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Nike
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The battle for sportswear supremacy has taken a Shakespearean turn after Nike sued three former designers who left for Adidas in September, accusing them of running off with a “treasure trove” of company designs and business plans. 
Instagram boss Kevin Systrom
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Instagram now has more than 300m users, having added 100m new users in the last nine months the photo-sharing site has revealed.
Eric Schmidt and others wearing 3D glasses
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Google boss Eric Schmidt is the latest to weigh in on the artificial intelligence debate after Stephen Hawking and
Broken down car
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Quindell klaxon, everyone: former chairman Rob Terry has sold off most of his remaining stake in the embattled insurance outsourcer, sending shares plummeting by almost half their value, to 24.1p.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Could there be a UK housing market meltdown? Could Nigel Farage become deputy prime minister? Or worst of all, will there be an "a-choco-lypse"?
FTSE 100 London UK
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Conspiracy theorists may merrily refer to the "metropolitan elite", but it turns out that when it comes to the FTSE 100, the north-south divide is practically a myth: half of the companies on the index are based outside London, we've found, while
Wednesday 10 December 2014
One of the Bank of England monetary policy committee's two resident hawks, Ian McCafferty, has explained his reasoning behind voting for an interest rate rise "sooner rather than later".
Welcome to Manchester
Wednesday 10 December 2014
George Osborne's dream of creating a “northern powerhouse” might have taken a step closer to coming true.   
Martin Wheatley
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said today directors including Martin Wheatley, its chief executive, will give up their bonuses as a result of an investigation into a botched press briefing over insurance. 
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has slashed its demand forecast for next year.
Terminator 30th anniversary
Wednesday 10 December 2014
We're pretty used to hearing that robots are going to steal our jobs. But now it turns out that once they've done that, they're going to do exactly what we do anyway: sit around watching online videos.   
Artists impression of new theme park to be built
Wednesday 10 December 2014
A BBC inspired theme park is set to launch after the corporation agreed a deal for its intellectual property to be used at a new £2bn entertainment resort in Kent.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is this year's most generous man, according to new research from Wealth-X, a research firm focusing on high net worth individuals.
Children yawning at a presentation
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Is there ever an excuse to use PowerPoint in a presentation?  
City Football Academy
Wednesday 10 December 2014
  In Manchester City’s annual report for the 2013-2014 season, chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak professed that “we are never focused only on our men’s first team”.   
Gary and Alan Keery
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Forget the "weather bomb" - if you're in the capital and you're partial to grains, today's biggest story is the opening of Cereal Killer, the new London cafe that serves nothing but cereal.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
It looks like Britain's pub industry is struggling to get over a nasty hangover.
Weather bomb hits Scotland
Wednesday 10 December 2014
A meteorological phenomenon that has been dubbed a "weather bomb" looks likely to reach London by Friday, according to the Met Office's chief forecaster.    But what is it? And how bad will things get?   
Google offices inside with beanbags in open atrium
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Google continues its bid for world domination, after being voted the best place to work in London.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
BG Group has sold an Australian natural gas pipeline to APA Group for $5bn (£3.2bn), clinching its largest deal in its history.
Canary Wharf
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Qatari sovereign wealth fund has persuaded yet another shareholder to back its 350p-a-share offer for Songbird Estates, the owner of Canary Wharf.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Motorists are set to enjoy further drops in the cost of petrol, with some economists predicting prices close to £1 a litre in the near future.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Martin Wheatley, head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is expected to face questions over his future today after the publication of a report into the regulator’s leak of price sensitive information concerning life insurers.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Political instability in Greece has prompted the biggest one-day stock market fall in the country since the 1980s, amid fears that radical left-wing party Syriza could swoop into political office and lead the country out of the Eurozone.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Gatwick airport would take the biggest hit if a new runway was built in London, while Heathrow stands to gain the most from expansion plans, a new report out today claims.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Baroness Patricia Scotland was last night elected as an Alderman for Bishopsgate ward in the City, the first person of a black or minority ethnic background to win the coveted role and only the fourth woman in its 900 year history.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
A POWERFUL committee of MPs is calling for big private-sector contracts for government services to be broken up and divided between smaller sup­pliers, to avoid a too-big-to-fail disaster.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Controversial Abercrombie & Fitch boss Michael Jeffries resigned yesterday, sending the clothing company’s share price up by around eight per cent.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
As oil tumbles to another five-year low, the consequences for the global economy will be far-reaching Plummeting oil prices could give a major boost to the UK’s economic growth and provide a turnaround in fortunes for the Eurozone.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
STOCKS in China fell sharply yesterday, but still remain at an elevated level. The benchmark Shanghai composite index – which includes shares of all companies listed on the Shanghai stock exchange – closed 5.4 per cent down.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
New Scotland Yard, the home of the Metropolitan Police, has been sold to a group of Abu Dhabi investors for £370m, in a dramatic shake-up of the Met’s estate.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
John Montalbano has stepped down as chief executive of RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) after six years, the company announced today.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
  Investors fled for cover yesterday as Tesco warned on profits for the fourth time in five months, raising fears in the City that the ailing supermarket could become a takeover target.   
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Online fashion retailer Asos suffered a slowdown in sales in the first quarter of the year, after the strong pound dented its international business.  
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Big four accountant KPMG Inter­national today announced record-breaking revenues for its worldwide network of $24.82bn (£15.8bn) for the fiscal year ended 30 September – a six per cent increase year-on-year.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
SNAPCHAT made its money-making intentions clear yesterday with the appointment of a major investment banker from Credit Suisse.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
SOCIAL investment network EToro yesterday closed a $27m (£17.2m) funding round led by the venture capital arm of China’s largest financial services group Ping An Insurance and SBT Venture Capital which is partnered with Russia’s largest bank Sberb
Wednesday 10 December 2014
THE UK’s manufacturing output dipped in October due to waning ex­port demand from the Eurozone.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Graduates earn £9,000 a year more than non-graduates, research released yesterday by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills shows.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
MORTGAGE lending continued to make gains in the three months to September despite stricter rules on lenders, the Bank of England revealed yesterday.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The airport group which owns Stansted has called on the government to increase investment in rail infrastructure in the south east.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
BRITISH pub chain JD Wetherspoon announced yesterday that it would no longer sell Heineken products at any of its 926 pubs across the UK and Ireland, following a dispute between the companies.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Cloud computing company Iomart Group yesterday posted a rise in first-half pre-tax profits as acquisitions helped to boost revenue, yet failed to impress investors as shares in the firm closed down 22 per cent.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Fitbug, the penny stock that roared to life earlier this year after Sainsbury’s and Target announced they would stock its fitness trackers – sending shares up over 4,000 per cent – came back down to earth yesterday.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
German car manufacturer BMW made several surprise changes to its board yesterday, appointing Harald Krueger as chairman, effective from the end of a general meeting on 13 May 2015.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
CHIEF executive designate of Paddy Power, Andy McCue, yesterday announced three new appoint­ments to the Irish bookmakers’ management team.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The UK’S largest department store group John Lewis saw sales grow 10.8 per cent to £160m last week compared with the same week last year, with colder weath­er boosting sales of knitwear.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
BRITISH private equity firm Endless has raised £525m for its new Fund IV, which had a single close on 5 December, the company announced yesterday.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
MOTHERCARE yesterday announced it had secured a new chief financial officer after poaching Richard Smothers from the same role at packaging group Rexam.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Hotel operator easyHotel yesterday reported a lower pre-tax profit for its last financial year, due to costs associated with its listing on Aim earlier this year.

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