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 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: The myth of Hamas’s human shields
- 5 Dutch paedophile club to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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