News archive from 17 November 2014

After strong debut, Virgin America may be fully priced - Barron's

"A profitable Virgin is benefiting from industry tail winds, but there appear to be better values elsewhere in the hot sector," the report said. With a small fleet and modest annual revenue, Virgin may have a tough time growing, Barron's...

Reuters, 00:01 in Business
 
GlaxoSmithKline tops table in effort to get drugs to developing countries

GlaxoSmithKline tops table in effort to get drugs to developing countries

GlaxoSmithKline has once again topped a league table that measures the major pharmaceuticals companies’ efforts in enabling people in developing countries to get the drugs they need, while rivals Pfizer and Sanofi have slipped down the rankings. The...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
Financial services panel calls for end to unclear investment fees and charges

Financial services panel calls for end to unclear investment fees and charges

Millions of small investors are losing out because of unacceptable charges on their stocks and shares Isas, investment funds and pensions, according to a new report from a body that advises Britain’s main financial watchdog. A combination of poor...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
Property asking prices fall as keen sellers seek winter buyers

Property asking prices fall as keen sellers seek winter buyers

Lisa Bachelor Homeowners keen to attract buyers in the quieter winter months are asking less for the properties than those that came onto the market in October, as high prices and new mortgage lending rules have put a temporary brake on the...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
Late bargains expected to prompt surge in Christmas shopper numbers

Late bargains expected to prompt surge in Christmas shopper numbers

Rising consumer confidence and the prospect of late bargains mean retailers can look forward to a bounceback in shopper numbers this Christmas, industry experts are predicting. But after storms hit sales last year, the weather still has the power to...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
New RBS row over £1m payout to ex-chief Stephen Hester

New RBS row over £1m payout to ex-chief Stephen Hester

Royal Bank of Scotland is at the centre of a fresh pay row after it emerged it had handed £1m in shares to Stephen Hester, who was in charge of the bank when traders there helped to rig foreign exchange markets. The anger over Hester’s award comes...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
The forgotten feat of courageous captain Crighton

The forgotten feat of courageous captain Crighton

THE forgotten heroics of a Scottish sea captain who risked his life to save 185 people from a stricken American troop ship have been retold in a new book. Robert Crighton from Port Glasgow came to the rescue of the SS San Francisco off Nova Scotia in...

 
Western patience runs out over Ukraine

Western patience runs out over Ukraine

PRIME Minister David Cameron is joining other EU leaders in talks with US president Barack Obama to discuss a co-ordinated Western response to the suspected continuing Russian destabilisation of Ukraine. Tensions over Ukraine have dominated a summit...

 
Collection of MH17 debris finally begins

Collection of MH17 debris finally begins

WORKERS in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine started collect-ing debris from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 yesterday, four months after the plane was brought down. The operation is being carried out under the supervision of Dutch...

 
Romanian premier concedes defeat in election

Romanian premier concedes defeat in election

ROMANIAN prime minister Victor Ponta last night conceded defeat to opposition candidate Klaus Iohannis following a day dominated by protests at the government's handling of the country's presidential election. Groups protesting at claims that voters...

 
Chilean engineers design bike that can’t be stolen

Chilean engineers design bike that can’t be stolen

IT IS every cyclist's dream: a bike that can't be stolen. The “Yerka,” a prototype designed by three young Chilean engineering students, is the latest entry in a recent trend of bikes that can be locked using some of their own parts. They include...

 
Darts: Phil Taylor crowned Grand Slam champion

Darts: Phil Taylor crowned Grand Slam champion

Phil 'The Power' Taylor is a winner again after capturing his sixth Grand Slam of Darts title at Wolverhampton Civic Hall. Taylor, beaten in the last three televised tournaments, held off a Dave Chisnall comeback to seal a 16-13 win and his sixth...

 
Stoke City: Captain Asmir Begovic embarrassed by Bosnia defeat to Israel

Stoke City: Captain Asmir Begovic embarrassed by Bosnia defeat to Israel

ASMIR Begovic's night as Bosnia and Herzegovina captain proved a disaster as they fell to a 3-0 defeat to Israel. Bosnia were without key men Edin Dzeko and Vedad Ibisevic as they went looking for a win to boost their chances of qualifying for Euro...

 
IS extremists murder fifth Western hostage

IS extremists murder fifth Western hostage

PRIME Minister David Cameron has condemned the killers of a US aid worker murdered by Islamic militant group IS as "depraved", after a video of his beheading was released. Mr Cameron described Peter Kassig as a “compassionate man” who had...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
13 cases of child sex abuse every day in Scotland

13 cases of child sex abuse every day in Scotland

Child protection officers in Scotland are being presented with up to 13 new child sex abuse cases every day, it has emerged. New figures reveal that between 2011 and September this year, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre passed on...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 


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