News archive from 9 January 2013, page 13

ASK TONY: I'm shattered at fighting Axa for my broken window claim

My property was burgled in March 2011. AXA underwrites the policy, which was bought through MoneySupermarket. Axa has refused to pay out the value of the claim (windows and doors) and has only offered a cheaper (inferior) replacement. Inferior in the...

 

JAMES CONEY: MPs must seriously consider whether HMRC needs a new set of standards

That HMRC chief executive Lin Homer refused to receive the Wooden Spoon award - or be interviewed - should tell you everything you need to know about her department's shambolic customer service. This is an organisation which seems to be living in...

 

MARKET REPORT: Nautilus Minerals up on takeover talk

The first hostile takeover bid of 2013 hit dealers' screens yesterday and was for a Toronto-based company which hopes to develop the world's first underwater gold mine off Papua New Guinea. Nautilus Minerals soared to 51.4p before closing 11.25p...

 
Pensioners and savers face stealth attack' on their income from change to the inflation index

Pensioners and savers face "stealth attack' on their income from change to the inflation index

Pensioners and savers should brace themselves for a "stealth attack' on their incomes from a change to the way inflation is calculated, experts warned yesterday.The Office for National Statistics will tomorrow reveal the results of its two-year...

 

RBS investors to file £4bn lawsuit against Fred Goodwin and former directors

A £4billion lawsuit by RBS shareholders against the bank and former directors including Fred Goodwin will kick off within weeks, after campaigners secured insurance against losing the case. The RBoS Shareholder Action Group told members it had reached...

 
Businesses more optimistic in euro zone, but joblessness up again

Businesses more optimistic in euro zone, but joblessness up again

Optimism that the euro zone is beginning to recover from a deep banking and public debt crisis was tempered by data from the EU's statistics office Eurostat showing joblessness in November at the highest level since the euro was introduced in 1999....

Reuters, 02:00 in Business
 

CITY FOCUS: Rhino Rugby scrums down with Barbarians

On the eve of the Six Nations, a once small rugby business is warming up for what could be the biggest 12 months in its 30-year history. Privately-owned Rhino Rugby is best known for building and selling scrum machines, a primitive-looking piece of...

 
Pizza eaters in onesies put topping on retailers' year

Pizza eaters in onesies put topping on retailers' year

Consumers slobbing out at home guzzling pizza in their onesies have made a record number of online orders over the festive period, driving sales at two of Britain's biggest firms. At Domino's hard-up shoppers struggled to lift themselves off their...

 
Nokia's India factory raided by tax officials

Nokia's India factory raided by tax officials

Finnish phone maker Nokia has become the latest foreign telecom company to face tax issues in India. The firm's Chennai factory, one of its largest manufacturing facilities, has been raided by Indian tax officials. According to some media reports,...

BBC, 02:00 in Business
 

Vodafone shares jump as US partner Verizon eyes wireless stake

Vodafone shares jumped as the chief executive of US partner Verizon fired the opening salvo in what industry sources said could develop into a full-blown bid to buy out their joint venture. Verizon Communications boss Lowell McAdam reignited talk of a...

 
'I really like my bum': Dancing On Ice star Beth Tweddle shows off her gymnast figure in sexy photoshoot

'I really like my bum': Dancing On Ice star Beth Tweddle shows off her gymnast figure in sexy photoshoot

After years in a leotard, you'd think Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle would be used to dealing with tight costumes.However, the bronze medalist admits her first fear when she joined Dancing On Ice was accidentally flashing her bottom on the ice. While...

 

Why are you hiding? Kerry Washington swamps her petite frame in loose maxi for Django Unchained Berlin...

Kerry Washington has been making a fashion statement on the Django Unchained press tour, and it hasn't stopped in Berlin where the actress wore a Spring 2012 J. Mendel evening gown to the premiere.But although the bright colours flattered her golden...

 

Move over Taylor! Miley Cyrus climbs into bed with One Direction's Harry Styles (but it is only a life size...

He only just split with Country Music star Taylor Swift just days ago. But One Direction star Harry Styles has already moved on to fellow American singer, Miley Cyrus. The singer was seen getting up close and personal with the British star. But before...

 
Troubled star Amy Winehouse was killed by drink, second inquest rules

Troubled star Amy Winehouse was killed by drink, second inquest rules

A SECOND inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse has confirmed that she died from alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge. The same verdict of misadventure was recorded at a re-hearing of the inquest, after the first was heard by a coroner who...

 

Ready to go home and work: Alexandra Burke looks refreshed and happy as she soaks up sun on last day in Miami

It may have been the last day of her holiday, but Alexandra Burke was far from sad as she larked about on the beach on Tuesday.The former X Factor winner looked like she was having way too much fun to be miserable as she soaked up the sun on Miami...

 


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