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Friday 10 October 2014
International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde took aim at German policy makers yesterday, suggesting that the Eurozone’s biggest economy must use fiscal stimulus to stave off recession.
Friday 10 October 2014
STRIKE action due to go ahead next Tuesday was called off yesterday following talks between Transport for London, the RMT union and mediator Acas.
Friday 10 October 2014
CHALLENGER bank Aldermore, which is trying to raise around £75m in a stock market flotation, is in New York making a last-ditch attempt to raise the funds.
Friday 10 October 2014
A LEADING London MEP last night gave his backing to the newly-appointed EU commissioner for financial services, Lord Hill.
Friday 10 October 2014
Passengers entering the UK from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, all countries at high risk of Ebola, would be screened at the border, the government announced yesterday.   
Barclays
Friday 10 October 2014
Barclays is hiring more staff to advise small businesses and exporters, in a change to its plan to automate every service possible, City A.M. has learned.  
Friday 10 October 2014
The London Stock Ex­change yesterday fronted a new issues conference in Beijing to try to en­courage Chinese firms to list in London.
Friday 10 October 2014
Ukip members were last night jubilant but playing down poll predictions of a 30 per cent victory margin for Douglas Carswell in the Clacton by-election.
Friday 10 October 2014
SHARES in N Brown slumped 13 per cent yesterday after the company was forced to cut its full-year profit forecast just three weeks after saying it was on track to meet expectations.
Friday 10 October 2014
“It has been a year of heavy lifting,” N Brown’s chief executive Angela Spindler explained yesterday as she sought to allay fears over the retailer’s shock profit warning.
Friday 10 October 2014
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Friday 10 October 2014
Royal Mail revealed yesterday that it had set aside £18m to pay an out-of-court settlement with French competition authorities over an alleged breach of antitrust rules in the country.
Vince Cable
Friday 10 October 2014
The pressure on business secretary Vince Cable to admit that the government made a mistake pricing Royal Mail shares at 330p has been steadily building since the company floated a year ago.
Friday 10 October 2014
Recruitment giant Hays said yesterday that skill shortages were pushing up some white collar salaries as much as 10 per cent, despite sluggish wage growth across the economy as a whole.
Friday 10 October 2014
THE FORMER boss of collapsed bank Lehman Brothers is back in action, with reports yesterday in­dicating he was advising US firm OpenMatch Holdings in its bid to buy the National Stock Exchange.
Friday 10 October 2014
LONDON has topped a survey measuring attractiveness for innovation and business and a host of other metrics.
Friday 10 October 2014
BUSINESSES wanting to raise capital are increasingly looking to the London stock market, with the total funds raised from initial public offerings (IPOs) during the first nine months of 2014 reaching £13.4bn, according to research released today.
Friday 10 October 2014
Canary Wharf Group has reached a $350m (£217m) settlement with the liquidators of Lehman Brothers over rent owed after the collapse of the bank in 2008. Lehman Brothers rented 25 Bank Street in Canary Wharf, which is now owned by JP Morgan.
George Osborne
Friday 10 October 2014
George Osborne yesterday hired Stan­dard Chartered, HSBC and the Bank of China to find investors for the British government’s first ever Chinese-currency bond.  
Friday 10 October 2014
THE US labour market continues to show improvement with the number of new claims for jobless benefits falling last week, coming close to its lowest level for 14 years.
Friday 10 October 2014
FURTHER evidence has emerged that the housing market cooled down in August.
Friday 10 October 2014
Dame Colette Bowe was appointed yesterday to head the new Banking Standards Review Council (BSRC), a body which aims to promote and maintain good behaviour in finance.  
Friday 10 October 2014
OLD MUTUAL is set to raise $308m (£190m) from the initial sale of shares in its US asset management business, more than $20m less than it had hoped to raise in the offering.
Friday 10 October 2014
London-listed New Britain Palm Oil (NBPOL) saw its share price shoot up by almost 75 per cent yesterday after Malaysian company Sime Darby Plant­ation announced a £1.1bn (£682m) takeover bid.
Friday 10 October 2014
Private equity firm Apax took listed Dutch software group Exact private yesterday in a €730m (£574.6m) deal.
Friday 10 October 2014
PAYDAY lenders will have to sign up to price comparison websites to increase transparency and prove they are competing fairly, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) proposed yesterday.
Friday 10 October 2014
VALUE chain Poundworld was censured by the Advertising Standards Authority this week for failing to provide accurate pricing information – not Poundland, as initially reported by City A.M. on Thursday 9 October.
Friday 10 October 2014
THE NATIONAL Australia Bank yesterday set aside £420m to pay for payment protection insurance (PPI) compensation claims.
Nemir Kirdar
Friday 10 October 2014
Investcorp founder Nemir Kirdar will retire from the group next year after more than 30 years at the heart of the Bahrain-based group.
Myleene Klass
Friday 10 October 2014
Mothercare shareholders yesterday approved plans for a £100m rights issue to help fund another raft of store closures and revamps, as it steps up efforts to stem losses at its UK business.
Friday 10 October 2014
Spending on the plastic hit a record high this summer as Britons increasingly shopped with cards, not cash, figures released yesterday by the UK Cards Association revealed.
Friday 10 October 2014
Tourism provided a welcome boost to the UK economy over the last year with more than 10m overseas visitors opting for a British holiday.
Friday 10 October 2014
OIL AND gas operators may delay investing in North Sea operations until after the chancellor’s Autumn Statement, according to a new report from Deloitte.
Friday 10 October 2014
ROLLS-Royce has been selected to supply Norwegian with Trent 1000 engines for nine additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner planes and has been signed up for a maintenance and servicing contract worth $440m (£272m).
Friday 10 October 2014
UKRAINE’S government could begin to default on its debts if Russia calls in a $3bn (£1.86bn) loan made to the troubled state late last year, analysts at Moody’s warned yesterday.
Friday 10 October 2014
ITHACA Energy’s share price fell by almost seven per cent yesterday after a third-quarter trading update revealed that production had failed to meet the predicted level.
Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva Salgado
Friday 10 October 2014
One of the groups behind bailed out Portuguese lender Espirito Santo has filed for bankruptcy after it was denied protection from creditors.
Friday 10 October 2014
BRENT crude oil prices continued to slide yesterday, dipping below $91 a barrel for the first time since June 2012.
Friday 10 October 2014
EXPEDIA’S $615m (£380m) takeover of Australian online travel firm Wotif Group was passed with a thumping majority by shareholders yesterday.
Friday 10 October 2014
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Friday 10 October 2014
THE FTSE 100 yesterday hit its lowest level for a year after early gains fell away in a broad-based sell-off as investors became anxious about signs of serious weaken­ing in the Eurozone economy.
Friday 10 October 2014
THE DOW Jones industrial average yesterday plunged 334 points as falling energy stocks and worries about the global economy sent investors fleeing from the market. The blue-chip index rose 275 points the day before.
Arsene Wenger
Friday 10 October 2014
The Champions League is about to start living up to its name.  
Jeff Bezos
Thursday 09 October 2014
Amazon is entering a brave new world.   In an unusual move for an online company, the retail powerhouse is reportedly setting up a shop.  
FTSE 100
Thursday 09 October 2014
The FTSE 100 slid to its lowest close for a year today, with anxious investors scurrying to sell off stock due to geopolitical and Eurozone worries.  
Mario Draghi
Thursday 09 October 2014
Mario Draghi is determined to tackle low inflation in the Eurozone, and has called upon governments to also play their part in the fight against possible deflation.  
Apple logo on an iPad
Thursday 09 October 2014
Apple may only just have released the iPhone 6 into the wild but already Tim Cook is moving on to the next thing with a launch event next week.
Thursday 09 October 2014
World economic freedom has fallen and is well below its peak level of 6.92 in 2007, according to the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) report. The report examines the policies and institutions of 151 countries.
Bill Gross
Thursday 09 October 2014
Bill Gross left Pimco because there was no “reasonable way to continue there”, the so-called 'bond king' said today.  

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