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Tuesday 18 November 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index turned positive late yesterday after European Central Bank presi­­dent Mario Draghi said un­conventional monetary policy mea­s­ures could include buying sovereign bonds.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
THE S&P 500 edged up to close at a record high on Monday as deal activity worth $100bn offset concerns about overseas growth after Japan’s economy slipped into recession.
Snapchat
Monday 17 November 2014
A new Snapchat feature will allow users to send money to friends alongside disappearing doodles.  
Ed Miliband
Monday 17 November 2014
Ed Miliband has accused the David Cameron of “getting his excuses in early” with warnings of “red lights flashing on the global economy”.  
Arsenal fans
Monday 17 November 2014
London’s football fans are a varied bunch. From those at the glistening curves of the Emirates to the cheerful charm of Craven Cottage, the capital’s various football tribes all come with their own unique quirks and particularities.
Flying doughnut
Monday 17 November 2014
Airbus has a long and varied history of weird and wacky patents (more on which later), but this takes the biscuit. Er, doughnut.  
Woman wearing Nutshell pod
Monday 17 November 2014
It’s the unicorn of working life. Something that allows you to get a quick bit of shut-eye at your desk so you can be even more productive at your job (and definitely not so you can sleep off the effects of a late one at the pub).
Novak Djokovic
Monday 17 November 2014
In the end, the climax to the 2014 men’s professional tennis season was all a bit, well, anti-climatic.  
Monday 17 November 2014
Marks & Spencer has appointed John Lewis finance director Helen Weir as its own chief financial officer. In a statement posted this afternoon, the retailer said Weir has yet to confirm a start date.
Monday 17 November 2014
Entrepreneurial activity continues to thrive across the UK, according to research from Barclays and the Business Growth Fund (BGF).
Mark Reckless
Monday 17 November 2014
If bookies and pollsters are anything to go by, it's going to be another shoe-in for Ukip this week.   
HSBC
Monday 17 November 2014
The private banking arm of HSBC has been put under investigation for fraud, including money launcdering, criminal organisation and acting as an illegal financial intermediary, by Belgian investigators.
Uber app
Monday 17 November 2014
In a move which will surely prompt a rash of one-star ratings from irate Uber drivers tired of being subjected to death metal, the private hire cab app has announced it's teamed up with Spotify to allow passengers to stream their playlists through
Asda personality
Monday 17 November 2014
What does a Waitrose shopper look like, and how would you tell them apart from a Sainsbury's regular?   
Natural pool
Monday 17 November 2014
  Set in the unlikely surroundings of a regeneration site behind King’s Cross station, the UK's first “natural”, chemical-free swimming pool will soon be opened up to the public.   
Qatar World Cup
Monday 17 November 2014
Whistleblowers who tried to raise the alarm bells over the Qatar and Australia World Cup bids have accused Fifa of trying to discredit them, and breaking promises to keep their identity confidential.   
Oil field
Monday 17 November 2014
Halliburton, the massive US oilfield services and equipment provider, has agreed to buy rival Baker Hughes in a deal worth massive $38bn (£24.3bn).
Monday 17 November 2014
Consumer watchdog Which? is calling for the way broadband speeds are advertised to be overhauled, as current methods are "confusing" potential customers.
Street scene in Japan
Monday 17 November 2014
Japan has slipped into recession, after the country's economy unexpectedly contracted in the third quarter.
peppa pig characters
Monday 17 November 2014
A woman who shares her name with a character in Peppa Pig is suing the maker of the kid’s cartoon after being teased about it.
Carney at the Singapore event
Monday 17 November 2014
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says massive fines for bad behaviour among bankers hasn't done enough - and that their pay may be overhauled even further in order to "help rebuild trust in financial institutions".
Turkey
Monday 17 November 2014
The re-emergence of bird flu in the UK is unlikely to pose a major threat to human health – but it could have a
Duck farm
Monday 17 November 2014
A case of bird flu has been confirmed at a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire.   
Monday 17 November 2014
MPs have said the  forex scandal shows the banking sector is still in desperate need of a shake-up.
Facebook thumbs up like symbol
Monday 17 November 2014
Companies usually frown on their workers spending the day on Facebook, but that could be about to change.
David Cameron at the Brisbane G20 summit
Monday 17 November 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron has warned of "red warning lights" flashing on the "dashboard of the global economy", following this weekend's G20 summit in Brisbane. 
TalkTalk
Monday 17 November 2014
Shares in TalkTalk rose 0.9 per cent to £2.92 in morning trading, after the company confirmed a new network deal with O2 owner Telefónica UK.
Share price chart
Monday 17 November 2014
Shares in insurance services firm Quindell have taken another hit, as its financial adviser and joint broker Canaccord ended its relationship with the company earlier than expected.
Van with Serco logo
Monday 17 November 2014
Serco chairman Alastair Lyons has announced his intention to step down from the troubled outsourcing company which last week issued a profit
Monday 17 November 2014
Botox maker Allergan is set to fall into the hands of Dublin-based rival Actavis after the two firms last night neared a landmark $62.5bn (£40bn) takeover agreement.  
Monday 17 November 2014
CASH-STRAPPED Formula One team Caterham F1 is heading to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next weekend in a bid to woo potential buyers in the region.
Monday 17 November 2014
G20 leaders promised market-led reforms to boost growth at the weekend’s summit in Brisbane that saw Russian President Vladimir Putin controversially leaving early and further progress made on a free trade agreement between the US and EU.
Monday 17 November 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global economy”, threatening another recession.
Monday 17 November 2014
EUROPEAN Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker should be investigated over claims he encouraged tax avoidance, say senior Conservatives.
Monday 17 November 2014
GEORGE Osborne has promised to waive VAT on the latest Band Aid 30 charity single. The move means all of the money raised by the song, out today, will go to charity to tackle Ebola.
Monday 17 November 2014
WOMEN made up just seven per cent of appointments to the boards of Aim-listed companies during the past three years, according to a report from executive recruitment firm Norman Broadbent.
Monday 17 November 2014
Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane will today invoke doves and tigers as he warns that expectations of very low inflation in Britain could become entrenched. Haldane likened controlling inflation to taming a tiger.
Monday 17 November 2014
City investors will be given better access to the world’s second largest equity market today when China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange launches a landmark tie-up with its Hong Kong counterpart.
Monday 17 November 2014
Businesses and unions are digging in for an election-year battle over zero-hour contracts and what they mean for workers
Monday 17 November 2014
The film had its world premier on Wednesday. Some 8m people have already tuned in to see it and it has split critics down the middle, being described as “a masterpiece”, “grim”, “epic”, and “disrespectful”.
Monday 17 November 2014
Retailers were dealt a double blow in October as fewer people headed for the high street and the number of empty shops increased.
Monday 17 November 2014
Insurance giant Legal & General (L&G) has teamed up with private equity firm Patron Capital to invest in social real estate projects as the pair seek to tap into long-term opportunities in the UK housing sector.
Monday 17 November 2014
Soaring rent rises will leave nearly 6m private renters in poverty by 2040, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
Monday 17 November 2014
The average price of a residential London property has risen above £600,000 for the first time but signs of cooling are evident.
Monday 17 November 2014
GLOBAL dividends reached $288.1bn (£184bn) – a record for the third quarter, according to the latest Henderson Global Dividend Index (HGDI)
Monday 17 November 2014
Aerospace services company Strat Aero begins trading on Aim today, following a placing of 8,125,000 shares to raise £650,000.
Monday 17 November 2014
CABOT Square Capital, the specialist financial services private equity investor, has bought car finance provider Blue Motor Finance, the private equity firm told City A.M. yesterday.
Monday 17 November 2014
Britain is great when it comes to helping tech startups, but we lag behind many countries when it comes to scaling-up these comp­anies to reach their full potential, a report will reveal.  
Monday 17 November 2014
Insurers are failing UK Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), according to a new report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report indicated that over one third of UK SMEs were unaware of who their insurer was.
Monday 17 November 2014
Ares Management, a Los Angeles-based alternative asset manager, is in negotiations to buy the British paint manufacturer Farrow & Ball in a deal worth up to £300m, it was revealed yesterday.

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