Publication: Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog

First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Eurozone crisis live: markets jittery on Portugal fears

Mixed day for Asian stocks, European investors expected to remain wary.Burberry to face shareholder anger over £20m executive pay dealConstruction data in the UK awaited 8.34am BST The Portuguese bank at the centre of the sell-off storm has issued ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jul 11 2014]
Entities: Portugal, Eurozone, Crisis
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Premature claims and loose talk could hurt AbbVie's offer for Shire

AbbVie concedes it has no hard commitments that Shire's shareholders are 'generally supportive' of £30bn takeover offer "Statement from AbbVie Inc regarding press commentary," read the disingenuous headline on the morning update from the bidder for Shire. ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Skills shortage and housing bubble have arrived very early in the economic cycle

Employers are complaining of a chronic shortage of skilled workers in the midst of a rampantly rising housing market such worries usually follow a 10-year run of growth Can it be true that only 18 months into a recovery we seem already to have the worst ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Wall Street record close above 17,000 boosts Asian shares live

Japan's Nikkei hits five-month high after upbeat US jobs data 8.09am BST European shares have opened flat to slightly lower. The FTSE 100 index was flat in early trading at 6859.14. Germany's Dax was also flat while Spain's Ibex and Italy's FTSE ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Sports Direct shareholders are not all playing fair with bonus scheme

The 60% of compliant shareholders who support the idea of offering Mike Ashley a mega bonus send out two bad messages Who are these spineless Sports Direct shareholders who now support the idea of offering founder Mike Ashley a mega bonus? And why have ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Small businesses are the UK's greatest advantage we must help them look overseas

Giving small businesses the skills, knowhow and connections to sell beyond the UK will be key to Britain's economic fightback After weathering the recession, recent data suggests the British economy is finally mounting a sustained recovery. While GDP ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Bullying payday lender is lucky it wasn't whacked with a huge fine

Wonga will pay £2.6m to customers but the company should count itself lucky it has not been asked to pay interest at 5,000% So that's what Wonga meant by "straight talking money". The payday lender was trying to bully errant customers by sending them ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

WPP should think twice as to whether smaller pay rebellion is a success

Even after 'substantial revisions' to its pay policies, it finds itself roughly as popular as Barclays on remuneration WPP will probably regard a 28% rebellion over its pay report, including abstentions, as a half-decent result. There were a few more ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Selling door-to-door carries too much risk of damaging the BSkyB brand

BSkyB is proposing to axe its 550 door-to-door salesmen and has taken them off the streets while it conducts consultation Believe in better, say the Sky ads, a philosophy hard to marry with the very old-tech idea of paying salesmen to go door-to-door ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

RBS and WPP to face shareholder unrest over pay business live

Royal Bank of Scotland and WPP hold their annual general meetings today and are likely to face questions over boardroom pay 8.00am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the financial markets, the economy, business and the eurozone. ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Bank of England governor faces grilling from MPs over interest rates - business live

Mark Carney can expect tough questions over his forward guidance strategy on interest rates when he appears before the Treasury Committee, from 9.30am 7.57am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the financial markets, the economy, ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Rolls-Royce share buyback and capex pledge not a case of City short-termism

Engine-maker's decision to bow to investors' wishes and give up dreams of acquiring Finnish group Wärtsilä looks correct for now Has Rolls-Royce, every politicians' favourite engineering powerhouse, run out of ideas? The engine-maker has never before ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jun 19 2014]

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...the fuss? It is, of course, possible for a company's pay committee to operate this way and to congratulate itself on how its judgments have been "corroborated by the support of a significant majority of share owners" as the current annual report described last year's outcome
...It is because, as BSkyB explains, "as customers choose other ways to buy our products, door-to-door sales are becoming less viable" . The review of door-to-door selling, apparently, was already taking place before the allegations were made
"The interest raterate cuts were a response to the unsatisfactory inflation outlook. "That we took unconventional measures is both down to the fact that we have almost used up the room to cut rates, and that we wanted to ensure that our expansive monetary policy also came through to the real economy." *WEIDMANN: NEED TO REMAIN VIGILENT TO POTENTIAL OVER-REACTIONS // so is that the new name for carry trades? It's all over the news, but it's more impressive on the charts. 10Y Spain yield below UST yield. Thanks, @ecb . pic.twitter.com/52FD1RTGZ7"
...As Benny Higgins, the boss of the supermarket's bank, puts it, the current account "is the final brick in the wall of building the bank" . Except there are not really any bricks. While bank customers can queue at 300 service desks in supermarkets, there is no branch network...

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Eurozone crisis: markets jittery on Portugal ba... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jul 11 2014]
Mixed day for Asian stocks, European investors expected to remain wary.Burberry to face shareholder anger over £20m executive pay dealConstruction data in the UK awaited Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial ...
Premature claims and loose talk could hurt AbbV... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jul 09 2014]
AbbVie concedes it has no hard commitments that Shire's shareholders are 'generally supportive' of £30bn takeover offer "Statement from AbbVie Inc regarding press commentary," read the disingenuous headline on the morning update from the bidder for Shire. ...
Skills shortage and housing bubble have arrived... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jul 08 2014]
Employers are complaining of a chronic shortage of skilled workers in the midst of a rampantly rising housing market such worries usually follow a 10-year run of growth Can it be true that only 18 months into a recovery we seem already to have the worst ...
Wall Street record close above 17,000 boosts As... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Business Blog - Jul 04 2014]
Japan's Nikkei hits five-month high after upbeat US jobs data 8.09am BST European shares have opened flat to slightly lower. The FTSE 100 index was flat in early trading at 6859.14. Germany's Dax was also flat while Spain's Ibex and Italy's FTSE ...
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