News archive from 17 September 2014

ASOS posts fresh profit warning, sparking fears star is starting to wane

ASOS has posted another profit warning, sparking fears its star is starting to wane. Chief executive Nick Robertson blamed the worst year in the online retailer’s history in which a warehouse fire damaged stock and the strong pound dented...

 
Click and collect shoppers predicted to pick up £6.5bn of goods by 2019

Click and collect shoppers predicted to pick up £6.5bn of goods by 2019

Click and collect services are helping to drive online sales in the UK. Out of every £7 spent, £1 is now spent online. Photograph: Brian Jackson/Alamy Soaring demand for click and collect services mean shoppers will pick up £6.5bn of goods from...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
Sales figures showing optimism for Scots shops

Sales figures showing optimism for Scots shops

SCOTTISH high street sales last month grew at their quickest pace since January, figures today revealed, although the rise came only after continuing deflation was taken into account. The latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC)/KPMG numbers came as...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Galliford Try boss to retire after record profits

Galliford Try boss to retire after record profits

Construction firm Galliford Try began the search for a new chief executive yesterday after Greg Fitzgerald, who has worked in the industry for more than three decades, said he would be retiring by the end of next year. The decision, described by...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Asos profit held back by hefty investment

Asos profit held back by hefty investment

PROFITS have stalled at Asos, the online fashion star, as it ploughs cash into its overseas business and technology. Shares lost ground yesterday as the group cautioned that significant investment would prevent earnings from growing in the current...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
The PoW who built a multi-million dollar business

The PoW who built a multi-million dollar business

The 1987 Vietnam War movie The Hanoi Hilton can be gruelling to watch. It tells the true story of the American prisoners of war (PoWs) captured by the North Vietnamese. For years the imprisoned US servicemen were mentally and physically tortured....

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Scottish independence: Clashes mar Miliband visit

Scottish independence: Clashes mar Miliband visit

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband accused the Yes campaign of "ugly" tactics yesterday after protesters hurled abuse at him in chaotic scenes during a visit to Edinburgh. Mr Miliband was branded an “absolute liar” when he toured the St James...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Police rest days switched ahead of polling day

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Police Scotland has re-scheduled rest days for officers amid fears a high voter turnout could lead to long queues outside polling stations. The force denied reports all annual leave had been scrapped, but said some officers...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Poorer women experience worse care during pregnancy, says study

Poorer women experience worse care during pregnancy, says study

Women from the most deprived groups are 60% less likely to have received any antenatal care. Photograph: Charles Gullung/Getty Images Women in low-income groups experience worse care during pregnancy, with the most deprived being 60% less likely to...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
COMMENT: Mixed economic messages | Asos out of fashion

COMMENT: Mixed economic messages | Asos out of fashion

THERE were more mixed messages on the economy yesterday, but on balance they are unlikely to put pressure on the Bank of England to lift historically low interest rates before the current City consensus expectation of next spring. UK inflation fell to...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Chief executives of listed companies face pay overhaul

Chief executives of listed companies face pay overhaul

Bosses of UK listed companies could see their pay packages overhauled under new rules from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The FRC - a body that devises and enforces financial reporting rules - said that remuneration should be aligned with a...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

Newcastle are a problem family and St James' Park is a broken home (despite Mike Ashley's gifts to the Toon...

From the recently expanded family enclosure at Newcastle United, a dad and lad can watch the biggest names in all 19 Barclays Premier League games at St James’ Park for £417. Granted, Sergio Aguero, Radamel Falcao, Alexis Sanchez and Diego Costa will...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

Atletico Madrid beaten in Greece while Juventus enjoy winning start... Champions League reports from around...

Liverpool enjoyed a winning return to Champions League football by beating Ludogorets, Arsenal were comfortably beaten by Dortmund and Real Madrid strolled to victory over Swiss champions Basle. Here, Sportsmail brings you the results from the other...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

Mikel Arteta disappointed with 'very sloppy' Arsenal as Borussia Dortmund take the game away from Arsene...

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta was visibly disappointed after the Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat in their Champions League Group D opener at Borussia Dortmund. Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck either side of half-time and the German...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 
Customer service ratings revealed by Which?

Customer service ratings revealed by Which?

Online bank First Direct has topped a customer service league compiled by consumer group Which?, with Npower ranked bottom. Automated telephone systems were the biggest gripe, according to the survey of 3,621 UK consumers. Calls being passed around...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 


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