What's happening this week
Sunday 07 March 1999
Buy-out specialists Candover Investments report. Chief executive Stephen Curran to gloat over acquisition of the bookies William Hill, snapped up from Nomura after the bank's abortive attempt to float the operation. Also, manufacturing output figures. Rupert Murdoch's London hitman Les Hinton to make speech on media regulation.
BAT sneakily produce annual report 24 hours before National No-Smoking day. BAT much cheered up by legal news from the UK, which will avoid American- style class-action liability for mass murder, and the company may celebrate by acquiring Nabisco's tobacco business for $6bn (pounds 3.8bn). Otherwise not much happening - only the Budget.
Take mountain of newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, e-mails, and faxes from your accountant, broker, dry-cleaner, child-minder re: "How the Budget affects YOU!" to the municipal dump. Pearson to report.
Saatchi & Saatchi annual figures. A clutch of extremely dull companies also report - not least Reed Elsevier, the cash-rich Anglo-Dutch wannabe media player currently failing to do very well in electronic publishing.
Red Nose Day. Breaking the habits of a lifetime, City folk will be encouraged to create wealth for others by behaving like absolute idiots. North Sea operator Enterprise Oil releases figures.
- 1 Oxygen-starved 'dead zones' with no marine life up to 100-miles long discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 5 Tory activist asked to step down after Labour candidate Rupa Huq is 'manhandled' while questioning Boris Johnson on the campaign trail
General Election 2015: Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind as he casts a line to the disaffected of Grimsby
The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
Oxygen-starved 'dead zones' with no marine life up to 100-miles long discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
Russian warships accused of 'chasing away' Swedish vessel to prevent Baltic States from achieving energy independence
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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