The government is poised to go on a PR campaign to win over critics of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, with Prime Minister David Cameron saying advocates should “bust some myths” surrounding it.
The ban on women engaging in front-line combat could be lifted by 2016.
A review of the ban carried out by the army decided that a lifting of the ban would not have a negative effect on the efficiency of front-line units.
Just days after the Scottish Football Association served Rangers with complaints over Mike Ashley’s influence at the club, Derek Llambias, a long-standing acquaintance of the Newcastle United owner, has been appointed chief executive.
ACTIVITY at Tesco’s huge distribution plant in Reading yesterday boosted the retailer’s hopes for a better end to its torrid 2014. In the lead up to Christmas, 13,000 staff are working around the clock at 28 distribution centres across the UK.
PRODUCTIVITY in the UK is being held back by small firms’ reluctance to borrow, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) argued yesterday.
Borrowing makes firms more likely to innovate, export and plan growth, the group said.
A NEW research paper from an International Monetary Fund economist entitled Das Public Kapital argues that higher public infrastructure investment in Germany would boost GDP by boosting demand in the short run and supply potential in the long run.
NJJ CAPITAL, the private holdings firm of French telephone tycoon Xavier Niel, agreed yesterday to buy mobile operator Orange Switzerland from private equity firm Apax Partners in a SFr2.8bn (£1.8bn) deal.
DEBT management firm Harrington Brooks yesterday agreed to pay customers £185,000 after its sluggish services added fees and interest costs to vulnerable borrowers.
The firm was supposed to help struggling customers manage their debts.
LONDON’S West End is attracting new international luxury brands just days before Christmas. Yesterday Swiss watch-maker IWC Schaffhausen opened a two-storey shop on New Bond Street – the company’s first UK boutique.
BYD Auto, a Chinese mass producer of electric powered cars, has encountered its largest ever single-day drop since its 2002 listing, as it fell by as much as 47 per cent in afternoon trade in Hong Kong. The stock ended down 29 per cent.