Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Ashdown Group: IT Support Technician - 12 Month Fixed Term - Shrewsbury

£17000 - £20000 per annum: Ashdown Group: IT Helpdesk Support Technician - 12 ...

The Jenrick Group: Maintenance Planner

£28000 - £32000 per annum + pension + holidays: The Jenrick Group: Maintenance...

The Jenrick Group: World Wide PLC Service Engineer

£30000 - £38000 per annum + pesion + holidays: The Jenrick Group: World Wide S...

The Jenrick Group: Project Manager

£35000 per annum + Pension+Bupa: The Jenrick Group: We are recruiting for an e...

The Business Matrix: Friday 20 June 2014

Under-fire Sony chief keeps job

Sony’s chief, Kazuo Hirai, has clung on to his job after a hostile annual meeting in Tokyo, despite predicting the electronics giant’s sixth loss in seven years. Sony has done well with its PlayStation 4 console and games, and its film production arm has performed well, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 grossing $700m globally.

Fair winds inflate earnings at Infinis

Windy weather helped Infinis Energy, the renewable power group backed by Guy Hands’s private equity firm Terra Firma, to increase its underlying earnings (Ebitda) by 18 per cent as revenues rose 7 per cent. The FTSE 250 company, which floated in November, also reported strong results at its landfill-gas business.

Daily ‘silver fix’ loses its lustre

The London Bullion Market Association is to hold a seminar for market players today at which eight companies will present proposals to replace the daily silver “fix”, once the century-old global benchmark ceases in August. The World Gold Council is also planning a forum to discuss modernising the gold fix next month.

Ofcom rejects TalkTalk claims

Ofcom has rejected a complaint from BT’s rival TalkTalk that its superfast broadband was being sold in a way that abused its market dominance. The telecoms regulator was asked to investigate whether the gap between BT’s wholesale and retail pricing of superfast broadband was too narrow, making it difficult for rivals.

Charles Stanley profits slump 33%

Charles Stanley posted a 33 per cent fall in annual profits to £6.1m. The stockbroker, which bought Evercore Pan Asset Capital Management and rolled out its online business, Charles Stanley Direct over the past 12 months, said its revenues had declined by 17 per cent.

Credit Suisse and UBS ‘must improve’

The Swiss central bank has told UBS and Credit Suisse they have work to do on improving their capital strengths. The banks have made sizeable progress recently on strengthening their financial position, but the Swiss National Bank said there was still a risk.

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'