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Profits slump for UK payday lender Wonga

published less than 1 hour ago
Profits slump for UK payday lender Wonga
Controversial payday lender Wonga has reported a slump in profits as it counts the cost of a drive to clean up the image of the business.

Dublin 'experiencing housing shortage'

published less than 1 hour ago
Dublin 'experiencing housing shortage'
Dublin is experiencing a serious housing shortage, according to a new report on Ireland's housing stock.

Bank derivatives boom ahead of ECB test results as investors play safe

published less than 1 hour ago
Bank derivatives boom ahead of ECB test results as investors play safe
By Francesco Canepa LONDON (Reuters) - Investors hopeful but not entirely confident that next month's European bank check will yield positive results are stacking up derivatives positions to balance optimism about the industry against worry over its performance in a faltering economy. The European Central Bank is expected to publish the outcome of its bank asset quality review on Oct. ...

EU questions Ireland's tax deal with Apple

published about 1 hour ago
EU questions Ireland's tax deal with Apple
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators have asked Ireland to provide details of its tax arrangements with Apple in 1990 and 2007, warning that they could amount to illegal state aid which may be recovered from the U.S. company. In a letter published on Tuesday, European Commissioner Joaquin Almunia told Ireland it must provide the details of the tax arrangements, which in his preliminary view could constitute illegal state aid and therefore be recoverable from Apple. ...

EU questions Ireland's tax deal with Apple

published about 1 hour ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators have asked Ireland to provide details of its tax arrangements with Apple in 1990 and 2007, warning that they could amount to illegal state aid which may be recovered from the U.S. company.


TeliaSonera Promises Stable Dividend

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TeliaSonera Promises Stable Dividend
The Swedish telecom company has set the dividend it plans to pay shareholders this year and next as the same amount as last year, a ... more

Germany, France Send Mixed Economic Signals

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Germany's jobless rate rose in September but latest German and French consumer-spending data signal better economic times ahead.

EU Believes Apple's Irish Tax Deals Broke Rules

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EU Believes Apple's Irish Tax Deals Broke Rules
European Union regulators said they believe that tax deals granted to Apple in Ireland constitute illegal state aid as it set out the reasoning behind ... more

RBI Leaves Lending Rate Steady

published about 3 hours ago
RBI Leaves Lending Rate Steady
The Reserve Bank of India left its benchmark lending rate unchanged as it waited for more signs that inflation in Asia's third-largest economy is retreating.

Are Workplace Personality Tests Fair?

published about 6 hours ago
Are Workplace Personality Tests Fair?
Personality tests in the hiring process have sparked scrutiny, with some companies scaling back and civil-rights groups claiming the tests could constitute workplace discrimination.
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Payment security vastly improved when you DON'T ENTER your BANK DETAILS

published about 1 hour ago
Entering randomly generated ‘tokens’ makes it safer – report Developments around "tokenisation" should help to “instil confidence in a payments environment challenged by more frequent ... more

Atlas plugged: Facebook hooks ads to profiles, smears 'em over the web

published about 8 hours ago
Slapping posters all over the internet, Google? Two can play at that game, says Zuck Facebook has relaunched its Atlas advertising network to take on ... more

GoPro gets a little cheaper -- and fancier

published about 17 hours ago
GoPro gets a little cheaper --  and fancier
GoPro hoisted its high-end offering further into the age of high-definition video with the introduction of the Hero4, its latest line of participant-sports-oriented video cameras. ... more

Kenyan court case could sound death knell for mobile money

published about 21 hours ago
Operators v banks in 'thin SIM' legal bizzle Comment Kenya is pretty much the only place where mobile money works. Now, it seems, the banks ... more

WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?

published about 22 hours ago
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here Too cheap or perhaps simply not bothered enough to manufacture its own selfies, ... more

Royal Bank of Scotland says expects lower impairments

published about 2 hours ago
Royal Bank of Scotland says expects lower impairments
London (AFP) - Royal Bank of Scotland will book lower bad debt charges than expected this year, helped by Ireland's improving economy, the state-rescued lender ... more

S.Africa telecoms regulator lifts connection rates for small networks

published about 3 hours ago
S.Africa telecoms regulator lifts connection rates for small networks
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's telecoms regulator published final telephone network connection rates on Monday that increase the amount small operators can charge their dominant ... more

India keeps interest rates on hold to guard against inflation

published about 3 hours ago
India keeps interest rates on hold to guard against inflation
India's central bank kept interest rates on hold on Tuesday as expected as it awaits more proof that stubbornly high inflation is headed downward in ... more

More gloomy data casts doubt on Japan recovery

published about 4 hours ago
More gloomy data casts doubt on Japan recovery
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's factory output saw a surprise drop and household spending kept falling in August, data showed Tuesday, fanning fears about the impact ... more

Pimco Is in a Race to Keep Investors After Bill Gross Exits

published about 10 hours ago
Executives at Pacific Investment Management Co. hit the phones Monday in a campaign to persuade clients to stick with the firm, even as Wall Street ... more

Sketch Guy: Being Mindful Can Help Guide a Decision

published about 15 hours ago
Sketch Guy: Being Mindful Can Help Guide a Decision
The process of taking a minute to notice our feelings can help shape our actions for the better, a financial planner suggests.

Strategies: $199 Apple iPhone 6 Is Fiction, if Not Fantasy

published 2 days ago
Strategies: $199 Apple iPhone 6 Is Fiction, if Not Fantasy
Investors as well as consumers might want to look closely at the purchase plans that carriers are offering for Apple’s new iPhone 6.

Your Money: Love Them or Loathe Them, Reverse Mortgages Are Here to Stay

published Fri, Sep 26 2014 15:38 GMT
Your Money: Love Them or Loathe Them, Reverse Mortgages Are Here to Stay
As more people enter retirement with modest savings and no private pension, they are going to need some of the equity they have built up ... more

The Haggler: A Parting Sentiment, Lost in Translation

published Fri, Sep 26 2014 14:02 GMT
The Haggler: A Parting Sentiment, Lost in Translation
A reader who sent flowers to his grandmother’s funeral is shocked by how his message ultimately appeared on the accompanying note.

Wealth Matters: Regulatory Changes May Restrict Pool of Private Investors

published Fri, Sep 26 2014 11:00 GMT
Wealth Matters: Regulatory Changes May Restrict Pool of Private Investors
The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering updating 32-year-old guidelines on who qualifies as an accredited investor.