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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Wednesday 28 January 2009
Sunday 30 November 2008
The private equity backers of Biffa, the waste management group, are restructuring the group's key collection unit with a raft of middle-management redundancies and the creation of two call centres with 70 new jobs.
Monday 24 November 2008
Tuesday 11 November 2008
YouTube, the largest video-sharing website, will show full-length television shows and films from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's archives in its latest step to boost advertising revenue by adding professional programming, the company said.
Monday 06 October 2008
The principals behind DreamWorks SKG and Paramount Pictures sealed their parting of ways yesterday, allowing the DreamWorks studio to tie up with Reliance ADA Group of India to start a new film company.
Friday 03 October 2008
Stake-building and talk of a possible refinancing deal boosted Yell, the directories group, which advanced 11.8 per cent, or 9.5p, to 90p yesterday.
Thursday 02 October 2008
The giant American conglomerate General Electric is selling $3bn (£1.7bn) of preferred shares to Warren Buffett's investment group Berkshire Hathaway, with another $12bn in common shares going to the public.
Friday 26 September 2008
Optimism that the $700bn bail-out of the financial system could be close to winning agreement in Congress sent stock markets soaring and eased pressures in the credit markets yesterday, even though politicians continued to haggle over details.
Thursday 18 September 2008
The nationalisation of America's biggest insurance company, AIG, added to the considerable strain on global debt markets yesterday and left the United States government struggling to reassure traders that its $85bn (£47bn) loan would be enough to restore health to the company and to the credit derivatives market in which it is a pivotal player.
Tuesday 02 September 2008
Middle Eastlands was the name Manchester City fans had coined for their ground last night. Dreamland might have been more appropriate.
Saturday 12 July 2008
Tuesday 08 July 2008
René Harris, four times president of the tiny island nation of Nauru, was one of the South Pacific's most controversial politicians. He was a larger-than-life character: physically rotund, with a forceful personality and a ruthless reputation. Allegations of corruption pursued him for much of his political career. The country's longest-serving politician, he lost his seat only in April, after 31 years in parliament.
Friday 16 May 2008
One of America's most famous oilmen has made a dramatic $2bn bet on wind power, an alternative energy he says has the power to replace dwindling oil reserves.
Saturday 19 April 2008
Tuesday 15 April 2008
Philips cast a gloom over the consumer electronics industry as it reported a higher-than-expected fall in profits and warned of slowing growth in its mature markets.
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