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Monday 14 April 2014
CINEMA giant Odeon saw profits plummet last year as a lack of blockbuster movies and the weak Spanish economy left seats empty at the cinema chain.
Monday 14 April 2014
CONSUMER spending at bargain and upmarket stores has grown sharply over the last year, according to new figures released yesterday, as shoppers buy from polar ends of the market.
Monday 14 April 2014
WESTMINSTER Council has kept its title as the biggest parking fine issuer in the country, handing out penalties worth more than £24m to motorists last year, according to figures out today.
Monday 14 April 2014
ADS GROUP, which represents the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries, yesterday became the latest organisation to speak out against Scottish independence.
Monday 14 April 2014
JOHN Lewis yesterday announced a 12-strong panel of experts, including entrepreneur Luke Johnson, who will help advise and judge the technology start-ups competing to develop the next big thing for its stores.
Monday 14 April 2014
BT IS PREPARING for a battle with the regulator to defend its wholesale pricing of superfast fibre to other operators such as Sky and TalkTalk.
Monday 14 April 2014
LONDON’S northern rival Manchester has emerged as a burgeoning scene for equity capital markets, with a Salford-based advisory rocketing to the top of the league for junior market listed flotations for the first time.
Monday 14 April 2014
BROKEN pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond will be sold by its administrators PwC this week to a private equity consortium led by Promethean Investments.
Monday 14 April 2014
HISTORIC British perfume maker Penhaligon’s increased pre-tax profits by 30 per cent last year, helping pave the way for a potential sale of the business. The firm, which dates back to 1870, said pre-tax profits rose to £1.1m from £812,004.
Monday 14 April 2014
NIGEL Farage’s Ukip party has hit record highs in a string of recent polls, which could spell success at the ballot box in the European elections in May.
Monday 14 April 2014
MILLIONS of people across the UK will soon be able to Skype or text their GP if they can’t get an appointment, the Prime Minister is set to announce today.
Monday 14 April 2014
DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg will host a seminar on the gender pay gap today, in a bid to narrow it.
Monday 14 April 2014
The boss of London’s new derivatives exchange tells Elizabeth Fournier why competition is the key to success
Monday 14 April 2014
SHALE gas could help beat global climate change, according to a new UN study that warned greenhouse gas emissions have risen to unprecedented levels.
Monday 14 April 2014
A CRUCIAL decision on non-financial reporting rules risks creating confusion and an uneven playing field across Europe, lawyers have warned.
Monday 14 April 2014
Bishopsgate Financial The financial sector consultancy has announced the appointment of Adam Crawford as a director. He left the Royal Marines in 2012, and has since worked at Oppenheimer and as a freelance consultant for Saab Group.
Monday 14 April 2014
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Monday 14 April 2014
BRITAIN’S economy is set to put the recession firmly behind this week with news of the first real wage growth in four years and falling unemployment.
Monday 14 April 2014
THE wrenching selloff in US high-growth technology and biotech shares could leave investors braced for more than a minor pullback when earnings pick up speed this week.
Friday 11 April 2014
If you had to pick one development of the 20th century that contributed most to human progress, what would it be?
Friday 11 April 2014
Up to 500 police officers will now be expected to film interviews at crime scenes using body-worn cameras, delivering the recorded evidence online, as part of an initiative announced by the Ministry of Justice.
Friday 11 April 2014
US stock futures took a tumble, following an earnings announcement from JP Morgan, which kicked off the earnings season. S&P 500 firms’ earnings are estimated to have increased a meagre one per cent from a year ago.
Friday 11 April 2014
The first of the big banks to report first-quarter earnings, JP Morgan has posted results significantly below estimates. 
Friday 11 April 2014
The Fed’s pointless rate projections, encouraging signs in the Eurozone, emerging market stocks, and subdued UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Friday 11 April 2014
Next year, Dubai International Airport will have overtaken Heathrow as the world’s busiest international airport, according to the chief executive of British Airways and Iberia.
Friday 11 April 2014
Polypipe has become the latest company to make its debut on the UK stockmarket, pricing its offer at 245p per share.
Friday 11 April 2014
European markets are set to open lower today, following the retreat of the Nasdaq yesterday, as Wall Street's tech sell-off returned.
Friday 11 April 2014
Jupiter Fund Management has seen assets under its management increase to £32.2bn in the three months to 31 March.
Friday 11 April 2014
Co-op Bank has, as expected, reported that it made a £1.3bn pre-tax loss last year.
Friday 11 April 2014
Asian shares are taking a beating after major sell-offs in US tech companies left investors shying away from riskier assets and emerging markets.
Friday 11 April 2014
AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would have the second highest fiscal deficit of all the world’s advanced economies in its first year, new analysis by the Treasury has calculated.
Friday 11 April 2014
WALL STREET’S tech sell-off resumed yesterday with biotech firms bearing the brunt as investors pulled their money out of an industry that was booming just two months ago.
Friday 11 April 2014
AN INFLUENTIAL MP yesterday attacked George Osborne for failing to explain his team’s involvement in the Co-op Bank’s disastrous efforts to buy 632 Lloyds branches.
Friday 11 April 2014
M&S showed new signs of life yesterday after reporting sales of its womenswear clothing collection have risen over the past three months, helped by Annie Lennox as part of its star-studded Leading Ladies marketing campaign.
Friday 11 April 2014
LABOUR has admitted it made a mistake by staying silent about immigration when in government, on the same day the Office for National Statistics admitted it underestimated net migration by almost 350,000 people.
Friday 11 April 2014
CREDITORS are strange beasts: they appear to have virtually zero memory, to be gluttons for punishment and to embrace rewards for failure.
Friday 11 April 2014
FINANCIAL TIMES
Friday 11 April 2014
DAVID Cameron has urged voters to reject “extremist” Ukip and the Liberal Democrats in the European elections, positioning his party as the only option for those who want real change.
Friday 11 April 2014
Spain’s Bankia, rescued by the state from near financial collapse in 2012, has announced it raised £1.26bn by selling its 4.94 per cent stake in energy giant Iberdrola. The sale of 315m shares was led by UBS and Citi.
Friday 11 April 2014
New rules making it easier for Britons to switch banks resulted in a 14 per cent increase in the number of customers moving accounts in the six months since they were introduced, the Payments Council will say today.
Friday 11 April 2014
The Investment Management Association, the trade body for fund managers, is set to merge the investment affairs division of the Association of British Insurers into its organisation.
Friday 11 April 2014
INVESTORS piled into Greece’s return to global capital markets yesterday, as the state raised €3bn (£2.47bn) through a bond sale that attracted more than €20bn of orders.
Friday 11 April 2014
SOUTH London is leading the housing boom in the capital and the UK as a whole, according to figures out today from LSL Property Services. Prices in Lambeth soared 31.5 per cent in the last year to an average of £551,662 in February.
Friday 11 April 2014
A SUSPENDED Deutsche Bank trader may have had inappropriate links to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), it emerged yesterday.
Friday 11 April 2014
CAMBIAN, the provider of specialist behavioural health services, yesterday priced its shares at the bottom of a range of between 225p-290p, valuing the group at around £400m.
Friday 11 April 2014
MARKS & Spencer’s revamped womenswear collection, which has been fronted by stars including Dame Helen Mirren, showed signs of recovery in the fourth quarter despite overall general merchandise sales falling for an 11th consecutive quarter.
Friday 11 April 2014
MARKS & Spencer’s boss Marc Bolland usually looks pretty pleased with himself, but yesterday his proud smile was somewhat justified.
Friday 11 April 2014
BRITAIN could have less than a year left before the Bank of England considers raising interest rates, analysts hinted yesterday. The warning came as the Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) held interest rates again yesterday.
Friday 11 April 2014
A LEADING business group will today urge the government to ensure the UK benefits from a growing industry in providing public services to people in emerging markets.
Friday 11 April 2014
THIS was the week when a sudden reality check intervened in the new issues market. It came after a blissful start to the year that has seen share prices popping, books covered multiple times and investors cashing out most profitably.

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