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Thursday 24 July 2014
Energy regulator Ofgem has announced it has secured an additional £3.3m from SSE and UKPN following its investigation into the companies' performance during the dramatic storms seen last Christmas.
Chinese premier Li Keqiang
Thursday 24 July 2014
Manufacturing data for China is looking rosy as factory activity shot up at the fastest pace in 18 months.
Steve Case
Thursday 24 July 2014
It pays to have a wide face, but only when you're going it alone, according to research by scientists at the University of California, Riverside.  
Petrol pump
Thursday 24 July 2014
Headline retail sales growth in June was markedly softer than expected, according to official estimates released today.
European Central Bank
Thursday 24 July 2014
The European Central Bank (ECB) has had its website hacked, with sensitive personal information including email addresses and contact data stolen.
Daily Mail
Thursday 24 July 2014
Revenue at Daily Mail owner DMGT is up two per cent for the three months to the end of June on the same period last year in line with expectations despite a lower return from the IPO of Zoopla in June.
EasyJet planes
Thursday 24 July 2014
EasyJet's share price has dropped this morning after the budget airline forecast lower than expected pre-tax profits for its financial year.
B&Q
Thursday 24 July 2014
Shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher have fallen by more than 7.3 per cent in early trading, after the company reported falling like-for-like sales and the acquisition of French DIY brand Mr Bricolage.
Unilever
Thursday 24 July 2014
Challenging markets in the first half of the year have seen Unilever sales growth come in soft, despite launching a number of recent product launches.
Flight boards at airport
Thursday 24 July 2014
Flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv have been allowed to resume by US air regulators lifting a ban on air travel to the country it opposed on Tuesday.
Thursday 24 July 2014
More than a quarter of a million Londoners are dollar millionaires, even when you exclude the value of their homes – making the capital the third most popular city in the world for high earners.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Scotland put on a high-energy Commonwealth Games opening ceremony featuring a bevy of celebrities, including Billy Connolly and Rod Stewart, before the Queen and a TV audience of hundreds of millions.  
Thursday 24 July 2014
City economists clashed with Mark Carney yesterday, challenging the Bank of England governor’s insistence that “clear guidance” is being provided on when interest rates will finally begin to rise.
David Cameron
Thursday 24 July 2014
David Cameron has vowed to double check the UK’s arms deals with Russia, as pressure increases on the government to end all contracts with President Putin in the wake of the MH17 disaster.
Thursday 24 July 2014
BSKYB is expected to announce a multi-billion pound deal tomorrow to take over its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a new pay-TV empire in Europe.
Nicola Horlick
Thursday 24 July 2014
Nicola Horlick, one of the best known figures in the City, says she is on track to raise an extra £450,000 to grow her new fund management business despite robust questioning about the venture.
Thursday 24 July 2014
FACEBOOK’S second quarter earnings exceeded expectations yesterday, with revenues up a whopping 60.5 per cent on a year ago to $2.91bn (£1.71bn).
Thursday 24 July 2014
STANDARD Chartered Bank, which recently produced its worst results in more than 12 years, said last night it stood behind its beleaguered chairman and chief executive.
Thursday 24 July 2014
AMERICAN drinks and snacks giant PepsiCo yesterday raised its full-year profit forecast as it reported better-than-expected second-quarter results on higher sales and lower costs.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Profits at Boeing soared by a huge 52 per cent in its second quarter, as the American aerospace and defence giant gained from higher commercial aircraft deliveries.
Thursday 24 July 2014
FORMULA One co-owner CVC Capital Partners has laid plans for a specialist buyout fund to snap up start-up tech businesses.
Thursday 24 July 2014
METRO Bank should be profitable within the next year, chief executive Craig Donaldson said yesterday, as the bank unveiled its latest set of losses.
Thursday 24 July 2014
EVERYONE hates big banks, right? Wrong. Britons love to complain about their banks, but if you look at actions instead of words, very few of them have done anything about it.
Banco Espirito Santo
Thursday 24 July 2014
Banco Espirito Santo’s share price rose by 14.35 per cent yesterday, following announcements that two major US financial institutions had picked up shares in the crisis-hit bank.
Thursday 24 July 2014
GLAXOSMITHKLINE (GSK) cut its full-year outlook yesterday after posting a 13 per cent decline in second-quarter sales, as it struggled to maintain its position in the significant lung drug market.
Thursday 24 July 2014
IT IS illegal for companies to use women-only shortlists to fill boardroom positions, according to new guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Thursday 24 July 2014
ROYAL Mail will face its shareholders today, in what is widely expected to be a showdown over pay and bonuses of the company’s top executives.
Ryanair planes
Thursday 24 July 2014
Ryanair faces having to repay €9.6m (£7.6m) in French state aid, after the European Commission found the airline had gained “an undue advantage” thanks to the money.
Thursday 24 July 2014
NUMEROUS airlines in the US and Europe have cancelled flights to Israel as a result of the conflict in Gaza, after a rocket landed just a mile away from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
Thursday 24 July 2014
BUDGET airline FlyBe will offer five new routes from London City Airport starting 27 October, as it announced it had seen quarterly passenger revenue per seat rise to £52.79, an increase of 9.5 per cent.
Thursday 24 July 2014
IMPROVING job prospects and growing demand from London workers hunting for homes outside of the capital has sent rents in the home counties soaring this year.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Plans by a Chinese developer to create a £1bn business park in London’s royal docks aimed at attracting more businesses from China to the capital were granted planning permission last night.
Thursday 24 July 2014
MORTGAGE approvals were on the rise again in June, according to figures released yesterday, following the onset of a new bundle of regulations earlier this year.
Thursday 24 July 2014
TALKTALK’S YouView TV offering continues to outpace the growth of both BT’s and Sky’s TV services, adding 185,000 subscribers in the first quarter and taking its TV customer base to more than 1.1m.
Thursday 24 July 2014
ENTERTAINMENT One, the FTSE 250-listed film and TV distributor, yesterday said it was on track to deliver full-year profits in line with expectations after reporting that revenues for the quarter to 30 June rose four per cent.
Thursday 24 July 2014
KAZAKHMYS’ share price jumped more than eight per cent yesterday, after the copper miner announced the details of a proposed restructuring to turn around the business.
Thursday 24 July 2014
ENGINEERING firm Renishaw saw its share price surge over 20 per cent yesterday, after unveiling record full-year revenue on higher demand from Asia in the fourth quarter.
Thursday 24 July 2014
A STREAM of major contract wins, including a £145m deal with Transport for London, helped outsourcing firm Capita’s profit to soar in the first half of the year.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Mayfair Capital Investment Management
Thursday 24 July 2014
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Thursday 24 July 2014
Shares in Tesco yesterday fell to their lowest level in almost a decade after the beleaguered super­market issued a profit warning earlier this week and announced that chief executive Philip Clarke is stepping down.
Thursday 24 July 2014
US stocks yesterday ended mostly higher, with the S&P 500 closing at a record on Apple’s bullish results. However, Boeing weighed on the Dow and conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip kept the broader market’s gains in check.
Facebook mobile
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Facebook has just revealed a bumper earnings report once again, topping analyst estimates for the ninth consecutive quarter. 
Facebook logo
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Facebook has smashed Wall Street revenue and earnings estimates - again. 
Uber app
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Yet another city that doesn't like Uber.
GlaxoSmithKline
Wednesday 23 July 2014
No respite for GlaxoSmithKline.
Women in tech
Wednesday 23 July 2014
More women are put in positions of leadership at technology companies in the UK than in the US, according to research by the Silicon Valley Bank.  
Tel Aviv Airport
Wednesday 23 July 2014
The United States has renewed its ban on airlines flying to Tel Aviv for a further 24 hours, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. 
Shoppers
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Summer is smiling on the British high street as the good weather boosted retail sales beyond last months figure and above the expectations of a group of economists polled by Reuters.

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