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Wednesday newspaper round-up: Apple, RBS, Tesco...

Wed, 23 July 2014

Sales of the iPad have slumped to half their pre-Christmas high, with signs that demand for Apple's tablet computer may be in permanent decline. Despite a forecast-busting $7.7bn (£4.5bn) profit,... [more]

Malaysia Airlines; aerospace; transport; air travel

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Flight MH17, Forex market, Aldi...

Tue, 22 July 2014

Four days after the Boeing 777 came crashing down into the fields of eastern Ukraine, the flight recorders from flight MH17 were finally handed over to the Malaysians at a surreal night-time ceremony ... [more]

Global Round up

Monday newspaper round-up: Gaza, BSkyB, Royal Mail...

Mon, 21 July 2014

US President Barack Obama has called for an "immediate ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476. The call came a... [more]

BskyB; Sky; broadcasting; TV; entertainment

Sunday newspaper round-up: BSkyB, FX inquiry, GlaxoSmithKline

Sun, 20 July 2014

BSkyB is putting the final touches to a plan to buy its sister companies in Italy and Germany and will announce the takeovers in the next two weeks, the Sunday Times reported. The deals will boost Rup... [more]

Ukraine political map

Friday newspaper round-up: Malaysia Airlines, Times Warner, UK banks...

Fri, 18 July 2014

The president of Ukraine has accused pro-Russia rebels in the east of the country of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet with a ground-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board as the airliner... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Time Warner, Shire, BMW...

Thu, 17 July 2014

21st Century Fox, the entertainment conglomerate run by Rupert Murdoch, may have to raise its audacious $80 billion bid for Time Warner to secure the biggest media takeover since the dot-com boom. 21s... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Carney, Stansted, Microsoft...

Wed, 16 July 2014

Mark Carney has rejected calls by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for a swift return to normal interest rates, lambasting the lauded Swiss institution for operating "in a vacuum" and "out... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: William Hague, Retail sales, Scottish independence...

Tue, 15 July 2014

William Hague is to stand down as foreign secretary with immediate effect and will take on the lesser role of leader of the House of Commons as David Cameron embarked on the most far reaching reshuffl... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Sainsbury, Housing market, North Sea oil...

Mon, 14 July 2014

The pension liabilities facing J Sainsbury could prevent the supermarket group from competing with rivals in the grocery price war, according to new research. The retailer is one of six FTSE 100 compa... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Experian, Sports Direct, Shire

Sun, 13 July 2014

Sir John Peace will suffer his third shareholder rebellion in three months this week when investors in Experian revolt over pay and succession plans at the credit checking company, the Sunday Times sa... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Burberry, Airlines, North Sea oil...

Fri, 11 July 2014

Burberry is braced for a substantial protest vote at Friday's annual general meeting after the British luxury brand angered investors with a more than £20m pay deal for new chief executive Christopher... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: LSE, Lufthansa, Bank of England

Thu, 10 July 2014

Qatar Holding is to trim its 15% stake in the owner of the London Stock Exchange by a third ahead of a $1.6bn rights issue by the British bourse to fund its acquisition of Russell Investments. The Mi... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Shire, Shop prices, UK Homes

Wed, 09 July 2014

AbbVie, the US pharmaceutical company, has had to retract comments by its Chief Executive about shareholder support for its bid for Shire after being caught out by UK takeover rules. Richard Gonzalez,... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: North Sea, Quindell, Bank of England

Tue, 08 July 2014

The US Energy Department has issued a blistering indictment of the UK government’s tax raid on North Sea oil and gas revenues, warning that prohibitive costs threaten much of Britain’s energy industry... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: IMF, Mothercare, Burberry

Mon, 07 July 2014

Christine Lagarde has hinted that the International Monetary Fund may be preparing to cut its global growth forecasts as she warned that a pick-up in economic activity could prove “less robust than ex... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Shire, Mothercare, Blinkx, Barclays

Sun, 06 July 2014

AbbVie is expected to make an improved offer for Shire in the next few days after its Chief Executive Rick Gonzalez visited Shire’s biggest investors in London, The Sunday Times said. Gonzalez is back... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: House prices, Sports Direct, GlaxoSmithKline...

Fri, 04 July 2014

The risk posed by surging house prices has now spread beyond London but intervening by raising interest rates remains a last resort, Bank of England deputy governor for financial stability Jon Cunliff... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Manipulation, Bank of England, Gold

Thu, 03 July 2014

Regulators are under pressure to open an investigation into the suspected manipulation of the closing prices of ordinary shares traded in London after it was claimed in Parliament yesterday that attem... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: National Grid, London property, Sports Direct...

Wed, 02 July 2014

Billions of pounds of subsidies could be wasted, according to government-appointed experts who have accused National Grid of exaggerating the risk of blackouts. The energy group this week unveiled new... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Ukraine, Marks&Spencer, Debt trap

Tue, 01 July 2014

President Petro Poroshenko declared an end to a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine late Monday and the beginning of a new attack to "liberate our land" from pro-Russia rebels, ignoring pressure from Moscow... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Bank Rate, Income tax, Cameron

Mon, 30 June 2014

Interest rates are likely to hit 5% within a decade, according to the outgoing Bank of England deputy governor for monetary policy. Sir Charlie Bean said it would be "reasonable" to expect borrowing c... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Bank Rate, State pensions, Baghdad

Sun, 29 June 2014

Over the longer-term, say five to ten years, it would be reasonable to expect borrowing costs to rise back to their pre-recesssion levels, of about 5%, but "it's probably quite a long way down the roa... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Hurricane Energy, Tesco, Property market

Fri, 27 June 2014

Hurricane Energy said it successfully drilled the first exploration well into granite rock beneath the Atlantic waters close to Britain. It said that the gusher at its Lancaster field in the West of S... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Iraq, RBS, Mortgage lending...

Thu, 26 June 2014

American, Iranian and Syrian military aircraft buzzed the skies of Iraq yesterday, conducting parallel surveillance missions and airstrikes as the global battle to halt a Sunni militant offensive grew... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Bank of England, US oil, RBS

Wed, 25 June 2014

Bankers seized on fresh evidence that the housing market may be starting to cool to urge the Bank of England to stay its hand and refrain from widely expected curbs on mortgage lending tomorrow. The B... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Capita 1,210.00 4.76 17:09
Rio Tinto 3,391.00 1.62 17:07
Associated British Foods 2,874.00 1.52 17:01
Marks & Spencer Group 449.30 1.51 17:01
GKN 351.80 1.27 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
GlaxoSmithKline 1,481.50 -4.73 17:09
SSE 1,498.00 -2.79 16:35
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,072.00 -1.83 17:07
Mondi 1,034.00 -1.62 16:45
Weir Group 2,704.00 -1.60 17:09