News archive from 4 February 2012

GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. data boosts equities, dollar

* Pace of growth in U.S. services sector accelerates in Jan * Expectations of Japanese forex intervention ease By Luciana Lopez NEW YORK, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Major stock indexes closed on Friday at highs not seen in months, with the Nasdaq reaching the...

 

UPDATE 1-Argentina ends some incentives for oil firms

Argentina is preparing for a challenging year as Europe's debt crisis and the sluggish world economy bite into the finances of commodities-producing countries in South America. The government of President Cristina Fernandez blames private sector oil...

 

Bosnia passes laws key to EU bid, Muslims agree to census

Muslims, Bosnia's largest ethnic group, feared a census that questioned peoples' ethnicity would cement the effects of wartime ethnic cleansing when half of Bosnia's 4.4 million citizens were killed, driven out or fled. But faced by polls showing...

 

South Sudan shoot-out kills 37, wounds U.N. policeman

The shooting broke out when the commissioner for Rumbek North County interrupted a meeting about recent cattle raiding with other officials in Unity state and made "angry remarks," according to Kouider Zerrouk, a spokesman for the United...

 
BT SETS THE PACE IN FAST BROADBAND RACE

BT SETS THE PACE IN FAST BROADBAND RACE

BT TOOK more than half of all the UK’s new broadband subscriptions as profits jumped by 18 per cent over the past three months, the company said yesterday. The telecom giant also unveiled plans to offer superfast broadband to businesses and others...

 
RBS BOSS MAY GET SHARE OF SALE PROFITS

RBS BOSS MAY GET SHARE OF SALE PROFITS

ROYAL Bank of Scotland is to consider plans to scrap chief executive Stephen Hester's annual bonus in an attempt to stop damaging yearly rows over his pay. One idea is to give him a share of the gains should he succeed in selling the bank back to...

 
SHARES SOAR TO A SIX-MONTH HIGH

SHARES SOAR TO A SIX-MONTH HIGH

LONDON shares rushed past the symbolic 5,900 points barrier for the first time in six months yesterday as positive global economic news dampened double-dip recession fears. The FTSE 100 index ended the day 105 points higher at 5901.07, adding...

 
TOYOTA RETURNS TO ITS SPORTING ROOTS

TOYOTA RETURNS TO ITS SPORTING ROOTS

WELCOME to the new GT86, the car that Toyota hopes will get back its sporting mojo. Despite a long and successful history of performance cars (who could forget the MR2, Celica and Supra?) there has been a distinct lack of anything speedy in the...

 
IT ADDS UP FOR MARK HUGHES

IT ADDS UP FOR MARK HUGHES

QPR boss Mark Hughes is already doing his sums to see if the Hoops will avoid the drop. Hughes usually waits until 10 games before the end of the season before predicting where his teams will end up. But the Rangers boss, whose men are three points...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
ARSENE WENGER REFUSES TO KOP FLAK

ARSENE WENGER REFUSES TO KOP FLAK

ARSENE WENGER hit back at his critics last night, insisting: We've won the title more recently than Liverpool. Wenger told Arsenal fans aiming abuse at him and his players to look at Anfield to see how trophies can dry up. Although the Gunners look...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
BLACKBURN ROVERS SO GOOD FOR BRADLEY ORR

BLACKBURN ROVERS SO GOOD FOR BRADLEY ORR

BRADLEY ORR insists he has not committed career suicide by jumping ship from QPR to join struggling Blackburn. Orr completed a deadline-day switch to Steve Kean’s side even though Mark Hughes wanted to keep him at Loftus Road. And the defender could...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
ROBERTO MANCINI: ITALIAN TITLE JOB WAS HARDER

ROBERTO MANCINI: ITALIAN TITLE JOB WAS HARDER

ROBERTO MANCINI reckons landing the Premier League will be a doddle compared to winning the Serie A title with Inter Milan. The Manchester City boss is feeling the heat following the midweek shock defeat at Everton. The setback allowed Manchester...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
TAKING STOCK

TAKING STOCK

DAVID STOCKDALE will discover today whether he needs to land a loan move away from Fulham to boost his Euro 2012 hopes. The Cottagers keeper has reinforced his England squad claims during a ten-game run in place of the crocked Mark Schwarzer. But the...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
STEPHANE SESSEGNON IS SO SPECIAL

STEPHANE SESSEGNON IS SO SPECIAL

MARTIN O’NEILL says he took one look at Stephane Sessegnon and knew he had a star on his hands. Sessegnon has been in sparkling form for Sunderland since O’Neill succeeded Steve Bruce in charge at the Stadium of Light. The Northern Irishman simply...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
MATTHEW HATTON: I'M THE DADDY

MATTHEW HATTON: I'M THE DADDY

THERE will be no pregnant pause in Kell Brook’s training for the biggest fight of his career. Undefeated Brook meets Matthew Hatton at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on March 17 with his WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title and the IBF...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 


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