News archive from 25 March 2012, page 212

Tough times in the U.S.-China iPad smuggling game

Tough times in the U.S.-China iPad smuggling game

When the doors opened, he was among the first to buy his quota of two iPads -- the maximum Apple Inc allows per person. Then, sporting a bright red cap for easy identification, Wong began to direct a stream of people toting their new tablets to a...

 
Farming: Pig farmers take active stance

Farming: Pig farmers take active stance

THERE are still some nine months to go before the European ban on the use of sow stalls comes into being but pig producers in this country are not sitting back waiting to see if there is going to be compliance with a system unilaterally imposed in the...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 
Nokia Siemens, German unions agree on 1,600 job cuts

Nokia Siemens, German unions agree on 1,600 job cuts

The company, formed by Nokia and Siemens in 2007, said last November that it wanted to cut a quarter of the group's workforce as it struggles to make a profit amid fierce pricing competition from Chinese rivals and Sweden's Ericsson. Unions are strong...

 
Neil Lennon: I was deprived of doing my job properly after sending off

Neil Lennon: I was deprived of doing my job properly after sending off

Neil Lennon and the Scottish Football Association are on course for yet another collision after the Celtic manager described his sending off at half-time at Ibrox as "a joke" and claimed he was "deprived of doing my job properly"...

Guardian, 21:53 in Sport
 
Time to dig in: Scotgold plans to start mine work this year

Time to dig in: Scotgold plans to start mine work this year

Scotgold Resources, the Aim-quoted firm set to open Scotland's only commercial gold mine near Tyndrum, yesterday said it was now exploring financing options to start development. The company, which announced losses of £433,000 for the six months to 31...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 

The readers' editor on… defining the line between what is on and off the record

A Guardian writer was recently seeking an interview with a well-known author via email. In his first email the journalist identified himself and explained why he wanted to talk to her. Although she was reluctant at first, there was an email exchange...

 

Markets: RBS joins the Footsie risers’ board

BRITAIN'S top shares closed higher yesterday after US manufacturing data showed the recovery in the world's biggest economy was gaining traction and Royal Bank of Scotland led a sector rally on the back of a broker upgrade. The FTSE 100 index closed...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 
Youngs offence casts shadow over Leicester win over London Irish

Youngs offence casts shadow over Leicester win over London Irish

To say this was a game of light and shade would be an understatement. For a sun-soaked St Patrick's Day crowd of over 20,000 there was plenty of rich entertainment but there was also a hint of darkness to Leicester's eventful bonus point win which has...

Guardian, 21:55 in Sport
 
More flights from central London as airline reveals plans for Edinburgh base

More flights from central London as airline reveals plans for Edinburgh base

CityJet, an airline that specialises in flights from London's central City airport, has confirmed it is increasing the number of flights to Edinburgh where it will establish a permanent base. The firm will be adding to its weekday link between the two...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 

Atos latest Glasgow Games supporter

Atos, the information technology services company, has been named an official supporter of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The company, which employs about 1,500 people in Scotland, is the event’s fourth official supporter and is a worldwide IT...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 

Thos Cook ‘rejects £400m rescue’

Holiday operator Thomas Cook has reportedly rejected a £400 million package put together by industry veterans to turn the company around. The group, which last year turned to its banks for a lifeline following dire trading, was approached by former...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 


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