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Wednesday newspaper round-up: FIFA corruption charges, IAG-Aer Lingus, EU referendum

Wednesday newspaper round-up: FIFA corruption charges, IAG-Aer Lingus, EU referendum

Wed, 27 May 2015

Authorities in the States are set to unveil a criminal indictment against a number of FIFA officials over allegations of widespread corruption, according to The Wall Street Journal. As many as 12 offi... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Charter/Time Warner Cable, Greece, EU referendum

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Charter/Time Warner Cable, Greece, EU referendum

Tue, 26 May 2015

Charter Communications is set to take over its larger rival Time Warner Cable in a $55bn mega merger of America's two largest cable operators, reports The Times. The deal could be announced as soon as... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Vodafone, National Grid, bank legal claims

Sunday newspaper round-up: Vodafone, National Grid, bank legal claims

Sun, 24 May 2015

Several of Vodafone's major shareholders have urged the telecoms giant to pursue a merger with US-based Virgin Media owner Liberty Global and offload some of its overseas businesses. After Liberty's o... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: RBS, Bank of Japan, Tesco

Friday newspaper round-up: RBS, Bank of Japan, Tesco

Fri, 22 May 2015

RBS is to ask shareholders to approve the cost of producing any documents and fees associated with the process of the government selling down its 79% stake, according to The Guardian. The yen strength... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Greece, BHP Billiton, HP

Thursday newspaper round-up: Greece, BHP Billiton, HP

Thu, 21 May 2015

Moody's has warned that Greece will have to impose capital controls on banks to stem an outflow of funds if Athens can't reach a deal with creditors, according to The Times. BHP Billiton is to pay $25... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Liberty Global/Vodafone, Yahoo!, Asda

Wed, 20 May 2015

John Malone, the owner of Liberty Global, has said that that a combination with UK telecoms group Vodafone would be a "great fit", The Times said. The paper said he "dropped the heaviest hint yet that... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Greece, Whitehall job cuts, NHS

Mon, 18 May 2015

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras had warned creditors that it would not be able to repay the IMF, just days before Athens tapped emergency reserves at the Fund, according to The Telegraph. "It has ... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Bank ringfencing, UK deflation, Ryanair, Aveva

Sun, 17 May 2015

Government plans to "ring fence" bank's high street business from their more risky investment banks could be watered down in an attempt to keep the likes of HSBC in the UK, according to the Sunday Tim... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: SNP, New Look, Greece, US shale

Fri, 15 May 2015

The Scottish National Party is prepared to defy David Cameron and push ahead with a second Scottish independence referendum without Westminster's permission if the prime minister refuses any future de... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Bank of England, UK budget deficit, Saudi oil

Thu, 14 May 2015

The US Department of Justice is probing what the Bank of England knew about the alleged manipulation of FX markets, questioning traders previously interviewed as part of the BoE's own investigation, w... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Barack Obama, Tesco, Google

Wed, 13 May 2015

Barack Obama's plans for new free trade agreements with Asia and Europe have been dashed after the bill received just 45 votes in favour by Senate Democrats out of the 60 needed for it to pass, writes... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Greek bond yields, Lloyds, Shell

Tue, 12 May 2015

Greek borrowing costs shot up on Monday despite Athens making a €750m debt payment to the IMF, reports The Times. The yield on a Greek two-year bond yield jumped 83 basis points to 21.34% with so... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: China cuts rates, Barclays, Greece

Mon, 11 May 2015

China has lowered interest rates for the third time in six months in an effort to avert a slowdown, cutting the benchmark lending and deposit rates by 25 basis points each, The Wall Street Journal wri... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Scottish taxes, EU offensive, Tesco

Sun, 10 May 2015

Directors of Standard Life are preparing to issue a coded warning on the dangers of Scotland's tax regime diverging from the rest of the UK as business people fret over the fallout from the Scottish N... [more]

Market overview: Tesco planning to offload mobile business

Fri, 08 May 2015

1630: Close Stocks ended day sharply higher following the surprise win by the Conservatives. Various issues received a significant boost as traders readjusted their positions to the prospect that the ... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Cameron, Greece, Heathrow

Fri, 08 May 2015

David Cameron was heading for another term in Downing Street early today as the election results confirmed a shock exit poll that put him only seven seats short of an overall majority. So devastating ... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Elections, JPMorgan, Clydesdale Bank

Thu, 07 May 2015

"David Cameron and Ed Miliband made their final pleas to voters on Wednesday, as the UK heads to the general election vote with pollsters saying the contest is tied," the Financial Times said. French ... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: UK GDP, HP/Autonomy, Greece

Wed, 06 May 2015

UK GDP growth is expected to slow this year to 2.5%, according to the NIESR, down from 2.8% last year and the previous forecast of 2.9%, according to The Guardian. HP is suing Autonomy's founder Mike ... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: RBS, Labour, First-time buyers

Tue, 05 May 2015

The Times has said that RBS was under pressure to strip companies of their assets to improve its balance sheet. "The bank's global restructuring group, which was supposed to help businesses in trouble... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Ladrokes, Tesco, Diageo

Sun, 03 May 2015

Live by the sword, die by the sword. In anticipation of a Labour victory at the next general election, hedge funds appear to have ramped up their bets against Ladbrokes. The proportion of the company'... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Greek banks, Labour party, Ukraine

Fri, 01 May 2015

"Panicking pensioners queued at banks, raided their accounts and broke into a board meeting of the state pension fund yesterday as Greece struggled to pay its two million pension recipients," The Time... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Federal Reserve, Greece, Apple Watch

Thu, 30 April 2015

"The economy's sharp first-quarter slowdown is giving Federal Reserve officials pause," writes the Wall Street Journal. At the Fed's policy meeting on Wednesday, the central bank's officials showed un... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Mike Coupe sentenced, David Cameron, Horse Hill

Wed, 29 April 2015

Mike Couple, the chief executive of J Sainsbury, has been sentenced to two years in jail in Egypt, reports The Times. "The case relates to claims that last July Mr Coupe tried to seize cheques connect... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Cameron, Alliance Trust, Russian gas

Tue, 28 April 2015

David Cameron has told voters that that they have "ten days to save the United Kingdom" in his strongest attack so far on the possibility of an Ed Miliband government supported by the Scottish Nationa... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Housing, Primark, HSBC, Natural Gas

Mon, 27 April 2015

Ed Miliband will today intensify a political offensive over housing with an offer to exempt first-time buyers from up to £5,000 in stamp duty using cash raised from tax crackdowns on rogue landlords a... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Broadcom Corp. 55.66 18.27 20:28
Avago Technologies Ltd. 141.80 8.00 20:28
Nvidia Corp. 21.92 5.74 20:28
Sandisk Corp. 69.26 4.32 20:28
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 127.65 4.09 20:28

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 83.78 -2.33 20:28
Keurig Green Mountain Inc 88.68 -1.31 20:28
Charter Communications Inc. 177.88 -1.06 20:28
Wynn Resorts Ltd. 103.37 -0.72 20:28
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. 84.61 -0.45 20:28