News archive from 3 February 2014

Tobacco firms line up £500m claim over plain packs

Tobacco firms line up £500m claim over plain packs

THE tobacco industry is ready to sue the Scottish Government for up to £500 million in damages if plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes go ahead. The Scotsman has learned the figure has been privately briefed to MSPs by tobacco giant...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 

MARTIN SAMUEL: They can't beat City on the pitch so Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are ganging up on them...

If you can’t beat them, sue them. That is the latest plan. Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea may use UEFA small print to derail Manchester City, if they fail to do it on the pitch. Were City to fail UEFA’s financial fair play regulations, there is room...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Mourinho: We'll attack, if City let us... but they're favourites for the title and it will be fantastic...

When Jose Mourinho last went to Manchester City as the Chelsea manager it was March 2007 and the rules were different. In fact, Mourinho admits when you worked for Roman Abramovich back then there were no rules to worry about. Chelsea bought who they...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Lloyds bank group pledges to employ more women

Lloyds bank group pledges to employ more women

Lloyds Banking Group says it will ensure that 40% of its 5,000 senior workforce is made up of women within the next six years, up from 28% now. The bank, one-third owned by the taxpayer, says it plans a fundamental review of its recruitment policies...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Vitamin pills can damage your muscles, says study

Vitamin pills can damage your muscles, says study

Two of the most commonly taken vitamin pills can seriously damage muscles, a new study has shown. The findings raise concerns about the effects of C and E supplements, taken by many thousands of people daily in the United Kingdom. Many health experts...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
From scandal to success: Turning around India's Enron

From scandal to success: Turning around India's Enron

In January 2009, a corporate scandal emerged that became known as the Enron of India. The chairman of Indian IT firm Satyam Computer Services admitted that its accounts had been falsified, in a case that echoed the collapse of US energy group Enron....

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

Puyol, Fabregas and Xavi attend Aragones' funeral as Spain mourns former manager

LUIS ARAGONES 'Big Boots' Aragones was the father figure who transformed Spain... but memory is still soured by racist jibe at Henry - PETE JENSON Built like a bull, with a bear-like attitude, Aragones will be sorely missed in Spain - GRAHAM HUNTER...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Carmichael: ‘No such things as Scots values’

Carmichael: ‘No such things as Scots values’

Scottish independence: Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael says there are no such thing as homogeneous Scottish values or homogeneous English values. The Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister spearheading the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK, also...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Lawyers back more use of TV cameras in court

Lawyers back more use of TV cameras in court

CAMERAS should be allowed to film more widely in Scottish courts, including from the very start of proceedings, the Law Society of Scotland has said. But the national body, which represents all active solicitors in Scotland, said there would be a need...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Sea lice ‘threaten Scottish wild salmon’

Sea lice ‘threaten Scottish wild salmon’

wild salmon will become as rare in Scotland as the giant pandas in Edinburgh Zoo because they are being threatened by sea lice, according to magazine Country Life. The magazine said the expansion of Scottish fish farms to meet the demand in China and...

 
Understand fracking before it arrives

Understand fracking before it arrives

Parts of Scotland sit atop large fields of shale gas, likely to be exploited sooner rather than later In 2003, the UK was a net exporter of gas; now we are a net importer. Forecasters predict by 2025 we will be importing 70 per cent of our gas...

 
Lloyds chief sets £1bn loan goal to repair trust in bank

Lloyds chief sets £1bn loan goal to repair trust in bank

Lloyds Banking Group will tomorrow set out plans to boost lending to small companies by more than £1 billion this year, as chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio tries to rebuild trust in the state-backed firm. As part of a wide-ranging strategy, he...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Alitalia nears final approach in talks over €300m Etihad deal

Alitalia nears final approach in talks over €300m Etihad deal

Etihad Airways and Alitalia are in the final stages of talks that could lead to the Abu-Dhabi-based carrier buying a 40 per cent stake in its Italian rival for as much as €300 million (£246m). In a joint statement, the airlines said: “Any issues that...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: The emerging market jitters pose dilemma

Comment: The emerging market jitters pose dilemma

Developing nations are suffering the fall-out from changes in the West, writes Martin Flanagan EMERGING market volatility is unlikely to go away soon, given the macro-economic factors, which will pose a dilemma for investors in financial markets as...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Oil giant and drugmakers take places in the spotlight

Oil giant and drugmakers take places in the spotlight

Oil giant BP takes its turn in the spotlight this week as the full-year results season picks up pace, with figures also due from drugs giants GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca. Falling oil industry profits will be in focus again when BP posts its latest...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 


News Widget for Webmasters



Bring Eugene's son back home immediately

Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28