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  • Weight Watchers share price soars despite widening losses

    Weight Watchers shares have soared by over 14 per cent in after hours trading, after the company’s results for the first quarter came in ahead of expectations. Net revenue declined by 4.7 per cent, from $322m (£222m) in the first quarter of 2015, to $307m.

  • Trinity Mirror's New Day newspaper 'to close' after just nine weeks @ International Business Times Finance ONC UK - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
    Trinity Mirror's New Day newspaper 'to close' after just nine weeks

    The company declined to comment, but the Spectator reported that Trinity's chief executive Simon Fox had said the paper would close if it failed to deliver results. It was the first British newspaper to launch since the I back in 2010 and the publisher of the Daily Mirror said it wanted to target people who had "fallen …

  • Gannett bid for big newspaper tie-up rejected

    Tribune Publishing owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant and other dailies

  • The world's top universities by reputation revealed @ City A.M. - 1 hour 30 minutes ago
    The world's top universities by reputation revealed

    Some of the UK’s most prestigious institutions have slipped in a ranking of the world’s top 100 universities by reputation.

  • Tesla accelerates to hit target of making 500,000 cars

    Tesla Model S cars at a showroom in Shanghai

  • World stocks extend losses as US hiring data weakens

    European and Asian stock markets extend a global sell-off following sharp losses in New York

  • The New Day Paper 'To Close' After Nine Weeks Sky News - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
    The New Day Paper 'To Close' After Nine Weeks

    The New Day newspaper is to close after just nine weeks, according to reports. The daily newspaper, published by Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI.L - news) , is understood to be publishing its final edition on Friday. According to The Spectator's Steerpike blog, the company's chief executive Simon Fox had made clear that the …

  • BHP, Vale shares sink on huge Brazil mining lawsuit

    A dam burst at a mining waste site unleashing a deluge of thick, red toxic mud that smothered the village of Bento Rodrigues in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, killing 19 people in November 2015

  • Fox profit down despite 'Deadpool' boost AFP - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
    Fox profit down despite 'Deadpool' boost

    Actor Ryan Reynolds attends the "Deadpool" fan event at AMC Empire Theatre on February 8, 2016 in New York City

  • TripAdvisor shares tank after it misses expectations @ City A.M. - 2 hours 7 minutes ago
    TripAdvisor shares tank after it misses expectations

    Travel website TripAdvisor’s revenue has decreased to $352m, a drop of $11m or three per cent, during the first quarter of 2016. Shares of the travel business fell 7.73 per cent to $58.25 in after-hours trading on Wednesday. “With the global launch of instant booking now substantively complete, users around the globe …

  • Airbag Recall More Than Doubles To 69 Million Sky News - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
    Airbag Recall More Than Doubles To 69 Million

    Japanese manufacturer Takata (Frankfurt: 7TK.F - news) is recalling 35-40 million more airbag inflators in the US, more than doubling what is already the largest recall ever in America's car industry. It (Other OTC: ITGL - news) means the total number of inflators to be replaced will rise to up to 69 million, a huge …

  • New Day Newspaper 'To Close' After Nine Weeks Sky News - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
    New Day Newspaper 'To Close' After Nine Weeks

    The New Day newspaper is to close after just nine weeks, according to reports. The daily newspaper, published by Trinity Mirror, is understood to be publishing its final edition on Friday. According to ...

  • Kraft Heinz shares up five per cent as it reveals 165 per cent sales jump

    Kraft Heinz has revealed a massive jump in sales during the three months to 3 April, driving the group's share price up by over five per cent in after hours trading. The company, which was formed out of the merger of Kraft and Heinz last year, said a 165 per cent increase in sales - up to $6.57bn (£4.53bn) from $2.48bn …

  • US orders recall of up to 40 million more Takata airbags

    US auto safety regulators have ordered Takata to recall between 35 and 40 million airbags installed in US cars

  • Spanish football clubs' tax debt to fall below 200m euros - league president

    Spanish League Football President President Javier Tebas speaks during an interview with AFP in Madrid on November 17, 2015

  • Barclays Offer Sees Return Of 100% Mortgages

    Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) has launched a 100% mortgage – the first time such a product has been made widely available since the financial crisis. Barclays also emphasised that it would carry out a full affordability check on borrowers. Under the Barclays deal, the 10% guarantee would be returned to the "helper" with …

  • Merkel, Abe differ on how to fix world economy

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for bilateral talks in Gransee on May 4, 2016

  • Spain's Ferrovial buys stake in Aussie detention centre operator

    Ferrovial boosted its bid price by 11 percent to 1.50 Australian dollars per share, valuing Broadspectrum at 769 million Australian dollars

  • EU to block O2 sale to Hutchison: source

    Hutchison is controlled by one of the richest men in Asia, Li Ka-shing, and his buyout of O2 from Spain's Telefonica for £10.25 billion would create Britain's biggest mobile phone company

  • Becoming mayor is every property boss's dream, says prince Zylinski

    Polish prince John Zylinski is unlikely to win the mayoral election tomorrow, but his career in politics is only just starting. Zylinski, a property boss from Lewisham with blood as blue as Tory hopeful Zac Goldsmith's, is running as an independent candidate in the race for City Hall. "Some of what he says is a bit ridiculous" …

  • European Central Bank scraps 500-euro note

    According to ECB statistics, the 500-euro bills account for just three percent of the total number of banknotes in circulation

  • London fashion retailer Farfetch raises over £75m in funding round

    Online fashion retailer Farfetch has raised $110m (£75.6m) in its latest funding round to augment expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region. The London-based luxury shopping platform plans to use the funding to expand in China, Farfetch’s second largest market, Japan and other Asia-Pacific countries. China represents …

  • Tobacco Firms Lose Plain Packet Challenge

    Europe's highest court has rejected a legal challenge by tobacco firms against standardised packaging rules for cigarettes. The ruling, at the European Court of Justice, essentially dismissed complaints that changes to EU laws went beyond what was necessary on health grounds. It (Other OTC: ITGL - news) also paves the …

  • Deliveroo is building its own kitchens to dominate the takeaway trade

    The company is also looking at Waterford and Derry as it expands across Ireland.

  • ECB scraps 500 euro note AFP - 6 hours ago
    European Central Bank scraps 500-euro note

    According to ECB statistics, the 500-euro bills account for just three percent of the total number of banknotes in circulation

  • Europe's air safety agency to study aircraft-drone collision risk

    As private use of drones grows, authorities are anxious to avoid any risk of accidents

  • Goodbye, €500 note. We hardly knew you @ City A.M. - 6 hours ago
    Goodbye, €500 note. We hardly knew you

    The €500 note will be withdrawn from circulation by the end of 2018, the European Central Bank (ECB) confirmed this afternoon. The violet-coloured note, dubbed the "Bin Laden" in parts of the Eurozone because of how rarely it is spotted in everyday life, is one of the highest value notes in circulation anywhere in the …

  • European Central Bank scraps 500-euro note

    The ECB has said it would no longer produce and issue 500 euro banknotes

  • Burundi: President Nkurunziza calls for return of $71.3m 'stolen' from government @ International Business Times Finance ONC UK - 6 hours ago
    Burundi: President Nkurunziza calls for return of $71.3m 'stolen' from government

    Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has called for tens of millions of dollars to be returned to his embattled government, after he claimed up to 111 billion Burundian (FBU) francs ($71.3m, €61.9m, £49.1m) had been stolen or embezzled. The ensuing political crisis, violent government repression, volatile security situation …

  • World stocks extend losses as US hiring data weakens

    European and Asian stock markets extend a global sell-off following sharp losses in New York

  • Government accused of supporting policy that would kill British steel

    The government has been accused of supporting a policy that would deal a final blow to the British steel industry, already thought to be in its death throes. Eggert was also sceptical about the ability of potential buyers to turnaround Tata Steel's loss-making UK assets, even if they receive support from the governmen …

  • US crude production sinks to 17 month low

    US domestic oil production dropped to 8.83 million barrels a day in the week to April 29, compared to 8.94 million a week earlier, Energy Department data showed

  • Donor group suspends aid to Mozambique over hidden debt

    Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi (L) reviews an honour guard with his Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (R) during a welcoming ceremony in Maputo on May 4, 2016

  • ERRATUM - Leclanché Shareholders Approve All Board Proposals

    EQS Group-Ad-hoc: Leclanché SA / Key word(s): AGM/EGM2016-05-04 / 18:28 Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

  • Next Reduces Full Price Sales Guidance

    Next (Other OTC: NXGPF - news) has issued another downbeat trading statement, lowering its guidance on full price sales for its current financial year. The FTSE 100 firm, which had previously warned that the year could prove the toughest since the financial crisis , said annual profits could also be dented further after …

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