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Thomas Cook set for last-ditch rescue talks
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 03:47:16 GMT
The tour operator will hold a crisis meeting with key players on Sunday in a bid to avoid insolvency.
Huge rise in catalytic converter thefts
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:32:59 GMT
The Met Police says catalytic converter thefts almost doubled due to precious metal prices rising.
Sirius Minerals: The people who spent thousands on a Yorkshire mine
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:33:14 GMT
Sirius Minerals has 85,000 small investors, but the company's troubles mean many are stuck in a hole.
Walmart ceases e-cigarette sales
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:22:14 GMT
The move comes amid mounting calls to ban the products, which have been linked to a deadly outbreak of lung illness.
RBS is first UK big four bank to be led by a woman
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:34:06 GMT
Alison Rose will replace Ross McEwan as chief executive of the state-owned lender.
Brazil dam disaster firms to face criminal charges
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:25:48 GMT
Police say mining giant Vale and German auditor Tüv Süd used falsified documents to certify the dam.
Climate change: Offshore wind expands at record low price
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:26:41 GMT
The UK announces projects to power seven million homes with wind power - and no need for subsidy.
Climate change: Firms make green energy vows as call for action grow
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:06:27 GMT
Amazon and Google are among global firms setting out new green energy plans as climate pressure rises.
Why is the Fed pumping money into the banking system?
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:44:55 GMT
The US central bank has pumped more than $200bn into the financial markets this week. Should we worry?
India delivers surprise corporate tax cuts to boost economy
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:25:42 GMT
The surprise move is part of efforts to revive investment and spur growth in Asia's third largest economy.
Why Booker shortlist is more taxing for some readers
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:07:51 GMT
Publishers say VAT charged on e-books and audiobooks unfairly pushes up prices for the partially sighted.
Bank of England forecasts low interest rates for longer
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:13:35 GMT
Policymakers say the UK will avoid recession this year, but Brexit is still weighing on the economy.
Airbnb plans to list shares next year
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:50:24 GMT
The home rental site's floatation is expected to be one of the highest profile market debuts of 2020.
Dirty crates and vans used to deliver food by Asda
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:34:57 GMT
A BBC undercover investigation reveals poor hygiene at the supermarket's home delivery service.
New leather factory in Paisley to create 100 jobs
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:49:14 GMT
Scottish Leather Group's new facility, opening in 2020, will produce high-end car seat upholstery.
Ryanair boss O'Leary's €99m pay sparks investor revolt
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:14:44 GMT
Michael O'Leary's contract provoked a protest vote at the Irish airline's annual meeting.
Austria blocks EU-Mercosur trade deal with South America
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:16:55 GMT
MPs in Vienna deal a blow to a landmark agreement which cannot pass without all EU states backing it.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos promises climate-change action
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:16:35 GMT
The chief executive says Amazon will buy thousands of electric vehicles and become carbon neutral by 2040.
The work experience you can do in your pyjamas
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:00:29 GMT
Big companies are offering internships via the internet, but are they a valuable experience?
Why 'hypebeasts' have fallen for Asian streetwear
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:15:20 GMT
Asian street fashion is growing in popularity around the world, helped by fashion bloggers and social media.
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Is Harita Seating Systems Limited (NSE:HARITASEAT) A Smart Choice For Dividend Investors?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:47:46 -0400
Is Harita Seating Systems Limited (NSE:HARITASEAT) A Smart Choice For Dividend Investors?Is Harita Seating Systems Limited (NSE:HARITASEAT) a good dividend stock? How can we tell? Dividend paying companies...
Does Greenlam Industries (NSE:GRNLAMIND) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:41:56 -0400
Does Greenlam Industries (NSE:GRNLAMIND) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?It's only natural that many investors, especially those who are new to the game, prefer to buy shares in 'sexy' stocks...
Violence Spreads, Police Under Direct Attack: Hong Kong Update
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:38:01 -0400
Violence Spreads, Police Under Direct Attack: Hong Kong Update(Bloomberg) -- Violence spread across different areas of Hong Kong on Saturday and continued late into the night as protesters and police traded petrol bombs and tear gas, and officers came under direct attack.The clashes came after prominent local activists -- including protest leader Joshua Wong -- testified at a hearing in Washington last week in support of human rights legislation. There’s momentum growing for Congress to take fast action to pressure Beijing to back off any crackdown on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrators by threatening its special trading status with the U.S.The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 has bipartisan support and would require yearly assessments of whether the Asian financial hub remains sufficiently autonomous from China to justify its unique treatment under American law. Movement on it comes as the pro-democracy movement, which began over opposition to since-scrapped extradition legislation, enters its fourth month.Here’s the latest:Curtailed traffic to airport (9 a.m. Sunday)Airport Authority Hong Kong suspended some transport to the airport in anticipation of protests targeting the facility. All “E” route buses traveling from the city to the airport and the nearby AsiaWorld-Expo will end the trip at Tung Chung from 10:30 a.m., it said in an e-mailed statement Sunday morning. Airport Express trains bound for the airport will only pick up passengers at the Hong Kong Station from 9 a.m until the end of the day’s service.Violence spreads (Sunday 02.15 a.m.)Protesters in Tuen Mun repeatedly threw petrol bombs at officers, police said in a statement. Some activists attacked a policeman with “hard objects” and tried to snatch his gun, according to the statement.In the border town of Yuen Long, petrol bombs were hurled at police vehicles and demonstrators attacked rail carriages, police said. Officers had to break up clashes between opposing groups in different parts of the district, according to the statement.Protesters blocked roads in the busy shopping district of Mong Kok, where officers fired tear gas and 40 mm react rounds to disperse mobs, police said.Mall sit-in (8 p.m.)Protesters gathered in a shopping mall in Yuen Long after a rally in Tuen Mun turned violent. With stores shut, the demonstrators took over the center, singing and chanting. Hundreds staged a sit-in while others milled around waving banners.Police fire tear gas (5 p.m.)Police fired tear gas after protesters hurled petrol bombs and set fire to barriers built across roads near shopping malls in Tuen Mun. Thousands of demonstrators roamed through Tuen Mun streets after a peaceful rally in a park.Light rail service in the area was suspended on three routes, MTR Corp., operator of the city’s train network, said on its website. Police said that the protesters damaged train station facilities and obstructed traffic.Tear gas warning (3:50 p.m.)Police raised a black flag outside the train station in Tuen Mun as thousands more protesters poured into the area. The black-flag warning is a signal that officers might fire tear gas.Football rally (2 p.m.)The stands of the Tuen Mun sports ground were packed with anti-China demonstrators who watched masked players compete in a game of football in one of the more convivial events since protests began. By mid-afternoon, the turnout at the rally had failed to match a previous one at the venue when crowds packed the stands and filled the pitch.Clean-up clashes (10:10 a.m.)Small groups of people scraped walls of notices plastered on boards in public areas citywide by anti-China protesters.In the border town of Yuen Long, the scene of previous clashes, a small number of people gathered outside the train station, carrying cleaning implements and wearing T-shirts with pro-Beijing slogans. As they tried to clean the walls adorned in bright stickers with anti-government messages, they were confronted by another group clad in black. Police separated them and led some away.Rail service suspension (Saturday 10 a.m.)MTR said service at the Tuen Mun and Yuen Long stations would be suspended. The Tuen Mun station would close at 1 p.m. and Yuen Long would shut at 3 p.m., it said on its website, citing public activities. Rallies are planned in both areas Saturday.Police: 1,474 People Arrested Since June (4:16 p.m.)Hong Kong police gave updated figures for arrests made since June, saying 1,474 protesters had been detained. Calls for their release is one of demonstrators’ major demands as the movement grinds into October.U.S. Legislation ‘Hot Air,’ Ip Says (12:58 p.m.)Pro-establishment lawmaker Regina Ip pushed back at the U.S. during a conference organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, calling the legislation “hot air” and threatening action by Beijing if American lawmakers don’t back down. Ip, who made clear she was not speaking on behalf of the city’s leader Carrie Lam, also urged American audience members to call their congresspeople and ask them to not impose sanctions on Hong Kong.Amnesty Alleges Police ‘Torture’ (12:23 p.m.)Hong Kong police beat up protesters who were in custody and committed acts that amount to “torture” during demonstrations, human rights group Amnesty International alleged. Officers used “unnecessary and excessive force” in making arrests, beat a demonstrator for declining to answer a question and then held him to the floor, shined laser pens in the eyes of people who had been detained -- and threatened to electrocute a man’s genitals after he refused to unlock his phone. The new report could fuel anger among protesters who have pushed back at what they see as aggressive police tactics.Weekend EventsSaturday will see a sit-in protest against a July attack in the Yuen Long area of the New Territories, in which protesters say police failed to protect them against unidentified white-shirted men who beat them in a subway station. A protest to “reclaim” Tuen Mun Park will also take place in the San Wo Long area. And lawmaker Junius Ho has called for a city-wide cleanup of the colorful so-called Lennon Walls that have sprung up around Hong Kong in support of the movement.On Sunday, protesters will attempt another disruption of the international airport’s transportation network. Previous attempts haven’t gained much traction.\--With assistance from Stephen Tan, Shelly Banjo, Iain Marlow and Natalie Lung.To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Karen Leigh in Hong Kong at kleigh4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Daniel Ten Kate at dtenkate@bloomberg.net, Stanley JamesFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Does Garware Technical Fibres Limited (NSE:GARFIBRES) Have A Place In Your Dividend Portfolio?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:29:44 -0400
Does Garware Technical Fibres Limited (NSE:GARFIBRES) Have A Place In Your Dividend Portfolio?Is Garware Technical Fibres Limited (NSE:GARFIBRES) a good dividend stock? How can we tell? Dividend paying companies...
A Rising Share Price Has Us Looking Closely At Sanginita Chemicals Limited's (NSE:SANGINITA) P/E Ratio
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:23:52 -0400
A Rising Share Price Has Us Looking Closely At Sanginita Chemicals Limited's (NSE:SANGINITA) P/E RatioSanginita Chemicals (NSE:SANGINITA) shares have continued recent momentum with a 38% gain in the last month alone...
Is Dhunseri Tea & Industries (NSE:DHUNTEAIND) A Risky Investment?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:20:44 -0400
Is Dhunseri Tea & Industries (NSE:DHUNTEAIND) A Risky Investment?Warren Buffett famously said, 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' So it seems the smart money knows that...
Is There An Opportunity With Deccan Cements Limited's (NSE:DECCANCE) 25% Undervaluation?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:11:44 -0400
Is There An Opportunity With Deccan Cements Limited's (NSE:DECCANCE) 25% Undervaluation?Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Deccan Cements...
The Latest: Travel agency sends employees to help tourists
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:11:17 -0400
The Latest: Travel agency sends employees to help touristsA travel agency is dispatching employees from China to help the Chinese tourists injured in a bus crash in southern Utah. The tour group, organized by Shanghai Zhuyuan International Travel Agency, was made up of 29 tourists and one person leading it. The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism urged the travel agency to spare no effort in rescuing the injured and properly handle the follow-up matters.
Calculating The Fair Value Of CURA Technologies Limited (NSE:CURATECH)
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:02:39 -0400
Calculating The Fair Value Of CURA Technologies Limited (NSE:CURATECH)Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of CURA Technologies Limited (NSE:CURATECH) by...
Mining industry seeks to polish tarnished reputation
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:02:32 -0400
Mining industry seeks to polish tarnished reputationThe global mining industry is increasingly showing a commitment towards greater respect for human rights and the environment, but is accused of wanting to improve its reputation without seeking real progress. Wildcat miners, including children, are risking their lives daily to unearth metals and minerals they sell to mining companies. "While industry initiatives on certain minerals and metals are helpful, companies are still responsible for undertaking comprehensive human rights due diligence across all minerals and metals in their supply chains," Eniko Horvath, senior researcher at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), told AFP.
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