Google revenues rise but advertising puts search giant under pressure

Google says the average price of its online ads, or 'cost per click', fell 3pc year-on-year in the fourth quarter

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 5:53 pm

Amazon surprises market with rare profit

Retail giant Amazon unveils profit of $214m, just months after announcing the biggest loss in its history

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 4:59 pm

Energy firms 'to make extra £37 per household this year'

Regulator Ofgem piles pressure on Big Six to cut prices further, saying lower wholesale costs are likely to boost their profits in 2015

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 2:53 pm

The game is up. It's time for Greece to leave the eurozone and move on

The stand-off between Greece and the rest of the eurozone will escalate, neither side will blink and the country will default

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 2:48 pm

You can be identified from just four purchases on your credit card bill, study finds

People can be identified from information such as where they bought coffee one day or where they purchased a new jumper or pair of shoes

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 2:00 pm

EasyJet shares fly higher as Barclays clears it for take-off

Barclays analysts upgrade budget airline easyJet having examined its strong first-quarter update

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 1:17 pm

Does it matter that an entire generation of bankers has disappeared?

Resolving succession issues at Standard Chartered and the Royal Bank of Scotland has been made more difficult thanks to the financial crisis

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 1:06 pm

Avon Rubber enjoys solid start

Avon Rubber has good revenue visibility and a strong balance sheet leaving the shares well placed, says Questor.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 1:04 pm

Questor share tip: Shell 6pc dividend is safe

The oil majors profits may be falling with oil prices but Shell is a prodigious cash machine and the 6pc dividend looks safe for now, says Questor.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 12:56 pm

Carphone Dixons positive on Three-O2 merger talks

Last big high street mobile retailer optimistic despite upheaval, as it signs new deal with BT target EE

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 12:45 pm

Egypt's Integrated Diagnostics delays London IPO

Egyptian medical company says will now explore dual listing in Cairo and London

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 12:41 pm

Greek banks rebound amid debt talk hopes

After being left bruised and battered by the formation of a Syriza-led government, Greek financials have staged a partial recovery

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 12:38 pm

Deutsche Bank unexpectedly delays legal hit

German bank posts surprise profit as investigations drag on longer than forecast

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 12:04 pm

Building societies demand greater freedom for investors

Lobby group the Building Societies Association says investors should be able to put 10pc of assets in mutual shares

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 11:49 am

Court rules that West Brom tracker rate rise on buy-to-let mortgages was legal

A judge has rejected claims that the lender illegally increased its tracker rates for buy-to-let customers

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 11:37 am

Apple, Facebook and Microsoft: Q4 results 2014

The world's biggest technology companies have declared how they fared financially at the tail end of 2014

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 10:37 am

Gilt yields fall to all-time low after ECB quantitative easing package

The returns offered on 10-year UK government bonds have plumbed fresh depths in the midst of weak growth and declining inflation

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 10:24 am

WhatsApp: the secret weapon for small businesses

Why WhatsApp could do more for your business than Facebook or Twitter

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 9:58 am

Denmark slashes rates to record low to protect peg with euro

Central bank cuts deposit rate to -0.5pc and intervenes in the currency market to protect the value of the krone

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 9:44 am

Virgin broadband customers told: we're moving you to TalkTalk and you'll lose your email

Virgin Media is transferring 100,000 broadband and home phone customers to TalkTalk, and customers will have 12 months to adopt a new email address

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 9:42 am