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Istanbul aggressively increased its overnight lending rate to 12% from 7.75%

Virgin hails the connected TV bump

Virgin Media yesterday hailed the popularity of its connected television service TiVo and said it planned to bring it to all of its customers, as it unveiled solid quarterly results.

Market Report: Panmure warning kills off hope of JLT takeover

Yesterday's dramatic rally may have prompted the re-emergence of some familiar bid stories in the insurance sector, but investors in Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) were told to wave goodbye to their hopes of a takeover. The insurance broker suffered a blow when Panmure Gordon instructed punters to bail out, warning that its current share price could be as good as it gets.

James Moore: Enough already. It's time to shake up the system used to set executive pay awards

Outlook One group seemingly immune to the impact of inflation, unemployment, economic stagnation and all the other woes afflicting this country is the men (it's usually men) who sit around the boardroom tables of Britain's biggest public companies.

US economy grows 2.5 per cent in third quarter

The US economy grew at its fastest pace in a year in the third quarter as consumers and businesses stepped up spending, creating momentum that could carry into the final three months of the year.

Battle over future of Bridge goes to tense vote

The increasingly bitter battle for the ownership of the freehold for Chelsea's Stamford Bridge stadium will reach its conclusion today with neither side able to say last night with any certainty that they have carried the day.

Chris Evans wins breakfast ratings battle

Chris Evans won the battle of the breakfast shows pulling in 1.7 million more listeners to his Radio 2 show than his Radio 1 rival Chris Moyles, according to figures released today.

Battle over future of Bridge goes to tense vote

CPO shareholders opposed to move need just 25 per cent of vote to scupper club's plans

Revealed: club's desperate tactics in battle of Bridge

The desperate lengths that Chelsea have gone to in order to win a crucial vote tomorrow, which will ultimately decide whether they can sell Stamford Bridge and move to a new stadium in west London, can be revealed today by i.

James Moore: A true turning point for BP fortunes or just another clean-up job to soothe the City?

Outlook So Bob Dudley, BP's American chief executive, thinks the business has reached "a definite turning point". Is he right? The good news has hardly been gushing forth from the group's wells, but there has been a drip, drip of better tidings. Yesterday seemed a case in point. Third-quarter profits, for example, were (a bit) better than the City had expected. Production hit a low point but should pick up from here.

Relief for UBS investors as it stays in profit despite rogue-trading losses

After a troubled few months, UBS finally had some good news for its investors yesterday as it revealed that the losses incurred from alleged rogue trading had not sent it tumbling into the red as had been feared.

Revealed: Chelsea's desperate tactics in battle of the bridge

Sam Wallace's exclusive investigation into the struggle for Stamford Bridge

Hong Kong still the king of world office rental prices

Hong Kong has again topped the list of the world's most expensive cities in which to rent office space, ahead of London's West End, according to the property brokerage Colliers International.

Hong Kong still the king of world office rental prices

Hong Kong has again topped the list of the world's most expensive cities in which to rent office space, ahead of London's West End, according to the property brokerage Colliers International.

Angry protesters settle in with kitchen tent, library and music 'room'

Hundreds of demonstrators – and their pop-up tents – have forced the closure of St Paul's cathedral, but, as Mark Leftly discovers, despite its variety of concerns and objectives, this is not an average rent-a-mob crowd

You've got to have 'wa'

When Japan's old-fashioned boardrooms open up to the modern world, disrupting harmony (wa) often follows. David McNeill reports from Tokyo

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