News archive from 20 February 2012, page 6

Nobody should get rich from this night of shame

Nobody should get rich from this night of shame

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Daily Mail, 07:52 in Sport
 

Kier wins nuclear contract, to create 350 jobs

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister David Cameron last week used a summit in Paris to unveil contracts worth 500 million pounds that will see EDF, Areva AREV.PA and Rolls-Royce (RR.L) co-operate in developing new nuclear power plants...

Reuters, 07:52 in Business
 
China paper says West stirring up civil war in Syria

China paper says West stirring up civil war in Syria

Stung by the criticism, China has since sent envoys to the region to seek a diplomatic solution, including Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun, who met Assad in Damascus Saturday and backed his plans for a referendum and multi-party elections. Communist...

 
Lloyds takes back bonuses from 10 executives

Lloyds takes back bonuses from 10 executives

Lloyds Banking Group is clawing back bonuses worth £2m from 10 executives, including the former chief executive Eric Daniels, the BBC has learned. Four of those affected were board directors. Mr Daniels is expected to lose between 40% and 50% of a...

BBC, 08:01 in Business
 
Hungary government sees IMF/EU deal by April - paper

Hungary government sees IMF/EU deal by April - paper

However, it signalled on Friday that in some issues, such as the oath of office and the salary of the central bank governor, it would stand its ground, while it expected concessions from the EU regarding the retirement of judges. "The European...

Reuters, 08:07 in Business
 
Lloyds to claw back £1m-plus from executive bonuses in wake of PPI scandal

Lloyds to claw back £1m-plus from executive bonuses in wake of PPI scandal

Lloyds Banking Group is to be the first bank to strip executives of part of their bonuses since the start of the financial crisis. The bailed-out bank is to take back a total of more than £1million from its former chief executive Eric Daniels and four...

 
Romania ruling party up in polls after government change

Romania ruling party up in polls after government change

The survey, conducted by pollster CCSB between February 11 and February 14, showed the PDL would win 18 percent of votes, up from 15.8 percent in a late January poll. An opposition alliance of Social Democrats and Liberals (USL) would poll 57 percent,...

 
Parts Of England Suffering 'Crippling Drought'

Parts Of England Suffering 'Crippling Drought'

A summit is being held amid fears that parts of England are suffering a "crippling drought" with rivers and groundwater levels lower than in parched 1976. With the South East set to follow eastern England into drought, the Environment...

 

Vandals scrawl graffiti on Jerusalem Baptist church

"Officers are investigating a strong possibility of a (Jewish) nationalist motive but no one has been apprehended yet," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The graffiti also included profanity about Jesus, and the vandals slashed the tyres of...

 

China's urban migrants hold key to domestic demand

Like many of the 158 million rural migrant workers whose annual pilgrimages to city factories have fuelled China's economic ascent, Liu has seen his pay and living standards rise steadily, but he still isn't the free-spending consumer the country's...

 
Evacuation warning to Britons in Greece as country prepares to sign off yet another rescue package

Evacuation warning to Britons in Greece as country prepares to sign off yet another rescue package

Britons in Greece were warned yesterday they may have to be evacuated. It comes as eurozone ministers prepare to sign off another £108billion rescue package for the crippled economy. Foreign Secretary William Hague revealed Britons were being urged to...

 
Quarter of our smallest firms fearing collapse in the next two years

Quarter of our smallest firms fearing collapse in the next two years

Despite suffering from a cash drought, firms are shunning bank loans, with only 2 per cent planning to apply for one this year. Instead they are relying on personal savings, credit cards and support from family and friends. Last night Phil McCabe, of...

 
Cameron faces demands to suspend 'back to work' tsar after police launch fraud probe into job placement scheme

Cameron faces demands to suspend 'back to work' tsar after police launch fraud probe into job placement scheme

David Cameron is facing demands to suspend his 'back to work' tsar Emma Harrison after police launched a fraud inquiry. A senior MP will today table a parliamentary question asking if he will block the A4e company's contracts. Mrs Harrison, appointed...

 
Osborne faces triple demand for tax cuts: Tory MPs join Ed Balls in calls for action to boost growth

Osborne faces triple demand for tax cuts: Tory MPs join Ed Balls in calls for action to boost growth

The Chancellor is under growing pressure to make sizeable tax cuts in next month"s Budget after Tory MPs joined Labour and senior Lib Dems in demanding action to boost growth. George Osborne faces demands from all sides as Tory heavyweight David...

 

GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro, shares rise on Greek hopes, China easing

* European shares open 0.5 percent higher By Richard Hubbard LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Shares and the euro moved higher on Monday as investor appetite for riskier assets was boosted by expectations Greece will secure a second bailout deal and after a...

 


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