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Scottish flag with Union Jack
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The possibility of Scottish independence has lowered confidence in the nation's economy among people living north of the border, new data suggests.   
Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Sony has issued a profits warning this morning, after being hit by a 180bn yen (£1bn) impairment charge for its mobile phone division.   
European central bank
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Finally, a bit of relief for eurozone watchers: figures published this morning show inflation in the 18-country bloc stayed at 0.4 per cent in August, rather than falling to 0.3 per cent as originally feared.
Money
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The gap between wages and consumer price inflation is still stubbornly wide, official figures published this morning showed.
GSK
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The news GSK’s Ebola vaccine is to be trialled on humans failed to lift the company on the stock market this morning, with its share price falling 0.21 per cent to 1,438 pence.  
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The UK's headline unemployment rate fell to 6.2 per cent in the three months to the end of July - its lowest level since 2008.
Bank of England
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Bank of England policymakers voted to hold interest rates at a record low of 0.5 per cent again in September, despite two members of the monetary policy committee arguing to raise rates for the second month in a row.
polls
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Three new polls have put the No campaign's lead at four percentage points, after a big day on the campaign trail yesterday.
Sky van
Wednesday 17 September 2014
After two-and-a-bit months of rumination, the board of Sky Deutschland has today decided BSkyB's €6.75 (£5.37) a share takeover offer wasn't enough.
TFL chaos
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Struggling to get in this morning? Here's why:  
Smiths Group homepage
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Shares in engineering firm Smiths Group - whose businesses do everything from weapons detection to supplying medical equipment - opened 0.88 per cent lower this morning, after it reported a six per cent fall in underlying profit for the year end
nike trainers
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Shares in JD Sports rose seven per cent in mid-morning trading as the retailer posted record first-half results as its pre-tax profits soared, rising 170 per cent to £16.4m.  Revenue also jumped to £721.4m, an increase of 27 per cent.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The remainder of the UK could have to lend an independent Scotland as much as £100bn to avoid a calamitous recession north of the border, a group of economists warned yesterday.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Sportech is told to give HMRC £93m in back taxes after its Spot the Ball game was ruled as a game of skill not chance.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Thousands of Scottish millionaires could flee into England if the country votes for independence in tomorrow’s referendum, according to estimates from Spear’s and WealthInsight.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Three new polls last night showed the No campaign edging ahead in the Scottish referendum race, all revealing identical but close results.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Two business big-hitters last night joined a chorus of calls urging Scottish voters to stick with the United Kingdom instead of voting for independence tomorrow.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Bookmaker Betfair has put its money where its mouth is by paying out early on the Scottish referendum outcome in favour of a No vote.
Michelle Mone
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Lingerie queen and fervent Better Together campaigner Michelle Mone said speaking out against independence had led to threats against her which were “off the scale and getting worse”.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
London football club Queens Park Rangers faces a battle to keep its £6bn development in west London on track, after local landowner Cargiant revealed it was determined to pursue a rival development.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
New international tax rules proposed yesterday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Starbucks, Google and Amazon to lessen their tax bills.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
HOUSE prices boomed at record rates across the UK in the year to July, according to official data released yesterday, despite separate and more recent figures showing growth rates levelling off.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
N BROWN sales slowed in the first half as the home shopping group shakes off its image as traditional mail-order business and invests in wooing more online shoppers.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
REAL estate development company Crest Nicholson said forward reservation numbers had been unable to exploit the momentum given by the Help-to-Buy scheme launched in 2013.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
HOUSEBUILDER Galliford Try reported a 28 per cent increase in pre-tax profits yesterday due to its “disciplined focus on growth”.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
SHARES in Thomas Cook fell six per cent yesterday as the travel operator warned of a slowdown in late summer bookings by German holiday-makers.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
STEPHEN HARVEY BLUR GROUP
Wednesday 17 September 2014
PIONEER, famous for helping millions of music-lovers to party the night away with its turntables, is spinning out the audio equipment arm of its business in a £550m deal.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
ASOS suffered a wardrobe malfunct­ion with investors yesterday, after the online fashion retailer issued its third profit warning in seven months.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
JOHN STEVENSON | PEEL HUNT Do we still see this business getting to £2bn-£3bn of turnover? Yes. Is the profit outlook at that level of turnover materially different than we thought it might be? Yes.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Executives risk being punished under new guidelines for simply failing to have perfect knowledge of the future, the Institute of Directors (IoD) warned this morning.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
INFLATION slid further in August, official data showed yesterday, easing some of the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
BANKS’ private trading platforms for clients have taken a serious knock since Barclays was accused in the US of misleading customers, analysts warned yesterday.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
FRENCH Prime Minister Manuel Valls yesterday won a confidence vote in parliament after left wing politicians rebelled against his new cabinet.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
GERMAN investors are increasingly nervous about the damage to its economy from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the influential Zew index showed yesterday.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
The former Intel boss hoping to brighten up London with solar tech.  
Wednesday 17 September 2014
FUND MANAGER of the year This year’s nominees represent the very best of the fund management industry, taking in a broad scope of talent from commodity-based hedge funds to stockpickers focused on small British businesses.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
AIM-LISTED sports agent TLA World­wide reported a seven per cent increase in revenues during the first half of the year, after strong performance in its sports marketing division.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
THE ATTRACTIVENESS of the UK market for investment in renewable energy has ranked at a five-year low in a new report from professional services firm EY.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
FTSE 250-listed Petra Diamonds yesterday announced it had sold a rare “exceptional” 122.52-carat blue diamond for $27.6m (£16.9m).
Wednesday 17 September 2014
AIM-LISTED online gaming marketing group XLMedia is expected to report a nearly 25 per cent jump in revenues this morning, higher than the 22 per cent it forecast in July, when it publishes its maiden set of interim results.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
NASA yesterday revealed Boeing and SpaceX will share a $6.8bn (£4.2bn) contract to fly astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
Petropavlovsk website
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Shares in Russia-focused gold mining company Petropavlovsk plummeted 15 per cent yesterday on news the indebted miner was seek­ing a rights issue to placate its senior lender banks and bond holders.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Killik & Co
Wednesday 17 September 2014
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Wednesday 17 September 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index fell yesterday, with financial stocks underperforming as investors showed reluctance to buy up new positions before tomorrow’s Scotland independence referendum.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
US STOCKS rose yesterday and the S&P 500 notched its best performance in about a month after a report shifted investor expectations for the Federal Reserve’s policy statement due later today.
Steven Gerrard
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Steven Gerrard earned Liverpool €500,000 (£398,000) with his last-gasp penalty against Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Tuesday night.  
No campaign
Tuesday 16 September 2014
A new poll has shown that support for Scottish independence has risen to 48 per cent.  
Ultrasonic
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Two of the most senior figures in a Chinese footwear firm have vanished, along with most of the company’s cash funds.  

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