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Funding for Lending loans to small businesses have fallen (again)

Funding for Lending loans to small businesses have fallen (again)

LAUNCHPAD: Only nine of 36 eligible banks actually used the Funding for Lending scheme in the second quarter of this year. The government's prodding just isn't working.

 

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Chilango's 'burrito bond' wraps up £2.16m

Chilango's 'burrito bond' wraps up £2.16m

27 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The Mexican restaurant chain's mini bond netted a record amount on crowd funding platform Crowdcube.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

15 August 2014

Why we hate Facebook Messenger, New Look's kimono bonanza, stinginess in the tech sector.

 
 
Going bananas? Chiquita tells us what's wrong (with a $611m takeover bid)

Going bananas? Chiquita tells us what's wrong (with a $611m takeover bid)

15 August 2014

Banana giant Chiquita has rejected a $611m bid from Brazillian juice maker Cutrale.

 
 
Balfour Beatty share price rises as it spurns Carillion's advances yet again

Balfour Beatty share price rises as it spurns Carillion's advances yet again

15 August 2014

Balfour has disputed Carillion's claims a merger will save the pair £175m a year, saying a deal will reduce its exposure to the oh-so-valuable UK construction market.

 
 
Retail investors won't get their hands on Lloyds shares until after the election

Retail investors won't get their hands on Lloyds shares until after the election

14 August 2014

The government has decided to hold off selling its remaining stake in Lloyds until 2015. Because of, ahem, market volatility.

 
 
New Look sells one kimono every five seconds

New Look sells one kimono every five seconds

12 August 2014

Sales at the fasion retailer rose 10% in its first quarter as shoppers fell over themselves to snap up kimonos.

 
 
For sale: RBS' Coutts International

For sale: RBS' Coutts International

11 August 2014

RBS has just put a 'for sale' sign outside the global arm of its high-end wealth management division, the bank which counts the Queen among its customers.

 
 
Tesco shares fall as its credit rating is downgraded again

Tesco shares fall as its credit rating is downgraded again

08 August 2014

The supermarket's shares fell 0.7% this morning after Standard & Poor's said it had cut the supermarket's credit rating to BBB.

 
 
Bank of America's $16bn settlement: Finally, a Yank bank gets whacked

Bank of America's $16bn settlement: Finally, a Yank bank gets whacked

07 August 2014

US authorities have extracted cash from European banks with a certain amount of glee over the past few months. Now they've settled with Bank of America.

 
 
Businesses are 'more realistic' about the future

Businesses are 'more realistic' about the future

05 August 2014

SPONSORED: The UK economy is set to grow faster in 2014 than any other G7 economy - but British businesses remain cautious with their cash.

 
 

The MT interview: Terry Smith

"I'm often described as outspoken. I don't view this as a criticism."

Terry Smith, CEO of Tullet Prebon, pulls no punches in this month's big interview

 
 

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Google tests delivery drones

Google tests delivery drones

The tech giant that brought the world to your fingertips now wants to bring it to your door. With flying robots.

 

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