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  • Friday newspaper round-up: IAG and Aer Lingus, North Sea oil, Unilever and RB...
    Fri 19 December 2014 06:55
    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 takeover by IAG would have seen the airline seize even more

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Federal Reserve, Tesco, Lloyds...
    Thu 18 December 2014 06:53
    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 Times. Fed chair Janet Yellen said the bank was "unlikel

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Russia, OPEC, Federal Reserve...
    Wed 17 December 2014 06:49
    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 to The Telegraph. The paper quoted the central bank's v

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: BT/EE, Russian interest rates, Sydney siege..
    Tue 16 December 2014 06:34
    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 "an unrivalled chunk of Britain's mobile airwaves" and

  • Monday newspaper round-up: London house prices, PetSmart, OPEC
    Mon 15 December 2014 07:02
    The average asking price of a home in London has fallen by over £30,000 over the past month, The Daily Telegraph writes.

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: BT, RBS, Tesco
    Sun 14 December 2014 19:45
    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 at the weekend with a statement due early in the coming

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Water bills, Barclays, US spending bill...
    Fri 12 December 2014 06:52
    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 of the UK's water companies," the paper said.

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Carney, Instagram, Glencore...
    Thu 11 December 2014 06:43
    "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 called for," The Scotsman writes. Carney reportedly said tha

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: StanChart, G4S/Serco, Oil services firms
    Wed 10 December 2014 07:00
    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 Iran has been extended for three years. US authorities, w

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: FCA, Tesco, Chinese stocks
    Mon 08 December 2014 08:27
    Several senior executives at the Financial Conduct Authority will have to do without their bonuses. The decision was taken in anticipation of a report prepared by Clifford Chance, to be released on Wednesday, which will heavily criticise them for a blunde

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Mortgages, US dollar, Retail sales
    Mon 08 December 2014 06:12
    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 marks a significant shift in the central bank's thinking

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: BP, Sainsbury, Premier Foods
    Sun 07 December 2014 17:59
    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 all operations and that it would cut the estimated pri

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Osborne, Real wage fall, FCA official to quit
    Thu 04 December 2014 18:26
    The new regulations announced by UK Chancellor George Osborne in the Autumn Statement have "increased the risk in the public finances" according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Google Tax, Stamp duty, Heathrow...
    Wed 03 December 2014 20:32
    The UK will launch a crackdown on multinational tax avoidance with a hefty new tax helmed by George Osborne. The 25% levy described as the 'Google Tax' will target big tech giants such as Apple, Google as well as other globally renowned firms such as Amaz

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Autumn Statement, UK food prices, Schlumberger...
    Wed 03 December 2014 06:49
    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. Osborne is predicted to hand an additional £400m ove

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Bicester, Rouble...
    Tue 02 December 2014 06:51
    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, the Telegraph has said. Lewis said that Simister had actu

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    Mon 01 December 2014 20:51
    The Russian rouble plummeted the furthest it's fallen in once day since 1998 during the default crisis. Capital flight has accelerated, raising the risk of emergency exchange controls and greatly affecting companies currently holding onto more than $680bm

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Cyber Monday, Co-op, Osborne
    Mon 01 December 2014 07:08
    Over 25m shoppers are expected to buy gifts online on 1 December, with £451,000 expected to be spent every minute, the Guardian reports.

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Balfour Beatty, Canary Wharf, Vodafone
    Sun 30 November 2014 15:25
    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 Balfour's 60 private finance initiative (PFI) contracts.

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Opec, BG, Amazon, Wikipedia
    Fri 28 November 2014 07:29
    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.

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Scotland, GSK, BG, Stagecoach
    Thu 27 November 2014 02:04
    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 a cross-party devolution deal on Thursday, the Financi

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