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House
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Demand may be seeping out of the housing market, but it's taking its time about it. 
Floyd Mayweather & Warren Buffett
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Warren Buffett appears to be the latest member of Floyd Mayweather's "The Money Team", making him "teammates" with Justin Bieber.
McDonald's
Wednesday 27 August 2014
After Russian courts ordered the closure of four McDonald's branches for 90 days, the global food giant has responded saying it will appeal the rulings and is scrutinising the decision made by the courts.
Graphs on a computer monitor
Wednesday 27 August 2014
European bond yields fell again on Wednesday, as the knock-on effect from a speech by European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi continued to quell investors' fears over muted growth.
14th century Venice
Wednesday 27 August 2014
In 1348, the Black Death arrived in Venice from Sicily. From there it travelled across most of Europe and ultimately killed off an estimated 45 per cent of the population.   
Uber
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Not satisfied with providing taxi rides or delivering groceries Uber is trying its hand at the fast food delivery business, with a new service called UberFRESH.
Shelves containing nappies from The Honest Co.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
It turns out not even Wall Street is immune to celebrity culture. The Honest Co., an organic baby product company co-founded by Sin City star Jessica Alba, has just raised $70m (£42m), valuing it at close to $1bn.
TK Maxx
Wednesday 27 August 2014
TK Maxx parent company TJX Europe is looking to expand further in the UK and Ireland, after reporting above-expectations second quarter growth.  
Apple store from above
Wednesday 27 August 2014
The countdown to the launch of the iPhone 6 has already started (13 days and counting - as if you weren't ticking the days off the calendar), and that means Apple has been buying up a lot of screens - 194m to be exact.
Neil Warnock
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Crystal Palace have made Neil Warnock their new manager, 13 days after parting ways with Tony Pulis.  
Masayoshi Son, CEO of Alibaba parent company Softbank
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has almost tripled profits in the three months to the end of June.
China ghost cities
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Shop on Amazon and you might receive discount on a box of wine. Use Alibaba, and you could get money off mortar. 
Bacl of iPad
Wednesday 27 August 2014
While the selling point of mobile technology is, well, its mobility, the desire for super-size screens to stimulate our eyeballs is now influencing the ultimate arbiter of cool, Apple.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Spanish fast fashion Zara has been forced to remove a child's pyjama top after receiving widespread condemnation on social media for its resemblance to attire worn in concentration camps.   
Christine Lagarde
Wednesday 27 August 2014
International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation on suspicion of "simple negligence" by a French court. 
Satellite in space
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Imagine investing millions in a space satellite, only to see it obliterated by an incoming piece of space junk.  
Snapchat app
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Evan Spiegel, the 24-year-old founder of Snapchat, must finally feel some vindication in his decision to turn down Facebook’s hefty $3bn (£1.8bn) offer for the hugely popular app last year.
Tesco
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Tesco's rival Asda has eaten away at its market share, while more than half of Brits now shop at budget grocers Aldi and Lidl, according to Kantar Worldpanel figures.   
Putin and Poroshenko
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has vowed his commitment to end fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.   
Michael O’Leary
Wednesday 27 August 2014
In its latest attempt to expand its no-frillls image - and boost its bottom line - Ryanair has announced plans to offer a business class service on flights.
Better Together
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Over 130 businesses have joined together to sign a letter to be published in Wednesday's Scotsman, slamming the case for Scottish independence.
RBS
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland fell 0.5% in early trading on Wednesday, after it was fined £14.5m for “serious failings” in the way it advised customers about mortgage loans, in another blow for the embattled bank.
Foxtons
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Foxtons has reported a 57.1 per cent rise in pre-tax profit for the six months to 30 June.  
Burger King
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Burger King and US tycoon Warren Buffett were forced to defend a £7bn (£4.25bn) takeover of Canadian chain Tim Hortons yesterday amid mounting political tension in America over tax inversions.  
Russian gas supply
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Europe will be reliant on Russian gas for at least the next decade with little alternative, analysts have claimed.
Emmanuel Macron
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Embattled French President Francois Hollande announced his new government yesterday, re­placing his rebellious economy minister with former Rothschild banker Emmanuel Macron.
Ed Miliband
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Scottish estate agents are blaming the country’s ban on tenancy fees for a recent rise in rents, indicating that the Labour party may face a similar challenge if it brings in the same rule for the UK after 2015.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
A sharp uplift in goods orders and the highest consumer confidence in nearly seven years were recorded in the US yesterday, adding weight to evidence of the economy’s increasingly solid expansion.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
A US judge has dismissed the London Metal Exchange (LME) from a lawsuit in America which had accused it, along with a number of banks and commodities companies, of aluminium price-fixing.
Portobello Road in Notting Hill
Wednesday 27 August 2014
London house price growth will slow to nothing in 2016, as interest rates rise and properties become increasingly unaffordable, according to research yesterday
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Bank of New York Mellon was yest­erday hit by a double whammy after Argentina stripped its licence to oper­ate in the country. And it was revealed that George Soros had laun­ch­ed legal proceedings in London against it.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
The complex and opaque structured bonds blamed for exacerbating the credit crunch have turned out to be relatively safe investments, credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s insisted yesterday.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
The UK is fast become the dominant European hub for renminbi trading, with payments in the Chinese currency more than doubling in size over the last year.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has taken the first step towards rejoining the House of Commons by submitting his application to stand as the Conservative candidate in Uxbridge and South Ruislip in 2015.
Michael Tobin
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Shares in data centre provider Tele­city plunged nearly six per cent in trading yesterday following the shock resignation of outspoken chief executive Michael Tobin.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
The Russian government yesterday closed another three branches of McDonald’s, despite official denials that the shutdowns were related to sanction efforts against western governments.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
RAVEN Russia said yesterday that it planned to boost its payout to shareholders after a positive set of results, despite warning that sanctions on Russia could pose an increasing risk to the company.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
The world's largest advertising company, WPP, reported a 1.5 per cent rise in profit to £532m in the first half of the year yesterday, hampered by the effects of a strong pound.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
The Sochi Winter Olympics in February were a key turning point in the West’s deteriorating relationship with Russia, says WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell who now lists the Russian crisis as the most threatening of his unknown unknowns – or “black sw
Wednesday 27 August 2014
REGUS boss Mark Dixon sought to ease concerns after the company ann­ounced yesterday it had brought forward its expansion plans, saying the benefits would far outweigh costs to the business in the short term.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
The Japanese government yesterday gave Fujifilm the go ahead to make an experimental anti-flu drug available for use on ebola patients.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
LONDON-listed Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has acquired Panama-based Grupo Sonitel, an IT and telecoms business with clients in Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Peru, for $36m (£21.7m).
Wednesday 27 August 2014
STRONG revenue growth was eliminated at international distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl in the first half of the year due to the strength of sterling, as it also continued its acquisition drive.
Twitch
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Amazon's $970m (£585m) takeover of eSport video website Twitch on Mon­day pushed the value of global tech M&A (mergers and acquisitions) so far this year to $174bn, its highest level since 2000, according to industry data.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
THE UK’S economy is outstripping all other big rich countries, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said yesterday.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
ASSETS like gold and US government bonds could be vulnerable to a crunch as the recovery takes off, Blackrock warned yesterday.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Northern Irish radio and television broadcaster UTV Media reported a 13 per cent jump in first-half revenue as its radio stations drew in fans for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
SWISS bank Pictet published its financial results yesterday for the first time in its 209-year history.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
TRANSPORT group Stagecoach yesterday reported “satisfactory” second quarter revenue growth across all its divisions.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
New banks want to establish themselves as a fresh alternative to the dominant high street banks which have taken the blame for the financial crisis. But it is a tough ask.

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