FOREIGN secretary William Hague has accused Russia’s President Putin of a “gross, deliberate and premeditated violation of the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine,” after pro-Russian forces ignored warnings to leave areas of eastern Ukraine.
BOND traders at banks have had it easy for decades – a rising market makes it pretty simple to make money.
On core instruments like US Treasuries, yields have been falling and prices rising steadily for years.
CITIGROUP’S shares soared yesterday as the bank reported a surprise rise in profits for the first quarter of the year.
Profits rose four per cent on the year to $3.9bn (£2.3bn), despite revenues dipping one per cent to $20.1bn.
G4S’s CHIEF executive was paid £1.46m last year, including a £648,000 bonus, as the board praised Ashley Almanza’s efforts to turn around the troubled outsourcing firm since Nick Buckles’ departure last May.
SHERLOCK, Doctor Who and Life on Mars will soon become available on Amazon Prime Instant after the online retail giant signed a deal to add top BBC shows to its revamped video streaming subscription service, formerly known as LoveFilm.
Legal & General has announced Mike Fairey will retire from the board after three years’ service. The former second in command at Lloyds Bank has over 35 years experience in the City, having started his career at Barclays in 1967.
A SENIOR partner at magic circle law firm Linklaters will join the board of Mexico-focused miner Fresnillo, replacing Lord Cairns.
Cairns plans to step down at the FTSE 100-quoted miner’s annual meeting in May.
CONSUMER electronics firm Sharp saw shares slump yesterday morning after a local Japanese newspaper reported the company is considering issuing shares to raise around ¥200bn (£1.2bn) to bolster its finances.
The property developer has appointed Jon Hall as sales and marketing director. He joins from Berkeley Homes, where he has been a sales and marketing director since 2011. Hall has also held roles at St Modwen Properties.