News archive from 27 February 2012

Egypt court adjourns U.S. activists' trial to April

Egypt court adjourns U.S. activists' trial to April

Forty-three foreign and Egyptian non-profit workers - including the son of the U.S. transportation secretary - are accused of receiving illegal funds from abroad, carrying out political activities unrelated to their civil society work and failing to...

 
Australian PM Gillard set to win leadership challenge

Australian PM Gillard set to win leadership challenge

The leadership vote has exposed deep divisions within the unpopular government, which opinion polls show would lose an election by a landslide. The next elections are due in late 2013. Gillard has said she has the courage and temperament to drive...

 
Prudential could move its headquarters from London to Hong Kong

Prudential could move its headquarters from London to Hong Kong

reviewing whether to move its headquarters from London to Hong Kong to escape new EU rules forcing it to hold more capital for emergencies. Chief executive Tidjane Thiam is strongly opposed to new regulations which would force the Pru to ditch...

 
HSBC staff to get bonus bonanza with boss Stuart Gulliver in line for £11.25m

HSBC staff to get bonus bonanza with boss Stuart Gulliver in line for £11.25m

The spotlight will fall on the bank which will be the first to link the names of its top bankers with individual bonus awards. Its rivals will wait until next month to publish individual pay, but HSBC will publish the pay of its senior executives...

 
Canadian banks play O Canada card to grow abroad

Canadian banks play "O Canada" card to grow abroad

Embarking on an aggressive expansion, Canada's largest bank wanted to emphasize its roots in a country whose banking sector wins plaudits as the soundest in the world. With Europe's debt crisis dominating the headlines, it was a message designed to...

Reuters, 22:31 in Business
 

Liverpool 2-2 Cardiff (3-2 on pens)

Football: It may not quite signal a return to past glories, but Liverpool's long-suffering supporters can begin to dream a little more after the club ended their six-year wait for silverware in dramatic fashion with victory in the League Cup final...

 

More QE unlikely if no economic contraction: Bank's Fisher

Fisher voted with the majority of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee earlier this month to increase the size of the quantitative easing programme by 50 billion pounds to 325 billion pounds. "For me the big question last October was the risk of...

Reuters, 23:16 in Business
 
UK not borrowing more money in March budget - Osborne

UK not borrowing more money in March budget - Osborne

"We can't have any deficit-financed measures in that sense because getting the budget deficit down, which is now happening, is an incredibly important part of keeping interest rates low in Britain, keeping confidence in the British economy,...

Reuters, 23:53 in Business
 
MARK CAVENDISH IS UNSTOPPABLE

MARK CAVENDISH IS UNSTOPPABLE

MARK CAVENDISH burst through a packed field to win a 160-mile road race in Belgium yesterday. The Manx Missile won a group sprint in the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne semi-classic around the Belgian capital. Team Sky’s world road race champion had a perfect...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
SHANE WARNE'S HALL RIGHT

SHANE WARNE'S HALL RIGHT

SPIN king Shane Warne will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in Melbourne today. The legendary leg-spinner’s tally of 708 Test wickets is the second highest in history. He is behind only Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan – and...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
WIDNES 16 - LEEDS 44: RYAN HALL AT THE DOUBLE

WIDNES 16 - LEEDS 44: RYAN HALL AT THE DOUBLE

RYAN HALL followed up his two-try haul in the world title win over Manly with another double. But Leeds were glad to have the pace of Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow in the eight-try romp. Widnes have lost all four matches and are winless since beating...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
STOKE 2 - SWANSEA 0: A-TEAM RACE TO UNDER-FIRE TONY PULIS’S RESCUE

STOKE 2 - SWANSEA 0: A-TEAM RACE TO UNDER-FIRE TONY PULIS’S RESCUE

PEACE broke out at the Britannia – thanks to a couple of ageing former England players. Fans had threatened to give Tony Pulis a hard time after the Stoke boss named a deliberately under-strength Stoke side in the Europa League in midweek. More than...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
ARSENAL 5 - TOTTENHAM 2: GUN BELIEVABLE COMEBACK HAS SPURS STUNNED

ARSENAL 5 - TOTTENHAM 2: GUN BELIEVABLE COMEBACK HAS SPURS STUNNED

UNBELIEVABLE. Stunning. The type of performance many thought was beyond Arsenal. Decimated by AC Milan and dumped out of the FA Cup by Sunderland, things looked dreadful for the Gunners after Spurs coasted into a two-goal lead. But then came a...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
NORWICH 1 - MAN UTD 2: SIR ALEX FERGUSON SALUTES UNITED'S 'BEST EVER' HEROES

NORWICH 1 - MAN UTD 2: SIR ALEX FERGUSON SALUTES UNITED'S 'BEST EVER' HEROES

SIR ALEX FERGUSON yesterday saluted old-timers Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs as United’s greatest-ever players. Scholes and match-winner Giggs – 75 years and 1,586 appearances between them – produced the senior service to take Fergie’s men to within...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
NATHAN CLEVERLY SET ON BECOMING WORLD BEATER

NATHAN CLEVERLY SET ON BECOMING WORLD BEATER

NATHAN CLEVERLY will aim to become undisputed world light-heavyweight champion by setting up a unification fight later this year with either Bernard Hopkins or Chad Dawson. Cleverly announced his plan after retaining the WBO version in a one-sided...

 


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