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Reynolds American and Lorillard look set to complete their merger
Friday 11 July 2014
Reynolds American and Lorillard look set to complete their merger, bringing together the US's biggest tobacco companies and shaking up the UK order.
UK house prices
Friday 11 July 2014
Buying a square metre of Kensington and Chelsea property now costs roughly the same as a new entry-level Ford Fiesta.
Arsenal new signing Alexis Sanchez
Friday 11 July 2014
Arsenal fans rejoice. Arsene Wenger has got his chequebook out - and it's still 52 days before August 31 and transfer deadline day. 
Experian
Friday 11 July 2014
Experian, the credit rating company, has reported an 11 per cent contraction in like for like revenues in Latin America, apparently as the World Cup effect took hold.
Betfair financial results
Friday 11 July 2014
Betfair has seen its profit before tax rise 61 per cent to £61.1m during this financial year, according to preliminary results released today.
Banco Espirito Santo
Friday 11 July 2014
The spectre of a renewed Eurozone crisis reared its head yesterday, hitting shares and bond markets, as fears deepened over the future of Portugal’s biggest listed bank, Espirito Santo.
Friday 11 July 2014
A government adviser charged with ensuring taxpayers get value for money from public investments is embroiled in an alleged tax-avoidance scheme being pursued by HM Revenue and Customs.
Mark Newton-Jones
Friday 11 July 2014
Destination Maternity saw its share price tumble more than eight per cent yesterday, weakening its proposal to take over Mothercare, after it issued a profit warning following weak third quarter sales.
Friday 11 July 2014
The City watchdog’s fines came in at nearly half a billion pounds last year, the Financial Conduct Authority’s annual report showed yesterday.  
Justin Welby Wonga
Friday 11 July 2014
The Church of England has sold its indirect stake in payday lender Wonga, worth less than £100,000, ending its embarrassing link to the firm it has repeatedly criticised.  
Friday 11 July 2014
THE LAW Society has called new emergency surveillance legislation announced by the government yesterday “worrying”, adding that it goes against a court judgement on human rights.
Friday 11 July 2014
Upper Crust owner SSP rose on its London stock market debut yesterday, helping net chief executive Kate Swann a multi-million pound payday.
Friday 11 July 2014
THOUSANDS of public sector workers across the country walked out on strike yesterday in dispute over pay and pensions. In the capital, teachers, firefighters and other public sector staff marched on Trafalgar Square.
Friday 11 July 2014
London will have the fastest-growing economy of any developed country’s capital in Europe during the next five years, outstripping the city’s nearby rivals by a distance, according to research released by Oxford Economics yesterday.
Burberry catwalk
Friday 11 July 2014
Luxury goods group Burberry yesterday appeased investor concerns over its chief executive’s pay after posting bigger than expected rise in first quarter sales.
Friday 11 July 2014
BANKS might still hold too little capital for the risks they are running, the Bank of England’s Andrew Bailey warned yesterday.
Friday 11 July 2014
INDIA’S new government revealed its first budget yesterday, but analysts expressed some scepticism about the deficit targets.
Alan Stewart
Friday 11 July 2014
Alan Stewart, chief financial officer at Marks & Spencer, is leaving the struggling retailer for supermarket giant Tesco, it was announced yesterday.
Friday 11 July 2014
THE BANK of England’s policymaking committee announced another month of inaction yesterday, despite the suggestion that a rate hike would now come as soon as this year.
Friday 11 July 2014
A commitment of MPs has slammed the controversial Royal Mail sell-off, finding it was undervalued by up to 1bn. Taxpayers will also miss out on millions from the future sale of property assets.
Robert Chote
Friday 11 July 2014
The government's immense liabilities and the long-term challenge to public finances were laid out in an official report yesterday.   
Friday 11 July 2014
The bid for Scottish independence took another hit yesterday, when the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) downgraded its forecast on North Sea oil and gas revenues by a quarter.
Friday 11 July 2014
There was a big elephant in the room – or rather on the line – when reporters dialled into the Burberry first quarter conf­erence call yesterday.
Friday 11 July 2014
Q What does Christopher Bailey’s pay package include?
Friday 11 July 2014
THE BRITISH trade deficit widened during May despite an increase in both exports and imports, according to concerning figures published yesterday.
Friday 11 July 2014
Arnaud Montebourg, France’s economy minister, said yesterday that the country had won the approval of the European Commission for a controversial law which gives the government more power to block takeovers.
Friday 11 July 2014
TRADING on Banco Espirito Santo’s shares was suspended yesterday after its stock dived 17.89 per cent.
Friday 11 July 2014
EVERY now and then on Twitter, people used to link to a rather funny image about the Eurozone crisis.
Friday 11 July 2014
FURTHER signs that industrial production slumped in May emerged yesterday, with French and Italian manufacturers reporting a decline and adding to analysts’ concerns for the sector.
Friday 11 July 2014
GOOGLE’S startup investment fund has picked London to base its new $100m (£58.4m) European investment arm. Google Ventures has more than $1.5bn invested in 250 startups, which until now have mainly been based in the US.
Andrew Mullins
Friday 11 July 2014
INFORMA, the British publishing and events group, has hired the Evening Standard and Independent newspaper managing director Andrew Mullins as chief executive of its training and conferences arm.
Friday 11 July 2014
Superdry clothes chain owner Super­Group is gunning for further overseas expansion, its chief executive said yesterday, after reporting profits had soared nearly 19 per cent during the last year.
Friday 11 July 2014
KATE CALVERT | INVESTEC
Friday 11 July 2014
Associated British Food (ABF) said yesterday that Primark’s acquisition of Pavilions shopping centre in Birmingham to house a four-floor store was “an exception to the rule” as it posted a fresh set of soaring sales.
Friday 11 July 2014
The amount of money spent by international travellers to the UK rose by 9.4 per cent during the first quarter of the year, according to official figures released yesterday.
Friday 11 July 2014
ALMOST three miles of platforms have now been built for the new Crossrail line, taking the project’s stations past the halfway mark.
Friday 11 July 2014
BUS and rail operator FirstGroup stressed yesterday that its efforts to turn around the company were on track following last year’s financial turbulence.
Ed Davey
Friday 11 July 2014
An SSE executive yesterday warned that uncertainty over the government’s energy reforms could raise costs for customers.
Friday 11 July 2014
Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish might have crashed out of the Tour de France, but sales at Halfords have raced ahead.
Friday 11 July 2014
Barratt Developments, the biggest housebuilder by volume in the UK, yesterday announced it expected annual pre-tax profits to double to around £390m, buoyed by higher demand from a strong property market.
Friday 11 July 2014
The number of loans for house purchases rose by a quarter in the year to May, according to figures released yesterday, suggesting no dramatic effect from the raft of new regulations for the sector.
Friday 11 July 2014
FUND manager Ashmore Group showed it was healing yesterday after returning to fund inflows for the first time in three quarters.
Friday 11 July 2014
Nearly 40,000 pensioners from the shipping industry have been insured by a Goldman Sachs and Blackstone-backed life company and Legal & General for £1.3bn.
Friday 11 July 2014
BNP Paribas Real Estate
Friday 11 July 2014
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Friday 11 July 2014
UK STOCKS yesterday retreated, with the FTSE 100 index posting its worst four-day slump since January, as London Stock Ex­change (LSE) slid while banks extended losses.
Friday 11 July 2014
US STOCKS dropped yesterday as concerns about the financial health of Portugal’s Espirito Santo bank gave investors a reason to cash in gains.
Goolge office building
Thursday 10 July 2014
Google’s venture funding arm is setting up a £100m investment fund in London to invest in tech companies in the capital and elsewhere in Europe.
George Osborne
Thursday 10 July 2014
A government adviser charged with ensuring taxpayers get value for money from public investments is embroiled in an alleged tax-avoidance scheme being pursued by HM Revenue and Customs.  
Amazon phone with Jeff Bezos and logo in background
Thursday 10 July 2014
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon for allowing kids to make in-app purchases without parental consent resulting in millions of dollars of charges being incurred by parents.

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