Major indices across Europe registered losses of 1 per cent or more
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Tuesday 09 August 2011
Incorporating a company is relatively quick, cheap and easy to do, but putting a shareholders’ agreement in place with your fellow shareholders can seem expensive and time consuming. Is it something that needs to be done early on in the lifecycle of a company or can it be put off until later?
Tuesday 09 August 2011
US stocks extended their losses last night, with the S&P 500 briefly falling more than 5 percent in the first session since Standard & Poor's cut America's top-tier AAA credit rating, with banks among the biggest drags. In noon trade, the Dow fell 380.39 points, or 3.32 per cent, to 11,051.58. The S&P 500 slid 51.74 points, or 4.31 per cent, to 1,147.11.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Prime Minister Naoto Kan today took his campaign against nuclear energy in Japan to Hiroshima which 66 years ago became the world's first victim of an atomic bomb.
Friday 05 August 2011
South African banking giant Investec was yesterday unveiled as the mystery suitor for Evolution Group, the UK stockbroker. The firm revealed on Wednesday it had received a preliminary approach, but declined to name the party, sending the broker's shares up by 8.5 per cent.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata more than doubled its interim dividend yesterday and pointed to a stronger second half, as ongoing tightness in the copper market helps the group to recover from a flood-hit start to 2011.
Saturday 30 July 2011
Friday 29 July 2011
Outlook It always seemed unlikely that the BSkyB board would push James Murdoch from his position as chairman, despite the furore that surrounds him. The good corporate governance boat sailed when they appointed him in the first place, so they ought to stick by him now on a principle that he is innocent of any complicity in the phone hacking cover-up unless and until proved otherwise.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
David McNeill meets a nuclear worker who sees it as his duty to save the stricken plant – even if it means an early grave
Monday 25 July 2011
Payouts by UK companies to shareholders have reached their highest level for three years, according to the latest Dividend Monitor from Capita Registrars.
Friday 22 July 2011
Jonathan Lee's debut takes us from the grey of Bristol to the sparkle of Tokyo (with its "million-coloured veinwork" and it's glittering skyscrapers that "marshalled across the skyline").
Thursday 21 July 2011
The family of Lindsay Hawker, an English teacher who was murdered in Japan, flew out yesterday to see her killer sentenced, having called for him to be given the "heaviest punishment" possible.
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Nelson Mandela life story: An unconquerable spirit
- 3 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 Video: Students 'punched and dragged to the ground by their hair' as police break up demonstration