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Monday 15 December 2014
Oil prices could fall as low as $40 a barrel and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) will still refuse to cut production, according to United Arab Emirates’ energy minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei.
Monday 15 December 2014
Business secretary Vince Cable has accused the UK’s National Air Traffic Service (Nats) of “skimping on large-scale investment” after an IT glitch led to widespread disruption across UK airports.
Monday 15 December 2014
THEY ARE a sight that children dream of seeing, with a sleigh in tow, on Christmas Eve. But Britain’s only reindeer herd can usually be found in The Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, where Danny Alexander was once press officer.
Monday 15 December 2014
Boris Johnson risks a hefty fine or even a spell in jail if he fails to pay American capital gains tax on a London property he sold in 2009, a leading US tax specialist has told City A.M..
Monday 15 December 2014
David Cameron will today launch a starter home scheme for first-time buyers, offering a 20 per cent discount on newly-built properties.
Monday 15 December 2014
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has moved its London headquarters from Mayfair to Canary Wharf as the Docklands continues to develop as a rival tech hub to Old Street.
Monday 15 December 2014
BT IS expected today to reveal the outcome of takeover talks with O2 and EE, as it looks to buy one of the mobile groups for around £10bn.
Monday 15 December 2014
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy drew a clear dividing line between his party leadership in London and north of the border yesterday, claiming that he would not run policies by Ed Miliband first.
Monday 15 December 2014
Labour will today announce plans to make it illegal for employers to pay foreign workers less than their UK counterparts.
Monday 15 December 2014
If you happen to stroll down to Threadneedle Street in the early hours of tomorrow morning and find a hive of activity do not be alarmed – it’s just the start of the Bank of England’s inaugural stress tests results.
Monday 15 December 2014
COMPETITION for talent in the City job market is intensifying, a new set of survey data shows.
Monday 15 December 2014
PROSPECTIVE London home buyers are set to benefit as price growth slows over Christmas and could remain subdued throughout 2015.
Monday 15 December 2014
THREE hedge funds – Alchemy Special Opportunities, Angelo Gordon and Avenue Capital – have acquired British housebuilder Avant Homes from owner Lloyds for £175m, it emerged yesterday.
Monday 15 December 2014
RED TAPE has cost British firms an extra £3.1bn over the course of this parliament, despite government plans to slash the cost of regulation, think tank Reform said today.
Monday 15 December 2014
ACCOUNTANTS are set to receive their largest bonuses in four years, a specialist recruiter has said today.
Monday 15 December 2014
ONLY one quarter of UK citizens trust the government to manage the public finances, according to survey data released today by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and consultants Price­water­houseCoopers.
Monday 15 December 2014
Discount supermarkets, such as of Lidl and Aldi, are on track to be the clear winners in the lead up to Christmas with year-to-date spend growth of 31 per cent.
Monday 15 December 2014
Snow and rain across the north of Britain last week, the so-called weather bomb, took its toll on retail footfall as the number of shoppers heading to stores fell by 2.2 per cent.
Monday 15 December 2014
The government yesterday pledged to improve services for people seeking tax advice, after a survey found almost 30 per cent of calls to two helplines were cut off.
Monday 15 December 2014
A BOOM in smokehouses and barbecues are among the restaurant predictions for 2015, according to advisory firm BDO.
Monday 15 December 2014
UNITED Nations member states yesterday agreed on how to tackle climate change, after slow negotiations at the Lima Call for Climate Action ran almost two days over time.
Monday 15 December 2014
Private water companies and the industry regulator Ofwat should be scrapped, according to union GMB.
Monday 15 December 2014
INDEPENDENT energy firms in the UK now account for 10 per cent of the residential dual-fuel energy market, according to new research from consultancy firm Cornwall Energy.
Monday 15 December 2014
INVESTMENT in commercial vehicles grew by 22 per cent in the last year, according to UK finance provider LDF.
Monday 15 December 2014
WHILE deal making in Britain has seen a small increase in activity this year, domestic dealmakers acquiring assets overseas have increased considerably, according to data analysis by EY released today.
Monday 15 December 2014
The success of UK tech hubs such as Silicon Roundabout has driven a 26 per cent rise in  ICT (Information Communication and Technology) companies seeking to raise funds to fuel their growth through the En­terprise Investment Scheme (EIS).
Monday 15 December 2014
A NUMBER of buyout firms are circling over HSS as a bid deadline looms today for the British tool hire firm, it emerged yesterday.
Monday 15 December 2014
THE MARKET for Dim Sum bonds – those denominated in renminbi but issued off the Chinese mainland – hit a record level this year, magic circle law firm Linklaters said yesterday.
Monday 15 December 2014
After losing a billion dollar empire and rebuilding it again, Thor Bjorgolfsson shares some of the lessons he learnt.
Monday 15 December 2014
Baroness Vadera will replace Lord Burns as Santander’s UK chairman in March, the Spanish bank announced on Friday.
Monday 15 December 2014
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Monday 15 December 2014
BY THE looks of this week’s economic calendar, traders thinking of taking off early for their Christmas holidays may be forced to rethink their travel plans.
Monday 15 December 2014
INVESTORS will focus on a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting amid speculation the central bankers will change their view on interest rates and the economy.
Sunday 14 December 2014
Customers cheered after a software glitch meant thousands of items from online retailer Amazon's website were on offer for as little as 1p.
Sunday 14 December 2014
Parisian cabbies could clog the city's streets tomorrow in a mass protest against a French court's refusal to ban a controversial service offered by taxi app Uber.
Sunday 14 December 2014
OPEC will not cut production even if oil falls to $40 per barrel as it believes the market will eventually stabilise.
Shinzo Abe
Sunday 14 December 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a comfortable win in a ‘snap’ general election called to secure a tighter grip on power and gain a green light to push ahead with his ‘Abenomics’ policies.  
Sunday 14 December 2014
The hackers who attacked Sony's computer network in November made off with the new James Bond film script.
Milky Way
Sunday 14 December 2014
From medicine to space exploration and the history of life on Earth, almost every aspect of science has been touched by an important discovery this year.   
Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Sunday 14 December 2014
Sir Malcolm Rifkind has vowed to investigate allegations of UK complicity in the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation programme.   
Climate change
Sunday 14 December 2014
United Nations member have come to an agreement on how to tackle climate change, after slow negotiations at the Lima Call for Climate Action ran almost two days over time.  
Sunday 14 December 2014
This week New Yorkers went mad for Will and Kate as they took a trip to the Big Apple for the first time. Crowds were out in force, media coverage blanketed the channels, hoards of people desperate to catch a glimpse.
Apple iPhone 5C
Saturday 13 December 2014
Most smartphones do not have as much free storage available as the companies that produce them claim, according to a new study by reviewing service Which?  
Robot waiter
Saturday 13 December 2014
If you're looking for Christmas present ideas, you've come to the wrong listicle. This is all about the worst inventions of 2014, and there have been some real crackers.
David Miliband
Saturday 13 December 2014
David Miliband, brother of Labour leader Ed Miliband, has indicated that he may return to a career in politics.   
Heathrow airport
Saturday 13 December 2014
Passengers flying into or out of London on Saturday and Sunday have been advised to check the status of their flights in case of disruptions.  
Friday 12 December 2014
Flights from London airports are beginning to return to normal after Nats, the UK air traffic controller, confirmed it has restored power to systems at Swanswick control centre in Hampshire
Grumpy Cat
Friday 12 December 2014
It's been another busy week... here's our pick of the things we learned.   
New York Stock Exchange adorned by Lending Club
Friday 12 December 2014
Lending Club is a US-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lender. It acts as a conduit for the passage of money from individuals and institutions to businesses.

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