Monthly Archives: November 2014

United Cacao sweetens Aim with £23m float

This corner of West Africa is susceptible to drought and disease, and fears that this region could be hit with Ebola from its infected neighbours, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, saw the price of cocoa surge by more than 10pc […]

United Cacao sweetens Aim with flotation value of £23m

This corner of West Africa is susceptible to drought and disease, and fears that this region could be hit with Ebola from its infected neighbours, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, saw the price of cocoa surge by more than 10pc […]

Role of banker at centre of Songbird questioned by Qatari bidders

A market source said: “This irrelevant tactic shows that they are focused on tricks rather than offering fair value.” Meanwhile investors in Songbird are bracing for the company’s shares to fall this week on growing expectations that a multi-billion takeover […]

Saudis risk playing with fire in shale-price showdown as crude crashes

“When it comes to crude and other hydrocarbons, the US is bursting at the seams,” said Edward Morse, Citigroup’s commodities chief. “This situation is unlikely to stop, even if prevailing prices for oil fall significantly. The US should become a […]

GSK to cut hundreds of US jobs

The pharmaceutical giant, which is trying to recover from a year marred by a bribery scandal in China and lacklustre sales, will outline to employees in greater detail how it intends to make the savings, which were announced alongside its […]

Balfour Beatty’s PFI portfolio attracts takeover interest

John Laing Infrastructure Fund, whose assets range from street lights to hospitals, is working on a possible £1bn bid to buy Balfour Beatty’s portfolio of public finance initiative (PFI) and public private partnership (PPP) contracts. In August, after the discussions […]

Graphic: How the RAF’s new A400M transporter measures up

The RAF has officially taken delivery of the A400M from Airbus, part of a 22-plane order that will boost the UK military’s air transport capabilities. The new aircraft – named the Atlas – will evenutally replace the RAF’s ageing fleet […]

UK’s key Gulf ally Oman faces catastrophe from Opec oil price war

The potential for instability in Oman from falling oil prices and uncertainty over the leadership is understood to have unnerved some officials within the Foreign Office. Oman has played a pivotal role in building tentative relations between the US, its […]

AA tests in-car wifi as it seeks to leave digital ‘dark ages’

Mr Clarke said the AA is looking to introduce new services around motoring that “will take it away from being perceived as a breakdown recovery service to a membership proposition covering more aspects of motorists’ lives”. Possible areas for development […]

Cyber Monday set to lose its crown as the biggest online shopping day of the year

However, this compares to at least £600m that was spent online on Black Friday, as retailers including Tesco, Asda, Argos and John Lewis laid on special offers and extended opening hours in their branches in a bid to replicate the […]