Restructuring Areva attracts Chinese interest - newspaper

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 04:15
PARIS (Reuters) - Areva has attracted the interest of three Chinese groups in its technology and parts of its business as the loss-making, majority state-owned French nuclear reactor company restructures, Le Journal du Dimanche reported.

China's economy seen slowing to 6.8 percent in Q2 - state think tank

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 02:29
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's economy is expected to slow further to 6.8 percent in the second quarter from a six-year low hit in the first, a top government think tank said in a research report that underscored the need for more stimulus to shore up faltering growth.

Exclusive - GM set to storm India as Korea costs climb

Reuters UK Business News - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 23:06
BEIJING/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - General Motors aims to grab at least 5 percent market share in India within the next decade, as it sees that market overtaking Japan as the world's third biggest with projected annual sales of 8 million vehicles by 2025.

As Macau casino stocks sink, long-term investors look past the abyss

Reuters UK Business News - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 22:35
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau casino stocks have lost as much as half their value over the past year as China's anti-corruption crackdown scares away wealthy VIP punters, but some investors say their faith in long-term gambling demand from the mainland remains unshaken.

BHP's South32 risks tough market debut, M&A talk swirls

Reuters UK Business News - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 22:23
MELBOURNE/LONDON (Reuters) - BHP Billiton's shareholders are expected to approve the biggest ever spin-off in the mining industry on Wednesday, seeking to wring more value out of a string of long-neglected aluminium, manganese, silver and nickel assets.

Greece cites progress in talks with EU/IMF lenders, aims for May deal

Reuters UK Business News - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 22:00
ATHENS (Reuters) - Negotiations between Greece and its international lenders over reforms to unlock remaining bailout aid have made headway and

Execs close to Charter reach out to Time Warner Cable on merger - WSJ

Reuters UK Business News - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 21:12
(Reuters) - Top executives close to Charter Communications Inc have reached out to management at Time Warner Cable Inc to discuss a possible merger of the cable operators, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Oh Ye, Oh Ye, Oh Ye - new town crier Lawrence steps to the fore at Chatteris to proclaim a Royal birth

Ely Standard - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 13:34

He was only confirmed in his honorary appointment last November by the town council but yesterday town crier Lawrence Weetman had a significant role to play.

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UKIP position on migrant workers under fire at BBC Any Questions? broadcast live in front of 600 people at Wisbech Grammar School

Ely Standard - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 12:27

Immigration focused heavily in the issues put to the four politicians on the BBC Radio 4 Any Questions programme that was broadcast live on Friday night from Wisbech.

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Jazz for Amnesty - 7th June 2015

Events - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 12:00
Date:  Sunday, 7 June 2015 - 4:00pm Jazz for Amnesty Following two sell-out concerts, Amnesty International Ely City Group is once again bringing members of Ronnie Scotts All Stars to Ely for an afternoon of amazing jazz. Heading the line up will be James Pearson, resident pianist and Artistic Director at Ronnie Scotts famous Soho Jazz Club. Joining James will be other members of his Trio, plus award-winning jazz and soul singer/songwriter Polly Gibbons. Cost: 


Contact:  Sally MacEachern Telephone:  01353 741228 Email: Website:  Amnesty International - Ely City Group Location The Old Fire Engine House 25 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4ER United Kingdom See map: Google Maps

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Payrolls to test second quarter climate for Fed

Reuters UK Business News - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 09:12
LONDON (Reuters) - Always top of the data pile, this week will be no exception for the U.S. jobs report with a first interest rate rise likely this year despite a dramatic slowdown in the first quarter.

China, Japan, South Korea commit to economic policies supporting demand

Reuters UK Business News - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 09:06
BAKU (Reuters) - Central bankers and finance ministers from China, Japan and South Korea said on Sunday they remained committed to policies to support demand in the face of moderate and uneven global growth.

Exclusive - Siemens healthcare unit probed by China regulator for bribery: sources

Reuters UK Business News - Sun, 03/05/2015 - 04:10
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese regulator investigated Siemens AG last year over whether the German group's healthcare unit and its dealers bribed hospitals to buy expensive disposable products used in some of its medical devices, three people with knowledge of the probe told Reuters.

Buffett celebrates 50th year at Berkshire, gave no hint of successor

Reuters UK Business News - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 23:59
OMAHA, Neb. (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he's gone.

Exclusive - European Union sees supplies of natural gas from Turkmenistan by 2019

Reuters UK Business News - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 14:59
ASHGABAT (Reuters) - The European Union, keen to lessen its dependence on Russia for energy supplies, expects to start receiving natural gas from Turkmenistan by 2019, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said in an interview.

Adidas CEO says first-quarter results will show company is 'back in full swing'

Reuters UK Business News - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 14:09
BERLIN (Reuters) - Adidas's beleaguered chief executive, Herbert Hainer, has defended his record, saying first-quarter results next week will show the German sportswear company made a great start to 2015.

Lower Saxony premier says VW power struggle is over - paper

Reuters UK Business News - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 13:10
BERLIN (Reuters) - The premier of the German state of Lower Saxony, which owns 20 percent of Volkswagen , was quoted on Saturday as saying that a power struggle at Europe's largest carmaker that ended in the departure of Chairman Ferdinand Piech, was over.

ADB will ensure safeguards are upheld in cooperation with AIIB

Reuters UK Business News - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 09:20
BAKU (Reuters) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will ensure that safeguards are upheld in future cooperation with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), ADB President Takehiko Nakao told a media conference on Saturday.

Norfolk and Suffolk dog owners urged to be aware of deadly Alabama Rot disease

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 02/05/2015 - 08:44

Dog owners across Norfolk and Suffolk are being urged to take extra precautions when out walking their pets this spring and summer, to help prevent the spread of the deadly disease, Alabama Rot.

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Ratings agencies say no default if Greece misses ECB, IMF payments

Reuters UK Business News - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 19:10
LONDON (Reuters) - Most top credit rating agencies say they would not cut Greece's rating to default if it misses a payment to the International Monetary Fund or European Central Bank, a stance that could keep vital ECB funding flowing into the financial system.