Business news in brief
Tuesday 06 May 1997
Compaq Computer Corp announced yesterday it would cut prices on a number of products, including its business desktop personal computers, by up to 23 per cent. This is the third time this year that the company has announced its intention to cut its prices, in a bid to extend its market share lead. Compaq is already the global leader in personal computer sales.
Nikko Securities Co International, a division of Japan's Nikko Securities Co Ltd, has named Timothy Cronin co-president and co-chief executive. Mr Cronin was previously PaineWebber Group's executive vice-president of global risk and had a place on the board. He will share the titles with Toshio Yokoyama, and together the pair will serve as co-president and co-chief executive officer of Nikko Americas Holding Co.
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
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
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
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