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Friday newspaper round-up: IAG and Aer Lingus, North Sea oil, Unilever and RB...

Friday newspaper round-up: IAG and Aer Lingus, North Sea oil, Unilever and RB...

Fri, 19 December 2014

The Times has printed a story on British Airways owner IAG's revelation that a secret €1bn-plus takeover of Aer Lingus was rejected by the Irish carrier's board. According to the new source, a ta... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Federal Reserve, Tesco, Lloyds...

Thursday newspaper round-up: Federal Reserve, Tesco, Lloyds...

Thu, 18 December 2014

US stock markets soared on Wednesday night after the Federal Reserve "gave its clearest signal yet that it intends to raise borrowing costs by - or even before - the middle of next year", writes The T... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Russia, OPEC, Federal Reserve...

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Russia, OPEC, Federal Reserve...

Wed, 17 December 2014

Russia has lost control of its economy and may be forced to impose Soviet-style exchange controls after "shock and awe" action by the central bank failed to stem the collapse of the rouble, according ... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: BT/EE, Russian interest rates, Sydney siege..

Tuesday newspaper round-up: BT/EE, Russian interest rates, Sydney siege..

Tue, 16 December 2014

BT has rejected a simpler takeover of O2 in favour of exclusive talks to buy Britain's biggest mobile operator, EE, for £12.5bn. However, according to The Telegraph, the combined entity will control "... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: London house prices, PetSmart, OPEC

Monday newspaper round-up: London house prices, PetSmart, OPEC

Mon, 15 December 2014

The average asking price of a home in London has fallen by over £30,000 over the past month, The Daily Telegraph writes. According to figures released by property website Rightmove, asking prices in G... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: BT, RBS, Tesco

Sun, 14 December 2014

BT is expected to announce as soon as December 15th whether it plans to buy EE or O2 to reenter the mobile phone market, The Sunday Times reported. The FTSE 100 telecoms company was working on a deal ... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Water bills, Barclays, US spending bill...

Fri, 12 December 2014

The Telegraph has said that household water bills across England and Wales are to fall by 5% in real terms by 2019-2020 following a decision by Ofwat. "The ruling will almost certainly hit the profits... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Carney, Instagram, Glencore...

Thu, 11 December 2014

"Britain's first interest rate move in more than six years edged a little closer yesterday as Bank of England governor Mark Carney joined hawk Ian ­McCafferty in hinting that ­action may soon be calle... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: StanChart, G4S/Serco, Oil services firms

Wed, 10 December 2014

According to The Guardian, Standard Chartered is under fresh scrutiny from US regulators. The bank's two-year deferred prosecution agreement imposed two years ago for US breaching sanctions towards Ir... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Mortgages, US dollar, Retail sales

Mon, 08 December 2014

The vast majority of people with mortgages could withstand an increase in interest rates of up to two percentage points, the Bank of England's latest annual survey of household finances showed. That m... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: BP, Sainsbury, Premier Foods

Sun, 07 December 2014

BP will shed middle managers and put projects on hold as it deals with the falling price of oil, the Sunday Times reported. Finance Director Brian Gilvary told the paper headcounts were falling across... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Autumn Statement, UK food prices, Schlumberger...

Wed, 03 December 2014

UK Chancellor George Osborne is expected to use Wednesday's Autumn Statement to deliver a near financial injection to Britain's economy by boosting small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) with nearly £1bn.... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Bicester, Rouble...

Tue, 02 December 2014

New Tesco boss Dave Lewis is planning to bring Matt Simister, one of the eight executives suspended after an accounting irregularity, back to the company as he takes direct control of the retailer, th... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Cyber Monday, Co-op, Osborne

Mon, 01 December 2014

Over 25m shoppers are expected to buy gifts online on 1 December, with £451,000 expected to be spent every minute, the Guardian reports. Analysts expect sales on the first Monday of December, which ha... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Balfour Beatty, Canary Wharf, Vodafone

Sun, 30 November 2014

Balfour Beatty could be broken up as John Laing Infrastructure Fund considers a billion-pound bid for the company's investment arm, the Sunday Times reported. John Laing is interested in bidding for B... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Opec, BG, Amazon, Wikipedia

Fri, 28 November 2014

Oil prices plummeted to a new four-year low on Thursday, after members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries could not reach an agreement on cutting output, the Times reports. Negot... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Scotland, GSK, BG, Stagecoach

Thu, 27 November 2014

Scottish MPs will be entitled to vote on UK budgets even though control over income tax will soon be transferred over to the Edinburgh parliament, Labour has revealed shortly before the publication of... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: BG, Apple, Opec, Microsoft

Wed, 26 November 2014

The Guardian reports that The Institute of Directors has attacked the £25m pay deal promised to the new boss of oil and gas group BG, claiming it damaged the reputation of corporate Britain, and asked... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Germany, Schroders, Goldman Sachs

Tue, 25 November 2014

German bond yields are to fall below Japanese levels and plumb depths never seen before in history as Europe becomes the epicentre of global deflationary forces, according to new forecast from the Roy... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Aviva, Iran, AIM

Mon, 24 November 2014

An estimated 2,000 insurance jobs are likely to be axed as Aviva tries to placate scepticism about its bid for Friends Life. While some analysts hailed the £5.6bn deal announced on Friday evening as g... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Aviva-Friends Life, Coutts, Quindell

Sun, 23 November 2014

Clive Cowdery, whose Resolution acquisition vehicle bought Friends Provident in 2009, will make about £160m from Aviva's takeover of Friends Life, the Sunday Times said. The roles of chairman, chief e... [more]

Sunday share tips: Centrica, Concha, UDG Healthcare

Sun, 23 November 2014

Investors should avoid Centrica shares, Questor advised in the Sunday Telegraph. The British Gas owner has been hit by political uncertainty following Labour leader Ed Miliband's pledge to freeze ener... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Quindell, UK supermarkets, Japan...

Tue, 18 November 2014

Insurance claims processor Quindell has ousted founder and chairman Rob Terry from its board "in a dramatic attempt to restore investor confidence", writes the Financial Times. The company is expected... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Banker bonuses, Phones 4U, Belgium

Mon, 17 November 2014

Banker bonuses tied to corporate takeovers could be banned to prevent them getting in the way of working in a company's best interests. The shadow business secretary wants "huge success payments" link... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Quindell, Shaftesbury, Songbird Estates

Sun, 16 November 2014

Quindell has started talks with hedge funds about a potential cash injection, the Sunday Times said. The insurance services group met at least two funds to discuss raising money backed by expected inc... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tullow Oil 425.60 6.85 16:43
Tesco 185.40 5.46 16:55
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,431.00 4.41 17:03
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 176.20 3.65 17:03
BHP Billiton 1,377.50 3.57 17:02

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI AG Reg Shs (Post- 16/12/14)(DI) 1,073.00 -3.25 17:01
SSE 1,624.00 -1.46 17:02
Smiths Group 1,072.00 -1.29 17:03
Sky 891.00 -1.22 16:43
Shire Plc 4,629.00 -1.13 17:15