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Tuesday 21 October 2014
PAY TV group BSkyB said yesterday it would own at least 69 per cent of Sky Deutschland once the takeover period closes, after more minority investors than expected signed up for the offer.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
AGROCHEMICAL firm Arysta LifeScience was sold by its private equity backer for $3.5bn yesterday to a chemicals company part-owned by activist investor Bill Ackman.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
TESORO Logistics made a push into the Rocky Mountains yesterday by clinching a deal to buy QEP Resource’s natural gas pipeline and processing unit in a $2.5bn (£1.5bn) all-cash takeover agreement.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
FTSE 250 listed BBA Aviation yesterday struck a deal to acquire a passenger terminal, three hangars and a fuel farm based at an airport in the US state of New Hampshire.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Technology giant Philips released disappointing third quarter results yesterday, showing a net loss of €103m (£103.76m), compared to a net income of €281m in 2013’s third quarter.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
The Australian government is set to reap a A$5.5bn (£3bn) windfall after unveiling plans to sell its stake in Australia’s largest private health insurer Medibank Private.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Lufthansa has cancelled 1,511 flights as a result of a strike being held by pilots that runs until midnight today, a spokesman said yesterday.
Lok’n’Store
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Self-storage group Lok’n’Store said the improving economy and rising occupancy across its sites had helped it deliver a strong rise in sales and earnings last year.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
HS2 has taken another step towards construction after three new non-executive directors were appointed to the board.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
TATA Steel’s move to offload its long product division in the UK and refinance its existing bank debt will be credit positive, Moody’s Investors Services said yesterday.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
BP IS set to resume production at one of the UK’s most important North Sea gas fields, nearly four years after the company was forced to curtail output because of sanctions against Iran, which owns a 50 per cent stake in the field.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
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Tuesday 21 October 2014
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Tuesday 21 October 2014
Britain's top equity index resumed its fall yesterday, giving back half the gains made in the previous session, as investors reckoned with reduced earnings expectations for oil companies after a slump in oil prices.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
US stocks ended higher yesterday on investor hopes for a strong earnings season, but IBM’s disappointing results limited gains.
Apple
Monday 20 October 2014
Shares in Apple rose by two per cent in after-hours trading on Monday, as investors were encouraged by the consumer electronics giant's higher-than-expected earnings for the third quarter.   
EFDD
Monday 20 October 2014
Today, right-wing Polish libertarian Robert Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz became the latest MEP to join the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – A Eurosceptic parliamentary bloc comprised mainly of Ukip members.  
Bankers will have to get used to lower pay
Monday 20 October 2014
Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe has said bankers need to get used to lower salaries, as decreased industry returns since the financial crisis will force the UK's banks to cut employees' pay.   
Solar Panel
Monday 20 October 2014
A huge solar panel in Tunisia could provide cheap energy to 2.5m homes in the UK by 2018.  
Goerge Osborne
Monday 20 October 2014
The Chancellor announced in his Budget this year that the government was going to make it possible to hold loans to small private companies in the new Isa (Nisa).
Bank of England
Monday 20 October 2014
The Bank of England said this afternoon it has fixed its real-time payment system, after it was down for most of the day.
Monday 20 October 2014
The Ebola crisis has hit one country worse than all the others: Liberia has suffered an estimated 46 per cent of cases and, at 1,200, twice as many deaths as any other country.
Luc Oursel
Monday 20 October 2014
Shares in French state-controlled nuclear group Areva, which is overseeing the decommissioning and clean-up of Sellafield, slid 0.4 per cent today after its chief executive announced he has stepped down.
Commuters into London
Monday 20 October 2014
If you commute into London each morning, make sure you have a comfy pair of shoes with you – you'll be spending most of your time standing up once the government's new German-built Siemens commuter trains are introduced.   
IBM logo
Monday 20 October 2014
It has only been a few days since Warren Buffett admitted buying nearly four per cent of Tesco was a "huge mistake", but now another one of the legendary investor's big gambles is looking shaky.
Monday 20 October 2014
The skills shortage is an oft-cited obstacle for small firms, but now new research has found each bad hire costs businesses £13,799. Ouch.
Primark
Monday 20 October 2014
Primark is to open a further seven stores in the US, including its first in New York, through a lease deal with Sears Holdings revealed today.   
Nigel Farage
Monday 20 October 2014
Think political protest songs and you're sure to conjure up an image of Bob Dylan blowin' in the wind or maybe John and Yoko imagining a world without war – but what about Nigel Farage arriving at Number 10?  
The blaze at Didcot B
Monday 20 October 2014
Firefighters say they're investigating a massive blaze at the gas-fired Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire, which broke out last night.
Bank of England
Monday 20 October 2014
The Bank of England's (BoE) Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) payment system has fallen foul of a technical glitch, causing the BoE to suspend the service until the problem is resolved.
Monday 20 October 2014
A Bill proposed by Lord Saatchi to give dying cancer patients access to unlicensed drugs could come into force by March, after the government and doctors voiced their support.
London houses
Monday 20 October 2014
The south east has overtaken London as the region with the fastest-growing house prices, figures published today show - despite the average asking price in the capital hitting £596,000 in the year to October.  
José Manuel Barroso
Monday 20 October 2014
The UK "needs" to renegotiate its European Union membership, a Downing Street official has warned - despite warnings by José Manuel Barroso it will lose relevance if it leaves the union.
Monday 20 October 2014
Shire's interim chief financial officer (CFO) James Bowling has informed the company's board that he will be stepping down to pursue a career at the FTSE 100 water company Severn Trent.
People in pub
Monday 20 October 2014
Brewing giant Greene King has upped its bid for pub chain Spirit Pubs after its previous offer was rebuffed.
Monday 20 October 2014
More workers than ever are employed in finance and professional services in London, new figures from TheCityUK show today, confirming that the capital has bounced back from the credit crunch.  
Monday 20 October 2014
THE CAPITAL’S leading investors and entrepreneurs will gather today for the start of Disrupt, a US tech startup conference coming to London for the first time.
Techcrunch Disrupt
Monday 20 October 2014
  Some 1,500 investors, entrepreneurs and startups will go head to head at Old Billingsgate Market today and tomorrow as one of Silicon Valley’s biggest annual tech conferences lands in London for the first time.  
Monday 20 October 2014
DAVID Cameron’s plan to curb migration from Europe to the UK by issuing temporary National Insurance numbers would be illegal, according to a leading think tank.
David Cameron
Monday 20 October 2014
The Prime Minister will today call on FTSE 100 employers to step up their efforts to employ apprentices as part of a UK-wide scheme backed by Airbus, Ford and a number of others.
Monday 20 October 2014
Mike Butcher believes that London’s tech scene has the ability not only to compete with the likes of Berlin and Stockholm, but to rival Silicon Valley.
Monday 20 October 2014
FIRE crews were battling to control a large fire at Didcot power station B last night after one of the cooling towers caught alight.
Monday 20 October 2014
Banks slashed mortgage rates again this weekend as the prospect of monetary tightening from the Bank of England receded even further into 2015.
Monday 20 October 2014
Russia has stepped up its action against restaurant chain McDonald’s, with 200 new investigations into the fast food outlet on various grounds.
Monday 20 October 2014
A HEALTHY jobs market has pushed consumer confidence to a three-year high, according to figures released this morning by the accountancy firm Deloitte.
Monday 20 October 2014
Dividend payouts barely increased in the past year despite Britain’s economic recovery, figures from Capita Asset Services show today.
Monday 20 October 2014
THE UK’s economic growth will slow next year but should remain at strong levels, a leading group of economists said today.
Monday 20 October 2014
Another 200 homes will go on sale in London’s Nine Elms regeneration area as China’s biggest property company prepares to launch its £700m residential scheme this week.
Monday 20 October 2014
French bank Societe Generale is understood to be close to signing a deal for a new office in Canary Wharf.
Monday 20 October 2014
THE LEGAL sector is staging a comeback, with the majority of law firms reporting rising revenues, according to figures published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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