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14:15Shares in London are continuing to hang on to gains from yesterday and are trading up 8.07 higher at 6763.70 ahead of the open of the US stock market. US futures were flat ahead of the open suggesting a quite day for the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Vodafone chief executive Vittorio Colao told journalists at a briefing that if an offer came in that was more advantageous than the current joint venture situation, the company would consider it. He was speaking after the company reported its biggest eve
"It's not acceptable that the banking union decided a year ago is still lacking any precise form," he said in a speech to the Senate. European Central Bank Executive Board member Joerg Asmussen said last week he believed that banking union,...
Fiat Industrial paid 536 million euros (454 million pounds) in tax last year at an effective rate of 36 percent, according to its financial accounts, plus a 28 million euro payment for a regional tax, on a net profit of 921 million euros. The UK has been
Dimon and the board have been locked in a contentious battle with some shareholders and proxy advisory firms that want to split his roles, saying it would improve corporate governance. A final tally will be announced at JPMorgan's annual shareholder meet
Longest ever 0% balance transfer deal rises AGAIN to 27 months as Barclaycard hits back at RBS and Natwest...
The titanic tussle at the top of balance transfer tables took another twist as Barclaycard retaliated to manoeuvres from RBS and Natwest by launching the best-ever zero interest offer. Barclaycard has made no secret of its insistence that it must top the
Household bills have soared by 40 per cent since 2007 with families spending Â£2,400 more EVERY year
Household bills have soared by over 40 per cent since before the recession - with families spending almost Â£2,400 a year, research has claimed. The yearly cost of household bills has gone up from Â£5,834 five years ago, to Â£8,202 in 2012, according to Bac
12:00 The London market has continued its upward climb today after the highest finish for the FTSE 100 Index since September 2000. The top flight has crept to more gains, up 3.7 points to 6759.3, amid a recovery for mining stocks in the wake of losses ac
Royal Mail reveals profits of Â£440m paving way for Â£3bn stock market flotation as it cashes in on online...
Royal Mail unveiled a big jump in profits to Â£440million today as it took another step towards privatisation and a Â£3billion stock market flotation later this year.The result for the year to March 31 is more than double the Â£152million in 2012 as the sta
The company behind cartoon series Peppa Pig and movie franchise The Hunger Games today declared it will soon be ready to pay a maiden dividend as it gears up for possible entry to the FTSE 250 index. Entertainment Oneâ€™s sales rose by a quarter to Â£629.1
Business Secretary Vince Cable today insisted there is "no alternative" to controversial plans privatising the Royal Mail. The organisation faces a "fundamental threat" from email and must be reformed in order to survive, the...
Bank of Ireland backtracks on steep mortgage rate rise for some customers but most are still left to fight...
Bank of Ireland has written to 1,200 of the 13,500 homeowners who were hit with increases on tracker deal repayments they believed were fixed at a certain level above base rate for life, to tell them they will no longer face the hike. The tracker deals -
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Liontrust Special Situations: Winning fund managers tests for shares that can beat the market whether it...
The Bank of England last week upgraded its previous forecasts for the economy, pointing to better than expected growth in GDP and a faster fall in inflation. Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 index of leading shares continued its strong run. But Anthony Cross and
The squeeze on households exerted by soaring prices and non-existent pay rises has relented somewhat, with inflation falling for the first time since September last year. Average prices went up by 2.4 per cent compared to a year earlier, according to the
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