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Thursday 25 September 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index yesterday ended higher, with gains from BHP Billiton on its plan to list a spin-off company also in London and supportive com­ments from ECB chief Mario Draghi.
Thursday 25 September 2014
US SHARES jumped in a broad advance yesterday, with the S&P 500 snapping a three-day losing streak and climbing back above a key technical level in a move that pointed to improving near-term momentum.
Wales
Wednesday 24 September 2014
After the drama of the Scottish referendum, support for Welsh independence has fallen to its lowest ever level. 44.7 per cent of Scots votedf for independence, but only three per cent of Welsh people want to be independent.
GoPro
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Go-Pro shares are up 173 per cent on their
France unemployment
Wednesday 24 September 2014
It may well be just a blip, but the number of unemployed people in France has fallen by 0.3 per cent, month on month.
The euro has dropped below $1.28 a depth it hasn't plumbed since July 2013
Wednesday 24 September 2014
And down goes the Euro. The currency has dropped below $1.28 a depth it hasn't plumbed since July 2013.
Blackberry Passport
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Blackberry's share price jumped over three per cent on the Nasdaq this morning, following the launch of Passport, its "innovative" new smartphone.  
Galaxy Note 4
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Samsung will launch its brand new Galaxy Note 4 "phablet" ahead of schedule in China and South Korea this week.  
Beer
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The price of food and drink in 15,000 pubs and restaurants was cut by 7.5 per cent today as businesses came together to show the benefits of cutting VAT. Unfortunately the cut is a temporary one.
Taxi sign on front of cab
Wednesday 24 September 2014
London cab drivers brought parts of the capital to a standstill today as they protested against Transport for London's transport policies.
London houses
Wednesday 24 September 2014
We thought the rate of house price growth in London was extreme - but new figures show it has been outpaced by that in Dublin. 
Tesco
Wednesday 24 September 2014
It hasn't been a great week for Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis, what with discovering a £250m black hole in his balance sheet, having to suspend four executives, and then being subjected to the humiliation of a series of regulators saying they w
London skyline
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Londoners are the unhappiest people in the country and the most anxious - but we are still happier than we’ve ever been before.
Mars
Wednesday 24 September 2014
In the 1950s and 1960s the US and Russia battled it out to be the first country to make it to the moon. Now, the space race has shifted its attention to our neighbouring planet, Mars.   
Reading
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Amazon's share price fell in early trading today, after it emerged that a group of more than 1,000 authors were poised to take the standoff with publisher Hachette to the US Department of Justice.   
Sir Philip Hampton
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Shares in pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline rose slightly in late afternoon trading after it emerged Sir Philip Hampton is likely to be named as its new chairman.
Blackberry Passport
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Blackberry’s Passport is the new strangely shaped smartphone the company hopes will help restore its diminished presence in the smartphone market.  
Richard Branson
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Entitled "why we are letting Virgin staff take as much holiday as they want" a Richard Branson blog post is making waves.
Vladimir Putin
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned Ukraine that its access to Russian markets could be hampered if it goes ahead with a planned trade agreement with the EU.
Ann Summers
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Is there no such thing as bad publicity? If your brand carries the same name as an extremist terrorist outfit you might feel differently.   
Unhappy woman worker
Wednesday 24 September 2014
If you're planning on pulling a late one tonight, you might want to think again - because today is national Go Home On Time Day.   
Anfield
Wednesday 24 September 2014
After being given the go-ahead to expand Anfield by 9,000 seats, only Manchester United and Arsenal will be literally "bigger" than Liverpool in the 2016-17 season.  
Taj Mahal
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Twitter was flooded by tweets ending with the hashtag #MuslimApologies this morning. Across the nation, Muslims were apologising for all sorts of things - both to do with their religion and, well, not related at all.  
Uber
Wednesday 24 September 2014
London cabbies are set to wreak traffic havoc across central London as they prepare to protest against illegal minicabs.
Nicola Sturgeon in front of Scotland sign
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s deputy first minister, has launched a bid to become the next leader of the Scottish National Party following the resignation of Alex Salmond.
Achilleas Kallakis
Wednesday 24 September 2014
A man convicted of perpetrating fraud totalling more than £760m has been ordered to pay back just £3.25m within six months or face seven years in prison.   
tesco signange and grey clouds
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The UK’s accounting regulator is keeping an eye on Tesco’s investigation into accounting errors which has caused more than £2bn to be wiped off its shares in the past two days.
Bill Gross
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Pimco, the world's largest bond firm, confirmed overnight that the US' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating the way it reports the returns on one of its exchange-traded funds.
Ed Miliband
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Ed Miliband's post-political career is unlikely to be in acting. Reciting his Labour party conference speech from memory, he ended up forgetting to say the most crucial parts.  
Public debt graph
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Figures published by the Office for National (ONS) Statistics today showed public sector borrowing has risen again - this time to £32.4bn between April and July, up from £23bn during the same period last year.
Car traffic jam
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Insurers are facing sweeping changes to the way car insurance is sold after a two-year investigation by the competition watchdog.
Transavia
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Air France has decided not to expand its Transavia low-cost airline, French transport secretary Alain Vidalies announced this morning - but the news has failed to bring down the company's share price.  
Taxi protest
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Central London is set to suffer severe traffic disruption as thousands of cabbies prepare to protest around Trafalgar and Parliament Square.
Routemaster busses lined up
Wednesday 24 September 2014
London’s famous Routemaster bus is being celebrated in the form of a Google doodle after 60 years as an icon of the capital.
Tube
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The first 24-hour London Underground services will run on 12 September next year, Boris Johnson confirmed today. 
Ed Miliband
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Labour leader Ed Miliband yesterday unveiled controversial plans to force the City to pick up the bill for extra spending on the NHS if his party won next year’s election  
Sir Mike Rake
Wednesday 24 September 2014
RAC, the roadside recovery group that has been preparing itself for a £2bn flotation in London, is un­der­stood to be in takeover talks with GIC, the Singapore sovereign wealth fund.
George Osborne
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The UK government had to borrow £11.6bn in August as it failed to slash the budget deficit, putting chancellor George Osborne’s borrowing targets for the year at risk.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
PRESIDENT Obama yesterday gave the strongest indication yet that he wants the UK to commit to air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, warning the responsibility for military action is not “America’s fight alone”.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
PUB AND brewing giant Greene King confirmed it has made a £700m takeover offer for the 1,200 pub chain Spirit Pubs.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Royal Bank of Scotland was forced to scale back the price of its jumbo listing of Citizens Financial Group in the US last night, pricing shares at $21.50 each.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
TESCO has rushed in its new finance director Alan Stewart to start two months earlier than planned after a £250m profit error and new industry data yesterday showing a slide in quarterly sales plunged the retailer into further turmoil.
The City
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The strength of the sterling has made London the world’s most expensive city for companies to locate staff, overtaking Hong Kong which has held the record for five years in a row.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
BRITISH Sugar yesterday avoided a watchdog investigation into its market practices,after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed it would not look into a complaint by a rival that it was abusing its dominant position in the market.
Andrew Bailey
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Britain is standing up to the US on record breaking fines for banks, Bank of England regulator Andrew Bailey revealed yesterday.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
BARCLAYS was fined nearly £38m yesterday for putting £16.5bn of clients’ assets at risk, City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced yesterday.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
MOTORING group AA yesterday revealed a large dent in its profits from finance costs related to its stock market listing in June.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
BABY goods retailer Mothercare is raising £100m from shareholders to pay for store closures, revamp its business and pay off debt. Shares fell 1.7 per cent to 244p yesterday on the news.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
When father-of-five Bob Mackenzie isn’t using his spare time to watch his children’s various sporting fixtures, he likes to relax with a fly-fishing rod.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
LUXURY shoe brand Jimmy Choo is hoping its fortunes will take a step up as it announced plans yesterday to float on the London Stock Exchange next month.

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