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  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Ukraine, AstraZeneca, Scotland
    Thu 24 April 2014 07:05
    The rhetoric between Kiev and Moscow has taken a distinct turn for the worse. On Wednesday Russia warned that any attack on its citizens in Ukraine would be considered as an attack on itself. That came as an 'anti-terrorist' operation against pro-Russian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: LNG, Quindell, Eastern Europe
    Wed 23 April 2014 06:49
    Western powers are scrambling to increase their energy defences as the risk grows of a Russian halt to gas supplies. Travelling to Ukraine US Vice-President Joe Biden has already warned Russia that it would pay a very high price unless Moscow moves those

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: AstraZeneca, Ukraine, Energy companies
    Tue 22 April 2014 07:10
    AstraZeneca has recruited the services of two Wall Street heavyweights to fend off any possible further takeover attempt by US rival Pfizer. The American company, for its part, has hired JP Morgan to advise it on a possible purchase. Shares of Pfizer actu

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: AstraZeneca, Ukraine, Tax cuts
    Sun 20 April 2014 19:53
    In recent weeks, Pfizer has held informal conversations with British rival AstraZeneca about a possible takeover by the US drugs giant, according to senior investment bankers and industry sources. With 50,000 employees worldwide the UK outfit, Britain's t

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Ukraine, BP, Reckitt Benckiser
    Thu 17 April 2014 06:38
    In a clash overnight with Ukrainian authorities, three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 wounded. The incident took place at a military installation in the southeastern city of Mariupol. It marked the bloodiest day yet since Kiev began its anti-te

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Ukraine, Lloyds, Yahoo
    Wed 16 April 2014 07:20
    In the early hours of the morning Ukraine began its "anti-terrorist" operation in the northern part of the Donetsk region. The country's President described it as "phased, responsible and balanced". Ukrainian military units took up positions around the re

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Barclays, Wheat, High-frequency trading
    Tue 15 April 2014 06:33
    In an attempt to placate shareholders' ire over the recent 10 per cent increase in its bonus pool, Barclays is to announce that it will change the head of its remunerations committee, Sir John Sunderland. He is to be replaced by Crawford Gillies, a direct

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Home prices, Iranian oil, Punch Taverns
    Mon 14 April 2014 07:07
    Asking prices for homes in the UK have risen by 7.3 per cent over the past 12 months, according to Rightmove and can be expected to rise by an additional 7.4 per cent this year, a new report from the E&Y ITEM Club says. However, the pace of increases is e

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Lloyds Banking, Rio Tinto, Tesco
    Sun 13 April 2014 16:14
    Lloyds Banking Group is planning to begin the sale of its TSB division in mid-May despite recent market ructions, the Sunday Telegraph said. The initial public offering would see TSB listed on the stock exchange by the end of May. Some investors are quest

  • Friday newspaper round-up: RBS, Tesco, BP
    Fri 11 April 2014 07:18
    The Government could start selling down its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland this year, according to City analysts, after the taxpayer-backed lender agreed a deal with the Treasury that could lead to the return of dividend payments. The deal to scrap the D


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