BA manages to head above water in difficult year

Despite major setbacks in the form of cabin crew strikes and a volcanic ash cloud, British Airways is soldiering along, and the latest report is that the company expects to break even before tax over the whole year.  Willie Walsh, BA’s chief executive, told interviewers that higher yields and cost cutting have improved the company’s […]

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Car insurance for the Over 50s

The Saga insurance company is one that is specifically directed towards the over-fifty but young at heart in the British population.  That claim is in reference to the company’s success in reaching a huge number of older citizens who did not grow up on the Internet but are encouraged to take advantage of its capabilities […]

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World Cup Copyright warning

Businesses that are aiming to increase their profits from the World Cup should be careful to follow all copyright laws according to warnings by business groups and legal experts.  The warning was issued due to the fact that the long list of activities that are worrisome is long. In fact, common phrases such as ‘Fifa […]

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UK is still top place to invest

Britain is still the best place to be for international companies that want to invest within Europe according to the latest Ernst & Young European Attractiveness survey. The report takes a close look at a large range of inward investment throughout Europe and found that for the eighth year the best place for foreign investors […]

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No AIA takeover by Pru

The buyout of AIA by Prudential for $35.5bn in Asia suffered another crushing blow this week as one of the company’s largest shareholders, F&C Asset Management, stated that it would not support the move. F&C stated that while it was overall supportive of the deal’s strategy, there were doubts over the high price tags and […]

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Marks & Spencer loose a big boss

The finance director of Marks & Spencer has quit just one day prior to the new chief executive taking control of the company.  Ian Dyson, who was the leading candidate for the position taken by Marc Bolland has chosen to leave in order to take on the position of chief executive of Punch Taverns. Bolland, […]

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SME’s still at risk

According to this week’s report from the insolvency firm Begbies Traynor, small and medium businesses in the U.K. are still at risk and their problems may increase over the coming months. At the end of the first quarter this year, well over 160,000 SMEs were faced with significant or critical financial problems.  The total debt […]

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