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Oil refinery
Monday 08 September 2014
A raft of weak figures from major oil consuming nations pushed the price of North Sea Brent Crude to below $100 a barrel this morning for the first time since June last year.
George Osborne
Monday 08 September 2014
In a last-ditch attempt to woo swing voters, George Osborne has hinted Westminster will offer Scotland greater powers over taxes and spending if those going to the polls next week vote to keep the union intact.   
BP
Monday 08 September 2014
BP's share price fell to 462p this morning, despite news the UK government is planning to intervene in the US' attempt to order huge payouts for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  
Primark
Monday 08 September 2014
Associated British Foods (ABF) went on the offensive in a trading update this morning, saying it expects strong Primark sales to contribute to an increase in adjusted earnings per share for the year ending September 13 - but that wasn't enough to
London homes
Monday 08 September 2014
House prices grew just three per cent in the three months to August, down from 3.5 per cent in July, figures published this morning showed - another sign of cooling market conditions.
Electrolux
Monday 08 September 2014
Electrolux has agreed to buy General Electric's (GE) appliance business for $3.3bn (£2.04bn) in what would be the biggest deal in the Swedish company's history.
Derrick Coleman
Monday 08 September 2014
While the Premier League takes a break this weekend, another "football" league has got underway.
Monday 08 September 2014
Westminster’s political heavyweights pressed the panic button last night in the race to keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom, spurred into action by a shock poll showing the campaign for independence edging ahead for the first time.
Monday 08 September 2014
Rail fare increases will be capped at 2.5 per cent for 2015 in a bid to help hard-pressed commuters, the government has announced.
Monday 08 September 2014
City firms are on an employment drive as the economic recovery takes hold, according to recruiters Morgan McKinley. Growing demand for staff means finance businesses are paying higher salaries to attract the best workers.
Monday 08 September 2014
City A.M. is continuing to extend its reach, adding 30 new stations to its distribution network in and around the capital. From today we welcome on board new commuters to the west and north east of London.
Monday 08 September 2014
The European Union’s chief financial services officer pledged last night to stop banks from sidestepping the bloc’s cap on bonuses.
Monday 08 September 2014
The future may be looking dark for Virgin’s UK airline Little Red, as the new carrier faces the prospect of a possible closure only a year and a half after its launch.  
Monday 08 September 2014
Britain's five biggest banks have spent £31bn compensating customers for mis-selling and other bad behaviour over the past three years, KPMG analysts said today.
Monday 08 September 2014
An independent Scotland could face a fiscal crisis at the moment of its birth, economists warned today, just 10 days ahead of the referendum.
Monday 08 September 2014
The Liberal Democrats will today launch their pre-manifesto with a policy of subsidised bus passes for 16-21 year olds in England if the party is elected next May.
Monday 08 September 2014
BEHIND the scenes, MPs are already calling for David Cameron’s head if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom later this month.
Monday 08 September 2014
All options are being considered at struggling high street mobile retailer Phones 4U after the firm was dropped by its key partner Vodafone in favour of a deeper contract with rival retailer Carphone Warehouse.
Monday 08 September 2014
Hobbs’ trendy NW3 fashion line is to disappear by the end of the year as part of chairman Phil Wrigley’s turnaround plan for the loss-making group.
Monday 08 September 2014
Online luxury group Net-A-Porter enjoyed a 23 per cent rise in sales last year thanks to growth across its three websites, despite the business remaining in the red.
Monday 08 September 2014
Confidence appears to be booming among UK firms, with businesses planning to increase investment budgets over the next year.
Giant Louis Vuitton suitcase
Monday 08 September 2014
Household spending was up in August compared to 2013’s figure, as the economic recovery continues to grow, industry data showed today.
Monday 08 September 2014
"Polling is powerful stuff," YouGov’s resident political expert Anthony Wells explains. “Any poll is a snapshot, but they are sort of self-fulfilling.
Monday 08 September 2014
The Co-operative has kicked off its search for a new chair by appointing City headhunters Odgers Berndtson to grill potential applicants for the high profile role.
Monday 08 September 2014
NISA Retail, the independent shop supplier, saw its turnover jump 10 per cent to £1.6bn during the year to March, with profits rising to £5.3m.
Monday 08 September 2014
ALIBABA, the Chinese e-commerce giant that sells more than Amazon and Ebay combined and is seeking to raise over $21bn (£12.8bn) in its float this month, will pay some of the highest legal fees for a US listing, six times what Facebook paid two ye
Monday 08 September 2014
THE BBC’S commercial arm has signed a deal with Singapore-based Popular Holdings to roll out a chain of CBeebies-branded English-language schools across China.
Monday 08 September 2014
RAKUTEN, the Japanese e-commerce giant and owner of messaging app Viber and Play.com, is in the final stage of talks to buy US cashback shopping service Ebates in an estimated ¥100bn (£581.8m) transaction.
Monday 08 September 2014
I have great pleasure in introducing the first of our shortlists for the annual City A.M. awards.
Monday 08 September 2014
TOMORROW: ACCOUNTANCY FIRM OF THE YEAR
Monday 08 September 2014
A MAJOR deal looks to be on the cards for PHS Group, the large UK hygiene and office services company, as it seeks to cut its massive debts of nearly £1bn in return for handing over ownership to a set of its lenders.
Monday 08 September 2014
LMAX Exchange, the provider of an exchange-based currency trading platform, has been named Britain’s fastest-growing private technology company by Fast Track, after its annual sales rose 307.8 per cent over the past three years to £18.37m last yea
Monday 08 September 2014
BETFAIR co-founder Ed Wray and private equity veteran Jon Moulton are among a handful of investors to back a £1.25m investment into a new property investment website.
Monday 08 September 2014
HALF of low-paid workers are now saving adequately for their retirement, according to Scottish Widows, as the auto-enrolment pensions scheme has pushed them into saving.
Monday 08 September 2014
Standard Chartered
Monday 08 September 2014
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Monday 08 September 2014
THE NEWLY-MERGED Dixons Carphone will report its maiden quarterly results tomorrow in a week containing a flurry of updates for retailers.
Monday 08 September 2014
RETAIL sales figures are the most keenly-awaited data this week. The Commerce Department is expected to report on Friday that they increased 0.6 per cent in August, driven by robust automobile sales, after being flat in July.
Ryanair plane
Sunday 07 September 2014
Ryanair isn’t keeping costs low when it comes to buying planes. The budget airline is said to be close to finalising a potential $10bn (£6bn) deal with Boeing for around 100 of its new 737 Max jetliners.
Apple store logo
Sunday 07 September 2014
Ahead of Tuesday’s big launch event- said to be the unveiling of the latest iPhone 6 according to, well, everyone- Apple’s rising share price was derailed this week, as was its well-orchestrated hype-machine.
Obama
Sunday 07 September 2014
On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama will outline his strategy for targeting Islamic State (IS) - the extremist group currently taking over large parts of Syria and northern Iraq.   
Train ticket machines
Sunday 07 September 2014
Good news for commuters.
Market in China
Sunday 07 September 2014
Ten years from now, China will have overtaken the US as the world's largest economy. 
City Skyline
Sunday 07 September 2014
The UK's challenge to the European Union's bonus cap plan will be heard in the European Court of Justice tomorrow. This will be the final stage in the case opened by the UK Treasury last September.  
Sunday 07 September 2014
Later today, an asteroid called 2014 RC will pass by the Earth, flying 25,000 miles over New Zealand as it makes its way through space.   
Alex Salmond
Sunday 07 September 2014
It's the moment Scotland's Yes campaigners have been waiting for – the polls suggest that an independent Scotland is as likely as a continued union with the rest of the UK, if not more so.  
Lewis Baker
Saturday 06 September 2014
Chelsea have picked five players with just one first-team appearance between them as part of their Champions League squad, in order to comply with Uefa regulation.  
Petro Poroshenko
Saturday 06 September 2014
Russia says "there will undoubtedly be a reaction" to any new sanctions imposed by the EU.
Alibaba
Saturday 06 September 2014
Alibaba expects to raise $24.3bn when it lists on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) later this month.
Nike
Friday 05 September 2014
Nike and Apple were the two most counterfeited brands in the world last year, according to the latest illicit trade report from the World Customs Organisation (WCO).

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