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Tuesday 14 October 2014
SHARES in Thorntons slumped nearly eight per cent yesterday after subdued consumer spending and lumpy orders from commercial customers hurt the chocolatier’s first quarter sales.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
THE BANK of England yesterday sent almost its entire top tier of executives to Washington to test out a fictional scenario of a banking collapse with their American counterparts.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
EUROPEAN banks will still struggle with huge piles of bad debts despite hiking capital levels, dragging on the recovery, analysts at Fitch warned yesterday.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
DEBT investors face more risk as the new rules restructuring lenders will make it easier for regulators to make investors pay for a bank failure, Moody’s said yesterday.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
THE EU lost 152 banks and other lenders last year, as weak institutions continue to close or be taken over by stronger firms, the European Central Bank (ECB) said yesterday.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Income tax revenue is falling below expectations this year due to sluggish wage growth, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said yesterday, warning it will hit efforts to close the budget deficit.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
CHINA’S trade data released yesterday showed a healthy gain in domestic and foreign demand with exports and imports surpassing expectations. Exports grew 15.3 per cent year-on-year in September compared with 9.4 per cent in August.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
ONLINE pollster YouGov, which accurately forecast the Scottish referen­dum result in its election-night poll, said the outcome of next year’s general election would be far less certain.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
PARLIAMENT yesterday voted in favour of recognising Palestine as an independent state in a move that will not alter the government’s stance on the issue.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
ETHICAL mobile phone company The People’s Operator (TPO) is looking to list in London as it seeks capital to help fund global expan­sion using a similar model to Wikipedia.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Luxottica shares slumped nine per cent yesterday after the world’s largest eyewear company stunned investors with the resignation of its second chief executive in just over a month.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
AMAZON is planning to hire 1,000 more staff to work at its distribution centres across the UK.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
BETTING operator Sportech has lodged an application to appeal against HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) case that forced the group to pay back £93m in tax over its Spot the Ball game.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Heathrow airport saw its busiest September on record last month, with passenger numbers, cargo and travel between emerging markets all increasing.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
AENA Aeropuertos, Spain’s biggest airport operator, will take control of Luton Airport this week when it inks a deal to boost its ownership of the transport hub.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Traffic gridlock has a substantial effect on the economy and this is set to get significantly worse by 2030, according to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).
Tuesday 14 October 2014
TOULOUSE University’s Jean Tirole yesterday won the 2014 Nobel Prize for economics for his work on large firms and regulation. The highly-coveted award carries prize money of 8m Swedish kronor (£775,000).
Tuesday 14 October 2014
BSkyB continued its pattern of taking small stakes in US tech startups yesterday by investing $500,00 (£311,000) in Pluto.TV, an aggregator of video from across the web into themed TV channels.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
HEDGE fund tycoon Bill Ackman saw shares in his listed vehicle Pershing Square fall as much as 11 per cent yesterday in its trading debut in Amsterdam.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
APOLLO Global Management, the listed US private equity group, has established a new venture to invest in struggling UK retailers.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
EMERGING markets fund manager Ashmore yesterday opened its first office in the Middle East with a new base in Saudi Arabia.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
STATOIL has exited the Shah Deniz oilfield in Azerbaijan, selling its 15.5 per cent stake to Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas for $2.25bn (£1.4bn).
Tuesday 14 October 2014
INVESTEC sent share prices tumbling yesterday after it downgraded several UK industrials companies yesterday, blaming the deteriorating economic environment in Europe.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
AFRICA Oilfield Logistics revealed yesterday that it intended to list on the Growth Enterprise Market Segment (Gems) of the Nairobi Securities Exchange, the first time an Aim-listed company had joined the Kenyan exchange.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
The Tate Modern has unveiled its latest commission to fill its vast Turbine Hall space.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
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Tuesday 14 October 2014
BETTER than expected trade data from Chinese and fears over the fragile geopolitical situation yesterday helped to lift FTSE.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
US SHARES yesterday fell more than one per cent, with the S&P 500 closing below a key technical sup­port level, as declines in energy and airline shares led a late-day selloff.
kim Jong-Un
Monday 13 October 2014
He's back. Kim Jong-Un, North Korea's rotund despot, had been out of the public eye for over a month, with rumours abound that he had been the victim of a coup or fallen foul of his own weight.
Kobani
Monday 13 October 2014
Health officials in the town of Kobani near the Turkish border have claimed that the Islamic State used chemical weapons in July. 
S&P 500
Monday 13 October 2014
The S&P 500 is now six per cent  lower than its 18 September peak as the markets ready themselves for earnings season.
Ebola outbreak map
Monday 13 October 2014
As the Ebola epidemic continues to grip west Africa, there are increasing concerns that it might take hold in Europe, the US or other parts of the world.  
Google logo
Monday 13 October 2014
Google's chairman has dismissed Bing and Yahoo: the biggest threat to its search hegemony is Amazon.
Nigel Farage
Monday 13 October 2014
A new Guardian/ICM poll has revealed a Ukip surge of five points after its recent by-election performances.
European house prices
Monday 13 October 2014
The house price boom in the UK may be slowing, but at least the market here isn't in bad shape. That's not the story across the channel.
Screening for Ebola
Monday 13 October 2014
Measures to screen passengers as they enter the UK from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be introduced tomorrow, with health secretary Jeremy Hunt saying it is likely the UK will see a “handful” of Ebola cases in the next few months. 
iPhone6
Monday 13 October 2014
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in another 36 countries by the end of the month, Apple has announced, the fastest ever roll out of any of its devices.
Samsung
Monday 13 October 2014
In an increasingly competitive smartphone market, could ultra-fast wi-fi speed hand Samsung the edge over its rivals?  
Tube
Monday 13 October 2014
You might not believe it, but official figures show that the number of delays on the London Underground this summer has fallen year-on-year.   
Bill Ackman
Monday 13 October 2014
Shares in Bill Ackman's closed-ended fund Pershing Square dropped by more than 10 per cent during its stock market debut – but Ackman has shrugged off the fall as a sign the stock was not overpriced. 
Union Jack and EU flag
Monday 13 October 2014
There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding how much British legislation has its origins in Brussels. Ukip have claimed ad nauseam that 75 per cent of Britain's laws are made in Brussels - but are they right? 
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Monday 13 October 2014
China reported an unexpected rise in exports this morning, but the news failed to inspire faltering Asian and European markets.  
Bank notes
Monday 13 October 2014
De La Rue's share price rose today after its 10-year deal to print sterling bank notes received the final approval.   
Mark Carney
Monday 13 October 2014
Is Bank of England governor Mark Carney on a media blitz?
WillIAm from The Voice and Black Eyed Peas
Monday 13 October 2014
One of the digital darlings of London’s Silicon Roundabout has confirmed it’s in talks with global superstar and tech entrepreneur Will.I.Am to create a music streaming service for his soon-to-launch smartwatch.
Russian rouble
Monday 13 October 2014
Vladimir Putin was enjoying himself at Russia’s first Grand Prix for a century yesterday, but the party was quickly over as the Russian president woke up to further falls in oil prices and a weakening rouble.   
HP
Monday 13 October 2014
So, Hewlett Packard is splitting its brand in two, HP on the consumer side and Hewlett Packard on the B2B side.
Jean Tirole
Monday 13 October 2014
Jean Tirole has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in economics for his work on large firms and regulation.
Twitter logos on screen
Monday 13 October 2014
Twitter is partnering with French bank BPCE to launch a new service that lets people transfer money between them by simply tweeting.

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