News archive from 9 January 2013, page 15

Record-breaking Mercedes on a roll in U.S.

Record-breaking Mercedes "on a roll" in U.S.

A rejuvenated model range led by the next-generation S-Class flagship sedan and the new CLA compact four-door coupe, both of which debut around September, should lift volumes to an all time high in 2013, according to a Mercedes executive. "This...

Reuters, 02:42 in Business
 
U.S. debt ceiling no place for stand on spending - Nasdaq's Greifeld

U.S. debt ceiling no place for stand on spending - Nasdaq's Greifeld

The debt ceiling, which could be hit as early as mid-February, has been dragged into a high-stakes fiscal battle snarling Washington, with Republicans refusing to raise it unless Democrats agree to deep spending cuts to tame the ballooning national...

Reuters, 02:42 in Business
 
PARK HELPS PHEASANT BREEDING SCHEME

PARK HELPS PHEASANT BREEDING SCHEME

The nine tragopans come from six collections within the UK and have all been donated by their breeders to the project. They will start their journey to India on Wednesday from the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie, which has provided special...

 

Superfoods can make cancer MORE likely, says pioneer of DNA study

Fashionable anti-cancer superfoods and supplements do not prevent the disease and may even cause it, according to a scientist who helped discover the structure of DNA. James Watson said the cure for many cancers will remain elusive unless scientists...

Daily Mail, 02:57 in Health
 
First NHS trust to go into administration 'should be broken up with debts written off'

First NHS trust to go into administration 'should be broken up with debts written off'

A debt-ridden NHS trust which was on the brink of bankruptcy should be dissolved, an official consultation has concluded. South London Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs three hospitals in the capital, was the first ever to be placed in administration...

Daily Mail, 02:57 in Health
 
'I have been given more than 30 different tax codes': Readers tell of poor treatment by the taxman, TalkTalk and Santander

'I have been given more than 30 different tax codes': Readers tell of poor treatment by the taxman,...

Thousands voted in our Wooden Spoon award. You told of shambolic, and often threatening, treatment by hopeless staff. Here, we shame the worst offenders. THE WINNER: HMRC "I've was sent 64 letters in just one year' David Stalker, from Kilmarnock,...

 
Yum says China chicken suppliers dropped before probe announced

Yum says China chicken suppliers dropped before probe announced

Yum, which gets more than half of its overall revenue and operating profit from China, on Monday warned that bad publicity from a Chinese government food safety review of chicken suppliers hit its sales in China harder than expected in the latest...

 
MEXICO DOG KILLINGS OPEN DEBATE

MEXICO DOG KILLINGS OPEN DEBATE

Authorities have captured 25 dogs near the scene of the attacks in the capital's Iztapalapa district, but rather than calm residents, photos of the forlorn dogs brought a wave of sympathy for the animals, doubts about their involvement in the killings...

 

Union flag violence a threat to businesses and jobs, CBI warns

Potential investors in Northern Ireland have walked away because of the street violence, business chiefs have warned. As First Minister Peter Robinson confirmed a new initiative to try to end the disorder by loyalists in Belfast, the Confederation of...

 

David Cameron loses second minister in two days as Lord Marland steps down

DAVID Cameron yesterday lost his second minister in as many days, as Lord Marland stepped down as minister for trade. Lord Marland’s resignation came just a day after Lord Strathclyde announced he would depart from his position as leader of the House...

Scotsman, 03:33 in Politics
 
New Hebburn homes get the go-ahead

New Hebburn homes get the go-ahead

THE first major housing estate to be built in Hebburn since the 1950s has been given the go-ahead. Almost 500 new homes are to be created on two sites either side of Monkton Lane and Lukes Lane – known locally as Monkton Fell. Yesterday, members of...

 

STOCKS NEWS SINGAPORE-OCBC raises Midas target price

OCBC expects China's railway investments to form a large part of the country's overall infrastructure spending, and cited Xinhua news agency as saying about 600-650 billion yuan of railway investments will be made this year. "We believe that...

 
UK 'complacent' over cyber attack threat, MPs warn

UK 'complacent' over cyber attack threat, MPs warn

The UK is at risk of an attack in cyberspace because of government "complacency", MPs have warned. The Defence Select Committee said the threat that cyber attackers posed could "evolve at almost unimaginable speed", and called for...

 
Exclusive - BOJ may ease again, double inflation target: sources

Exclusive - BOJ may ease again, double inflation target: sources

Any easing will likely take the form of another increase in the BOJ's 101 trillion yen (747.6 billion pounds) asset buying and lending programme, mostly for purchases of government bonds and treasury discount bills, sources familiar with its thinking...

Reuters, 03:47 in Business
 

Scottish independence: Separation ‘unlikely to benefit the remainder’

SCOTTISH independence is unlikely to benefit a shrunken UK and could even represent a net economic cost, according to a former Treasury economist. Independence could shrink the UK economy by more than 10 per cent, damage UK exports, scare off...

Scotsman, 03:49 in Politics
 


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