Tube staff to strike at 5pm today

first_img KCS-content Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com COMMUTERS are facing severe disruptions to travel plans this evening as 10,000 London Underground (LU) staff launch a day of industrial action at 5pm. Transport for London (TfL) and Mayor Boris Johnson have pledged to keep the capital moving during the strike period, which is expected to last until 9pm tomorrow and affect all lines across the network. TfL will add 100 extra buses to busy routes and make available 10,000 more riverboat journeys on the Thames.Transport unions RMT and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), which represent the striking staff, are at odds with LU management over plans to axe up to 800 station staff. Talks to avert the action failed late last week. LU maintenance and engineering staff will be the first to leave their posts and will be followed by drivers, signallers, ticketing staff and operational managers four hours later. Further strikes are planned for 3 October, 2 November, and 28 November.Transport secretary Philip Hammond has called the strikes “bad for London”. He said: “At a time when public finances are under pressure any strike by tube workers will be seriously damaging.”Last night 200 Alstom-Metro staff went on strike. They maintain trains on the Jubilee and Northern Lines. whatsapp Tube staff to strike at 5pm today Sunday 5 September 2010 10:45 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

JCB CHAIR TAKES THE HONOURS AT GOODWOOD

first_img Show Comments ▼ JCB CHAIR TAKES THE HONOURS AT GOODWOOD KCS-content whatsapp Sunday 19 September 2010 9:37 pm 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 PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyFood World MagazineMagnesium Deficiency Causes Heart Attacks! Eat These 15 FoodsFood World MagazinealldelishHere is what happens to your body when you start eating 2 eggs every dayalldelishAnd MoreWow: this woman bought four sea containers and converted them into a beautiful homeAnd MoreInvest ClownAt 71, Victoria Principal Finally Breaks The Silence.Invest ClownLintmit.comMan Finds Plane Hidden In Jungle, But When He Looks InsideLintmit.comcenter_img whatsapp Share TO SUSSEX yesterday for the final day of the Goodwood Revival classic car festival, where a raft of senior figures from the City were slogging it out against each other on the track in the most prestigious race of the weekend – the Royal Automobile Club TT race.The race – a one-hour, two-driver challenge in which the cars, entirely closed cockpit GT cars from the early 1960s, are collectively worth over £100m – was eventually won by a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, owned by JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford.Bamford, like a sensible chap, had left the driving to French racing driver Jean-Marc Gounon and English driver Peter Hardman, switching over half way through the race. He also had another 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO entered in the race, driven by son Joe and former racer and presenter Alain de Cadenet, which came middle of the 30-car field in 16th place.Orange chief executive Tom Alexander put in a respectable performance in his 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT, coming in 19th position, though the bragging rights for the business world go to BGC Partners boss Shaun Lynn, who notched up an impressive sixth place in his 1961 Jaguar E-type lightweight.BACK TO THE CITIA high-profile jump back to the City for Eddie Charlton, the jovial former director of HSBC Private Bank, who is joining Citi as a senior adviser.Charlton, a qualified lawyer, left HSBC earlier this year and has been enjoying the good life ever since, popping up at a few charity sporting events and the like over the summer. Along with any number of prestigious financial roles, Charlton has also repeatedly been linked with footballing body roles – first in 2007, when he was beaten to the Football Association chairman’s post by Lord Triesman, and again earlier this year, to succeed the outgoing Lord Mawhinney as chair of the Football League.WRONG SIDE OF LAWNever ones to shy away from using a high-profile event for publicity stunts, bookie Paddy Power made the Pope’s visit to Blighty something of a focus for its efforts over the weekend. Not that it won them any favours with the police, mind – first the firm’s replica “Popemobile” was clamped in Edinburgh, then officers pulled it over in London for loitering in front of Buckingham Palace…BODY AND SOULSomething of an unusual extra-curricular activity from Numis Securities mining analyst Cailey Barker, who wants to spread his martial arts wisdom to fellow financial sector workers to help them protect themselves in the capital.Bushin Martial Spirit, Barker’s venture, is based upon a mixed martial arts style which he developed himself, incorporating the usual self-defence focused combat techniques with meditation, massage and “internal energy” exercises to develop mind, body and spirit as a whole.“People think martial arts are akin to Alex Reid-style cage fighting but they’re not – all of them have their roots in self defence, which is so important in London,” says Barker.Apparently, the classes have been popular among City workers keen for a break from the usual gym routine – though given the continuing vilification of the industry and disturbing threats like the Real IRA’s warning to bankers last week, Barker’s timing could hardly be more propitious. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Cameron has to work hard to eclipse BoJo

first_imgMonday 4 October 2010 9:12 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content IN the run-up to this conference, Tory strategists promised a more upbeat tone. Ed Miliband’s claim that Labour is the optimistic alternative to the dour coalition cutters appears to have hit home.The Conservatives have done their best to trot out popular announcements on high-speed rail and education scholarships for the armed forces, but these are just old policies re-heated to provide some conference cheer. HARD TIMESThe only substantive thing the government announced yesterday was cuts to child benefit for higher rate tax payers and a cap on benefits for the unemployed. Try as they might, the spinners can’t put a positive gloss on that. “We would really have liked to come to conference with loads of goodies to announce, but the cupboard is bare,” a senior party strategist moaned.BOJO KNOCKS ‘EM DEADWith delegates down in the doldrums, Boris Johnson is only too keen to provide a spot of light relief. The most popular fringe event so far has been the Rally for Boris, organised by grassroots website ConservativeHome (sadly, the New Statesman held its own, poorly attended, party at the same time). Share Cameron has to work hard to eclipse BoJo whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Tags: NULL And yesterday, the London Mayor delivered a barnstorming speech with inimitable bluster and bombast: the crowd lapped it up. He took no prisoners, in a speech that hit out a trade unionists – much to the mirth of his audience – but also warned central government to spare London from the worst of swingeing cuts. “If you come to City Hall, I can show you the physical evidence of the cuts we have been making,” Boris said in what sounded like a direct invitation to the chancellor.”He added: “A whole Marie Celeste floor of deserted desks waiting to be rented out to another agency”.David Cameron’s aides insist he is completely relaxed about Boris’ popularity, but it surely must rankle. His speech tomorrow is unlikely to elicit the same tub-thumping that accompanied the mayor’s speech.What about Boris for PM? Well, if the results of my quick, and entirely unscientific, straw poll are anything to go by, party activists would be thrilled to see him as Tory leader.A JOKE FROM GEORGETo give them their due, George Osborne’s speechwriters have also been doing their best to lighten the mood. The chancellor – who has a famously terse relationship with business secretary Vince Cable – made light of their mutual wariness with a joke about the feuding Milibands. The chancellor said: “People said we wouldn’t get on, that we’d trade cruel nicknames, that we would knife each other in the back, that we’d try to end each others’ careers. Who do they think we are? Brothers?” last_img read more

Virgin Active limbers up with laundry acquisition

first_img Fitness group Virgin Active has saved a towel and laundry supplier from collapse, safeguarding 30 jobs.The gym operator has bought H20 Leisure Services, which went into administration last month.H20, based in Neasden, north London, supplies Virgin’s 50 clubs in the capital, which use more than 1m towels a month.Virgin said it decided to buy the business after receiving comments from customers that the towel service needed to be upgraded.Virgin Active UK chief operating officer Scott Hood said: “We did not expect to be running a laundry business at this point, but this move shows our commitment to going the extra mile to ensure we give members what they need – in this case a continual supply of towels.“We’re pleased to have safeguarded over 30 jobs in a business that was suffering in these tough times.”Virgin Active runs 71 health clubs across the UK, including the flagship City sites at Bank and Barbican. In the last financial year the company’s earnings rose 18 per cent to £101.1m, on a 15 per cent rise in revenues to £391m. Member numbers rose 4 per cent to 919,000. Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap KCS-content Virgin Active limbers up with laundry acquisition by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 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 TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 11 October 2010 8:29 pm whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

The cabinet’s winners and losers

first_imgWednesday 20 October 2010 8:49 pm KCS-content Share whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼center_img WINNER | MICHAEL GOVEWINNER | ANDREW LANSLEYLOSER | VINCE CABLELOSER | THERESA MAYANALYSISEducation: After Health and Overseas Aid, Education has got the best settlement, with cuts of just three per cent. The schools budget will increase in real terms from £35bn to £39bn. The capital budget, which was allocated to the mammoth Building Schools for the Future programme, has been slashed, although Michael Gove thinks this is a good way of saving money. It’s not all good news, however. The non-schools budget will be cut by 12 per cent, meaning pain for sixth-forms and colleges. The grant given to poorer sixth-formers will be scrapped while Sure Start nurseries will only be protected in cash terms, suggesting cuts of around 10 per cent. Health: Health is one of the only departments that will see real-terms increases over the parliament. However, hospitals will still feel the pinch: £1bn will be diverted to social care; and an ageing population will put more strain on the NHS.Transport: One of the most-keenly felt consequences of the Transport settlement will be massive increase in rail fares, which are currently capped at RPI + 1 per cent. A new measure of RPI + 3 per cent from 2012 would see fares increase by 7.8 per cent a year based on current RPI. The Dartford Crossing will also soar from £1.50 to £2.50 in 2012 while bus subsidies will be cut by 20 per cent. This means cuts in capital spending won’t be as bad as feared: Crossrail will go ahead, as will the upgrade of London Underground and various rail projects. Local Government: The future Communities department will be a shadow of its former self. The 55 per cent cut includes £1.6bn of funding which is being devolved to local councils, but they are still very steep.Business Innovation and Skills: Funding for higher education will be cut by 40 per cent, to be replaced by a massive increase in student tuition fees. The government will only fund degrees in science, technology, engineering and maths. Newer universities will likely have to close or downsize considerably. Higher education saving will deliver around 65 per cent of total savings. The science budget will be protected in cash terms, while some key capital projects will be saved. But these are mainly sops for Vince Cable, who now has to preside over the biggest rise in tuition fees in history – despite campaigning against such a move before the election. Home Office: The coalition has managed to protect schools and health, but the police service will pay the price. Central government funding for police will be slashed by a fifth, meaning big reductions in headcount. An increase in the amount local police services can levy on council tax will soften these to cuts of 14 per cent, but police are still one of the biggest losers. Justice: Prisons are full and, due to huge cuts in capital spending, no new ones will be build in this parliament. That means the number of prisoners will be around 3,000 lower than it is today by 2014-15. Dangerous and serious offenders will be locked up but more criminals will be punished with community penalties. Legal aid will be cut by £350m. Although the department has lost out, Ken Clarke – a liberal proponent of penal reform – is likely to be happy with his settlement. Defence: The details of Liam Fox’s settlement were announced earlier in the week. He is definitely one of the winners and fought a hard fight against the Treasury, one which could end up hurting his political career further down the line. Foreign Office: As one of the smallest spending departments, Hague has secured a pretty good settlement. From 2014-15, the BBC will be forced to fund the World Service. Once that is taken into account, the rest of the FCO budget will fall by 10 per cent over the period. Innovation Development: By far the biggest winner in terms of percentage increase, the government has kept its pledge to increase overseas aid. Environment: The number of agricultural bodies will be reduced by 50 per cent.Culture: The Olympics budget will be protected while cuts for grant-funded museums and arts organisations will be limited to 15 per cent. That means swingeing cuts for others: 30 per cent cuts for Sport England, UK Sport, English Heritage and Visit Britain. Energy: Although Huhne has agreed a big cut to departmental spending, his capital budget has soared: there is £1bn for a carbon capture plant; £860m for a renewable energy incentive scheme; and £200m for low carbon technologies. Welfare: It is misleading to look at Iain Duncan-Smith’s departmental budget, as most of his spending is on welfare, which is annually managed expenditure. He has won an increase in departmental spending to help administer his landmark policy: a Universal Credit to replace all other out of work and low income benefits. However, there have been huge cuts to welfare to help pay for this. whatsapp The cabinet’s winners and losers last_img read more

Goldman traders to join KKR

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR) is hiring part of Goldman Sachs’ proprietary trading team, in the latest sign of private equity firms widening their business beyond pure leveraged buyouts.Goldman’s proprietary trading desk is being shut down in light of the “Volcker rule”, which limits the extent to which banks can bet with their own capital. The exodus of traders gives KKR an opportunity to expand its business areas further, moving into the potentially lucrative long/short hedge fund space. Goldman has said proprietary trading accounts for as much as 10 per cent of its revenue.In a sign of their appeal, the Goldman traders had been in talks with a number of investment firms such as Perella Weinberg and BlackRock before settling on KKR, sources previously said. The transaction will see KKR hire about nine Goldman traders, led by Bob Howard, who heads Principal Strategies for Goldman’s US business. The team will be part of KKR’s asset management unit, which manages $13bn (£8.3bn), and will join early in 2011.KKR is likely to launch a long/short hedge fund next year, a source familiar with the situation said. KKR co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts said in a statement that the move is part of a strategic build-out of its asset management platform. Private equity firms have been expanding from their traditional bread and butter business of striking leveraged buyout deals in recent years, as the industry matures. whatsapp Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULL 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 A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity 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.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Timescenter_img KCS-content Goldman traders to join KKR Thursday 21 October 2010 8:36 pm Share last_img read more

The Worm readies himself to face the music over EMI deal

first_img Share KCS-content 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 PastSerendipity 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.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp Sunday 24 October 2010 11:24 pmcenter_img ONE of Citigroup’s top investment bankers, David Wormsley, will take to the stand as early as today after he was called as a hostile witness by the lead counsel for Guy Hand’s private equity firm Terra Firma on Friday in the legal dispute over the sale of EMI in 2007. David Boies told District Judge Jed Rakoff he intended to call Wormsley shortly after Hands completes his testimony over the sale of the record label. A source familiar with the case said they expected it to last at least another week if not two before the jury is sent out to consider its verdict. There are few signs of an out of court settlement being agreed. Apparently the two former friends have had several opportunities to speak to one another without a single word being uttered between them.The case hinges on three phone calls during which Hands claimed in three days of testimony that Wormsley, known as the Worm in the City, misled him about the 2007 auction of EMI leading Hands to overpay for the record label.Wormsley’s lawyers have contradicted Hands’s account of the phone calls between them in May 2007. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp The Worm readies himself to face the music over EMI deal   Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Google set to build stronger controls to safeguard privacy

first_img whatsapp GOOGLE is “building stronger controls” to safeguard privacy, a senior executive said yesterday after the search engine giant’s admission to inadvertently gathering emails and passwords across the globe.Peter Fleischer, Google’s global privacy counsel, told reporters at a conference on Internet security he was “puzzled” that users had made scant use of privacy controls made available on the site months ago, and Google would try to improve them.“We are building stronger controls,” Fleischer said, adding that developers were seeking to construct a “privacy design document” to bar any abuses of user information.Google said in a blog published on its website on Friday that its “Street View” cars around the world had accidentally collected more personal data than previously thought, opening the door to new potential probes. The breach had been discovered by regulators in Germany, and Canada’s privacy watchdog has also charged Google with violating the rights of thousands of Canadians.In Britain, the Information Commissioner’s Office ICO pledged to reinvestigate how much data had been collected.Six months ago the ICO was granted new powers. It can impose fines of up to £500,000 for privacy breaches. Google set to build stronger controls to safeguard privacy Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBewadaHusband Divorced His Wife After Looking Closer At This PhotoBewadaMike HistoryAt 66, This Is Bruce Willis’ Private CarMike HistoryAmoMediaRich Guy Mocks Disabled Waiter, Regrets It ImmediatelyAmoMediacutenova.comTake a Peek at 10 of the Most Expensive Houses in the Worldcutenova.com5log – Livinguard®This mask has been sold out in Germany 5 days after the government has tighten up5log – Livinguard®Plumbing ServicesPlumber Prices In Scottsdale might surprise YouPlumbing ServicesCleaning Services | Search AdsHere’s What Cleaning Services In Scottsdale Should Actually CostCleaning Services | Search AdsFoundation FixFoundation Repair Cost In Scottsdale May Surprise YouFoundation FixHealth.recetasgetHeart Attack Early Warning Signs and SymptomsHealth.recetasget whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.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.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content Share Tuesday 26 October 2010 7:42 pmlast_img read more

Demand for homes falling, finds survey

first_img Show Comments ▼ Sunday 28 November 2010 9:40 pm whatsapp KCS-content Demand for homes falling, finds survey Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily 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 ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof DEMAND for homes fell at the fastest rate for nearly two years last month as buyer confidence dipped, industry figures showed.The number of new buyers registering with agents fell by 4.3 per cent in November, according to the monthly national housing survey from property website Hometrack.The monthly fall was the fifth in a row and the biggest since January 2009, the survey of more than 5,100 agents and surveyors showed.Hometrack said the figures meant the normal seasonal slowdown in the housing market in the run-up to Christmas had kicked in a month earlier than usual.It said near-term prices would remain under pressure and were likely to fall two per cent by the end of 2011.Hometrack’s research director Richard Donnell said economic concerns amid recent spending cuts, together with expectations of a period of retrenchment in house prices, were driving the weakness.“It is inevitable this trend will continue as we move into the New Year,” he said.The group said prices had come under greatest pressure in southern England, where they recovered most strongly in 2009 and earlier this year, while prices did not firm up as much in the Midlands and north.The number of properties for sale fell by 0.4 per cent in November, the first time in nine months that the survey had shown a fall in supply.“A continued reduction in the supply of homes for sale seems inevitable in the coming months as vendors either reduce asking prices or withdraw property from the market,” the group said. “We expect this to act as a support to pricing in the second part of 2011.” whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ECB keeps liquidity flowing

first_img Share ECB keeps liquidity flowing whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily 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 ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Tags: NULL whatsapp EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) president Jean-Claude Trichet emerged victorious from his skirmish with markets yesterday, as stocks stabilised and the euro gained on the back of ECB announcements. The ECB announced that it would continue its special liquidity programme that are keeping Europe’s banks out of default. However, the Bank dashed hopes that it would restart the bond-purchasing programme that it launched in May after the bailout of Greece. Trichet had raised expectations of further bond-buying by suggesting that the Bank was prepared to intervene in secondary bond markets, but no announcement was made on the subject during a much-anticipated press conference yesterday. But markets shook off the disappointment yesterday. The Eurostoxx 50 and the FTSE 100 both rose 2.2 per cent while the euro jumped to a high of $1.324 against the greenback. Banking stocks also gained: Barclays was up 2.6 per cent, Santander was up 5.1 per cent and BNP Paribas rose 1.5 per cent. Many of Europe’s banks have becoming heavily reliant on the ECB’s special liquidity scheme: its net lending was equal in value to seven per cent of Portuguese total bank assets and 1.9 per cent of Spanish total bank assets in October, according to Deutsche Bank. KCS-content Thursday 2 December 2010 8:55 pmlast_img read more