News archive from 6 May 2012, page 2

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Profits flow as water purifiers blast bugs

Waterlogic has pioneered a way to make tap water free from germs. Its unique process works all over the world, even in countries where tap water is normally dangerous to drink. The company listed on the Alternative Investment Market last July and...

 

Sterling 'is poised to lose value' after trading at its highest levels for years

Sterling's giddy rise on foreign exchanges could come to an end this week amid a growing conviction that the currency is overvalued. The past month has seen the pound break out of the range in which it has traded since the 2008 financial crisis and...

 

Sainsbury's shows rivals how to shine as it is set to post a profits rise

Sainsbury's will outshine rivals this week with a jump in profits despite the worsening consumer climate. Chief executive Justin King is expected to say on Wednesday that profits for the year to March rose five per cent to £700million. It will be...

 
LISA BUCKINGHAM: Fund bosses must treat us with respect

LISA BUCKINGHAM: Fund bosses must treat us with respect

The pyrotechnics have been quite extraordinary. At annual meeting after annual meeting, usually somnambulant fund managers have flexed their muscles to protest against excessive pay deals for some of Britain's most illustrious captains of industry....

 

Pouf! Treasury may write off billions in a disappearing act

Britain could be just eight months away from cancelling billions of pounds of public debt that it acquired with made-up money, Financial Mail has learnt. The first £8billion of gilts - Government bonds - bought under the Bank of England's quantitative...

 
Members of leading mutual insurers join the fat cat revolt

Members of leading mutual insurers join the fat cat revolt

Members of leading mutual insurers are expected to vote against excessive pay at annual general meetings in the next two months. An exclusive report last week by Financial Mail revealed that Mike Yardley, boss of Royal London, walked away from his job...

 
Come clean on votes, top fund managers are told as crucial shareholder ballots are kept secret

Come clean on votes, top fund managers are told as crucial shareholder ballots are kept secret

They are big, they are increasingly bolshie and last week they caused huge public embarrassment for several top bosses over excessive pay. But for millions of ordinary investors, the giant fund management groups currently throwing their weight around...

 

Greek poll spells new eurozone crisis and chaos in financial markets

Greek elections today could trigger a fresh crisis in the eurozone and plunge London and other financial markets into chaos. The country goes to the polls amid fears that a poor showing by mainstream parties could make it difficult for a stable...

 

Private equity firms are the worst of late payers as pressure on smaller companies grows

Private equity-owned firms are the worst at settling their bills quickly, adding to the pressure on small companies already crippled by banks' unwillingness to lend. The revelation that more and more big companies are extending the time they take to...

 
Football stars test the taxman over breaks as they invest in scheme that could save them millions on income tax bills

Football stars test the taxman over breaks as they invest in scheme that could save them millions on income...

Top footballers including Wayne Rooney have thrown down the gauntlet to the taxman after putting their money into an investment plan that could save millions of pounds on their income tax bills. Premier League stars including the Manchester United...

 

Trinity Mirror's pay chief Jane Lighting may be forced to quit

Jane Lighting, chairwoman of Trinity Mirror's remuneration committee, will come under pressure to quit this week in the face of a shareholder rebellion over pay that has claimed the scalp of chief executive Sly Bailey. The top ten shareholders in...

 

DAN ATKINSON: Let's not drink to anti-austerity revolt

Britain's pubs were shut the last time France's socialist party seized the presidency from rivals. Nothing personal. But it was a Sunday afternoon, in May 1981. The party's leader was called Francois and his victory was taken as a sign that Europe was...

 

Four share £3.8 million jackpot

Four jackpot winners have shared a £3.8 million jackpot in Saturday night's National Lottery draw, Camelot said. The ticketholders, who matched all six numbers, won £965,475 each. The winning numbers were 4, 13, 17, 26, 27, 40 and the bonus ball was...

 

Eight suspected ticket touts held

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Eight suspected ticket touts held

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