News archive from 24 May 2017

Antoine Griezmann would be a ‘revelation’ in the Premier League, claims Bacary Sagna

Antoine Griezmann would be a ‘revelation’ in the Premier League, claims Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna admits Antoine Griezmann would be a ‘revelation’ in the Premier League if he joined Manchester United this summer. On Monday evening, the Atletico Madrid striker rated his chances of joining Old Trafford this summer as ‘six out of ten’....

Metro, 00:01 in Sport
 

Watchdog takes job at a hedge fund he probed: Ex FCA boss Martin Wheatley joins Hong Kong firm

The tough talking regulator who pledged to clean up the City has switched sides to work for a Hong Kong hedge fund – despite once ordering a crackdown on short-selling. Martin Wheatley, former boss of the Financial Conduct Authority, shocked finance...

 

A ray of hope for savers stuck with meagre annuities: Insurance giants vow to try to help them get lump...

Major pension companies are investigating ways to let savers cash in their small annuities, Money Mail can reveal today. Following our hard-hitting campaign, several firms have launched reviews that could give an instant cash boost to thousands of...

 

MARKET REPORT: Emergency home repair giant Homeserve hits a record high after revenues surge 24%

Emergency repairs firm Homeserve hit an all-time high yesterday after beating expectations with a 24 per cent surge in revenues for the year ended March 31. The FTSE 250 firm added £234.5million to its value, leading the pack in a strong day of...

 

Fat cats falling out of love with private jets: Brazilian firm blames Brexit and political uncertainty in...

Fat-cat bosses could be falling out of love with private jets as manufacturers report sluggish sales. Once the ultimate status symbol, tumbling oil wealth and tighter purse strings have driven chief executives to rein it in. Michael Amalfitano, head...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: The return of moderates in the Dutch election and the arrival of Emanuel Macron at the Elysée...

Students of British economic history will have few doubts about the power of financial markets to drive our politics.  Britain's ejection from the exchange rate mechanism in 1992 drove John Major's Tories from power and paved the way for the Blair...

 

Nationwide has £54m stake in leasehold deals - despite attacking housebuilders who sell them

Britain's biggest building society is making more than £50million a year from leasehold properties – despite attacking housebuilders who sell them. Thousands of buyers are being forced to pay exorbitant ground rent fees on these type of homes. The...

 

CITY DIARY: Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osorio looks preened and purr-fect at the Chelsea Flower Show

Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osorio looked preened and purr-fect at Monday's Chelsea Flower Show preview, conversing with several blonde lovelies outside the champagne tent.  Free from government ownership, he'll now have to make do without his...

 

Investigation into cheap drug sales: US firm Merck Sharp & Dohme 'abused dominant position by operating...

An American drugs firm has been accused of deliberately discounting its best-selling arthritis medicine to stop rivals from competing. Merck Sharp & Dohme is accused of abusing its dominant position by operating an unfair discount scheme for its...

 

Stamp duty go-slow hurting tile shops: Topps blames disappointing sales on 'challenging' economic environment

Changes to stamp duty caused sales and profits to drop for Topps Tiles. The retailer said its sales in the first half of the year were hit by the 'challenging' economic environment and tough year-on-year comparisons following a hike in stamp duty for...

 

Britons shun traditional Sunday roasts for pulled pork: Sales of fresh meat fall at top producer

Families are falling out of love with the Sunday roast as they shun hours spent slaving over the stove, says Britain's biggest pork producer. Fresh pork sales at Hull-based Cranswick fell 4 per cent in the year to March 26, with much of this down to...

 

Hollywood A-listers help Peppa Pig maker rake in £1bn: Entertainment One rolls out star-studded new programmes

The maker of Peppa Pig is planning new TV shows with Hollywood A-Listers to help double its business by 2020. Despite falling profits, Entertainment One is rolling out programmes such as Sharp Objects, starring Oscar-nominated Amy Adams, based on the...

 

The OTHER great annuity betrayal: Robbed of 65% of pension income... the loyal customers callously sold...

Pensioners who were sold rip-off annuities are being left with miserly incomes because of flaws in plans to help victims. More than a million savers are getting rotten payouts from their annuities because they did not shop around for the best deals....

 

DAILY BRIEFING: PPG boss wants a fourth crack at Dulux owner Akzo Nobel

FOURTH BID Michael McGarry, the boss of US predator PPG which is trying to take over Dulux's owner Akzo Nobel, said he remains interested in negotiating a 'consensual' deal – despite having three takeover bids rebuffed. DEBT BLUES Government borrowing...

 

Legal spat threatens Jaeger deal: Suppliers are owed millions of pounds

Suppliers owed millions of pounds are threatening legal action over the sale of Jaeger. Jaeger sold its lucrative trademark licence before calling in the administrators – leaving just bricks and mortar shops available for bidders. It meant there was...

 


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