News archive from 11 December 2013, page 10

Alibaba seeks to extend $8 billion loan draw-down to end 2014

"We have plenty of cash on the balance sheet and there is no need to draw down at this time, so we are extending the availability of funds to maintain flexibility," the company said, without specifying a date. Alibaba said the funds will be...

 

Police rename 'Badvent Calendar'

Nottinghamshire Police have had to rename their seasonal crime fighting calendar after complaints its original title was "in poor taste". The force launched the Badvent Calendar at the start of this month, which each day unveils a picture...

 

Imagination Tech slumps on smartphone slowdown

The British company said it expected its partners, which include Apple (AAPL.O), to ship 580-630 million units, excluding the MIPS technology it bought last year, down from its previous forecast of about 650 million. The downgrade came as the company...

 

Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: researcher

The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such as "US_military_options_in_Syria," said FireEye, which sells virus fighting technology to companies. When...

 

Bangladesh's top court adjourns Islamist's death penalty hearing

Abdul Quader Mollah, found guilty of war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was due to be hanged at Dhaka Central Jail just after midnight on Wednesday, but his lawyers earned a last-minute reprieve. Later in the...

 
Two Damien Hirst art works stolen

Two Damien Hirst art works stolen

Two signed Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 stolen from London gallery, Scotland Yard says More to follow.

BBC, 08:59 in Art & Culture
 
Stagecoach looks to US for expansion

Stagecoach looks to US for expansion

Transport firm Stagecoach has reported a small rise in half-year profits and said there was "significant potential" to expand in the US. The company made pre-tax profits of £98.5m to 31 October compared with £96.9m in 2012. The Perth-based...

BBC, 09:01 in Business
 

Damien Hirst Works Of Art Stolen From Gallery

Two signed Damien Hirst works of art worth £33,000 have been stolen from a gallery in London, Scotland Yard has said. More follows ...

 
Now is the time to defeat dementia

Now is the time to defeat dementia

Actor Kevin Whately and broadcaster Angela Rippon hold up messages for the G8 leaders ahead of the dementia summit. Photograph: David Parry/PA Every worthy cause has a statistic that is designed to shock you into action. For dementia, it is that one...

Guardian, 09:04 in Health
 
Dementia is the next global pandemic, says Aids prevention pioneer

Dementia is the next global pandemic, says Aids prevention pioneer

The loneliness and discrimination experienced by those with dementia is a 'human rights violation', says Professor Peter Piot. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian Peter Piot has spent four decades investigating the world's deadliest diseases....

Guardian, 09:04 in Health
 

Shares in RBS fall as finance chief departs

Bernstein analyst Chirantan Barua, who has an 'outperform' rating on the stock, said the loss of Bostock was not good news for RBS but didn't change his view of the recovery of the bank. "In a way, we see it as an endorsement that the current CEO...

Reuters, 09:05 in Business
 
Ukrainian riot police clash with protesters in Kiev square

Ukrainian riot police clash with protesters in Kiev square

Black-helmeted police entered the square in the heart of the snowbound capital where the demonstrators have been camping out for the past 10 days, tearing down barricades erected by the protesters. Clashes broke out as police tried to detain some of...

 
Weather warning: Flights on hold at Lincolnshire's local airports

Weather warning: Flights on hold at Lincolnshire's local airports

The last flight to depart was to Aberdeen at 7am. Planes are taking off and landing at East Midlands Airport but are running behind schedule. SP LUXE OIL. Special Price £18.75 (rrp 25.00) Stringers Hairdressing View details Print voucher SYSTEM...

 

IEA sees upside risks for oil

Since then demand for fuel had accelerated, particularly in the United States, the world's biggest oil consumer. Last month, U.S. oil demand jumped back above 20 million barrels per day (bpd) for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis....

Reuters, 09:12 in Business
 
FirstGroup rejects Greyhound bus sell-off proposal

FirstGroup rejects Greyhound bus sell-off proposal

UK rail and bus firm FirstGroup has rejected a break-up plan from one of its shareholders to sell its US assets. Hedge fund Sandell Asset Management wants FirstGroup to sell its Greyhound trans-American bus service and school bus business to help pay...

BBC, 09:15 in Business
 


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