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House prices slump causing slowest growth since 2013

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:46 am| By Robyn Vinter

Bad news for those already on the property ladder but good for everyone else…

Fat Cat banker

Enough’s enough: even IoD members are worried about excessive salaries

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:45 am| By Sophie Hobson

Seven-figure salaries are eroding public trust in business, and that’s a threat to success, say members

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Tube strike on Saturday after fall out over alcohol breath test

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:29 am| By Harry Cockburn

Unions warn of further strikes to come

Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks is returning to the Murdoch empire

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 9:15 am| By Sophie Hobson

How do you solve a problem like Rebekah?

TalkTalk

TalkTalk customers are at risk of fraud after major data theft

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:37 am| By Robyn Vinter

One customer had thousands stolen by fraudsters

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Who has a 74% chance of becoming the UK’s next PM?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:12 am| By Harry Cockburn

After a week of poor performances, here’s who’s leading the pack

Lloyds banking group

Lloyds finally pays out dividends on £1.7bn profits

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:06 am| By Robyn Vinter

Some good news for the troubled bank’s investors

Election 2015 hots up

Election dissection: A rapid round-up of the week’s political proceedings

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:43 am| By Harry Cockburn

Which parties are on track, and which have gone off the rails?

Red Boris bike

London’s blue Boris bikes are now going to be painted red - here's why

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:08 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Take a look at the new Boris bike sponsor

Apple event invite

8 things you need to know about the Apple Watch

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 9:07 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Launching on March 9

Magician cards

Fraudulent arms companies charged taxpayers for magicians, croquet and speeding fines

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:26 am| By Harry Cockburn

Michael Fallon to call for “vital” changes to arms procurement

House price drop

For the first time, more people own homes outright than have a mortgage

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:25 am| By Sophie Hobson

Home-ownership has plummeted among young people in the past decade

Odeon

Odeon cinemas set to go on sale priced at a whopping £1bn

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:00 am| By Robyn Vinter

Cinema chain set to go on sale later this year

Maersk 1

Biggest boat to ever navigate Thames docks at London Gateway

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:56 am| By Harry Cockburn

Just look at this beast

Facebook

Why the heck did Facebook pay $1.3m to hackers in 2014?

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:07 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

No Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t lost his mind.

HSBC Private Bank Switzerland

HSBC bosses: “Sorry... but it was mainly Swiss management’s fault”

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 9:25 am| By Sophie Hobson

Regrets… and some finger-pointing

Burning cash

RBS posts £3.5bn loss. Can its newly appointed chairman help?

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 8:55 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The state-owned bank has just reported its seventh consecutive loss

Construction Site

SMEs set for boost as government drafts laws for speeding up public sector contract payments

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:14 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Thirty day payment mandate for public procurement contractors

Cycling businessman

London’s most dangerous cycling hotspots revealed as TfL admits under-spending road safety budget

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:40 am| By Harry Cockburn

Just £29m of £82m cycling budget spent this financial year

The Ritzy cinema in Brixton

Phew! Brixton saved from Piccadilly-Circus-style screens

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:22 am| By Sophie Hobson

Seven reasons we hated the plan

Steam train Waterloo London

Rush hour trains into London were faster in the age of steam than today

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 9:31 am| By Harry Cockburn

Steam trains quicker than plodding pace of modern rail traffic

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Here's why FTSE 100 hit a record high last night

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 9:26 am| By Robyn Vinter

The share index closed at 6,949.63, beating the previous record close of 6,930.2

David Potts CBE, Morrisons new CEO

7 vital things you need to know about Morrisons new CEO David Potts

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 9:16 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

It’s no exaggeration to say that Morrisons began 2015 on an appalling note.

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UKIP suffers in polls after Channel 4 programme receives 6,500 complaints

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:53 am| By Harry Cockburn

Race rows hit party’s popularity

Wonga

Wonga is cutting a third of its jobs. Here's why

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:22 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Beleaguered payday lender Wonga is planning to cull 325 jobs, more than a third of its workforce, in a bid to save £25m.

Natalie Bennett

EXCLUSIVE: Natalie Bennett – “It’s a bad day when I can’t get the message across”

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:18 am| By Robyn Vinter

Green Party leader said it’s “for other people to judge” whether she comes across badly in interviews

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FCA chief executive Martin Wheatley

Bankers wriggle out of plans to make them criminally accountable

Tue, 24 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Bankers were going to be made more accountable – but now they’re not (sort of)

Apple logo

Woah! Apple is now TWICE as big as world's second-largest company ExxonMobil

Tue, 24 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Apple’s market cap: $774bn. ExxonMobil’s market cap: $377bn

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Real wages are rising for the first time since 2007, says EY

Mon, 23 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

As inflation rates fall, wages surge ahead of prices

Tescwoe

You won’t believe how many millions Tesco lost on Blinkbox

Mon, 23 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Blinkbox cost Tesco a small fortune

Nigel Farage

How racist is UKIP?

Mon, 23 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

From calling a Thai party supporter “ting tong from somewhere” to disliking “negroid features”, UKIP representatives have kicked up many racism storms.

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Al-Shabab video urging terror attacks on London is being assessed by Scotland Yard

Mon, 23 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Extremist video calls for attacks on Oxford Street and Westfield shopping centres

HSBC Private Bank Switzerland

Why have HSBC profits fallen by nearly a fifth?

Mon, 23 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The bank’s 2014 results are pretty eye-opening

Jack Straw

Politicians for hire? Jack Straw & Sir Malcolm Rifkind embroiled in "cash for access" scandal Video

Mon, 23 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The “cash for access” scandal is back again… starring Labour party’s Jack Straw and the Conservatives’ Sir Malcolm Rifkind.

Driverless Tube train

Night Tube! All-night Tube service to be extended to most Tube lines, Overground and DLR

Fri, 20 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Soon, you will be able to ride the trains of London all-night.

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Theresa May plans “British values” test for visas

Fri, 20 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Visitors coming for business meetings would have to demonstrate respect for “British values”

Starbucks

Now you can get drunk in Starbucks! They’re serving beer and wine

Fri, 20 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Coming to a bland, impersonal coffee house near you

Upside down car Vauxhall

Seen the awesome upside-down car at Southbank? This is how it was madeVideo

Fri, 20 Feb 2015| By Sophie Hobson

More gravity-defying art from Alex Chinneck

Apple car

iCar? Apple to launch electric car in 2020

Fri, 20 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Tech giant to enter electric car market to take on Tesla and General Motors

Bitcoin

Thought bitcoin was dead? Dell is now accepting it as payment

Thu, 19 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Dell becomes the largest retailer in the world to accept the currency

Ed Miliband studious

How embarrassing! Labour's biggest private donor PwC is accused of promoting "tax avoidance"

Thu, 19 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

So PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) donated £386,605 to the Labour party in the last quarter of 2014. This is the biggest non-union donation made to the party in the quarter.

Broadgate Tower City of London

City skyscraper evacuated after suspect package found

Thu, 19 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Broadgate Tower on Primrose Street in the City of London has been evacuated after a suspect package was found.

Backhander money

Private equity chiefs using “government-sponsored tax avoidance”, to save £700m a year, investigation finds

Thu, 19 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Research highlights the money pipeline between political parties and private equity houses

The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle to be demolished & built from scratch as part of £300m deal

Thu, 19 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The construction of the Pinnacle skyscraper, also known as the Helter Skelter, has been um, a bit of a helter skelter.

Farmland

Farmland has gone up twice as much as prime London property in the last decade. Why?

Thu, 19 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Prime London property has rapidly shot up, but farmland has beaten it

British Gas letter hob

What caused British Gas owner Centrica’s profits to fall by a whopping 35%?

Thu, 19 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

British Gas owner Centrica has seen profits drop by more than a third to £1.7bn.

Raspberry Pi

This is now the fastest-selling British computer in history (and it's tiny)

Thu, 19 Feb 2015| By Sophie Hobson

It costs as little as £24 and more than five million have been sold

The Snapchat icon

Snapchat could become the third-most valuable start-up in the world

Thu, 19 Feb 2015| By Sophie Hobson

It’s not even four years old, yet it could be valued at $19bn

Roman Abramovich super yacht

Cinema, submarine and missile defence system not enough for Abramovich’s yacht

Wed, 18 Feb 2015| By Rebecca Hobson

Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich, has sent his super-yacht – the Eclipse – to Germany for a refit.

John Allan, the new chairman of Tesco

Everything you need to know about Tesco’s new chairman, in one minute

Wed, 18 Feb 2015| By Sophie Hobson

What he’ll earn, where he’s come from and what people think of him

Rich money fistpump

London estate agents made £1.1bn in fees last year - which boroughs did they earn most in?

Wed, 18 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Warning: If you don’t like estate agents then you’re not going to like this news story

Harriet Yeo Labour to UKIP

Top Labour figure defects to UKIP over "EU referendum hush-up"

Wed, 18 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Former chair of Labour’s executive body Harriet Yeo quits and pledges support to UKIP

HSBC

HSBC's Geneva office raided by Swiss police

Wed, 18 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

HSBC bank’s Geneva offices have been raided by the police today as part of a money-laundering inquiry.

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