Lucy Tobin

Senior News Feature Writer at the Evening Standard, with business focus. Author of Ausperity, Entrepreneur + Guide to Uni Life.

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Just Eat soars on London Stock Exchange debut

The City took a bite of Just Eat, sending shares of the takeaway website up 5 per cent on its debut day of trading on the London Stock Exchange, which valued the company at more than £1.5 billion.

Blythe Masters resigns from JPMorgan

Blythe Masters has resigned after JPMorgan’s giant commodities division for almost three decades

A third runway at the UK's biggest airport - Heathrow - is one of the expansion options put forward in a first report published today by the Airports Commission

Delta boss calls for Heathrow airport expansion

The European boss of US-based Delta Air Lines has called for the expansion of Heathrow over Gatwick airport, saying: “business travellers prefer it.”

Threat of strike over jobs hits Royal Mail shares

Shares in Royal Mail plunged more than 3 per cent last night as investors reacted to the threat of strike action over a major round of job losses.

Budget 2014: High street given £750m injection through rate relief

Retailers were among those that welcomed a slew of measures aimed at helping small businesses.

All long-haul flights will now carry the same Air Passenger Duty as a flight to US

Budget 2014: Air Passenger Duty reforms welcomed by airlines

Airlines welcomed reforms to the Air Passenger Duty on UK flights announced by the Chancellor in the Budget today.

Eurotunnel hails record revenues after topping €1bn mark

Eurotunnel reported record revenues of €1.1 billion with 10 million passengers using the undersea tunnel between France and England

Circassia raises £200m in landmark biotech IPO

Allergy treatment-maker Circassia has raised £200 million, listing at the top of its range at 310p per share and valuing the business at £581 million, in the UK’s largest biotech stock market listing in more than a decade.

Peter Rees takes up a professorship at University College London

Peter Rees, the man who helped create the capital’s skyline, is to take up a professorship at University College London after nearly three decades as the City of London’s chief planner.

Aggreko shares soar as it returns £200m to shareholders

Shares in generators giant Aggreko climbed almost 10 per cent in early London trading today after it set out plans to return £200 million of cash to shareholders.

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