News archive from 22 June 2014

Egypt investment minister projects $10 billion foreign investment next year

Egypt had been hit by an economic crisis following a 2011 uprising that ousted autocratic Hosni Mubarak. Since then, the state's successive governments have been trying to steer a course between boosting revenues without discouraging investors. FDI...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 
Nisas set to dash hopes of savers

Nisas set to dash hopes of savers

HOPES that the launch of New Isas next month would spark fresh competition in the savings market appear to have been dashed, to the frustration of long-suffering savers. All Isas will be rebranded as New Individual Savings Accounts (Nisas) from 1...

 

Thibaut Courtois hints at Chelsea future after revealing postitive Jose Mourinho chat

Thibaut Courtois has hinted he will return to Chelsea next season after revealing a conversation he had with Blues boss Jose Mourinho. The Belgian goalkeeper, currently at the World Cup, has spent the past three seasons on loan with Atletico Madrid,...

Metro, 00:09 in Sport
 
SNP claim independence boosts food & drink exports

SNP claim independence boosts food & drink exports

AN independent Scotland could enjoy a 50 per cent boost to its food and drink exports, claims the Scottish Government. According to the SNP, a Yes vote would see the creation of up to 90 overseas offices, improve the country’s international profile,...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Actor Brian Cox in voiceover spat with No camp

Actor Brian Cox in voiceover spat with No camp

A PRO-INDEPENDENCE cartoon voiced by the actor Brian Cox which portrays Johann

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
House price rise if Scots stay in the Union

House price rise if Scots stay in the Union

HOUSE prices will rise more quickly if Scotland remains in the UK than they would if there is a Yes vote, a leaked document from estate agents Savills has suggested. A presentation given by the estate agent this month, titled “Financing Property...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Weird and wonderful: cult comicbooks invade the TV screen

Weird and wonderful: cult comicbooks invade the TV screen

The comicbook inspiration for the TV series iZombie. Photograph: Observer A chain-smoking exorcist with a nice line in sardonic putdowns; a zombie medical student who needs brains to survive; an itinerant preacher who speaks the literal word of God...

Guardian, 00:11 in Showbiz
 
Generation Right; Paco Peña: The Spirit of Flamenco; Hail Marys and Miniskirts – radio review

Generation Right; Paco Peña: The Spirit of Flamenco; Hail Marys and Miniskirts – radio review

Paco Peña: flamenco is possibly the most ‘world’ music there is. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Generation Right (R4) | iPlayer Paco Peña: The Spirit of Flamenco (R2) | iPlayer Hail Marys and Miniskirts (R4) | iPlayer It's been a bad week...

Guardian, 00:11 in Showbiz
 
Wallander; Newsnight; The Dentists – TV review

Wallander; Newsnight; The Dentists – TV review

Krister Henriksson signs off as Wallander in 'an ending he couldn't come back from'. Photograph: Baldur Bragason/BBC/Yellow Bird/Baldur Bragason Wallander (BBC4) | iPlayer Newsnight (BBC2) |iPlayer The Dentists (ITV1) | itvplayer Well, it was a...

Guardian, 00:11 in Showbiz
 
Blackadder 'Nursie' actress Patsy Byrne dies aged 80

Blackadder 'Nursie' actress Patsy Byrne dies aged 80

British actress Patsy Byrne, best known for her role as Nursie in Blackadder II, has died aged 80. She died on Tuesday at Denville Hall, a retirement home for actors, in Hillingdon, north-west London. The Kent-born actress appeared in a number of TV...

BBC, 00:11 in Art & Culture
 
Green bank ready to pump £500m into renewables

Green bank ready to pump £500m into renewables

THE Green Investment Bank is expected to unveil a new fund this week that could give it access to as much as £500 million to help kickstart more renewables projects. The fund, to be announced on Tuesday alongside its first full-year results, will be...

 
Boohoo determined not to be another fashion sob story

Boohoo determined not to be another fashion sob story

Mahmud Kamani, joint chief executive of Boohoo.com, the Manchester-based online fashion retailer. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Observer With a cream leather lounger strategically placed under a map of the world labelled "the world is...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 
Trouble in store as Tesco chief Philip Clarke faces investors

Trouble in store as Tesco chief Philip Clarke faces investors

Philip Clarke, Tesco's chief executive officer, will face shareholder ire. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images Lord MacLaurin was the ghost at the feast at Tesco's annual meeting last year, criticising his successor Sir Terry Leahy for "losing...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 
Moment of truth for watchdog charged with deflating dangerous bubbles

Moment of truth for watchdog charged with deflating dangerous bubbles

Click to enlarge. The Bank of England's financial policy committee has reached crunch time. Set up by George Osborne to prevent asset bubbles from derailing the economy, the state of Britain's housing market provides the FPC with an early test of its...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 
On my radar: Ian McDiarmid's cultural highlights

On my radar: Ian McDiarmid's cultural highlights

Ian McDiarmid: 'Sometimes a passionate critic can really get to the heart of the matter.' Photograph: Rex Features Born in Carnoustie, actor Ian McDiarmid is renowned for his extensive work in the theatre, both on stage and as a director. Having...

 


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