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Coca Cola and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley launch London pop-up shop

Coca Cola obviously thinks the launch of its new drink Coca-Cola Life did not get enough media coverage because it has drafted in model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to unveil its new shop.

Prada first-half profits tumble as tourist demand slows

Italian fashion brand Prada revealed tumbling first half profit as weak demand from tourists hit growth.

Twitter CEO won't respond to pot-smoking allegations, too busy 'eating a giant bag of Doritos'

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel put Twitter's "mismanagement" as he saw it down to everyone at the company being high during a CNBC interview this week, and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has responded in wonderfully sarcastic fashion.

Larry Ellison: What you need to know about rags to riches Oracle founder

On Thursday, Oracle announced its co-founder Larry Ellison would step down as chief executive after 35 years at the helm of the software giant. This is what you need to know about the fabulous life of the software mogul:

Telefonica wins battle for Brazil’s Global Village Telecom

The owner of O2 has emerged victorious in its €7bn battle to buy a Brazilian broadband giant, outbidding its Italian rival.

Scottish referendum results: Sterling hits 2-year high versus euro as Scotland votes against independence

The pound and shares surged after the people of Scotland voted by a clear majority to remain part of the UK.

GSK handed £297m fine in bribery scandal by Chinese authorities

China has found GlaxoSmithKline guilty of bribery in its investigation into corruption at the company and has reportedly sentenced executives including Briton Mark Reilly, famed for having been the victim of a sex tape smear, to prison.

Scottish referendum results: What does 'No' vote mean for the UK economy?

What’s the opposite of Armageddon? Many forecasts of the economic implications of a Scottish vote for independence were pretty over the top.

Scottish referendum results: Pound rallies after Scotland says 'No' to independence

London's financial markets rallied this morning following the victory for the No campaign in the Scottish referendum with the FTSE 100 Index up 50.63 points to 6869.92.

Scottish referendum results: Global investors, businesses and the City have their victory as Scotland says 'No'

After the shrillest campaign of fear from the financial and corporate community since the banks' great lobbying against reforms after they caused the financial crisis, the Scottish people decided to vote "no". They have decided, as City traders would say, to adopt a "risk off" strategy.

Scotland votes: Markets rejoice and pound bounces back as nation rejects independence

The financial markets rejoiced through the night at the pending victory of the No campaign in the Scottish referendum.

Alibaba priced at $68 ahead of monster IPO

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba finally priced its monster initial public offering (IPO) at the top of the range in New York late on Thursday, and is expected to start trading on Friday morning.

Larry Ellison: Oracle co-founder steps aside as chief executive after 35 years at the helm

Oracle said on Thursday that its co-founder Larry Ellison will give up his role as chief executive and become the software giant’s executive chairman and chief technology officer.

Lionsgate chief Zygi Kamasa: 'Why can’t Britain be the new Hollywood?'

One of the leading figures in the British film industry has called on the television broadcasters ITV and BSkyB to take a proactive role in the production of independent UK-based movies.

Market report: Monitise shares tumble as Visa turns on its investment

Et tu Visa? The patron of the mobile payments specialist Monitise turned into competition yesterday, as the credit card giant decided to reduce its investment and focus on its own in-house technology.

Lost in translation: it’s time that outsourcers were brought to justice

Answering his mobile phone, one grouchy Scottish MP moaned last week that secession was overshadowing crises in Syria and Iraq: “You want to talk about the referendum don’t you? I was just about to leave the house and go campaigning [for a No to independence]. I’m having to do this while the world goes to hell in a handbasket.”

Vulture fund has a banquet at Game Digital

Elliott Management, the vulture fund famed for being one of the “holdout” creditors refusing to accept Argentina’s debt-forgiveness deal, has made a profit of over £273m in two years on its investment in the collapsed video games retailer Game Digital.

Pressure grows on the ECB as banks shun cheap money lending

Eurozone banks declined to fill their boots with cheap liquidity offered by the European Central Bank (ECB) this month, heaping pressure on Frankfurt to take more radical action to lift inflation in the single-currency bloc.

Supermarket prices tumble, while demand for vacuum cleaners boosts retail sales

Cheaper petrol and supermarket discount wars pushed down prices for shoppers at the fastest annual rate since the global financial crisis in August, official figures showed yesterday.

Stelios berates EasyJet despite 20% divi hike

EasyJet handed shareholders a 20 per cent hike in the dividend yesterday and splashed out on another big plane order to catch up with rival Ryanair and turn more of Europe’s airspace orange.

Alibaba IPO brings riches and dangers to struggling Yahoo

When Alibaba, China’s answer to eBay and Amazon, lists in New York today, it could be a make-or-break moment for Marissa Mayer, the boss of the fellow internet group Yahoo.

Phones 4U staff told: you may not be paid in full despite our £110m pile

Thousands of workers awaiting their fate at Phones 4U may have to wait months to receive unpaid salaries despite administrators revealing the collapsed retailer has £110m in the bank.

China's Xi Jinping signs trade deal with India in state visit to Delhi

China and India today signed a raft of trade deals and declared they would renew their efforts for peace on their disputed common border as reformist new Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted Premier Xi Jinping on a state visit to India.

Petra Diamonds unveils plan for early dividend

The miner that found two rare blue diamonds this year has said it plans to pay a dividend sooner than expected.

Alibaba IPO: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer in the spotlight as Chinese giant goes public

When Alibaba, China’s answer to eBay and Amazon, lists in New York tomorrow, it could be make or break for Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer.

What is Alibaba and when is the IPO?

The countdown for Alibaba's New York float has begun and the stage is set for what could be the biggest initial public offering of all-time.

EasyJet hikes dividend as it announces plans for bigger fleet

EasyJet has handed shareholders a 20 per cent hike in the dividend and splashed out on another big plane order to catch up with rival Ryanair and turn more of Europe’s airspace orange.

Scottish independence: City set for market turbulence as Scots head to the polls

The City is bracing itself for unprecedented levels of trading in foreign-exchange markets and shares when the result of the Scottish referendum is announced early tomorrow.

Retail prices falling at fastest rate since global financial crisis

Cheaper petrol and supermarket price wars pushed down prices for shoppers at the fastest annual rate since the global financial crisis in August, official figures today showed.

Alibaba IPO: Lessons the City can learn from New York float

The flotation in New York of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba could not have happened in London because our rules on investor protection and corporate governance would not allow it


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