News archive from 27 November 2015, page 2

Consumer confidence slips to six-month low, service sector growth slows

Consumer confidence slips to six-month low, service sector growth slows

British consumer morale has slipped to its lowest level in six months and growth among services companies cooled, according to two surveys that suggested to a further moderation of economic growth. Market research firm GfK said its monthly consumer...

Reuters, 00:26 in Business
 
ICBC Standard Bank embarks on first UK plea deal

ICBC Standard Bank embarks on first UK plea deal

Chinese and African lender ICBC Standard Bank Plc is the first company in Britain to embark on a new form of plea deal to avoid prosecution on fraud, bribery or corruption allegations, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecutor said on Thursday. The...

Reuters, 00:26 in Business
 
German court says ISPs may have to block music-sharing sites

German court says ISPs may have to block music-sharing sites

Germany's highest court said Internet service providers could be made responsible for blocking websites offering illegal music downloads, but only if copyright holders showed they had first made reasonable attempts to thwart such piracy by other...

 

Texas shuts dating services it says operated illegally

Texas halted dating service Lone Star Introductions and others from operating in the state because it said the firms had harassed and threatened clients, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday. A state district court issued an injunction on...

 
BREAKING: Doncaster Children's Services Trust rated 'inadequate' by Ofsted

BREAKING: Doncaster Children's Services Trust rated 'inadequate' by Ofsted

An independent children's services trust set up after "historic failures' led to Doncaster council being stripped of the role has today been rated as 'inadequate' by Ofsted. In the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust’s first inspection since its...

 

Arsenal ready to fight Tottenham for Breel Embolo transfer - report

Arsenal ready to fight Tottenham for Breel Embolo transfer - report gossip Will Giles for Metro.co.uk Arsenal are interested in signing Basel striker and Tottenham transfer target Breel Embolo, according to reports. Embolo, 18, is rated as one of the...

Metro, 00:30 in Sport
 
Manu Tuilagi should do the right thing and sign that new deal offered by Leicester

Manu Tuilagi should do the right thing and sign that new deal offered by Leicester

Here is some unsolicited advice for Manu Tuilagi – provided free of charge. Sign the contract that has been presented to you by Leicester, on Friday if possible. The Tigers centre is reportedly being targeted by several other clubs, with offers...

Daily Mail, 00:31 in Sport
 
Black Friday Blues and Benefits

Black Friday Blues and Benefits

Image copyright Getty Images This Friday is expected to be the UK's first ever billion pound shopping day. Black Friday is fast becoming a day we love - and a day we hate. And we will all watch, with a kind of delighted outrage, dramatic footage of...

BBC, 00:31 in Business
 
Fernando Alonso is a bigger challenge to race against than former team-mate Lewis Hamilton, claims Jenson Button

Fernando Alonso is a bigger challenge to race against than former team-mate Lewis Hamilton, claims Jenson...

Jenson Button reckons Fernando Alonso is proving to be a tougher team-mate than Lewis Hamilton was in their time together at McLaren. 'In a race? (Alonso is) a bigger challenge, a more consistent challenge. He's always there,' Button said. 'On some...

Daily Mail, 00:31 in Sport
 
Online chatting at work gets the thumbs up from bosses

Online chatting at work gets the thumbs up from bosses

Image copyright Thinkstock Fancy being Facebook friends with your boss? Or being allowed to Snapchat your colleagues during office hours? Well, this kind of office-based social networking is growing in popularity as a way of escaping the tyranny of...

BBC, 00:31 in Business
 
Zambian businesses pummelled by power cuts

Zambian businesses pummelled by power cuts

Image copyright James Jeffrey During an afternoon power cut in the Lusaka township of Bauleni, 52-year-old Stanford Mwanza does what work he can in his carpentry workshop by varnishing a wardrobe. Among Bauleni's 15,000 residents little stirs on...

BBC, 00:31 in Business
 
Lewis Hamilton has to cut out the partying, warns McLaren chairman Ron Dennis

Lewis Hamilton has to cut out the partying, warns McLaren chairman Ron Dennis

McLaren chairman Ron Dennis, who funded Lewis Hamilton’s rise from obscurity to stardom, has said he does not approve of the world champion’s party lifestyle. Hamilton, now at Mercedes, admits he has discovered drink in recent months, even blaming a...

Daily Mail, 00:31 in Sport
 
Hull City's Tom Huddlestone: I'm forever indebted to Derby County

Hull City's Tom Huddlestone: I'm forever indebted to Derby County

HULL City midfielder Tom Huddlestone will always be indebted to tonight's opponents Derby County. They were the club that handed him a professional debut in 2003 and the club that provided a stage to earn his big move to the Premier League with...

 
British judge delays trial of RBS shareholder lawsuit to 2017

British judge delays trial of RBS shareholder lawsuit to 2017

A High Court judge on Thursday delayed the trial in a drawn-out battle between Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) and shareholders, criticising the lender and its legal advisers for being "unfocused" and swamped by 25 million documents....

Reuters, 00:34 in Business
 
Transfer News: Chelsea’s £40m double Prem raid, Arsenal exit confirmed, £50 Man Utd blow

Transfer News: Chelsea’s £40m double Prem raid, Arsenal exit confirmed, £50 Man Utd blow

Chelsea will reportedly launch an ambitious £40m double raid on their Premier League rivals in January. According to The Mirror, Jose Mourinho and co are readying bids for Jamie Vardy and Moussa Dembele as they look to turn around their disastrous...

Daily Star, 00:36 in Sport
 


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