News archive from 2 December 2013

Cars 'still dominate commute to work'

Cars 'still dominate commute to work'

The vast majority of people in England and Wales still commute to work by car, according to a new report. The RAC Foundation report crunched the numbers from the last census in 2011 and the National Travel Survey. It said six in 10 commuters either...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Cameron Arrives In Beijing For Trade Talks

Cameron Arrives In Beijing For Trade Talks

The Prime Minister will champion a free trade agreement between the EU and China today which could be worth £1.8bn to the UK alone. David Cameron arrived in Beijing at the head of the largest British trade delegation ever to visit the country, which...

 

Chinese firms want to buy coal assets overseas, but on the cheap

A renewed appetite for acquisitions by the world's biggest coal consumer will be a big boost for miners who are trying to dispose of assets worth billions of dollars to boost shareholder returns. These include Rio Tinto (RIO.AX), which has put...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 
David Cameron promises China 'growth partnership'

David Cameron promises China 'growth partnership'

David Cameron has promised to create a "partnership for growth and reform" as he visits China on a trade mission with more than 100 UK business leaders. The prime minister also pledged to put his "full political weight" behind a...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 

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Tommy Ahlers: The software boss who says he was born to lead

Tommy Ahlers: The software boss who says he was born to lead

For someone who happily admits he isn't very good at computer programming, Tommy Ahlers has done rather well for himself in the world of software. The Danish entrepreneur is best known as the former boss and co-founder of ZYB, a cloud storage back-up...

BBC, 00:23 in Business
 

Glasgow Helicopter Pub Crash: Nine Dead

Police say they have found a further body located within the Clutha pub in Glasgow, bringing the total number of victims to nine. They have also identified a fifth person who died when the police helicopter came down as 56-year-old Samuel   McGhee,...

 

Helicopter Crash: Fears For 'Gentle Giant'

The family of a man who has not been seen since a police helicopter crashed into a pub in Glasgow say they are fearing the worst. Mark O'Prey was last seen in the Clutha bar by a friend who went outside for a cigarette moments before the tragedy. His...

 

Serie A round-up: Llorente leaves it late to send Juve top... after early Roma draw

Fernando Llorente struck at the death to both break the tension of a thrilling encounter with Udinese and fire his club Juventus three points clear of Roma at the top of Serie A. The Sunday night meeting, which somehow ended 1-0, might have been a...

Daily Mail, 00:38 in Sport
 

'Cyber-Hindus' - India's new breed of political activists

The young professionals in their 20s and 30s come from vastly different regions of India and varied backgrounds. They first "met" on Twitter, spotting each other on the micro-blogging site where they voiced a common desire - to see Hindu...

 
China launches lunar probe carrying 'Jade Rabbit' buggy

China launches lunar probe carrying 'Jade Rabbit' buggy

President Xi Jinping has said he wants China to establish itself as a space superpower, and the mission has inspired pride in China's growing technological prowess. State television showed a live broadcast of the rocket lifting off. If all goes...

 

Thalidomide class action settled in Melbourne for $89m

Thalidomide survivors leave the supreme court in Melbourne. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAPIMAGE A class action against the manufacturer of thalidomide by Australian victims of the morning sickness drug has been settled for $89m. A lawyer for the...

Guardian, 00:55 in Health
 

China launches 'Jade Rabbit' probe into space to scout out locations for a moon base that will one day be...

7 View comments China today launched its first ever extraterrestrial landing craft into orbit in the hopes it will become the first country in almost 40 years to soft-land a probe on the moon. The nation is only the third in history to launch an...

 

Japan corporate capex up in third-quarter but GDP seen little changed

The 1.5 percent year-on-year rise in capital spending followed a flat reading in the prior quarter and marked the first gain in four quarters, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, but the result disappointed some economists who were expecting...

Reuters, 01:12 in Business
 

'It's changed my life in so many ways': Pregnant Katie Piper shows off her baby bump as she reveals she's...

Katie Piper has said her life has changed in a 'wonderful' way since she discovered she was pregnant - and revealed she is expecting a baby girl. The 30-year-old campaigner, who was badly burnt in an acid attack organised by an ex-boyfriend, now runs...

 


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