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FTSE CLOSE: Markets rise after strong Wall Street gains

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:20
The FTSE 100 has risen higher today, following US markets upwards while the Office for National Statistics revealed a disappointing set of retail sales figures for January.

Plant Impact shares rise 71% as crop group finds buyer

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:59
When Plant Impact put itself up for sale in December investors weren’t convinced a buyer would be found with the shares wilting from 21.5p to 5.88p by close of play Thursday.

Interest rate rises make you richer: This is Money podcast

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:58
On this week's podcast we discuss why Britain doesn’t get paid enough, what we can do about it and how to look on the bright side of rising interest rates.

FTSE live: Markets rise after strong Wall Street gains

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:12
The FTSE 100 has risen higher today, following US markets upwards while the Office for National Statistics revealed a disappointing set of retail sales figures for January.

RSA: Tax Facebook to fund universal basic income

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:12
The RSA think-tank (led by Matthew Taylor, pictured) said that a growing number of Britons face losing their jobs to robots and artificial intelligence in the coming years.

Cifas fraud marker left me with do not employ status

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:04
The black mark had been put on his records following a failed mortgage application a year earlier. It only came to light after the reader failed background checks for two jobs, leaving him unemployed.

New plans to punish car makers found using defeat devices

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:49
Fines would be issued to all elements of the supply chain - including dealers - though no penalties will be issued to consumers who purchase or sell on the vehicles, the DfT said.

Act fast to get your hands on childcare vouchers

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:39
The childcare voucher scheme is set to close to new entrants on 6 April 2018 - if you miss the deadline to register with your employer it could cost you thousands in tax-free benefits.

Post Office check and send passport service cost to rise

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:32
The cost of a British passport is set to rise next month - and travellers using the Post Office for their application are among the hardest hit.

Old £10 notes no longer legal tender from 1 March 2018

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:51
They will no longer be legal tender from midnight on 1 March 2018. Unspent notes from then on can only be exchanged at the Bank of England either in person or by post.

In Year of the Dog is China a good bet for investors?

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:49
It may be the 'Year of the Dog' for China, but for investors looking to avoid the bite of market falls and economic turmoil – is the Asian nation a good bet for 2018?

Rocketing food prices dragged down UK sales in January

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:16
Growth in sales last month was at its slowest since April 2017 according to the Office for National Statistics with the amount bought in January rising just 0.1%.

Balfour Beatty scoops part of a £1.4 billion contract

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:02
FTSE 250 construction firm Balfour Beatty is part of a joint venture that has scooped a £1.4 billion contract to build a train network at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

MARKET REPORT: Indivior hammered by legal woes

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:41
The firm is gripped in a scuffle with various US drug makers to stop them creating copycat versions of its flagship drug to fight opioid addiction, Suboxone.

Home ownership rates among young people have 'collapsed'

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:42
House prices have increased seven times faster in real terms than the average annual salary of a young worker, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Airbus writes off another £1bn on its A400m cargo plane

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
The aircraft, which can carry 116 fully equipped troops, has been beset by problems, including a fatal crash in 2015. Europe’s largest aerospace group, posted a profit of £3.7bn.

CITY DIARY: HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver sets sail

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:53
HBSC boss Stuart Gulliver bows out from his £9.7m a-year role next week once he’s delivered the bank’s latest results, an annual task the irascible northerner won’t miss after he’s gone.

Train and aeroplane maker Bombardier's soaring profits

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
The Canadian firm, which employs 4,200 staff at a plant in Belfast, made a £478m profit last year, up 57 per cent on 2016. It follows a turbulent few months for the business.

Burberry bids to win over the young at London Fashion Week

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
Luxury giant Burberry is offering a service that allows customers to order their favourite items from its 2018 catwalk show and have them delivered within an hour.

ON THE BOARD: Royal Mail boss Moya Greene joins Rio Tinto

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
It follows her appointment last year to the board of budget airline EasyJet. The Canadian mother-of-one has run Royal Mail since 2010, and was paid £1.9m between 2016 and 2017.
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