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Brexit

“Economists for Brexit” launch campaign

Thu, 28 Apr 2016| By LLB Reporter

A group of eight economists have launched a pro-brexit campaign arguing that the British economy would see a 4% boost if we left the European Union.

Pen graph chart

UK economic growth slows to 0.4%

Wed, 27 Apr 2016| By LLB Reporter

Slow growth for first quarter of 2016

BHS

How screwed up is BHS? Take a look at these five stats

Tue, 26 Apr 2016

BHS has more than £1.3bn of debt

Borrowers

Awkward! The chancellor missed his borrowing target

Thu, 21 Apr 2016| By Robyn Vinter

Forget Arrietty and Pod, it seems George Osborne is the best borrower

Obama I cant hear you

Brexit Obama: US President to say leaving EU would jeopardise special relationship

Thu, 21 Apr 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Obama arrives in UK amid EU referendum wrangling

gold bars

31 incredible facts about gold

Tue, 19 Apr 2016

Which is the most expensive gold coin ever auctioned?

Happy Lego

FTSE 100 hits new RECORD for 2016, soars above 6,400 level

Tue, 19 Apr 2016| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The FTSE 100 just hit a new record for 2016, rising above the 6,400 level in early trading.

George Osborne

Osborne's stark Bre(ak)xit warning: Britain leaving the EU would lead to a possible RECESSION

Mon, 18 Apr 2016| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Leaving EU would shrink UK economy by 6%, says the chancellor

Sunshine

Solar power beats coal for the first time in the UK. Here’s how

Thu, 14 Apr 2016| By LLB Reporter

Green energy > fossil fuels

Happy and sad

REVEALED: The best and worst jobs of 2016

Thu, 14 Apr 2016

The worst job in the world is that of a newspaper reporter, according to a survey by careers website CareerCast.com.

Boots pharmacy

Has Boots been fiddling cash-strapped NHS out of £30m a year?

Wed, 13 Apr 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Boots pharmacy accused of abusing NHS care scheme to boost profits

Tesco

Tesco BACK in the black: Supermarket giant reports profit for first time in three years

Wed, 13 Apr 2016| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

“We have made significant progress,” says Tesco CEO Dave Lewis

Steel

More trouble for Tata Steel as SFO launches criminal inquiry

Fri, 8 Apr 2016| By LLB Reporter

So far, nine employees have also been suspended

David Cameron grumpy

Calls for David Cameron to resign after he admitted he profited from an offshore trustVideo

Fri, 8 Apr 2016| By Robyn Vinter

Revealed: the prime minister benefitted from offshore money

David Cameron

David Cameron's *ahem* TAXING week in five statements

Fri, 8 Apr 2016| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

This is worse than the Piggate scandal…

Ultimatum

Tick-tock: Financial watchdog gives ULTIMATUM to firms to disclose any links to Mossack Fonseca

Thu, 7 Apr 2016

Banks and financial firms have been given a final ultimatum by the UK’s financial services watchdog to disclose links to Mossack Fonseca, the law firm embroiled in the Panama Papers scandal.

Zac Goldsmith arms open

How rich is Zac Goldsmith?

Thu, 7 Apr 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Zac Goldsmith sitting pretty

Britain leaving the EU

The great Brexit bonanza: 5 reasons leaving the EU would be a BLESSING for Britain

Wed, 6 Apr 2016| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Brexit would force the US to put “Humpty Dumpty back together again”, LSE boss Xavier Rolet warned earlier this week.

Junior Doctors sign

Doctors stage fourth strike over imposed contracts as government refuses to negotiate

Wed, 6 Apr 2016| By Harry Cockburn

All-out strike is second of three 48-hour walkouts by medical professionals

Davey Cameron has no offshore

Cameron: "I have no shares, no offshore trust, no offshore funds”

Tue, 5 Apr 2016| By Harry Cockburn

David Cameron responds to Panama Papers revelations connecting his family to offshore investment firm

Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson

Iceland's president rejects PM's request to DISSOLVE parliament amid Panama Papers scandal

Tue, 5 Apr 2016| By LLB Reporter

Iceland’s president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has rejected Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson’s request to dissolve parliament amid the Panama Papers scandal.

Dry riverbed Shever

Climate change could wipe $25 trillion from global economy, says study

Tue, 5 Apr 2016| By Harry Cockburn

But small rise in temperatures could benefit some investorrs

Bashar al assad

Panama Papers: Businessman linked to Syrian president bought £6m worth of London property through offshore companies

Tue, 5 Apr 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Papers reveal how Syria’s elite benefitted from complex international banking system

Tech

These are the 50 hottest fintech firms in Europe

Tue, 5 Apr 2016| By LLB Reporter

London fintechs feature in just over half the list

Garden Bridge London

Garden Bridge fracas: The problems with the bridge and the Trust’s response

Tue, 5 Apr 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Everything on the Garden Bridge is lovely, says Garden Bridge Trust

London skyline

The great London skyscraper invasion: New towers will "harm" capital's skyline

Tue, 5 Apr 2016

Londoners don’t love skyscrapers, study finds

Tax havens

Where do billionaires hide their money?

Mon, 4 Apr 2016| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The world’s biggest tax havens revealed

Home

John Mills: Why Britain might face MANY MORE Tata Steel-like catastrophes

Mon, 4 Apr 2016

“It won’t be the last time we see this kind of catastrophe unless we act fast,” say the founder of JML Group

Putin and Cameron

Tax havens of Putin, Cameron's father, and other world leaders revealed in BIGGEST leak in history

Mon, 4 Apr 2016| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Panama Papers shows how billions of dollars have been hidden

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