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Friday newspaper round-up: Greek deadline, Cameron debate, FCA condemned

Friday newspaper round-up: Greek deadline, Cameron debate, FCA condemned

Fri, 27 March 2015

Greece has rushed to complete a list of economic overhauls to satisfy creditors by Monday, wrote The Wall Street Journal. Polls show that David Cameron won the first televised leader debate against Ed... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Schlumberger, US-ISIS airstrikes, Athens

Thursday newspaper round-up: Schlumberger, US-ISIS airstrikes, Athens

Thu, 26 March 2015

The world largest oil-field services company Schlumberger has pleaded guilty to violating sanctions in Iran and Sudan so will have to pay $232.7m, according to The Wall Street Journal. The US has laun... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: France plane crash, Kraft acquisition, Google scandal

Wednesday newspaper round-up: France plane crash, Kraft acquisition, Google scandal

Wed, 25 March 2015

An Airbus A320 plane on Tuesday crashed in the French Alps and British citizens are believed to be among the 150 dead passengers, reports The Telegraph. 3G Capital has entered advanced talks to acquir... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: ECB bond-buying, Banks, David Cameron

Tuesday newspaper round-up: ECB bond-buying, Banks, David Cameron

Tue, 24 March 2015

The European Central Bank said it will continue to purchase debt for at least 18 months until inflation has stabilised, reported The Wall Street Journal. US regulators vetoed the "living wills" of Roy... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Russia nuclear threat, UK trains Syrian troops, Greece warning

Monday newspaper round-up: Russia nuclear threat, UK trains Syrian troops, Greece warning

Mon, 23 March 2015

Russia has threatened Denmark with a nuclear strike if it partakes in Nato's missile shield, the Financial Times reported. The UK will train Syrian troops in the war against ISIS but will draw the lin... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Greek talks, Holcim-Lafarge, Ryanair turnaround

Fri, 20 March 2015

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has agreed to speed up the process of economic reform but was unable to secure short-term financing for Greece during his meeting with Germany and France, reported ... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: UK 2015 budget, North Sea oil, Tunisia terror ttack

Thu, 19 March 2015

Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a pre-election budget on Wednesday that boasts of tax breaks for savers and first-time buyers, but critics claim it will force a future Conservative government to en... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Netanyahu wins, EU sanctions, New pound coin

Wed, 18 March 2015

Right-wing prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu just about won the Israeli general election after votes were counted early on Wednesday but he requires small-party support to form a ruling coalition, The... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Netanyahu election, Iran nuclear deal

Tue, 17 March 2015

Thousands of clients of HSBC on the mainland have been told their accounts in the Channel Islands are to be closed. That comes as the lender seeks to ensure that its services are not being used to avo... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Putin on Crimea, China steel exports, Tony Blair steps down

Mon, 16 March 2015

Russian president Vladimir Putin revealed late on Sunday that he was ready to put the country's nuclear weapons on alert during Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, according to the Financial Times. Ch... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Holcim-Lafarge merger, US refinery strike, BoE probe

Fri, 13 March 2015

Serious cracks have started to appear in the proposed €41bn merger of Holcim and Lafarge, according to the Financial Times. "Both companies' boards are now discussing a potential renegotiation of... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Fed stress tests, Lib Dem scandal, North Sea oil

Thu, 12 March 2015

Four of the largest Wall Street banks including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, struggled to pass the Federal Reserve's 2015 stress tests, wrote The Wall Street Journal. US units of... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: China, Google, UK unemployment

Wed, 11 March 2015

China's economy began to weaken in the first two months of 2015 due to industrial output and slow asset investment growth, The Wall Street Journal reported. Google has revealed that it's chief financi... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Prudential CEO, BBC scandal, Conservatives

Tue, 10 March 2015

Present chief executive of Britain's Prudential Insurance Group has been lined up to replace Brady Dougan as leader of Credit Suisse, the Financial Times reported. BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead has be... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Euribor probe, Greece, Tesco

Mon, 09 March 2015

Former traders from Barclays and Deutsche Bank will be interviewed by UK fraud investigators in an ongoing criminal probe into the alleged rigging of Euribor, writes the Financial Times. "The move rai... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: RBS, Defence spending, Fed stress tests

Fri, 06 March 2015

Chancellor George Osborne said he would like to proceed "as quickly as we can to get rid of" the government's stake in RBS, writes the Financial Times. However, he said that the size of stake was "mas... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: BoE, China, North Sea

Thu, 05 March 2015

The Serious Fraud Office has opened a criminal investigation into the Bank of England over the potential rigging of money market auctions. Confirmation of the inquiry came last night with the central ... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: India rate cut, Defence spending, Household income

Wed, 04 March 2015

The central bank in India has cut rates for the second time in two months, lowering its main interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.5% due to faster-than-expected disinflation and recent budgetary refo... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Greece, Netanyahu Vs. Obama, UN austerity

Tue, 03 March 2015

Greece will tap its final pension reserves at the country's central bank if required to avoid catastrophic default to the International Monetary Fund, according to The Telegraph. Binyamin Netanyahu co... [more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Scottish oil, HSBC, US army

Mon, 02 March 2015

The Scottish oil industry desperately needs state support to prevent drilling fields from becoming uneconomic and prematurely abandoned, Gordon Brown told The Guardian. MPs are set to question HSBC ab... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Opec, HSBC, Afren bid battle

Sun, 01 March 2015

A fierce dispute is set to break out within the key organisation behind fixing world oil prices, according to the Sunday Telegraph. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) is torn... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Greek bailout, Ukraine gas, National Rail

Fri, 27 February 2015

Germany is expected to approve a new bailout deal for Greece on Friday, The Telegraph reported. Ukraine has refused to pay for more gas deliveries to Russia, arguing that Gazprom only supplied 40% of ... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: HSBC, RBS, Pharmacyclics

Thu, 26 February 2015

HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver apologised to MPs on Wednesday for the "unacceptable events" at the bank's Swiss subsidiary following revelations about tax-avoidance activities in the mid-2000s, reports The... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Greek bailout, HSBC boss, UK sends troops

Wed, 25 February 2015

Doubts have shrouded whether Greece will follow its creditors' orders on budget cuts despite Eurozone finance minister approval for a four-month bailout extension, wrote The Wall Street Journal. HSBC'... [more]

Lonmin chief operating officer leaves after just six months

Tue, 24 February 2015

The chief operating officer of Lonmin has resigned just six months after taking the job, with analysts concerned about the loss of senior staff at the platinum miner over the last year. Johan Viljon, ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Carnival 3,245.00 7.18 17:08
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,640.00 2.76 17:09
Shire Plc 5,425.00 2.17 17:13
SABMiller 3,613.00 1.43 17:12
Compass Group 1,174.00 1.21 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Weir Group 1,714.00 -3.55 17:08
Glencore 288.15 -3.05 17:09
Sports Direct International 621.50 -3.04 17:07
Anglo American 1,044.00 -3.02 17:08
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,756.00 -2.98 17:08