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Black Monday 1987: 'Our jaws hit the desk'
BBC
today, 16:58

Black Monday 1987: 'Our jaws hit the desk'

Thirty years ago investors were stunned as global stock markets collapsed like a chain of dominos. The day became known as Black Monday as months and years of share price rises were reversed in a single day of...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 16:20

Interserve shares tank by more than 30% after another profit warning and near-breach of banking covenants

Interserve’s woes continued today after it issued another profit warning and said that it may breach its banking covenants, which sent shares plunging more than 30 per cent. The support services group, which worked on...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 16:20

The start-up survival guide: Five golden rules to ensure your new business thrives

For a growing number of us, creating and building a successful start-up is the stuff dreams are made of.  The chance to be your own boss. The chance to say 'I did that'. The chance to be financially self-sufficient. ...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 16:20

What I learned from working through Black Monday and how I profited from it, reveals veteran fund manager...

Paul Mumford is fund manager at Cavendish Asset Management. The weekend of the 16th-19th October 1987 was a formative weekend in my life – one that will stick with me for a very long time.  Dramatic weather events...

 
Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters
BBC
today, 15:52

Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters

US cities seeking to bid for Amazon's second headquarters will need to submit their proposals by the end of Thursday. Amazon plans to invest $5bn (£3.8bn) and create 50,000 new jobs at the new headquarters, which will...

 
Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein hints at Frankfurt move
BBC
today, 15:40

Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein hints at Frankfurt move

Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein has delivered a hint that Frankfurt will become a key European base for the Wall Street giant post-Brexit. He tweeted: "Just left Frankfurt. Great meetings, great weather,...

 
Expert urges SNP to speak out and demand a halt to Brexit
Scotsman
49 min. ago

Expert urges SNP to speak out and demand a halt to Brexit

A reluctance to call for a halt to Brexit has created a “huge hole” at the heart of Scottish politics, an EU expert has warned. Dr Kirsty Hughes, director of the Scottish Centre on European Relations, questioned who...

 
Smacking ban will label parents ‘child abusers’, says Abertay academic
The Courier
today, 16:33

Smacking ban will label parents ‘child abusers’, says Abertay academic

Ministers are labelling parents “child abusers” by pursuing a smacking ban, says a Dundee academic. Dr Stuart Waiton, from Abertay University, said putting a form of discipline on a legal par with a random street...

 
Parliament investigates report of falling masonry
BBC
today, 16:05

Parliament investigates report of falling masonry

Part of the Parliamentary estate was cordoned off on Thursday after reports that masonry had fallen from part of a building, smashing a car window. Conservative MP Will Quince tweeted a picture of the car, parked...

 
Militant successor backs Leonard for Labour leadership
Scotsman
today, 14:15

Militant successor backs Leonard for Labour leadership

The battle for the Labour leadership in Scotland has been marked by more infighting after it emerged the successor to Militant Tendency is backing Corbynista candidate Richard Leonard. The Socialist Party Scotland,...

 
Amber Rudd’s decision to send home Americans in Scotland upheld
Scotsman
today, 13:49

Amber Rudd’s decision to send home Americans in Scotland upheld

A judge has upheld Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s decision to send home an American couple who have invested more than £300,000 into the Scottish economy. Lady Carmichael ruled that the Conservative politician didn’t act...

 
Don't ignore MPs' universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns
BBC
today, 13:02

Don't ignore MPs' universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

A senior Conservative MP has criticised the government's response to a Commons vote against its welfare plans. The Tories did not contest Wednesday night's non-binding vote, which called for universal credit to be...

 
French cinema legend Danielle Darrieux dies aged 100
BBC
2 min. ago

French cinema legend Danielle Darrieux dies aged 100

French actress and singer Danielle Darrieux has died aged 100 in her home in Bois-le-Roi, France. She became unwell "after a little fall", her partner Jacques Jenvrin told AFP news agency. Fondly referred to...

 
When is the Czech election 2017? What time will results come in THIS WEEKEND?
Daily Express
17 min. ago

When is the Czech election 2017? What time will results come in THIS WEEKEND?

All eyes are on Mr Babiš, the billionaire businessman and ANO movement leader, as the people of the Czech Republic go to the polls tomorrow and Saturday.  Seán Hanley, senior lecturer in comparative central east...

 
Iran leader in huge swipe at Trump: ‘Foul-mouthed’ President suffers from ‘retardation’
Daily Express
36 min. ago

Iran leader in huge swipe at Trump: ‘Foul-mouthed’ President suffers from ‘retardation’

The cleric also dismissed the Mr Trump’s aggressive criticism of Iran as "rants and whoppers" while vowing Tehran would stick to its nuclear commitments. Mr Khamenei, hit out in a speech to students in...

 
Darling of Europe, disaster at home: Emmanuel Macron struggles in polls as voters turn
Daily Express
36 min. ago

Darling of Europe, disaster at home: Emmanuel Macron struggles in polls as voters turn

More than half of French people questioned disprove of the French’s President’s performance, according to the Ipsos Game Changers poll for French daily Le Point. Of those surveyed, 54 per cent were “dissatisfied” with...

 
Macron savaged over plan to ease tax on rich and hammer middle classes
Daily Express
36 min. ago

Macron savaged over plan to ease tax on rich and hammer middle classes

The ex-head of state warned that cutting back on the country’s wealth tax would “help the rich get richer while they sleep,” and criticised the government’s attempt to “introduce a lower tax regime for the rich and a...

 
Will Black Monday happen AGAIN? Market expert warns 'something could be out there'
Daily Express
47 min. ago

Will Black Monday happen AGAIN? Market expert warns 'something could be out there'

Art Hogan, who was four years into his career on Wall Street when Black Monday hit, said a bomb could hit that markets were unprepared for. On the 30th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash, United States stocks...

 

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What is the Europa League prize money compared to the Champions League for 2017-18?
Metro
1 min. ago

What is the Europa League prize money compared to the Champions League for 2017-18?

Every team in Europe wants to compete in the Champions League, partly for the glory but also for the huge swathes of cash sloshing around in the competition. The money on offer for the teams in the continent’s top...

 
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Daily Mail
5 min. ago

Steaua Bucharest owner Gigi Becali unleashes sexist attack on Hapoel Beer Sheva owner Alona Barkat: 'I...

Steaua Bucharest's outspoken owner Gigi Becali has unleashed a sexist broadside at Hapoel Beer Sheva's female owner Alona Barkat ahead of Thursday's Europa League match in Israel. He said: 'I don't fight with women, I...

 
Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson reveals Conor McGregor has inspired MMA aspirations
Metro
5 min. ago

Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson reveals Conor McGregor has inspired MMA aspirations

Rising Arsenal star Reiss Nelson has revealed he is a massive admirer of Conor McGregor, so much so he thinks he could become an MMA fighter one day. The 17-year-old is just starting off his professional football...

 

Jamie Moore says Carl Frampton's decision to choose him as trainer will be worthwhile

Jamie Moore insists that Carl Frampton's gamble will pay off - as the duo prepare for their first fight together next month. The 38-year-old recently added the former two-weight world champion to his ever-expanding...

 
Billy Joe Saunders demands Gennady Golovkin bout: I don’t want dog meat - I want the dog
Daily Express
13 min. ago

Billy Joe Saunders demands Gennady Golovkin bout: I don’t want dog meat - I want the dog

Saunders travels to Montreal to face the former IBF champion on December 16 in what will be the Brit’s third defence of his WBO title. And the unbeaten fighter sees Lemieux as a stepping stone to bigger bouts. He...

 
Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes car is difficult to drive…but I love it that way!
Daily Express
13 min. ago

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes car is difficult to drive…but I love it that way!

The Brit is potentially just one race away from a fourth world title - if he wins this weekend’s US Grand Prix and Sebastian Vettel finishes sixth or worse, Hamilton will have an unassailable lead with three races...

 
 


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