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Thursday 10 April 2014
Many of the shareholder questions at BP’s annual meeting today were on the topic of Russia, Ukraine and the oil major’s stake in Rosneft.
Thursday 10 April 2014
The 35 hour working week, which has become so sacred to the French since its introduction in 1999, has come under threat from the invasion of smartphone working culture.
Thursday 10 April 2014
That London’s house prices are booming is hardly a secret – prices shot up by 12 per cent in 2013, according to official figures. But what isn’t as well known is that the boom in London is in fact taking place even within a booming UK.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Expect to pay a little more for your caffeine buzz in coming months. Coffee futures - the prices which traders have agreed to pay for beans in the future - have surged in price, and are at their highest level since February 2012.
Thursday 10 April 2014
US stock futures haven’t altered much today, following the S&P 500 reaching its largest gain in more than a month. 
Thursday 10 April 2014
The latest US economic data shows a huge beat on initial jobless claims.
Thursday 10 April 2014
London workers who skip their commute once a week could be handed a refund of up to £310.50 on their season ticket from next year, under a proposal set out today.
Thursday 10 April 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says that consumers are paying too much for overdrafts, as it publishes research it’s done into the traditi
Thursday 10 April 2014
Rating agency Fitch have said if Scotland votes yes to independence the rest of the UK will take longer to regain its triple-A credit rati
Thursday 10 April 2014
Royal Mail warned yesterday that an Ofcom review into wholesale mail prices will mean a period of uncertainty. This morning, shares in the FTSE 100 firm have fallen to 502p - down nearly three per cent.
Thursday 10 April 2014
No change from the boffins over at Threadneedle Street. The Bank of England's interest-rate setting committee has, as widely expected, elected to hold both interest rates and quantitative easing this month.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Plans to merge the world's two largest cement companies will be subject to intensive review, according to the EU's boss of antitrust Joaquin Almunia.
Thursday 10 April 2014
After reports that the Financial Times' senior retail correspondent, Andrea Felsted, has been barred from a Tesco journalist dinner this evening, a rival has put forward an alternative of their own.
Thursday 10 April 2014
LONDON City Airport yesterday hit out at a report that said it should be shut down and turned into houses, deriding the publishers  as “turning the clock back 30 years”.
Thursday 10 April 2014
The trading update from high street staple Marks & Spencer has been described by stockbroker Shore Capital as “frankly, quite mellow”.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Energy regulator Ofgem has ordered British Gas Business, a unit of British Gas, to pay £5.6m
Thursday 10 April 2014
High street retailer WH Smith has seen its cost cutting strategy bear fruit as the group reported a rise in profits before tax of
Thursday 10 April 2014
Not much in the way of surprises from last night’s Fed meeting minutes. It seems officials are not in any hurry to raise rates, and markets rebounded on the news.
Thursday 10 April 2014
A glimmer of hope for high street store Marks & Spencer.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Baby goods retailer Mothercare has suffered a fall in like-for-like UK sales of 0.3 per cent for the 12-weeks to 29 March, according to the company's latest trading statement
Thursday 10 April 2014
Asian markets have tempered their earlier optimism as China's latest trade data showed imports and exports under-performing market expectations.
Thursday 10 April 2014
THE CO-OPERATIVE Group was plunged into fresh chaos last night after the man tasked with saving the troubled organisation quit the group.
Thursday 10 April 2014
SAJID Javid has been named as the new culture secretary. He is the first-ever Asian man to join the UK cabinet, and replaces Maria Miller, who resigned yesterday over public anger at her expenses.
Thursday 10 April 2014
THE GREEK government will today return to the international capital markets for the first time since 2010, launching a new bond despite the fact that the country is still mired in recession and deflation.
Thursday 10 April 2014
DAVID Cameron was struggling to restore his authority last night, after his attempt to keep Maria Miller as culture secretary despite overwhelming public anger ended in failure.
Thursday 10 April 2014
IT is a remarkable story. When Dadabhai Naoroji was elected as the Liberal Party member for Finsbury Central at the 1892 general election, the Mumbai-born became Britain’s first Asian MP.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Spain’s biggest state-owned lender Bankia last night instructed the sale of its entire 4.94 per cent stake in the power company Iberdrola. The stake is worth around $2.2bn (£1.31bn). Citi and UBS were given the mandate to sell the stock.
Thursday 10 April 2014
The government said yesterday that it welcomed outsourcing firm G4S’ corporate overhaul plan and that it “represents the right direction of travel to meet our expectations as a customer”.
Thursday 10 April 2014
JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon saw his pay slip 37 per cent to $11.8m in 2013, according to regulatory filing released last night.
Thursday 10 April 2014
FINANCIAL TIMES
Thursday 10 April 2014
SENIOR officials at the US Federal Reserve have eased the concerns of investors over its future monetary policy, with last night’s minutes of its March meeting helping to boost shares across the pond.
Thursday 10 April 2014
AROUND 20,000 staff at Next are to share in a £4m cash windfall after the retailer’s chief executive Lord Wolfson decided to gift his bonus for a second year in a row.
Thursday 10 April 2014
RBS has agreed to pay the government £1.5bn before it gives shareholders a dividend, the lender announced yesterday. It has struck a deal to buy back the dividend access share, which was put in place as part of its bailout.
Thursday 10 April 2014
AROUND 400,000 people will be contacted by the insurance industry after the City watchdog urged pension providers to provide clarity to savers on changes to annuities.
Thursday 10 April 2014
SHAREHOLDERS across the EU will get more power over executives’ pay packages, after the European Commission backed rules for a binding vote on remuneration.
Thursday 10 April 2014
THE UK’s trade deficit was smaller than expected in February this year, dropping from January’s level as demand for imported goods falls.
Thursday 10 April 2014
LABOUR and Liberal Democrat proposals for a mansion tax would fall almost entirely on homeowners in London, with three boroughs in the capital footing over two thirds of the bill, research out yesterday by Zoopla showed.
Thursday 10 April 2014
RISING wages are set to outstrip rent increases during the summer for the first time in more than four years, according to a new forecasts from LSL property services.
Thursday 10 April 2014
PROPERTY sales have soared to their highest level in six years as the housing boom grips regions across the UK, a new survey by property experts revealed today.
Thursday 10 April 2014
METRO Bank co-founder Anthony Thomson is applying for a licence for an online-only bank Atom, and hopes to launch the lender next year.
Thursday 10 April 2014
GOLDMAN Sachs has failed to sell all the 24m shares in Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct it took onto its books on Monday afternoon.
Thursday 10 April 2014
PROCTER & Gamble is selling the bulk of its pet food business to Mars for $2.9bn (£1.7bn) to focus more on its personal care and cleaning brands, the consumer giant said yesterday.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Gatehouse Bank’s boss tells Tim Wallace he wants to invest more
Thursday 10 April 2014
LIKE hands-on managers who get rebranded as directors of football, senior advisers at investment banks often find their august titles are merely stepping-stones on the way to a graceful exit.
Thursday 10 April 2014
WHO’D be a car insurer? With regulators lining up to tell the sector what to do and technology busily disrupting established business models, firms like Direct Line, Admiral and Esure are enjoying a rough ride.
Thursday 10 April 2014
MANUFACTURING firms in the UK were at their most profitable for over five years as 2013 ended, with a 12.1 per cent net rate of return pushing the UK’s industry back to 2008 levels.
Thursday 10 April 2014
PLANS to give the taxman power to seize money from individuals’ bank accounts to cover tax bills could fall foul of the law, top accountants have warned.
Thursday 10 April 2014
THREE of the biggest motor insurers in the UK saw their share prices fall yesterday after Confused.com and Towers Watson reported a significant drop in premiums, greater than had previously been expected.
Thursday 10 April 2014
OUR PANEL of monetary policy experts says the Bank of England should hold rates once again this month, with two votes for a hike.
Thursday 10 April 2014
BARCLAYS Bank saw the highest number of complaints to the Financial Conduct Authority between July and December 2013, figures showed yesterday.

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