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Wednesday 09 April 2014
The resignation of Maria Miller has come at last, and timing is everything. Those in Downing Street must have thought that facing a barrage from the opposition at Prime Minister's Questions today was too much to face.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Aerospace and defence giant Rolls Royce has been awarded a $100m contract by the US Department of Defence.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Something of a mixed open expected for European markets today, with the Fed’s open market committee minutes out later on. They could shed some more light on the decision to lose the 6.5 per cent guidance threshold on unemployment.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
The world’s largest carmaker, Toyota,  is recalling 6.4m vehicles worldwide, owing to five separate issues, it said today.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
The culture secretary Maria Miller has resigned amid growing pressure over her expenses claims. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Miller said the ongoing dispute had "become a distraction from the vital work this government is doing."
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Asian markets are on the up after a more bullish day on Wall Street. A strengthening global economy and China's move away from a more restrictive credit policy all contributed to a rise in confidence.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
BRITISH technology shares were pummeled for a second day yesterday as waves of uncertainty surrounding the sector continued, despite a recovery across similar stocks in the US.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
THE BIGGEST banks in America are to be forced to hold billions of dollars of extra capital, after regulators introduced a tough new leverage ratio last night.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
SLOPPY changes to insurance rules could undermine the government’s effort to boost savings, industry leaders warned yesterday, as the City watchdog revealed details of its probe into a bungled announcement of a market investigation.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
AT SOME point over the next few years, the UK will have to decide once and for all what it wants
Wednesday 09 April 2014
FINANCIAL TIMES
Wednesday 09 April 2014
THE GROWTH outlook for the UK economy this year is now the best of the G7 nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) admitted yesterday, in a major reversal of its assessment last year.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
THE PRESSURE continued to mount for culture secretary Maria Miller to resign last night, after fresh calls from senior political figures in Westminster.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
A CONTROVERSIAL EU diktat that required telecoms firms to capture and store customer data for up to two years has been ruled invalid.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
THE UK could boost its GDP by £1.3bn if the country left the EU and negotiated a looser relationship with Brussels, according to the winner of a competition to design a “Brexit” plan.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
SCOTLAND’S economy would take a severe blow if it left the UK, as trade and business are reduced, economists warned today.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
ON MONDAY, investors panicked.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
THE FORMER owner of high street stalwarts Comet and MFI is weighing a bid for up to 137 UK bingo halls from Gala Coral, underscoring a sudden turnaround in fortunes for the unloved bingo sector.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
SHOP prices tumbled further in March, with the fastest deflation for more than seven years recorded by a major monthly report on the sector.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
DAVID Beckham is dipping his toe into the world of high-end whisky, teaming up with global drinks company Diageo to promote Haig Club, a single grain Scotch.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
GERMAN discounters Aldi and Lidl continue to expand their reach in the UK at the expense of the so-called “big four” chains, with Aldi increasing its market share by more than a third.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
BRITAIN’S four biggest supermarket groups all lost market share over the last three months to German discounters Aldi and Lidl, with Sainsbury’s  suffering the biggest drop in market share in ten years.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
LLOYDS is having trouble finding a non-executive director who can understand its ageing IT systems and bring the bank into the modern world, its former chairman Sir Win Bischoff said yesterday.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
BARCLAYS has accelerated its redress payments to small firms who were mis-sold interest rate swaps, official figures showed yesterday.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
FLOTATIONS on Europe’s stock markets in the first quarter of this year raised more money than floats in the same period of the last five years combined, PwC data showed today.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
THE TCHENGUIZ brothers will on Friday apply to bring in a criminal barrister to explore whether the Serious Fraud Office or Grant Thornton committed a criminal offence, following the disclosure of documents relating to their arrests three years ag
Wednesday 09 April 2014
ONE IN every four pounds of outstanding mortgage debt in Great Britain is tied to a house in London, figures out yesterday showed, in the latest sign of the capital’s dominance of the housing market.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
THE NEW Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, yesterday gained approval from the country’s parliament for a raft of tax cuts.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
THE BOSS of Eat has said it is on the road to recovery and that efforts to spruce up its estate are paying off despite falling to a loss last year.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
BREEDON Aggregates said yesterday that it would be interested in UK assets sold as part of the Lafarge Holcim merger.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
MODEL train maker Hornby has lost £200,000 from foreign exchange movements since January and expects to post a loss for the financial year.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
McColl’s posted strong sales yesterday and said it is pushing ahead with new store openings as it published its first update since listing on the London Stock Exchange last month.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Premier Foods said yesterday that it had completed the rights issue portion of its recent capital restructuring, with investors taking up 96 per cent of the shares offered.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Accounting group KPMG has teamed up with a company that helps smaller companies get paid more quickly. C2FO, an online marketplace for working capital, will spend three years working with KPMG to attract more British firms to its platform.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
CENTRAL and eastern European spirits producer Stock Spirits Group saw its biggest shareholder, Oaktree Capital Management, sell its 36.8 per cent stake in the firm yesterday.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
SAMSUNG Electronics, the subsidiary of Samsung behind its Galaxy smartphones, has warned of a four per cent drop in operating profit for the quarter to March, marking the second quarterly decline in a row.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
THE POLITICAL crisis in Ukraine took the gloss off miner Ferrexpo’s strong first-quarter production results yesterday.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
CHINESE regulators have finally approved Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia’s mobile phone business after a series of delays.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Daisy Group, the telecoms firm, said yesterday that revenues are in line with expectations for the year to March. Chief executive Matthew Riley said: “Our revenue mix continues to improve, further boosted by the acquisitions made during the year.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Communications firm Next Fifteen reported a confident outlook yesterday after its revenues rose six per cent to £49.3m during the six months to 31 January.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
Online gambling firm NetPlay TV could be hit by the government’s proposed new tax on remote gambling, the firm warned yesterday.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
InvestecInvestec Specialist Bank has expanded its growth and acquisition finance team with the appointment of Helen Lucas. She joins from Barclays, where she was a vice president in its debt finance origination team.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
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Wednesday 09 April 2014
THE UK’S blue chip share index hit a two-week low yesterday, with Sports Direct leading losses after a share sale by founder Mike Ashley and technicals pointing to a bearish market outlook in the near term.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
US STOCKS rose yesterday, snapping a three-day losing streak as investors bought beaten-down social media and internet shares.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
THE UK could boost its GDP by £1.3bn if the country left the EU and negotiated a looser relationship with Brussels, according to the winner of a competition to design a “Brexit” plan.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
Markets are closed in India today (due to a bank holiday celebrating Ram Navami) but the lull gives some respite to the incredible run Indian equities have enjoyed this year, caused in part by a popular trade many large City fund managers have tak
Tuesday 08 April 2014
Synthomer made the biggest losses on the FTSE 250 this morning, crashing nearly six per cent after a downgrade from JP Morgan. The shares have now slumped almost seven per cent.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
Today Microsoft drops update support for Windows XP, the incredibly popular operating system it launched nearly 12 years ago, meaning any future bugs or security flaws discovered will never be fixed...
Tuesday 08 April 2014
One in four Brits now owns a tablet with ownership rocketing by 63 per cent in the last year, according to the latest Internet Advertising Bureau Digital Adspend report, conducted by PwC.

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