News archive from 13 February 2015, page 6

Australia shares up 1.8 pct, snap 4-day losing streak

* 187 shares up, 9 down, 5 unchanged (Adds analysis, quotes, stocks on the move) By Swati Pandey and Gyles Beckford SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Australian shares snapped a four-day losing streak to jump 1.8 percent on Friday after news of a...

 

Half term holiday joy as pound soars and prices slashed

Prices have fallen by as much as half at popular destinations including Portugal, Bulgaria, Spain, Cyprus and Greece. It spells good news for families planning half-term breaks with costs crashing before children break up next week. Experts say the...

 

UK lawmakers to haul up HSBC, tax chiefs over Swiss bank allegations

HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint and HMRC Chief Executive Lin Homer are expected to appear on Feb. 25 before the Treasury Committee of lawmakers, who watch over the financial industry. The Committee said on Thursday details of the hearing had not been...

Reuters, 01:35 in Business
 

BOJ to meet as weak consumer mood tests price targeting resolve

Having eased monetary policy less than four months ago, the BOJ is set to maintain its "quantitative and qualitative easing" (QQE) stimulus that aims to hit 2 percent inflation by printing money at an annual pace of 80 trillion yen (437...

Reuters, 01:35 in Business
 

Wesley Sneijder shows Manchester United what they're missing by scoring two stunning goals in cup tie

Wesley Sneijder showed Manchester United what they're missing by scoring two stunning goals for Galatasary on Thursday night. The 30-year-old midfielder was a target for the Red Devils and Premier League rivals Southampton during the January transfer...

Daily Mail, 01:35 in Sport
 
'Strong and intelligent' - Dame N'Doye looks real deal for Hull City

'Strong and intelligent' - Dame N'Doye looks real deal for Hull City

DAME N'Doye came off to a standing ovation against Aston Villa and Hull City's new centre forward deserved every last bit of applause, writes Peter Swan. Home debuts don't come much better than the one we saw on Tuesday night. Steve Bruce made a point...

 
Hormone Therapy 'Could Increase Risk Of Cancer'

Hormone Therapy 'Could Increase Risk Of Cancer'

Undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could increase a woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer by as much as 40%, according to a new study. The research by Oxford University and published in The Lancet has been welcomed by cancer charities, who...

 

Swan Lake: Dancers walk on water

If The Nutcracker is the world's most popular ballet, Swan Lake is the most famous. Tchaikovsky's greatest ballet score and battalions of ballerinas in white tutus are what most people think of when they think of ballet. It's taken some time to get...

 

The top movies we want as video games on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC

We've come up with the three films that we'd love to see be made into top class titles in the near future. 1. Dawn of the Plant of the Apes Surely a no-brainer for survival buffs, the new Ape escapade could make from an incredible franchise on both...

 

Tiger Woods needs to stop over-thinking his swing and get back to basics... a break will do him good, says...

Paul Azinger has called on Tiger Woods to take his game back to basics after the former world number one announced he was taking an indefinite break from golf. The 14-time major champion withdrew midway through his first round at last week's Farmers...

Daily Mail, 01:45 in Sport
 

Phil Taylor responds after opening defeat as Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen also claim Betway Premier...

Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and James Wade all scored ton-averages as they secured victories in the Betway Premier League on Thursday night. There was also a thrilling win for Dave Chisnall as he edged out reigning champion Raymond...

Daily Mail, 01:45 in Sport
 

Labour says would extend bank bonus clawback to 10 years

Setting out his party's plans to reform the banking sector, Labour finance spokesman Ed Balls said that was "too weak". "We need major reforms and long-term cultural change to restore trust and ensure our banks start working for...

Reuters, 01:48 in Business
 

Apple $1 trillion stock market value could be years away

With Apple's stock market value ballooning this week beyond $700 billion, larger than Switzerland's gross domestic product, activist investor Icahn said the technology company's shares should be trading at $216 apiece, equivalent to a market...

 

HP moves annual meeting online-only as CEO face time fades

The Silicon Valley technology giant announced in a Feb. 2 securities filing that its March 18 shareholder meeting will be online only, a move that follows in the footsteps of dozens of other companies including Sprint Corp and Martha Stewart Living...

 

Garlands raided after class A drugs 'dealt openly' in club

Police have dramatically stormed Garlands nightclub on Eberle street after a covert investigation revealed class A drugs were being openly dealt in the popular city centre. More than 140 officers descended on the popular club around midnight after...

 


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