News archive from 16 October 2013

Catton is youngest Booker winner

The author who became the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize tonight said the achievement has not sunk in. Eleanor Catton, 28, was presented with the award - widely seen as the UK's most prestigious literary prize - for her novel The...

 

Dutch diplomat beaten in Moscow by unknown assailants

The Moscow attack resembled Russia's version of the incident in which it said a minister-counsellor at its embassy in The Hague was badly beaten in his home in front of his children by armed assailants. The Russian embassy said he was beaten with a...

 

China unlikely to join TPP trade talks anytime soon - NZ trade minister

"It is deeply improbable that any country will now join the TPP-12 as we seek to close the deal," Groser said in a speech in Auckland, referring to the possibility of Beijing joining the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership talks now...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 

Banking careers fall in popularity, recruiting must change - Deloitte

Though banking was more resilient than manufacturing and engineering, which saw popularity fall by twice as much, industries such as software and computer services have become more popular. Accounting also fell, by six places, but remained the most...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 

Job fears and abuse take toll on bankers' health - study

The study by Swiss-based UNI Global Union found more than 80 percent of banking and insurance unions in 26 countries cited deteriorating health as a major problem for their members in the past two years, with many now working in a "climate of...

 

Catton is youngest Booker winner

The author who became the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize tonight said the achievement has not sunk in. Eleanor Catton, 28, was presented with the award - widely seen as the UK's most prestigious literary prize - for her novel The...

 
Union likely to announce strike at Royal Mail

Union likely to announce strike at Royal Mail

Plans for a national strike at Royal Mail are expected to be announced by the main postal union later today. Polling by the Communication Workers Union suggests there will be both a large turnout in the ballot and an overwhelming vote for strikes. The...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 
My Business: Nepalese airline taking off

My Business: Nepalese airline taking off

What makes an entrepreneur? The BBC's Surendra Phuyal hears from Birendra Bahadur Basnet, a private-airline owner in Nepal, about the risks he took starting his business, and how he believes success can be achieved. He does not come from a family of...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 

India's economy will pick up by year-end - central bank chief

The Reserve Bank of India is due to review monetary policy on October 29, with a rising pace of inflation bolstering odds for another central bank interest rate hike even as the economy stumbles through its worst crisis since 1991. "The correct...

Reuters, 00:18 in Business
 

Chinese gaming company Rekoo picks London for European home

It will hire an initial 10 employees and expects to have 25 based in London within three years. Rekoo's move to London coincided with a visit to China by Chancellor George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson, who are trying to attract Chinese...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 

Alcatel-Lucent's future is at risk: CEO

"This company could disappear," Combes told Europe 1 radio. During a two-hour parliamentary hearing, Combes told French lawmakers his plan differed from previous attempts to overhaul Alcatel since 2006 - six in total - and he pledged to find...

 
Asia’s parents suffering 'education fever'

Asia’s parents suffering 'education fever'

Zhang Yang, a bright 18-year old from a rural town in Anhui province in China was accepted to study at a prestigious traditional medicine college in Hefei. But the news was too much for his father Zhang Jiasheng. Zhang's father was partly paralysed...

BBC, 00:27 in Business
 

Catton is youngest Booker winner

The author who became the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize tonight said the achievement has not sunk in. Eleanor Catton, 28, was presented with the award - widely seen as the UK's most prestigious literary prize - for her novel The...

 

The boy kept alive by Lucozade: 10-year-old's body converts protein into poison - so he must live on sugar

12 View comments A ten year-old boy with one of the rarest disorders in the UK is surviving - thanks to a diet of Lucozade. Archie Koncher is one of just three people in the country with Propionic Aciduria which means his body converts protein into...

Daily Mail, 00:31 in Health
 
DERBYSHIRE: Headteachers slam faith school travel plans

DERBYSHIRE: Headteachers slam faith school travel plans

Controversial plans to axe free transport for faith school pupils across Derbyshire have come under fire. Derbyshire County Council has launched talks on proposals to scrap funding for transport to religious schools. If the plans are approved, pupils...

 


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