News archive from 7 July 2014, page 5

Emerging markets output growth strongest since March 2013 - survey

Services activity growth hit a 15-month high and manufacturing output also rose, HSBC said. But the index remained below its long-run trend level of 53.8. "The improvement in the survey data... suggests that the emerging economies are joining in...

Reuters, 00:55 in Business
 
Samsung Electronics faces falling profits as succession looms

Samsung Electronics faces falling profits as succession looms

Samsung Electronics' woes, exacerbated by a won that has risen to a six-year high against the dollar, come at an awkward time for the flagship of South Korea's largest conglomerate. The maker of the Galaxy smartphone is expected to say on Tuesday that...

Reuters, 00:55 in Business
 
Pistorius re-enacted the moment he shot Reeva

Pistorius re-enacted the moment he shot Reeva

DRAMATIC video footage of Oscar Pistorius apparently re-enacting the events leading up to the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has emerged. A segment of the leaked footage shows the Paralympian running without his prosthetic legs and...

 
£40 million for Greater Lincolnshire: business park for Skegness

£40 million for Greater Lincolnshire: business park for Skegness

Close to £40million of Government funding will go to projects across the county - including creating a new business park in Skegness. It will be worth £8million, and has been given £4 million of funding in today's announcement. Read what the Greater...

 
Tory peer Leon Brittan quizzed over rape claim

Tory peer Leon Brittan quizzed over rape claim

FORMER home secretary Leon Brittan has been questioned by police in connection with a rape allegation, according to reports. Lord Brittan, as he is now known, was understood to have been interviewed at the office of his lawyers under caution last...

Scotsman, 01:04 in Hot News
 
Tebbit raises the spectre of sex abuse cover-up

Tebbit raises the spectre of sex abuse cover-up

FORMER Conservative cabinet minister Lord Tebbit has said there "may well" have been a political cover-up over child abuse taking place at Westminster in the 1980s. Lord Tebbit, who served in a series of senior ministerial posts in Margaret...

Scotsman, 01:04 in Hot News
 
Sheffield railway worker to raise £100,000 for Poppy Appeal

Sheffield railway worker to raise £100,000 for Poppy Appeal

A railway ticket officer from Sheffield is on track to raise more than £100,000 for the British Legion. Ron Wiltshire, from Wincobank, has been collecting money for the cause for the past eight years after surviving a heart attack and deciding he...

 
Fighting fit Macca gets back on tour with a three-hour New York set

Fighting fit Macca gets back on tour with a three-hour New York set

He resumed the tour he had been forced to cancel and told 17,500 fans in New York on Saturday: “It's great to be back.” The former Beatle, 72, had to axe the Japan and South Korea legs of his Out There tour - and he postponed 19 dates in the US after...

 
£40 million for Greater Lincolnshire: agriculture campus for Bishop Burton College

£40 million for Greater Lincolnshire: agriculture campus for Bishop Burton College

The £40 million allocated to major Greater Lincolnshire projects will also see Riseholme College move to a specialist new campus based on agriculture, animals and land, at the Lincolnshire Showground. Read what the Greater Lincolnshire LEP said here:...

 
Driving Test Tips: Crack An Egg On Each Tyre

Driving Test Tips: Crack An Egg On Each Tyre

Superstitious learner drivers are going to all sorts of lengths to make sure they get to ditch the L-plates. The list of unlikely rituals for test day has been pulled together by the AA Driving School and goes way beyond wearing a pair of lucky...

 
£40 million for Greater Lincolnshire: £23.8m Boston Quadrant housing and business project

£40 million for Greater Lincolnshire: £23.8m Boston Quadrant housing and business project

Government funding worth £40 million will also help fund a major housing and business development project in Boston. The Boston Quadrant scheme will cover 68 acres, on land either side of the A16 in Boston, south of Tytton Lane East. The Greater...

 
ClearStar continues to shine with £20m market listing on Aim

ClearStar continues to shine with £20m market listing on Aim

Advised by Cenkos, it helps companies conduct background checks to improve staff recruitment and has already raised about £8.75million. ClearStar's IT applications use data from over 3,000 sources ranging from CVs to records held by local authorities....

 
BrightHouse TV and sofas surge makes them high street winners

BrightHouse TV and sofas surge makes them high street winners

The group, whose mainly lower paid customers do not have the cash or credit cards to pay for furniture and electrical goods outright, said sales jumped 12.2 per cent to £333.3million in the year ending March 31 at its 286 stores. Earnings climbed 10.1...

 
Burberry risks investor revolt over chief pay

Burberry risks investor revolt over chief pay

The Investment Management Association has put an amber alert rating on the FTSE-100 luxury brands group's pay policies ahead of Burberry's annual meeting on Friday. The IMA wants its members, who control about 15 per cent of the stock market, to...

 
Start investing or fall behind, warns HSBC

Start investing or fall behind, warns HSBC

More than a third of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still reluctant to pump significant funds into staffing, equipment and IT despite survey evidence showing a strong growth across services, manufacturing and construction sectors. A...

 


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