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  • Wednesday's newspaper round-up: RBS, Tesco, Lloyds
    Tue 21 October 2014 20:56
    Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has avoided €115m of fines for alerting the European commission's competition regulator to two attempts to fix the prices of key interest rates, the Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Royal Mail, RTGS, Pensions
    Mon 20 October 2014 20:51
    Royal Mail and Amazon are set create over 30,000 temporary jobs for the Christmas season, The Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday.

  • Monday newspaper round-up: House prices, Tesco, BSkyB
    Mon 20 October 2014 07:11
    Savers could pump as much as £50bn into housing over the next five years through buy-to-let crowd-funding websites, pushing up house prices and further stretching affordability. A research paper by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which exam

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Shire, Greene King
    Sun 19 October 2014 17:27
    The investigation into Tesco's £250m profit overstatement has found "inappropriate" behaviour largely confined to the first half of this year, the Sunday Times reported. The supermarket group is expected to say on 23 October that it will not have to rest

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Greece, Bankers' bonuses, Gonzalo
    Fri 17 October 2014 07:20
    European authorities tried to assure global markets yesterday that there would be a "smooth evolution" of financial support for Greece as the debt-stricken country attempts to leave its bailout programme early. Speaking as the nation's ten-year bond yield

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: European Banking Authority, Ebola, Shire, RWE
    Wed 15 October 2014 22:58
    The European Union has declared the use of "role-based allowances" for bankers in the UK to be a breach of the bonus cap, The Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday.

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Shire, Ebola, Oil demand
    Tue 14 October 2014 22:20
    US pharmaceutical giant Abbvie is having second thoughts regarding its planned $54bn acquisition of London-listed rival Shire.

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Ebola, Jimmy Choo, Afren
    Mon 13 October 2014 18:34
    Passengers arriving at Heathrow Terminal One will have their temperatures checked for suspected Ebola symptoms from Tuesday, the Guardian reported.

  • Monday newspaper round-up: OPEC, Ebola, Senior bank executives
    Mon 13 October 2014 07:21
    Oil prices will slump further if the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) repeats its mistakes of the 1990s and fails to cut its production fast enough to cope with a glut of crude now flooding the international market, Iran's Oil Ministry

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Tesco, ISIS, Ebola...
    Sun 12 October 2014 11:34
    Fresh from a string of profit warnings and an accounting scandal, supermarket chain Tesco has seen another senior executive depart, says The Sunday Times. Company secretary Jonathan Lloyd, who was responsible for advising the group on legal and governance

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Germany, Energy, Oil
    Thu 09 October 2014 19:03
    The Eurozone is showing the symptoms of Japan's longstanding economic issues and needs to adopt measures to avert the threat of recession, the Guardian reported on Friday.

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Amazon.com, Google, Bank Rate
    Wed 08 October 2014 19:34
    The European Commission is to probe Amazon's tax status in Luxembourg, the Guardian reported on Thursday.

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Tesco, Morrisons, Ebola
    Tue 07 October 2014 19:49
    Several large investors have signaled to Tesco that they would be willing to support a rights issue, of between £1-2bn, to strengthen the retailer's hand. Nevertheless, that does not mean that they are pleased by the company's performance, one of them to


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Articles on the economy and stock markets

This week in ETFs: Bonds hold up as UK equities officially in correction

This week in ETFs: Bonds hold up as UK equities officially in correction

20 October 2014
Adam Laird looks at the equity markets after another difficult week, the M&A in the pharmaceutical sector and how bond ETFs are holding up.


Government to sell Eurostar stake for £300 million

Government to sell Eurostar stake for £300 million

15 October 2014
Jason Roberts looks at the government's plans to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar.


Prospect of rate rise recedes further as inflation falls again

Prospect of rate rise recedes further as inflation falls again

14 October 2014
Senior Economist Ben Brettell's press release on today’s inflation figures.



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