News archive from 9 January 2012

Unions lay out 'line in the sand' on pensions

Hundreds of trade unionists from across Britain and Northern Ireland gathered in London on Saturday to plan the next step in the fight against government public-sector cuts. Up to 450 activists and campaigners gathered at Friends Meeting House on...

 
Venezuela's Chavez to welcome ally Ahmadinejad

Venezuela's Chavez to welcome ally Ahmadinejad

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due to arrive at the start of a tour to shore up support from the region's leftist leaders, as tough new Western sanctions aim to isolate the Islamic Republic and target its vital oil exports. "A spokesman or...

 

France could propose own Tobin tax next month

Presidential adviser Henri Guaino said on Friday that France would decide by the end of the month how it would apply the tax and State Secretary Benoist Apparu said on Sunday a bill could be put to parliament as soon as February ahead of a recess at...

Reuters, 22:15 in Business
 

Global regulators signal leeway on new bank liquidity rules

The Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS), chaired by Bank of England Governor Mervyn King, said the "central principle that a bank is expected to have a stable funding structure and a stock of high-quality liquid assets that should...

Reuters, 22:35 in Business
 

Mecom looking to sell Polish division - FT

The company has not yet been approached by any potential buyers, according to the article published on the FT's website. Mecom publishes in Denmark and Poland, but its core business lies in the Netherlands, where more than 80 percent of group profits...

Reuters, 22:35 in Business
 

Investors in Murdoch's News Corp forgive hacking

In the year's first week of trading, News Corp shares rose to a 52-week record, surpassing the highs it hit just before the July 4 story broke of its News of the World tabloid hacking a murdered schoolgirl's voice mail. That story seemingly turned the...

Reuters, 22:50 in Business
 

EFSF's Regling wants to up investor guarantees - report

"The comments from Regling... should not be interpreted as a deepening of the (debt) crisis," the official from the European Financial Stability Facility said, underlining that state guarantees had always been planned to range from 20-30...

Reuters, 23:32 in Business
 
The perfect gentleman: A chivalrous Prince William shields his Duchess from the rain at the War Horse premiere

The perfect gentleman: A chivalrous Prince William shields his Duchess from the rain at the War Horse premiere

Director Steven Spielberg spoke about the couple's gesture in attending the event, saying: 'It's a very prestigious honour because they represent an entirely new era in British royalty that has the entire world excited. 'When they came to America,...

 
Greece should quit euro unless massive funding given - Czech

Greece should quit euro unless "massive" funding given - Czech

"If there is not the will to give Greece a massive amount of money from European structural funds, I do not see any other solution than its departure from the euro zone and a massive devaluation of the new Greek currency," he said in the...

Reuters, 00:01 in Business
 
MIDDLESBROUGH 1 SHREWSBURY 0: COYNE VALUES MAGIC OF CUP

MIDDLESBROUGH 1 SHREWSBURY 0: COYNE VALUES MAGIC OF CUP

DANNY Coyne insists there’s no substitute for the FA Cup after his clean-sheet cameo. Boro’s back-up keeper was only making up the numbers on the bench thanks to two more subs being allowed in the cup than in the league. But when Jason Steele...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
COVENTRY 1 SOUTHAMPTON 2: SAINTS KIDS ARE CORKIN'

COVENTRY 1 SOUTHAMPTON 2: SAINTS KIDS ARE CORKIN'

JACK CORK believes you can win things with kids. The former Chelsea midfielder was full of praise for Saints scorers, academy graduates Aaron Martin and James Ward-Prowse. “Aaron has been in the last couple of weeks and been top class,” said Cork,...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
SWINDON 2 WIGAN 1: CAN-TASTIC!

SWINDON 2 WIGAN 1: CAN-TASTIC!

PAOLO DI CANIO admitted he wasn’t sure how he managed not to run on the pitch again after Paul Benson’s goal earned ­Swindon’s stunning win. Di Canio is facing an FA rap for galloping on to the playing area during the win over ­Northampton on New...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
WEST BROM 4 CARDIFF 2: SI EYES EUROS

WEST BROM 4 CARDIFF 2: SI EYES EUROS

SIMON COX wants his stunning hat-trick to give West Brom manager Roy Hodgson a headache. Cox has largely been confined to the Albion bench this season. But he took out his frustration on Cardiff and send a message to Hodgson and Republic of Ireland...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
BARNSLEY 2 SWANSEA 4: NEIL’S GUNNER SHINE FOR WENG

BARNSLEY 2 SWANSEA 4: NEIL’S GUNNER SHINE FOR WENG

NEIL TAYLOR helped Swansea reach the FA Cup fourth round – then hinted he would love a move to Arsenal. Wales international Taylor, 22, has been linked with a move to the Emirates to ease Arsene Wenger’s injury crisis at left-back after an...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
BRISTOL ROVERS 1 ASTON VILLA 3: 'ROB'LL BE A VILLA THRILLER'

BRISTOL ROVERS 1 ASTON VILLA 3: 'ROB'LL BE A VILLA THRILLER'

IT IS 12 years since Aston Villa fans first thought they were about to sign Robbie Keane – but Alex McLeish promises it will be worth the wait. The Republic of Ireland striker should be at the club’s Bodymoor Heath training ground today to wrap up a...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 


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