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UK Prison
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The UK government did breach prisoners' human rights by denying them the right to vote, a European court has found – but it stopped short of awarding damages to the 10 inmates who brought the action.   
Birmingham City
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Birmingham International Holdings Limited (BIHL), the Hong Kong-based parent company of Championship football club Birmingham City, has issued a profit warning to investors.
Houses of parliament
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The Conservative MP and Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds resigned yesterday, telling the BBC that pay for MPs was not enough for him to spend time with his family in the capital.
London
Tuesday 12 August 2014
When it comes an increase in the number of people who are self-employed, the UK is now ahead of its western European neighbours, according to
New Look autumn 14
Tuesday 12 August 2014
New Look's plans to launch in Russia have been put on hold because of concerns over the worsening political situation in the country.   
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The government has been warned by one of the world's largest tobacco companies that it could be sued for as much as £11bn over plans for the mandatory plain packaging of cigarettes.
Womena collaborating
Tuesday 12 August 2014
When it comes to creativity and collaboration at work, pitting staff against each other has a strikingly different effect on the performance of men and women, according to researchers at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St.
Fox film studios
Tuesday 12 August 2014
US hedge fund ValueAct Capital has taken a $1bn stake in Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox it’s been revealed, less than a week after the entertainment company
Tuesday 12 August 2014
A new survey has shown a majority of Scots back the continued use of the pound should the country vote for secession.
Serco
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Serco has reported a first-half pre-tax loss of £7.3m, in the wake of a scandal surrounding the company’s use of electronic tags on prisoners.  
Just Eat
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The world's largest mobile marketplace for takeaway, Just Eat has reported a surge of 58 per cent in revenue to £69.8m for the six months e
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Ladbrokes has reported a collapse in pre-tax profits of almost 50 per cent of to £27.7m for the six months ended 30 June.
Robin Williams
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning comic actor, has died from an apparent suicide aged 63.   
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The frothy London housing market is likely to come off the boil in the months ahead, with owners rushing to sell their properties following the recent surge in prices and buyers increasingly reticent to match the escalating valuations.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
TENSIONS between Russia and the West threatened to flare up again yesterday as President Putin vowed to press on with plans to send an aid convoy into eastern Ukraine.
Haidar al-Abadi
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Iraq's President appointed Haidar al-Abadi as the country’s new Prime Minister, in a bid to revitalise the government’s floundering effort to fight the militants of Islamic State (IS), the extremist group formerly known as ISIS.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
BSKYB looks set to double down on its bid to capitalise on budget TV customers, a strategy that has seen rival TalkTalk soar to record user growth, as the satellite broadcaster begins offering a £10.99 seven day pass for Sky Sports on Thursday for
Chuka Umunna
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Real wages have fallen even further than official data show, the Labour Party claimed today, arguing the figures do not properly measure the self-employed.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Coutts might sell off its overseas arms, RBS told staff yesterday, as the bank looks to cut back its foreign operations even further.  
Tuesday 12 August 2014
A MERGER between two of world’s largest banana rivals Fyffes and Chiquita was thrown in doubt yesterday after new suitors weighed in with a rival $610.5m (£364m) takeover bid.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Strong sales of luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles helped Tata Motors triple its first quarter profit, more than making up for a drop in domestic sales.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Balfour Beatty yesterday posted a 53 per cent slump in underlying half-year profit to £22m, putting the infrastructure firm under pressure to prove that it can go it alone after rejecting a second takeover bid from rival Carillion.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Retail sales growth went into reverse last month, according to dreary figures released this morning, with the first quarter of contraction in more than two years recorded.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
INVESTORS stepped up their spending on UK hotels in the first six months of the year as rising confidence and increased availability of debt helped boost activity in the sector.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
SMALL business landlord Workspace yesterday won planning permission to turn a former HMV gramophone factory in Hayes into a new business centre as it bets on the launch of CrossRail boosting demand for office space in the area.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
PUNCH Taverns yesterday confirmed its £2.2bn debt restructuring will launch in the next 10 days, a slight delay to its original Monday deadline as the pub operator looks to conclude certain discussions with stakeholders.
oil rig
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Kentz shareholders yesterday approved the engineering firm’s takeover of the business by Canadian rival, SNC-Lavalin.
oil storage tank
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Texas billionaire Rich Kinder pocketed $1bn (£595,720m) yesterday after he declared he would consolidate his companies.
Hinkley Point nuclear power station
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Energy giant Centrica, which owns a 20 per cent stake in EDF Energy’s nuclear operations, yesterday warned that its earnings per share would be lower this year after a boiler defect caused its French peer to shut down four of its ageing reactors i
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Microsoft yesterday launched a budget mobile phone that will set buyers back just £15.
Heathrow airport
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Both Heathrow and Gatwick airports broke a new record last month as more than 11m passengers passed through their terminals.
Bakkavor meals
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Shareholders in ready meal supplier Bakkavor have hired Barclays to sell down their stakes in the food giant, it emerged yesterday, Almost half of the shares in the firm could be sold as a result.
cars
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Private equity firm Blackstone yesterday took control of Alliance Automotive, a French and UK car parts distributor.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Two Wall Street private equity giants are going head to head in a multi-billion battle to take control of the world’s biggest listed wine maker Treasury Wine Estates.
SVG Capital website
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Listed private equity group SVG Capital yesterday said its portfolio had made £200m in cash since the turn of the year thanks to this year’s boom in new listings.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Electrical goods retailer Maplin has appointed Darren Shapland, the new Poundland chairman, as its non-executive chairman. He replaces John Lovering who is retiring.
Mitie website
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Outsourcing firm Mitie yesterday said it expects good full-year revenue growth, after securing a string of high-profile contracts including a £250m deal with telecoms giant Vodafone.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
CLUFF Natural Resources, the Aim-quoted energy company, today said it has been awarded three new underground coal gasification (UCG) licences in the north of England.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
CALEDONIA Mining, the South African gold producer, was yesterday forced to restate its first-quarter results after an accounting error led it to report profits over $1m (£600,000) higher than they truly are.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
GEMFIELDS, the precious gems miner that has actress Mila Kunis as its brand ambassador, yesterday said it sold 11.6m carats of emerald and beryl at its latest auction, raising $15.5m (£9.2m) in revenues.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
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Tuesday 12 August 2014
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Tuesday 12 August 2014
BRITISH shares snapped a three-day losing streak yesterday after Russia said it would pull troops back from near the Ukrainian border, which investors interpreted as a sign of easing tensions between Moscow and Kiev.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
US stocks ended higher yesterday, extending the rally from Friday as investors hoped that Russia’s move to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine would ease tensions between the two countries.
Google
Monday 11 August 2014
By the end of 2016 Google and a group of Asian telecommunications firms will have built $300m worth of internet cable, joining Japan to the US. 
Tesla car
Monday 11 August 2014
Tesla looks like breaking its share price record today after Deutsche Bank upgraded its stock rating to buy, from hold. Deutsche joins Morgan Stanley (MS) in giving Tesla a buy rating, with MS putting a stock target of $320.
Vladimir Putin
Monday 11 August 2014
Russia is to send a Red-cross aid convoy to the Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Luhansk. Western governments including Ukraine have been opposed to Russia's sending of aid, but have softened their stance.
Shoppers going up escalaters
Monday 11 August 2014
The number of part-time job vacancies has shot up by 44 per cent, led by the manufacturing, retail and construction sectors.
Monday 11 August 2014
Mortgage lending is still being dominated by customers looking to buy houses rather than remortgage, and first-time buyers are on t
Darling Salmond debate
Monday 11 August 2014
Alex Salmond is refusing to wilt after the pasting he received at the hands of Alistair Darling. 

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