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Friday newspaper round-up: Big Six, UK deflation, Heathrow plans...

Friday newspaper round-up: Big Six, UK deflation, Heathrow plans...

Fri, 30 January 2015

Energy firms will boost their profits by £37 per household in 2015 due to the decrease in gas prices, new data has revealed in a further push for the Big Six to slash bills. The Telegraph wrote that d... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Mark Carney, McDonald's...

Thursday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Mark Carney, McDonald's...

Thu, 29 January 2015

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis revealed the names of 43 Tesco stores that will be closed down in an attempt to reduce overheads, said the City A.M. The chain revealed it will close 30 convenience st... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: NHS, Ed Miliband, Ebola...

Wednesday newspaper round-up: NHS, Ed Miliband, Ebola...

Wed, 28 January 2015

A drug worth £10m per patient will soon be available on the NHS after gaining approval, said The Times. The drug is called Eculizumab and will provide life-saving treatment for around 200 people a yea... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: SSE cuts, Starbucks, UK construction...

Tuesday newspaper round-up: SSE cuts, Starbucks, UK construction...

Tue, 27 January 2015

SSE has become the fifth big energy supplier to cut household bills after the slump in wholesale costs, wrote The Times. The 4.1% cut in gas prices, equivalent to £28 off an annual gas bill, will not ... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Greek election, IS hack, IAG takeover...

Monday newspaper round-up: Greek election, IS hack, IAG takeover...

Mon, 26 January 2015

Greece sent shockwaves across Europe last night as anti-austerity party that has promised to end austerity and refuse to take orders from Berlin and Brussels triumphed in the country's election, wrote... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: IAG, Oil price collapse, Standard Chartered

Sun, 25 January 2015

International Airlines Group (IAG) is close to buying Aer Lingus after bidding €1.3bn for the Irish airline, according to the Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph. Aer Lingus's board is ready to... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Saudi King, Iran nuclear talks, O2 takeover...

Fri, 23 January 2015

Saudi state TV says King Abdullah, the purported US ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaeda, has died following a swirl of reports and rumours about his declining health, The Guardian publ... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Cost of living, Ebay cuts, Tobacco packaging...

Thu, 22 January 2015

The Independent printed that average pay is rising at more than three times the cost of living according to official figures - but the Bank of England yesterday hinted the good news may not last. In a... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: BP challenged, UK wine industry, Eversholt...

Wed, 21 January 2015

Oil giant BP is being challenged to confront the risk that climate change may pose to its future in a shareholder resolution published on Wednesday, The Guardian wrote. Pension funds controlling hundr... [more]

Tuesday's newspaper round-up: William Hill results glitch, Leahy talks...

Tue, 20 January 2015

William Hill was forced to release its latest trading statement 11 hours earlier than planned after an administrative error, The Telegraph reported. According to the paper, the bookmaker officially se... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: John Laing, North-South divide, UK incomes...

Mon, 19 January 2015

John Laing is preparing to announce a flotation on the London Stock Exchange today as the infrastructure investment group becomes the latest business to take the plunge and be listed before the genera... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Enquest, Britain's economy, Bank of England

Sun, 18 January 2015

EnQuest is cutting spending, jobs and pay in an effort to avoid breaking the terms of its bank loans, the Sunday Times reported. The biggest independent UK North Sea oil producer's shares have fallen ... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Belgium anti-terror, IMF, BP...

Fri, 16 January 2015

Two people were killed and one other was arrested in an anti-terror operation on Thursday in Verviers, eastern Belgium, reports The Independent. "Prosecutors said that the alleged terror cell was susp... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: RBS, BlackBerry, North Sea oil...

Thu, 15 January 2015

RBS has admitted to mis-selling taxpayer-backed loans to small business, according to The Times. "An internal investigation at the lender has revealed serious failings in the way in which it used the ... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Mark Carney, World Bank, Morrisons...

Wed, 14 January 2015

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned that the UK is in danger of falling into deflation after figures showed that consumer prices rose at their lowest annual rate in over 14 years in Decemb... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Sellafield, ECB stimulus, Auto Trader...

Tue, 13 January 2015

A £9bn contract to clean up the Sellafield nuclear waste is to be torn up, the government is expected to announce, writes The Times. The early termination of the contract awarded to Nuclear Management... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Shire, Charlie Hebdo march, RBS...

Mon, 12 January 2015

Shire has agreed to buy rare diseases specialist NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2bn as it bounces back from the collapse of a £32bn takeover by AbbVie, The Times reports. The company said it is "clearly a... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: IAG, North Sea, Morrisons

Sun, 11 January 2015

International Airlines Group (IAG) may have to pay as much as €1.6bn to buy Aer Lingus, one of the Irish airline's biggest shareholders told the Sunday Telegraph. Richard Bernstein, investment ad... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Chinese PPI, Google, Sports Direct...

Fri, 09 January 2015

Producer prices in China fell by their most in over two years in December, "adding to fears that deflation beckons in the world's second-largest economy", writes the Financial Times. Factory gate pric... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: StanChart, Oil prices, City Link...

Thu, 08 January 2015

Banking group Standard Chartered has exited its global equities business, the Financial Times writes, "in an abrupt move that underscores the bank's efforts to cut costs and refocus its business, and ... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Bank of England, Opec, Russia

Wed, 07 January 2015

The Bank of England's lack of preparedness for the financial crisis that struck in 2007 has been laid bare with the publication for the first time of the secret discussions that took place between top... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Verizon-AOL, RBS, Tesco...

Tue, 06 January 2015

Verizon Communications is in talks with AOL about a possible deal to take over the latter or set up a joint venture, The Telegraph said, citing reports. It is thought that Verizon wants to use AOL to ... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: ECB, UK retailers, PRA...

Mon, 05 January 2015

A Financial Times survey of economists has uncovered scepticism surrounding a potential quantitative easing (QE) programme by the European Central Bank. Most economists questioned by the paper said th... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Flotations, ECB

Mon, 05 January 2015

Tesco will scrap the system of rebates and penalty fees it uses to extract money from suppliers, the Sunday Times said. In a trading statement due on January 8th, Chief Executive Dave Lewis will repla... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Petrol prices, Public borrowing, British supermarkets

Fri, 02 January 2015

Petrol prices are heading to below £1 a litre for the first time since 2009 in a big pre-election boost for consumers. Plunging world oil prices coupled with a new supermarket price war is driving dow... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,685.00 4.89 16:44
Fresnillo 899.00 4.23 17:00
Tullow Oil 365.00 4.02 16:44
Dixons Carphone 435.00 2.55 17:13
BHP Billiton 1,446.00 2.09 17:13

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 544.50 -3.46 17:09
Sainsbury (J) 255.40 -3.18 17:13
Ashtead Group 1,088.00 -2.77 17:07
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 179.90 -2.70 16:41
BT Group 417.90 -2.61 17:09