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Saturday 19 December 2009
The watchdog keeping an eye on your gifts
Does the Financial Services Authority have a new job, policing what mums and dads spend on their kids at Christmas? It has released a survey revealing that the average family will spend £442 this festive season, with 40 per cent saying they plan to spend less than last year.
Tuesday 03 November 2009
One in two company directors have seen their pay frozen or cut over the past 12 months, the Institute of Directors has announced, as it rejected claims by trades unions that the pain of the recession had not been shared equally by the workforce and urged public-sector wage restraint.
Friday 11 September 2009
The Bank of England kept interest rates at their historic low of 0.5 per cent yesterday, saying it expected to complete its £175bn programme of quantitative easing, extended by £50bn a few weeks ago, over the next two months.
Tuesday 01 September 2009
A company director's lack of interest in a Stringfellows dancer ended with him being floored by a "devastating" punch and left unconscious on the pavement outside, a court heard today.
Tuesday 01 September 2009
Last week's purchase, by Ireland's C&C, of Tennent's lager prompted fears in Scotland that local jobs might be at risk. Still, at least some of the brewing operations will definitely be staying put. The sale did not include Tennent's Super, the high-strength brand favoured by, how shall we put it, more discerning drinkers, so that definitely won't be moving. Rab C Nesbitt should be pleased.
Friday 21 August 2009
Saturday 20 June 2009
The angry faces of workers protesting outside Lindsey oil refinery yesterday left onlookers with a strong sense of déja vu.
Saturday 25 April 2009
A speedy U-turn from retailer Alexon
Goodness, 48 hours is a long time in the world of retail. On Wednesday, Bay Trading's parent company, Alexon, sounded confident in its latest trading statement: "New high fashion lines have been well received by customers and the fashion press and a revitalised image has been designed for Bay Trading reflecting its more fashionable proposition". So fashionable, in fact, that Alexon put the company into administration yesterday morning.
Tuesday 03 February 2009
Wen Jiabo could have been forgiven for looking forward to his grand tour of Europe, culminating in a three-day visit to Britain.
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Heavy discounting on the high street and the reduction in VAT caused the biggest fall in inflation last month since the recession of the early 1990s, official figures revealed today.
Monday 29 September 2008
Sunday 24 August 2008
Tuesday 15 July 2008
The new head of Britain's equalities watchdog has prompted a heated row over gender equality after arguing that the extension of maternity leave has sabotaged women's job prospects.
Monday 07 July 2008
Ken Livingstone, the former London mayor, has accused his successor, Boris Johnson, of failing properly to vet his deputy, Ray Lewis, because he was "desperate" to hire him quickly.
Friday 13 June 2008
How good is Luiz Felipe Scolari's English? He speaks it so rarely that it is difficult to know but one thing is for sure: it is a lot better than the Brazilian has let on. In March 2006 he shared a stage with Sir Bobby Robson at the Institute of Directors' spring lunch in London. Scolari often supplemented his income from the Portuguese football federation with speaking engagements – as a World Cup-winner he was in demand.
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