News archive from 26 January 2012

Symantec profit, forecast in line with estimates

The Mountain View, California-based software maker also forecast fourth-quarter per-share profit, excluding items, of 41 or 42 cents, below the average analyst forecast of 43 cents. Symantec shares were quoted at $17.04 in extended trade, down from...

 
IPhone thieves find Apple support helpful to them, too

IPhone thieves find Apple support helpful to them, too

So you don't have to show up in person at an Apple store to get your phone fixed, which allows the common scenario of the boss sending his or her assistant to get repairs. Similarly, someone who bought their phone from someone else can get a repair...

 
Bank inches towards more QE as global risks loom

Bank inches towards more QE as global risks loom

The 9-member monetary policy committee also noted that some positive developments moderated some of the most serious risks, pointing to the European Central Bank's generous provision of long-term liquidity. The MPC voted unanimously to hold the target...

Reuters, 22:31 in Business
 

RIM shares bounce back after shuffle-related drop

RIM's rise also came a day after Apple posted blockbuster quarterly results highlighting the strong global market for smartphones. A report in a technology blog that said RIM's next-generation BlackBerry 10 smartphones were on track for a September...

 

Israeli-Palestinian talks end with no progress - officials

The options being considered by the Palestinians include pushing ahead with United Nations membership and reconciliation with the rival Islamist Hamas group -- moves opposed by Israel. "The Israelis brought nothing new in these meetings,"...

 
London 2012: Olympic watchdog member quits over Dow links

London 2012: Olympic watchdog member quits over Dow links

A commissioner for a body monitoring the London 2012 Olympics has resigned over its links with Dow Chemical. Meredith Alexander said she was quitting the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012. Some politicians in the UK and India say Dow is liable...

BBC, 23:34 in Business
 
Davos 2012: Setting the gloom level to 11

Davos 2012: Setting the gloom level to 11

Is there any good news for the economy? Not much, if this year's meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is anything to go by. For starters, the global economy seems to have become so unpredictable that the organisers ditched one of the forum's...

BBC, 23:34 in Business
 
Mixed reviews for Obama speech among Davos mighty

Mixed reviews for Obama speech among Davos mighty

Obama's State of the Union address focussed on channelling middle class anger at inequality, including a call for a 30 percent minimum tax on millionaires that could make the wealth of Republican rival Mitt Romney a central election issue. It was...

 
RANGERS REJECT NEW £7M WEST HAM BID FOR NIKICA JELAVIC

RANGERS REJECT NEW £7M WEST HAM BID FOR NIKICA JELAVIC

RANGERS last night refused a £7 million player plus-cash offer for Nikica Jelavic for West Ham. Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is desperate to land Jelavic and has offered Rangers a cash sum PLUS English kid Freddie Sears and French hitman Freddie...

 
CELTIC FAIL IN LOAN MOVE FOR STOKE'S KENWYNE JONES

CELTIC FAIL IN LOAN MOVE FOR STOKE'S KENWYNE JONES

CELTIC have been told that Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones won’t be going anywhere on-loan. Express Sport understands that the English Premier League side received an approach from an English-based agent asking about the Trinidad and Tobago star’s...

 
FALKIRK SET FOR SCOTLAND'S BIGGEST TRANSFER IN WINTER WINDOW

FALKIRK SET FOR SCOTLAND'S BIGGEST TRANSFER IN WINTER WINDOW

BRIGHTON last night sparked a transfer scramble for Falkirk kid Murray Wallace after successfully tabling a £300,000 bid. Gus Poyet’s Championship side have thrashed out a fee with Falkirk and pledged to loan the kid defender back to the Bairns for...

 
HIBERNIAN STRIKER LEIGH GRIFFITHS APOLOGISES FOR HIS STUPIDITY

HIBERNIAN STRIKER LEIGH GRIFFITHS APOLOGISES FOR HIS STUPIDITY

CONTROVERSIAL Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths issued a grovelling apology for his latest clash with fans that have seen him hammered with a third ban from the Scottish F A. The on-loan Wolves striker said sorry to the Hibs support for giving them the...

 
HEARTS STRIKER JOHN SUTTON SET TO GO DOWN UNDER

HEARTS STRIKER JOHN SUTTON SET TO GO DOWN UNDER

HEARTS striker John Sutton is poised to quit Tynecastle and join Aussie outfit Central Coast Mariners. The Jambos hitman was told he could leave the club this month as the cash-strapped Gorgie outfit try and reduce the wage bill. Now after the Jam...

 
HENRIK OJAMAA HAPPY TO SETTLE DOWN AT MOTHERWELL

HENRIK OJAMAA HAPPY TO SETTLE DOWN AT MOTHERWELL

HENRIK OJAMAA has spent four years travelling Europe in search of his real big break and reckons he’s found the perfect place to shine in Motherwell. The 20-year-old Estonian forward was outstanding in his first start for the Steelmen and scored one...

 
AYR BOSS BRIAN REID CALLS FOR MORE DERBIES

AYR BOSS BRIAN REID CALLS FOR MORE DERBIES

AYR gaffer Brian Reid reckons this week’s Hampden showdown with Kilmarnock proves why Scottish football must change. Ayrshire has been buzzing ever since the county’s two senior sides were drawn together in the semi-final of the league Cup and a...

 


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