News archive from 27 February 2015, page 5

RBS shrinks investment bank, posts 3.5 billion-pound loss

RBS is seven years into an unprecedented corporate diet, shedding more than 1 trillion pounds ($1.54 trillion) in assets as it retreats from the acquisitions that once made it the largest bank in the world and an enormous financial burden for British...

Reuters, 02:58 in Business
 

Yamaha aims to launch two-seater car in Europe as early as 2019 -source

The person wasn't authorised to discuss the plan publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The news was first reported by the Nikkei business daily. Yamaha unveiled its Motiv concept microcar at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and said it wanted to...

Reuters, 02:58 in Business
 

Quebec judge denies woman hearing until hijab removed - CBC

"Hats and sunglasses for example, are not allowed. And I don't see why scarves on the head would be either," Marengo says in the recording. Reuters was not able to authenticate the recording. Quebec's Ministry of Justice did not immediately...

 
Angling round-up

Angling round-up

Rilmac Winter League Five teams of four battled it out in the final round of the Rilmac Winter League spread over sections at the Fertiliser Factory, Woodcocks, Odder and on the roadside. As in previous matches it was the roadside pegs that once again...

 

China drops leading tech brands for certain state purchases

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western...

 

Argentine judge says no evidence government tried to derail bombing probe

On the contrary, the evidence suggested "the government exhausted all possibilities to enable the investigation into the AMIA (Jewish community centre) attack to advance", said Judge Daniel Rafecas, who showed Reuters copies of the...

 
Australian winemaker TWE returns to profit

Australian winemaker TWE returns to profit

One of the world's biggest publicly-listed winemakers, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has returned to profit in the six months to December, citing solid sales among other factors. The Melbourne-based firm, famous for Penfolds, posted a net...

BBC, 03:49 in Business
 

Alibaba's online payment firm Ant Financial eyes 2017 IPO - state media

Ant Financial is currently valued at between $35 billion and $40 billion, the paper said. It added that the firm had selected China International Capital Corp (CICC) as its financial advisor, citing documents from private equity firm CDH Investments....

Reuters, 04:09 in Business
 
SPY IN THE CAMP: Swansea City duo's arrival has helped boost Yeovil Town's hopes of beating the drop

SPY IN THE CAMP: Swansea City duo's arrival has helped boost Yeovil Town's hopes of beating the drop

Three points adrift at the foot of League One, Yeovil Town appear destined for the drop - a year on from falling out of the Championship. Fan SHERIDAN ROBINS, though, is not giving up hope just yet. Q Yeovil haven't been out of League One's bottom...

 
New taxi rules are not 'fare'!

New taxi rules are not 'fare'!

TAXI drivers have won more time in their fight against plans to tighten age restrictions on their vehicles. Newcastle Borough Council had planned to stop re-licensing Hackney carriage saloon cars once they become eight years old. A draft policy had...

 
Parks Football: Lincoln Sunday League round-up

Parks Football: Lincoln Sunday League round-up

Kelly Read Cup Quarter-Finals There were no huge surprises in the Sills & Betteridge Lincoln Sunday League Kelly Read Cup this weekend as the competition was at the quarter final stages this weekend. However, Metheringham's margin of victory over...

 

Hong Kong woman jailed for six years for abusing Indonesian maid

The charges included inflicting grievous bodily harm and criminal intimidation against Erwiana Sulistyaningsih and an another maid, also from Indonesia. Law looked emotionless as she was led out of court. She had pleaded not guilty to the 20 charges...

 

Lesotho prepares for early vote in bid to ease political crisis

The vote is being held around two years ahead of schedule under a political deal brokered by South Africa, which surrounds the mountainous kingdom. Lesotho's prime minister, Thomas Thabane, briefly fled to South Africa in August after soldiers...

 
Business support is 'too complex for firms to access

Business support is 'too complex for firms to access

Employers face a complex web of support services which makes it hard for them to know where to look for help and wastes taxpayer money, MPs have warned. An inquiry said the Government was involved in more than 600 different schemes designed to support...

 
FSB Small Business Expo heading to ICC Birmingham

FSB Small Business Expo heading to ICC Birmingham

A business expo in Birmingham looks set to be politically-charged as the three major parties head to the city weeks before the General Election. More than 2,000 people are expected at the The Federation of Small Businesses’ Small Business Expo, along...

 


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