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....Saudi Arabia is lining up a privatisation of state assets that dwarfs the Thatcher “revolution” of the 1980s, and rivals the 1990s dissolution of Soviet assets in scale and significance. It has hung a “for sale” sign on virtually every sector of Saudi economic life: oil, electricity, water, transport, retail, schools and healthcare. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....By highlighting intergenerational inequality, Willetts hopes to break down public opposition to mass housebuilding – not least from parents who despair at the difficulty their children face in finding good housing. He is arguing for a new towns programme in which the government buys land that does not have planning consent to create large new communities of homes for sale. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The sector is expanding across England, with 80,855 homes either completed or planned, according to recent official figures. Angus Dodd, the chief executive of Quintain, which was acquired by US private equity firm Lone Star in 2015, said the company decided to switch from building for sale to building homes for rent because it provided a reliable long-term income stream, in contrast to the ups and downs of the traditional housebuilding cycle. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The figures were surprising, as other surveys have suggested a slowdown in the housing market. Affordability is an issue as household incomes are being squeezed, with inflation outstripping wage growth, but this has been countered by low unemployment, low mortgage rates and a shortage of properties for sale. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Lenders approved 41,587 mortgages for house purchases last month, up from 40,385 in June and 9% higher than July a year ago, the month that followed the Brexit vote. House price growth is helped by a marked shortage of houses for sale and lack of new properties being built, while high levels of employment and low mortgage rates are also pushing prices higher. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. For entrepreneurs keen to ready their business for sale, Mark Hardwicke, managing partner at Invenio Corporate Finance, with 23 years experience of leading acquisition teams, offers some advice. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The static market could squeeze out some smaller phone makers. The pioneers are already wilting: the once-dominant BlackBerry has stopped making phones; HTC, maker of the first Android handset, may be up for sale; and the mobile division of South Korea’s LG has lost $1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....He said he hoped any deal would see Alitalia pilots and crew keep their jobs, but signalled that they would have to accept altered employment terms in line with Ryanair’s own. Alitalia was put up for sale earlier this year after the Italian government finally approved its collapse into administration, having pumped nearly £6bn into the company over a decade. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Hugh House on Eaton Square was refinanced in March with Swiss bank UBS. It appears to have been put up for sale and then withdrawn. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The Bank of England donates some of the first notes that are created to people like the Queen and institutions who work on their development – when they become available for sale they can be worth a tremendous amount. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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...."However, wage growth is still lagging increases in consumer prices, which is likely to add pressure on household finances and increase affordability challenges for some buyers.  “House prices should continue to be supported by low mortgage rates and a continuing shortage of properties for sale over the coming months. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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.... . Russell Galley, managing director of Halifax Community Bank, says buoyancy is returning helped by strong recent jobs growth, which has seen unemployment fall to a 42-year low: “House prices should continue to be supported by low mortgage rates and a continuing shortage of homes for sale. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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.... It also includes one of the first plastic fivers to run off the presses, featuring a sought-after serial number beginning AA01. “You can get on them eBay for £25, but this is not for sale,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Millennials spend three times more of income on housing than grandparents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 11:01:30 PM
....By highlighting intergenerational inequality, Willetts hopes to break down public opposition to mass housebuilding – not least from parents who despair at the difficulty their children face in finding good housing. He is arguing for a new towns programme in which the government buys land that does not have planning consent to create large new communities of homes for sale. ...
‘It looks nice, but they shouldn’t use animal fat’: reactions to the plastic £10 note image
.... It also includes one of the first plastic fivers to run off the presses, featuring a sought-after serial number beginning AA01. “You can get on them eBay for £25, but this is not for sale,” he said. ...
Ryanair is preparing takeover bid for Alitalia, says Michael O'Leary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 11:18:38 AM
....He said he hoped any deal would see Alitalia pilots and crew keep their jobs, but signalled that they would have to accept altered employment terms in line with Ryanair’s own. Alitalia was put up for sale earlier this year after the Italian government finally approved its collapse into administration, having pumped nearly £6bn into the company over a decade. ...
Next softens doom and gloom forecasts despite fall in profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 08:32:17 AM
. Next said the outlook for sales was brighter than its previous gloomy predictions as it reported a near 10% fall in first half profits. ...
Build-to-rent – the solution to Britain's housing crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 05:00:33 AM
.... The sector is expanding across England, with 80,855 homes either completed or planned, according to recent official figures. Angus Dodd, the chief executive of Quintain, which was acquired by US private equity firm Lone Star in 2015, said the company decided to switch from building for sale to building homes for rent because it provided a reliable long-term income stream, in contrast to the ups and downs of the traditional housebuilding cycle. ...
Personal finance: Britons keeping calm and carrying on despite Brexit image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Russell Galley, managing director of Halifax Community Bank, says buoyancy is returning helped by strong recent jobs growth, which has seen unemployment fall to a 42-year low: “House prices should continue to be supported by low mortgage rates and a continuing shortage of homes for sale. ...
House prices hit record high as market shakes off Brexit doom-mongers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:54:00 AM
...."However, wage growth is still lagging increases in consumer prices, which is likely to add pressure on household finances and increase affordability challenges for some buyers.  “House prices should continue to be supported by low mortgage rates and a continuing shortage of properties for sale over the coming months. ...
UK house prices rising amid shortage of properties, says Halifax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:42:06 AM
....The figures were surprising, as other surveys have suggested a slowdown in the housing market. Affordability is an issue as household incomes are being squeezed, with inflation outstripping wage growth, but this has been countered by low unemployment, low mortgage rates and a shortage of properties for sale. ...
Need more space? UFO-shaped home goes up for sale in New Zealand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 03:36:13 AM
. A rare spaceship-shaped home has been put for sale in New Zealand, attracting international interest as sci-fi and architecture nerds scramble to secure a UFO abode by the sea. ...
The great Saudi sell-off: why bankers and lawyers are flocking to the Gulf image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 03:00:17 PM
....Saudi Arabia is lining up a privatisation of state assets that dwarfs the Thatcher “revolution” of the 1980s, and rivals the 1990s dissolution of Soviet assets in scale and significance. It has hung a “for sale” sign on virtually every sector of Saudi economic life: oil, electricity, water, transport, retail, schools and healthcare. ...
Upgrade downturn: why are people holding on to their old phones? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 05:24:16 PM
....The static market could squeeze out some smaller phone makers. The pioneers are already wilting: the once-dominant BlackBerry has stopped making phones; HTC, maker of the first Android handset, may be up for sale; and the mobile division of South Korea’s LG has lost $1. ...
'They kept us stewing, then came euphoria': how to sell your business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:00:22 AM
....”. For entrepreneurs keen to ready their business for sale, Mark Hardwicke, managing partner at Invenio Corporate Finance, with 23 years experience of leading acquisition teams, offers some advice. ...
Slowdown in London house price growth ebbs as Bristol sees steep fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:01:33 PM
.... Lenders approved 41,587 mortgages for house purchases last month, up from 40,385 in June and 9% higher than July a year ago, the month that followed the Brexit vote. House price growth is helped by a marked shortage of houses for sale and lack of new properties being built, while high levels of employment and low mortgage rates are also pushing prices higher. ...
New five-pound SHOCK: Rare notes could be worth £17,000 - here is how to spot one image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 01:40:00 AM
. The Bank of England donates some of the first notes that are created to people like the Queen and institutions who work on their development – when they become available for sale they can be worth a tremendous amount. ...
Revealed: how British American Tobacco exploited war zones to sell cigarettes image
....”. A second slide shows pictures of cartons of BAT brands Sportsman and Royals, packed into unidentifiable gunny bags (hessian sacks) and delivered for sale. ...
Breakthrough in leasehold scandal, plus cash grabs by Student Loans Company image
....Goodbye to buy-to-let: why I’m moving on after 13 years as a landlady. Medieval homes for sale. ...
‘Draconian’ Stamp Duty will trigger HUGE house price CRASH by stopping elderly downsizing image
....At the same time, buyers and sellers at the top end of the market, who now face rates of 10-12 per cent, have stopped moving. It has a knock-on effect across the market, and is thought to be a factor behind record low levels of homes for sale. ...
Medieval homes for sale - in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 06:00:00 AM
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Mortgage rates will rise – so 
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 04:52:17 PM
.... “There are tighter affordability checks to prevent borrowers from getting a mortgage beyond their control but, still, there will be consumers out there whose circumstances change and who could end up defaulting. “We may see a boom in the number of people putting their houses up for sale as an attempt to downsize but, if house prices fall, it’s likely homeowners will be reluctant to put their property up for sale until the market recovers,” she adds. ...
Total UK wealth tops £10tn thanks to City and property boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 11:01:22 PM
....“This squeeze on spending power, together with the impact on property transactions of the stamp duty changes in 2016 now being realised, along with affordability concerns, appear to have contributed to weaker housing demand. “However, a continued low mortgage rate environment, combined with an ongoing shortage of properties for sale, should help continue to support house prices over the coming months. ...
House prices fall for FOURTH quarter in a row but here’s why homeowners shouldn't panic  image
.... "This squeeze on spending power, together with the impact on property transactions of the stamp duty changes in 2016 now being realised, along with affordability concerns, appear to have contributed to weaker housing demand. “However, a continued low mortgage rate environment, combined with an ongoing shortage of properties for sale, should help continue to support house prices over the coming months. ...
UK house price rises slow to four-year low, says Halifax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 09:54:34 AM
....Annual house price growth has slowed to the lowest rate in four years, according to Britain’s biggest mortgage lender. Despite the slowdown, Halifax, which is owned by Lloyds Banking Group, said house price growth was still underpinned by low mortgage rates and a shortage of homes for sale, which have countered falling household incomes. ...
John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
....Discovery has eyed numerous assets in the UK, including expressing interest to the government in buying Channel 4 when it was being considered for a £1bn privatisation. It also looked at Channel 5 when Richard Desmond put it up for sale, ultimately pulling out with MTV-owner Viacom, in which Malone has a small interest, seizing control. ...
Socially responsible retailers aim to end the ‘rent-to-own’ rip-off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 05:59:04 AM
....This new wave is being spearheaded by Fair for You, which describes itself as the UK’s only national not-for-profit company that provides a hassle-free and fair alternative to the likes of BrightHouse. Fair for You offers thousands of items for sale via its website at prices “broadly in line” with those on the high street, which people pay for by taking out a flexible loan at an interest rate of 3% a month (equal to a 42. ...
House prices stabilise as number of homes on the market falls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 12:13:12 PM
. A shortage of homes for sale has kept house prices rising despite falling consumer incomes and political uncertainty, according to Nationwide. ...
Nicky Morgan requests assessment of City's readiness for hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 11:01:01 PM
.... Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ is reportedly going to select Amsterdam to cope with Brexit. Oliver Wyman’s report, published on Tuesday, said Frankfurt and Dublin were the main destinations for sales and trading activities after Brexit. ...
Can Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, create 1m jobs in the US? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:30:12 AM
....But when LuckyVitamin began selling in China, it already had the experience of expanding into more than 30 countries around the world, and Wolf warned that opening a shop on Tmall was the most challenging. “Selling on Tmall is like starting a new business, as opposed to simply adding a new channel for sales,” Wolf says. ...
Walkie Talkie tower: stark reminder of forces that rule the City image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:56:30 PM
....The Lee Kum Kee condiment company is a fitting arrival to the Square Mile’s sky-high dinner party, where the Gherkin and Cheesegrater await the arrival of the squat Can of Ham. The Hong Kong family sauce business, established in 1888, appears to have a growing appetite for high profile London towers: it acquired a docklands office building for £37m in 2016 and approached owners of the Gherkin earlier this year, even though it wasn’t for sale. ...
Jimmy Choo auctioned off to US fashion brand Michael Kors for £900m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:00:16 AM
....After a somewhat acrimonious departure, Mellon last year unsuccessfully sued her former employer for millions of pounds in damages claiming it had tried to sabotage her new business, a luxury footwear bearing her own name, by allegedly trying to prevent its suppliers from producing her designs. Jimmy Choo’s majority shareholder JAB Luxury, the investment arm of Germany’s billionaire Reimann family, put the firm up for sale in April. ...
Post-Brexit trade deals 'threaten UK's animal welfare standards' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 06:37:35 AM
.... EU rules also barmeat that has been fed with hormones and growth-promoting antibiotics. Such products are allowed for sale in the US and attempts by the UK to impose higher standards on any imports would be a difficult part of trade deal negotiations. ...
Dublin is streets ahead of EU rivals as City firms plan for Brexit relocation image
....The crash still casts a long shadow. The housing shortage is at crisis levels, with the most recent figures showing there were just 3,500 properties to let in the entire country and just 2,800 properties for sale in Dublin, according to Marian Finnegan, chief economist at estate agent Sherry Fitzgerald. ...
'Locals get first dibs': the Manchester flats banning foreign investors image
.... They immediately hit an insurmountable problem. The flats are not for sale to ordinary people like them, who actually want to live in them. ...
Thousands of drivers suffer loss of power following VW emissions 'fix' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 03:02:18 PM
....6 litre diesel engine – have needed major work. Parker says the legal case will likely focus on whether the cars should have been certified as fit for sale as they allegedly produced higher emissions of NOx than the rules allowed due to their engines being fitted with a “defeat device”. ...
Pearson sells slice of Penguin for $1bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 08:07:44 AM
....75bn). Pearson put its holding in PRH up for sale in January after issuing a string of profit warnings in its educational publishing business, and has sold the stake to partner Bertelsmann. ...
Forget Alexa, Amazon's next big product is ... wine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 11:18:41 AM
....”. Calling the largest e-commerce site in the world a village, digital or not, might stretch the imagination, but the wines will also be available for sale on the Kings’ own website – though the vineyard isn’t matching Amazon’s offer of 1¢ shipping for customers who buy three or more bottles. ...
FTSE 100 lower despite Worldpay share surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 03:55:15 PM
....Outside the FTSE 100 index, shares in Imagination Technologies rose 9. 4% after the company - which is up for sale and in dispute with Apple, its largest customer - said it had returned to profit. ...
Carlsberg buys London Fields Brewery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 05:39:11 PM
. Carlsberg has snapped up London Fields Brewery, which has been up for sale since its founder was charged with tax fraud. ...
Co-op Bank secures £700m rescue deal from hedge funds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 11:18:25 AM
....5 million members have a relationship with the bank. The bank – which put itself up for sale in February – said that, despite the tiny stake owned by the group, its “name, brand and commitment to cooperative values, set out in its ethical policy”, would continue unaffected. ...
Co-op Bank abandons sale talks as it edges towards rescue deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:25:23 PM
....The Co-operative Bank has abandoned talks over a sale after edging closer to clinching a deal with hedge funds to stump up millions of pounds to bolster its financial position. The extra financing from hedge funds comes four months after the bank had put itself up for sale, weakened by low interest rates and its costly turnaround programme. ...
Is your smart meter spying on you? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... Personal details like your name, address and bank account details are not stored on or transmitted by the meter. Your supplier can’t use any data from your smart meter for sales and marketing purposes unless you give them permission to do so. ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
....Soon we will discover if Apple really is engaged in a cunning plan to undermine the stock market value of Imagination Technologies and then buy the UK designer of graphics processors on the cheap. Imagination has put itself up for sale, a decision that has looked inevitable for weeks. ...
Imagination puts itself up for sale amid Apple dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 08:03:55 AM
. Shares in British chip designer Imagination Technologies rallied 20% after the company, which is in dispute with Apple, put itself up for sale. ...
Co-op Bank in advanced talks to secure hundreds of millions for rescue image
....The Co-operative Group’s stake in the Co-op Bank could fall dramatically under a rescue plan being drawn up by hedge funds. The UK’s largest mutual, which owns supermarkets and funeral homes, has a 20% stake in the bank, which put itself up for sale in February in a search for £750m of extra funding. ...
House sales in Greater London slump by almost a third in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 06:01:18 AM
....But while a sharp fall from that peak may have been expected, transactions in the capital were down markedly when compared with 2015’s figures, Your Move said, showing a drop of 19%. The Your Move index, which is put together by property consultancy Acadata and based on data from the Land Registry and other indices, showed a sharp slowdown for sales in London, the south-east and east of England, but increases in other, less expensive areas when compared with 2015. ...
Mars recalls chocolates over salmonella fear image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 02:31:32 PM
....Chocolate maker Mars is recalling some bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers and bags of Minstrels due to the "potential presence of salmonella". Mars said the products, for sale in the UK and Ireland, should not be eaten. ...
L’Oréal to sell Body Shop to Brazil's Natura in €1bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 10:45:16 AM
....L’Oréal, the owner of the British ethical retailer, is in exclusive talks with Natura and expected to finalise a deal this year. L’Oréal put Body Shop up for sale in February. ...
Alphabet sells off 'BigDog' robot maker Boston Dynamics to Softbank image
. Google’s parent company Alphabet has sold robotics firm Boston Dynamics to Japan’s Softbank for an undisclosed sum, over a year after putting it up for sale. ...
Softbank buys robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Alphabet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:08:23 AM
....Shares of Japan's Softbank have surged to their highest in nearly two decades after the firm bought robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Google's Alphabet. Boston Dynamics, known for its robots such as Atlas and BigDog, has struggled to commercialise its inventions and was put up for sale more than a year ago. ...
Co-op Bank draws interest from Qatar conglomerate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 03:30:28 PM
....Al Faisal Holding, a Qatari conglomerate with interests ranging from hotels to transport, was cited as a bidder for the hedge fund-owned bank in a deal being co-ordinated by Interritus. The Co-op Bank put itself up for sale in February, hoping to attract interest in a business that has 4m customers and an avowedly ethical stance. ...
Election exacerbating UK property slowdown, say surveyors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:19:01 PM
...."The latest survey suggests that uncertainty related to the general election may have contributed to what appears to have been a disappointing level of transactions in the housing market over the spring," said Simon Rubinsohn, Rics chief economist. He said he was particularly worried about the pipeline of new properties being put up for sale. ...
UK house prices rise for first time in five months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:54:02 AM
....Martin Ellis, a housing economist at Halifax, said Britain’s property shortage would continue to support house price growth. “The fact that the supply of new homes and existing properties available for sale remains low, combined with historically low mortgage rates and a high employment rate, is likely to support house price levels over the coming months,” he said. ...
House price growth cools further in May, says Halifax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 07:54:52 AM
....Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist, said the shortage of property on the market was likely to keep prices buoyant over the rest of the summer. "The fact that the supply of new homes and existing properties available for sale remains low, combined with historically low mortgage rates and a high employment rate, is likely to support house price levels over the coming months. ...
Average UK rents fall for first time in more than seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:01:14 AM
....In April, the lettings agency Your Move said London had seen a sharp fall in rents over the previous 12 months, reflecting the fact that many people looking for rental properties had switched their focus away from the capital. Some commentators have suggested that tenant demand has been falling, particularly in London, possibly as a result of Brexit, while others have said a weaker sales market had prompted some homeowners to let out their homes rather than putting them up for sale. ...
It’s part-eBay, part-Instagram, but is Depop safe for your teenagers? image
.... Teenagers particularly like it because it’s quick and easy to use. Users invite bids for items they have put up for sale, which they can accept at any time. ...
UK house prices fall for third month in a row for first time since financial crisis image
....“If there is one universal it is the chronic shortage of supply. Where there are more buyers than homes for sale, prices will inevitably edge upwards. ...
Is Sri Lanka 'up for sale'? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 11:13:01 PM
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Edinburgh Woollen Mill acquires Jaeger brand in plan for new chain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 04:46:27 PM
....In a statement issued on Sunday, Edinburgh Woollen Millen confirmed the collapsed Jaeger brand was now part of the group, the sale of which has proved controversial. Private equity firm Better Capital put the business up for sale after struggling for several years to revive Jaeger. ...
Serious Fraud Office warns of £120m pension scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... This was after an official investigation found that they were involved in a venture where people were cold called and persuaded to transfer their pensions “on the basis of misrepresentations made” concerning returns. The investigation found that the only investments offered to the public were storage pods marketed for sale by Store First, which paid commissions of up to 46% to another company which was part of the overall scheme. ...
Mortgage loan: Lending to wannabe buyers falls as number of homes for sale dips image
...."Home movers are having less luck. Their activity has been subdued for some time now and the low number of movers means fewer properties for sale. ...
Housing market moving sideways, lenders say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:28:25 AM
...."Home movers are having less luck. Their activity has been subdued for some time now and the low number of movers means fewer properties for sale. ...
Nationwide profits drop 18% as it shields savers from interest rate cuts image
.... Garner said the Nationwide did not have an interest in acquiring Co-op Bank in its entirety. The Co-op Bank has put itself up for sale and the City is awaiting an update on whether its bondholders and shareholders will put in more cash to help bolster its financial position. ...
Jaeger suppliers owed millions consider legal action against ex-owners image
.... In its heyday, Jaeger dressed Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe but more recently it had struggled to turn a profit on a competitive high street. After spending several years trying to revive the retailer’s fortunes, Better Capital hoisted a for sale sign at the start of this year. ...
Arsenal: Stan Kroenke says Gunners shares 'are not, and have never been, for sale' image
. Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke says his shares "are not, and have never been, for sale". ...
Paul Polman: ‘I could boost Unilever shares. But cutting costs is not our way’ image
....There has been a whirr of activity as Unilever seeks to cement the loyalty of shareholders. It is reviewing its Anglo-Dutch corporate structure, and has put its margarines and spreads business up for sale, launched a €5bn share buyback and set a public target of achieving 20% profit margins by 2020. ...
What $110m for a Basquiat painting tells us about the art market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:24:38 AM
....”. The high price also reflects the fact that 20th-century art increasingly dominates the list of the world’s most expensive paintings, partly because such works are more likely to be available for sale – with classics such as the Mona Lisa unlikely to come on to the market. ...
Marlboro maker accused of using branded tins to sidestep plain packaging rules image
....The tobacco industry has previously come under fire for allegedly deploying tactics designed to limit the effect of plain packaging legislation, such as using price stickers to differentiate themselves from other brands. Companies were accused of ramping up production of branded packaging in the days leading up to 20 May last year, in order to stockpile packets for sale during the 12-month grace period in which their sale was still permitted. ...
A Grand Designs eco home for sale – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 06:00:10 AM
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Adidas finds buyer for its golf unit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:22:31 AM
....The world's second largest sports apparel and equipment group has seen golf fall out of favour with the middle classes, who have, if anecdotal evidence is to be believed, turned to more fashionable pastimes such as cycling. Adidas put the golf brands, which have struggled as the sport has declined in popularity in its traditional markets in the US and Western Europe, up for sale last year. ...
Co-op Bank investors braced for losses as it tries to raise £750m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:31:56 PM
....Co-op Bank, which refused to comment on Tuesday, insisted last month that it had “received a number of non-binding proposals from strategic and financial parties” and “selected several parties to enter a further phase” of talks. The bank put itself up for sale in February, four years after its near-collapse which sparked its rescue by hedge funds. ...
House price news: Values fall for first time since 2012 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 03:30:00 PM
...."Signs of a decline in the pace of job creation, and the beginnings of a squeeze on households’ finances as a result of increasing inflation, may also be constraining the demand for homes. “A continued low mortgage rate environment, combined with an ongoing acute shortage of properties for sale, should nonetheless help continue to underpin house prices over the coming months. ...
Cloned cars sold in Greater Manchester eBay scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 07:35:57 AM
.... . A car of the same make and model with the same registration plate was then discovered up for sale at a Vauxhall garage in Wales. ...
Tata deal with Liberty House saves 1,700 UK steel jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:40:38 AM
....”. India’s Tata put the business up for sale last year after reviewing its struggling UK operations, which also include Britain’s largest steelworks in Port Talbot, south Wales. ...
Is Triodos the ethical bank that could replace the Co-op? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 06:00:22 AM
.... The Co-operative Bank might have something to say about that – it is the only high street bank with a customer-led ethical policy covering a range of issues from the environment to animal welfare. However, Co-op Bank put itself up for sale in February, four years after it nearly collapsed and had to be bailed out by hedge funds, and there has been speculation that it may have to be broken up. ...
MPs say 'dominance' of big home-building firms must end image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 01:27:41 AM
.... . "If we are to build the homes that the country so desperately needs, for sale and for rent, then this dominance must end. ...
As first-time buyers, can we take out a buy-to-let mortgage? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:00:09 AM
.... Perhaps you should concentrate on finding somewhere affordable in Oxfordshire even if it means compromising on where you live. Having looked on Rightmove, it seems that even in the expensive city of Oxford, there are plenty of two-bedroom houses for sale for less than £280,000. ...
Twitter revenues decline for first time as advertising falls away image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:48:14 PM
.... But he said the issue for investors was: “When do things get less worse?”. Twitter, which was touted for sale last year but failed to find a buyer, has been pushed into the spotlight as President Trump has used the service to get his message across directly to the electorate bypassing what he regards as the “dishonest” media, both before and after the presidential election. ...
Boohoo online fashion retailer sees its profits double image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:17:43 AM
....It is an online marketing strategy that High Street chains are now scrambling to emulate. The key to its success is that Boohoo is able to batch-produce items "in the low hundreds" to trial for sale on its website; something that is not a viable option for fashion chains with bricks-and-mortar stores. ...
How the MoD’s plan to privatise military housing ended in disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:30:38 AM
.... Instead, Annington took its cut before selling many of the houses on to buy-to-let investors, who also take their slice. (A spokesman for Annington said the company took “a commercial decision to fully refurbish the properties, in the process creating a good supply of affordably priced housing for sale in the local community” and that the houses were often sold to first-time buyers. ...

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