News archive from 12 March 2014, page 4

Kate Winslet set to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Kate Winslet set to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The unveiling of her name on the famous Hollywood Boulevard takes place on Monday with Titanic director James Cameron and Kate's co-star in the epic film Kathy Bates presenting her with the award. “We are so happy Kate will be here receiving her...

 

Top Citigroup executives take lead on Banamex probe - WSJ

Leach, the bank's head of franchise risk and strategy, is leading the internal investigation, while Medina-Mora, the bank's co-president and chairman of Mexico, is spending most of his time on the probe, the paper said. (r.reuters.com/tyn57v) Both...

Reuters, 00:56 in Business
 
Isas for kids: Now young people can get in on tax-free savings too

Isas for kids: Now young people can get in on tax-free savings too

Friends and family can save up to £3,720 into a Junior Isa this financial year and get exactly the same tax benefits. When the child turns 18 all the money can be transferred into an adult Isa. It is a great way to save for your children or...

 
ISA deadline is looming: Act now to protect savings from the taxman

ISA deadline is looming: Act now to protect savings from the taxman

This year's Isa (individual savings account) allowance, which lets you shield your money from income tax and capital gains tax, expires at midnight on April 5. If you haven't used it by then, you will have lost this year's allowance for good. Your Isa...

 
Rip-off alert over add-on insurance

Rip-off alert over add-on insurance

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday said customers were collectively paying as much as £200 million a year over the odds for “add-on” cover. This includes travel insurance and policies that are sold by mobile phone retailers to protect...

 
Sports Direct founder set to scoop £67m

Sports Direct founder set to scoop £67m

The FTSE 100 group has boomed in the downturn thanks to its budget-price offerings and employee share schemes. It will tell shareholders at a meeting on April 4 that Ashley should receive 8 million shares in 2018 if targets are met, worth £67million...

 
High-street banks face competition watchdog critic amid raw deal concerns

High-street banks face competition watchdog critic amid raw deal concerns

The Competition and Markets Authority, which will next month replace the Competition Commission to become Britain's lead competition and consumer body, will decide on whether to launch an investigation after picking up on analysis by the Office of...

 
London property boom sparks Foxtons payout

London property boom sparks Foxtons payout

Foxtons, which floated last September, said it would pay out a £15.4million final dividend after it posted £38.9million pre-tax profits in the year to December 31, up from £24.9million last time. Revenues rose 16 per cent to £139.2million. Shares rose...

 
Sheilas' Wheels boosts Esure's profits

Sheilas' Wheels boosts Esure's profits

Profits of £118.4million last year were up 2.5 per cent with policies up 9.9 per cent to 1.93 million. Premiums rose 4 per cent to £535.8million, down on 6 per cent growth in the first-half, as the motor insurance market slashed prices in response to...

 
Same old story for Arsenal as they crash out of Champions League

Same old story for Arsenal as they crash out of Champions League

The Gunners needed to win by two goals to stay in the competition, but they responded quickly to falling behind to Bastian Schweinsteiger's goal with an equaliser from ex-Bayern star Lukas Podolski. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianksi denied the holders a...

 
Joy of six for Quevega

Joy of six for Quevega

The mare that he almost sent packing when she first arrived in the yard from France accelerated through the field from the second-last hurdle and passed her stablemate Glens Melody with 50 yards to go to win by three parts of a length. “It was...

 
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hit with stadium ban after infamous headbutt madness

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hit with stadium ban after infamous headbutt madness

Newcastle manager Pardew was given seven-match suspension which will see him barred from stadia for three games, and from the touchline for the subsequent four. It is stiffest punishment imposed on a Premier League manager. Pardew has also been fined...

 
Bayern Munich 1 - Arsenal 1: Gunners’ dreams cut short yet again

Bayern Munich 1 - Arsenal 1: Gunners’ dreams cut short yet again

Arsene Wenger's team saved face in Munich last night, but never really looked like overturning the 2-0 deficit they brought with them from the first leg of this last 16 Champions League tie. Bastian Schweinsteiger fired Bayern ahead last night in the...

 
Atletico Madrid 4 - AC Milan 1: Costa reigns in Spain

Atletico Madrid 4 - AC Milan 1: Costa reigns in Spain

Brazil-born Costa added to his goal in the first leg with a brace at the Vicente Calderon last night to book Atletico's place in the quarter-finals. Costa, who made his Spain debut last week, diverted the ball past Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati...

 
Barnsley 0 - Leicester 3: Vardy keeps Foxes in hunt

Barnsley 0 - Leicester 3: Vardy keeps Foxes in hunt

The Sheffield-born striker, who once plied his trade at non-League Stocksbridge Park Steels just down the road from Oakwell, scored the first and third goals and laid on the second as Leicester dominated. Barnsley moved off the bottom of the table...

 


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