The move follows on from the 2010 agreement to enhance defence co-operation including sharing aircraft carriers, joint expeditionary forces and training
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Friday 07 November 2008
Anyone who pines for a more innocent age of air travel will relish these memories of Rolls-Royce engines and "India by Imperial Airways". 100 Years of Advertising in British Aviation, by Colin Cruddas (The History Press, £30) is not an in-flight meal but a proper feast of quirky adverts – from a Mr Neale requiring donations totalling £45,000 to build his Advanced Dirigible in 1910 to a 1953 poster advertising Australia and Qantas, with a swimsuit-clad lovely who would be just as at home in a modern TV campaign.
Friday 08 February 2008
Sir John Rose, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, has warned that more UK workers would lose their jobs at the jet-engine maker as it shifts its industrial base to lower-cost, dollar-denominated markets.
Thursday 07 February 2008
Rolls-Royce posted a 13 per cent improvement in underlying profits for 2007 today, despite the "continuing challenges" of a weak US dollar and rising costs.
Sunday 03 February 2008
Rolls-Royce, one of the world's leading aerospace engineers, is looking at how to commercialise its new revolutionary "fuel cell business", which analysts say is worth at least £200m.
Sunday 20 January 2008
Let's have no illusions about why Gorden Brown is so desperate to pull off a private sale of Northern Rock: this is pure politics. The bank employs 6,400 people in the North-east where Labour has 28 MPs, one of the party's strongest areas of support. Northern Rock has its roots in two mutual societies going back to 1850 and, as one shareholder said at last week's extraordinary meeting, was built on "steel and coal". Staff and small investors control 12 per cent of its shares, while the Northern Rock Foundation has given £190m to local charities over the past decade.
Saturday 12 January 2008
Rolls-Royce is set to axe around 2,300 white-collar jobs as part of a major cost-cutting drive that will help alleviate the effects of the weak dollar and higher raw material costs.
Saturday 06 January 2007
The Gold Coast Titans say they have sorted out the visa problems that have delayed the arrival of Brian Carney.
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Tuesday 19 August 2003
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