News archive from 23 March 2015

BAIC Motor to take stake in Daimler China leasing firm

The deal, which still needs the approval of the authorities and which will leave Daimler with a 65 percent stake, should be completed at the end of the second or the start of the third quarter, the statement said. "With this, even more Chinese...

Reuters, 23:59 in Business
 
Surrey United 90 Manchester Giants 89 - Uphill play-off task for Jones' boys

Surrey United 90 Manchester Giants 89 - Uphill play-off task for Jones' boys

Manchester Giants coach Jeff Jones admits his team are going to have to pull off a shock or two in the BBL run-in to make the play-offs - but insists they are capable of doing it. The Giants lost 90-89 at bottom club Surrey United on Saturday night -...

 

Uprooted by violence, Afghan women held like prisoners in camps - report

Living in makeshift settlements, they face hunger and psychological trauma, and are denied access to education and healthcare, said a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and The Liaison Office, an Afghanistan-based peace organisation....

 

Manchester United "clear to complete £30m Mats Hummels transfer deal'

Manchester United have been cleared to sign Mats Hummels with Borussia Dortmund ready to sell the German this summer. United have been strongly linked with Hummels in the last few months, with Louis van Gaal looking to add a world class centre back to...

Metro, 00:12 in Sport
 
World Snooker Grand Prix final: Judd Trump triumphs 10-7 over Ronnie O'Sullivan

World Snooker Grand Prix final: Judd Trump triumphs 10-7 over Ronnie O'Sullivan

Judd Trump beat Ronnie O'Sullivan in a major final at the third time of asking after a thrilling World Grand Prix final at Venue Cymru. He took the £100,000 first prize 10-7, after coming back from first 4-1, then 7-4 down. A clearance of 142 in frame...

Daily Post, 00:13 in Sport
 
Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91

Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91

Lee Kuan Yew, the statesman who transformed Singapore from a small port city into a wealthy global hub, has died at the age of 91. The city-state's prime minister for 31 years, he was widely respected as the architect of Singapore's prosperity. But he...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Find out where Scotland's 'most desirable' postcode is, according to the Royal Mail

Find out where Scotland's 'most desirable' postcode is, according to the Royal Mail

SCOTLAND'S "most desirable" postcode has been revealed by the Royal Mail. A survey found G78 - the code for Neilston in East Renfrewshire - is the best place to live and work. East Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire, each bordering...

 

Bank capital regulation seen adding risk as Asia debt safety net decays

While primary bond markets in Asia are setting issuance records thanks to ultra-low interest rates, global banks are pulling back from the secondary and the credit derivative markets in response to more stringent regulatory capital requirements. This...

Reuters, 00:24 in Business
 
The Russian massage that's not for the faint-hearted

The Russian massage that's not for the faint-hearted

As leisure activities go, you would imagine that lying naked on a wooden table while two topless Russian men hit your back with bunches of oak leaves would only appeal to a very specialist group of enthusiasts. Yet while such a prospect would make...

BBC, 00:25 in Business
 

Greek leader to face scepticism, criticism on first Berlin visit

Unsurprisingly perhaps, German media have cast Greece's leftist prime minister as the outlaw and the conservative German Chancellor as a sheriff fighting to keep the euro zone together. "When the Greek outlaw Alexis Tsipras meets Angela Merkel -...

 

Scottish universities under fire over zero hours contracts

Union leaders have written to institutions north of the Border calling on them to improve terms of conditions of employees. The move comes after MPs on Westminster's Scottish Affairs Select Committee found thousands of employees were suffering...

 

Prices dip bringing inflation to an all-time low in BARGAIN Britain

Figures this week are set to show that inflation hit 0.1 per cent last month, driven down by lower energy and food prices. Experts believe the UK could even soon enter its first period of modest deflation in living memory - heralding further drops in...

 

George Osborne’s Budget will threaten workers' retirement funds with 55% stealth tax

Analysts say proposals in Chancellor George Osborne's Budget will hit not just the rich, but also those on more modest incomes. Mr Osborne claimed a move to lower the “lifetime allowance” - the maximum that can be saved into a pension pot before a 55...

 

Estimated energy bills SHOCK Essex church that cannot afford to pay

The estimated charge from energy supplier The Utility Warehouse horrified the veteran volunteer who as parish council treasurer has helped with the upkeep of his village church, St Paul's in Highwood, Essex, for decades. John reads its two meters and...

 

Chelsea get Paul Pogba transfer boost as Juventus chief hints at sale

Chelsea have been given the green light to sign Paul Pogba after Juventus admitted they don't need to keep him. Pogba has emerged as a crucial summer target for the Blues, who have huge cash to spend on transfers after getting a Financial Fair Play...

Metro, 00:29 in Sport
 


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