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Monday 20 October 2014
Another 200 homes will go on sale in London’s Nine Elms regeneration area as China’s biggest property company prepares to launch its £700m residential scheme this week.
Monday 20 October 2014
French bank Societe Generale is understood to be close to signing a deal for a new office in Canary Wharf.
Monday 20 October 2014
THE LEGAL sector is staging a comeback, with the majority of law firms reporting rising revenues, according to figures published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Monday 20 October 2014
University of Manchester spin-out C4X Discovery will this morning announce its intention to raise £11m through listing nearly 36 per cent of the business on London’s Alternative Investment Market on Thursday.  
Monday 20 October 2014
PRUDENTIAL has been named as the cornerstone investor in the £1bn Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Project, which has been designed to generate electricity by harnessing the power of the sea.
Monday 20 October 2014
Oil and gas exploration firms from Somalia will be trying to generate further interest in the region at the second Somalia Oil & Gas Summit, which starts in London today.
Monday 20 October 2014
Sierra Leone's finance minister, Kaifala Marah, flew in to London this weekend to join talks concerning the potential sale of London Mining’s Marampa iron ore mine.
Monday 20 October 2014
THE VALUE of African private equity deals doubled during the first six months of 2014 to its highest level since the financial crisis, law firm Freshfields says.
Monday 20 October 2014
Fenwick, the family-owned department store chain, has bolstered its board by hiring two retail heavyweights, Alastair Kerr and Christine Cross, as non-executive directors.
Monday 20 October 2014
Mulberry’s year-long search for a new creative director may soon be at an end after it emerged this weekend that Celine designer Johnny Coca could be in the frame for the post.
Monday 20 October 2014
Footfall across UK high streets and shopping centres fell in September as the balmy weather put shoppers off stocking up on autumn/winter clothing, despite a pick-up in activity on the previous month.
Monday 20 October 2014
Vegetarian favourite Quorn Foods has emerged as the latest candidate to be put on the auction block after its private equity backers started mulling plans to harvest its stake in the group.
Monday 20 October 2014
THE INVESTIGATION into Tesco’s £250m black hole is understood to have found evidence that a small group of staff deliberately misled its auditors as they struggle to meet sales targets.
Monday 20 October 2014
Piper Private Equity, the buyout shop behind the Pitcher and Piano bar chain, has ploughed £6m into restaurant Hickory’s Smokehouse in a bid to guide its expansion.
Monday 20 October 2014
UK drugmaker Shire is eyeing up a number of acquisitions as it looks set to receive a windfall of as much as $1.6bn (£994m) from AbbVie, as the US pharma giant’s $54bn takeover bid falls apart.
Monday 20 October 2014
State subsidies for solar farms are to be cut, in a move the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs claims will save up to £2m of taxpayers’ money.
Monday 20 October 2014
MINISTERS could boost the UK economy by £30bn within the next decade if they offer more tax-related incentives for firms to invest in research and development, a study from the Confederation of British Industry says today.
Milford Haven oil refinery
Monday 20 October 2014
The Treasury yesterday refused to confirm or deny reports that it has granted US businessman Gary Klesch £100m worth of loan guarantees to help him in taking over the Milford Haven oil refinery in Wales.
Monday 20 October 2014
COMPLAINTS about anti-competitive behaviour by businesses in the UK are down as the economy begins to recover, new research has shown.
Monday 20 October 2014
CONSTRUCTION output is forecast to increase twice as fast as UK economic growth as a whole next year, according to a bullish assessment of the market by a construction trade body today.
Neil Clinton
Monday 20 October 2014
Secure Trust Bank
Monday 20 October 2014
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George Osborne
Monday 20 October 2014
Public finance figures due out tomorrow are likely to be a blow to chancellor George Osborne, with tax receipts lowered by very low earnings growth.
Monday 20 October 2014
INVESTORS are hoping for a bit more in the way of calm this week, though recent volatility is not likely to abate entirely, especially with equity options expiring at the end of the week.
London skyline
Sunday 19 October 2014
More workers than ever are employed in finance and professional services in London, new figures from TheCityUK show today, confirming that the capital has bounced back from the credit crunch.  
Dicot fire
Sunday 19 October 2014
A fire has broken out at gas-fired Didcot B Power Station, according to Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue.  
Carlos III hospital in Madrid
Sunday 19 October 2014
The Spanish nurse who fell ill with Ebola earlier this month has recovered, according to the Spanish government.  
Loch Ness
Sunday 19 October 2014
Bicycles, telephones and bagpipes are just a few of the innovations Scotland has brought us over the years, and now we have another, much older one to add to the list – sex.   
Bitcoin
Sunday 19 October 2014
Coinfloor, the London-based bitcoin exchange, is opening up to a wider range of currencies, according to the FT.  
Accident and Emergency
Sunday 19 October 2014
The NHS could save over £1bn each year if common colds and other everyday illnesses were treated at pharmacies.  
UK border
Sunday 19 October 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron intends to limit the number of EU migrants arriving in the UK by capping national insurance numbers for low-skilled workers, according to
Jony Ive
Sunday 19 October 2014
Apple's Jony Ive has given some rare insight into the Apple design process.
Tornado
Sunday 19 October 2014
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to sell the Defence Support Group (DSG) next month as part of a move to transfer billions of pounds of work to private companies.
The UK is opening a large productivity gap between itself and the other G7 nations.
Sunday 19 October 2014
The UK is opening a large productivity gap between itself and the other G7 nations - in the wrong direction.
Sweden Russia map
Sunday 19 October 2014
Sweden's military is searching for "foreign underwater activity" less than 31 miles from Stockholm.
Tesco
Saturday 18 October 2014
Did Tesco overestimate its overestimate? The supermarket last month claimed to have discovered a profits black hole of £250m, but now it looks like that figure could be less than originally thought.
Pay Protests
Saturday 18 October 2014
Tens of thousands of public sector workers have gathered in London, Glasgow and Belfast to protest about low pay.  
President Barack Obama
Saturday 18 October 2014
US President Barack Obama has said that blocking flights from west Africa to stem the spread of Ebola could actually make the situation worse.   
Hurricane Gonzalo
Saturday 18 October 2014
Hurricane Gonzalo has caused a blackout across most of Bermuda, after striking the island with winds of up to 110mph.  
Saturday 18 October 2014
A US military space plane has landed in California after spending two years orbiting the Earth from space, but no one knows why it was sent up there.  
NYSE
Saturday 18 October 2014
US and European stock markets rebounded on Friday, following a turbulent week in which shares fell to their lowest prices in months.   
Female boss
Friday 17 October 2014
For the many women fighting to introduce more women to the top of the work force, there exists a large number who would rather they weren't there at all.   
Hurricane weather over the Carribean from satelite
Friday 17 October 2014
A hurricane is heading our way. Or is it? Hurricane Gonzalo is not as bad as it sounds - for us in Britain at least.
Solar Flare
Friday 17 October 2014
The whole world literally revolves around it, yet it still remains one of the most puzzling bodies in our galaxy.  
View of London over Battersea Power Station
Friday 17 October 2014
The third phase of development at Battersea Power Station has been given the go ahead by Wandsworth council, including a thumbs up to two new stunning buildings designed by famous architechts Frank Gehry and Norman Foster.
Friday 17 October 2014
Scotland Yard has announced that four London men have been charged with intention to commit acts of terrorism.
Manchester City Airport
Friday 17 October 2014
Ebola screening is to take place at Birmingham and Manchester airports, according to Public Health England.  
Hollande
Friday 17 October 2014
One of the world's biggest investment banks is asking some probing questions about France's beleaguered economy.
House advertised on Zoopla
Friday 17 October 2014
While the data is telling us the London property market is cooling, there are still plenty of signs of just how crazy it can be. Here’s one.
Waitrose click and collect
Friday 17 October 2014
Waitrose is trialling a new click-and-collect service that will allow customers to have groceries delivered to temperature controlled lockers in Tube stations and Gatwick Airport.   

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