News archive from 23 March 2011, page 17

Bwin yearly revenues up ahead of Partygaming merger

Bwin yearly revenues up ahead of Partygaming merger

Austrian online gaming firm Bwin has said revenues were up 15.2% to 514.6m euros (£446m; $723m) in 2010. The firm offers sports betting, poker and casino games, with 20 million customers in more than 25 core markets. It also said in the last...

BBC, 08:36 in Business
Budget 2011: live coverage

Budget 2011: live coverage

8.21am: George Osborne is going to deliver a "steady-as-she-goes" budget, according to sources quoted in the Guardian this morning. That's a Whitehall euphemism for "rather dull". By comparison with some of the other budgets we've...

Guardian, 08:41 in Business
Sainsbury's reveals slowdown in sales growth

Sainsbury's reveals slowdown in sales growth

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's revealed a bigger-than-expected slowdown in sales growth today as it highlighted the squeeze on consumer spending. The UK's third biggest supermarket chain said it had seen "customers manage their spending...

Guardian, 08:41 in Business

How the home of Mini Rolls and Smash was gobbled up | John Harris

Among the thousands of people who join the big anti-cuts march this Saturday will be a coach load from Wirral. Though where they live has been suffering from the public-sector axe since 2009, their cause is less about austerity than a story that...

Guardian, 08:42 in Business
FCO travel advice mapped: the world according to Britain's diplomats

FCO travel advice mapped: the world according to Britain's diplomats

The world is a scary place right now; what with the Japan disaster and the Arab and Middle East unrest. Where's safe to go to? Well, for British citizens, the safety of foreign countries is ranked by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office - the FCO....

Guardian, 08:42 in Politics

Saudi Arabia says plans to start municipal elections

"The first phase of the elections will start on Saturday, 19/5/1432," it said, a date in the Islamic calendar that is likely to fall on April 23. Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, held elections to half of the seats on...

Libya crisis: live updates

Libya crisis: live updates

8.30am: Good morning, welcome to the Guardian's live coverage of the continuing crisis in Libya. • Britain, France and the US have agreed that Nato will take over the military command of the no-fly zone over Libya. The move represents a setback for...


Chancellor Osborne is not for turning

The hoped-for £10bn or so headroom on borrowing has vanished like the winter snows and inflation looks to be a real worry. This, in the famed words of Mrs Thatcher, up against the full force of union power and recession in the 1980s, is not a time...


China PBOC's Yi urges caution on interest rate rises

Yi told a business conference in Hong Kong on Wednesday that he was confident the government would be able to keep annual average consumer price inflation to 4 percent this year. "We will see high (inflation) numbers in the first half of the year...

Reuters, 08:47 in Business

Hammerson acquires six UK retail properties

"There is scope for Hammerson to create value through the rejuvenation of the principal assets (Centrale, Monument Mall and Elliott's Field) via development and asset management initiatives," Hammerson said. The biggest retail asset is the...

Reuters, 08:47 in Business
Jack Tweed and Jackiey Budden lay flowers at Jade Goody's grave two years on

Jack Tweed and Jackiey Budden lay flowers at Jade Goody's grave two years on

Her death at her Essex home on Mother's Day came just seven months after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer while appearing on Indian reality show Bigg Boss. The Sky Living HD one-hour special entitled Jade Changed My Life features friends and...


Glasgow University protests students evicted by police

student Image 2 STUDENTS occupying a university building in a protest over cuts were evicted by police yesterday. The students took over the Hetherington Postgraduate Research Club building at Glasgow University seven weeks ago. Yesterday around 20...


Radioactive cloud from Japan nuclear plant blast is heading for Europe

tsunami Image 3 A radioactive cloud caused by the Japanese nuclear plant blasts is heading for Europe. The toxic plume sparked by the crippled Fukushima nuke complex is set to pass over France today or tomorrow after crossing the US and the Caribbean...


British troops to hand over control of Helmand capital to Afghanistan government

afghanistan Image 2 BRITISH troops will hand over control of one of Afghanistan's most dangerous cities to the home government this year. Lashkar Gah, the capital of volatile Helmand province, is one of seven areas that will pass into Afghan hands....


Revealed...the face behind the most famous poster in Britain

tennis poster Image 3 Athena tennis girl reunited with her poster after 25 years AFTER 35 years we've got to the bottom of the mystery of who is the girl in the short tennis skirt who adorned more than two million bedroom walls. The cheeky shot is set...


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