News archive from 5 February 2012, page 6

Deutsche Boerse board member wants CEO out - paper

Deutsche Boerse board member wants CEO out - paper

"Can someone who wanted to change the status quo by finding a partner only to see that (deal) collapse still lead this company into the future?" Francioni's term ends in December, and contract extensions for CEOs in Germany are often agreed...

Reuters, 08:35 in Business
 
Military comeback a distant dream for Afghan Taliban

Military comeback a distant dream for Afghan Taliban

But analysts doubt the militants, who rose from the ashes of Afghanistan's civil war, will be able to again race into the capital in pick-up trucks, hang their opponents in public and once more impose their austere brand of Islam on the country....

 
Ivory Coast 3 Equatorial Guinea 0: Drogba and Yaya ensure Elephants march into semis

Ivory Coast 3 Equatorial Guinea 0: Drogba and Yaya ensure Elephants march into semis

Ivory Coast were back to full strength after resting a host of stars for their final group game, and that added up to danger for Equatorial Guinea, who had Laurence Doe back from suspension. After a slow start, Ivory Coast began to step up the pace of...

Daily Mail, 09:04 in Sport
 
Work experience 'cuts dropout rate'

Work experience 'cuts dropout rate'

The more young people come into contact with employers while they are at school, the less likely they are to go on to be unemployed, research suggests. Pupils who took part in four or more activities with employers were five times less likely to drop...

BBC, 09:33 in Business
 
Indian Premier League auction: England players go unsold

Indian Premier League auction: England players go unsold

Seven England players and Ireland batsman Kevin O'Brien all failed to attract bids at the auction for this year's Indian Premier League. James Anderson, Graeme Swann, Ian Bell, Matt Prior, Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah and Luke Wright all remained...

BBC, 09:33 in Business
 
'John Lewis bank' passes Clegg test but breaks the law

'John Lewis bank' passes Clegg test but breaks the law

Making a point: Deputy PM Nick Clegg has a vision of a "John Lewis economy" A company employee share scheme that perfectly fits Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg"s vision of a "John Lewis economy" has become a victim of new...

 
Glencore merger deal with fellow mining and commodities giant Xstrata stirs calls for fees curb

Glencore merger deal with fellow mining and commodities giant Xstrata stirs calls for fees curb

Investment banks face fresh calls to curb their fees on big takeovers as shareholders demand the right to claw back advisory charges if a merger turns sour. The merger of mining and commodities giants Glencore and Xstrata has prompted leading...

 
Barclays heeds critics and cuts bonus pool to £1.6bn at investment banking division

Barclays heeds critics and cuts bonus pool to £1.6bn at investment banking division

Big bucks: Chief executive Bob Diamond is tipped to receive up to £10 million Barclays has cut the bonus pool at its investment banking division to about £1.6 billion, almost a third less than last year, in an attempt to dampen outrage over...

 
Clothing brand Barbour is stepping up efforts to scupper internet copycats

Clothing brand Barbour is stepping up efforts to scupper internet copycats

Fears: Poor-quality copies by counterfeiters could harm business Clothing brand Barbour is stepping up efforts to scupper copycats after the rise in popularity of its products over the past year. Barbour had a record year in which sales rose more...

 
Tevez turns down a game in Argentina... at tribute match for old pal Palermo

Tevez turns down a game in Argentina... at tribute match for old pal Palermo

The Argentinian's future remains the subject of great interest, as he has not played for City since becoming embroiled in a dispute with the club in September, following his failure to warm up during a Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich. It...

Daily Mail, 09:45 in Sport
 
Revealed: The full cost of 'cash-saving' warranties from big High Street retailers

Revealed: The full cost of 'cash-saving' warranties from big High Street retailers

"A rip-off": Shopper Maria Warry, left, with her friend Michelle Hunt Jacqueline, 69, from Chelmsford, said: "The sales assistant wouldn"t take no for an answer - she even haggled on the warranty price by lowering it to £50. But...

 

Iran raid likely to drag in U.S., hurt global economy

As if that prospect was not alarming enough, any doubts Tehran entertained about the wisdom of building a nuclear weapon would vanish the moment the strike occurred. These longstanding U.S. and European assumptions about the consequences of an Israeli...

 
O'Neal's son sent to prison

O'Neal's son sent to prison

Ryan O'Neal's troubled son Griffin has been sentenced to 16 months behind bars following his arrest for driving under the influence of drugs (DUI) last year. The actor's eldest son has been locked up after he pleaded guilty to two felony counts of DUI...

 
Gibb's doctors pleased with quick recovery

Gibb's doctors pleased with quick recovery

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is celebrating a victory in his health fight after doctors told him his colon cancer is "almost gone". The 62-year-old singer insists he is close to being fully recovered after undergoing months of intensive...

 
Osbourne sued over jewellery designs

Osbourne sued over jewellery designs

Sharon Osbourne has been sued by bosses of a design company who have accused the rock matriarch of breaching a jewellery deal by pulling out at the last minute. Lucas Design International executives claim they were approached by Ozzy Osbourne's wife...

 


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