News archive from 1 March 2012, page 3

SCOTT PARKER SHOWS JUST WHY HE IS A FAVOURITE SON

SCOTT PARKER SHOWS JUST WHY HE IS A FAVOURITE SON

LET us be honest. The main job of the England skipper at Euro 2012 will be to ensure everyone is on board the first flight home. On the evening that Scott Parker was handed the armband by Stuart Pearce and yet another controversy about our precious...

 
STUART PEARCE: I STILL WANT EURO 2012 JOB

STUART PEARCE: I STILL WANT EURO 2012 JOB

STUART PEARCE last night reiterated his desire to lead England to Euro 2012. Holland’s classy performance ruined Pearce’s first evening as manager at Wembley, as an injury-time winner from former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben destroyed a brave, late...

 
BA FARES TO RISE DESPITE TAKE-OFF IN IAG PROFITS

BA FARES TO RISE DESPITE TAKE-OFF IN IAG PROFITS

BRITISH AIRWAYS owner IAG yesterday reported a five-fold increase in annual profits but warned of further fare rises and lower six months profits because of soaring fuel costs and eurozone woes. International Airlines Group, which also owns Spain’s...

 
DOWNTON ABBEY AND X FACTOR BRIGHTEN PICTURE AT ITV

DOWNTON ABBEY AND X FACTOR BRIGHTEN PICTURE AT ITV

HIT shows Downton Abbey and The X Factor and higher sales of programmes made by its own studios have helped lift profits at ITV. Its shares topped the FTSE 100 risers, up 5½p to 86p after annual profits rose by a better than expected 24 per cent to...

 

Ignore rumours, Venezuela says in Chavez cancer saga

Despite allies' upbeat assessment of his latest operation in Cuba, some sources including a prominent pro-opposition Venezuelan journalist suggest he may face a life-threatening spread of the disease discovered last year. That would throw into doubt...

 

Greek parliament approves health cuts

The early morning vote, the final significant element in the package of so-called "prior actions" which Athens had promised before this week's European Union summit, follows Tuesday's approval of 3.2 billion euros in budget cuts and a steep...

 
Markets dampened by Bernanke, eye PMI

Markets dampened by Bernanke, eye PMI

The European Central Bank's second liquidity injection operation came within market expectations, spurring the unwinding of positions built up ahead of the event on hopes that the money would further ease funding tensions in Europe and bolster risk...

Reuters, 02:50 in Business
 

Thousands of Aristide supporters demonstrate in Haiti

Aristide supporters poured into the downtown streets of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, after marching from several slums, chanting pro-Aristide slogans. The demonstration highlighted an increasingly tense political atmosphere in Haiti. On...

 

China's big factories rebound as smaller firms lag

China's official purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to 51.0, above expectations of 50.7 and higher than 50.5 in January, while the final reading of the HSBC PMI stood at 49.6, a shade higher than January's reading of 48.8, but still under the...

Reuters, 04:08 in Business
 
Business Leaders Want 50p Tax Rate Ditched

Business Leaders Want 50p Tax Rate Ditched

More than 500 business leaders have called for the "damaging" 50p top rate of tax to be ditched in the Budget. Entrepreneurs from across the country accused Chancellor George Osborne of putting "populist politics before sound...

 

UK court rules Lehman Bros clients can claim cash

By law, firms must keep money they trade on clients' behalf separately to their own, keeping it safe from creditors seeking to recuperate losses in the event of a bankruptcy. The ruling said that Lehman Brothers International failed to do this...

Reuters, 05:21 in Business
 

China banks, developers drag HK shares lower, Shanghai up

* China developers slump after Country Garden fundraising move * China banks down, Feb lending possibly lower than expected * Shanghai midday turnover at month low By Clement Tan HONG KONG, March 1 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares slipped on Thursday,...

 

Elder sister of Cuba's Fidel and Raul Castro dies at 88

"She had been sick in a clinic for some time," said Castro. "She never left Cuba and I never saw her after I left the country. It's the tragedy that all divided Cuban families have suffered." Angela Castro never held a high-profile...

 
Taxman's £100m Failure Raised No Extra Money

Taxman's £100m Failure Raised No Extra Money

Taxpayers have spent £98m on two tax collection projects that failed to bring in any extra money. The new systems at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) were expected to bring in £743m by the last financial year. But a public spending watchdog found they...

 
Google Activates Controversial Privacy Policy

Google Activates Controversial Privacy Policy

Google has brought in major changes to its privacy policy that allow it to build up a comprehensive profile of its users. Until now, it kept separate the data it gleans from someone's browsing history from their Gmail address. But from today web...

 


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