News archive from 30 May 2013, page 7

UK small businesses cut use of external funding in first quarter

That was down from half in the same three months last year and was the lowest since the survey began in early 2011. Only 7 percent said they would have applied for a loan or overdraft over the last year but something had stopped them, such as the...

Reuters, 03:27 in Business
 
U.S. drone kills Pakistan Taliban No. 2 - security officials

U.S. drone kills Pakistan Taliban No. 2 - security officials

The drone strike killed seven people, Pakistani security officials said, including Taliban deputy commander Wali-ur-Rehman, in the first such attack since a May 11 general election in which the use of the unmanned aircraft was a major issue. It was...

 

Tony Abbott backs out of funding deal after Coalition resistance

Tony Abbott promised to support the funding deal in a letter to Labor just six days ago. Photograph: ALAN PORRITT/AAPIMAGE The Coalition has forced its leader Tony Abbott to back down on a written agreement he gave to Labor that his party would vote...

 
Treasury closes 900 million-pound energy firm tax loophole

Treasury closes 900 million-pound energy firm tax loophole

New legislation will stop gas and electricity distributors from making new claims for tax relief against the cost of providing new or improved supply to commercial premises in cases where the bill has already been met by the company. "It is...

Reuters, 03:46 in Business
 

Wearable technology emerging as major technology cycle -Meeker

Many of the 150 times or so per day that users interact with their phones - to look for messages, make calls, check the time, and the like - could be hands-free with wearable technology, she said. "Some people laugh at wearables..." read one...

 
Facebook ads pulled amid campaign

Facebook ads pulled amid campaign

Facebook has lost more than a dozen advertisers after a campaign drew attention to pages on the social media site that promoted violence against women. Women, Action and the Media launched the campaign last week to get Facebook to end hate speech on...

 
The Major Minor Party - review

The Major Minor Party - review

The Major Minor Party: approached with abundant energy, intelligence and commitment Photograph: Ricky Bryan/Canberra Theatre Centre They tried. They absolutely did, with abundant energy, intelligence and commitment. But I never really engaged with...

 
Terrified woman was too scared to leave lover

Terrified woman was too scared to leave lover

A WIGAN man who battered his girlfriend in a sustained attack, including breaking her arm, told police he loved her. Francis Coleman, who had previously given her a “backhander” during their nine month relationship, began the assault after she...

 
Wiganers get chance of Downton Abbey style wedding

Wiganers get chance of Downton Abbey style wedding

A DOLLOP of Downton Abbey style charm is helping a Wigan hotel cater for young couples keen to say: "I do." Emotional brides and jittery bridegrooms are steered calmly through their nuptials with their very own valet and lady in waiting. The...

 
Police in armed robbery Crimewatch appeal

Police in armed robbery Crimewatch appeal

POLICE have turned to BBC1's Crimewatch programme to appeal for information following an armed robbery at a post office in Up Holland. The programme, which will air tonight (Thursday, May 30) at 9pm, will show CCTV from the incident which took place...

 
Burma's Buddhist mobs sow fear amid widening unrest

Burma's Buddhist mobs sow fear amid widening unrest

Buddhists maraud through Lashio, where Muslim-owned businesses were attacked. Photograph: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP It was a terrifying sight: hundreds of angry, armed men on motorcycles advancing up a dusty street with no one to stop them. Shouting at...

 

Sutton On Sea woman sustains ‘minor injuries’ after hitting a telegraph pole leaving her car in a ditch on...

An 18-year-old female driver has sustained "minor injuries' after her green Vauxhall Corsa hit a telegraph pole, snapping it in half which left her car in a ditch on the A52 Skegness Road. The woman, who is from Sutton on Sea, received a scratch...

 
India's Tata Motors surges after earnings beat

India's Tata Motors surges after earnings beat

(Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)

Reuters, 05:05 in Business
 

Police 'concerned' for missing girl

Police investigating the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl are "gravely concerned" for her safety after her friend was arrested on suspicion of kidnap. Georgia Williams, from Wellington in Shropshire, was last seen on Sunday when she told...

 

Smile - and keep your customer

A smile and a friendly greeting can make consumers feel loyal towards small and independent companies, according to new research. People are willing to pay more for a product from a small and medium-sized firm (SME) rather than deal with a large,...

 


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