News archive from 4 April 2018

Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise attends the unveiling of his statue at boyhood club Aalesund

Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise has been honoured with a statue at his boyhood club Aalesund. Riise, who started his career with Aalesund before returning for a second spell in 2016, was present at the unveiling and described it on Instagram...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 
Kylie Jenner ‘did paternity test to prove Tyga is not Stormi’s dad’

Kylie Jenner ‘did paternity test to prove Tyga is not Stormi’s dad’

Kylie Jenner reportedly had a paternity test carried out to prove her ex Tyga did not father her baby. The young mum allegedly did it under the proviso he never speak of the baby again, a promise he has already broken. He allegedly pestered her for...

Metro, 00:05 in Showbiz
 
Peter Kay gives in to ‘exceptional demand’ and adds another screening of Car Share

Peter Kay gives in to ‘exceptional demand’ and adds another screening of Car Share

It was so good to finally hear from Peter Kay after months of silence that fans have forced him to add another date to his screenings of Car Share. The response to his first tweet in three months since cancelling his tour was so huge that the special...

Metro, 00:05 in Showbiz
 

Stock picker Neil Woodford's fund falls below £7bn for the first time since 2015

Beleagured stock-picker Neil Woodford has seen his fund fall below £7billion for the first time since 2015 amid concerns his crown has slipped. Assets in the equity income fund had dropped to £6.6billion by the end of March, down from their all-time...

 

DAILY BRIEFING: Dutch trading firm Euronext buys Irish stock exchange to steal business from Britain after...

BUSINESS RAID Dutch trading firm Euronext bought the Irish stock exchange to help it steal business from Britain after Brexit, bosses have said. But the London Stock Exchange handled 106 flotations last year – far more than any European rival – and is...

 

MAGGI PAGANO: Trump's war on Amazon has got Wall Street worried on three counts

President Trump is gunning for Amazon's Jeff Bezos with the same sort of intensity he usually reserves for foreign dictators such as North Korea's Kim Jong-un or trade wars with China. In the most extraordinary outburst of tweets, Trump has stepped up...

 

DIRECTOR'S DEALS: Restaurant Group boss Andy McCue snaps up more than £114,000 of shares in the firm

The chief executive of The Restaurant Group has snapped up more than £114,000 of shares in the firm. Andy McCue has bought 44,971 shares at nearly £2.54 each in the owner of Frankie & Benny’s and Mexican chain Chiquito. McCue joined as chief...

 

Now Murdoch offers to sell Sky News to Disney in bid to push through Fox's £11.7bn takeover of Sky

Sky News could be bought by Disney in a deal aimed at pushing 21st Century Fox’s £11.7billion takeover of Sky over the finishing line. Fox is willing to either sell the news arm or spin it out into an independent company in a bid to secure the...

 

Elon Musk begins sleeping at Tesla's Californian factory after failing to hit production target for March

Elon Musk has begun sleeping at the Tesla factory in California to take charge of the electric car maker's sluggish production. Tesla, which was co-founded by the 46-year-old billionaire, has been struggling to hit targets for manufacture of its...

 

MARKET REPORT: Two mystery rivals gatecrash Swiss firm's bid for British software giant Fidessa with...

Takeover approaches can be a bit like buses: sometimes three turn up at once. In an intriguing twist, it has emerged two mystery firms are looking to gatecrash Swiss software company Temenos' £1.4billion bid for British rival Fidessa with last-minute...

 

It's a revolt! City advisers lead backlash at Persimmon's Mr £131m boss Jeff Fairburn

Persimmon faces a shareholder revolt over fat-cat pay after its boss was dubbed 'Mr £131million' for the potential size of his bonus. Advisory group Glass Lewis said investors should vote against the housebuilder's remuneration report at the annual...

 

Chinese private equity firm lines up bid for embattled Bargain Booze owner Conviviality

A Chinese private equity firm has emerged as the front runner to snap up the embattled Bargain Booze owner Conviviality. ZQ Capital, which has offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, is said to be one of the most likely candidates to secure the troubled...

 

The £21bn smash hit: Adored by fans, hated by rock stars, Spotify joins the stock market

Spotify has gone public for £21billion in one of the most controversial stock market debuts in history. The music streaming service, which lets its 157m users listen to a catalogue of 35m songs, sparked a trading storm with its unorthodox float last...

 

CITY DIARY: Root canal treatment for Deutsche as struggling bank hires hated ex-Merrill Lynch boss John Thain

Struggling Deutsche Bank is beefing up its board by recruiting former Merrill Lynch chief John Thain as a director. Cruel-mouthed Thain, 62, is a banking heavy hitter, but not without baggage.  He attracted public loathing at Merrill for spending...

 

He'll be back! Arnie returns in new PPI advert after undergoing emergency heart surgery last week

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s robotic head is starring in an ad urging families to reclaim mis-sold payment protection insurance. The publicity campaign, run by the City watchdog, features the head of Schwarzenegger, who played The Terminator in the...

 


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