News archive from 1 March 2012, page 7

Euro zone factory activity falls, periphery pain intense

Markit's Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 49.0 last month from January's 48.8, in line with a flash reading but has now been below the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction since July. "Whether the euro zone...

Reuters, 10:11 in Business
 
UK Economy: Manufacturing Figures Disappoint

UK Economy: Manufacturing Figures Disappoint

UK manufacturing growth slowed by more than forecast in February, according to a survey keenly awaited by economists. The latest Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measure ticked down to 51.2 last month - so still growing - but...

 

Next UBS chairman: Europe banks face severe woes

"Countries are turning the corner and becoming fiscally more prudent. Sovereign debt issues are about to be solved...there will be many hiccups in the process, but it will happen," Weber, a former governing council member of the European...

Reuters, 10:22 in Business
 
Jan's the man for Spurs! Team-mate tells £10m Ajax ace to make summer move

Jan's the man for Spurs! Team-mate tells £10m Ajax ace to make summer move

Toby Alderweireld, who plays alongside Vertonghen for club and country, believes the Belgium international would be a perfect fit for Harry Redknapp's side as a host of top European suitors continue to monitor the £10million-rated defender. Redknapp...

Daily Mail, 10:23 in Sport
 
Frost distrusted Law after phone hacking drama

Frost distrusted Law after phone hacking drama

Actress Sadie Frost has opened up about the phone hacking ordeal that turned her divorce battle with Jude Law into a living hell, insisting the pair stopped trusting each other when they were targeted by a tabloid. Law sued for breach of privacy and...

 

Little support in Israel for solo strike on Iran - poll

The poll found that 34 percent of the 500 people surveyed believed that Israel should not strike Iran and 42 percent said it should attack only if the United States backed the decision. Only 19 percent believed Israel should attack even without the...

 
Bad boy Ryder in trouble again as New Zealand slap batsman with ban for drinking

Bad boy Ryder in trouble again as New Zealand slap batsman with ban for drinking

New Zealand have suspended batsman Jesse Ryder and fast bowler Doug Bracewell for breaching team rules on drinking alcohol. The pair will miss Saturday's third one-day international against South Africa because they drank at a Napier hotel following...

Daily Mail, 10:35 in Sport
 

China must boost imports to avert trade war,

"We must prepare for a big trade war this year," said Wei Jianguo, a former vice commerce minister who is now a government advisor. "But since Chinese consumers demand Western cosmetics and handbags, why can't we greatly boost imports...

Reuters, 10:40 in Business
 

Cairo airport told U.S. NGO workers can leave - sources

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she had no confirmation that the ban was lifted but said she expected the NGO row to be resolved "in the very near future". U.S. officials have said $1.3 billion in annual military...

 
Cable attracts new bid interest

Cable attracts new bid interest

A £1 billion takeover battle for Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) is brewing after India's Tata declared its interest in the struggling firm. The conglomerate's communications business said it was in the early stages of evaluating an offer for...

 
Center Parcs Creates 2,700 New UK Jobs

Center Parcs Creates 2,700 New UK Jobs

Holiday firm Center Parcs is to build a new resort in Woburn, Bedfordshire, creating 2,700 new jobs. Center Parcs Woburn Forest will be the activity holiday group's fifth site and is expected to open in spring 2014. Some 1,500 permanent jobs will be...

 
At least 12 killed as tornadoes strike U.S. Midwest

At least 12 killed as tornadoes strike U.S. Midwest

The violent weather that hit six Midwest states starting in Kansas and Missouri overnight swept into middle Tennessee and slammed the Cumberland Plateau region, about an hour east of Nashville, killing two women in Cumberland County and one person in...

 
Huge blow for France with full-back Medard facing nine months out due to knee injury

Huge blow for France with full-back Medard facing nine months out due to knee injury

France's RBS 6 Nations hopes have been rocked by the news that full-back Maxime Medard has been ruled out for up to nine months with a serious knee ligament injury. Medard went off in the second half of Les Bleus' 23-17 victory over Scotland at the...

Daily Mail, 11:05 in Sport
 
'Unfair and unwise': Google ignores global outcry over new privacy policy and brings it in today anyway for TWO BILLION users

'Unfair and unwise': Google ignores global outcry over new privacy policy and brings it in today anyway for...

Google ignored an international outcry from governments and consumers groups to launch its new privacy policy today. A coalition of 50 consumer groups in Europe and the U.S. sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page in a last ditch attempt to make the...

 
Why has Halifax paid me a windfall? I paid off the mortgage in 2010!

Why has Halifax paid me a windfall? I paid off the mortgage in 2010!

B.C. in Manchester says: Could you advise me about a goodwill payment from Halifax? I took out a mortgage with them 25 years ago and paid it off in 2010. I am not sure why they should now offer this payment. Money Mail's agony uncle Tony Hazell says:...

 


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