News archive from 20 February 2012, page 10

Beckham is crowned best dressed at LA awards

Beckham is crowned best dressed at LA awards

Footballer David Beckham ruled over the Hall of Game Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday after picking up two prizes, including one for best style. The Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards lets young programme viewers vote for their favourite sports...

 
Barrymore starts wine business

Barrymore starts wine business

Actress Drew Barrymore has launched her own fine wine. The Charlie's Angels star teamed up with California-based distributor Wilson Daniels to create a crisp, dry and fruity white Pinot Grigio made of grapes from northern Italy. The newly-engaged...

 
House Prices See Sharpest Rise In A Decade

House Prices See Sharpest Rise In A Decade

House prices jumped sharply in February, with the average property seeing its highest monthly rise since 2002. The 4.1% month-on-month increase took the typical asking price of a home on the market to £233,252, according to the property website...

 
Oil Prices Jump As Iran Stops UK Exports

Oil Prices Jump As Iran Stops UK Exports

Oil prices have jumped to an eight-month high following Iran's move to halt exports to the UK and France. Iran, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter, ordered a halt to its oil sales to the two countries on Sunday in retaliation against tightening EU...

 
iPads Seized In Chinese Trademark Dispute

iPads Seized In Chinese Trademark Dispute

More iPads have been seized from Chinese retailers as a David and Goliath-style trademark dispute between Apple and a smaller company escalates. Shenzhen Proview Technology claims it owns the iPad name in China and a court ruled in its favour last...

 
Mortgage lending up on a year ago, says CML

Mortgage lending up on a year ago, says CML

UK mortgage lending picked up in January compared with the same month a year earlier, lenders' figures show. However, the usual seasonal fall meant lending was down on December, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said. Gross mortgage lending stood...

BBC, 10:23 in Business
 

Miners lift FTSE to 7-month high

* BP lifted by Macondo news By Tricia Wright LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Britain's top shares rose on Monday, boosted by miners after policy easing by China, and supported by optimism over the prospects for Greece, as investors awaited confirmation of...

 

Apple's legal woes in China offer hope to rivals

Apple, the world's most valuable technology company, is fighting lawsuits brought by debt-laden Chinese electronics maker Proview Technology (Shenzhen), causing retailers and resellers in more than 10 Chinese cities to take iPads off their shelves,...

 

Fujitsu to launch mobile devices in EU market: report

The newspaper did not say when Fujitsu would launch the products in Europe's fast-growing and high-margin mobile device market, but said the company is targeting a "double-digit" market share in the next three to five years. Japanese handset...

 

Wal-Mart to take majority stake in China e-commerce firm

The move comes two weeks after Wal-Mart announced the appointment of industry veteran Greg Foran as head of its China operations, capping a series of leadership changes at the unit, which has been tainted by food scandals, including a pork mislabeling...

 
Miners lift FTSE to 7-month high

Miners lift FTSE to 7-month high

Miners advanced .FTNMX1770 after top metals consumer China cut the amount of cash banks must hold in their reserves, bolstering lending capacity as the world's second-biggest economy faces a fifth successive quarter of slowing growth. Much of the...

Reuters, 10:36 in Business
 
Bank of Ireland seen on the turn after profit fall

Bank of Ireland seen on the turn after profit fall

The only Irish bank to avoid nationalisation after an unprecedented property crash, Bank of Ireland said on Monday low interest rates would make it harder to achieve its goal for a net interest margin - the gap between what it charges for loans and...

Reuters, 10:36 in Business
 
Harvey, 4, gets shares each birthday - Parents must choose carefully to ensure their children get the best start in life

Harvey, 4, gets shares each birthday - Parents must choose carefully to ensure their children get the best...

The account is also topped up with any cash gifts that Isabella receives for her birthday or at Christmas and she will be able to access the funds when she is 18. But with family finances everywhere under increasing pressure and a growing range of...

 

Health workers: You can't keep us out forever

Angry health workers will gatecrash the NHS summit at 10 Downing Street today after arrogant Prime Minister David Cameron failed to invite key trade unions to the event. Mr Cameron will host the summit to discuss implementation of the government's...

 

Meals out a thing of past

Cash-squeezed people are finding it difficult to even put their hands in their pockets for a drink or meal after work these days in "Dodgy" David Cameron's Con-Dem Britain. The ripples from the economy as it prepares to dive into a...

 


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