News archive from 14 February 2012

U.S. clears Google-Motorola deal, Nortel patent sale

U.S. clears Google-Motorola deal, Nortel patent sale

(Reporting By Diane Bartz and Jeremy Pelofsky; Editing by Bernard Orr)

 

BHP, Rio approve $4.5 billion Escondida copper expansion

"Looking ahead, the success of our brownfield exploration program suggests there are sufficient resources at Escondida to sustain production at current levels for more than a century," BHP Billiton base metals president Peter Beaven said in...

Reuters, 22:25 in Business
 
ALEX BRUMMER: Argentina waging war on anti-mining protesters

ALEX BRUMMER: Argentina waging war on anti-mining protesters

On the offensive: Cristina Kirchner's government has been getting nasty with protesters against the encroachment of the mining giants An ever growing list of Xstrata investors have expressed their reservations about the proposed $90bn super merger...

 

A year on, only brief home visits for Japan nuclear evacuees

Nearly a year has passed since a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, Okuma town, but the site of the reactors at the centre of the Fukushima nuclear crisis remains off limits for residents, save for short trips to hastily abandoned homes. The...

 
Google Motorola bid approved in EU and US

Google Motorola bid approved in EU and US

US regulators have approved Google's $12.5bn (£7.9bn) bid for phone maker Motorola Mobility, hours after it won clearance from European authorities. The European Commission ruled the deal would not raise competition issues in the market for operating...

 
Fitch, S&P downgrade Spanish banks

Fitch, S&P downgrade Spanish banks

"We believe investor confidence remains fragile and anticipate further episodes of illiquidity and volatility in the funding markets over the medium term," the agency said in an investors note. "In our opinion, the Spanish banking...

Reuters, 23:23 in Business
 
Moody's rating agency places UK on negative outlook

Moody's rating agency places UK on negative outlook

The credit ratings agency, Moody's has updated its credit ratings of several European nations. It has placed negative outlooks on the ratings of the UK, France and Austria. The ratings of Italy, Spain and Portugal have been downgraded. In a statement...

BBC, 23:44 in Business
 
PUNTERS’ HERO NICKY MACKAY GETS NEEDLESS BAN

PUNTERS’ HERO NICKY MACKAY GETS NEEDLESS BAN

WOLVERHAMPTON stewards found themselves in the eye of a storm yesterday when they turned a PR opportunity into a PR disaster. Applying the letter of the law, they looked long and hard at the re-run of the 12-furlong maiden and gave winning jockey...

 
TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 14/02/12

TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 14/02/12

BEV SWINGELL is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 20 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England. He won the Racing Post's National Press Challenge in 2005, and has...

 
GREYHOUND TIPS AND RESULTS - 14/02/12

GREYHOUND TIPS AND RESULTS - 14/02/12

TUESDAY’S TIPS: NOTTINGHAM FANCIES 11.03 Bouncing Glory (5-1-6) 11.19 Salacres Scouser (3-4-1) 11.34 Magna Jane (1-3-4) 11.48 Coolaking (3-1-4) 12.04 Copyover (3-5-2) 12.18 Cherry Bomb (2-1-3) 12.32 Magna Supreme (3-5-1) 12.47 Emporio Eclipse (6-2-1)...

 
RANGERS COULD BE EMPTIED OF TOP PAID PLAYERS

RANGERS COULD BE EMPTIED OF TOP PAID PLAYERS

RANGERS could be forced to sacrifice some of their highest paid players such as skipper Steven Davis, keeper Allan McGregor and warhorse Lee McCulloch to help secure the long term future of the club. Other key stars including Kyle Lafferty and...

 
CELTIC DON’T NEED RANGERS SAYS PETER LAWWELL

CELTIC DON’T NEED RANGERS SAYS PETER LAWWELL

PETER LAWWELL last night declared financially strong Celtic didn't need Rangers and would not be effected if their rivals went bust. The Hoops chief executive who was revealing the club's latest financial results for the second half of the year...

 
CRAIG WHYTE TELLS RANGERS EX-DIRECTORS TO STEP UP TO FINANCIAL PLATE

CRAIG WHYTE TELLS RANGERS EX-DIRECTORS TO STEP UP TO FINANCIAL PLATE

CRAIG WHYTE has challenged former Rangers directors to " step up to the plate " and put their money where their mouth is to help save the Ibrox club which is facing a potential Tax bill of £75m. Ex Board members such as Alastair Johnston...

 
CELTIC BOARD ALWAYS BACKED NEIL LENNON

CELTIC BOARD ALWAYS BACKED NEIL LENNON

THE Celtic Board threw their full support behind beleagured boss Neil Lennon even when his side were trailing Rangers by 15 points in the race for the Tiltle. And announcing the clubs interim financial results for the second half of last year chief...

 
MANCHESTER CITY STAR CARLOS TEVEZ FLIES BACK INTO NEW ROW WITH BOSS ROBERTO MANCINI

MANCHESTER CITY STAR CARLOS TEVEZ FLIES BACK INTO NEW ROW WITH BOSS ROBERTO MANCINI

CARLOS TEVEZ is on a fresh collision course with Roberto Mancini after accusing him of treating him like a dog. The rebel striker jetted back to England last night and will report for training this morning to bring his self-imposed exile from...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 


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