News archive from 18 January 2012, page 12

Hong Kong stocks set for trip down Dragon's back: CLSA

In a world of economic turmoil that's scorched investors, it's tough to make predictions, but that's the forecast for Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index if one follows the principles of feng shui - the ancient Chinese art, or science, based on 'Qi', the...

 
MICHAEL BISPING: COUNT ME IN FOR TITLE SHOT

MICHAEL BISPING: COUNT ME IN FOR TITLE SHOT

MICHAEL ‘The Count’ Bisping has been thrust into a number one contenders match for the UFC World title on a weeks notice. The UFC middleweight star has been given the opportunity to fight the biggest mouth in MMA, Chael Sonnen after his opponent...

Daily Star, 11:24 in Sport
 

World Bank slashes global GDP forecasts, outlook grim

"The sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone appears to be contained," Justin Lin, the chief economist for the World Bank, told reporters in Beijing on Wednesday. "However, the risk of a global freezing-up of the markets and as well as a...

Reuters, 11:24 in Business
 
Did you lapse on your new regime? Kerry Katona looks slightly fuller in the face as she parties with Amy Childs

Did you lapse on your new regime? Kerry Katona looks slightly fuller in the face as she parties with Amy...

And they ran into Kerry's rival and former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Amy Childs, whom she appeared to have patched things up with. Posing in just a bikini last week, the mother-of-four revealed she had gained an uncomfortable amount of weight...

 
Simon Schama brands Downton 'cultural necrophilia'

Simon Schama brands Downton 'cultural necrophilia'

Historian Simon Schama has launched a scathing attack on Downton Abbey, accusing it of improbable storylines and historical inaccuracies. Criticising the show's popularity in the US, he accused it of "cultural necrophilia" and of pandering...

BBC, 11:35 in Art & Culture
 
Analysis - Iran war buys West time but raises tension

Analysis - Iran war buys West time but raises tension

When the directional bomb explodes seconds later, blasting through the sedan's door and instantly killing nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a 32-year-old father of one, the motorcycle has already vanished, accelerating into the ranks of the...

 
Direct Line and Churchill fined by FSA

Direct Line and Churchill fined by FSA

Insurance firms Direct Line and Churchill - both owned by RBS - have been fined £2.17m for tampering with customer complaint files before submitting them to the Financial Services Authority. The FSA said the "improper alterations" were...

BBC, 11:39 in Business
 
Canary Wharf diversifies with £90 million buy

Canary Wharf diversifies with £90 million buy

Purchase of the Wood Wharf site to the east of Canary Wharf -- for which ambitious development plans envisage more offices, apartments and a hotel -- marks the next phase in the company's long-term plans for its Canary Wharf estate. The site has over...

Reuters, 11:40 in Business
 
Japan to cap reactor lifespan at 60 years despite Fukushima

Japan to cap reactor lifespan at 60 years despite Fukushima

The move on Wednesday, which marks the first time Japan will set a limit on a reactor's maximum lifespan, comes while the country debates a new energy strategy that is expected to give a greater role to renewable, clean energy sources. The government...

 
Liverpool close in on Sporting Lisbon's NextGen Series starlet Teixeira

Liverpool close in on Sporting Lisbon's NextGen Series starlet Teixeira

The Sporting Lisbon youngster starlet grabbed Liverpool"s attention by scoring against them in the NextGen - a Champions League-style tournament for youth teams. Teixeira, who has just turned 19, is set to sign on at Merseyside for a deal worth...

Daily Mail, 11:42 in Sport
 
QPR TARGET £12M MAURO ZARATE

QPR TARGET £12M MAURO ZARATE

QPR have made an offer for £12m rated Inter Milan striker Mauro Zarate. Zarate joined Inter Milan from Lazio on a season loan in August but has failed to impress at the San Siro. This means that QPR His transfer rights are owned by Lazio, who loaned...

Daily Star, 11:45 in Sport
 
Why always tee? Man City star Balotelli helps Tinchy Stryder launch charity t-shirt

Why always tee? Man City star Balotelli helps Tinchy Stryder launch charity t-shirt

The mad-cap Manchester City striker has been linked with various happenings in the North-West of late. On Tuesday, he'd apparently offered to settle all fines for students at the University of Manchester's John Rylands library. And the Italian even...

Daily Mail, 11:47 in Sport
 
JAMES CONEY: Banks can easily fix this flawed 'free banking' system

JAMES CONEY: Banks can easily fix this flawed 'free banking' system

Britain's current account model is deeply flawed. It relies on the poorest, those least able to budget and the vulnerable paying for the better-off. Free banking is only really free if you can avoid ever going overdrawn, haven"t been sold...

 
Private sector pensions could be slashed by £7bn as ministers consider axing inflation 'link' for final salary payouts

Private sector pensions could be slashed by £7bn as ministers consider axing inflation 'link' for final...

There is a slim chance removing the link would give enough wiggle-room to keep flailing final salary schemes part of the British workplace. The Department for Work and Pensions confirmed that a rule change is one of the options being considered by the...

 

Bolton 2-0 Macclesfield Town

Football: Goals from Kevin Davies and Martin Petrov booked Bolton’s place in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Veteran skipper Davies pounced in the opening seconds of the third round replay to put underdogs Macclesfield Town instantly on the back foot,...

 


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