News archive from 22 January 2014

Bugs: Coming To A Supermarket Near You?

The founders of Ento, a food start-up using bugs, believe that grasshoppers, crickets and locusts could be a solution to the world's imminent food shortage. With the global population growing at a rate of 200,000 per day, the Royal College of Art...

 

Chipmaker AMD forecasts revenue below estimates

"When you look at the stock action going into earnings, there was some expectation that consoles would drive better growth in the first quarter," Evercore Partners analyst Patrick Wang said. AMD has long competed against larger rival Intel...

 

Amazon developing pay-TV streaming service: report

Representatives for Amazon did not immediately return a request seeking comment. Amazon now offers on-demand TV shows and movies free to customers who are members of Amazon's premium shipping service Prime. The world's largest online retailer is...

 

Scottish independence debate failing voters

Scots are being frozen out the biggest decision the country will face in 300 years because they are not interested in the issues dominating the referendum campaign, according to new research. Voters want to know what the economic impact of leaving the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

£15m bill to help Scotland’s bedroom tax families

SPENDING by Scotland's councils on helping tenants affected by policies such as the bedroom tax has almost quadrupled since the controversial benefit change was introduced, official figures showed. Scottish Government figures showed that 45,772...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

Israel kills Gaza militant blamed for rockets during Sharon funeral

Palestinian residents initially identified the slain men as members of Islamic Jihad, an armed faction that has sometimes chafed at efforts by the Gaza Strip's Hamas government to preserve a ceasefire with Israel. But the Israeli military, confirming...

 
Ofgem accuses Npower of 'misleading' report

Ofgem accuses Npower of 'misleading' report

The energy regulator Ofgem has accused electricity and gas supplier Npower of publishing a "misleading" report. Npower, one of the UK's big six suppliers, said the idea of the publication was to "shine a light" on company costs. In...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Think tank urges government to enforce pension saving

Think tank urges government to enforce pension saving

People in Britain must save more than six times the amount they are currently to avoid poverty in retirement, a think tank has said. The Policy Exchange urged the government to make it compulsory for people to save, in a similar way to paying taxes...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Toy firms aim to get children hooked on brand loyalty

Toy firms aim to get children hooked on brand loyalty

One of the newcomers on the toy scene last year was the Robo Fish - a colourful, battery-operated plastic animal that automatically swims around the moment you drop it into a bowl of water. "Even the cat can't tell the difference", the sales...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Lloyds branches sale ‘swayed by politics’ - Levene

Lloyds branches sale ‘swayed by politics’ - Levene

Lloyds Banking Group and the government were accused yesterday of acting in "bad faith" in their handling of the controversial sale plan for 632 bank branches. Lord Levene, former chairman of NBNK Investments – which bid to buy the branches...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Greenland on back burner as Cairn plans African push

Greenland on back burner as Cairn plans African push

Oil explorer Cairn Energy has put its controversial drilling plans in the Arctic on the back burner as it focuses on an ambitious programme off the west coast of Africa. The Edinburgh-based firm has so far seen its efforts to strike oil off Greenland...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Comment: Levene lays into Lloyds branches sale

Comment: Levene lays into Lloyds branches sale

ONE almost hopes there was shadowy political pressure on Lloyds to favour the mutally owned Co-op Bank's eventually abortive bid for more than 600 branches. Otherwise it would suggest that the Lloyds directors and politicians favoured the Co-op on...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Economy booms but worries linger

Economy booms but worries linger

Britain's economy is set to gather momentum this year, forecasts yesterday confirmed, but there were fresh warnings over the resilience of the manufacturing sector and lending to small businesses. As widely expected, the International Monetary Fund...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Telegraph editor Gallagher leaves amid staff storm

Telegraph editor Gallagher leaves amid staff storm

Tony Gallagher, editor of the Daily Telegraph, parted company with the newspaper yesterday amid scenes of discontent among the staff. Telegraph Media Group said his departure was part of an editorial restructure as the business “moves to the next...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Roadworks chaos fear

Roadworks chaos fear

Motorists and commuters are being warned they face weeks of chaos due to roadworks in Doncaster. The Highways Agency will begin work to install traffic signals and decrease congestion on the Warmsworth roundabout on Junction 36 of the A1 on Monday –...

 


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