News archive from 14 April 2014

Armenian president names speaker as new prime minister

"I'm sure that everyone will understand very quickly that Armenia has a very effective new prime minister," President Sargsyan told his ruling Republican Party after announcing Abrahamyan's appointment. "I will do my best to help Mr....

 
New computers for Fairfield community

New computers for Fairfield community

A computer system which will keep a community switched on to the benefits of the online world has been bought thanks to a joint effort by High Peak Mayor Tony Kemp, the University of Derby Buxton and a local business. The four terminals have been...

 
Abdullah ahead in Afghanistan election

Abdullah ahead in Afghanistan election

TWO clear front-runners have emerged in Afghanistan's presidential race as partial results revealed a tight race that looks set for a runoff vote. Both candidates promise a fresh start with the West, vowing to sign a security pact with the United...

 
Real wages to rise for first time in six years, EY says

Real wages to rise for first time in six years, EY says

Wages are set to rise by more than inflation for the first time in almost six years, says an economic forecaster. EY says a "long period of low inflation" means average earnings could rise faster than the cost of living as early as this...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
North Korea marathon welcomes fun-runners

North Korea marathon welcomes fun-runners

The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with athletes from all over the world for the annual Pyongyang marathon yesterday, which was open to foreign amateurs for the first time. Tens of thousands of North Koreans lined the streets to...

 
Chile fire: Valparaiso declared catastrophe zone

Chile fire: Valparaiso declared catastrophe zone

A raging fire leapt from hilltop to hilltop yesterday in a Chilean port city, killing at least 16 people and destroying more than 500 homes. Ten thousand people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison. The fire began in a...

 
Pope poses for selfies after Palm Sunday homily

Pope poses for selfies after Palm Sunday homily

POPE Francis has marked Palm Sunday in a packed St Peter's Square by discarding his prepared homily and speaking entirely off the cuff. The Pope followed his remarkable departure from practice by hopping off his popemobile to pose for “selfies” with...

 
Action needed to avoid ‘catastrophic’ climate change

Action needed to avoid ‘catastrophic’ climate change

Experts warned yesterday that the renewable energy sector must be massively expanded to fight climate change ahead of the release of a major international report. Output of carbon dioxide and other climate-changing gases has increased in recent years,...

 
Economy sees feelgood factor but job growth slows

Economy sees feelgood factor but job growth slows

Scotland's economic recovery has become "embedded" after the first quarter ended on a high note, according to a key survey today of hundreds of businesses. Improved conditions also led companies to increase staffing levels, though the rate...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Co-op loss tipped to hit £2.5bn

Co-op loss tipped to hit £2.5bn

Losses at the Co-operative Group could top £2.5 billion this week as annual results reveal the depth of the crisis at the troubled mutual. The bigger-than-expected figure stems from the group’s disastrous debt-fuelled acquisition spree and the cost of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Ex-BoS boss Burt linked with rescue of Albemarle

Ex-BoS boss Burt linked with rescue of Albemarle

A RESCUE of pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond is expected to be completed this week after a deal was struck to save some of its 183 branches and hundreds of jobs. Administrators from accountancy giant PwC said yesterday that negotiations with a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Monday interview: Brendan Devine, Sure Thing!

Monday interview: Brendan Devine, Sure Thing!

AS THE owner of an Aston Martin, Brendan Devine understands all the hurdles faced by those with specialist insurance needs, but as the chief executive of newly launched Sure Thing! he intends to make their lives that little bit easier. “You love your...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Jason White joins Xodus to Middle East

Jason White joins Xodus to Middle East

Former Scottish rugby captain Jason White is pulling on his boots for the first time since November to take part in a pair of all-star matches organised by Aberdeen-headquartered energy consultancy Xodus. White, who is a business performance coach for...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Hurt by market rout? Let patience prevail

Comment: Hurt by market rout? Let patience prevail

First, our thoughts and sympathies today must be with those who have just suffered a distressing loss of money. I refer to all those rushed into buying an equity ISA before the 5 April deadline for the financial year just ended - only to be battered...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Chinese slump means good news from the coal face

Chinese slump means good news from the coal face

London's heavyweight miners will this week give investors a glimpse of how they are shaping up in the face of waning Chinese growth prospects. Giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are both due quarterly updates, with cost-cutting as much on the agenda as...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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