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Richard Branson
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Entitled "why we are letting Virgin staff take as much holiday as they want" a Richard Branson blog post is making waves.
Vladimir Putin
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned Ukraine that its access to Russian markets could be hampered if it goes ahead with a planned trade agreement with the EU.
Ann Summers
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Is there no such thing as bad publicity? If your brand carries the same name as an extremist terrorist outfit you might feel differently.   
Unhappy woman worker
Wednesday 24 September 2014
If you're planning on pulling a late one tonight, you might want to think again - because today is national Go Home On Time Day.   
Anfield
Wednesday 24 September 2014
After being given the go-ahead to expand Anfield by 9,000 seats, only Manchester United and Arsenal will be literally "bigger" than Liverpool in the 2016-17 season.  
Taj Mahal
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Twitter was flooded by tweets ending with the hashtag #MuslimApologies this morning. Across the nation, Muslims were apologising for all sorts of things - both to do with their religion and, well, not related at all.  
Uber
Wednesday 24 September 2014
London cabbies are set to wreak traffic havoc across central London as they prepare to protest against illegal minicabs.
Nicola Sturgeon in front of Scotland sign
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s deputy first minister, has launched a bid to become the next leader of the Scottish National Party following the resignation of Alex Salmond.
Achilleas Kallakis
Wednesday 24 September 2014
A man convicted of perpetrating fraud totalling more than £760m has been ordered to pay back just £3.25m within six months or face seven years in prison.   
tesco signange and grey clouds
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The UK’s accounting regulator is keeping an eye on Tesco’s investigation into accounting errors which has caused more than £2bn to be wiped off its shares in the past two days.
Bill Gross
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Pimco, the world's largest bond firm, confirmed overnight that the US' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating the way it reports the returns on one of its exchange-traded funds.
Ed Miliband
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Ed Miliband's post-political career is unlikely to be in acting. Reciting his Labour party conference speech from memory, he ended up forgetting to say the most crucial parts.  
Public debt graph
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Figures published by the Office for National (ONS) Statistics today showed public sector borrowing has risen again - this time to £32.4bn between April and July, up from £23bn during the same period last year.
Car traffic jam
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Insurers are facing sweeping changes to the way car insurance is sold after a two-year investigation by the competition watchdog.
Transavia
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Air France has decided not to expand its Transavia low-cost airline, French transport secretary Alain Vidalies announced this morning - but the news has failed to bring down the company's share price.  
Taxi protest
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Central London is set to suffer severe traffic disruption as thousands of cabbies prepare to protest around Trafalgar and Parliament Square.
Routemaster busses lined up
Wednesday 24 September 2014
London’s famous Routemaster bus is being celebrated in the form of a Google doodle after 60 years as an icon of the capital.
Tube
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The first 24-hour London Underground services will run on 12 September next year, Boris Johnson confirmed today. 
Ed Miliband
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Labour leader Ed Miliband yesterday unveiled controversial plans to force the City to pick up the bill for extra spending on the NHS if his party won next year’s election  
Sir Mike Rake
Wednesday 24 September 2014
RAC, the roadside recovery group that has been preparing itself for a £2bn flotation in London, is un­der­stood to be in takeover talks with GIC, the Singapore sovereign wealth fund.
George Osborne
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The UK government had to borrow £11.6bn in August as it failed to slash the budget deficit, putting chancellor George Osborne’s borrowing targets for the year at risk.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
PRESIDENT Obama yesterday gave the strongest indication yet that he wants the UK to commit to air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, warning the responsibility for military action is not “America’s fight alone”.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
PUB AND brewing giant Greene King confirmed it has made a £700m takeover offer for the 1,200 pub chain Spirit Pubs.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Royal Bank of Scotland was forced to scale back the price of its jumbo listing of Citizens Financial Group in the US last night, pricing shares at $21.50 each.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
TESCO has rushed in its new finance director Alan Stewart to start two months earlier than planned after a £250m profit error and new industry data yesterday showing a slide in quarterly sales plunged the retailer into further turmoil.
The City
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The strength of the sterling has made London the world’s most expensive city for companies to locate staff, overtaking Hong Kong which has held the record for five years in a row.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
BRITISH Sugar yesterday avoided a watchdog investigation into its market practices,after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed it would not look into a complaint by a rival that it was abusing its dominant position in the market.
Andrew Bailey
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Britain is standing up to the US on record breaking fines for banks, Bank of England regulator Andrew Bailey revealed yesterday.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
BARCLAYS was fined nearly £38m yesterday for putting £16.5bn of clients’ assets at risk, City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced yesterday.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
MOTORING group AA yesterday revealed a large dent in its profits from finance costs related to its stock market listing in June.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
BABY goods retailer Mothercare is raising £100m from shareholders to pay for store closures, revamp its business and pay off debt. Shares fell 1.7 per cent to 244p yesterday on the news.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
When father-of-five Bob Mackenzie isn’t using his spare time to watch his children’s various sporting fixtures, he likes to relax with a fly-fishing rod.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
LUXURY shoe brand Jimmy Choo is hoping its fortunes will take a step up as it announced plans yesterday to float on the London Stock Exchange next month.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
The autumn stock market listing season is building up after Miller Homes yesterday announced plans to seek entry to the London Stock Exchange in the next few months.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
THE BOOM in mortgage lending ground to a halt in August as lending volumes slumped to a 12-month low, industry data showed yesterday. A total of 41,588 loans were given out last month, according to the British Bankers’ Association.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
CHINA got some positive news yesterday after figures released beat expectations of a worrying August performance.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
THE EUROZONE is on the brink of another economic dip and France may have fallen into recession, influential survey data showed yesterday.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
LIVERPOOL FC scored a winning goal yesterday after plans to expand its iconic Anfield stadium were given the go-ahead by the city council’s planning committee.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
SCOTTISH drinks maker AG Barr, whose brands include Irn-Bru and Rubicon, has signed an exclusive 10-year deal with Dr Pepper Snapple to sell Snapple in the UK and across Europe from January.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
SHARES in Tate & Lyle plunged to a three-year low yesterday after the food ingredients group warned that supply chain issues in the US and fierce competition in the sweetener market meant full-year profits would be lower than expected.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
THE EUROPEAN Union antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia put Google back in the hotseat yesterday by reversing his position from February that the search giant would avoid fines after it agreed to make concessions on how it displayed competitors’ links
Wednesday 24 September 2014
PRIVATE EQUITY MANAGER of the year Private equity groups have feasted on fresh opportunities thrown up by ongoing financial trends this year, from the rise of China’s market economy to the dissipation of traditional bank lending.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
PANMURE Gordon’s shares soared yesterday as the stockbroker and investment bank reported its first strong set of profits after a major turnaround.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
THE BROKERAGES industry, particularly at the small- and mid-cap end of the market, is widely thought to be ripe for consolidation. Oriel Securities, for example, was snapped up by US firm Stifel Financial earlier this year.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
A SURGE in specialist lending and stock market activity yesterday saw British financial services company Close Brothers announce an increase in operating profits by 20 per cent in the past year to £201m.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Thomson Snell & Passmore
Wednesday 24 September 2014
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Wednesday 24 September 2014
THE FTSE 100 took a tumble yesterday as pharma shares were hit by overnight news that the US had announced new rules to reduce the benefits available to its companies buying overseas businesses for tax reasons.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
US SHARES fell yesterday, with consumer staples leading the S&P 500 down to its third straight daily loss, as investors grew concerned about the pace of global economic growth.
The Shard
Wednesday 24 September 2014
If you want to rent an office in one of the City's trendy skyscrapers, it's going to cost you.

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