News archive from 13 February 2012

MONDAY VIEW: Rewarding the boss's failure? That is a joke

MONDAY VIEW: Rewarding the boss's failure? That is a joke

Poor old Britain. The country"s economic growth turned negative before Christmas. If it is still negative now - and I would bet that it is - the country will officially be in its second recession in the space of a few terrible years. So we need...

 
Vodafone eyes C&W Worldwide bid - paper

Vodafone eyes C&W Worldwide bid - paper

The Sunday Times said potential bidders could move if Cable & Wireless Worldwide's new chief executive Gavin Darby managed to stabilise the company, which has issued several profit warnings over the last year. Reuters reported last year that Cable...

Reuters, 22:12 in Business
 
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy & The Artist dominate BAFTAs

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy & The Artist dominate BAFTAs

Espionage thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy scooped was a double winner at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday, taking home two top honours. The movie, starring Gary Oldman and John Hurt, was named the night's...

 

Lansley clings on as outrage grows

David Cameron attempted today to combat fierce criticism of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley's NHS reforms by stating that he is "at one" with his minister - but was swiftly scuppered when Lib Dem number two Simon Hughes demanded Mr Lansley's...

 

Toymakers look to 80s, apps and Facebook for hits

The industry has reached back to the past hoping Ninja turtles and caring stuffed bears from the 1980s, accessories that play with the hottest gadgets of today and a cuddly dog that has scored fame on Facebook, will turn around flagging sales this...

 

Kabila aide dies, minister hurt in DRC plane crash

The accident, the latest in a country with one of the world's worst air safety records, comes as Kabila braces for negotiations to form a new coalition government after his disputed victory in a chaotic election in November. Adviser Augustin Katumba...

 

Toymakers look to 80s, apps and Facebook for hits

The industry has reached back to the past hoping Ninja turtles and caring stuffed bears from the 1980s, accessories that play with the hottest gadgets of today and a cuddly dog that has scored fame on Facebook, will turn around flagging sales this...

Reuters, 22:34 in Business
 

Commonwealth questions leadership change in Maldives

Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed says he was ousted in a coup carried out Tuesday in a mutiny by police and military officers on the archipelago, best known as a get-away-from-it-all beach holiday destination. Late Sunday, Nasheed supporters gathered...

 
Greek MPs pass austerity plan amid violent protests

Greek MPs pass austerity plan amid violent protests

Greece's parliament has passed a controversial package of austerity measures, demanded by the eurozone and IMF in return for a 130bn-euro ($170bn; £110bn) bailout to avoid default. The vote came amid some of the worst violence in Greece since riots...

BBC, 23:15 in Business
 

China tells banks to roll over local government loans - FT

Banks had started extending maturities for local governments to avoid a wave of defaults, the paper said, citing bankers and analysts familiar with the matter. One person briefed on the plan said in some cases the maturities would be extended by as...

Reuters, 23:34 in Business
 
Airlines urge U.N. deal to avert carbon trade war

Airlines urge U.N. deal to avert carbon trade war

The call by the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) comes amid signs that the EU may be willing to soften a unilateral stance that also risks souring efforts to resolve Europe's sovereign debt crisis with Chinese support. In an...

Reuters, 23:44 in Business
 
She's a bookworm! Michelle Williams perks up her elegant red carpet outfit with clutch that pays tribute to The Misfits

She's a bookworm! Michelle Williams perks up her elegant red carpet outfit with clutch that pays tribute to...

Quirky cool: The Olympia Le- Tan design pays tribute to Arthur Miller's The Misfits The 1961 film starred the playwright's wife Monroe, and premiered shortly after the couple's divorce. Olympia told the Mail Online exclusively: 'I find it so great...

 
Villa Park Match Zone: Mancini's boys enjoy a late show

Villa Park Match Zone: Mancini's boys enjoy a late show

We Stil love you Charles says PetrovCharles N'Zogbia took to Twitter last week to say he wasn't 'happy playing football'. Villa boss Alex McLeish responded by saying he needed to work harder. But there were words of support from Stiliyan Petrov in the...

Daily Mail, 23:47 in Sport
 
Harry's the man but he can't work miracles

Harry's the man but he can't work miracles

Whose half-time summary is this and which game is he analysing? 'I think he'll leave it for 10, 15 minutes, see how we go, and if it's not right I think maybe he'll bring Crouchie on, you know, stick the big man up there, keep piling it into the box,...

Daily Mail, 23:47 in Sport
 
It's just too late Kenny, you've left a stain on your club

It's just too late Kenny, you've left a stain on your club

Foolishly, Liverpool have allowed him to drive their defence - if it can be called that - of Suarez and he has let them down. Dalglish admitted his conduct on Saturday was not befitting of a Liverpool manager. The point is, though, that it hasn"t...

Daily Mail, 23:47 in Sport
 


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