DSG nets a World Cup boost

first_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com DSG nets a World Cup boost KCS-content 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 DSG International said yesterday its total group sales were up three per cent after a boost from World Cup TV purchases and the success of the iPad.In an update on trading for the 12 weeks to 24 July the company, which owns Currys and PC World, said its online sales had surged by 12 per cent compared with the same period last year.DSG said its store refit programme was on track with 200 stores now reformatted in Britain.The retailer, which also owns UniEuro in Italy, Elkjop in Nordic countries, and Kotsovolos in Greece, is two years into a turnaround plan focused on selling underperforming businesses, cutting costs, revamping stores, opening larger stores, and improving product ranges and customer service.Meanwhile, the company is pinning hopes on Christmas sales, including 3D TVs, LED backlit TVs, Apple’s iTouch and motion-sensor gaming devices. Group chief executive John Browett said: “In terms of the economic environment, we’re not in the double-dip school, we don’t see any evidence of that in the way that consumers are spending.“Our UK businesses performed particularly well, most notably with customers responding to our strong World Cup promotion and the excellent product ranges on offer.” DSG is facing a challenge from US electricals market leader Best Buy which is now operating in the UK.Best Buy, through its joint venture with Carphone Warehouse opened three electrical goods megastores this year and said it could build a chain of up to 100 shops to challenge DSG. Meanwhile, DSG will next week ask shareholders to approve a name change to Dixons Retail. center_img Thursday 2 September 2010 7:34 pm whatsapp Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Londoners hit as house prices fall

first_img THE UK HOUSING market dropped back for the third month in a row in September, with London prices now also moving into the red. Figures from Rightmove show that average asking prices across the UK dropped by 1.1 per cent to £229,767 compared with the previous month.Prices have now fallen back by a total 3.4 per cent in the last three months, half way towards wiping out gains made in the first six months of the year. Asking prices are up by just 2.6 per cent over the past 12 months, a decline in real terms.In London, the average asking price fell by 1.5 per cent to £390,768 this month. Prices are up just 2.1 per cent over the past year, a cut after adjusting for consumer price inflation.The data comes after bleak figures which showed that retail sales unexpectedly dropped 0.5 per cent in August – triggering fears that high inflation, weak earnings growth, austerity measures and a looming VAT hike were threatening to derail a consumer recovery. Most economists believe that economic growth will be weaker – albeit still positive – in the third and fourth quarter of 2010.The biggest London fall was in Hammersmith and Fulham, where prices dived by 8.3 per cent, while Tower Hamlets performed best, with a rise of three per cent.Rightmove director Miles Shipside said: “The ‘double-dippers’ will be able to point to a clear downward trend, with new sellers dropping their asking prices for three months on the bounce. They can cite tough competition amongst sellers and agents struggling to find buyers for their record levels of unsold stock.”But he emphasised that the data was not exclusively negative and that the figures could be a blip, with a recovery ahead. Shipside said: “Those seeing this as a short term autumn blip rather than the onset of a serious double-dip, will point out tentative signs of a reduction in new property coming to the market. “This has resulted in average unsold stock per agent stabilising after six consecutive monthly rises.”The lack of new housing stock – the lowest since April at 26,087 a week – is likely to increase competition in the run up to Christmas.Rightmove said the reduced number of sellers, in what is traditionally a busy time of year, is probably down to finances and sentiment being at a low ebb. Conversely, interest rates are low enough that home owners at financial breaking point have been able to avoid forced sales.Average UK asking prices DOWN 1.1% to £229,767 in SeptemberAverage UK asking prices DOWN 3.4% in past three monthsLondon asking prices DOWN 1.5% to £390,768 in September Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Sunday 19 September 2010 11:08 pm Londoners hit as house prices fall Sharecenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell 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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sovereign funds insource more

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WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_imgThursday 18 November 2010 8:51 pm whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ FINANCIAL TIMESLLOYDS HOT FOR PROPERTY DEALSLloyds Banking Group will be behind almost one-sixth of all property deals in the UK this year, as some £4bn of property has been shifted by boom-time borrowers needing to repay loans to the bank’s £30bn troubled real estate debt division. Lloyds, the largest lender to commercial property with almost a quarter of the £250bn of outstanding debt, has formed a 425-strong business support team headed by Richard Dakin.BRAZIL FACES AIRPORT SHORTFALL AT WORLD CUPBrazil risks public embarrassment because it will run out of space at its airports well before it hosts the World Cup in 2014 due to a rapid increase in demand and inadequate development plans, according to leading airline industry executives. Without more development, observers fear that Brazil will face flight delays and cancellations around the World Cup.DEBT VENTURE AIMS TO PLUG £1.5BN PROPERTY HOLEFund managers Schroders and Cairn Capital have teamed up with Eurohypo, the German bank, to launch a real estate debt venture with the aim of plugging a £1.5bn hole in the UK property market. There is a shortage of new real estate lending as bank retrench after profligate lending for property purchases during the boom years. SPORTECH AND BETFRED LEAD FIELD IN TOTE RACESportech, the football pools operator, and bookmaker Betfred are the early frontrunners in the auction for the government’s Tote betting business. Lazards, which is conducting the auction, this week sent out an information memorandum to prospective bidders, according to those close to the deal. THE TIMESUS FACES BOYCOTT FOR CARBON HABITThe US will be banned from selling goods to many countries if it continues to shirk its promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to the world’s leading climate change economist. In an interview with The Times, Lord Stern said nations that were taking strong action on emissions could start imposing restrictions on “dirty” US exports by 2020.GAMBLERS CAN STILL TURN TO LITTLEWOODS FOR A WINNER The name may have disappeared from the pools coupons handed to doorstep collectors every week, but Littlewoods will survive on the internet for another five years. Football pools operator Sportech has signed a licencing deal with Shop Direct, which owns the Littlewoods brand, to use the name for online gambling.The Daily TelegraphBERNARD MADOFF EMPLOYEES ARRESTEDA former secretary to Bernard Madoff and another long-term employee of the multi-billion-dollar fraudster have been arrested and charged with securities fraud and falsifying books. Annette Bongiorno, who worked as a secretary and helped to run the back office at Madoff Securities, was arrested at her home in Boca Raton, Florida. Joann Crupi, another former employee, was also arrested.HALF OF BRITISH BUSINESSES HIT BY PROFIT SQUEEZEAlmost half of British businesses were hit by decreased profits in the last quarter, according to a survey of business owners and financial directors. A quarterly ranking of the warning signs of business distress by R3 found that a downturn in profits was experienced by 49 per cent of firms.THE WALL STREET JOURNALNORWAY CENTRAL BANK OWNS 7.5PC OF BLACKROCK Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway, became the latest to report boosting its stake in BlackRock. after Bank of America and PNC Financial Services sold a total of $9.57bn in a BlackRock secondary offer this month. According to a filing with US regulators yesterday, Norges now owns 9.85m shares, or 7.5 per cent of BlackRock’s common shares. TRICHET CONCERNED ABOUT STABILITY PACTEuropean Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet yesterday expressed “grave concerns”?about the depth of the EU’s stability pact, calling for a “quantum leap” in economic governance, while speaking at a central banking conference in Frankfurt. 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MP anger over UK contribution to aid

first_img Tags: NULL KCS-content More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp MP anger over UK contribution to aid Share whatsapp Monday 22 November 2010 8:10 pm CRITICS from across the political spectrum yesterday voiced their opposition to chancellor George Osborne’s decision that the UK should contribute several billion to the Irish bailout. Labour MP John Mann said that he would vote against the contribution, saying: “What George Osborne has chosen to do is use money from the average taxpayer to bail out the bankers – including British bankers – yet again.”Tory Douglas Carswell MP also voiced his discontent, highlighting that the mooted figure of £7bn for a UK contribution was “more than we struggled to reduce public expenditure by when we first came to office.”John Redwood MP, also a Conservative, said: “We’ve just gone through quite a big exercise making cuts so we’re not looking for ways to spend several billion more outside the UK.”However, Osborne is likely to win any vote on the matter, with all the three main parties supporting his decision. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

US can inspect Ernst & Young

first_img US can inspect Ernst & Young Monday 10 January 2011 8:08 pm Share 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 ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof US regulators have struck a deal that allows them to continue inspecting UK accounting firms including Ernst & Young, which is currently under fire for its role in the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. The US accounting watchdog has agreed with the UK’s Professional Oversight Board that it can examine UK firms that audit US-traded companies, getting round an EU ruling in 2008 that prevented such US scrutiny. The US opened up its accounting firms in the recent Dodd-Frank Act, which overhauls parts of its financial system, and is negotiating agreements with several other countries. Last month the New York attorney general brought a civil action against Ernst & Young for allegedly failing to flag up failures at Lehman Brothers ahead of its collapse. center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ 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 TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

Credit Suisse lights up equity markets

first_img Wednesday 12 January 2011 8:02 pm More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com Tags: NULL Credit Suisse lights up equity markets CREDIT Suisse is testing an innovative Light Pool trading platform in the US, and wants to create a new market for long-term institutional investors when it launches fully in March. The platform offers an alternative to both traditional exchanges and to dark pools, where large trades can be executed anonymously. Credit Suisse is responding to demand from its institutional customers to be able to trade on a market where they can post a visible buy-sell query without being negatively affected by opportunistic high-frequency traders. The investment bank has been developing the platform for close to a year, and is optimistic that it will attract a large amount of liquidity once it’s rolled out across all stocks. “Clients want to be able to interact with similar-minded long-term investors,” Credit Suisse’s director of advanced execution services, Dmitri Galinov, told City A.M. Credit Suisse already runs the biggest dark pool in the US, known as Crossfinder. Show Comments ▼center_img Share whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndo KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

Etihad mulls a bid for Virgin Atlantic

first_img THE head of Etihad Airways has written to Virgin Atlantic to express “top level interest” in taking over the airline, according to reports at the weekend. Sir Richard Branson’s airline hired Deutsche Bank last year to look at options for the company, which could include a merger or takeover. Etihad, which is based in Abu Dhabi and is chaired by Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, refused to confirm reports in the Sunday Times. “We have no comment other than that we talk regularly and frequently to many airlines and a range of other businesses from all over the world about business issues and opportunities,” said a spokesperson for Etihad. Virgin said it continued to work with Deutsche Bank to assess growth opportunities. “This study is at a very early stage so there is no further comment to make at this time,” a spokesperson said in an e-mail.Branson said recently that he might sell his 51 per cent in the carrier. The remaining 49 per cent is owned by Singapore Airlines. Etihad mulls a bid for Virgin Atlantic Sunday 23 January 2011 10:52 pm KCS-content Etihad mulls a bid for Virgin Atlantic whatsapp Share Share whatsapp THE head of Etihad Airways has written to Virgin Atlantic to express “top level interest” in taking over the airline, according to reports at the weekend. Sir Richard Branson’s airline hired Deutsche Bank last year to look at options for the company, which could include a merger or takeover. Etihad, which is based in Abu Dhabi and is chaired by Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, refused to confirm reports in the Sunday Times. “We have no comment other than that we talk regularly and frequently to many airlines and a range of other businesses from all over the world about business issues and opportunities,” said a spokesperson for Etihad. Virgin said it continued to work with Deutsche Bank to assess growth opportunities. “This study is at a very early stage so there is no further comment to make at this time,” a spokesperson said in an e-mail.Branson said recently that he might sell his 51 per cent in the carrier. The remaining 49 per cent is owned by Singapore Airlines. whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL,Sunday 23 January 2011 10:52 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Martin Wheatley wins top job at new City watchdog CPMA

first_img Wednesday 2 February 2011 8:20 pm whatsapp Martin Wheatley wins top job at new City watchdog CPMA Share More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULL WHEN Martin Wheatley announced his departure from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) he received an ominous send-off. Locals, angered by his ultimate responsibility for regulating loss-making Lehman mini-bonds, gathered outside the watchdog’s offices to play traditional Chinese funeral music while they burned pictures of Wheatley. It appears their prediction of his demise was premature; yesterday, Wheatley was named as the inaugural head of the Consumer Protection and Markets Authority (CPMA). Once the CPMA is spun out of existing the FSA – which is being chopped – it will serve as the main regulator for Britain’s securities markets, as well as overseeing how financial firms treat their customers. In the interim, he will become managing director of the FSA’s Consumer and Markets Business Unit.Despite the protests that accompanied his departure, Wheatley’s stint at the SFC was marked by several successes, including a raft of insider dealing cases that saw ex-Morgan Stanley boss Du Jun jailed for seven years.He joined the SFC in 2005 from the LSE, where he was deputy chief executive. He had been in the running for the top job in 2001 but lost out to Dame Clara Furse (who was on the panel that recommended Wheatley to the chancellor). The news will be galling for the FSA’s director of enforcement Margaret Cole, who was seen as the front running internal candidate. It comes on the same day that her team at the FSA secured a record jail term for insider dealing. last_img read more

BAA air traffic edges higher

first_img whatsapp alison.lock Tags: NULL 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 Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img whatsapp Monday 11 April 2011 8:13 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Passenger traffic at BAA airports rose slightly last month compared with March 2010, helped by the popularity of flights to China and India from London’s Heathrow and growth at its three Scottish airports.BAA, majority owned by Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial, said 8.27 million passengers flew from its UK airports last month compared with 8.19 million in March 2010 when volumes were affected by British Airways strikes.Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, served 5.33 million passengers, up 2.3 per cent.“The valuable trading connections to India and mainland China continue to see strong growth (from Heathrow), which suggests improving economic circumstances and the increasing importance of these economies,” said BAA chief executive Colin Matthews.The airport operator said the Heathrow-New York run continued to be the world’s most popular transcontinental route with more than 3.6 million passengers flying from Heathrow to New York in the last year.March 2011 saw an average of one departure an hour from Heathrow to New York during the day and one every 15 minutes during peak evening hours, BAA said.BAA’s Scottish airports recorded a 5.8 per cent increase against the same month last year but traffic at London’s Stansted airport was down 7.4 per cent on last year, while Southampton in the south of England fell 8.7 per cent.“In the UK, consumer confidence remains fragile, affecting airports up and down the country. Continued rises in the price of oil are a concern for airlines and passengers in all our markets,” said Matthews. BAA air traffic edges higher last_img read more