News archive from 5 October 2015

Revealed: how AstraZeneca avoids paying UK corporation tax

AstraZeneca, one of Britain’s largest businesses, is using a multimillion-pound tax avoidance scheme in the Netherlands, set up months after the UK relaxed its tax laws for multinationals in 2013. A Guardian investigation has found the pharmaceutical...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
Scotland's weather: Summer over as storms arrive

Scotland's weather: Summer over as storms arrive

SCOTLAND'S Indian Summer will come to an abrupt end today, with thunderstorms set to hit the country throughout this week. After days of basking in unseasonal sunshine, autumn is set to arrive with a vengeance – bringing nearly half a month’s worth of...

 

NRL grand final: Bennett floats return to replay system after regulation time tie

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has called for the reintroduction of NRL grand final replays to replace the golden point period. His comments come after the Broncos went down harrowingly to North Queensland in extra time despite leading for almost the...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 

Bosses of UK's top firms report rising uncertainty over global economy

China’s downturn, the prospect of rising interest rates and uncertainty about the global economic outlook have knocked confidence among bosses of the UK’s biggest companies, according to a survey. Chief financial officers (CFOs) polled by the...

 

How Jose Mourinho has proved Manchester United were right not to hire him after Sir Alex Ferguson retired

Chelsea spent close to £200m in Mourinho's first two seasons, which was unprecedented in English football at that time, and won the title in both of those years. In Mourinho's third summer, they bought one of the best defenders in the world, Ashley...

Metro, 00:09 in Sport
 
Small firms warn of fallout from living wage plans

Small firms warn of fallout from living wage plans

FRESH concerns have been raised over the introduction of the national living wage after a "significant" number of small firms warned of a negative impact on their business from the move. A major survey of more than 1,200 smaller companies...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Monday interview: Robert Ross, MD of Alexander Ross Holdings

Monday interview: Robert Ross, MD of Alexander Ross Holdings

Background in foreign exchange, maths and economics now put to use at Stirlingshire cleaning products supplier There are a relatively narrow number of things to master in the world of foreign exchange, but successful traders must grasp them...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Sticking to routine! Jennifer Garner and estranged husband Ben Affleck visit the farmers market with their children

Sticking to routine! Jennifer Garner and estranged husband Ben Affleck visit the farmers market with their...

They may be divorcing, but Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are determined to put the needs of their three children first. True to for, the former couple were spotted in good spirits as they united to take their children to the farmers market in...

 
Comment: More women in management is good for business

Comment: More women in management is good for business

The diversity of our customers should be reflected in the diversity of our workplaces, says Jane Clark-Hutchison Britain is experiencing a huge shift in financial power with 83 per cent of all purchases now made by women. Females own 48 per cent of...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
'Former flames' David Walliams and Natalie Imbruglia appear close as they leave Jemima Goldsmith's house following his split from wife Lara Stone

'Former flames' David Walliams and Natalie Imbruglia appear close as they leave Jemima Goldsmith's house...

He once described her as his 'ideal woman', and earlier on in the week newly single David Walliams was seen looking fairly close to Australian actress and close pal Natalie Imbruglia. The Britain's Got Talent judge, 44, and the Torn singer, 40, were...

 
Comment: Deja vu at Alliance but core purpose unclear

Comment: Deja vu at Alliance but core purpose unclear

Another week, another management reshuffle at Scottish investment giant Alliance Trust. Chief executive Katherine Garrett-Cox, right, leaves the board but will continue as head of Alliance Trust Investments. Alan Trotter, the trust’s chief financial...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Kris Jenner, 59, is given a protective guiding arm by toyboy Corey Gamble, 34, after enjoying romantic lunch during PFW

Kris Jenner, 59, is given a protective guiding arm by toyboy Corey Gamble, 34, after enjoying romantic...

The momager and her brood have become a fixture at the world's most fashionable events. And while the action at Paris Fashion Week is almost non-stop, Kris Jenner managed to take some time out of her busy schedule to enjoy a romantic lunch with...

 
ISG tees up £11.5m work for Trump Turnberry

ISG tees up £11.5m work for Trump Turnberry

BUILDING firm ISG has been awarded twin multi-million pound contracts for the overhaul of the Trump Turnberry golf resort. The schemes – totalling some £11.5 million – will see the company refurbish, remodel and upgrade all 103 bedrooms and public...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
What an Eiffel! Rihanna wears oversized striped jacket with clashing colours to go sightseeing in Paris with her family 

What an Eiffel! Rihanna wears oversized striped jacket with clashing colours to go sightseeing in Paris...

Rihanna was a sight to behold when she stepped out in Paris on Sunday.  The 27-year-old is in the French capital for Fashion Week and made sure she stood out from the crowd in an oversized satin striped jacket as she took her family sight-seeing. ...

 
Scotland's construction sector confidence crumbles

Scotland's construction sector confidence crumbles

SCOTLAND'S construction sector has yet to get fully back on its feet, with confidence taking a tumble over the summer, according to a report out today. The latest construction monitor from the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) will come as a blow to...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 


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