Global stock markets drifted Wednesday as news the Federal Reserve's vice chair will be nominated to head the US central bank gave only a slight lift to investor sentiment darkened by an IMF warning on the global economy.
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Wednesday 29 September 2010
The newspaper and media group Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) posted a 2 per cent rise in underlying revenues in the 11 months to the end of August, as both its business-to-business operations and consumer media grew, helped by a gain in market share by its flagship Daily Mail newspaper.
Thursday 09 September 2010
In the graphic accompanying today's article, ' Police to reopen phone hacking investigation as more witnesses emerge' (9 September 2010), we wrongly stated that Les Hinton had died in 2009. We are aware that he is very much alive and is the CEO of Dow Jones Company Inc. We regret our error and apologise to him.
California dreaming: Why an entrepreneur who wanted to build an LA-style Modernist pad took a leaner, greener route
Friday 06 August 2010
Nigel Mitchell had a very particular kind of dream-home in his mind. For more than a decade, this Bath entrepreneur plotted to demolish his existing house on a site overlooking Bath, and build an ultra-Modernist home on the same site. But delays, legal disputes, and surging steel prices pushed the projected construction cost to more than £1m, and he was forced to think again.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
We bow to no one here in our admiration for Mary Portas – star of BBC2's Mary Queen of Shops – and her campaign for the protection of small, independent retailers deserves the nation's thanks. Still, did she not think the launch venues for her latest venture, the Mary Portas guide to successful retailing, which is aimed at the independent sector, were just a little bit curious? After all, the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield and the new Westfield project in east London are surely exactly the kind of chain-focused retail temples that have done the British high street so much damage.
Thursday 27 May 2010
Good to see Niall Ferguson prepared to nail his colours to the mast in a Dow Jones interview, advising investors fleeing the market turmoil to invest in Swiss francs or countries such as Norway. Advice that is only slightly undermined by the historian's subsequent admission that he personally is "poor as a church mouse" and that his portfolio of real estate and debt "nets out to zero".
Saturday 08 May 2010
Outlook: We don't know all the causes yet of Thursday's bout of insanity on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but this much is clear: regulators have lost control of the equity market.
Saturday 08 May 2010
Post-election uncertainty, the continuing eurozone sovereign debt crisis and incredulity about US stock market volatility combined to send share prices plummeting again yesterday, with the FTSE 100 index falling 138 points, or 2.6 per cent.
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Wednesday 30 September 2009
Ryanair's offer melts in the mouth
Another generous offer from the cost-conscious folk at Ryanair. It normally costs £30 to take your skis on one of its flights, but the airline is advertising a special offer right now – it will transport them for free. Just one problem –the press adverts mistakenly say the deal expires on 1 September, almost a month ago, and before a single snowflake had fallen in Europe's leading ski resorts.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
The story so far (I'd forgotten everything except that there was a story). Major news organisation pays hacker to get into the phones of princes and celebrities. They then publish the rubbish they find in scoops and spreads and exclusives. The hacker goes to jail. So does the News of the World "royal editor". Many investigations later the paper concludes that their convicted royal editor was the only one involved.
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