Helicopter-maker AgustaWestland has been awarded two Ministry of Defence contracts worth £760 million which will secure more than 1,000 jobs in the UK.
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Sunday 14 March 2010
General Electric is to open another research centre in the developing world, following similar ventures in China and India.
Thursday 04 February 2010
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Friday 04 December 2009
When Brian Roberts, the unflashy numbers guy who heads Comcast, made his audacious $5.8bn hostile takeover bid for the mighty Disney in 2004, he was sent away with the stock market equivalent of a flea in his ear. Disney's executives laughed off the offer from the upstart cable TV and internet provider, and Comcast's own shares were trashed. But that was hardly the end of Mr Roberts' ambitions. Far from it.
Wednesday 02 December 2009
General Electric has agreed to buy the French media conglomerate Vivendi's 20 per cent stake in NBC Universal for $5.8bn (£3.5bn), paving the way for the US company to sell control of the TV and movie company to Comcast.
Friday 20 November 2009
If AOL's announcement yesterday of another 2,500 job cuts is anything to go by, the painful layoffs that have ravaged the media industry over the past year are nowhere near over.
Saturday 17 October 2009
US Outlook: If there is a corporate metaphor for our intoxication with finance over the credit boom years, than General Electric is it. What started out as a small financial services division offering credit to homeowners who wanted to buy its appliances swelled and swelled until it was generating more than half the company's profits in 2007.
Friday 18 September 2009
NBC Universal, the US movies and television giant, could be floated in a scheme under consideration at its parent company, General Electric (GE). The company is drawing up contingency plans for an initial public offering next year, if French media company Vivendi decides to sell its 20 per cent stake.
Monday 14 September 2009
Saturday 22 August 2009
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most famous stock market index in the world, has been put up for sale.
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
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