Three City of London traders who are accused of manipulating markets by rigging Libor benchmark interest rates denied all the charges yesterday at Southwark Crown Court.
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Wednesday 28 August 2013
We are richer, there are more jobs and we are saving less, so we must be shopping more. Analysts at Citi think "material upgrades to the UK economic growth" will benefit retailers. This coupled with "management initiatives" make high street stalwart Marks & Spencer a more attractive company than before.
Friday 23 August 2013
The shale gas boom in America's Midwest has been a boon to the Birmingham engineer IMI and news of its strong results yesterday helped it soar to the top of the benchmark index. IMI makes valves that control fluid flow in a host of products from drink dispensers and heating systems to nuclear plants, but the growth of the United States' shale gas sector has been a big area of expansion for the company.
Saturday 29 June 2013
Is the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US government agency charged with policing the markets, finally getting tough?
Thursday 27 June 2013
Gem Diamonds has recovered a 100-carat diamond from its Letseng mine in Lesotho – the third such discovery there since May.
Saturday 01 June 2013
A US appeals court has thrown out a 2010 ruling against a claim by Guy Hands that he had been tricked by Citigroup into overpaying for EMI, setting the stage for a fresh showdown between the private-equity mogul and the bank over the sale of the London-based music business.
Thursday 30 May 2013
The power was pulled from National Grid amid fears of a dividend cut as the wider London market also took a tumble yesterday. Vague rumours that the energy company could cut its dividend sent it to the bottom of the benchmark index.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
New York City, home of the horn-leaning taxi driver and death-wish bicycle courier, has survived a second day on its version of London’s Boris Bikes. At the time of writing, there were no reported calamities involving the new swarm of 6,000 rental machines.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Shares in Bradford's supermarket chain were in danger of being left on the shelf after weak results, but yesterday City scribblers said it was time to put Morrisons in the buy basket.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's pick to replace Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary, was grilled on his tenure at Citigroup, with Republican lawmakers pressing him on his past investments in a Cayman Islands fund and on a nearly $1m bonus he received as Citi was receiving government support during the financial crisis.
Tuesday 12 February 2013
He's the new Tim Geithner, is that correct?
Monday 04 February 2013
Have we seen a quick bit of profit-taking, or is the rally really over? Yesterday the FTSE 100 index lurched and lost 100.4 points – the biggest one-day fall since early November. The finish, at 6,246.84, was in contrast to Friday, when the Footsie ended the week on a near five-year high.
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