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Tuesday 15 July 2014
LADY Butler-Sloss, tasked with chairing the government’s investigation into historic child abuse claims, has resigned amid calls from support groups for her to go. Butler-Sloss said in a statement yesterday: “It has become apparent ...
Tuesday 15 July 2014
THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) called on Eurozone policymakers to begin quantitative easing yesterday, painting a bleak picture of the prospects for the bloc if current trends continue.
Michael Corbat
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Citigroup has beaten expectations with its latest trading statement, causing its share price to jump more than three per cent last night despite a $7bn fine (£4.1bn).
Tuesday 15 July 2014
AN ONLINE payment company majority-owned by Malaysian billionaire and Cardiff City FC owner Vincent Tan last night filed with US regulators to raise about $300m (£175m) by selling American Depositary Shares.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
The chairman of the Co-op Bank, Richard Pym, has announced he will stand down later this year to take up a similar role at Allied Irish Banks (AIB). Pym had already told the Co-op he was leaving and the lender is seeking his replacement.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Quindell, the Aim-listed insurance firm whose shares plummeted 60 per cent following a scathing blog post by US short seller Gotham City Research, came out fighting yesterday with a bullish trading statement showing a 117 per cent jump in revenues
Vitor Bento
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Banco Espirito Santo (BES) saw another sharp drop in its share price yesterday, with a fall of 7.69 per cent as the bank tried to speed up reforms to its management structure.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
THE EUROZONE’S industry suffered in May, with a widespread decline in output confirmed yesterday, adding to concerns that the bloc’s feeble recovery is already beginning to slow down.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
  Retail sales grew at their slowest pace for over three years in June, with a variety of factors including England’s early exit from the World Cup being blamed for shoppers keeping a tight grip on their purses.  
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Supermarket chain Morrisons confirmed yesterday it has sold its Kiddicare business to private equity group Endless Capital for £2m.
Andy Haste
Tuesday 15 July 2014
  Payday lender Wonga yesterday named former RSA Insurance group chief executive Andy Haste as chairman, who vowed to keep the company in line with tougher rules being imposed the loans industry.   
Tuesday 15 July 2014
The government yesterday reaffirmed its argument that only a unified UK can give the North Sea the support it needs, as it called on industry to give its views on the UK oil and gas tax regime.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
HOW PFIZER’S chief executive Ian Read must be looking enviously at his US pharmaceutical counterpart Rick Gonzalez this morning.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
SHARES in Sweett Group tumbled 8.4 per cent yesterday after the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launched a probe into an alleged bribe by a former employee to secure a $100m (£58.2m) construction deal in Morocco.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Tech-related firms are set to overtake financial services and insurance as London’s biggest employer for the first time in 2018, helping to drive residential rental values as more workers search for a place to live in the capital.
Egerton Crescent in Chelsea
Tuesday 15 July 2014
More high-end properties are now entering the housing market than at any time in the last four years, according to a report released this morning.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
The government has dropped plans to sell off the Land Registry, following rows between the Liberal Democrats and Conservative ministers.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
HELICAL BAR has pocketed £37m after completing a trio of sales that included the disposal of Guineas Shopping Centre in Newmarket.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
THE PRIME Minister yesterday said the government will invest £1.1bn in the military to fight modern threats to the UK.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
THE RUSSIAN deputy Prime Minister suggested members of the Russian delegation at the Farnborough Airshow should leave, after the UK government did not offer invitations to Russian delegates.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
PLANS for the location of a new spaceport are expected to be announced at the Farnborough Airshow, to provide for satellite launches and commercial space flight operations.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
The Church of England yesterday voted in favour of allowing women to become bishops, only two years after significant opposition led to the same proposal being rejected.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
London incomes were hit harder than for any region in Great Britain in the aftermath of the financial crisis and recession, once the capital’s lofty housing costs are considered.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
ENGINEERING software Aveva yesterday cautioned that the continued strengthening of the pound would hinder its performance this year, due to its high levels of trading overseas.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
BARGAIN Booze’s owner Conviviality Retail yesterday posted a jump in profits in its first annual results as a listed company, although the closure of 61 loss-making stores hit sales.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
SHARES in Drax jumped yesterday, on news that the UK’s largest power plant operator had won a legal challenge against the government’s decision to reject one of its units for a new type of subsidy.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
BRITISH Land said yesterday it has secured its second letting at Marble Arch House in the West End after signing a deal with an industrials group owned by the Ukrainian-born US tycoon Len Blavatnik.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
  The English National Ballet is to move in with its Ballet School for the first time after hiring property agents Lambert Smith Hampton to find a new London base.   
BT logo
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Telecoms giant BT will this week start paving the way for a re-entry to the consumer mobile phones market when it launches a mobile offering targeting its existing 900,000 small and medium-sized business (SME) customers.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
TULLOW Oil, the fourth-largest energy company listed in London, yesterday said it will plug and abandon a well in Ethiopia after failing to strike oil.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
TWO MINING companies confirmed their plans to delist from London’s junior stock market Aim yesterday.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
PRIVATE equity firm KKR yesterday confirmed a deal to take a 24.9 per cent in energy hedge fund BlackGold Capital Management.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
BRIDGEPOINT Development Capital yesterday bought a London-based pharmaceutical services company named Phlexglobal for £42m.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
TT ELECTRONICS yesterday revealed that it has snapped up Roxspur Measurement & Control for an initial fee of £7.5m.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
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Tuesday 15 July 2014
BRITAIN’S top equity index rose for a second straight day in thin trade yesterday, helped by rises in bid-target drugs firm Shire and retailer Sports Direct.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
US stocks ended higher yesterday, with the Dow Jones industrial average hitting an intraday record, lifted by Citigroup’s better-than-expected earnings and more deals in the healthcare space.
Federal Reserve
Monday 14 July 2014
Economists aren't impressed by the latest bright idea out of Washington.
CEOs earning money
Monday 14 July 2014
The average annual salary of a top chief executive is now almost 180 times greater than the average annual salary for the UK, according to a report by the think tank Hig
Mario Draghi
Monday 14 July 2014
Mario Draghi is doing more scene-setting work for full-blown quantitative easing. Speaking to EU politicians today, the European Central Bank (ECB) president said that QE "falls squarely" in the central bank's mandate.
Sotheby's
Monday 14 July 2014
Auction houses, old and new, are being brought together. Sotheby's has today announced that it will be partnering with EBay to sell the art and collectibles for which it is famous.
Broadband
Monday 14 July 2014
The UK's broadband is not up to scratch, with thousands of businesses still unable to reap the benefits of high speed internet.
Monday 14 July 2014
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) assessment of the Eurozone’s economic policies has just been released, and much of it does not make pleasant reading - despite noting the recent expansion, the Fund is calling on the European Central Bank (E
Adidas
Monday 14 July 2014
German sportswear giant Adidas has agreed a bumper 10-year deal worth £750m to supply Manchester United's kit from next season, as the firm looks to strengthen its global position amid a battle of the sports brands. 
Cheryl Cole
Monday 14 July 2014
As news broke today that Cheryl Cole secretly married her French
Wonga puppets
Monday 14 July 2014
New Wonga chairman Andy Haste wasted no time announcing his first task at the helm of the controversial payday lender: Get rid of those disturbing puppets. 
Energy complaints
Monday 14 July 2014
The volume of complaints about energy companies has reached a record high in the first six months of 2014, according to the independent ombudsman.
Banco Espirito Santo
Monday 14 July 2014
Shares in troubled lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) took a further drubbing this morning but European markets appeared to shrug off concerns that the crisis at the Portuguese bank would spill over. 

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