News archive from 30 June 2014

Flexible working rights extended to all

Flexible working rights extended to all

Every employee now has the right to request flexible working hours after the government extended the right previously reserved for carers and those looking after children. As part of the right, employees can expect their request to be considered...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 

Anglo American plans platinum mine sales - Sunday Times

Anglo American could not immediately be reached for comment outside of regular working hours. The Sunday Times said the disposal programme was agreed by the board at a strategy meeting this month and could raise up to $4 billion. Other assets up for...

Reuters, 00:05 in Business
 
Finance could ‘destabilise’ independent Scotland

Finance could ‘destabilise’ independent Scotland

Scotland's economy risks being "destabilised" by its own financial sector in the event of a Yes vote, according to a warning issued today that draws parallels with Iceland, which had to be bailed out by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

ThyssenKrupp agrees sale of Swedish submarine shipyard to Saab

Saab and ThyssenKrupp announced in April they were in talks on the sale of the unit after the German group failed to reach a deal with Sweden for a new generation of submarines. "The acquisition is in line with Saab's ambitions to increase its...

Reuters, 00:05 in Business
 
Interest rate rise a ‘reasonable’ expectation

Interest rate rise a ‘reasonable’ expectation

Market expectations of a rise in borrowing costs at the turn of the year are "reasonable", according to outgoing Bank of England policymaker Sir Charlie Bean. Bean, who will be succeeded as the Bank’s deputy governor for monetary policy by...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Housing, retail and US data will jostle for attention

Housing, retail and US data will jostle for attention

HOUSEBUILDER Persimmon will add to the debate over the health of the housing market when it issues a second-quarter trading update on Wednesday. The firm saw a 35 per cent rise in forward sales in the first quarter and a similarly buoyant figure is...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
People: The business diary

People: The business diary

ATTENDING a dinner to celebrate the launch of two tyres didn't at first sound too riveting, but Apollo Vredestein certainly proved it knows how to throw a party. The Indian-Dutch company took over Mansfield Traquair in Edinburgh last week to show off...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Joy Lewis, Adopt An Intern

Monday Interview: Joy Lewis, Adopt An Intern

AS SHE queued to meet one of her life-long heroes, Joy Lewis rehearsed in her head the questions she wanted to ask. Sir Richard Branson was the guest speaker at this year's Scottish Business Awards and Lewis was among the nominees who were invited to...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
UK aerospace firms eye £150bn boost from global backlog in aircraft orders

UK aerospace firms eye £150bn boost from global backlog in aircraft orders

Airbus, which manufactures aircraft wings at a plant in north Wales, could be in line for a boost in orders for the UK aerospace industry. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images Two-thirds of UK aerospace companies expect to grow by more than 10%...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
IVF babies face greater risk of mental illness

IVF babies face greater risk of mental illness

BABIES conceived through fertility treatments are a third more likely to suffer from psychiatric problems than children born naturally, a major study has concluded. Although the increased risk was described as “modest”, researchers found the problems...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Health
 
Iraq sends in tanks in bid to take Tikrit

Iraq sends in tanks in bid to take Tikrit

Iraq's army sent tanks and armoured vehicles to try to dislodge insurgents from the northern city of Tikrit yesterday, the second day of a determined fightback against a Sunni militant takeover of large stretches of Iraq. In Baghdad, which is...

 
India: Dozens buried as building collapses

India: Dozens buried as building collapses

Police in southern India have detained five construction company officials as rescuers search for dozens of workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that...

 
Arrests over plot to destabilise Bulgarian banks

Arrests over plot to destabilise Bulgarian banks

Bulgarian authorities yesterday detained three people on suspicion of plotting to destabilise the country's banking system by spreading false information about the health of its commercial banks. The arrests are part of a criminal investigation...

 
Japanese protester sets himself on fire

Japanese protester sets himself on fire

A MAN set himself on fire in central Tokyo in protest at a proposed law which could allow Japan to deploy its military overseas. Japan’s government could make the change to its pacifist constitution tomorrow. Currently, the US-drafted constitution...

 
Comment: The sun hasn’t set on Japan for investors

Comment: The sun hasn’t set on Japan for investors

A few weeks ago I was putting the finishing touches to a presentation on the global economic outlook when I discovered to my horror that I had omitted any reference to the world's third-largest economy, Japan. The omission was all the more glaring...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 


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