UK Government officials fear oil workers based in Iraq could be kidnapped and handed over to the brutal ISIS militant group.
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A sell-off in the technology sector and the broad range of shares driven higher by sheer momentum over the past year or so have triggered a move from money to value stocks.
Going away this summer? It pays to keep your financial wits about you, says Vicky Shaw
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The UK Government claims to have "defused the ticking time bomb" of an energy crunch.
The company behind Madame Tussauds is set to launch a £185million Legoland theme park in Japan.
Older people need regular "financial MOTs" to help them navigate through decades of retirement, according to a report from Age UK.
The SNP has raised fresh concerns about military cutbacks after a patrol vessel was sent to intercept Russian naval vessels in the English Channel.
The latest "easy" business concept to be put to investors by serial entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou met with mixed reaction yesterday after it revealed it would only raise half the amount of what it had planned.
German industrial-machinery giant Siemens and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) added nearly £1billion to their offer for the energy business of France's Alstom yesterday.
Norway's right-wing government has renaged on a pre-election proposal to cut its stake in oil and gas giant Statoil.
Michael and Emily Eavis, whose dairy farm has been hosting the Glastonbury Festival for more than forty years, have vowed never to sell the site for fracking.
BP and ExxonMobil are taking non-essential staff out of Iraq this morning asIslamic militants attack the country’s largest oil refinery, 155 miles north of the capital Baghdad
Oil explorer Serica Energy is buying BP's 18% stake in the Erskine field in the UK North Sea for £6.5million plus 27million new shares.
Mr Kipling claims to make exceedingly good cakes, but the owner of the baked goods brand has not had exceedingly happy investors of late.
With the big kick-off just hours away, investment experts Brewin Dolphin have issued a tongue-in-cheek ‘Outperform’ rating on England’s World Cup hopes.
Author and TV presenter Monty Halls is spearheading this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week, organised by the Seafarers UK charity.
Vietnam said China again shifted an oil rig it has placed in disputed waters, with six warships guarding the structure as the two communist countries continue their South China Sea stand-off. Full story on Energy Voice.
This story on price manipulation by trader Daniel James Plunkett once again brings two big investment themes into focus, gold and banks.
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) are on the lookout for the UK’s most sea friendly chippies.
Done the right way, investing in wine can offer good returns. In this interview with David Elswood, international director of wine at auction house Christie's, former Aberdeen FC and Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson explains the love of good wine behind his own collection.
Rocketing house prices in the north-east and elsewhere in the UK threaten economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns.
Information technology company Symetri has announced its acquisition by Addnode Group of Sweden in a deal worth £2.7million.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is studying information from global inquiries into the possible manipulation of currency markets.
The cost of mobile calls between networks is set to fall to the lowest level yet under proposals announced by Ofcom.
Gill net fisheries in France, Greenland and Newfoundland are a threat to the survival of wild Atlantic salmon, a conservation body has warned.
The FTSE 100 Index fell 27.8 points to 6,836.3 yesterday as global markets came under pressure amid concerns over economic growth in the eurozone and continuing nervousness about Chinese manufacturing.
UK house prices have reached a new all-time high of £186,512 on average after leaping by 11.1% in the space of 12 months, figures from building society Nationwide show.
Some of Britain’s biggest retailers are launching a credit union in a bid to take on controversial payday loan firms which charge hefty interest rates, it was reported today.
Business leaders are to urge politicians not to “waste” the opportunity to reform the European Union in the wake of the Euro election results.
Billionaire Talisman investor Carl Icahn and US golfer Phil Mickelson are at the centre of an FBI insider trading probe.
Outdoor goods retailer Mountain Warehouse got a boost from heavy rain and floods as sales of waterproofs soared boosting profits.