News archive from 7 October 2013

Review: Bruno Mars, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Review: Bruno Mars, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

It's all about the numbers. To date: 58 million singles,10 million albums, two MTV awards, one Grammy, and one Brit. Oh, and he's all of 27. So when Peter Gene Hernandez brings his 88-date worldwide Moonshine Jungle Tour into Scotland, he does so with...

 

U.S. hedge funds investing heavily in Greek banks - FT

Paulson & Co could not be immediately reached for comment. John Paulson told the Financial Times that his fund had substantial stakes in Piraeus Bank (BOPr.AT) and Alpha Bank (ACBr.AT). "(Both) are now very well capitalised and poised to...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 

Australia's 'DIY' pension funds ring regulatory alarm bells

About A$500 billion ($469 billion), or almost a third, of pensions are self-managed by individuals who avoid paying fees to professional managers and often spurn investment advice, making them an easy target for those marketing risky securities. The...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 

EXCLUSIVE - Harry Redknapp's explosive book serialisation: The FA? They don't have a clue! Rooney, Rio and...

I wouldn't trust the FA to show me a good manager if their lives depended on it. How would they know? What clubs have they ever run? Who do they speak to who really knows the game? This isn't about them giving the England job to me or Roy Hodgson, but...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

Nice Vonn! Woods seals it with a kiss as United States cinch fifth successive Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods won the deciding match for a third straight time and the United States lifted the Presidents Cup for a fifth straight time as they beat the International team 18.5 to 15.5 in Dublin, Ohio. Woods once again had to battle through back pain...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

Marseille 1 Paris St Germain 2: Ten-man PSG keep up pressure on Monaco with win

Ten-man Paris Saint Germain kept up the pressure on Monaco with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Marseille at a vociferous Stade Velodrome. Despite falling behind to an Andre Ayew penalty and having Thiago Motta sent off, a Maxwell header and a second-half...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

Sizzling Sturridge makes Hodgson's visit to Anfield less stressful this time

If Roy Hodgson's humour was foul when he stomped out of Anfield last month, his mood could not have been more different following his latest visit. A mix up over the tickets he had been allocated for the clash with Manchester United on September 1...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 
80% of teens in favour of standardised cigarette packaging, survey shows

80% of teens in favour of standardised cigarette packaging, survey shows

The survey revealed that 10% of British teenagers thought some cigarette brands were healthier than others. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Nearly eight in ten teenagers in Britain think the government should introduce standardised cigarette packaging...

Guardian, 00:13 in Health
 

UK financial firm optimism highest for 17 years - CBI

The survey, covering the three months to early September, also showed a net 24 percent of financial firms increased staff in the period, the biggest rise for six years. A net 14 percent of firms expect to increase staffing again in the current...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 
One city's house price surge

One city's house price surge

Two cities in the UK - one is a centre of commerce, has runaway house prices, and welcomes a constant stream of overseas property buyers. The other is London. House prices in and around Aberdeen have more than doubled in the past 10 years, according...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 

Exclusive: KKR nears $1 billion Crosby Group deal - sources

A deal for Crosby, a unit of British engineering company Melrose Industries Plc, is close to being finalized and could be announced on Monday or even earlier, the people said on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential. "As...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 
Harriet Green: Turning around Thomas Cook

Harriet Green: Turning around Thomas Cook

It is safe to say that Harriet Green, the boss of Thomas Cook, is not lacking in confidence - or the desire to take on a big challenge. Ms Green was appointed chief executive of the UK-based travel company in July 2012, after she cold-called the...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
Spain’s sunshine toll: Row over proposed solar tax

Spain’s sunshine toll: Row over proposed solar tax

"We will be the only country in the world charging for the use of the sun," says Jaume Serrasolses. "Strange things are happening in Spain. This is one of them." Mr Serrasolses, the secretary of an association promoting the use of...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
Rural broadband: How to reach the broadband notspots

Rural broadband: How to reach the broadband notspots

Over the summer there was a lot of digging going on in the Lancashire countryside. Nothing unusual there you may think until you realise that these trenches are being built to house a fibre optic network with speeds to rival those that Google is...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 

HARRY REDKNAPP EXCLUSIVE: It would have destroyed Sandra if I'd gone to jail

There was a chap wearing a bright white jacket in the middle of January. Another had clothes that were covered in stains. These were the people who would decide my fate as I sat in court fighting tax evasion charges. They would never smile; they...

Daily Mail, 00:19 in Sport
 


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