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Thursday 10 April 2014
The government said yesterday that it welcomed outsourcing firm G4S’ corporate overhaul plan and that it “represents the right direction of travel to meet our expectations as a customer”.
Thursday 10 April 2014
JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon saw his pay slip 37 per cent to $11.8m in 2013, according to regulatory filing released last night.
Thursday 10 April 2014
FINANCIAL TIMES
Thursday 10 April 2014
SENIOR officials at the US Federal Reserve have eased the concerns of investors over its future monetary policy, with last night’s minutes of its March meeting helping to boost shares across the pond.
Thursday 10 April 2014
AROUND 20,000 staff at Next are to share in a £4m cash windfall after the retailer’s chief executive Lord Wolfson decided to gift his bonus for a second year in a row.
Thursday 10 April 2014
RBS has agreed to pay the government £1.5bn before it gives shareholders a dividend, the lender announced yesterday. It has struck a deal to buy back the dividend access share, which was put in place as part of its bailout.
Thursday 10 April 2014
AROUND 400,000 people will be contacted by the insurance industry after the City watchdog urged pension providers to provide clarity to savers on changes to annuities.
Thursday 10 April 2014
SHAREHOLDERS across the EU will get more power over executives’ pay packages, after the European Commission backed rules for a binding vote on remuneration.
Thursday 10 April 2014
THE UK’s trade deficit was smaller than expected in February this year, dropping from January’s level as demand for imported goods falls.
Thursday 10 April 2014
LABOUR and Liberal Democrat proposals for a mansion tax would fall almost entirely on homeowners in London, with three boroughs in the capital footing over two thirds of the bill, research out yesterday by Zoopla showed.
Thursday 10 April 2014
RISING wages are set to outstrip rent increases during the summer for the first time in more than four years, according to a new forecasts from LSL property services.
Thursday 10 April 2014
PROPERTY sales have soared to their highest level in six years as the housing boom grips regions across the UK, a new survey by property experts revealed today.
Thursday 10 April 2014
METRO Bank co-founder Anthony Thomson is applying for a licence for an online-only bank Atom, and hopes to launch the lender next year.
Thursday 10 April 2014
GOLDMAN Sachs has failed to sell all the 24m shares in Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct it took onto its books on Monday afternoon.
Thursday 10 April 2014
PROCTER & Gamble is selling the bulk of its pet food business to Mars for $2.9bn (£1.7bn) to focus more on its personal care and cleaning brands, the consumer giant said yesterday.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Gatehouse Bank’s boss tells Tim Wallace he wants to invest more
Thursday 10 April 2014
LIKE hands-on managers who get rebranded as directors of football, senior advisers at investment banks often find their august titles are merely stepping-stones on the way to a graceful exit.
Thursday 10 April 2014
WHO’D be a car insurer? With regulators lining up to tell the sector what to do and technology busily disrupting established business models, firms like Direct Line, Admiral and Esure are enjoying a rough ride.
Thursday 10 April 2014
MANUFACTURING firms in the UK were at their most profitable for over five years as 2013 ended, with a 12.1 per cent net rate of return pushing the UK’s industry back to 2008 levels.
Thursday 10 April 2014
PLANS to give the taxman power to seize money from individuals’ bank accounts to cover tax bills could fall foul of the law, top accountants have warned.
Thursday 10 April 2014
THREE of the biggest motor insurers in the UK saw their share prices fall yesterday after Confused.com and Towers Watson reported a significant drop in premiums, greater than had previously been expected.
Thursday 10 April 2014
OUR PANEL of monetary policy experts says the Bank of England should hold rates once again this month, with two votes for a hike.
Thursday 10 April 2014
BARCLAYS Bank saw the highest number of complaints to the Financial Conduct Authority between July and December 2013, figures showed yesterday.
Thursday 10 April 2014
DELIVERY group UK Mail reported a solid end to the financial year yesterday, with revenues for the last three months up six per cent.
Thursday 10 April 2014
BWIN.PARTY is facing shareholder criticism after the appointment of the former chief executive of private equity group 3i as the online gambling group’s new chairman.
Thursday 10 April 2014
LADBROKES has expanded its Australian business with the £12.4m acquisition of online betting firm Betstar, as the bookie faces increasing regulatory and tax pressures in Britain.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Egypt-focused gold miner Centamin’s share price slid over three per cent yesterday, after it posted a 19 per cent decline in production in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the last quarter of 2013.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Aerospace and defence giant Rolls Royce has been awarded a $100m (£59.7m) contract by the US Department of Defence. The FTSE 100 company will provide support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US Navy’s T-45 training aircraft.
Thursday 10 April 2014
FTSE 100-listed oil major Royal Dutch Shell’s income tax payments in the UK fell to $93m in 2013 from $815m in 2012, due to lower production from the North Sea.
Thursday 10 April 2014
NIGERIAN oil and gas explorer Seplat yesterday said it has raised £300.9m in its initial public offering in London and Lagos, valuing the company at around £1.14bn.
Thursday 10 April 2014
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Thursday 10 April 2014
RUSSIAN steel-maker Evraz saw its share price soar over seven per cent in early trading yesterday, after a surprise promise of a dividend and cost cuts offset wider losses in its full-year results.
Thursday 10 April 2014
PREZZO yesterday announced a 15 per cent increase in revenue for the year to December 2013, thanks to the launch of its new Cleaver branded restaurants.
Thursday 10 April 2014
OLIVE oil giant Deoleo, owner of Bertolli and Hojiblanca, looks set to be bought by Formula One owner CVC as the private equity firm targets Spanish opportunities.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Engineering consultancy WS Atkins yesterday said it traded well during the fourth quarter with strong cash flow generation, and expects to report full-year results in line with expectations.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Industrial services firm Brammer yesterday said it has placed 11,300,407 new shares, equating to 9.6 per cent of its share capital, to raise around £53.7m.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Kurdistan-focused oil explorer Gulf Keystone yesterday said it has priced a $250m (£149m) three-year senior unsecured bond, with a yield of 13 per cent per year.
Thursday 10 April 2014
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Thursday 10 April 2014
BRITAIN’S blue-chip stock index staged a technical bounce yesterday, helped by a rally in housebuilders as analysts flagged buying opportunities in shares that have underperformed recently.
Thursday 10 April 2014
US STOCKS rallied yesterday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting showed a more supportive stance than investors had previously expected.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
When Metro Bank launched in 2010 it was a shock. Not just to the eye, with its bold, bright colours, but to the high street, its competitors – and the regulator.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Japanese banking giant Nomura is forecasting a steady decline in cigarette volumes as the e-cigarette revolution gathers pace.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Spare a thought for the post room at Golder Associates, the company hired by the Department for Transport to assess the environmental effects of High Speed 2.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
BT’s shares have been cooling for the past month, falling around 10 per cent, and now broker Bernstein has downgraded BT to “market-perform” on fears it may overspend on upcoming Premier League auction.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
US markets are expected flat today, as investors await minutes from the Federal Reserve.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
The Greek government looks set to return to bond markets this week, after a four-year absence - its last issue for seven-year bonds was in the first quarter of 2010, a couple of months ahead of the bailout that locked it out of markets.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Construction services firm Carillion’s share price has soared over five per cent today, after an upgrade from Cantor Fitzgerald.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
After what the UK's statisticians call "erratic commodities" impacts, they've thrown caution on the latest release of monthly trade data.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced that 2,479,029 complaints were opened against financial service firms between July and December 2013.

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