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Friday 11 April 2014
BANKS will have to set aside less capital against trades through central clearing houses in a bid to encourage them to use the services, the Basel Committee said yesterday.
Friday 11 April 2014
BILLIONAIRE Mark Coombs, the founder of fund manager Ashmore Group, yesterday gave a bullish assessment of emerging market stocks despite his group seeing $6.2bn flow out of funds last quarter.
Friday 11 April 2014
INSURER RSA Group announced yesterday that 95.67 per cent of its share issue has been snapped up by investors, raising £773m for the group.
Friday 11 April 2014
SCOTTISH oil and gas explorer Cairn Energy yesterday said its deputy chief executive and its chief financial officer are stepping down for “long term succession planning reasons”, merely weeks after founder Sir Bill Gammell said he would retire as
Friday 11 April 2014
African budget airline Fastjet yesterday raised £11m through a private placement of shares, including a £1m investment from a unit of EasyGroup, the firm led by EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
Friday 11 April 2014
Rothesay Life, the life insurer co-owned by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs, yesterday struck a £111m bulk annuity deal with Western United Group Pension Scheme. It follows a similar £115m deal between the two last year.
Friday 11 April 2014
Polar Capital said group assets under management rose two per cent to more than $13.2bn in the March quarter after it took in $750m in new investment across a range of products.
Friday 11 April 2014
CHINESE motorists bought 36 per cent more Jaguars and Land Rovers in the first three months of the year, helping to send sales at the luxury car firm up eight per cent to 124,776.
Friday 11 April 2014
THE UK government said yesterday that it will give a £10m loan to UK Coal to help finance a managed closure of two of its mines over the next 18 months.
Friday 11 April 2014
WEMBLEY Arena will be renamed the SSE Arena under a new 10-year deal signed with the FTSE 100 energy giant, announced yesterday.
Friday 11 April 2014
STATIONER and bookseller WH Smith yesterday raised its dividend to shareholders, reflecting its confidence in future prospects after it posted a three per cent rise in first-half profit.
Friday 11 April 2014
PZ CUSSONS reported a strong set of numbers yesterday driven by sales of its Imperial Leather and Carex soaps in Europe.
Friday 11 April 2014
MR & MRS Smith, the travel publisher and boutique hotel specialist, yesterday announced a record first quarter, with revenue jumping 28 per cent compared to a year earlier.
Friday 11 April 2014
ALMOST seven million people visited the UK from overseas this winter, generating a fifth more for the British economy than they did a year earlier.
Friday 11 April 2014
SHARES IN newly-listed fridge seller AO World steadied yesterday after the firm’s maiden trading update confirmed it was on track to deliver 40 per cent revenue growth.
Friday 11 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, under a proposal set out yesterday.
Friday 11 April 2014
The Crown Estate which owns Regent Street and other London landmarks, announced yesterday that it has made another investment in St James, acquiring 113 Jermyn Street for £6.7m.
Friday 11 April 2014
Aim-listed oil and gas explorer Faroe Petroleum saw its share price jump over eight per cent yesterday, after unveiling a gas discovery and a successful well test, both in the Norwegian Sea.
Friday 11 April 2014
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Friday 11 April 2014
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Friday 11 April 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index traded just above flat yesterday, buoyed by the banking sector after the Federal Reserve indicated it would keep interest rates lower for longer than previously anticipated.
Friday 11 April 2014
THE NASDAQ suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years yesterday after another sharp sell-off in biotech and momentum names, increasing investor anxiety about a broader pullback.
Thursday 10 April 2014
A flaw with many major websites - the Heartbleed Bug - means that users of those services will need to update their passwords.  
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.

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