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Wednesday 13 August 2014
US COMPUTER firm HP has been acc­used of trying to “cover up both its mismanagement” of its $11.1bn (£6.6bn) Autonomy takeover in 2011, and a “ploy to falsely accuse others” by its former finance chief.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
FASHION retailer New Look said yesterday it had received an offer for its French clothing chain Mim after revealing a strong rise in first quarter sales.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
ALLIANCE Boots said yesterday it had made its first foray into Latin America, after completing its acquisition of pharmacy chain Farmacias Ahumada.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
INDEPENDENT book publisher Quarto yesterday announced that the first half of 2014 had been “challenging”, and profits had fallen by nearly two-thirds.
Tidjane Thiam
Wednesday 13 August 2014
The strong pound and changes to UK annuities failed to stop the country’s biggest insurer, Prudential, from surging to a better-than-expected rise in profit yesterday.   
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Britain's boom and bust into the financial crisis were both smaller than previously thought, official stat­isticians confirmed yesterday. The overall economy is the same size as had been estimated previously.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
A leading property asset manager and expert on central London property has dismissed concerns over slowing growth, after new figures reveal growing appetite in the capital’s luxury housing market.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
BUILDING supplies company SIG yesterday reported a 23.5 per cent jump in half-year profit, buoyed by the UK construction recovery.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
THE WORLD’S biggest fund manager BlackRock has appointed a former understudy to Mark Carney to its London research unit.
GlaxoSmithKline HQ
Wednesday 13 August 2014
GlaxoSmithKline is facing new bribery allegations in Syria, the latest in a string of accusations flung at the drugmaker from countries across the world.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
ASIA Resource Minerals (ARMS), the scandal-struck miner formerly known as Bumi, yesterday said its main subsidiary Berau had postponed a $450m (£268m) bond refinancing due to challenging market conditions.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
IP GROUP, which turns university research projects into businesses, yesterday rejigged the finances of two biotech spin-outs developed at the University of Oxford and University of Cardiff.
woman on phone
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Vodafone has been ranked bot­tom for call quality, according to research from industry regulator Ofcom.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
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Wednesday 13 August 2014
BRITAIN’S top shares yesterday were pegged back by tension between the west and Russia over Ukraine, although robust results lifted insurance and pensions group Prudential.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
WALL Street yesterday fell back slightly after two days of gains, as investors focused on geopolitical tensions.
Ross McEwan
Tuesday 12 August 2014
RBS is set to pay 10 top executives a combined total of £3.5m in a move that avoids the strict EU rules on bonuses. The executive to receive the largest number of shares was Rory Cullinan, the head of RBS's 'bad bank'.
iPhone 6 says Sonny Dixon
Tuesday 12 August 2014
A Twitter user with a reputation for leaking Apple product images has tweeted pictures of what he claims is the new iPhone 6.
Russian aid
Tuesday 12 August 2014
A Russian aid convoy will be turned back from the Ukrainian border amid fears the mission may be used to send in soldiers. 
La Clippers
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Steve Ballmer has wrapped up the $2bn sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. The stellar US basketball team is now in the hands of the former Microsoft chief executive, as confirmed by a National Basketball Association (NBA) statement. 
Fan man utd
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Manchester United has banned iPads from Old Trafford because of the "latest security intelligence".
Wine glass near face
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Next time you're at the pub you can put the infamous phrase “just a quick one” to the test with a new app that monitors alcohol intake.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The deadly Ebola virus has been spreading across west Africa at an unprecedented rate this year, leading to what medical experts have described as the worst epidemic of the disease yet.  
Office worker alone near office block
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Lonely lunchtimes are the order of the day for many, according to new research suggesting that two in five people have no friends at work.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Despite a slew of international crises the price of oil is unlikely to rise in the near future thanks to rising production from North America, according to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) monthly report.
UK Prison
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The UK government did breach prisoners' human rights by denying them the right to vote, a European court has found – but it stopped short of awarding damages to the 10 inmates who brought the action.   
Birmingham City
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Birmingham International Holdings Limited (BIHL), the Hong Kong-based parent company of Championship football club Birmingham City, has issued a profit warning to investors.
Houses of parliament
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The Conservative MP and Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds resigned yesterday, telling the BBC that pay for MPs was not enough for him to spend time with his family in the capital.
London
Tuesday 12 August 2014
When it comes an increase in the number of people who are self-employed, the UK is now ahead of its western European neighbours, according to
New Look autumn 14
Tuesday 12 August 2014
New Look's plans to launch in Russia have been put on hold because of concerns over the worsening political situation in the country.   
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The government has been warned by one of the world's largest tobacco companies that it could be sued for as much as £11bn over plans for the mandatory plain packaging of cigarettes.
Womena collaborating
Tuesday 12 August 2014
When it comes to creativity and collaboration at work, pitting staff against each other has a strikingly different effect on the performance of men and women, according to researchers at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St.
Fox film studios
Tuesday 12 August 2014
US hedge fund ValueAct Capital has taken a $1bn stake in Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox it’s been revealed, less than a week after the entertainment company
Tuesday 12 August 2014
A new survey has shown a majority of Scots back the continued use of the pound should the country vote for secession.
Serco
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Serco has reported a first-half pre-tax loss of £7.3m, in the wake of a scandal surrounding the company’s use of electronic tags on prisoners.  
Just Eat
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The world's largest mobile marketplace for takeaway, Just Eat has reported a surge of 58 per cent in revenue to £69.8m for the six months e
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Ladbrokes has reported a collapse in pre-tax profits of almost 50 per cent of to £27.7m for the six months ended 30 June.
Robin Williams
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning comic actor, has died from an apparent suicide aged 63.   
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The frothy London housing market is likely to come off the boil in the months ahead, with owners rushing to sell their properties following the recent surge in prices and buyers increasingly reticent to match the escalating valuations.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
TENSIONS between Russia and the West threatened to flare up again yesterday as President Putin vowed to press on with plans to send an aid convoy into eastern Ukraine.
Haidar al-Abadi
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Iraq's President appointed Haidar al-Abadi as the country’s new Prime Minister, in a bid to revitalise the government’s floundering effort to fight the militants of Islamic State (IS), the extremist group formerly known as ISIS.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
BSKYB looks set to double down on its bid to capitalise on budget TV customers, a strategy that has seen rival TalkTalk soar to record user growth, as the satellite broadcaster begins offering a £10.99 seven day pass for Sky Sports on Thursday for
Chuka Umunna
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Real wages have fallen even further than official data show, the Labour Party claimed today, arguing the figures do not properly measure the self-employed.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Coutts might sell off its overseas arms, RBS told staff yesterday, as the bank looks to cut back its foreign operations even further.  
Tuesday 12 August 2014
A MERGER between two of world’s largest banana rivals Fyffes and Chiquita was thrown in doubt yesterday after new suitors weighed in with a rival $610.5m (£364m) takeover bid.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Strong sales of luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles helped Tata Motors triple its first quarter profit, more than making up for a drop in domestic sales.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Balfour Beatty yesterday posted a 53 per cent slump in underlying half-year profit to £22m, putting the infrastructure firm under pressure to prove that it can go it alone after rejecting a second takeover bid from rival Carillion.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Retail sales growth went into reverse last month, according to dreary figures released this morning, with the first quarter of contraction in more than two years recorded.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
INVESTORS stepped up their spending on UK hotels in the first six months of the year as rising confidence and increased availability of debt helped boost activity in the sector.

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