Business and City in Brief
Wednesday 27 January 1993
French politicians urged the EC to stop Hoover from moving vacuum cleaner production from Dijon to Cambuslang, near Glasgow, because labour is cheaper there.
Workers yesterday occupied the plant in Dijon where 600 are to lose their jobs.
UNIT TRUST RECORD
Unit trusts ended 1992 with a record pounds 64bn under management despite a net outflow of pounds 24m in December.
Arthur Shaw shareholders trying to unseat Gordon Pearson, chairman, had an injunction against them lifted in the High Court, Birmingham, yesterday, pending a further hearing.
KIO SUIT REFUSED
A Spanish judge refused to accept a criminal suit filed by the Kuwait Investment Office's collapsed Grupo Torras that charged the holding company's former managers with fraud.
ECU LOAN RETURNS
The Government returned to borrowing in ecu notes for the first time since Black Wednesday. The ecu500m offer will be sold by tender on 2 February.
TVS TAKEN OVER
International Family Entertainment said it had acquired control of TVS Entertainment on undisclosed terms.
ONE OF THE CHAPS
Deutsche Bank applied to the Bank of England for a clearing account and for membership of the Chaps clearing system.
France transformed the Fr30bn trade deficit of 1991 into a Fr30bn surplus in 1992.
NEW YORK: A late sell-off of bonds trimmed sharp earlier gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 6.75 points to the good at 3,298.95.
TOKYO: Prices closed sharply higher on increasing expectations of an official discount rate cut. The Nikkei average closed up 205.18 points at 16,492.63.
HONG KONG: In dull post-holiday trading the Hang Seng index rose 9.34 points to 5,923.73.
SYDNEY: There was moderately active trading on the Australia Day holiday. The All Ordinaries index added 5.8 to 1,529.2.
JOHANNESBURG: Gold shares got a late boost from a rising gold price, but industrial stocks were easier. The overall index advanced five points to 3,404.
FRANKFURT: Share prices closed slightly higher in dull, narrow- range trading. The DAX index gained 6.92 points to 1,576.16.
PARIS: The CAC-40 index put on 12.65 points to 1,792.55.
MILAN: The UK rate cut lifted prices after early falls. The MIB rose three points to 1,045.
LONDON: Report, page 25.
- 1 Tidal launch: The most pretentious lines from Alicia Keys' valedictory speech
- 2 Britain First 'acting like Ukip henchmen' by invading meeting of activists in revenge for pub protest against Nigel Farage
- 3 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 4 Tidal: Jay Z's Spotify rival streaming service criticised for making wealthy artists even richer
- 5 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
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