The mistake resulted in the share price of Britain’s largest bank rising more than 10 per cent
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Tuesday 29 January 2008
Sunday 10 December 2006
Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has come under attack for his views on the Holocaust from an unexpected quarter - a Palestinian activist recently freed after 18 years in an Israeli jail.
Friday 09 June 2006
Take a bus trip through Costa Rica and it will quickly become clear that every village, no matter how small, has a church, a school and a football pitch. Which is why Alexandre Guimaraes, the Ticos' coach, responded to a draw that pitted his team against the hosts in tonight's opening game of the World Cup with the words: "It is an honour."
Friday 26 May 2006
Some accuse David Cameron of a lack of substance. I hope they are feeling chastened today: this is a man whose announcement that he wants to make us happy is swiftly followed by the news that one of his favourite songs is Benny Hill's Ernie. Implementation in three days. Impressive.
Tuesday 16 May 2006
Dozens more people, mostly prisoners, were killed and the streets of Brazil's business capital gripped by fear yesterday as a crime wave of unprecedented violence swept over Sao Paulo for a third night, taking the overall death toll to more than 70.
Sunday 28 August 2005
Sunday 13 February 2005
It's not just love in the air this week. Besides the flowers and chocolates being delivered for Valentine's Day, City workers will be kept busy with a number of heavyweight corporates stepping up to post their results.
Saturday 05 February 2005
Wednesday 01 December 2004
As the US dollar continued its slide yesterday Diageo become a talking point in City dealing rooms, with traders concerned that the drinks giant will be adversely affected by the weakness of the greenback at what is a crucial time of year for the drinks company.
Friday 29 October 2004
Thursday 21 October 2004
Diageo intends to cap its dividend payouts from next year, opting instead to hand back cash to investors via share buy-backs.
Sunday 17 October 2004
Tuesday 05 October 2004
Shares in Diageo rose yesterday after the drinks giant moved to sell the bulk of its $3.5bn (£2bn) shareholding in General Mills, raising hopes that it would return the cash to shareholders.
Sunday 29 August 2004
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Britain’s five richest families worth as much as poorest 20 per cent, says Oxfam
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
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