News archive from 20 December 2013

MARKET REPORT: IG Group bets on top spot as it takes on Hargreaves Lansdown next year

Already the Big Daddy of spreadbetting, IG Group has been busily gearing up to take on financial services giant Hargreaves Lansdown next year. Shares rose 13p to 588.5p as investors mopped up stock believing 2014 could be a transformational year for...

 

RBS at odds with regulator over rights issue lawsuit, after FSA says it raised concerns about the bank as...

Royal Bank of Scotland's defence against a £4billion lawsuit from shareholders contradicts evidence given to MPs by former Financial Services Authority boss Hector Sants, it has emerged. The 81 per cent state-owned bank is fighting a claim from...

 

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Ernst & Young hit with heavy fines after failing to spot problems with Christmas firm...

It was in October 2006 that Farepak, a Christmas savings company, went under and ruined the festivities for more than 100,000 customers. Only now are auditors Ernst & Young being forced to face the consequences. The firm and its audit partner on...

 

G4S braced for a second Serious Fraud Office probe, as shares tank over firm's government work

Embattled private security giant G4S has been dealt a humiliating blow after being referred to the fraud squad for the second time this year. Shares tanked after "serious issues' were discovered with more of the FTSE firm's lucrative government...

 

A chilly winter warms up high street sales as shoppers buy winter woolies to keep warm

Retail sales nudged up last month as shoppers stocked up on warm clothing for the winter. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics showed a 0.3 per cent increase in sales in November. This marks a rebound from a 0.9 per cent drop in...

 

Shares in BAE systems could slide after talks to build jets with United Arab Emirates fail

Shares in BAE Systems are expected to slide this morning after the aerospace and defence giant revealed talks with the United Arab Emirates to supply 60 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets had ended. The $10billion (£6.1billion) contract over a range of...

 

Distillers mix up new 'gin craze,' as a taste of the 18th century enjoys a revival in London's pubs

London's recent gin renaissance is poised to gather fresh momentum in 2014, echoing the 18th century "Gin Craze'. While there is certain to be less of the public drunkenness depicted in William Hogarth's famous 1751 Gin Lane print, the spirit is...

 

Who will top the tree? It's been a cracker of a season already, but who do

This is the time of the year when all 20 Premier League teams face the daunting prospect of playing four matches in 12 days. This is the time when managers really earn their money: getting the squad rotation and tactics right can spell the difference...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

Chelsea dwarf throwing, Barton's cigar and Spurs' secret trip to Dublin... Six football Christmas parties...

Bad behaviour at the Christmas party is far from a recent phenomenon... here are six examples of the festive spirit getting too much for top-flight footballers... Tottenham's Jimmy Greaves remembers how one celebration in 1961 turned into a festive...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Strictly modest costumes please, says Natalie Gumede

Strictly modest costumes please, says Natalie Gumede

Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvintsev perform during rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing. Photograph: Guy Levy/BBC/PA It is renowned for its female contestants' skimpy dresses and topless performances by their male dance partners, but not all of the...

Guardian, 00:03 in Showbiz
 

DEALS-Activism, economy weighed on M&A in 2013, issues could linger

Global M&A volume fell 2 percent from last year to the lowest level since 2009, as corporate executives were careful only to bring deals forward that they felt shareholders would reward. "Shareholder activism and the prospect that...

 
MPs call for payday loan advert ban on children's TV

MPs call for payday loan advert ban on children's TV

A committee of MPs has called for a ban on payday loan advertising on children's television, but the industry regards its report as wide of the mark. Adverts could expose children to the idea that loans were "fun, easy and an appropriate way to...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
BoE reports sharp drop in those concerned over debt

BoE reports sharp drop in those concerned over debt

There's been a sharp drop in the number of households concerned about their debts, according to a survey done for the Bank of England. The report says that in 2013, 39% of households were worried about debt, compared with 46% last year. However the...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
Online house-hunting peaks on Tuesdays, says Rightmove

Online house-hunting peaks on Tuesdays, says Rightmove

The busiest time of the week for house-hunting on the internet is Tuesday lunchtime, according to internet property portal Rightmove. It said traffic during 2013 peaked between 12:00 and 13:00 GMT, but the busiest time for house searching on mobile...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
The costs of Christmas past and Christmas present

The costs of Christmas past and Christmas present

Christmas as we know it, in 2013, with its tear-jerking adverts on television, online shopping bonanza, and parade of "must-have" toys and gifts, may seem a very commercial and modern business. However, many Christmas traditions that...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 


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