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.
- 2 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 3 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 UK weather: Britain braced for snow to replace sun as arctic air mass moves in
Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
Russian hack of President Obama's emails worse than previously admitted
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
UK weather: Britain braced for snow to replace sun as arctic air mass moves in
Nepal earthquake: US Pastor Tony Miano sparks outcry by suggesting Nepalis should convert and not rebuild their 'pagan shrines'
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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