News archive from 2 April 2015, page 15

MARKET REPORT: Sports Direct International ready to race into European markets

Housebuilder Barratt Developments subsided 7½p to 521p as dealers noted outgoing chief executive Mark Clare had cashed in shares worth about £11.8million. Blue-chip rivals Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey fell 16p to 1647p and 1½p to 153½p. Public...

 

Banks need to raise game to win back trust say new banking standards bosses

Dame Colette Bowe, chairman of the new Banking Standards Board and a former chairman of Ofcom, will be joined on the board by the likes of Institute for Fiscal Studies director Paul Johnson, former TUC general secretary Sir Brendan Barber and Citizens...

 

Fastjet raises £50million for expansion across Africa

The fundraising more than triples the company's current market value of about £17million. Its shares fell nearly 13 per cent to 1.03p. The budget airline, backed by EASYJET founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, operates in Tanzania and plans to expand...

 

Shawbrook Bank enjoys successful opening as it raises £90million

The specialist lender, backed by former RBS private equity arm Pollen Street Capital, raised £90million as part of a share placing at 290p, valuing the business at £725million. It echoes the start made by fellow challenger Aldermore, which listed in...

 

Fashion retailer Asos to launch EU website following profit warning

Asos said its strategy of cutting prices in international markets was building momentum after a string of profit warnings last year. Margins were squeezed by the launch of a zonal pricing system, enabling it to sell items at more competitive prices in...

 

Consumer goods lead output surge: UK manufacturing sector growing strong

The UK's manufacturing sector grew at the fastest rate in eight months, according to the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI), which hit 54.4 last month compared with 54 in February. A reading above 50 means expansion. Consumer goods led the...

 

CCTV 'spy cars' banned in bid to curb draconian parking fines that have driven shoppers from the High Street

New laws to crack-down parking 'cowboys' and councils which rip-off motorists with unfair fines come into force yesterday. The use of CCTV 'spy cars' has been banned in the majority of circumstances in a bid to rend the tyranny of automated fines...

 
VIDEO: Guy Martin chasing Michael Dunlop around Isle of Man TT circuit

VIDEO: Guy Martin chasing Michael Dunlop around Isle of Man TT circuit

KIRMINGTON motorcycle ace Guy Martin has released incredible footage of his race against Michael Dunlop at last year's Isle of Man TT. Martin, on board his Tyco Suzuki Superbike filmed the lap around the famous Manx course chasing the BMW mounted...

 
Syston woman to run London Marathon for local charity after missing out with injury last year

Syston woman to run London Marathon for local charity after missing out with injury last year

A woman is to tackle the London Marathon for charity after missing out on last year's race through injury. Liz Donaghy is taking on the 26.2-mile course this month to raise cash for Leicestershire-based charity the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT)...

 

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck has improved from his Man Utd days

The England international joined the Gunners last summer for £16million on transfer deadline day as the Red Devils completed a loan move for Monaco's Radamel Falcao. Louis van Gaal claimed that Welbeck did not score enough goals to warrant a stay at...

 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rules out £30m move for Chelsea and Man Utd target Paulo Dybala

Reports claimed that the Gunners were readying a £30million move for the Palermo man, with club president Mauro Zamparini adding that Wenger had already made an enquiry. Dybala has been attracting interest from a number of European clubs after putting...

 

Roberto Martinez: Ross Barkley has matured into England's best footballer

Manager Roberto Martinez believes Barkley has “matured” as an attacking midfielder as a result of the ups and downs he has endured this term. Barkley produced two eye-catching cameos for England in their games against Lithuania and Italy when stepping...

 

Eden Hazard: How playing so many games for Chelsea has run me into the ground

The Belgium winger has been in sensational form for the Blues this term, helping them to the top of the Premier League, but following his substitution in Belgium's win over Israel Hazard admits he is feeling the heat. Hazard has started every Premier...

 

WATCH: The STUNNING goal Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea aces would be proud of

The challenge for the title comes from a lower-league game in Zimbabwe. The blonde-haired speedster beats three defenders, somehow keeps the ball in play before whipping in a left-footed stunner from the tightest of angles. It's a strike any Premier...

Daily Star, 09:59 in Sport
 
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reveals what Mesut Ozil was REALLY doing after Newcastle tie

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reveals what Mesut Ozil was REALLY doing after Newcastle tie

The German international was spotted in his native country partying hours after Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park, a game he missed due to illness. Despite feeling under the weather, Ozil attended nightclub ‘Pearl' for an evening...

Daily Star, 09:59 in Sport
 


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