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Monday 15 December 2014
Britain's FTSE 100 closed down again today taking the index to its lowest level this year, as crumbling oil prices and fresh concerns about Russia's economy scared investors.
Monday 15 December 2014
Dutch regulators have threatened to whack Google with a €15m fine, after it failed to overhaul the company's privacy policy despite a Dutch regulator finding to to be illegal last year.
Monday 15 December 2014
Three people have died including the 50-year old hostage taker and four were injured after police stormed Lindt chocolate cafe in Sydney's central business district following a 16-hour siege, New South Wales police said at a press conference.
Thames Water Christmas message
Monday 15 December 2014
If you're the sort of person for whom jolly Christmas songs can all get a bit sickly then Thames Water might just have the festive message for you.   
BT
Monday 15 December 2014
Mobile operators EE and O2 will this week learn whether they have won the billions of British Telecom (BT) in a takeover deal.  
Tube
Monday 15 December 2014
Figures out today show that while passenger numbers keep on growing, our satisfaction with London Underground has increased, while delays keep on dropping.  Can this be the London Underground we know and love?  
Alibaba IPO
Monday 15 December 2014
The year is drawing to an end so it's time to take a look back at 2014 in pictures.  
Monday 15 December 2014
BT has confirmed that it has entered into exclusive talks with mobile operator EE, which has seemingly beaten its rival O2 to the £12.5bn takeover deal.
Financial Conduct Authority
Monday 15 December 2014
Former Blackrock managing director Jonathan Burrows - who was today banned from working in the regulated financial industry - has said the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has "more profound wrongdoing than mine" to deal with. 
Monday 15 December 2014
Improving economic sentiment lifted sales at Carpet right and its shares have soared by more than 12 per cent today. 
Monday 15 December 2014
France has said it will ban one of the services offered by controversial taxi app Uber from early next year, the same day as Paris' cabbies have staged a mass protest against the ride-sharing service. 
city of london
Monday 15 December 2014
The government faces an uphill struggle to meet diversity targets in FTSE 100 boardrooms after research revealed that 69 per cent of FTSE 100 companies are run by all-white executive teams.
Chris Ronnie
Monday 15 December 2014
JJB Sports' former chief executive Chris Ronnie has been handed a four-year jail sentence for fraud.   
Champions League
Monday 15 December 2014
Arsene Wenger will head back to his old stomping ground Monaco next year, after Arsenal drew the French side for the Champions League last 16.  
Strictly
Monday 15 December 2014
It was a night of heavyweight TV shows, but is some of the sparkle coming off the ITV's long-time banker The X Factor?  
Fawaz
Monday 15 December 2014
Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers have been hit with transfer restrictions for the rest of the season.  
Train tickets
Monday 15 December 2014
Blackrock managing director and serial train fare-dodger Jonathan Burrows has been banned from performing “any function in relation to any regulated activities” by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).   
Uber
Monday 15 December 2014
Taxi firm Uber is offering customers in Sydney free rides out of the city’s central business district, where at least one gunman is currently holding a group of people hostage in a cafe.  
Barratt
Monday 15 December 2014
Some of the UK's biggest property developers have signed up to a new government scheme designed to help first-time buyers get a foot on the ladder.   
Monday 15 December 2014
The housing market in the UK cooled by its highest amount (in pounds) on record, according to data from Rightmove.
Ally McCoist
Monday 15 December 2014
Rangers Football Club has confirmed to potential investors that manager Ally McCoist has resigned and is serving 12 months' notice.  
Monday 15 December 2014
This weekend the night sky was lit up by a meteor show of up to 100 shooting stars an hour.
Rightmove
Monday 15 December 2014
The fall in house prices in England is accelerating, with prices in some regions falling by five digits. The national drop of almost £9,000 (to £258,424) is the largest ever when measured in pounds, according to new data from Rightmove.
Monday 15 December 2014
  Businesses hit by a glitch on Amazon's website have clubbed together to recruit a lawyer to try to recoup their losses and stave off bankruptcy.  
Monday 15 December 2014
UK investor BC Partners last night beat larger US rivals to clinch the world's biggest private equity takeover this year, striking a $8.7bn (£5.5bn) deal to land pet retailer PetSmart.
Monday 15 December 2014
JAPAN Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to call a snap election paid off yesterday as his party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), claimed a landslide victory.
Monday 15 December 2014
A SENIOR French official yesterday said the government was committed to pushing through reforms to modernise the economy, despite protests.
Monday 15 December 2014
Britain's biggest nine bank account providers today promised to give better access to adults who did not have a current account.
Monday 15 December 2014
Oil prices could fall as low as $40 a barrel and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) will still refuse to cut production, according to United Arab Emirates’ energy minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei.
Monday 15 December 2014
Business secretary Vince Cable has accused the UK’s National Air Traffic Service (Nats) of “skimping on large-scale investment” after an IT glitch led to widespread disruption across UK airports.
Monday 15 December 2014
THEY ARE a sight that children dream of seeing, with a sleigh in tow, on Christmas Eve. But Britain’s only reindeer herd can usually be found in The Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, where Danny Alexander was once press officer.
Monday 15 December 2014
Boris Johnson risks a hefty fine or even a spell in jail if he fails to pay American capital gains tax on a London property he sold in 2009, a leading US tax specialist has told City A.M..
Monday 15 December 2014
David Cameron will today launch a starter home scheme for first-time buyers, offering a 20 per cent discount on newly-built properties.
Monday 15 December 2014
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has moved its London headquarters from Mayfair to Canary Wharf as the Docklands continues to develop as a rival tech hub to Old Street.
Monday 15 December 2014
BT IS expected today to reveal the outcome of takeover talks with O2 and EE, as it looks to buy one of the mobile groups for around £10bn.
Monday 15 December 2014
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy drew a clear dividing line between his party leadership in London and north of the border yesterday, claiming that he would not run policies by Ed Miliband first.
Monday 15 December 2014
Labour will today announce plans to make it illegal for employers to pay foreign workers less than their UK counterparts.
Monday 15 December 2014
If you happen to stroll down to Threadneedle Street in the early hours of tomorrow morning and find a hive of activity do not be alarmed – it’s just the start of the Bank of England’s inaugural stress tests results.
Monday 15 December 2014
COMPETITION for talent in the City job market is intensifying, a new set of survey data shows.
Monday 15 December 2014
PROSPECTIVE London home buyers are set to benefit as price growth slows over Christmas and could remain subdued throughout 2015.
Monday 15 December 2014
THREE hedge funds – Alchemy Special Opportunities, Angelo Gordon and Avenue Capital – have acquired British housebuilder Avant Homes from owner Lloyds for £175m, it emerged yesterday.
Monday 15 December 2014
RED TAPE has cost British firms an extra £3.1bn over the course of this parliament, despite government plans to slash the cost of regulation, think tank Reform said today.
Monday 15 December 2014
ACCOUNTANTS are set to receive their largest bonuses in four years, a specialist recruiter has said today.
Monday 15 December 2014
ONLY one quarter of UK citizens trust the government to manage the public finances, according to survey data released today by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and consultants Price­water­houseCoopers.
Monday 15 December 2014
Discount supermarkets, such as of Lidl and Aldi, are on track to be the clear winners in the lead up to Christmas with year-to-date spend growth of 31 per cent.
Monday 15 December 2014
Snow and rain across the north of Britain last week, the so-called weather bomb, took its toll on retail footfall as the number of shoppers heading to stores fell by 2.2 per cent.
Monday 15 December 2014
The government yesterday pledged to improve services for people seeking tax advice, after a survey found almost 30 per cent of calls to two helplines were cut off.
Monday 15 December 2014
A BOOM in smokehouses and barbecues are among the restaurant predictions for 2015, according to advisory firm BDO.
Monday 15 December 2014
UNITED Nations member states yesterday agreed on how to tackle climate change, after slow negotiations at the Lima Call for Climate Action ran almost two days over time.

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