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Monday 17 November 2014
WOMEN made up just seven per cent of appointments to the boards of Aim-listed companies during the past three years, according to a report from executive recruitment firm Norman Broadbent.
Monday 17 November 2014
Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane will today invoke doves and tigers as he warns that expectations of very low inflation in Britain could become entrenched. Haldane likened controlling inflation to taming a tiger.
Monday 17 November 2014
City investors will be given better access to the world’s second largest equity market today when China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange launches a landmark tie-up with its Hong Kong counterpart.
Monday 17 November 2014
Businesses and unions are digging in for an election-year battle over zero-hour contracts and what they mean for workers
Monday 17 November 2014
The film had its world premier on Wednesday. Some 8m people have already tuned in to see it and it has split critics down the middle, being described as “a masterpiece”, “grim”, “epic”, and “disrespectful”.
Monday 17 November 2014
Retailers were dealt a double blow in October as fewer people headed for the high street and the number of empty shops increased.
Monday 17 November 2014
Insurance giant Legal & General (L&G) has teamed up with private equity firm Patron Capital to invest in social real estate projects as the pair seek to tap into long-term opportunities in the UK housing sector.
Monday 17 November 2014
Soaring rent rises will leave nearly 6m private renters in poverty by 2040, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
Monday 17 November 2014
The average price of a residential London property has risen above £600,000 for the first time but signs of cooling are evident.
Monday 17 November 2014
GLOBAL dividends reached $288.1bn (£184bn) – a record for the third quarter, according to the latest Henderson Global Dividend Index (HGDI)
Monday 17 November 2014
Aerospace services company Strat Aero begins trading on Aim today, following a placing of 8,125,000 shares to raise £650,000.
Monday 17 November 2014
CABOT Square Capital, the specialist financial services private equity investor, has bought car finance provider Blue Motor Finance, the private equity firm told City A.M. yesterday.
Monday 17 November 2014
Britain is great when it comes to helping tech startups, but we lag behind many countries when it comes to scaling-up these comp­anies to reach their full potential, a report will reveal.  
Monday 17 November 2014
Insurers are failing UK Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), according to a new report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report indicated that over one third of UK SMEs were unaware of who their insurer was.
Monday 17 November 2014
Ares Management, a Los Angeles-based alternative asset manager, is in negotiations to buy the British paint manufacturer Farrow & Ball in a deal worth up to £300m, it was revealed yesterday.
Monday 17 November 2014
Nigeria's finance minister yesterday proposed lowering the assumed benchmark oil price for the country’s 2015 budget to $73 per barrel from the $78 proposed in September, due to the recent sharp fall in global crude prices.
Monday 17 November 2014
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Brookfield Property Partners are close to tabling a higher takeover bid for Canary Wharf Group’s parent company, Songbird Estates, after their earlier £2.2bn offer was rejected.
Monday 17 November 2014
New Scotland Yard, the home of the Metropolitan Police, has been sold for over £250m in a deal that could see the site turned into a £1bn residential scheme.
Monday 17 November 2014
Big four accountancy firm Deloitte today announced it had started a £25m internal investment fund to allow its employees to create their own startup businesses.
Monday 17 November 2014
Insurance services firm Quindell has declined to comment on investor speculation that the company is seeking a cash injection in order to carry out a management buyout (MBO).
Monday 17 November 2014
A fight for control of a major American oil field services company appears to be brewing, as Baker Hughes has disclosed that its larger rival Halliburton has threatened to replace its entire board.
Monday 17 November 2014
London-based investment fund B&B Investment Partners yesterday announced the acquisition of PhD Nutrition, a leading producer of protein powder and nutrition bars.
Monday 17 November 2014
A GROUP of industrial companies has called on the Chancellor George Osborne to overhaul the business rates tax or risk making the UK an unattractive destination for investment.
Monday 17 November 2014
British companies are considering turning to ex-hackers in a bid to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals, according to latest research released today by KPMG.
Monday 17 November 2014
The number of active firms in the UK has broken through the 3m level for the first time, as a surge in entrepreneurship takes hold, according to Barclays and the Business Growth Fund (BGF).
Monday 17 November 2014
Britain's manufacturers are being propped up by strong domestic demand, as orders from the troubled Eurozone drop sharply, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said today.
Monday 17 November 2014
Demand for web designers and programmers is rising rapidly as firms invest in the UK’s “app economy”.
Monday 17 November 2014
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Monday 17 November 2014
Inflation figures released today are likely to show that price rises, as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI), remained far below the Bank of England’s two per cent “target” in October.
Monday 17 November 2014
ANALYSTS will get another glimpse at the US economy’s vital signs next week, as they sift through housing reports and a steady stream of key retail earnings announcements.
RBS
Sunday 16 November 2014
Royal Bank of Scotland will this week be asked to fork out an eight-figure fine for its 2012 IT failures, according to reports.  
Midge Ure and Bob Geldof
Sunday 16 November 2014
Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are putting the Band (Aid) back together. 30 years after they first gathered music superstars together to raise money for famine-hit Africa, they are recreating that success to help fund the fight against Ebola.
McDonald's
Sunday 16 November 2014
How to get children hooked on healthy food?   McDonald’s attempted to solve that conundrum by making it taste like unhealthy food.  
John Major on Andrew Marr
Sunday 16 November 2014
Sir John Major has said that Britain would not close its doors to immigrants, but a short term influx of migrants from EU countries in recession needed to be addressed.
US and EU flags
Sunday 16 November 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed successful talks between countries of the EU and the US to speed up trade deal negotiations at the G20 summit.
David Cameron at the G20 confernece
Sunday 16 November 2014
Countries of the G20 have pledged to grow their economies by 2.1 per cent by 2018, adding $2 trillion (£1.25 trillion) to the global economy.
Ed Miliband
Saturday 15 November 2014
Sports Direct has dismissed negative comments made by Labour leader Ed Miliband about its employment contracts.  
Vladimir Putin
Saturday 15 November 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to wave goodbye to his fellow G20 summit attendees a day early, after they criticised Russia's involvement in Ukraine and threatened to impose more sanctions on Moscow.   
Alex Salmond
Saturday 15 November 2014
During his final speech as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Alex Salmond said Scotland “will become an independent nation”, indicating that the country may seek to hold another referendum.  
Canary Wharf
Saturday 15 November 2014
Five of Britain's biggest banks are preparing to take back millions of dollars worth of traders' bonuses, in an attempt to make reparations for their involvement in the Forex rigging scandal.  
Virgin America
Saturday 15 November 2014
Shares in Virgin America rose by over 30 per cent during its market debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange yesterday.   
Coffee
Friday 14 November 2014
For years, it has been ground into us by health experts that coffee is bad for our health.    But it turns out that the drink could actually help fend off certain diseases, as long as it's consumed in moderation. 
Sainsbury's
Friday 14 November 2014
1. Sainsbury's has stolen the Christmas ad crown from John Lewis. Maybe.
George Osborne
Friday 14 November 2014
We had a go at suggesting a few ways George Osborne could spend the £1.1bn windfall from the fine the Financial Conduct Authority slapped on five banks for the parts they played in the forex scandal, and now it's the turn of campaigning organisa
Winter flood
Friday 14 November 2014
Eleven months ago, Britain experienced its wettest winter in 250 years.   
Vladimir Putin
Friday 14 November 2014
An interesting viewpoint from Bloomberg this afternoon, whose chart of the day shows how Apple is now bigger than the whole of the Russian s
Oyster card swiping at barrier
Friday 14 November 2014
The number of journeys made on London transport using contactless payment has hit 12 million since it was first introduced on the capital’s network of tubes, trains and buses..
Swedish search
Friday 14 November 2014
Sweden says it has proof a foreign submarine entered its waters last month, prompting Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven to increase the country's border defenses and military arsenal.  
Friday 14 November 2014
  Royal Court | ★★★☆☆  

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