A WEEK IN BUSINESS
Sunday 10 September 1995
The bidding frenzy for electricity firms continued last week, driving Norweb up 122p to 1,008p on a bid from North West Water. The 1,022p cash and shares bid was rejected by Norweb's management.
Eurodollar, the car rental company, skidded down 54p to close the week at 148p after it issued a profits warning.
Greasy pole (up)
Rover got a new boss with the appointment of Wolfgang Reitzle as its new chairman. Mr Reitzle was head of research and development at BMW, Rover's owner. He replaces BMW chief executive Bernd Pischetsrieder on the UK motor company's board.
Greasy pole (down)
National Express lost a second former executive of West Midlands Travel when Brian Kerslake stepped down from his post in charge of acquisitions. The chairman, Don Colston, resigned due to ill health last month.
Nice little earner
Sam Chisholm, chief executive of the satellite broadcaster BSkyB, was paid pounds 4.7m last year, it was revealed in company documents.
Labour accused the Government of privatising the Port of Tilbury too cheaply three years ago after it was sold for four times as much.
A plan by Sharelink and Electronic Share Information to let Internet users deal in London shares was disconnected by the Stock Exchange before its launch.
"I love to do deals. I walk around on a plane to see if there's anyone that I can do business with," - Lew Grade, 88, in Business Age.
Action groups representing Lloyd's Names demanded the insurance market raise its compensation offer from pounds 2.8bn to pounds 3.5bn if it wants to avoid litigation.
Glaxo Wellcome made 1,700 redundant in the UK. Eastern Electricity announced 400 job cuts, GEC 415 at the Yarrow shipyard and British Steel 520 at Wednesfield near Wolverhampton.
Fujitsu, the Japanese electronics group, announced 500 new jobs in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, as a result of an pounds 816m expansion of its semi- conductor plant there.
French company Read has begun production of easy-open ring tabs for oyster cans and expects to sell 50 million in its home market this winter.
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 3 Alton Towers Air breaks down: 80 people stuck on broken down Monorail during heatwave
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity
Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
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