News archive from 1 April 2011, page 10

Oil jumps to 2-1/2-year highs, posts big Q1 gains

Oil jumps to 2-1/2-year highs, posts big Q1 gains

Oil remained supported by geopolitical supply risks and signs of economic growth after the most volatile quarter for the oil market since the end of 2008, analysts said. Prices built on early gains after a report that U.S. jobless claims fell last...

Reuters, 02:08 in Business
 
MANCHESTER UNITED NEED THE LUCK OF OUR DEVILS SAYS ANDY COLE

MANCHESTER UNITED NEED THE LUCK OF OUR DEVILS SAYS ANDY COLE

ANDY COLE believes that Manchester United will need Lady Luck on their side to win the treble once again. Cole was a member of the United team that made history by becoming the first English side to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League...

Daily Star, 02:09 in Sport
 
AVRAM GRANT: REFS HAVE COST US TEN POINTS

AVRAM GRANT: REFS HAVE COST US TEN POINTS

ANGRY Avram Grant last night told Sir Alex Ferguson: Quit moaning about refs, because we have had it much harder than you. Manchester United boss Ferguson has been bleating over what he sees as rough treatment by officials for his side. But Grant...

Daily Star, 02:13 in Sport
 
ARSENE WENGER GLEE AS FAB FOUR GET FIT

ARSENE WENGER GLEE AS FAB FOUR GET FIT

ARSENE WENGER has received a huge boost after four of his stars were declared ready to rejoin Arsenal’s title bid. And Robin van Persie could also be back to boost the Gunners after giving his boss a midweek injury scare. Skipper Cesc Fabregas, Alex...

Daily Star, 02:19 in Sport
 
FABIO CAPELLO MUST KEEP KIDS

FABIO CAPELLO MUST KEEP KIDS

ENGLAND coach Fabio Capello was last night urged to follow the example of Germany and give youth a chance. Oliver Bierhoff, general manager to German boss Joachim Low, believes that is the only way to turn England into a team to fear. Bierhoff’s...

Daily Star, 02:23 in Sport
 
SIR ALEX FERGUSON IN FOR DAVID DE GEA

SIR ALEX FERGUSON IN FOR DAVID DE GEA

MANCHESTER UNITED have made Atletico Madrid keeper David De Gea their number one choice to replace Edwin van der Sar. United have already held initial talks with the Spanish Under-21 international about a £17.5m summer switch to Old Trafford. Sir...

Daily Star, 02:27 in Sport
 
Japanese business sentiment up but quake threat looms

Japanese business sentiment up but quake threat looms

Japanese manufacturers were optimistic about the country's economic growth before the earthquake and tsunami struck, the latest Tankan survey shows. According to the survey, the large manufacturers index stood at plus 6 for the first three months of...

BBC, 02:40 in Business
 

Heavy fighting after Ouattara troops reach Abidjan

Residents reported heavy fighting near the state broadcaster, RTI, as well as in neighbourhoods in the south of the city after pro-Ouattara forces swiftly advanced on the lagoon-side city from several directions. Gbagbo's elite forces took positions...

 
Israeli watchdog to investigate Netanyahu trips

Israeli watchdog to investigate Netanyahu trips

The report accused Netanyahu of extravagant spending on first-class tickets and lavish hotel rooms paid for by private donors, some with business interests in Israel, during a period before he was elected for a second time two years ago. A statement...

 
Clash of the tech titans: Microsoft orders EU monopoly probe after accusing Google of trying to 'entrench its dominance'

Clash of the tech titans: Microsoft orders EU monopoly probe after accusing Google of trying to 'entrench...

Smith goes on to list a raft of examples detailing Google's 'anti-competitive' measures. They include stopping its search engine, named Bing, from indexing content on Google-owned YouTube; blocking Microsoft Windows smartphones from 'operating...

 
Reuters correspondent and photographer missing in Syria

Reuters correspondent and photographer missing in Syria

Photographer Khaled al-Hariri, a Syrian based in Damascus, has not been in contact with colleagues since Monday. A Syrian official said authorities were working to establish what had happened to the two men. "Thomson Reuters is deeply concerned...

 

Asian shares, dollar gain as new quarter begins

MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0.27 percent on the day after touching its highest level since May 2008, prompted by optimism on global economic growth. Japan's Nikkei .N225, however, was down 0.1 percent,...

Reuters, 04:50 in Business
 
RIHANNA'S FASHION PLANS

RIHANNA'S FASHION PLANS

RIHANNA is set to follow in the footsteps of fellow pop star GWEN STEFANI and launch her own clothing range. The Disturbia singer, who is a frequent front-row guest at runway shows, has confirmed she is working on her own designs. The sexy star has...

 
COX'S REP BRUSHES OFF HOPKINS VACATION SHOTS

COX'S REP BRUSHES OFF HOPKINS VACATION SHOTS

COURTENEY COX's representative has brushed off reports the actress has found love again with JOSH HOPKINS after the co-stars were spotted enjoying a beach vacation together. The former Friends star separated from husband David Arquette late last...

 
China PMI shows manufacturing is upbeat as costs fall

China PMI shows manufacturing is upbeat as costs fall

China's official Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) rose in March showing that manufacturing in the country is growing. The PMI rose to 53.8 according to the the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing. There had been concerns about manufacturing in...

BBC, 06:08 in Business
 


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