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  • France outlines 'optimistic' pledge to get economy back on track

    French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (C) and French UMP right-wing deputy Gilles Carrez (L) attend the presentation of the government stability programme for 2014-2017 in Paris, on April 23, 2014

  • BritWeek Los Angeles 2014 Has Officially Launched

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Eighth Annual BritWeek brings together art, music, fashion, Shakespeare & more The eighth annual BritWeek launched last night and runs from today until May 4 th in Los Angeles. Stars ...

  • Ex-EMI Boss Nicoli Returns With New Music Gig

    Eric Nicoli, the former chief executive of EMI, is returning to the music industry as an investor in Tunehog, a service that aims to stand out from a crowded digital streaming market through technology which sonically 'maps' millions of songs. Mr Nicoli, the chairman of R&R Music, Tunehog's parent company, has been working …

  • Eurozone April business activity nears 3-year high: Markit

    Volkswagen assembly line workes put together the auto maker's VW Tiguan and Touran models in Wolfsburg, central Germany on March 7, 2012

  • Factory Orders 'At Their Best Since 1995'

    Manufacturing orders placed with factories have expanded at the strongest rate since 1995, a new survey has shown. The results come as the Bank of England said Britain's economic recovery was "building momentum". According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), its industrial trends survey showed that in the …

  • Google Street View update lets you travel back in time*

    *Travel as far back as 2007, that is.

  • S. Korean cosmetics firm LG Household eyes Elizabeth Arden

    Elizabeth Arden lipsticks are displayed at The Stuart Weitzman luxury suite at the Sofitel LA Hotel in Los Angeles, California on February 21, 2007

  • Eurozone deficits improve but debt mounts: data

    The Euro logo pictured in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) building in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany, on September 5, 2013

  • Flybe hopes to compete with the railway with new London City Airport routes

    FLYBE is returning to London with domestic routes aimed at business travellers, which it hopes will tempt time-poor passengers away from road and rail.The regional airline is launching five UK services ...

  • Boeing lifts profit outlook as jetliner demand booms

    The logo of US aircraft manufacturer Boeing pictured during the 50th International Paris Air show at Le Bourget airport near Paris on June 23, 2013

  • Budget Deficit Drops By 6% In Last Year Sky News - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
    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 …

  • What you need to know before the US open City A.M. - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
    What you need to know before the US open

    US stocks futures suggest a slightly lower open today, following the recent rally the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have seen over the last few days.Mortgage applications in the US fell 3.3 per cent last week - the ...

  • China yuan touches 16-month low against dollar

    US dollar notes are counted next to stacks of Chinese 100 yuan (RMB) banknotes at a bank in Huaibei, eastern China's Anhui province, on September 24, 2013

  • Ericsson posts strong Q1 profit despite falling sales

    File photo shows Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg giving a press conference on the first day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 25, 2013

  • Primark Sees Profit Up 26% In Last Six Months Sky News - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
    Primark Sees Profit Up 26% In Last Six Months

    Discount fashion chain Primark has seen its half-yearly operating profit rise 26% to £298m. Owner Associated British Foods (ABF) said its retail arm saw the surge in profit in the 24 weeks to March 1. Revenue in the period for Primark was up 14%, to £2.278bn. While like-for-like sales growth was 4%, its aggressive expansion …

  • Households in just four counties have more disposable income than average

    CSO figures also found that the gap between the highest and lowest disposable incomes has widened.

  • Battle For Control Of Net Kicks Off In Brazil Sky News - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
    Battle For Control Of Net Kicks Off In Brazil

    Now hundreds of government officials, technical experts and academics are meeting at the NetMundial conference in Sao Paulo to discuss who should oversee the worldwide web in future. China and Russia want the United Nations to have some say over how the internet is controlled, while the US and parts of Europe say it should …

  • Spain forecasts stronger economic outlook in 2014-15

    Spain's economy minister Luis de Guindos Jurado speaks during a press conference at the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors' meeting in Sydney on February 23, 2014

  • Portugal raises 750 mn euros in key bond issue

    A trader pictured working behind a computer screen in Lisbon on April 23, 2014 during the auction of Portuguese Treasury Bills

  • Eurostar Gets Big Boost From Business Travel

    Cross-Channel train service Eurostar has seen a 7% increase in revenue in the first-quarter, boosted by a rise in business travellers. So-called leisure travellers were up 3% despite the fact that numbers last year were being boosted by an earlier Easter and foreign visitors. Eurostar chief executive Nicolas Petrovic …

  • PhoneWatch to create 230 jobs in 12 regions across the country

    The new roles are in engineering, sales and operational areas of the business.

  • WhatsApp says it now has half billion users

    The logo of WhatsApp, the popular messaging service bought by Facebook, pictured on a smartphone in New York on February 20, 2014

  • Chinese Government Shuns 'Expensive' Windows 8

    The Chinese government will try to patch up the outdated Windows XP operating system -because it is too expensive to upgrade. Microsoft stopped providing security updates for the 13-year-old software earlier ...

  • China pork firm scales down HK listing on volatility concerns

    (L-R) Executive director and chairman of WH Group, Wan Long, executive director and president of Smithfield, Larry Pope and Smithfield chief financial officer, Kenneth Sullivan attend a press conference ...

  • Eurozone deficits improve but debt mounts: data

    The Euro logo pictured in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) building in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany, on September 5, 2013

  • Sports Direct Slams £73m Boss' Bonus Rejection

    High street retailer Sports Direct (Frankfurt: A0MK5S - news) has slammed shareholders who failed to support a £73m bonus share scheme proposed for founder Mike Ashley. In early April, the company halted the proposed £73m bonus for Mr Ashley, its majority shareholder, after failing to gain sufficient investor support. …

  • Eight Renewable Energy Projects Get Go-Ahead

    Plans for eight renewable energy projects - expected to generate enough clean power for three million homes - have been approved by the Government. Contracts for schemes including offshore wind farms and the conversion of coal-fired power stations to run on biomass, are set to support 8,500 jobs and attract up to £12bn …

  • Japan's Seibu Holdings jumps 11% on Tokyo stock market debut

    A Seibu Railway train departs from a station in Tokyo, on April 23, 2014

  • Smartphones 'Too Slow' For London Transport

    The use of smartphones for contactless payments on London's transport network will not be allowed until transaction speeds are dramatically increased. Transport for London (TfL) has modified its reader technology, however pilot programmes have shown the time taken for smartphones to process payments is still too long. …

  • Harley-Davidson Revs Up Quarterly Revenue

    Harley-Davidson has seen its first-quarter earnings rise 18.7% amid a surge in motorcycle ownership and greater factory efficiency. The Milwaukee-based company said global sales of new motorcycles grew 5.8% in the first three months of the year as buyers snapped up its new models. The iconic American motorcycle manufacturer's profit …

  • What you need to know before the open

    US markets saw another positive finish yesterday, with European counterparts expected higher today, looking to French and German manufacturing data.Economists will be looking to see if the turnaround seen ...

  • Center Parcs' Term-Time TV Advert Banned

    A TV advert for Center Parcs which "irresponsibly encouraged parents" to take their children on holiday during term time has been banned. The ad, which promoted four-night midweek breaks at the resorts and featured families with school-aged children, aired with a small print disclaimer warning the offer "excludes school …

  • Strike Trips Up Largest Sport Shoe Factory

    A strike at the world's largest sports shoe manufacturer has entered its second week, hampering production for global brands such as Nike (NYSE: NKE - news) and Adidas (Other OTC: ADDDF - news) . Employees at Yue Yuen Industrial (Frankfurt: YUE1.F - news) (Holdings) Ltd's massive factory in southern China have failed to …

  • Primark buoys AB Foods as sugar continues to sour performance

    Shares in Primark owner Associated British Foods are up over six per cent this morning, after the group announced a six per cent rise in pre-tax profit to £434m in the first half of the financial year, ...

  • GSK In £8.5bn Deal With Swiss Rival Novartis

    British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to sell its oncology business to Novartis for $14.5bn (£8.5bn) and will buy the Swiss company's vaccines division. Novartis is expected to pay another $1.5bn ...

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