News archive from 30 January 2013, page 4

Michael Fry: Sound economic advice from James Buchanan

Michael Fry: Sound economic advice from James Buchanan

Alex Salmond would do well to heed the warnings of Nobel prizewinner James Buchanan on public spending and the subsidy industry, writes Michael Fry Alex Salmond likes to hobnob with Nobel prizewinners in economics, and has a couple of them as members...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Comment: Historians will set store by our digital harvest

Comment: Historians will set store by our digital harvest

The average life of a webpage is around six to ten weeks. After that, the information it contains can be lost forever. This year all that may change. Landmark regulations are expected to be approved by the UK parliament that will save the content of...

 
ASTON VILLA IN TROUBLE AFTER NEWCASTLE DEFEAT

ASTON VILLA IN TROUBLE AFTER NEWCASTLE DEFEAT

Papiss Cisse and Yohan Cabaye gave Alan Pardew's side a 2-0 lead, before Christian Benteke gave Villa manager Paul Lambert hope when he reduced the deficit from the penalty spot. Newcastle have spent £20million in this transfer window, but Villa owner...

 
MARIO BALOTELLI, IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU

MARIO BALOTELLI, IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU

But it is not difficult to work out why not-so-super Mario couldn't convince Roberto Mancini that he could. The famous T-shirt said it all. Balotelli scored for City at Old Trafford and pulled up his top to reveal a T-shirt with the words: “Why always...

 
QPR 0 - MANCHESTER CITY 0: REDKNAPP MAKES HIS POINT AS CITY ARE KEPT ON LOCKDOWN

QPR 0 - MANCHESTER CITY 0: REDKNAPP MAKES HIS POINT AS CITY ARE KEPT ON LOCKDOWN

If Manchester City's display at QPR last night was anything to go by, the Premier League trophy will surely be making the short trip to Manchester United from the Etihad at the end of the season. There will be talk of twists and turns but United are...

 
Tesco’s revival turns the screw on ‘big four’ supermarket rivals

Tesco’s revival turns the screw on ‘big four’ supermarket rivals

A resurgent Tesco piled the pressure on its "big four" rivals Tuesday after industry figures showed Britain's biggest supermarket operator matched the grocery market's growth for the first time in 18 months. Tesco, which also held on to its...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 

Aberdeen’s Enovate Systems sold to Norwegian client

Scottish energy services firm Enovate Systems has been snapped up by a larger Norwegian rival. Aker Solutions said it is buying a majority stake in Aberdeen-
based Enovate, which specialises in undersea oil well technology. Enovate will continue to...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 

Henderson ups share in Bayfield

Institutional giant Henderson Global Investors took advantage of Bayfield Energy's £56 million share issue to raise its stake in the company to more than 10 per cent. AIM-listed Bayfield raised the funds ahead of its reverse takeover by Trinity...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 

Energy sector powers HBJ profits

PROFITS at law firm HBJ Gateley surged by 14 per cent after the practice cashed in on the growth in the renewable energy sector. The firm – which was created in 2005 when Edinburgh-based Henderson Boyd Jackson completed the first cross-Border merger...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 

Wood will run US power plant

WOOD Group's gas turbine division yesterday won a major contract to run a power station near Phoenix, in Arizona. The Aberdeen-based firm will operate and maintain the Gila River power plant – which has eight gas turbines that can produce 2.2GW of...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 

Business news in brief: ReNeuron | GA Engineering | Ford

Life sciences firm ReNeuron said yesterday that clinical trials of its stem cell treatment for stroke patients at Glasgow's Southern General Hospital is running to plan, with no adverse effects reported to date. The last two patients in a group of 12...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 

Markets: Bulls’ charge takes FTSE to new high

The bull run gathered pace yesterday as traders eager to get a hold on the rising market drove the FTSE 100 to a five-year high. The top flight shrugged off a quiet morning and some downbeat consumer data from Spain and the US to close 44.8 points...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 
Amazon shares set record after strong quarterly profit

Amazon shares set record after strong quarterly profit

The world's largest Internet retailer said that its cloud computing services, video content sales and its aggressive expansion in e-books helped increase profitability. In addition, a growing network of warehouses or fulfilment centres closer to...

Reuters, 00:26 in Business
 
WHY WE LIKE TO SEYMOUR OF JANE

WHY WE LIKE TO SEYMOUR OF JANE

But she does not believe cosmetic surgery is the way to stay looking young, saying she prefers the idea of “being able to move all my facial muscles”. And the quintessential English rose, who now lives in California, tells Good Housekeeping magazine:...

 

China January official PMI seen at 9-month high as demand rises

The 50-point line demarcates accelerating from slowing activity in PMI survey methodology. "China's economic growth this year will be mainly driven by its domestic demand, though the external environment is seen as better than last year,"...

Reuters, 00:26 in Business
 


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