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Tuesday 09 September 2014
THE VAST majority of couples who have retired over the last decade are financially comfortable enough to carry on with their standards of living, according to a leading think tank report published today.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
ACCOUNTANCY FIRM of the year IT’S been a tough year for many accountancy firms – making it a very tough decision for our judges to make. However, it has also been a year of opportunity, as the achievements of our nominees prove.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
RETAIL sales picked up again in August, with the high street enjoying its strongest growth since January this year.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
AMAZON’S Fire smartphone, the online retailer’s first foray into the crowded smartphone market, will go on sale in the UK on 30 September following its US launch in June.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
SEASONED City dealmaker Ian Hannam yesterday relaunched advisory boutique Strand Partners as Hannam and Partners. The firm is Hannam’s first foray back into finance since losing a market abuse fine appeal earlier this year.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
William Grant & Sons, the Scottish maker of Glenfiddich whisky and Hendrick’s gin has added Drambuie to its portfolio after snapping up the company yesterday for an undisclosed price.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
HOUSE prices rose by just 0.1 per cent in August, according to the Halifax index, showing that the UK’s fast-moving property market is finally slowing down.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
Private equity firm Electra Partners yesterday clinched a £91m deal to take control of the UK’s largest bowling alley operator The Original Bowling Company.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
GERMAN exports soared over the summer, official data showed yesterday. And Spanish house prices are rising for the first time since the financial crisis struck.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
TRADE unions took more than £100m in government support in 2012-13, according to figures published today by the Taxpayers’ Alliance. Unions received £85m in paid staff time, the study estimated, and £23m in direct payments.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
Funds group Schroders yesterday lost one of its top performing fund managers after she unexpectedly resigned from the group.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
THE PRICE of oil slipped under $100 (£62) a barrel yesterday for the first time since June 2013, with signs of weakening demand amid high supply.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
GENEL Energy, the oil group focused on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), announced yesterday it would return workers to the area because the security situation has improved “significantly”.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
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Tuesday 09 September 2014
RANDGOLD Resources has joined 10 other miners calling for a bigger global effort to fight the Ebola virus and for travel bans on affected countries to be lifted.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
IRISH budget airline Ryanair has made a deal with massive US aerospace company Boeing for up to 200 of its 737 Max planes, in a deal that could be worth up to $22bn (£13.7bn) in total.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
SHARES in oil services group Getech Group yesterday soared 18.4 per cent after it announced its largest-ever single new contract, worth $5m (£3.1m).
Tuesday 09 September 2014
Lloyds Bank
Tuesday 09 September 2014
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Tuesday 09 September 2014
BRITAIN’S top shares fell further from last week’s 14-year high yesterday, hurt by firms with exposure to Scotland after a poll unexpectedly showed a lead for supporters of Scottish independence before the 18 September referendum.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
THE Dow and S&P 500 ended lower yesterday after a drop in energy shares, while the Nasdaq edged higher with Yahoo. The S&P 500’s decline followed a record close on Friday.
Apple logo lit up
Monday 08 September 2014
We’re finally here. It’s less than 24 hours before the not-so-secret but kind-of-secret launch of what everyone expects to be the iPhone 6 and Apple’s first wearable device.
Kei Nishikori
Monday 08 September 2014
When Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic go head-to-head in tonight's (22:00 BST) US Open men's singles final, it will mark an end to years of Nike and Adidas' sponsorship dominance of grand slam finals.  
Ebola
Monday 08 September 2014
Shares in Israeli pharmaceutical company Protalix fell on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) yesterday, after comments made by the company's chief executive cast doubts on its ability to develop an anti-Ebola drug quickly and effectively. 
Jeff Bezos in front of screen showing Fire phone
Monday 08 September 2014
Amazon Fire phone, the internet retailer’s first smartphone, will go on sale in the UK on 30 September after launching in the US in June.
Part of Nine Elms riverside
Monday 08 September 2014
Battersea Power Station began the hunt for businesses to fill the redeveloped version of its 42-acre site last week, launching a global tour taking in Kuala Lumpur, New York, Dubai, Paris, Los Angeles, Milan, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong,
City skyline
Monday 08 September 2014
UK banks could face with action from the European Commission if they attempt to sidestep the new EU bonus cap coming in this year.  
Apple store
Monday 08 September 2014
Apple’s share price rallied 0.3 per cent higher when US markets opened today, however it failed to sustain momentum a day before the tech giant’s feted launch event.
Luton airport
Monday 08 September 2014
The terminal building at London Luton Airport was evacuated this afternoon and the bomb squad was called in after a suspicious package was discovered.
Apple iPhone
Monday 08 September 2014
As the date of the Great Apple Event moves closer, the rumour-mill has gone into overdrive.
Alex Salmond
Monday 08 September 2014
If the Scots decide to leave on 18 September, what do the statistics tell us about how the rest of the UK will change?    Population drops by eight per cent  
Under Armour logo on baseball pitch
Monday 08 September 2014
Under Armour, the US sports brand and sponsor of Tottenham Hotspur, has overtaken Adidas to become the second biggest sportswear brand in the US in terms of sales.
Supermoon in sky
Monday 08 September 2014
Supermoons are like buses, you wait ages for one, and then three come along at once.
Scottish independence
Monday 08 September 2014
Markets, politicians and the public are still taking in the shock of the first poll showing the Yes campaign ahead for the first time in the race for Scottish independence.
Dynamo: Magician Impossible
Monday 08 September 2014
British broadcaster UKTV reached record ratings and revenues last year, as it upped its investment in original content.   
Man with Scotland flag outside Westminster
Monday 08 September 2014
While investors and the public are still digesting the latest polling on Scottish independence putting the Yes campaign in the lead for the first time, the pound took a knock in early Monday Asian trading.
Serena Williams
Monday 08 September 2014
Serena Williams pocketed $3.9m (£1.86m) for her sixth US Open triumph last night, making her the highest-paid tennis female player this year with earnings of $6.7m.  
GlaxoSmithKline
Monday 08 September 2014
Monkeys given an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by GSK were resistant to the deadly virus when infected with it five weeks later, trials have shown.  
Ed Miliband
Monday 08 September 2014
Ed Miliband's plan to cap rent increases has come in for sharp criticism in a report released today by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).
George Osborne appearing on the BBC
Monday 08 September 2014
Chancellor George Osborne has promised further devolved power to Scotland if there is a No vote in the Scottish referendum.
Oil refinery
Monday 08 September 2014
A raft of weak figures from major oil consuming nations pushed the price of North Sea Brent Crude to below $100 a barrel this morning for the first time since June last year.
George Osborne
Monday 08 September 2014
In a last-ditch attempt to woo swing voters, George Osborne has hinted Westminster will offer Scotland greater powers over taxes and spending if those going to the polls next week vote to keep the union intact.   
BP
Monday 08 September 2014
BP's share price fell to 462p this morning, despite news the UK government is planning to intervene in the US' attempt to order huge payouts for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  
Primark
Monday 08 September 2014
Associated British Foods (ABF) went on the offensive in a trading update this morning, saying it expects strong Primark sales to contribute to an increase in adjusted earnings per share for the year ending September 13 - but that wasn't enough to
London homes
Monday 08 September 2014
House prices grew just three per cent in the three months to August, down from 3.5 per cent in July, figures published this morning showed - another sign of cooling market conditions.
Electrolux
Monday 08 September 2014
Electrolux has agreed to buy General Electric's (GE) appliance business for $3.3bn (£2.04bn) in what would be the biggest deal in the Swedish company's history.
Derrick Coleman
Monday 08 September 2014
While the Premier League takes a break this weekend, another "football" league has got underway.
Monday 08 September 2014
Westminster’s political heavyweights pressed the panic button last night in the race to keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom, spurred into action by a shock poll showing the campaign for independence edging ahead for the first time.
Monday 08 September 2014
Rail fare increases will be capped at 2.5 per cent for 2015 in a bid to help hard-pressed commuters, the government has announced.
Monday 08 September 2014
City firms are on an employment drive as the economic recovery takes hold, according to recruiters Morgan McKinley. Growing demand for staff means finance businesses are paying higher salaries to attract the best workers.

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