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Thursday 11 September 2014
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Thursday 11 September 2014
BRITAIN’s top equity index made little progress yesterday as a fall in the shares of chipmaker ARM and uncertainty over Scotland’s independence vote next week pegged back the market.
Thursday 11 September 2014
A REBOUND in Apple shares yesterday helped push US stocks higher, breaking the market’s two-day string of losses.
Scottish and British flag
Thursday 11 September 2014
Lloyds Banking Group will move its official headquarters out of Scotland if the country votes for independence in next week’s referendum.
London view from shard
Wednesday 10 September 2014
120,000 passengers on London trains are forced to spend the rush hour commute to work standing- a fifth of the 545,000 passengers coming through the capital every morning.
Micaheal O'Leary next to picture of Ryanair plane
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Ryanair has said improvements to customer service- which was largely non-existent before boss Michael O’Leary’s change of heart about his no-frills approach- has increased the number of passengers per flight by at least six compared to l
David Cameron in front of audience
Wednesday 10 September 2014
The latest polling might make political leaders breath a sigh of relief in the lead up to next week’s Scottish independence referendum.
Tim Cook in front of screen with picture of wallet
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Forget the thinner iPhone and the pretty watches, the most interesting thing to be unveiled by Apple at its big event yesterday was Apple Pay.
Graphene
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Scientists at the Aix-Marseille University in France have created the “cousin” of super-conductor graphene.  
Louis van Gaal & staff
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Manchester United's share price fell three per cent in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange, suggesting investors are not immediately impressed with the club's record annual revenue of £433m.  
the disputed Diaoyu / Senkaku islands
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Their leaders' bickering over the Senkaku islands and a long history of conflict have taken their toll: the majority of China now expects a war with Japan at some point in the future.
Ana Botín
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Ana Botín has been appointed to lead Banco Santander after her father, Emilio Botín, died of a heart attack last night. The move makes her arguably Europe's most powerful female banker.
iPod
Wednesday 10 September 2014
In the midst of all the fuss about Apple's new launches, the tech giant appears to have quietly killed off its genre-busting iPod Classic nearly 15 years after its creation.  
Scottish flag
Wednesday 10 September 2014
The Better Together campaign should focus on the greater powers it would give Scotland over social welfare  as part of its 11th-hour devo max offer, a new report has said.   
UK flag
Wednesday 10 September 2014
With the polls tightening and the possibility of a break-up of the United Kingdom looking ever more credible, politicians and investors are weighing up the possible consequences of a Yes vote.
Francois Hollande
Wednesday 10 September 2014
France has admitted that it is not going to make its budget deficit target until 2017. 
London skyline
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Not enough jobs are being created in the G20 economies, and this is hindering prospects for economic growth according to a report by the OECD, I
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling
Wednesday 10 September 2014
The two faces of the Scottish independence campaigns got their final chance to go head-to-head today - on women's networking site Mumsnet.
Scotland
Wednesday 10 September 2014
English and Welsh people believe Scots will vote for independence a new report shows, as the Better Together campaign flounders in the final week before the polls open. 
Ed Woodward
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward believes the club are in a strong position to capitalise on the growing popularity of football in the US.
BP
Wednesday 10 September 2014
BP has become the latest FTSE 100 company to nail its colours to the mast and argue for a No vote in Scotland's independence referendum on September 18.
OECD report educational mobility
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Fourteen per cent of English adults aged 25-64 are less educated than their parents, according to a new study.
London
Wednesday 10 September 2014
The threat of a mansion tax still looms large over the prime London housing market - despite the fact it could end up cutting the amount of tax paid to the government, according to research from property consultancy Savills.
Manchester United
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Manchester United may have endured a turbulent time on the pitch last season, but off it, they continued to make remarkable progress.
Traffic jam in snow
Wednesday 10 September 2014
If you thought British winters were bad, get ready for even more unpredictable weather. Conditions will swing from very mild and wet to extremely cold and snowy in the decades to come, according to a new report.  
Lord Hill
Wednesday 10 September 2014
New EU president Jean-Claude Juncker has appointed relative unknown Lord Hill of Oareford to oversee Europe's financial services sector - one of the most prized jobs on the European Commission.  
Jack Ma
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Alibaba has already covered its record-breaking $21bn initial public offering, according to reports.  
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Savile Row tailors' worst fears have surely been realised with this latest PR stunt, in which a group of topless chubby men descended on Abercrombie & Fitch to stitch up the semi-naked models standing outside. 
Salmond and Darling shake hands at Scottish independence debate
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling are poised for their final public debate before voters decide the fate of Scotland on September 18 – this time on web forum Mumsnet.   
Wellies
Wednesday 10 September 2014
The good news is that having children does bring happiness to most people - but this isn't just because of the children themselves. It's largely the result of avoiding disappointment about not having children...  
Barratt Homes
Wednesday 10 September 2014
The UK housing market has returned to "normal seasonal trends" in 2014 after the frenzy created by the launch of Help to Buy last year, Barratt Developments said this morning while posting a 21.1 per cent rise in annual revenues.
Rupert Murdoch
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Shares in British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) fell slightly in early trading as it priced £3.25bn of euro and US dollar denominated bonds to help it buy Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland.
Emilion Botín
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Emilio Botín, executive chairman of Banco Santander, has died of a heart attack the company has announced. 
B&Q
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher opened 2.8 per cent higher this morning after it revealed its new chief executive as Sir Ian Cheshire prepares to step down.
Mike Ashley
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Sports Direct enjoyed an 11.8 per cent rise in profit for the period ending 27 July 2014 , yet the sportswear retailer was hurt by England's early World Cup exit.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Leaders of the UK’s three main political parties all fly to Scotland today in a last-ditch attempt to persuade Scots north of the border to vote against independence in just eight days’ time.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
UNEMPLOYMENT has dived thanks to low wages, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said yesterday, arguing that poor pay growth had had some positive effects in the UK.
Vladimir Putin
Wednesday 10 September 2014
The US is putting the finishing touches to a new tranche of sanctions aimed at Russia, including powers to curb the nation’s defence, energy and financial sectors, it announced yesterday.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Airline entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has unveiled his latest no-frills business idea, an online estate agent called easyProperty.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
A supermoon or harvest moon, passes behind the Shard yesterday. The phenomenon involves a full moon coinciding with its closest approach to the Earth on its elliptical orbit. This is the third – and last – sighting of a supermoon this year
Wednesday 10 September 2014
APPLE last night unveiled a new smartwatch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service, as chief executive Tim Cook set a bold new direction for the technology giant taking it into a host of new markets.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
QUINDELL has won its libel claim against mysterious US short seller Gotham City Research, sending shares in the company rising as much as 11 per cent in reaction to the news yesterday morning.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Online services group Blur saw its revenues soar 303 per cent during the first half of the year to £5.69m, on the back of the growing number and value of projects it handles.
Washing machine
Wednesday 10 September 2014
The listing of shares in rent-to-own retailer BrightHouse was left in limbo yesterday after a fresh parliamentary inquiry into the group cast doubt on the firm’s ability to attract investors.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Interdealer broker BGC Partners yesterday gatecrashed the proposed takeover of rival GFI Group by swooping in with a hostile bid for the broking group.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Construction services company ISG yesterday said a surge in activity in the London office market had helped the company bag new fit-out projects and boosted its order book.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
DIXONS CARPHONE, the newly formed high street giant, said yesterday it had made a strong start to the year, with sales basking in the aftermath of the World Cup and benefitting from rising consumer confidence.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
TWO TOP US discounters yesterday reported that they had received a second request for information from American antitrust regulators about Dollar Tree’s $8.5bn (£5.25bn) bid to acquire Family Dollar.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
ANALYST of the year The role of the analyst has become increasingly important at such an uncertain time in the economy, when everyone is looking for guidance.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
WHITBREAD said yesterday that sales sprinted ahead in the second quarter of the year as major sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games helped to boost trade at Premier Inn.

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