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Growth stalls as parties speed to the finish line Growth stalls as parties speed to the finish lineDate: 29/04/2015

New preliminary figures released yesterday showed that growth in the UK economy slowed in the first three months of this year...

Lloyds says would support Conservative share sale plan Lloyds says would support Conservative share sale planDate: 20/04/2015

(Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group said it would support plans by Britain's Conservative party to sell shares in the bank to...

Eurozone to boost UK economy growth Eurozone to boost UK economy growthDate: 20/04/2015

Ultra-low inflation and an upturn for the eurozone will help the UK enjoy solid growth of 2.8% this year despite jitters ahead...

Shutters come down for boss of Morrisons Shutters come down for boss of MorrisonsDate: 13/02/2015

Dalton Philips is to step down as chief executive of Morrisons earlier than planned, leaving finance chief Trevor Strain to...

German growth powers ahead of forecasts German growth powers ahead of forecastsDate: 13/02/2015

The German figure was boosted by strong domestic demand, with households increasing spending “markedly”, according to the...

George Osborne: Greek standoff risks to Britain are growing George Osborne: Greek standoff risks to Britain are growingDate: 10/02/2015

George Osborne, the UK's Chancellor, has warned that the risks of a "very bad outcome" between Greece and the euro area have...

Food sales record best month since February 2014, finds BRC-KPMG monitor Food sales record best month since February 2014, finds BRC-KPMG monitorDate: 10/02/2015

The raft of January price cuts across the supermarkets helped food sales record their best performance for a year, according to...

Mark Carney: No room for complacency on strength of global banking system Mark Carney: No room for complacency on strength of global banking systemDate: 09/02/2015

The Governor of the Bank of England has warned against complacency over the resilience of the global financial system. Mark...

U.S. urges Euro zone leaders to compromise with Athens - FT U.S. urges Euro zone leaders to compromise with Athens - FTDate: 09/02/2015

(Reuters) - The Obama administration is pushing euro zone leaders to compromise more with Greece's new government as fears grow...

SSE attacked for delaying cuts in household gas price until spring SSE attacked for delaying cuts in household gas price until springDate: 27/01/2015

Consumer groups reacted angrily yesterday as energy firm SSE announced it was cutting gas bills by 4.1 per cent cut – but not...

Oil gives up early gains on firm dollar, shrugs off OPEC comments Oil gives up early gains on firm dollar, shrugs off OPEC commentsDate: 27/01/2015

(Reuters) - Oil gave up early gains with Brent futures slipping below $48 on Tuesday as a stronger dollar weighed, offsetting...

Gazundering to return to the housing market as buyers get the upper hand Gazundering to return to the housing market as buyers get the upper handDate: 19/01/2015

Inertia has hit the UK housing market as sellers await the outcome of the general election and stricter mortgage regulation...

Eurotunnel warns of more delays Eurotunnel warns of more delaysDate: 19/01/2015

Eurostar has said it plans a full service today, but Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel has warned of delays dragging into a...

RBS admits mis-selling loans to troubled businesses RBS admits mis-selling loans to troubled businessesDate: 16/01/2015

Royal Bank of Scotland has run into yet more trouble over its lending to small businesses, with the launch of a review of loans...

Oil Heads for Longest Weekly Losing Streak Since 1986 Oil Heads for Longest Weekly Losing Streak Since 1986Date: 16/01/2015

Oil headed for the longest run of weekly declines since March 1986 as OPEC forecast weaker demand for its crude, adding to...

Firms Firms 'Named And Shamed' On Minimum WageDate: 15/01/2015

The Government has "named and shamed" 37 employers, including high street fashion brand H&M and Welcome Break, accusing them of...

Home Retail reiterates guidance despite weak Christmas sales Home Retail reiterates guidance despite weak Christmas salesDate: 15/01/2015

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Britain's Home Retail said it expected to post full-year profit before tax in line with expectations...

Sainsbury Sainsbury's snatches 2nd place from Asda as Aldi and Lidl go from strength to ...Date: 14/01/2015

Sainsbury's has pipped Asda to the post to become Britain's second-largest supermarket chain with 16.9 per cent of the market...

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 13 UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 13Date: 13/01/2015

100 index is seen opening 16 to 19 points lower, or down as much as 0.3 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers...

Retailers record slowest December sales growth in six years Retailers record slowest December sales growth in six yearsDate: 13/01/2015

Fears that Black Friday discounting had only pulled festive sales into November rather than boosting overall Christmas sales...

George Osborne looks to reduce tax on North Sea oil investments George Osborne looks to reduce tax on North Sea oil investmentsDate: 12/01/2015

Chancellor George Osborne is working on an emergency tax cut in a bid to reverse the decline in investment in the North Sea and...

M&S reports ‘difficult’ festive period following online delivery faults M&S reports ‘difficult’ festive period following online delivery faultsDate: 09/01/2015

Marks and Spencer has reported a drop in clothing, gifts and homewear over Christmas after suffering technical issues with its...

Tesco Woes Require More Asset Sales to Bolster Revival Tesco Woes Require More Asset Sales to Bolster RevivalDate: 09/01/2015

Tesco Plc (TSCO) says there’s no need for a fire sale of its assets. The U.K.’s largest grocer still will have to put more of...

Sainsbury third-quarter sales fall 1.7% Sainsbury third-quarter sales fall 1.7%Date: 07/01/2015

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Bank of England minutes show how it ignored the looming crisis Bank of England minutes show how it ignored the looming crisisDate: 07/01/2015

The extraordinary complacency of the Bank of England in the run-up to the financial crisis has been laid bare in records of...

UK shareholders to receive £85.3bn in dividends in 2015 UK shareholders to receive £85.3bn in dividends in 2015Date: 05/01/2015

"As the low interest rate environment persists investors continue to turn to equities as a source of income," said Ryan...

John Lewis sees £777m Christmas trading with boost from web sales John Lewis sees £777m Christmas trading with boost from web salesDate: 05/01/2015

Department store John Lewis relied on internet purchases to grow sales over Christmas as trade at its shop counters fell, the...

Next emerges as a Christmas winner Next emerges as a Christmas winnerDate: 30/12/2014

Next is handing shareholders a special dividend payout after a strong performance from its home shopping arm helped it combat...

UK house price inflation slows to 13-month low -Nationwide  UK house price inflation slows to 13-month low -Nationwide Date: 30/12/2014

LONDON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - British house prices rose at their slowest annual rate in more than a year this month but the market...

Tesco reinstates suspended executive Tesco reinstates suspended executiveDate: 02/12/2014

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis says: “During our work it became clear that Matt, in fact, worked tirelessly to resolve the...



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