News archive from 19 January 2013

Dreamliner crisis: Boeing halts 787 jet deliveries

Dreamliner crisis: Boeing halts 787 jet deliveries

Boeing has suspended deliveries of its new 787 Dreamliner aircraft until a battery problem is resolved. An email from the US aerospace giant said it would continue to build the plane, but not deliver any until US safety officials gave their backing....

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 
Glasgow council leader Gordon Matheson ‘back at his desk’ after apologising for ‘indecent act’

Glasgow council leader Gordon Matheson ‘back at his desk’ after apologising for ‘indecent act’

GLASGOW City Council leader Gordon Matheson was said to have returned to his post today after it emerged that he had been reported to the procurator fiscal by police over an alleged indecency with another man. Cllr Matheson, who leads the Labour...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Deal signals end of new police force row as Kenny MacAskill steps in

Deal signals end of new police force row as Kenny MacAskill steps in

A DEAL aimed at ending a destructive dispute at the top of the new national police force has been struck. However, the agreement was altered following a last minute intervention from Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill. The row between Chief Constable...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Algerian hostage crisis: World leaders angry after being left in dark over raid

Algerian hostage crisis: World leaders angry after being left in dark over raid

GOVERNMENTS whose nationals were captured in the Algerian hostage crisis have reacted with muted anger to the North African country's decision to launch a military rescue mission without consultation. Diplomats have been left deeply frustrated after...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
PM'S FURY AS ALGERIAN HOSTAGE RESCUE TURNS INTO BLOODBATH

PM'S FURY AS ALGERIAN HOSTAGE RESCUE TURNS INTO BLOODBATH

A botched rescue attempt to free the captives held by armed Islamic militants left at least 30 hostages dead, including two Britons, with the fate of other UK nationals unknown. The Prime Minister, who had to abandon a landmark speech on the EU to...

 
Gregor Gall: SNP must fight for more great social rights

Gregor Gall: SNP must fight for more great social rights

Alex Salmond can boost his breakaway bid by detailing how good things could be for Scots, writes Gregor Gall EARLY 2013 brought the rather disheartening news for the Yes Scotland campaign that the level of support for independence has dropped...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Alf Young: Real crisis is in political leadership

Alf Young: Real crisis is in political leadership

BEFORE David Cameron's Amsterdam speech on Europe fell prey to the Algerian hostage crisis, some of its jinxed passages had already been circulated to the media. In one, the Prime Minister warned that, without repatriation of the powers he seeks from...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Clinton assures Japan on islands, invites Abe to U.S. in February

Clinton held a working lunch with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, and both emerged pledging that U.S.-Japan security and economic ties would remain strong following Abe's landslide election victory last month. "Our alliance with Japan...

 

FSA proposals for compensation shake-up incur mutuals’ wrath

BUILDING societies have attacked plans by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to force them to help foot the bill for customer compensation if other financial organisations go bust. In its original review into the future funding of the Financial...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
QUINS REMAIN PERFECT

QUINS REMAIN PERFECT

Harlequins completed a clean sweep in Pool 3 of the Heineken Cup with a hard-earned 16-9 victory at rain-soaked Biarritz. The reigning Aviva Premiership champions ended Biarritz's four-year unbeaten home run in the competition to wrap up a dominant...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

Virgin Money in £1bn credit card deal with MBNA

SIR Richard Branson's Virgin Money is launching its own credit card business after striking a £1 billion deal with MBNA. The Edinburgh-based group, which has partnered with MBNA since 2002 to provide Virgin credit cards, has agreed to buy £1bn of the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Morgan Stanley back in black

Morgan Stanley has bounced into profit on a surge in equity sales and trading as well as strong margins at its wealth management business. The US investment bank yesterday reported income from continuing operations of $573 million (£360m) in its...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

RBS investment bank may shrink

Royal Bank of Scotland may have to further shrink its investment bank should an investigation into interest rate rigging show cultural failings persist in the business, according to sources. The bank is expected to be fined up to £500 million for its...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Business news in brief: Troy Income & Growth Trust | Welcome Break | Bridge Energy

JANN Brown, chief financial officer at Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy, has joined the board of Troy Income & Growth Trust as a non-executive director. Troy chairman Ronnie Hanna – who also chairs Irn-Bru maker AG Barr and oil explorer Bowleven –...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Surprise drop in retail sales volumes puts economy in danger zone

Surprise drop in retail sales volumes puts economy in danger zone

CONCERNS are mounting that the UK economy contracted at the end of last year, after official figures showed a surprise drop in sales volumes in December. Consumer spending, which accounts for some two-thirds of the economy, is coming under pressure...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 


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