27 October 2014
700 employees of Luton-based Monarch Airlines will be made redundant and many more will face pay cuts of 30 per cent, under an agreement to save the company.   
Twitter
Monday 27 October 2014
Twitter shares dropped in value by as much as eight per cent in after hours trading, highlighting concerns about the micro-blogging site's user growth.  
Bank of England
Monday 27 October 2014
Minouche Shafik, deputy governor of the Bank of England (BoE), said today that more could be done to punish traders who attempt to manipulate financial markets.  
Cells
Monday 27 October 2014
There seems to be little reasoning behind the mind's decision to remember some experiences and forget others.
Childcare
Monday 27 October 2014
When I was a child, Radio 4 was permanently on in the kitchen, and I still listen to it at every opportunity.  I have never been a great fan of the Archers, but it has been a constant in my life, despite the banal story lines.  
Monday 27 October 2014
A €300m (£236m) investment programme proposed by incoming EU president Jean-Claude Juncker will form the basis of the bloc's fiscal union, a senior EU politician has said.
Cameron collision
Monday 27 October 2014
At first it appeared to be a massive security breach; now it seems the man who “shoved” Prime Minister David Cameron accidentally knocked into him during a jog.   
DNA
Monday 27 October 2014
It could be about to become much cheaper and easier to test for Ebola, thanks to a new identification method involving DNA-programmed blotting paper.  
David Cameron
Monday 27 October 2014
As the Prime Minister stood up in parliament to proclaim Britain "will not be paying" the €2bn bill that landed on his doorstep last week, a senior member of the European Commission was warning the British government that not to pay would be to "o
Lloyds Bank
Monday 27 October 2014
Lloyds Banking Group's share price fell two per cent on Monday trading, with analysts warning it could yet fail the Bank of England's more stringent stress test.   
UKIP map
Monday 27 October 2014
On Monday, defence secretary Michael Fallon aired what he believed to be some of the public's concerns around immigration. 
Pac-Man
Monday 27 October 2014
Pac-Man may still be cool from an ironic perspective - but let's face it, when you put it next to modern video games like Call of Duty, it doesn't really compare. 
Monte dei Paschi
Monday 27 October 2014
Shares of Italy's third largest bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena were suspended this morning, after plummeting on the back of the news it had failed the EU-wide stress test.   
Oil rig
Monday 27 October 2014
The price of crude oil has fallen below $80 a barrel for the first time in more than two years, after Goldman Sachs slashed its forecast for the first quarter of next year.
Dave Lewis
Monday 27 October 2014
Here's another reason for Dave Lewis to be concerned about Tesco's tumbling share price - it's already cost him around a quarter of the bonus accrued at his previous employer Unilever.   
Wind turbine
Monday 27 October 2014
Despite falling costs and improving technology, wind farms continue to be wildly inefficient and overly expensive, according to a new report released today.
Elon Musk
Monday 27 October 2014
Elon Musk may have made millions from technology, but that doesn't mean he doesn't worry about it bringing about a Terminator-style end to humanity.
Co-operative Bank
Monday 27 October 2014
The Co-operative Bank has confirmed Dennis Holt as chairman of the board, a month after he stepped in on an interim basis.   
Monday 27 October 2014
George Osborne's plans to create a "northern powerhouse" by cutting the time it takes to travel between Manchester and Leeds in half, have been embraced in a new report published by David Higgins today.
Stock market
Monday 27 October 2014
Two companies announced plans to list on small cap index Aim this morning, providing a glimmer of hope markets are returning to normal following recent turbulence.
Graham Wallace
Monday 27 October 2014
Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace has resigned after less than a year in the role, as the Scottish football club accepted a £2m loan from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.   
EBA stress tests
Monday 27 October 2014
It was a good day for UK banks yesterday as all of them passed the European Banking Authority (EBA) stress tests.
Petra diamonds
Monday 27 October 2014
Petra Diamonds’s first quarter revenue jumped 55 per cent, boosted by the sale of a 122 carat blue diamond. Revenue jumped to $100.8m (£62.1m) in the first quarter, up from $65.1m for quarter one last year.
Bank of Cyprus
Monday 27 October 2014
25 banks failed the EU-wide stress tests carried out by the European Central Bank (ECB), according to results released this morning.   
Monday 27 October 2014
British banks received the thumbs up from European authorities yesterday as the big four all passed continent-wide stress tests – but the Bank of England warned UK institutions they are not yet in the clear.
Monday 27 October 2014
Europe's largest flight comparison firm, eDreams Odigeo, is mulling legal action after its shares tanked nearly 60 per cent on Friday when Iberia and British Airways (BA) pulled tickets from three of its websites.
Monday 27 October 2014
Ancient Italian bank Monte dei Paschi failed the European stress tests by far and away the biggest margin, the authorities said yesterday, highlighting the dire state of the country’s financial sector.
Monday 27 October 2014
President Obama is under pressure to end the practice of forced quarantines, imposed by some US states on healthcare workers returning from countries affected by Ebola.
Monday 27 October 2014
Voters in Ukraine have backed pro-European President Petro Poroshenko following a fraught election campaign, as the nation battles to recover from intense fighting with separatists in the east of the country.
Monday 27 October 2014
President Dilma Rousseff has narrowly won a second term in office in Brazil, following a close-fought election campaign.
Monday 27 October 2014
UK troops have lowered the British flag at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, marking the end of the nation’s combat role in the country.
Monday 27 October 2014
Vodafone has launched a probe to investigate an allegation of fraud at Ono, the Spanish cable company which the mobile phone giant took over in July this year.

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