News archive from 20 February 2012, page 22

Britons' financial fears ease as inflation dips

Britons' financial fears ease as inflation dips

The improvement in the Markit Household Finance Index survey adds to evidence that consumers are slowly regaining confidence, supporting the Bank of England's view that consumption will start growing again this year. Mortgage lending rose and house...

Reuters, 20:06 in Business


A WHITNEY HOUSTON tribute is being added to the 2012 Brit Awards, alongside a planned remembrance for AMY WINEHOUSE. Organisers are working around the clock to finalise segments paying homage to the singing icons, who both passed away in the last...


Violence hits Yemen on eve of presidential vote

A spate of violence in south and east Yemen underlined the challenges Saleh's successor will face in seeking to prevent Yemen from becoming a failed state and draft a new constitution that would underpin multi-party elections in two years' time....


Rebels release peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur

The joint U.N./African Union UNAMID peacekeeping force has been repeatedly caught in the crossfire during almost 10 years of fighting between government troops and insurgents in Sudan's remote west. Rebels from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)...


Stressed out at work? A loving partner at home will help banish the office blues, says study

'When stress enters any relationship, it has the potential to either bind people together or break them apart. Successful couples almost always kept a steady supply of support resources on reserve' - Professor Wayne Hochwarter The study...


Brotherhood says Egypt govt failing, wants coalition

The Freedom and Justice Party, the Brotherhood's political wing and the biggest group in the newly elected parliament, also stated its opposition to the government's request for a new World Bank loan. "Egypt is suffering from escalating economic...


Libyans cheer return of international matches

CSKA Sofia, the 31-times Bulgarian champions, were the first foreign team to play in Libya after the uprising against Gaddafi's rule erupted on February 17 last year. Although the "Benina Martyrs" stadium in the eastern city of Benghazi was...

Rangers chief Craig Whyte resigns from director posts

Rangers chief Craig Whyte resigns from director posts

Rangers chairman Craig Whyte has resigned from three director posts in other companies so he can focus on the club's future. Last week Mr Whyte stood down as board secretary of Bournemouth-based firm Pritchard Stockbrokers. BBC Scotland understands...

BBC, 21:15 in Business

Halal slaughter becomes political issue in France

The France 2 documentary last week said all of the abattoirs in the greater Paris region were producing only halal-style meat, selling some without labelling it as such to avoid the cost of running separate lines for halal and non-halal customers....


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