first_img Share KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Tuesday 17 August 2010 7:54 pm Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Cairn claims red tape may hold up deal Show Comments ▼ TOP executives from Cairn Energy met Indian government officials yesterday to seek approval of its plans to sell a controlling stake in Cairn India to Vedanta for up to $9.6bn (£6.1bn).Cairn Energy chief executive Bill Gammell flew to New Delhi to meet oil minister Murli Deora and other officials to discuss implications of the deal involving the British company’s India unit.The deal needs Indian government approval because Cairn India has production-sharing contracts with the government for oil and gas exploration blocks. According to the agreement, any ownership change will need federal approval.Approval from state-run explorer ONGC, which has a 30 per cent stake in Cairn India’s Rajasthan oil block called RJ-ON-90/1, is also crucial for any change of ownership. Gammell said: “We will work with the government. The process will continue over a period of time. I am sure there will be bumps along the road in terms of different interpretations. So, we are working constructively with the government.” He added. “I think working with the government as we always do will find a win-win situation. We will obviously respect all rights and approvals.”ONGC has not yet raised concerns on the deal, Indian oil secretary Sundareshan said yesterday. “We will certainly take into account views of ONGC before a decision is taken. ONGC has not raised any concerns with us yet for the reason that there is no official proposal before us.”ONGC chairman R.S. Sharma said the company was examining the implications of Vedanta’s stake purchase and would respond appropriately later. He declined to comment on market talk ONGC might make a counter-bid for Cairn India’s stake.Vedanta Resources announced Monday it would buy a controlling stake in Cairn India for up to $9.6bn, adding to its assets that already include aluminium, copper, iron ore and zinc mines. last_img read more

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first_img Surprise output rise aids stocks Share AN UNEXPECTED surge in manufacturing growth in two of the world’s largest economies yesterday soothed fears over the prospects for the global economy.The closely watched gauge of activity in US factories from the Institute for Supply Management defied expectations of a drop to jump to 56.3 last month from 55.5 in July, indicating the pace of output is beginning to pick up. China’s manufacturing sector also saw an unexpected recovery, after several months of slowdown, with the government’s purchasing managers’ index rising from 51.2 in July to 51.7 in August. A separate index compiled by HSBC bank rose from 49.4 to 51.9 rebuffing fears that government tightening measures would strangle growth.Both surveys reassured that the slowdown in the economy was not gathering pace triggering a rally in stock markets worldwide. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 2.5 per cent to 10,269.47 marking its best day for eight weeks, while the FTSE 100 jumped 2.7 per cent to 5,366.41. European stocks markets also shared in the exuberance – with Paris and Germany both gaining over two per cent. “While conditions will continue to cool as the year progresses, there looks to be sufficient traction remaining to sustain the recovery,” said David Hensley, director of global economics co-ordination at JPMorgan. Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 1 September 2010 8:53 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAdvertisement 7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoHero Wars Advertisement This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars UndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar ProgramUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoLiver HealthAdvertisement 1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndocenter_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

first_imgWednesday 1 September 2010 8:21 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Share GENERAL?ELECTRIC could spend up to $30bn (£19bn) on acquisitions over the next two to three years while continuing to raise its dividend and buy back shares, a top official said yesterday.But John Rice, a vice chairman of the largest US conglomerate, cautioned that “$30bn-ish” figure is not a commitment to spending.“That doesn’t mean that we’ll spend that money; it doesn’t mean that we won’t do more with the dividend or with the buyback,” Rice, who heads the company’s technology infrastructure unit, told investors.“If we were to conclude that there aren’t the deals out there that make sense, we might do less than that. We’re not going to chase bad deals just so that we can say we spent ‘X’ billion on M&A,” he said.Executives at GE, who spent much of the past few years jealously guarding the company’s cash as it rode out a brutal downturn that shook its hefty finance arm, have changed their tone since the company broke a nine-quarter streak of profit declines in the second quarter.The world’s largest maker of jet engines and electric turbines said in July that it would raise its dividend — which it had slashed during the recession — by 20 per cent starting in the third quarter, a move that came earlier than Wall Street had expected.It also said it would resume buying back its shares, a practice it had suspended in September 2008. The board has authorised it to buy back up to $11.6bn in shares. whatsapp GE talks up $30bn war chest Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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first_img whatsapp Barclays CorporateBarclays Corporate has appointed a new head of financial institutions. Matt Tuck will return to the bank where he started his career, having worked for the last eight years for Deutsche Bank. In his new role, he will be responsible for enacting a new stage in the expansion of the bank’s financial institutions business. While at Deutsche, he has held numerous management positions, before which he worked at Citibank and JP Morgan.InvestecInvestec Investment Banking and Securities has expanded its research team with the appointment of five new senior analysts. Paul Leyland will be initiating coverage of the gaming sector, having spent two years at Collins Stewart covering the gaming and pub sectors.Gareth Hunt will be covering the banking sector. Kevin Ryan will be covering insurance, drawing on his 23 years’ experience as a buy and sell-side insurance analyst. Angelos Anastasiou will cover the utilities sector, having two decades’ experience in this area. Finally, Morten Singleton will be on the telecoms team.In addition to these senior appointments, Investec has also added to its junior analyst team.MercerMercer’s Human Capital business has added a new principal and senior consultant, Alexander Bartfield. He will be developing the company’s new rewards and talent management programme, Human Capital Connect, for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In his previous position he was a vice president at Softscape in London, and has also worked at Accenture in Boston.Deloitte Peter O’Donoghue has joined the firm as leader of the technology sector for Deloitte’s technology, media and telecoms industry practice, which provides advisory services for companies in these sectors. Ratio Asset ManagementAlice Squires has joined the the European equities specialist as head of investor relations, as part of a driving to intensify its marketing intiatives. Squires has moved from Deutsche Bank, where she was director and head of pan-European small and mid-cap equity sales. She began her career at Natwest Securities in 1994. Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 16 November 2010 7:54 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health KCS-content Tags: NULL CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS last_img read more

first_img Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Show Comments ▼ NINTENDO yesterday announced it will release its much anticipated 3DS in Europe on March 25.The handheld console will feature one 3D screen and one touch-screen, as well as a motion sensor, a gyro sensor and the ability to take 3D photographs.It will also allow users to download games from a platform similar to Apple’s App Store, cashing in on the trend for classic games, and play games wirelessly against friends.Nintendo, which flew Jonathan Ross over for the console’s launch in Amsterdam, did not release pricing information but the unit has gone on pre-order at HMV for £229.99.The Japanese firm behind consoles including the Wii and the N64 had planned to release the 3DS before Christmas but was forced to push the date back after development delays.As a result Nintendo was forced to cut its earnings forecast for the year by a third. The company trimmed its projection for overall DS sales for the year to 23.5m units from 30m and lowered its estimate for Wii consoles to 17.5m machines from 18m. KCS-content Wednesday 19 January 2011 7:08 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL Nintendo shows off new 3DS whatsapplast_img read more

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Acas call CityJet to strike talks Share whatsapp Monday 21 February 2011 8:18 pm Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap ACAS has called on airline CityJet to turn up for talks with union bosses in order to avoid further strikes at London City Airport.The industrial dispute service is mediating talks between the GMB union and Aviation Resources, an agency which employs staff on behalf of the airline.Staff are threatening to strike over pay and employment conditions. CityJet is needed at the talks as it must sanction any increase Aviation Resources could make.Further talks are scheduled for next month. last_img read more

first_imgMonday 7 March 2011 8:32 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap HIRING intentions in financial and business services are higher than in any other sector, recruitment group Manpower revealed today.The sector is leading the way out of recession, with positive intentions of +16 per cent for the second quarter of this year, according to Manpower’s latest survey. This was its strongest quarterly rate since the winter of 2007.The government sector is the gloomiest, with negative hiring intentions of -22 per cent, representing a two decade low. However, overall employers are expecting an increase in recruitment in the three months to June, according to the survey.Voluntary redundancy schemes in local government are frequently oversubscribed, the report found. “We believe this demonstrates that there is actually some confidence among public sector workers that they might be able to find opportunities elsewhere,” said Manpower’s Mark Cahill.Relatively high business confidence in London was confirmed by a separate survey released yesterday by accountancy group ICAEW.“London businesses report that their staff development budget is on average 0.6 per cent higher than 12 months ago,” its report said.This is the first sign of recruitment growth since the end of 2008, ICAEW said.While overall business confidence stands at +9.6 in its index for the beginning of this year, in London morale is up at +20.6. KCS-content Banks expect growth in jobs last_img read more