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Saturday 23 April 2011
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Northern Rock is going back into the securitisation market for up to £370m of funding three years after its reliance on packaging mortgages as bonds drove it into state ownership.
Saturday 12 March 2011
The luxury group Mulberry has raised profit forecasts for the third time in four months as the well heeled, both in the UK and overseas, snapped up its leather goods.
Monday 07 March 2011
The John Lewis Partnership will launch its first ever retail bond this morning to raise £50m. The five-year bond will have a fixed annual return rate of 4.5 per cent, plus another 2 per cent paid in gift vouchers.
Friday 18 February 2011
Virgin Media's chief executive Neil Berkett hailed a "year of great achievement" as it recorded its highest ever annual revenues and bust through the £1bn mark in one quarter for the first time.
Friday 11 February 2011
If President Hosni Mubarak finally does go it would represent the beginning of the end for the authoritarian era in the Arab world. If he is eventually ousted it will be as important, if not more so, than the Egyptian Revolution and the overthrow of the monarchy in 1952. And it will preface one of the most critical periods of modern Egypt and the Arab world; one full of risks and possibilities. But that time was not last night.
Thursday 20 January 2011
Friday 29 October 2010
Thursday 28 October 2010
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows can spin small worlds out of very little – in his duets with composer Matteo Fargion, he's made intricate and appealing dances out of a few gestures and patter syllables. For this new show, presented as part of Dance Umbrella, he works on similar lines with performer Chrysa Parkinson. Their new work Dogheart rambles more than those earlier duets, with some of the charm but much less focus.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Cyber warfare is a growing threat to Britain, the latest government review of the security services suggested yesterday. After a decade in which the primary security concern has been with the so-called "war on terror" this shift of emphasis is to be welcomed. No one should doubt the gravity of the threat from individual terrorists, but greater potential danger comes from lower-grade but far more quotidian threats. There are more than 1,000 malicious cyber attacks on British state networks every month, the head of the monitoring service at GCHQ revealed recently. They use the same technology that ordinary citizens use to go about their daily business. Nations are using cyber techniques to bring diplomatic or economic pressure to bear on one another. Small scale but significant cyber attacks happen every day.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
In currency wars, as in real wars, non-combatants sometimes get caught in the crossfire. And so it may be for Europe and the UK after an increasingly noisy series of skirmishes between the US and China. This is not yet a war and it is profoundly in the self-interest of both the world's largest and second largest economies that the present hostilities should not develop into that. But countries make mistakes, sometimes with grave consequences. Come to how we are affected in a moment; first, what is happening?
Friday 08 October 2010
The luxury brand Mulberry revealed that its underlying sales had rocketed by nearly 80 per cent since the summer, as well-heeled shoppers snapped up its celebrity-endorsed handbags.
Friday 17 September 2010
Europe's new supervisory bodies should not get involved in day-to-day supervision of financial markets, the Financial Services Authority warned yesterday.
Monday 06 September 2010
The prefix 'i' is now ubiquitous. Whether you are listening to your iPod, watching something on the iPlayer, or searching iGoogle, the 'i' is difficult to avoid.
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