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  • Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services - FT Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 14:32 BST

    Facebook Inc (NasdaqGS: FB - news) is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process. The company is close to obtaining approval from the Central Bank of Ireland (Berlin: …

  • London close: FTSE ends week on sour note as stocks plunge Sharecast - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 18:15 BST

    FTSE ends 80.27 higher at 6,561.70; Poor weather hits Feb UK construction; Osborne says economic recovery vindicates his approach; MPs to move ahead with proposals for all-female short-lists

  • Monitise Chairman acquires first round of shares Sharecast - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 18:00 BST

    A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.

  • US, Asian weakness flows into UK stocks; Tech, internet stocks hit hard in early trading; Supermarkets edge higher early on.

  • Friday preview: German inflation, US consumer confidence Sharecast - Thu, Apr 10, 2014 16:53 BST

    US consumer confidence and German inflation figures will take centre stage on Friday.

  • London open: Stocks rise strongly after Fed minutes Sharecast - Thu, Apr 10, 2014 10:10 BST

    FOMC minutes reveal dovish stance; BoE, economic data in focus today; M&S, Hays and 888 gain after trading updates; RBS pays to cancel dividend access share.

  • London midday: Stocks erase early gains, BoE holds rates Sharecast - Thu, Apr 10, 2014 01:16 BST

    BoE holds rates, US jobless claims ahead; FOMC minutes reveal dovish stance; M&S erases gains after trading update; RBS pays to cancel dividend access share.

  • London close: FTSE ends with decent gains Sharecast - Wed, Apr 9, 2014 18:06 BST

    FTSE 100 closes up 44.92 points at 6,635.61; Shop prices plummet as retailers fight for business; February trade data shows UK still struggling to rebalance

  • FTSE 250 movers: Carillion rises on Cantor upgrade Sharecast - Wed, Apr 9, 2014 17:26 BST

    Carillion rose strongly after Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded the stock from 'hold' to 'buy' and increased its target price from 350p to 420p.

  • Enquest CEO family trust adds to already sizeable stake Sharecast - Tue, Apr 8, 2014 18:00 BST

    A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.

  • AdEPT Telecom buys Bluecherry, gives mixed trading update Sharecast - Tue, Apr 8, 2014 09:31 BST

    Voice and data telecommunications firm AdEPT Telecom has acquired the share capital of Bluecherry Telecom as it looks to expand its customer base.

  • Tuesday broker round-up UPDATE Sharecast - Tue, Apr 8, 2014 01:11 BST

    API Group: Numis lowers target price from 90p to 84p, while upgrading from add to buy.

  • World Bank cuts China growth forecast; UK consumer confidence slides; German industrial output grows

  • Results Round-up Sharecast - Fri, Apr 4, 2014 17:16 BST

    Utility services group Telecom Plus said it is confident of meeting forecasts with its annual results after a strong final quarter ended March 31st.

  • Vodafone to open 150 new stores and create 1,400 jobs Telegraph - Wed, Apr 2, 2014 19:10 BST

    Retail expansion to reduce reliance on Carphone Warehouse

  • Asian shares mixed following China, Japan data AFP - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 12:57 BST
    Asian shares mixed following China, Japan data

    Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) employees operate computers for trading at the TSE in Tokyo on March 19, 2014

  • Airlines should look at livestreaming flight data - IATA Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 11:56 BST

    The aviation industry should consider technology allowing more live-streaming of flight data following the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner, but cost and practicalities remain major problems, the head of the global airlines' body said on Tuesday. The loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 more than three weeks ago …

  • Questor share tip: KCOM's 5pc dividend Telegraph - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 11:31 BST

    FTSE 250-listed telecoms group offers a 5pc dividend yield that is forecast to grow by double digits, says Questor

  • Eurozone inflation slows; German retail sales rise; Chicago PMI drops; Number of Russian troops in Ukraine fall

  • Just the mention of an investigation could mean good news on energy bills. Sophie Christie explains

  • Energy investigation: will prices fall? Telegraph - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 14:38 GMT

    Just the mention of an investigation could mean good news on energy bills. Sophie Christie explains

  • Planes, ships race to beat bad weather in search for Malaysian jet Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 26, 2014 23:28 GMT

    * Eleven military and civilian aircraft and five ships join search * Latest satellite images show more than 100 objects SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 (Reuters) - Aircraft and ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were racing to beat bad weather on Thursday and reach an …

  • Planes, ships chase new leads in search for Malaysian jet Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 26, 2014 17:54 GMT

    * Latest satellite images captured on March 23 * Chinese ships hunt object spotted by plane PERTH/KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 (Reuters) - New satellite images have revealed more than 100 objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing for 18 days, while planes scouring the frigid …

  • Is Vodafone Group plc A Super Growth Stock? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Mar 26, 2014 16:48 GMT

    Does Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) have the right credentials to be classed as a very attractive growth play?

  • Tiny British energy suppliers take on goliaths as bills bite Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 26, 2014 13:11 GMT

    * "Big Six" market share drops below 95 pct * Winners include First Utility, Ovo Energy * Politics loom large over UK energy sector LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - Riding a wave of public anger at soaring utility bills, a group of tiny British suppliers have prised away hundreds of thousands of customers from the energy …

  • Search for Malaysian jet resumes off Australia after weather improves Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 23:06 GMT

    * Search resumes in southern Indian Ocean * Malaysia PM says MH370 crashed in southern Indian Ocean SYDNEY/BEIJING, March 26 (Reuters) - The search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared 18 days ago resumed on Wednesday in the southern Indian Ocean, looking for debris that may unlock the mystery of why the plane …

  • London midday: Stocks fall as Crimea turmoil drags on Sharecast - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 18:03 GMT

    Ukraine tensions escalate as G7 leaders meet; Interim President orders withdrawal from Crimea; Chinese manufacturing PMI eases; Kentz, Centamin impress, Diploma drops.

  • France's Orange hires adviser to review Spanish strategy-sources Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 15:27 GMT

    French telecoms group Orange (Other OTC: FNCTF - news) has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an adviser on its strategy in Spain, including the possible acquisition of smaller competitor Jazztel (Other OTC: JAZTF - news) , two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. Orange came under increased pressure …

  • BUZZ-Best of the Street: round-up of top-ranked analyst action in Europe Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 11:47 GMT

    Ratings & estimate changes by Europe's top-ranked* analysts: ** ESS - Credit Suisse, initiates with neutral, sets TP 3.75. ** Akzo Nobel - Citi adds to Europe focus list, . ** Monitise - Goldman reiterates ...

  • Chinese families clash with police, slam Malaysia over lost plane Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 11:28 GMT

    * Malaysia PM says MH370 crashed in southern Indian Ocean * China demands Kuala Lumpur share all evidence (Adds details from news conference) BEIJING/KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 (Reuters) - Dozens of angry relatives of passengers on a lost Malaysian jetliner clashed with police in Beijing on Tuesday, accusing the Southeast …

  • Asian shares mostly lower after US, Europe losses AFP - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 10:00 GMT
    Asian shares mostly lower after US, Europe losses

    A businessman looks at an electric quotation board showing the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in front of a securities company in Tokyo on March 14, 2014

  • UK satellite operator used 19th century physics to trace missing plane Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Mar 24, 2014 23:08 GMT

    Britain's Inmarsat (Other OTC: IMASF - news) used a wave phenomenon discovered in the 19th century to analyse the seven pings its satellite picked up from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to determine its final destination. The new findings led Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to conclude on Monday that the Boeing (NYSE: …

  • Niall Booker, the chief executive, who was brought in last year to rescue the bank, has attempted to strike an optimistic tone but can offer no reassurance that further problems will not emerge.

  • Phoenix confirms discussions with Standard Life as Carphone Warehouse's merger plans with Dixon appear under threat

  • Phones4u Bids To Crash Dixons-Carphone Deal Sky News - Mon, Mar 24, 2014 20:42 GMT
    Phones4u Bids To Crash Dixons-Carphone Deal

    The private equity group which owns Phones4u has approached Dixons in an attempt to gatecrash the electrical goods chain's planned merger with Carphone Warehouse (LSE: CPW.L - news) . Sky News understands that BC Partners sounded out senior Dixons executives about a possible tie-up in the days following the emergence of …

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