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Chocolates still the best way to say ‘thank you’ as register of gifts given to council staff revealed

Ely Standard - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 08:30

A bottle of whiskey, a dozen eggs and even a teddy bear have been received as gifts by members of staff at East Cambridgeshire District Council.

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Bottoms up! Ely pub’s beer festival is a hit

Ely Standard - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 08:30

Almost 900 pints of local beers and cider were quaffed by visitors to the Townhouse pub’s annual beer festival.

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Environment Agency issues warning after humid conditions lead to algal bloom on River Great Ouse

Ely Standard - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 08:29

The Environment Agency is urging caution after the hot and humid conditions caused an algal bloom on the River Great Ouse, in Ely.

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Roche first half net profit hit by diagnostics writedown

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 06:30
BASEL (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche posted weaker-than-expected net profit for the first half, hit by a writedown on its tissue diagnostics business.






LG Electronics second-quarter profit up 26.5 percent, beats estimates

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 06:27
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday its second-quarter profit rose 26.5 percent from a year earlier, beating analyst estimates, as the company's mobile business ran a profit for the first time in four quarters.






As U.S. strengthens, sluggish wages explain Fed's caution

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 06:26
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve's policy statement, unchanged for the last four months, will probably stay that way until at least September for one main reason: slow wage growth.






Nokia raises networks outlook after second-quarter profit beats estimates

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 06:24
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish telecoms gear maker Nokia on Thursday reported a better than expected quarterly profit margin in its core networks unit and said its expectations for full year profitability have improved.






Hyundai Motor second-quarter profit slips 6.5 percent as firmer won, U.S. discounts hurt

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 06:22
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor said its second-quarter net profit fell 6.5 percent, as the local currency's sharp gain versus the dollar and higher U.S. incentives overshadowed solid vehicle sales in China and at home.






Carey pressured from both sides of Fox Time Warner deal to stay in job

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 06:08
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chase Carey, Twenty-First Century Fox's president and chief operating officer, may be feeling pressure to stay in his job for several more years both from his boss, Rupert Murdoch, and from the company Murdoch is trying to buy, Time Warner Inc.






China regulator determines Qualcomm has monopoly - state-run newspaper

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 05:39
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's antitrust regulator has confirmed that Qualcomm Inc, one of the world's biggest mobile chipmakers, has a monopoly, the state-run Securities Times newspaper reported on Thursday, as Qualcomm's chief executive held talks in China.






China July HSBC flash PMI at 18-month high as stimulus spurs economy

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 05:13
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in July as new orders surged, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Thursday, the latest indication that the economy is picking up as government stimulus measures kick in.






China probes 581 firms, restaurants as food safety scare spreads

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 04:30
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as Japan.






Japan June exports slide in warning sign for economic outlook

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 03:49
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports unexpectedly fell in June for a second straight month, weighed down by a drop in shipments to Asia and the United States, signalling that weak external demand may require bolder domestic policies to sustain the recovery.






Asia shares supported by upbeat China factory survey

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 03:11
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stock markets edged broadly higher on Thursday and the Australian dollar jumped after a surprisingly strong reading on Chinese manufacturing bolstered hopes for recovery in the world's second-biggest economy.






Facebook beats Wall Street targets, stock hits record high

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 02:06
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 percent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday.






Standard Chartered dismisses media rumours on succession plans

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 01:26
(Reuters) - Standard Chartered Plc dismissed media rumours that its chairman was working on a succession plan amid shareholder pressure.






Poll shows UK homeowner confidence stalls for first time in 18 months - YouGov

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 00:05
LONDON (Reuters) - One measure of consumer confidence in Britain stalled for the first time since December 2012 this month as fewer people expect house prices to rise, a survey by polling company YouGov showed on Thursday.






UK car production boosted by new models in first half of 2014

Reuters UK Business News - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 00:04
LONDON (Reuters) - British car production showed annual growth of more than 3 percent in the first six months of 2014 thanks to new models and further expansion is expected, an automotive industry body said on Thursday.






Facebook beats Wall Street targets, stock hits record high

Reuters UK Business News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 23:16
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 percent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday.






GM recalls 717,950 vehicles in U.S., not for ignition switches

Reuters UK Business News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 22:17
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday announced six recalls covering 717,950 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons, although none were related to ignition switch issues.






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