News archive from 15 January 2014

Cortese close to quitting Southampton after another bust up with owner Liebharr

Nicola Cortese is on the verge of quitting Southampton after a behind-the-scenes row with owner Katharina Liebherr. The Southampton chairman, who has just returned to the south coast from an annual skiing holiday, is preparing to walk away nearly five...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 

US STOCKS-Wall St edges up, S&P 500 extends record high

* Retail sales dip in Sept, shutdown weighs on confidence * Indexes up: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.2 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday, with the market's upward momentum continuing as...

 

Energy stocks power European shares after results beats

* BP, Saipem fuel energy rally after results * Deutsche Bank, UBS hit, raise buffers for legal costs By Toni Vorobyova LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - European shares edged higher on Tuesday as estimate-beating results at BP and Saipem fuelled a surge in...

 
Henry Boot Construction win top industry award

Henry Boot Construction win top industry award

Henry Boot Construction has won the Leadership & People Award at the Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2013. The Awards highlight best practice in the construction industry across the region. Judges felt that the team at...

 

Dell seals $24.9 billion buyout, delisting Tuesday

Like its rivals, Dell got sideswiped by the speed of decline in PC sales globally in past years, as consumers increasingly chose to spend on ever-more powerful smartphones and ultra-light tablet computers. The company, briefly the world's largest PC...

 
Dell seals £15.5 billion buyout, delisting Tuesday

Dell seals £15.5 billion buyout, delisting Tuesday

Like its rivals, Dell got sideswiped by the speed of decline in PC sales globally in past years, as consumers increasingly chose to spend on ever-more powerful smartphones and ultra-light tablet computers. The company, briefly the world's largest PC...

 
McFarlane to take £250k pay in FirstGroup shares

McFarlane to take £250k pay in FirstGroup shares

NEW FirstGroup chairman John McFarlane has chosen to receive all of his £250,000-a-year salary in shares, the Aberdeen-based bus and train operator announced yesterday. McFarlane, who took up his post at the start of this month, said that he will hang...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

US STOCKS-Wall St advances as taper expectations wane; IBM climbs

* Retail sales dip in Sept, shutdown weighs on confidence * Indexes: Dow 0.50 pct, S&P 0.32 pct, Nasdaq flat By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday, as soft economic data supported expectations the U.S....

 
Interest rate rise on back burner as inflation falls

Interest rate rise on back burner as inflation falls

Pressure on Mark Carney to consider an early hike in interest rates has eased after inflation fell to the Bank of England's target level for the first time in four years. Economists said rates were unlikely to be increased from their current record...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Defiant Israel returns to U.N. rights forum

Defiant Israel returns to U.N. rights forum

Eviatar Manor, Israel's ambassador in Geneva, led its delegation to the session, held as part of the U.N. Human Rights Council's examination of U.N. member states every four years. "It was not an easy decision to make," Manor said in an...

 
Oil and gas sector poised for jobs and wages boom

Oil and gas sector poised for jobs and wages boom

North Sea oil and gas workers expect to enjoy wage rises up to 10 per cent this year as the sector continues to benefit from "unprecedented" growth. Buoyed by developments such as EnQuest’s £4 billion Kraken project and Dana Petroleum’s...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Tech companies seek fast action on U.S. 'patent troll' bill

The Innovation Act, introduced last week by Representative Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican who chairs the committee, aims to increase transparency and accountability in the patent litigation system. Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), called patent...

 
Warning – 2014 may not be milk industry bonanza

Warning – 2014 may not be milk industry bonanza

Milk producers who had only hours earlier been optimistic over the predicted long-term high demand for their produce were given a cold shower of reality yesterday, with milk industry analyst Ian Potter predicting they would first have to weather a...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

GLOBAL MARKETS-S&P leads stocks ahead of Fed meeting, dollar jumps

* Dollar index jumps the most in almost two months By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 hit a record on Tuesday to lead global equities higher ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting on the future of the U.S. stimulus program,...

 
Comment: High growth re–think required

Comment: High growth re–think required

FOR more than a generation the shared view on business growth has been one built around the need to encourage and nurture technology and science coming out of academia. Not any more. New research from three Scottish universities challenges that...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 


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