News archive from 14 June 2017

Manchester United fans should be excited to see Paul Pogba in action next season, says Red Devils legend...

Paul Pogba could finally be ready to set the Premier League alight next season, and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes Red Devils supporters should be excited to see the Frenchman return. Pogba endured a quiet return to English football...

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MARKET REPORT: London Stock Exchange hits a record high despite threat to group's £750bn-a-day clearing...

Questions  surrounding the future of the London Stock Exchange’s £750billion-a-day clearing business couldn’t stop shares in the group from reaching a record high yesterday. Investors added £637million to the stock’s value after its price target was...

 

Heineken forced to sell pubs in £403m Punch Taverns takeover after watchdog expresses concerns

Heineken could be forced to sell pubs as part of a £403million takeover of Punch Taverns after the competitions watchdog expressed concerns. The Competition and Markets Authority claimed the merger, which will see Heineken buy around 1,900 pubs from...

 

ON THE BOARD: Paul May, 57, appointed non-exec director at Restaurant Group

Frankie & Benny’s owner has appointed the boss of Patisserie Valerie to its board. Paul May will join Restaurant Group, which also operates Mexican food chain Chiquito, as a non-executive director next month.  May, who lives in Towcester,...

 

£36m payday for bankers as Allied Irish Banks floats in City for up to £11.8bn

Bankers and lawyers will enjoy another bumper pay day from the biggest City stock market float for two decades – a listing that will also be a major boost for the British economy. The Irish government will forge ahead with a public sale of 25 per cent...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: Inflation is not the enemy... it can actually be good for savings and commerce

May consumer price inflation at 2.9 per cent is a bit of a shocker and reflects the impact of a depreciated pound on import prices.  But we shouldn't forget that not so long ago the big debate in Britain was about the dangers of deflation.  Hitting...

 

Stanley Gibbons bounces back on news private equity group Disruptive Capital is still interested

Shares in the world’s oldest stamp business Stanley Gibbons bounced back yesterday after it emerged that private equity group Disruptive Capital was still interested in buying the firm. Stanley Gibbons’ stock jumped 18 per cent on Friday to 13.12p...

 

HMRC warning over rebate text scam: Taxpayers told to ignore messages claiming they're owed a payment

Taxpayers are being warned to ignore scam text messages claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs. The messages say the recipient is owed a tax rebate and ask them to fill in their details online at hm-taxreturn.co.uk. The hoax reads: 'You have an...

 

Recovery propels Capita: Shares at eight month high after three profit warnings in 2016

Green shoots of recovery at Capita propelled shares to their highest in eight months. After issuing three profit warnings in 2016, the outsourcing group sparked hopes of a turnaround with an upbeat update. It said a new management structure was...

 

Ted Baker fights off threat of the online upstarts: Fashion group targets shoppers who want affordable luxury

Ted Baker is fighting the threat of low-cost online upstarts by targeting shoppers who want affordable luxury. The fashion group said prioritising quality and not overselling its garments had helped it avoid the pitfalls of its competitors, which have...

 

DAILY BRIEFING: Insurer Charles Taylor adds Microsoft boss to board as non-executive director

ON BOARD Insurer Charles Taylor has added a Microsoft boss to its board as non-executive director.  Tamer Ozmen runs Microsoft UK Services and will also sit on Charles Taylor's audit, remuneration, and nominations committees. JOINT ROLE Tobacco giant...

 

Why was I fobbed off when my terrier Lily got diabetes? Pet insurers using flimsy excuses to reject claims

Pet insurers are wriggling out of payouts by arguing owners knew pets were ill before getting cover. Insurers delve into medical records from even the first check-up to find grounds for rejection.  If they prove the animal showed signs of an illness...

 

CITY DIARY: Trumpesque finance boss is shipwrecked on a busy Exeter roundabout

Anyone catch that dramatic YouTube video last week showing motorists swerving around a boat which had fallen from a trailer on a busy Exeter roundabout?  City folk recognise the 25ft vessel as belonging to Zeus Capital chief executive John Goold, a...

 

Banks get power to snoop on WhatsApp over fears scrambled messages could be used in dodgy trades

Banks will get fresh powers to snoop on errant traders after a WhatsApp monitoring service was backed by Blackberry. The popular mobile app is causing concern across the City because it scrambles messages – meaning it's impossible to know what is...

 
REVEALED: New cancer patients spend average of 20 days in hospital in first year

REVEALED: New cancer patients spend average of 20 days in hospital in first year

Experts said data released today reveals the life-changing impact of the deadly disease and why it is crucial patients have support. England’s national cancer registry showed patients in 2014 spent 5.3 million days receiving treatment in the first 12...

 


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