News archive from 15 February 2011, page 10

Fulham 0 Chelsea 0: Torres fails to cash in - £50m striker draws another blank for Blues

Fulham 0 Chelsea 0: Torres fails to cash in - £50m striker draws another blank for Blues

Sent clear by David Luiz just before half-time, his touch deserted him and allowed Mark Schwarzer to smother the ball. Another feeble effort was easily saved by the Fulham goalkeeper, although Chelsea thought their record signing was also punished for...

Daily Mail, 02:40 in Sport
 
Kazuo Ishiguro plans to stage Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro plans to stage Never Let Me Go

As Never Let Me Go arrives in UK cinemas, novelist Kazuo Ishiguro is already planning its transition to the stage. The writer has recently returned from Tokyo where he has been in discussions on a Japanese-language version of his Booker...

BBC, 02:47 in Art & Culture
 
Chinese inflation hits 4.9% pushed by high food prices

Chinese inflation hits 4.9% pushed by high food prices

Inflation in China has accelerated in January despite three interest rate rises in the past four months. Consumer prices rose by 4.9% in January from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said. In December, the annual figure was 4.6%....

BBC, 03:26 in Business
 

Palestinian cabinet quits in reform move by Abbas

The new cabinet will be charged with preparing for elections that have been announced for later this year, and will also be expected to boost the government's profile as it seeks international backing in its standoff with Israel. Hamas, which has sour...

 
RIM to offer PlayBook on more high-speed standards

RIM to offer PlayBook on more high-speed standards

The move to offer LTE and HSPA+ versions of its PlayBook guarantees access to the most advanced wireless data networks in the world, including all major carriers in North America. The first version of the PlayBook, with WiFi and Bluetooth but no...

 

Commercial property to rise in Asia, LatAm - RICS

This was in contrast to respondents from Greece, Spain, Ireland and Japan, where most respondents continue to foresee further rental declines, RICS said. The quarterly survey showed that overall, agents in about three-quarters of the 45 countries...

Reuters, 03:33 in Business
 
BHP offered to swap China info with U.S. - WikiLeaks

BHP offered to swap China info with U.S. - WikiLeaks

Kloppers also complained of surveillance from other firms, the newspaper said, citing another Anglo-Australian miner, Rio Tinto (RIO.AX) (RIO.L), as one of them. "Clearly frustrated, Kloppers noted that doing business in Melbourne (BHP's...

Reuters, 03:41 in Business
 

China inflation surprisingly low but risks still high

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a 5.3 percent rise in the consumer price index (CPI) following a 4.6 percent increase in the year to December. "Though the market cheered the softer-than-expected CPI, it may provide a false dawn and...

Reuters, 04:25 in Business
 

Foster's to spin off wine unit as profit disappoints

The move could elicit interest from the likes of SABMiller (SAB.L) for the $10 billion beer unit -- one of the last prizes in the globally consolidating beer market. Foster's said the split, to be completed in May, would help each business pursue its...

Reuters, 04:37 in Business
 
Microsoft CEO promises better Windows Phone

Microsoft CEO promises better Windows Phone

"We're off to a strong start. We know we have a lot of work to do," he said in a keynote address at the Mobile World Congress fair in Barcelona. "We have a lot of energy, optimism and a sense of tremendous opportunity." "We're...

 
'LADYS' NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS AS ANTEBELLUM & GAGA WIN BIG

'LADYS' NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS AS ANTEBELLUM & GAGA WIN BIG

LADY ANTEBELLUM and LADY GAGA were the toast of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (13Feb11) after picking up eight awards between them. Country trio Lady Antebellum claimed five accolades for their single and album Need You Now,...

 
Lawsuit accuses Google of stealing trade secrets

Lawsuit accuses Google of stealing trade secrets

VoiceOne was the designated carrier of phone calls initiated on Google websites under the agreement, according to the complaint. Google terminated the contract with VoiceOne in 2007, claiming that the company had violated a nondisclosure agreement by...

 
Condom finder phone app launched

Condom finder phone app launched

Health officials have released a mobile phone application to help New Yorkers find free condoms. The app is designed to locate the five nearest venues that distribute official NYC Condoms in jazzy wrappers printed with colourful subway maps or other...

 

EU banking authority wants "single rulebook" - paper

The former Bank of Italy official said the financial crisis showed the weaknesses of consensual efforts to coordinate regulation in Europe. "The 'single rulebook' is the true power. If we start having regulatory competition again, it will be...

Reuters, 05:58 in Business
 
Cost of living pushed up by VAT rise

Cost of living pushed up by VAT rise

January's VAT increase, coupled with higher food and energy costs, will have pushed the cost of living higher last month, economists say. Consumer price inflation hit 3.7% in December and is expected to be as much as 4.2% in January, according to City...

Guardian, 06:01 in Business
 


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