News archive from 2 February 2015, page 4

Comment: This is an American import to be welcomed

Comment: This is an American import to be welcomed

One of the greatest innovations in equity finance was the investment trust. Scots played a major role in its development more than a century ago in providing finance for companies in America. So it is pleasing to see United States value fund managers...

Scotsman, 00:50 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Marcus Noble, Quest Corporate

Monday Interview: Marcus Noble, Quest Corporate

Corporate financier Marcus Noble has been involved in "hundreds" of deals since he first sold a business in his 20s, but says a meeting with military chiefs in Slovakia stands out as one of the oddest experiences he has had. Following...

Scotsman, 00:50 in Business
 
PMI reports set to show that UK economy growing

PMI reports set to show that UK economy growing

The latest series of purchasing managers' indices (PMIs) are this week expected to provide

Scotsman, 00:50 in Business
 

Angel di Maria and family in home raid terror hours after Manchester United victory

Manchester United star Angel Di Maria is reported to have been the victim of a terrifying attempted raid while at home with his family on Saturday night. The Sun claimed that a gang of three armed thugs used scaffolding poles to smash patio doors at...

Daily Mail, 00:52 in Sport
 

How could FIFA allow Australia to be champions of two continents?

History was made in the Sydney Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Australia became the first nation to win two continental titles. It’s not the titles that are the big deal but the continents. Australia, having been crowned champions of Oceania in 1980,...

Daily Mail, 00:52 in Sport
 
Lincoln Cathedral's Magna Carta manuscript centre stage at British Library's celebrations

Lincoln Cathedral's Magna Carta manuscript centre stage at British Library's celebrations

The four surviving original Magna Carta manuscripts - including Lincoln Cathedral's - will be united for the first time in history today. The manuscripts will be on display together at the British Library for three days (Monday, February 2 -...

 

Andy Murray's fatal distraction as Novak Djokovic's ‘play-acting’ spooks Scot and allows Serb to claim...

Andy Murray’s eyes blazed with furious intensity. He glanced up towards the familiar faces that have long accompanied him on these journeys to gladiatorial extremes. ‘Don’t worry about him,’ he muttered. ‘He does this all the time.’ Indeed he does....

Daily Mail, 00:52 in Sport
 

Andy Murray's feeble second serve needs urgent work after Australian Open defeat... it was slower than both...

HIGH FIVE FOR DJOKOVIC  Read the full match report from the Australian Open men's final in Melbourne  Andy Murray allowed himself to be mugged in this Australian Open final. He knows it, and so does Novak Djokovic. The angry cracking of two rackets...

Daily Mail, 00:52 in Sport
 

Brooks Koepka sinks final round eagle to win first PGA Tour title at Phoenix Open 

Brooks Koepka claimed his first PGA Tour title with a one-shot victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open after long-time tournament leader Martin Laird suffered a nightmare finish. Koepka carded a five-under-par 66 in his final round to end on 15...

Daily Mail, 00:52 in Sport
 
Egypt frees Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste

Egypt frees Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste

Peter Greste, an Al-Jazeera and former BBC reporter, left Egypt yesterday after the president approved his deportation following more than a year behind bars in a case that was widely condemned by civil rights groups. A Cairo airport official said Mr...

 
Hong Kong’s yellow umbrellas are back in new demo

Hong Kong’s yellow umbrellas are back in new demo

THOUSANDS of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong's streets yesterday, in the first major rally since mass protests last year. Chanting “No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage”, the demonstrators held yellow...

 
Business diary: Diageo’s a dram fine idea for venue

Business diary: Diageo’s a dram fine idea for venue

Diageo may have had a mixed picture to deliver on its half-time trading results last week, but Scotland's biggest Scotch whisky company took its well-known passion for "innovation" down a different avenue. Breaking with years of tradition of...

Scotsman, 01:02 in Business
 

Scarlett Johansson's trim new look

The Avengers actress wowed her fans with a striking quiff and teamed it with a fringed red, white and black minidress. Glamorous Scarlett, 30, has regained her impressive curves just four months after giving birth to daughter Rose.

 

Selma star David Oyelowo, 'I had to go to US'

The 38-year-old, who is of Nigerian descent, argues there is a lack of ethnic diversity in UK film and TV and says the problem lies with studio bosses. “They are white, male, of a certain age and that is reflective of what we see on our screens,” he...

 

Nigella Lawson returns: The domestic Goddess is back

The four-bedroom London town house - which she is said to have bought outright last summer for £4.8million following her divorce - might not compare with the £12million Eaton Square mansion Nigella Lawson shared with Charles Saatchi during some of...

 


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