Apple's disappointing update this week sent shares in most of its suppliers tumbling, but smartphone parts maker Laird got City approval after its strategy update yesterday.
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Wednesday 09 April 2008
The privatisation of utilities proceeded from the principle that market competition would offer an improvement on state monopoly. It would help keep prices down and encourage better service – at least, this is how it was sold to consumers. For governments the expectation was that commercial companies would, by their very nature, run leaner, more efficient operations and so be able to invest more to update old infrastructure.
Wednesday 09 April 2008
Severn Trent, the Midlands water company, is to pay a record £36m fine and pledged to cut customer bills after it pleaded guilty yesterday to orchestrating one of the largest customer overcharging scandals ever perpetrated in the UK.
Tuesday 08 April 2008
Severn Trent Water was today facing a record £35.8 million fine for deliberately providing false data to industry regulator Ofwat and providing poor customer service.
Thursday 03 April 2008
Thursday 28 February 2008
Sir Nigel Rudd has told Colin Matthews, his new hand-picked chief executive of BAA, that his top priority at the embattled airport group should be to overhaul operations at Heathrow, infamous for crumbling infrastructure, delayed flights and lost bags.
Saturday 23 February 2008
The private equity giant CVC Capital Partners has walked away from a take-over bid for the waste management group Biffa, which accepted a £1.2bn offer this month. This comes as two suitors have held talks about teaming up for a counter bid.
Friday 22 February 2008
Private equity boss Guy Hands and French industrial group Suez were today being linked to a possible counter offer for waste disposal group Biffa.
Saturday 09 February 2008
A takeover battle is set to erupt for Biffa with up to three suitors close to gatecrashing a £1.2bn private equity deal accepted by the UK waste group.
Thursday 20 December 2007
Biffa in effect put itself up for sale yesterday after agreeing to open its books to private equity bidders at the third time of asking, a move that could trigger a bidding war for the waste management company.
Saturday 27 May 2006
Saturday 25 February 2006
Tuesday 04 October 2005
Tuesday 05 April 2005
Tuesday 30 November 2004
Severn Trent, the Midlands-based water company, yesterday gave the clearest indication yet that it may take the industry regulator to an appeal if it fails to get approval for a sufficiently large increase in bills.
Thursday 25 November 2004
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
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