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Mike Ashley
Thursday 11 September 2014
Mike Ashley is the least popular director at Sports Direct among shareholders, according to votes taken at the retailer's AGM held yesterday.   
Boris Johnson
Thursday 11 September 2014
After yesterday's painful Mumsnet web chat between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, Boris Johnson showed the r
US jobless workers
Thursday 11 September 2014
The dollar slid 0.28 per cent against the pound this afternoon after fresh data from the US showed August's disappointing non-farm payroll figure was more than just a blip.
Pro-Russian militants
Thursday 11 September 2014
Trade sanctions against Russia agreed by EU countries will come into force tomorrow, it was reported today.
John Lewis
Thursday 11 September 2014
Could an independent Scotland pay more than the rest of the UK for its groceries, clothing and white goods?  John Lewis Partnership chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield certainly seems to think so.   
NHS hospital
Thursday 11 September 2014
A new app designed by health informatics company Aridhia could save the NHS millions of pounds by cutting patient readmissions.  
Principal place
Thursday 11 September 2014
Tech giant Amazon announced this morning it has signed a deal to open a huge office just around the corner from Silicon Roundabout. The new office will provide space for more than 5,000 employees, it said.
Scottish independence
Thursday 11 September 2014
As the latest polls give breathing space to the Better Together campaign, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff has thrown his two cents into the Scottish independence debate. His remarks will make grim reading for the Yes camp.
Oscar Pistorius
Thursday 11 September 2014
Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of charges of premeditated murder and murder of Reeva Steenkamp, and will discover tomorrow morning if he is guilty of culpable manslaughter. 
Apple Watch
Thursday 11 September 2014
It might sound like a fiddly proposition, but games giant Electronic Arts (EA) has its eye on the Apple Watch as a potential new platform for its games.  
Scottish independence yes vote
Thursday 11 September 2014
With 18 September approaching fast, a major consideration for those with investments in Scottish companies and savings in Scottish banks is how their assets would be affected by a “yes” vote.  
Knightscope's K5
Thursday 11 September 2014
There has been a lot of talk lately about the likelihood of people's jobs being stolen by robots - at the beginning of this month, a report by Microsoft showed bankers' and analysts' jobs
Guns
Thursday 11 September 2014
It's been nearly two years since 20 children and six adults were killed during a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut, which prompted the US to once again debate its gun control laws. 
Next
Thursday 11 September 2014
Next has experienced “its strongest sales growth for many years”, the retailer said this morning as it reported total sales up 10.3 per cent while pre-tax profit jumped 19.3 per cent.  
Thursday 11 September 2014
Lord Jonathan Hill, the newly appointed EU financial services commissioner, is something of a political quiet man. His old friend and former colleague Lord Tim Bell calls Hill “one of those chaps who goes red in the face when he speaks”.
Morrisons
Thursday 11 September 2014
Shares in Morrisons opened 4.25 per cent higher this morning, even though results published today showed pre-tax profit plummeted by just under a third for the six months ended 3 August, as the company struggles to rise above a slowdown in the gro
Ocado
Thursday 11 September 2014
Ocado shares opened 8.5 per cent higher this morning after it reported a 22.5 per cent rise in gross sales for the 12 weeks to 10 August 2014.
RBS
Thursday 11 September 2014
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)  has confirmed it will re-domicile to England if the Scots vote to abandon the United Kingdom on 18 September. In a statement issued this morning RBS said:
Thursday 11 September 2014
Lloyds, Standard Life and the Clydesdale Bank are planning to quit Scotland and move their headquarters to London if voters back independence in next week’s referendum, the firms said yesterday.
Thursday 11 September 2014
SANTANDER’S chairman Emilio Botin died on Tuesday night, after almost three decades at the top of the Spanish banking giant.
Thursday 11 September 2014
LI KA-SHING, Asia’s richest man yesterday aims to become a force in the global aircraft leasing business after it was announced that as his flagship investment firm held talks with lessors on building up a portfolio of planes.
Thursday 11 September 2014
POLAND and Germany yesterday announced that Russia had cut their gas supply, with Warsaw saying it was down 20 per cent.
Thursday 11 September 2014
MICROBLOGGING site Twitter yesterday announced it planned to raise $1.3bn (£800m) to invest in acquisitions and expansion.
Thursday 11 September 2014
B&Q-owner Kingfisher is to replace Sir Ian Cheshire, its long-standing chief executive, with Véronique Laury, the head of its French DIY business.
Thursday 11 September 2014
Investors are more optimistic about British shares and housing than any other asset class – including emerging market stocks, a study by Lloyds showed today.
Thursday 11 September 2014
US REGULATORS yesterday imposed a total of $2.6m (£1.6m) in fines on 33 companies, corporate executives and major shareholders after they agreed to reach a settlement after being charged with not reporting transactions in company stock.
Thursday 11 September 2014
Emilio Botin, the patriarch and dealmaker whose vision transformed Banco Santander from a domestic lender to a global bank, grew to become one of the most powerful unelected people in Spain.
Thursday 11 September 2014
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has dealt David Cameron a reprieve yesterday by giving the financial services portfolio to Conservative peer Lord Jonathan Hill.
Thursday 11 September 2014
THE FRENCH government will miss its borrowing targets again this year, the state conceded yesterday. It now expects to run a deficit of 4.4 per cent of GDP, up from a previous pledge to borrow 3.8 per cent.
Thursday 11 September 2014
The boss of Britain’s largest housebuilder Barratt Developments warned yesterday that a shortage of skilled workers could prevent the country from delivering the homes needed to tackle housing crisis as the company reported a doubling of full-year
Thursday 11 September 2014
THE GLOBAL economy is still very weak and markets should not get over-excited just because the UK is performing strong, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned yesterday.
Thursday 11 September 2014
BANK of England policymakers disagreed yesterday over the chance of a rise in wages over the coming months. Martin Weale told MPs he voted for an interest rate rise last month because indicators suggest wages will rise soon.
Thursday 11 September 2014
BANK OF THE YEAR This year may be remembered as the year the banking sector started to fight back against the regulators after years in the doldrums post the financial crisis.
Thursday 11 September 2014
FOOTBALL giant Manchester United saw its revenues rise to a record level in 2014, but poor results on the pitch are likely to cut earnings by nearly £50m in 2015, the club warned yesterday.
Thursday 11 September 2014
Veronique Laury set to become only one of five female FTSE 100 chief executives
Thursday 11 September 2014
KINGFISHER chief executive Sir Ian Cheshire announced yesterday he was to leave after seven years at the helm, having doubled pre-tax profits at the DIY chain and helped to steer it out of the recession.
Thursday 11 September 2014
If you are a regular traveller on the 16:46 from Lon­don Euston to Crewe and are wondering why you never get a seat, it’s because you are on the most crowded train service in Britain.
Thursday 11 September 2014
MTV-OWNER Viacom has completed its £450m takeover of Channel 5, ending the auction process of the UK broadcaster which began last year.
Thursday 11 September 2014
LONDON Stock Exchange share­holders yesterday backed its biggest ever acquisition after voting through the £1.6bn acquisition of Russell Investments.
Thursday 11 September 2014
SHARES in British Sky Broadcasting fell slightly in trading yesterday after it priced £3.25bn of euro- and US dollar-denominated bonds to help it buy Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland.
Thursday 11 September 2014
SPORTS retailer Sports Direct yesterday reported rising sales and profit for the last three months, despite a soft patch during England’s poor World Cup run.
Thursday 11 September 2014
YESTERDAY’S desperate round of campaigning in Scotland by the main Westminster party leaders might have offered a boost – but not to those they wanted to vote No to independence.
Thursday 11 September 2014
British pub and breweries group Greene King announced yesterday that it expected sales in its core managed division to improve over the remainder of the year, after a disappointing 0.4 per cent growth in the first quarter due to the impact of Engl
Thursday 11 September 2014
US DISCOUNTER Dollar General yesterday went hostile in its $9.1bn (£5.64bn) bid for rival Family Dollar, making a direct approach to its shareholders after twice being shunned.
Thursday 11 September 2014
Cost cutting at chocolate maker Thorntons helped it report a 60 per cent rise in annual pre-tax profit. Pre-tax profits for the year to 28 June rose to £7.5m, compared with £4.7m last year.
Thursday 11 September 2014
DOUGHNUT retailer Krispy Kreme yesterday reported that its quarterly earnings rose 22 per cent as it posted stronger revenue, driven by sales at locations open more than 18 months.
Thursday 11 September 2014
A fall in both house sales and mortgage approvals in August has backed growing evidence that the booming property market is at last slowing.
Thursday 11 September 2014
Skanska has been chosen as preferred bidder to redevelop the Battersea Power Station building, it emerged yesterday, in a major coup for the Swedish construction firm.
Thursday 11 September 2014
WINKWORTH has revealed a strong increase in sales in the last half year as the UK property market soared.
Thursday 11 September 2014
German venture capital firm and startup incubator Rocket Internet yesterday unveiled plans for a stock market listing in Germany that could value the company behind dozens of online start-ups at €5bn (£4bn), riding a wave of e-commerce flotations.

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