News archive from 5 December 2013

Spain's economic outlook improving, says Moody's ratings agency

Spain's economic outlook improving, says Moody's ratings agency

Ratings agency Moody's has raised its outlook for Spain's economy from "negative" to "stable". Moody's said there had been a real improvement in the economy and government finances. Last week, the Standard and Poor's ratings firms...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Should we fear the growth of Chinese telecoms company Huawei?

Should we fear the growth of Chinese telecoms company Huawei?

When I first went to see Huawei, about 10 years ago, I had very little idea of who the company was, or what it did. Ten minutes in the impressive corporate display hall in the booming city of Shenzhen illuminated me. It was full of elaborate and...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 

Shelvey denies head-butt on Debuchy, but Pardew convinced he should have seen red

Jonjo Shelvey was forced to deny he should have been sent off after helping Swansea to a 3-0 win over Newcastle at the Liberty Stadium. Shelvey appeared to make contact after aiming a head-butt at Magpies defender Mathieu Debuchy before later...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

England fans turn backs on Brazil as FA fear lowest turnout at tournament in years

The FA believe England will be cheered on in Brazil by the smallest number of official supporters seen at a tournament for years. Foreign Office officials were told at their last briefing with the FA that it is estimated only around 1,100 members of...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Sports minister admits Brazil's 'horrible' crimewave could haunt World Cup

Brazil's sports minister Aldo Rebelo sparked a World Cup crime alert on Wednesday by admitting the country cannot cope with its cases of rape, robbery and murder. Despite the glamour of Brazil's sandy beaches and caipirinha culture, there is a darker...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

FELLAINI WATCH: £27m man fails to shine against old club... and is fortunate to escape without a card after...

Marouane Fellaini was handed the stage to silence his early-season doubters as David Moyes started with his £27million signing against former club Everton on Wednesday night. Since swapping Goodison Park for Old Trafford in September, the Belgian has...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Gattuso slams Barbara Berlusconi by claiming 'there's no place for women in football'

Former AC Milan and Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso cannot see a place for women in football, he said on Wednesday. The hard-tackling midfielder was commenting on the recent turmoil at Milan, where Adriano Galliani has agreed to share his chief...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Delaying security deal a risk to Afghan forces - U.S. military chief

The comments by General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, came amid an impasse over the security pact, which would allow American troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2014. President Barack Obama's...

 

Chemical experts eye port to load Syria toxins onto U.S. ship

The OPCW said on Saturday the United States had started modifying a U.S. naval vessel to be able to destroy Syria's 500 tons of chemicals, including actual nerve agents - neutralizing them offshore with other chemicals in a process known as...

 
Autumn Statement: Plan to raise state pension age sooner

Autumn Statement: Plan to raise state pension age sooner

The government is planning to bring forward the date when people need to be 68 to draw the state pension, Chancellor George Osborne will announce in his Autumn Statement later. The change, currently set for 2046, may now happen in the mid-2030s,...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Autumn Statement: Longer Wait For Retirement

Autumn Statement: Longer Wait For Retirement

People will have to work until they are 68 years old before receiving a state pension from the mid 2030s, in a move that will raise around £400bn for the Treasury. Chancellor George Osborne will also announce the age will rise to 69 in the 2040s in...

 

Westfield to buy remaining 50 percent in World Trade Center for $800 million

The restructuring has been seen as a strategy to focus on the company's growth in U.S. and UK international assets, as traditional Australian retailers are struggling with slowing growth and a shift to online shopping. Westfield is buying the...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 
Health chiefs want to raise cancer awareness among older people

Health chiefs want to raise cancer awareness among older people

Be Clear on Cancer is designed to help older people recognise symptoms and visit their GPs. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Public health chiefs have promised extra efforts to raise awareness of cancer symptoms among older people to help...

Guardian, 00:21 in Health
 

Ex-aide says Madoff workers duped investor's account postmortem

Testifying in a trial in New York on Wednesday, the former aide, Frank DiPascali, said an estate lawyer wrote Madoff's firm a letter in 1995 seeking the account balances for the late Jacques Amsellem, who had been a Madoff client since the 1970s....

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 
Venezuela: Maduro signs decree to control car prices

Venezuela: Maduro signs decree to control car prices

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has signed a decree controlling the price of new and second-hand cars. New cars are currently hard to find, and Venezuelans often have to pay very high prices for an used car. Mr Maduro, who previously legislated...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 


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