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Monday 15 December 2014
Private water companies and the industry regulator Ofwat should be scrapped, according to union GMB.
Monday 15 December 2014
INDEPENDENT energy firms in the UK now account for 10 per cent of the residential dual-fuel energy market, according to new research from consultancy firm Cornwall Energy.
Monday 15 December 2014
INVESTMENT in commercial vehicles grew by 22 per cent in the last year, according to UK finance provider LDF.
Monday 15 December 2014
WHILE deal making in Britain has seen a small increase in activity this year, domestic dealmakers acquiring assets overseas have increased considerably, according to data analysis by EY released today.
Monday 15 December 2014
The success of UK tech hubs such as Silicon Roundabout has driven a 26 per cent rise in  ICT (Information Communication and Technology) companies seeking to raise funds to fuel their growth through the En­terprise Investment Scheme (EIS).
Monday 15 December 2014
A NUMBER of buyout firms are circling over HSS as a bid deadline looms today for the British tool hire firm, it emerged yesterday.
Monday 15 December 2014
THE MARKET for Dim Sum bonds – those denominated in renminbi but issued off the Chinese mainland – hit a record level this year, magic circle law firm Linklaters said yesterday.
Monday 15 December 2014
After losing a billion dollar empire and rebuilding it again, Thor Bjorgolfsson shares some of the lessons he learnt.
Monday 15 December 2014
Baroness Vadera will replace Lord Burns as Santander’s UK chairman in March, the Spanish bank announced on Friday.
Monday 15 December 2014
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Monday 15 December 2014
BY THE looks of this week’s economic calendar, traders thinking of taking off early for their Christmas holidays may be forced to rethink their travel plans.
Monday 15 December 2014
INVESTORS will focus on a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting amid speculation the central bankers will change their view on interest rates and the economy.
Sunday 14 December 2014
Customers cheered after a software glitch meant thousands of items from online retailer Amazon's website were on offer for as little as 1p.
Sunday 14 December 2014
Parisian cabbies could clog the city's streets tomorrow in a mass protest against a French court's refusal to ban a controversial service offered by taxi app Uber.
Sunday 14 December 2014
OPEC will not cut production even if oil falls to $40 per barrel as it believes the market will eventually stabilise.
Shinzo Abe
Sunday 14 December 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a comfortable win in a ‘snap’ general election called to secure a tighter grip on power and gain a green light to push ahead with his ‘Abenomics’ policies.  
Sunday 14 December 2014
The hackers who attacked Sony's computer network in November made off with the new James Bond film script.
Milky Way
Sunday 14 December 2014
From medicine to space exploration and the history of life on Earth, almost every aspect of science has been touched by an important discovery this year.   
Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Sunday 14 December 2014
Sir Malcolm Rifkind has vowed to investigate allegations of UK complicity in the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation programme.   
Climate change
Sunday 14 December 2014
United Nations member have come to an agreement on how to tackle climate change, after slow negotiations at the Lima Call for Climate Action ran almost two days over time.  
Sunday 14 December 2014
This week New Yorkers went mad for Will and Kate as they took a trip to the Big Apple for the first time. Crowds were out in force, media coverage blanketed the channels, hoards of people desperate to catch a glimpse.
Apple iPhone 5C
Saturday 13 December 2014
Most smartphones do not have as much free storage available as the companies that produce them claim, according to a new study by reviewing service Which?  
Robot waiter
Saturday 13 December 2014
If you're looking for Christmas present ideas, you've come to the wrong listicle. This is all about the worst inventions of 2014, and there have been some real crackers.
David Miliband
Saturday 13 December 2014
David Miliband, brother of Labour leader Ed Miliband, has indicated that he may return to a career in politics.   
Heathrow airport
Saturday 13 December 2014
Passengers flying into or out of London on Saturday and Sunday have been advised to check the status of their flights in case of disruptions.  
Friday 12 December 2014
Flights from London airports are beginning to return to normal after Nats, the UK air traffic controller, confirmed it has restored power to systems at Swanswick control centre in Hampshire
Grumpy Cat
Friday 12 December 2014
It's been another busy week... here's our pick of the things we learned.   
New York Stock Exchange adorned by Lending Club
Friday 12 December 2014
Lending Club is a US-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lender. It acts as a conduit for the passage of money from individuals and institutions to businesses.
petrol diesel pump price fall
Friday 12 December 2014
Major UK supermarkets have announced cuts in the cost of petrol and diesel in response to the fall in global oil prices. 
Sewer
Friday 12 December 2014
Ofwat's plan to lower household water bills in England and Wales will not hinder the build of a new super-sewer under London, according to Thames Water.  
Friday 12 December 2014
London boroughs netted an astonishing £293m from parking charges last year, according to new research by transport and research policy organisation the RAC Foundation.
Home insulation
Friday 12 December 2014
Ofgem has demanded that three of the UK's biggest energy firms pay hefty fines for missing government environmental targets.  
Friday 12 December 2014
Grosvenor Crescent, near Buckingham Palace, has been named London's most expensive street to live on, according to new research by Lloyds Bank.
Construction
Friday 12 December 2014
Growth in the UK construction industry rose by a modest 0.7 per cent in October compared with the year before, and contracted 2.2 per cent on the previous month.
Crude oil pipeline
Friday 12 December 2014
Is £1-a-litre petrol about to become a reality? Oil prices fell again this morning, after the International Energy Agency (IEA) slashed its forecast for growth in the oil sector.
Water bills
Friday 12 December 2014
The cost of water bills for households in England and Wales is set to fall by an average five per cent over the next five years, under a new rule being introduced by industry regulator Ofwat.  
Online shopping
Friday 12 December 2014
The UK spends more money per head online than any other developed country, with the average Brit spending £2,000 per year on the likes of Amazon, Asos and John Lewis.
Friday 12 December 2014
Former City minister Lord Myners has asked the government whether it will investigate embattled insurance outsourcer Quindell, its board of directors or its financial advisers.
Friday 12 December 2014
It was another heart-in-mouth moment for Barack Obama last night, as the US House of Representatives narrowly averted the second government shutdown in just over a year within two-and-a-half hours of its deadline.
Gucci
Friday 12 December 2014
Gucci's creative director Frida Giannani and chief executive Patrizio di Marco are stepping down within two months of each other, the luxury brand revealed this morning.   
Nigel Farage
Friday 12 December 2014
No one has appeared on Question Time more than Nigel Farage this decade.  
China factory
Friday 12 December 2014
Manufacturing output in China slipped to a year-on-year rate of 7.2 per cent in November, failing to match the 7.7 per cent achieved in October and falling below the target of 7.5 per cent for the month.  
Friday 12 December 2014
Lending Club’s valuation soared to more than $8bn yesterday as shares rocketed as much as 60 per cent on their first day of trading.
Friday 12 December 2014
Activist investor Crystal Amber has been approached by more investors in the past few days interested in participating in a major shake-up of Sainsbury’s.
Friday 12 December 2014
TEN GLOBAL banks were fined a total of $43.5m (£27.7m) by US regulators yesterday for their attempts to misuse analysts’ research to gain lucrative jobs on Toys R Us’ attempted stock market flotation in 2010.
Friday 12 December 2014
  City economists will gain an unprecedented level of insight into the Bank of England’s decision-making process, as Mark Carney yesterday agreed to publish more information than ever.  
Friday 12 December 2014
IT LOOKS like a scene out of a dystopian sci-fi movie but it is in fact the tunnel at the partially completed Crossrail Bond Street station.
Friday 12 December 2014
A SECOND round of cheap loans from the European Central Bank (ECB) had a disappointing uptake yesterday.

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