News archive from 25 January 2013

Nokia axes investor payout despite ringing up profits

Nokia axes investor payout despite ringing up profits

FINNISH mobile phone giant Nokia plans to axe its annual dividend for the first time in more than 20 years to shore-up its cash position as it battles falling sales. The company, which has fallen a long way behind market leaders Samsung and Apple in...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Internacionale joins campaigners urging U-turn on rates revaluation

Internacionale joins campaigners urging U-turn on rates revaluation

RETAILER Internacionale has joined a campaign to force

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Irn-Bru shrugs off wet summer to beat market

Irn-Bru shrugs off wet summer to beat market

SCOTTISH group AG Barr, the maker of Irn-Bru, shrugged off a very wet summer to outrun the wider soft drinks market at the end of the year. Barr, expected to conclude a £1.4 billion agreed merger with rival Britic next month, said ­yesterday that it...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
John Lewis picks out namesake for new job

John Lewis picks out namesake for new job

DEPARTMENT store chain John Lewis has recruited former eBay UK boss Mark Lewis to head its online offering in a new role

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Small firms fear they are on the edge of collapse

NEARLY a sixth of small businesses in Britain fear they are at "high risk" of going bust in the next 12 months, according to a survey by insurance provider Zurich. More than a third of construction firms are teetering on the brink, while a...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

EnQuest looks to tap investors

EnQuest, the largest independent producer in the North Sea, has become the first oil and gas company to look to raise cash from retail bond investors. Although no specific target has been set, it is thought the firm is looking to raise in the order of...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
I'VE AXED JOBS TO FUND MY DIVORCE SAYS TV DRAGON DUNCAN BANNATYNE

I'VE AXED JOBS TO FUND MY DIVORCE SAYS TV DRAGON DUNCAN BANNATYNE

The multi-millionaire confirmed the end of his 18-year relationship with Joanne McCue on the social networking website Twitter. Bannatyne, 63, who appeared in a celebrity Comic Relief edition of the Great British Bake Off on Tuesday, told his 600,000...

 
JOANNA LUMLEY SLAMS DRUNKEN GIRLS WHO DRESS ‘LIKE TRASH'

JOANNA LUMLEY SLAMS DRUNKEN GIRLS WHO DRESS ‘LIKE TRASH'

Actress Joanna Lumley slammed “laddish” young women who drink so much they end up being “sick in the gutter” and leave themselves in a vulnerable position. And, as if to answer the clarion call, Olympics heroine Victoria Pendleton set an example as...

 

Retailers fear snow will take shine off positive start to year

BRITAIN'S under-pressure retailers enjoyed a surprisingly robust start to the year before snowstorms brought much of the country to a standstill, according to the latest snapshot on the health of the sector. The CBI’s distributive trades survey said a...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
CHRISTIAN BALE THRILLS SICK FAN WITH A HOSPITAL CALL

CHRISTIAN BALE THRILLS SICK FAN WITH A HOSPITAL CALL

Eight-year-old Zach Guillot's parents captured the moment Bale phoned the leukaemia sufferer in hospital recently on camera and posted the footage on YouTube.com. The actor can be heard telling the boy, "The thing that's great about Batman, and...

 

Redeem wins Israeli deal

Gadget recycling specialist

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Fury as Beauly power line firm named awards sponsor

Fury as Beauly power line firm named awards sponsor

THE body representing Scotland's mountaineers has called for a boycott of the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards after an energy firm was controversially named as sponsor of the event. • Calls for boycott after Scottish and Southern Energy named as...

 
Disney’s hugely successful stage version of The Lion King is coming to Scotland, meet the man who made the blockbuster show possible

Disney’s hugely successful stage version of The Lion King is coming to Scotland, meet the man who made the...

EVERY week for 22 years, I've had some involvement with The Lion King," says Thomas Schumacher when we meet in London's Lyceum Theatre, one afternoon just before Christmas. From our seats in the dress circle, we can see the empty stage which last...

 
Images of Scotland: The Cuillins from Elgol and Loch Scavaig on Skye

Images of Scotland: The Cuillins from Elgol and Loch Scavaig on Skye

Curtis Welsh took this picture of the Cuillins from Elgol and Loch Scavaig on Skye just after a heavy rain had passed over View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your picture for publication online or in The Scotsman email...

 

Snow death toll his double figures

The death toll during the recent cold snap has hit double figures - as forecasters predicted up to another foot of snow is on the way. The latest victim was a 42-year-old man who died after his car careered into a river as he was driving his daughter...

 


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