News archive from 16 September 2014

SABMiller up for grabs after failed Heineken deal

SABMiller up for grabs after failed Heineken deal

SABMILLER, the world's second-largest beer maker, was last night seen as a potential bid target itself after Dutch rival Heineken spurned its advances. Shares in SABMiller closed up almost 10 per cent at 3,740p as market chatter buzzed that AB Inbev,...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Investors in spirits group Distil suffer hangover

Investors in spirits group Distil suffer hangover

SHARES in spirits group Distil, owner of Scottish gin and vodka brand Blackwood's, fell sharply yesterday after it issued a revenue warning due to delays in getting approval to sell its key brands in the US. In July, Distil revealed that it had agreed...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Greggs on track to beat forecasts after sales jump

Greggs on track to beat forecasts after sales jump

Bakery chain Greggs served up a slice of good news for investors yesterday as customers warmed to its new products and refurbished shops, putting its profits on track to beat expectations. The group, which has 1,660 outlets, reported a 5.4 per cent...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Firms told to talk to shareholders about executive pay to avoid further revolts

Firms told to talk to shareholders about executive pay to avoid further revolts

NAPF looked at firms that had at least 20% of shareholders not backing bosses' pay last year followed by at least 15% withholding support this year. Photograph: Guy Corbishley/Demotix/Corbis Eight companies that have drawn shareholder protests over...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
TSGN rail passengers to experience 'stealth fare rises', says Labour

TSGN rail passengers to experience 'stealth fare rises', says Labour

Mary Creagh says the government's plans for secret fare rises in the south-east will leave commuters hundreds of pounds out of pocket. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex Passengers on services in the new mega franchise of Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
Coca-Cola to sponsor London Eye

Coca-Cola to sponsor London Eye

The London Eye at dusk. Photograph: Dominic Burke Coca-Cola is to become the new sponsor of the London Eye after signing a deal to replace France's EDF Energy. The capital's giant ferris wheel has been a leading tourist attraction since it was...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 

Gareth Bale targeted by angry Real Madrid fans as heat cranks up at the Bernabeu

Real Madrid fans tried to kick Gareth Bale’s car and shouted abuse at Toni Kroos and Raphael Varane as the players left training on Monday. The atmosphere around the club is far from positive, given their back-to-back defeats against Real Sociedad and...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
Mental health patients become more unwell waiting for talking treatments

Mental health patients become more unwell waiting for talking treatments

Evidence-based psychological therapies should be available to those who need them within 28 days of requesting a referral, it is argued. Photograph: Camera Press/Alamy People with mental health problems in England are becoming more unwell while...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Deal struck by TUI to create biggest travel firm

Deal struck by TUI to create biggest travel firm

The owner of Thomson and First Choice has agreed to 
merge with its German parent company to create the world's largest tour operator, valued at £5.2 billion. TUI Travel will merge with Germany’s TUI AG in a nil-
premium all-share merger,...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Sweden slides back to left but coalition poses problem

Sweden slides back to left but coalition poses problem

THE leader of Sweden's Social Democrats has said he will try to form a government after their election win, but has ruled out working with the far right. Stefan Lofven faces a tough task building a new government after Sunday’s election left the...

 
Tourists left stranded as 120mph Odile hits Mexico

Tourists left stranded as 120mph Odile hits Mexico

HURRICANE Odile stormed into the Mexican beach mecca of Baja California yesterday, lashing luxury resorts and ripping trees from their roots as thousands of tourists hunkered down in shelters. Winds of up to 120 miles per hour blew away boards nailed...

 
Air France halts 50% of flights in savings row

Air France halts 50% of flights in savings row

AT LEAST half of all Air France flights around the world were cancelled yesterday as pilots began a week-long strike amid anger over jobs and operations being moved to a low-cost carrier. The company’s problems echo those faced by airlines across...

 
500 die as human traffickers ram refugees’ boat

500 die as human traffickers ram refugees’ boat

As MANY as 500 migrants crossing the Mediterranean to start new lives in Europe have drowned after their boat was rammed by human traffickers, it was reported yesterday. The disaster was just one of five fatal sinkings in the Mediterranean over the...

 

Mental health wait times 'too long'

Almost one in six mental health patients are attempting suicide as they face "unacceptably long" waits for help, experts have warned. Many patients waiting for psychological therapies have also self-harmed and had suicidal thoughts , a...

 
Download, print, build your Martian home in 24 hours

Download, print, build your Martian home in 24 hours

Imagine opening the curtains in the morning and instead of grey skies and rain looking out at a rust-coloured rocky panorama. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Squeezing out water to save the future 3D print...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 


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