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  • French retailer faces legal action in wake of Bangladesh disaster

    A photo taken on November 28, 2013 shows the sign of the Auchan supermarket in Toulouse, southern France

  • Digital River Appoints Marco Vergani as General Manager and Vice President of EMEA

    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Continues to support global expansion plans Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV ), a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, today announced it appointed ...

  • Chinese clampdown on extravagant feasts hits Pernod Ricard sales

    French drinks maker Pernod Ricard's Chief Executive Officer Pierre Pringuet (L)and Chief Financial Officer Gilles Bogaert pose prior to presentation of the group's 2013/14 half-year sales and results, ...

  • Argentine congress OKs payoff to Repsol for YPF seizure

    Picture of the Repsol logo at the headquarters building taken in Madrid on November 21, 2008

  • Spain's CaixaBank reports profits halved AFP - 2 hours 42 minutes ago
    Spain's CaixaBank reports profits halved

    CaixaBank's president Isidro Faine (R), and CaixaBank's General Director Juan Maria Nin (L) give a press conference in Barcelona on April 25, 2013, to present the company's results for the first three ...

  • Barclays says expects small fall in quarterly profit

    The British Barclays bank logo is seen on a branch in central London on February 15, 2011

  • American Airlines profitable in 1st quarter since deal

    An American Airlines Boeing 737 airplane takes off from a runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, in this September 23, 2013

  • What you need to know before the US open

    US markets are expected higher today, buoyed by the tech results released last night.Apple’s jumped 8.3 per cent in pre-market trading.Data wise, orders for durable goods rose 2.6 per cent in March, above ...

  • Caterpillar reports higher profits, warns of China, Ukraine risks

    Rows of the Caterpillar 2009 Challenger MT765C farm tractors sit on on the docks of the Port of Baltimore's Dundalk Terminal in this August 27, 2009 file photo taken in Baltimore, Maryland

  • GM profit plunges after recall costs

    The corporate logo for the General Motors Corporation is pictured in this January 11, 2005 file photo in Detroit

  • iomart Wins Scottish Corporate Award Business Wire - 3 hours ago
    iomart Wins Scottish Corporate Award

    GLASGOW, Scotland--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- UK Cloud Company Voted AIM Mid -Sized PLC of Year   iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM), one of the UK and Europe’s leading cloud companies, has been voted AIM Mid -Sized PLC ...

  • Labour Looks At Breaking Ties With Co-op Bank

    Labour is considering breaking its historic links with the struggling Co-operative Bank. The party has confirmed it is "reviewing its financial arrangements", insisting it is for commercial reasons. It is reported Labour is looking to move loans worth more than £1m to the trade union-owned Unity Trust Bank. Co-op Bank …

  • Factory gate prices fall by 3.1 per cent in March

    However, the price paid for dairy products rose by 12.6 per cent.

  • Turkey's central bank says holds key interest rate, defying PM

    A woman counts Turkish lira banknotes at a currency exchange office in Istanbul on January 23, 2014

  • European stocks rebound on upbeat earnings

    Stock brokers work at the stock exchange in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany on March 14, 2014. Germany's DAX stock index fell below 9,000 points during afternoon trading

  • Mt Gox Bitcoin Exchange Liquidation Ordered

    The failed Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox is to be liquidated after a Tokyo court ordered bankruptcy proceedings to proceed, it has been confirmed. "(I) will implement the bankruptcy proceedings, in which the assets of the bankrupt entity will be managed and converted into cash," a statement by bankruptcy trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi …

  • F1 Boss Ecclestone In Court On Bribery Charges

    Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone is in court in Munich at the start of his trial on charges of bribery. The trial could threaten his control of F1 and, if proven, could see him jailed for up to 10 years. Ecclestone, 83, is accused of paying a $44m (£26m) bribe to a German banker to  facilitate the sale of …

  • Eurotunnel On Track Amid Freight Truck Boost

    Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel (Paris: FR0010533075 - news) has kept its revenue rise on track, driven by a rise in shuttle train usage by trucks. Eurotunnel Group said income for the first quarter topped €260m (£220m), up 8% on the same period last year. Groupe Eurotunnel chairman and chief executive Jacques Gounon …

  • Too much debt and not enough houses: Ireland’s creditless recovery is here to stay

    We’re too focused on paying down our existing debt burden to consider new lending, says a new report.

  • Bitcoin exchange MtGox to start liquidation process

    This photo illustration shows a man looking at the bitcoin exchange website of MtGox in Tokyo on February 25, 2014

  • Putin blocks Russia relaxing budget policy for Crimea -report

    People queue in front of the Ukrainian "Privat Bank" in Simferopol on April 23, 2014

  • Gazprom Turns Up Heat On Kiev With $11bn Bill

    Russia's energy giant Gazprom (MCX: GAZP.ME - news) has hit Ukraine with a new $11.4bn (£6.8bn) gas bill - more than five times its original claim. Gas supply has become a key economic weapon used by Moscow against its near-neighbour amid EU claims it can divert supplies to Ukraine. The EU has also said it could take …

  • Apple faces ebook trial in July after US judge denies bid to postpone it

    Apple will now face a trial in July after it was accused of conspiring with publishers to raise ebook prices and impede competitors like Amazon.

  • Pharma giant Novartis sees net profit jump 24%

    A file picture taken on January 28, 2009 in Basel, shows the logo of Novartis pictured on a building of Novartis' headquarters

  • Mexico's Slim gains Europe foothold with Austrian Telekom deal

    Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim prepares to speak during a press conference on the "Inbursa Foundation", in Mexico City, on January 19, 2010

  • Budget Deficit Drops By 6% In Last Year

    The UK budget deficit has fallen to its lowest level since the financial crisis five years ago. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the shortfall in tax revenues over Government spending fell to £107.7bn in the 12 months to the end of March. It was slightly lower than forecast by the Office …

  • Unilever says Q1 sales down, blames exchange rates

    This File picture dated May 01, 2007 shows the Unilever logo

  • FTV Capital Names New Partner Business Wire - 7 hours ago
    FTV Capital Names New Partner

    SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FTV Capital, a sector-focused growth equity investment firm, today announced the promotion of Liron Gitig to partner. Liron Gitig, FTV Capital Partner (Photo: ...

  • Revealed: The 50 Streets With Slowest Broadband

    Wheatley Road in Corringham is in joint-last place with Erw Fawr, in Henryd, North Wales, with an average download speed of 0.6 Mbps. The fastest street is in Derbyshire - Loundes Road in Unstone gets an average download speed of 57.58 Mbps.

  • Spain shows fastest growth in six years, central bank says

    A picture taken on May 29, 2012 shows a coin of euro with a Spanish national flag in the background, in Lille, northern France

  • AstraZeneca drugs group says profits halved, blames generics

    Signs outside pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca are pictured in Macclesfield, in northwest England, on November 20, 2008

  • Travis Perkins Sales Up As Housing Market Warms

    Building supply firm Travis Perkins (LSE: TPK.L - news) has seen its first quarter like-for-like sales rise by 12.7%, after weaker trading in the same period last year. The Office for National Statistics said construction output fell to £5.8bn in February, down 2.8% from January. Chief executive John Carter said: "All …

  • Gym Fees 'Could Stop Mortgage Approvals'

    Homebuyers could find themselves turned down for a mortgage because of their gym memberships, phone bills and pension payments, under new rules introduced this weekend, experts have warned. Mortgage advisers said new restrictions introduced under the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) would drastically increase the intrusiveness …

  • Facebook Profits Triple As Apple Sales Jump

    A surge in advertising sales helped Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB - news) triple its profits in the first three months of 2014, the social networking site has revealed. The company posted a Q1 profit of $642m (£380m) on the back of a 72% surge in revenues, driven by mobile advertising. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg …

  • Alstrom in the dark over potential GE bid

    US engineering giant General Electric (GE) has entered talks to buy French company Alstrom for roughly $13bn, according to reports from Bloomberg.Should the deal go ahead it would be the most substantial ...

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