News archive from 16 January 2012

Boost for City's China trade

Boost for City's China trade

The Chancellor is deepening and broadening a partnership with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to develop London as the major offshore centre in the west for trading the Chinese currency, the Renminbi or RMB (also known as the yuan). With Norman...

BBC, 22:07 in Business
 
S&P, Greek standoff pressure euro zone to boost defences

S&P, Greek standoff pressure euro zone to boost defences

With the United States and Japan already downgraded from "AAA" the likes of France and Austria are in good company and Standard & Poor's ratings cuts had been flagged in December. Nonetheless, the upbeat tone that surrounded last week's...

Reuters, 22:27 in Business
 
Germany optimistic on Greek debt swap - foreign minister

Germany optimistic on Greek debt swap - foreign minister

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle's visit came two days after talks on private sector debt modification broke down, pushing Athens closer to default. "Discussions (on the bond swap) are difficult but with good faith they will reach a good...

Reuters, 22:27 in Business
 

Oil groups set to bid for Anadarko's Brazil arm - FT

First-round bids for the U.S. independent oil explorer's auction of its Brazilian business, valued at more than $3 billion (1 billion pounds), are set to take place later this month. One of the sources cited in the story, published on the FT's...

Reuters, 22:27 in Business
 
Peacocks on brink of administration as bank talks stall

Peacocks on brink of administration as bank talks stall

Troubled fashion retailer Peacocks is teetering on the edge of administration after last ditch talks with leading lenders, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays, appeared to be reaching a dead end. RBS is understood to be unwilling to put more money...

 
Slow start for Libya drive to disband militias

Slow start for Libya drive to disband militias

The militias, which fought to unseat former leader Muammar Gaddafi, are now the biggest threat to stability in Libya, clashing regularly with each other in violent turf wars and undermining the authority of the country's new rulers. The interim...

 
Grammer's wife pregnant

Grammer's wife pregnant

Kelsey Grammer is set to become a father again - his wife Kayte is pregnant. The former air stewardess, who suffered a miscarriage at the end of 2010, is in her second trimester. Grammer wed his new bride shortly after divorcing reality TV star...

 
HARLEQUINS 20 - GLOUCESTER 14: CHRIS ROBSHAW ‘NOT GREAT AT EIGHT’

HARLEQUINS 20 - GLOUCESTER 14: CHRIS ROBSHAW ‘NOT GREAT AT EIGHT’

DISCARDED England No8 Nick Easter has advised Stuart Lancaster against picking Chris Robshaw in his position during the Six Nations. Robshaw has emerged as the leading candidate to captain England and fill Easter’s considerable boots at the back of...

 
ANDY MURRAY LOOKS TO GET STARTED LIKE A BRAT OUT OF HELL

ANDY MURRAY LOOKS TO GET STARTED LIKE A BRAT OUT OF HELL

FACED with an American “brat” with a reputation for racket throwing, ball kicking and raging at ­officials, Andy Murray wants to pull Ryan ­Harrison’s temper trigger tomorrow. Talent should easily overcome tantrums in the first round of the...

 
ALUKO SAYS DON'T BLAME CELTIC FANS OVER RACIST ROW

ALUKO SAYS "DON'T BLAME CELTIC FANS" OVER RACIST ROW

RANGERS ace Sone Aluko has stated Celtic fans should not be blamed for the Twitter racism row scarring the game. Strathclyde Police last night arrested a 41-year-old man over vile remarks made to the Nigeria internationalist's black team-mates...

 
KRIS COMMONS RECKONS GARY HOOPER IS PRICELESS

KRIS COMMONS RECKONS GARY HOOPER IS PRICELESS

KRIS COMMONS has insisted fellow Southampton signing target Gary Hooper is priceless for Celtic. Saints boss Nigel Adkins has had two approaches for Hooper knocked back, but branded the 23-year-old striker "exceptional" last night and made...

 
PAULO SERGIO EXPECTS TO GET WAGES ON TIME

PAULO SERGIO EXPECTS TO GET WAGES ON TIME

HEARTS manager Paulo Sergio expects his first team squad to receive their wages on schedule today after moving into third place in the Premier League. Rudi Skacel boosted his chances of a new contract by scoring a hat-trick as Hearts beat St Mirren...

 
DONS OFFER RUSSELL ANDERSON NEW CONTRACT

DONS OFFER RUSSELL ANDERSON NEW CONTRACT

ABERDEEN have offered former captain Russell Anderson a new contract to fend off interest from several SPL clubs, including Hibs. The freed Derby County defender, 33, has been doing his rehabilitation with his first senior club but isn’t expected to...

 
KEITH LASLEY URGES 'WELL TO CLIMB UP TABLE

KEITH LASLEY URGES 'WELL TO CLIMB UP TABLE

KEITH LASLEY last night urged his Motherwell mates to crank it up if they want to avoid finishing as SPL also-rans. The Fir Park midfielder reckons too many players have gone off the boil since their excellent early-season run saw them surge into...

 
REF SHOWED NO RESPECT SAYS JODY MORRIS

REF SHOWED NO RESPECT SAYS JODY MORRIS

ST JOHNSTONE skipper Jody Morris last night claimed top ref Craig Thomson treated him with a lack of respect. During Saints' 2-1 defeat to Rangers, Thomson angered the Perth players by allowing Steven Davis to take a quick free-kick several yards...

 


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