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Friday 21 November 2014
OFFICE-to-residential conversions could “irreparably” lead to thousands of job losses in the heart of central London, the Westminster Property Association (WPA) warned yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
BRITISH Gas owner Centrica yesterday reduced its earnings forecast, as milder winter weather cut into its revenues.
Friday 21 November 2014
BRITISH brewery and pub operator Young & Co’s reported a 26 per cent rise in profits yesterday for the first half ended 29 September.
Friday 21 November 2014
MOTHERCARE posted a small rise in first-half profit and said lower losses and improving sales in the UK provided early encouragement for its new turnaround plan.
Friday 21 November 2014
Research and development spending is staging a recovery. Business expenditure in the UK grew by 5.7 per cent in 2013, according to data released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics.
Friday 21 November 2014
BUYOUT firm Montagu Private Equity yesterday sold portfolio company Cap for £288m. Cap, which offers independent car valuations, will be acquired by trade buyer Solera.
Friday 21 November 2014
Des Naughton, managing director of British American Tobacco (BAT) ecigarettes subsidiary Nicoventures, has resigned from the group, it said in a statement yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
The UK is falling behind in the McKinsey-coined “War for Talent” as the demographic segment that supplies companies with future leaders shrinks, says new research from global recruiter Randstad.
Friday 21 November 2014
There’s a fight brewing between YouTube and a group representing 46 artists and songwriters, including Pharrell Williams, John Lennon and even Ira Gershwin, which could result in all their songs being removed from the online streaming site.
Friday 21 November 2014
GoDaddy.com is pushing ahead with an initial public offering (IPO) early next year that would value the world’s biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5bn (£2.9bn).
Friday 21 November 2014
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has $43bn (£27.4bn) of orders from investors in yesterday’s debut bond offering, more than five times what it was said to be seeking.
Friday 21 November 2014
AUSTRIAN group Raiffeisen Bank International posted a €119m (£95m) net loss in the third quarter, as the Russian rouble’s crash, tensions in Ukraine and Hungarian legislation hit its lending and banking operations.
Friday 21 November 2014
Flailing insurance outsourcing firm Quindell saw its shares jump over 30 per cent yesterday as it denied rumours it was looking to sell its 25 per cent stake in Nationwide Accident Repair Services.
Friday 21 November 2014
LONDON-based international law firm Simmons & Simmons has advised on a £250m mortgage-backed security transaction for the British buy-to-let mortgage provider Paragon, the firm said yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
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Friday 21 November 2014
BRITAIN’S top share index yesterday fell for a second day, hit by weak economic data from the Eurozone and China and a profit warning from energy supplier Centrica.
Friday 21 November 2014
THE Dow and S&P 500 finished at record highs yesterday as data showed further strength in the US economy and Intel gave an upbeat forecast.
Mark Reckless
Thursday 20 November 2014
The Conservative Party has conceded defeat in the Rochester & Strood by-election.  
David Cameron
Thursday 20 November 2014
Emily Thornberry has resigned from the shadow cabinet following an angry public reaction to a "snobbish" photo she posted to Twitter.  
Singapore Airlines
Thursday 20 November 2014
Surfing the internet can apparently be just as costly as flying across the world if you’re not careful.  
George Osborne
Thursday 20 November 2014
The UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to the EU bankers’ bonus cap, George Osborne admitted today.  
Dave Whelan
Thursday 20 November 2014
Wigan sponsor Premier Range has pulled out of its agreement with the club following the appointment of Malky Mackay as manager.
Goldman sachs worker
Thursday 20 November 2014
It's the most wonderful time of the year - the time banks, analysts and other finance futurologists dust off their crystal balls and start trying to work out what the market's going to be thinking about next year.
Highlanders
Thursday 20 November 2014
The most prestigious club competition in southern hemisphere rugby will have franchises from Japan and Argentina added to its ranks from 2016.   
Thursday 20 November 2014
Last Friday was the busiest day in the history of the tube, according to Transport for London. London Underground carried well over four and a half million passengers (4.6m) on Friday the 14 November.
Emily Thornberry
Thursday 20 November 2014
Labour MP for Islington Emily Thornberry has taken a beating on Twitter over a tweet she sent during the Rochester and Strood by-election campaign.
Minecraft
Thursday 20 November 2014
The Tate is being transformed into a series of virtual 3-D worlds.
Call of Duty
Thursday 20 November 2014
The Call of Duty franchise has generated revenues in excess of $10bn just over a decade, its creator said today.  
Ukip
Thursday 20 November 2014
Labour MP for Islington Emily Thornberry is taking a fair bit of flack on Twitter after posting a picture from the by-election campaign in Rochester and Strood.
Thursday 20 November 2014
To lose one chief executive may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness.
Ukip
Thursday 20 November 2014
We knew Ukip voters were against the cosy Westminster establishment, but many may have questioned the claims of Ukip's opponents that it wants to wind the clock back to some bygone era of British greatness.
Britain's funniest names
Thursday 20 November 2014
Britain is a funny old country, with lots of places whose names sound distinctly rude. If you're the sort of person who giggles at Cockfosters on the Tube map, then you will love this new contender for top Christmas novelty gift. 
Assange
Thursday 20 November 2014
Julian Assange has lost his appeal against an arrest warrant in Sweden, where he faces rape charges, with the Court of Appeal saying there is “a great risk he will evade legal proceedings or punishment”.   
Eagle
Thursday 20 November 2014
Stop whatever you're doing and watch this.    An animal charity has attached a camera to a white tailed eagle and the bird – whose name is Darchan – has flown around some of the best parts of the capital. 
Thursday 20 November 2014
Embattled payday lender Wonga has lost another boss. Tim Weller, who had been the company's interim chief exec since May, has stepped down, according to filings at Companies House.
Thursday 20 November 2014
  Property investors looking for the next hot spot should pay attention. Knight Frank has identified the next up-and-coming part of London, and it's really central.   
Fracking
Thursday 20 November 2014
Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos has announced plans to spend $1bn (£639m) in shale gas exploration and production in the UK.
Nigel Farage
Thursday 20 November 2014
As voters in Rochester and Strood finally head to the polls to decide the fate of Ukip defector Mark Reckless, the local electorate will soon be spared the endless stream of leaflets and political door knockers.
Spine chart
Thursday 20 November 2014
Using your smartphone while walking is generally a bad idea, as one unfortunate tourist discovered when she fell off a pier while using Facebook last year.
Pharrell Williams
Thursday 20 November 2014
There's a fight brewing between YouTube and a group representing 46 artists and songwriters including Pharrell Williams, John Lennon and, er, Ira Gerschwin, which could result in all their songs being removed from YouTube.
Thursday 20 November 2014
  Next week is expected to see the start of the Christmas rush with Black Friday on November 28 – a US import that was brought about to stimulate spend after Thanksgiving.   
Thursday 20 November 2014
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rebuffed George Osborne's battle against banker bonus caps - but what do the City's lawyers think of it?  
Honduras
Thursday 20 November 2014
All data is from the United Nations
Centrica
Thursday 20 November 2014
We might be enjoying the milder-than-usual start to winter, but for Centrica it's been the source of lower-than-usual profits.  
Shoppers
Thursday 20 November 2014
Retail sales have continued their upwards trajectory for the 19th month in a row – but it appears to be largely driven by falling prices and discounting.   
Uk wages
Thursday 20 November 2014
Where are the best places to work in the UK if you want to make money? And where do high-powered professionals have superior spending power to the natives?
Snacks
Thursday 20 November 2014
The world is eating more and doing less. The result? Our waistlines are rapidly expanding.  
Ukip
Thursday 20 November 2014
Two Conservative MPs are set to jump ship if Ukip win today's by-election in Rochester and Strood, according to Mark Reckless. He said:
ECB
Thursday 20 November 2014
The speed of recovery in the Eurozone has slowed down again in November, Markit's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), published this morning, suggests

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