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Janet Yellen
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen held the line during a grilling from US politicians yesterday, arguing that the economic climate meant that very low interest rates were still appropriate.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
MORE fund managers are convinced that equities are overvalued than at any point in nearly 15 years, according to a survey yesterday.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO and Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Apple and IBM are partnering up to co-develop business-centric apps for iPhones and iPads, which they intend to make available later this year.  
Martin Wheatley
Wednesday 16 July 2014
The payday loans industry is expecting to see revenue shrink by 42 per cent if new caps on interest proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) come into force.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
THE SINGAPOREAN owners of London’s Cumberland and Thistle Hotels announced plans yesterday to launch 50 hotels globally over the next 10 years under a new four star hotel brand.
exchange rate board
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Central banks could take over publishing key foreign exchange benchmarks in a bid to clean up the tarnished market, global watchdog the Financial Stability Board (FSB) said yesterday.
Jean Claude Juncker
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Jean-Claude Juncker has been officially elected as the new European Commission president by members of the European parliament.
Farnborough International Airshow
Wednesday 16 July 2014
The second day of the Farnborough International Airshow saw further multi-billion sales. But there was bad news as the Pentagon ruled out flying over the F-35 to the show.
German fan
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Further signs of a slowdown in the German economy, which has been the Eurozone’s most reliable powerhouse since the financial crisis, emerged with a more bearish survey of investors yesterday.
Stansted Airport
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Manchester Airport Group (MAG) lifted earnings by 2.8 per cent to £242m in the last financial year, with the group benefitting from improving trends at Stansted Airport, which it acquired in February 2013.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
More than 20 German sausage makers and 31 individuals have been fined a total of €338m (£267m) for years of price-fixing, the competition regulator said yesterday.
Brian Mukherjee
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Embattled video search and advertising group Blinkx yesterday made tentative steps on the road to recovery, despite a shareholder revolt at its annual meeting that saw nearly 30 per cent of its investors vote against the appointment of one of its
Wednesday 16 July 2014
IT CAN hardly be said Blinkx’s annual general meeting (AGM) went without a hitch yesterday, despite the worrying signs Blinkx was on the right path to recovery.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Online gaming company Bwin.Party yesterday said it would look to cut an additional €10m (£7.9m) in costs to help it meet its targets as the firm faces additional pressure from an activist investor.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
EXHIBITIONS organiser ITE Group yesterday said its third-quarter revenue had fallen about 24 per cent, hurt by the absence of the biennial Moscow International Oil & Gas Exhibition, currency fluctuations and the impact of the Ukrainian crisis.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
TELECOM Plus, the London-listed utility services company, yesterday said it expected profit during the first half of the year to be significantly higher than last year, as it saw a 25 per cent growth in customer numbers during the quarter to 14 Ju
Bank of England
Wednesday 16 July 2014
The unemployment rate has continued to fall, dropping from 6.6 per cent to 6.5 per cent during the three months to May in line with analysts' predictions - the lowest it has been since October to December 2008.
Richard Baker
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Costa Coffee and Premier Inn owner Whitbread has appointed one of its non-executive directors, the former Boots chief executive Richard Baker, to take over as chairman.
money
Wednesday 16 July 2014
The recovery is still some way off reaching people's pockets, as earnings growth slowed to a meagre 0.3 per cent in the three months to May, according to the Office of Nati
Aldi tops the BrandIndex rankings
Wednesday 16 July 2014
For consumers, every little helps, and the tills at Aldi and Lidl are ringing as the German discounters attract new and unlikely customers.
Lenta hypermarket
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Russian hypermarket chain Lenta said it expects full-year sales to accelerate further despite the backdrop of a slowing economy, as it aimed to expand its presence across the country by a third.
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Outsourcing firm Capita will manage a six-year prisoner tagging contract previously held by G4S and Serco, the Ministry of Justice confirmed yesterday.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Swiss drugmaker Novartis yesterday struck an agreement with Google to develop “smart” contact lenses that would help diabetics to track their blood glucose levels or restore the eye’s ability to focus.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
FRENCH power giant Total yesterday said its refining margins in Europe rose to $10.90 (£6.40) per tonne in the second quarter, recovering from the start of the year.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
British Gas, the energy supplier owned by FTSE 100 utility firm Centrica, today said it is hiring an extra 300 staff to bolster its customer service team, as complaints about energy companies soar to their highest level.
Commuters
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Recruitment firm Michael Page reported a solid rise in earnings yesterday, announcing an 8.9 per cent increase in gross profits during the second quarter.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Linklaters
Wednesday 16 July 2014
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Wednesday 16 July 2014
BRITAIN’S top shares lost ground yesterday after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen voiced concern over valuations. And housebuilders were hit by growing expectations UK interest rates would soon rise, while Imperial Tobacco fell sharply.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
US STOCKS closed broadly lower yesterday after the Federal Reserve, in an unusual statement, singled out the valuation of social media and biotech shares as “substantially stretched”.
Mike Ashley
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley will not take up his bonus despite the controversial scheme gaining approval from shareholders.
Shanghai City
Wednesday 16 July 2014
China's GDP grew by 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, higher than the 7.4 per cent expected and faster than the first quarter.
Apple sign
Tuesday 15 July 2014
It doesn't even have a release date yet, but revenues from Apple's smartwatch could be twice as high as sales at watch making giant Rolex in its first year.
Wall Street bull
Tuesday 15 July 2014
The Federal Reserve has joined the voices calling out biotech and social media stocks as over-priced.
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen
Tuesday 15 July 2014
The US recovery is far from complete.
Virgin space travel
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Eight possible locations for the UK's first space port have been revealed by the government, and six of them are in Scotland.  
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Accounts published at Companies House, the UK registrar of companies, are to be made public free of charge. Accessing records of businesses held at Companies House has always required the user to pay a nominal fee of up to £1.
Monopoly board
Tuesday 15 July 2014
The number of homes entering the market at above £500,000 rose by almost 30 per cent in the UK and 50 per cent in London in the last 12 months.
Jean Claude Juncker
Tuesday 15 July 2014
No surprise here, but Brussels veteran Jean-Claude Juncker, the man who became David Cameron's public enemy number one last month, has offic
Women working
Tuesday 15 July 2014
The fact that men and women do not receive equal pay is hindering economic growth, according to a report by Oxfam International.  
Nicky morgan reshuffle
Tuesday 15 July 2014
For all the talk of winds of change as a result of the cabinet reshuffle, of younger ministers and fresher faces, of more women in higher positions, the data says there has been little change at the head of the top table. 
Matthew Hancock MP
Tuesday 15 July 2014
David Cameron’s new business minister Matt Hancock must be breathing a sigh of relief that the Prime Minister hasn’t held a PR gaff he made last week against him.
Mark Carney
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Remember that Mansion House speech when Bank of England governor Mark Carney shocked markets by saying that interest rates could come sooner than expe
Scottish flag waved in front of Parliament
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Scotland is getting its own internet domain name, with both independence campaigning groups Yes Scotland and Better Together taking on the new .Scot suffix from today.
job search
Tuesday 15 July 2014
One in ten UK workers are seeking employment abroad, with France the preferred destination. That's according to a new study on cross-border global labour mobility from the Indeed Hiring Lab, the research branch of job site indeed.com.
Michael Gove
Tuesday 15 July 2014
David Cameron has this morning confirmed details of his last reshuffle before the 2015 general election, with Michael Gove and William Hague among those senior figures to leave their current roles.  
inflation
Tuesday 15 July 2014
UK consumer inflation unexpectedly jumped to 1.9 per cent in June, according to latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).  
London house prices
Tuesday 15 July 2014
House prices rose 10.5 per cent year-on-year for the 12 months to May 2014, outstripping the 9.9 per cent rise registered for the same period last year and higher than the 10.2 per cent expected by forecasters.
Speedy cash
Tuesday 15 July 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed putting severe restrictions on the amount of interest that can be charged by payday lenders.  
LAND REGISTRY SALE
Tuesday 15 July 2014
After 14 years of deliberations the government has decided it needs more time to consider the proposed privatisation of the Land Registry. 

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