News archive from 13 January 2014

Bentaleb was brilliant for Spurs, he almost matched Xavi in midfield... and Johnson was a new player for...

Here's the outstanding stat of the weekend for you. On his full league debut, Nabil Bentaleb, Tottenham's 19-year-old midfielder, made 106 passes. That's more passes than any other player in the Premier League and he completed 93.4 per cent of them,...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

If Terry or Suarez had celebrated like Anelka, they would have been banned by dithering FA long before now

The Football Association have now appointed an expert to look into Nicolas Anelka's quenelle gesture. Maybe it is the one notionally engaged by comedian Jerry Sadowitz for a rare appearance on national television. "Tonight on the show that...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

New London finance jobs rise for first time since early 2012

However, the number of jobs created in the whole of 2013 fell 21 percent compared with the year before as the financial jobs market still struggles to recover from the effects of the financial crisis, after which a number of banks cut jobs or pulled...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 

Five Chinese firms postpone IPOs as regulator tightens supervision

The China Regulatory Commission said in a statement late on Sunday that it would strengthen its supervision of IPOs, after a small drug maker postponed its share sale saying it was "too big". The stock watchdog, which had promised a more...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 

GM close to reintroducing common stock dividend, CFO says

"We're closer than we have been given all the actions that we have taken, investment grade rating, all of that. When we have something to announce we'll do it." GM last paid a dividend on its common stock in May 2008. Ammann also said he...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 

Iran nuclear deal to take effect on January 20

Shortly after the interim accord takes effect, an Iranian official added, Tehran and world powers will start negotiating a final settlement of their differences about activity the West suspects is aimed at obtaining a nuclear weapons capability. Iran...

 

France's Hollande has tight window to step up reform pace

The new year could hardly have started worse for the French leader, who failed to keep a promise to the nation to halt the rise in unemployment by the end of 2013 and is now dealing with media allegations of a secret love affair. Photos in a celebrity...

 
Home from home you won't want to leave

Home from home you won't want to leave

10 Images WHEN my oldest friend Nick said he'd bought a cottage as a holiday let, I figured it was only polite to get ourselves booked in for a week and try it out. So that's how we found ourselves winging our way up the motorway for a week to be...

 
The corporate guff award goes to...

The corporate guff award goes to...

Each January I have handed out prizes to the finest, freshest examples of corporate guff spoken or written in the preceding 12 months, writes author and Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway. Every year they just get better, the 2013 crop being the...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
What's next for the Big Three US carmakers?

What's next for the Big Three US carmakers?

With the spectre of government bailouts behind them, the big three US carmakers - General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler - are looking ahead to what's next in Detroit at this year's annual car show, which gets under way on Monday. The feeling of a renewal...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
The crowdfunding boss inspired by her parents' struggles

The crowdfunding boss inspired by her parents' struggles

While many of us have a lot to thank our parents for, Danae Ringelmann credits hers with inspiring her to help establish a new global industry. Ms Ringelmann is one of the three co-founders of Indiegogo, one of the world's first - and now one of the...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 
Calling time on Taiwan's handmade noodles

Calling time on Taiwan's handmade noodles

Noodles have been around for thousands of years, but one of the oldest ways of making them is dying out. Hand-pulled string noodles, called mian xian in Mandarin, have been made for around 2,000 years. Until the 1960s they were still made in the...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 

U.S. profits could bounce in 2014 if economy gains steam

Faster economic growth should translate into better sales growth for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, and that has investors watching the coming fourth-quarter earnings reports to see if chief executives sound more optimistic - and if they plan on...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 
Peter Capaldi lends name to Barnardo's fostering campaign

Peter Capaldi lends name to Barnardo's fostering campaign

A young Peter Capaldi. Brenda Farrell, of Barnardo’s, said the aim of the campaign was to recruit 8,600 more foster carers. Photograph: Barnardos/PA He is best known for playing foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, but even...

Guardian, 00:24 in Showbiz
 
Obesity in UK 'could be far worse than predicted'

Obesity in UK 'could be far worse than predicted'

The report calls for hard-hitting obesity campaigns similar to those targeting smokers. Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer Predictions on the number of obese and overweight people in the UK may dramatically underestimate the worst-case...

Guardian, 00:27 in Health
 


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