News archive from 9 July 2012

Diabetes costs predicted to rocket

“Diabetes could ‘bankrupt’ the NHS in 20 years,” the Daily Mail has reported. The newspaper said that most spending on the condition is due to avoidable complications. Several other newspapers featured similar claims, saying that by 2035 a sixth of...

 

Murray's title dream ends in tears

Andy Murray broke down in tears in a rare show of emotion after losing out on his historic Wimbledon title bid. The Scot - the first Briton to make it to the men's singles final in 74 years - was hoping to become the first male champion since Fred...

 

Murray's title dream ends in tears

Jul 8 2012 Andy Murray broke down in tears in a rare show of emotion after losing out on his historic Wimbledon title bid. The Scot - the first Briton to make it to the men's singles final in 74 years - was hoping to become the first male champion...

 
Italy's Monti hits back at critical employers

Italy's Monti hits back at critical employers

Confindustria's new leader Giorgio Squinzi has branded the government's labour reform inadequate, warned that recession is deepening and called for more help for small firms since he took over in May. On Saturday, he took sides with the leader of...

Reuters, 22:17 in Business
 

Violence, threats rise as Malaysia election nears

Malaysia is no stranger to political mud-slinging and scandal. But a ratcheting-up of inflammatory language and violence - much of it directed at the political opposition - has shocked even seasoned observers as the country heads for its most...

 

Calcium pill heart attack link unclear

Calcium pills “do more harm than good' the Daily Mail has reported. By contrast, the Telegraph tells us there is “no need to panic over new calcium heart attack research”. So, which to believe? These headlines are based on the findings of a large...

 

Calcium pill heart attack link unclear

Calcium pills “do more harm than good' the Daily Mail has reported. By contrast, the Telegraph tells us there is “no need to panic over new calcium heart attack research”. So, which to believe? These headlines are based on the findings of a large...

 

Fake vodka gang members lose appeal

TWO men locked up for running an illicit vodka factory - using bleach in the blending process - have had their sentence challenges turned down by Appeal Court judges. Wojciech Jan Herbst (55) and John Humphreys (46) received sentences of two and...

 

China pollution protest ends, but suspicion of government high

"They're liars!" the ruddy-faced farmer exclaims, spitting out his words in thickly accented Mandarin. "Nobody believes they won't build it eventually." It was a remnant of the fury that erupted in Sichuan province's Shifang town...

 
Bank's Tucker to testify on rate rigging row

Bank's Tucker to testify on rate rigging row

Paul Tucker, deputy governor of the Bank, will appear before a panel of politicians asking key people what they knew about Barclays and other banks submitting inaccurate figures for Libor, a key interbank lending rate. He appears at 1530 GMT. Earlier...

Reuters, 22:34 in Business
 
As Panasonic TVs flicker, new chief offers tough love

As Panasonic TVs flicker, new chief offers tough love

The 10-generation roadmap exhorted staff to end poverty and make consumer goods as abundant and cheap as tap water - but probably didn't envisage selling millions of TV sets at a loss. Under a new president, 55-year-old Kazuhiro Tsuga, Panasonic is...

Reuters, 22:34 in Business
 
Analysis: Investors brace for shaky U.S. earnings season

Analysis: Investors brace for shaky U.S. earnings season

Corporate outlooks are at their most negative in nearly four years and companies that have already reported have shown lacklustre growth. Nearly two dozen S&P firms have already cited Europe's woes - which seem to be worsening - as a concern. In...

Reuters, 22:34 in Business
 

Newsmaker: Australian mining magnate Rinehart makes media push

The "Pilbara Princess" is one of Australia's most written about personalities for her ruthless business dealings, a fortune from family mining interests and an endless string of lawsuits, including against her own children, to protect those...

Reuters, 22:34 in Business
 

Stem cells 'boost kidney transplants'

“Stem cells beat kidney rejection,” says BBC News. The broadcaster says that an injection of stem cells given alongside a kidney transplant could remove the need for a lifetime of treatment to suppress the immune system. The news is based on research...

 

All-metal hips 'wear down faster'

“Experts are calling for controversial metal-on-metal hip implants to be banned,” according to The Guardian. The newspaper said that research has found “unequivocal evidence” of high failure rates of these implants, particularly among women. In recent...

 


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