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Retail
uk grocery sales fall amid price war
Mainstream grocers lose market share to discounters
... r for them”. He said it was slowing because it was mathematically impossible for Aldi to continue recording 30 per cent year-on-year increases. “The discounters are watching their prices,” he ad ... ... including Aldi and Lidl, the demise of the weekly shop and the increase in online grocery shopping. ... ... including Aldi and Lidl, the demise of the weekly shop and the increase in online grocery shopping. ... ... including Aldi and Lidl, the demise of the weekly shop and the increase in online grocery shopping. ... ... honey price wars, and there are real price wars. This is a real price war,” said Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel. He said the biggest grocers were “losing ... ... ion forecast to continue well into 2015. On Monday, research from Goldman Sachs said 20 per cent of uk supermarket space was surplus to requirements following the rise of discounters including Aldi an ...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:30:30 GMT

uk Economy
uk house prices rise 12.1% in a year
Acceleration in prices runs counter to signs of cooling seen in other data
... capital reporting a drop in demand, with the rest of the UK showing a net balance of -18 per cent. ... ... er of months have suggested the market, particularly in London, was cooling rapidly. Loan approval numbers in September were at their lowest level since July 2013 and Halifax reported that prices act ... ... capital reporting a drop in demand, with the rest of the UK showing a net balance of -18 per cent. ... ... capital reporting a drop in demand, with the rest of the UK showing a net balance of -18 per cent. ... ... capital reporting a drop in demand, with the rest of the UK showing a net balance of -18 per cent. ... ... th, with 62 per cent more surveyors in the capital reporting a drop in demand, with the rest of the uk showing a net balance of -18 per cent. ...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:39:55 GMT

uk Economy
uk inflation edges up to 1.3%
Underlying price pressures remain weak
... cators, such as the Nationwide and Halifax indices, have suggested the market was cooling rapidly. ... ... showed prices increased by 12.1 in the year to September, up from 11.7 in the year to August. For a number of months now, private sector indicators, such as the Nationwide and Halifax indices, have su ... ... cators, such as the Nationwide and Halifax indices, have suggested the market was cooling rapidly. ... ... cators, such as the Nationwide and Halifax indices, have suggested the market was cooling rapidly. ... ... ures remain weak. Both food and fuel, which have traditionally pushed up the rate, are reducing the headline rate by 0.3 percentage points. This largely reflects global pressures: crude oil prices are ... ... h as the Nationwide and Halifax indices, have suggested the market was cooling rapidly. ...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:35:35 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
records omit 1 in 5 crimes, says watchdog
Police watchdog attacks ‘inexcusably poor’ statistics
... : “We are beginning to see the benefits of HMIC’s scrutiny. There have been positive signs that recording is improving and that more victims of crimes, such as sexual offences, are coming forward. ... ... mendations to improve the accuracy of the figures, although it is unclear which will be implemented. ... ... mendations to improve the accuracy of the figures, although it is unclear which will be implemented. ... ... mendations to improve the accuracy of the figures, although it is unclear which will be implemented. ... ... mendations to improve the accuracy of the figures, although it is unclear which will be implemented. ... ... paradeOne in five crimes went unrecorded last year, according to an official report that described uk police records as “inexcusably poor”. For sexual offences and rape, the situation was even wo ...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:01:28 GMT

Financial Services
Forex traders’ head suggests shift to exchanges
Bailey accepts argument for phased-in move away from banks
... gh transparent electronic platforms as part of the penalty for its involvement in the forex scandal. ... ... onsequences – including professional ostracism – for failing to behave properly,” he said. A number of reformers have suggested making forex markets more transparent by forcing trading on to re ... ... gh transparent electronic platforms as part of the penalty for its involvement in the forex scandal. ... ... gh transparent electronic platforms as part of the penalty for its involvement in the forex scandal. ... ... possible,” he said. Senior regulators, including Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and head of the global Financial Stability Board, have called for a shake-up in the way currencies are t ... ... he forex market wrestled with a crisis of confidence in its integrity. Last week, regulators in the uk, the US and Switzerland imposed $4.3bn of penalties on six global banks for attempting to manipul ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:25:36 GMT

US Equities
Tyson jumps after record sales
US stocks slip after four straight weeks of gains
... mpared with $261m or 71 cents a share in the year-ago period. Sales gained nearly 14 per cent to a record $10.1bn, driven by higher beef prices. Wall Street analysts were looking for earnings of 73 c ... ... daq Composite slipped 0.4 per cent to 4,671.00. Email: mamta.badkar@ft.com Twitter: @mamtabadkar ... ... daq Composite slipped 0.4 per cent to 4,671.00. Email: mamta.badkar@ft.com Twitter: @mamtabadkar ... ... daq Composite slipped 0.4 per cent to 4,671.00. Email: mamta.badkar@ft.com Twitter: @mamtabadkar ... ... daq Composite slipped 0.4 per cent to 4,671.00. Email: mamta.badkar@ft.com Twitter: @mamtabadkar ... ... daq Composite slipped 0.4 per cent to 4,671.00. Email: mamta.badkar@ft.com Twitter: @mamtabadkar ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:02:20 GMT

Europe
uk and Netherlands in bird flu cull
Authorities say virus is no threat to humans as 150,000 chickens and 6,000 ducks are destroyed
... d lead to a pandemic. H7N9 has killed dozens of people since it was first identified in early 2013. ... ... d lead to a pandemic. H7N9 has killed dozens of people since it was first identified in early 2013. ... ... d lead to a pandemic. H7N9 has killed dozens of people since it was first identified in early 2013. ... ... d lead to a pandemic. H7N9 has killed dozens of people since it was first identified in early 2013. ... ... is is a live animal disease,” Ms Truss said on Monday. “Not a human disease.” Bernard Vallat, head of the World Organisation for Animal Health, told Reuters it was possible the Dutch and UK outb ... ... commission spokesman. However, Ms Truss was challenged by the opposition Labour party as to why the uk government had only introduced a 10km exclusion zone around the affected farm, in contrast to the ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:54:00 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk military switch to smartphones and iPads
Ministry of Defence plans radical shake-up of digital security
... esses. Under existing MoD rules, the only way personnel can access MoD systems, including their own records, briefings, guidance or policy is through a tightly locked-down network of terminals managed ... ... terminals managed by the MoD. Soldiers can often find themselves queueing for access to a limited number of machines in barracks, or having to travel into work to perform mundane tasks that require ... ... d in the course of duty are configured so they can be disabled in the event of a breach in security. ... ... d in the course of duty are configured so they can be disabled in the event of a breach in security. ... ... way we have been geared up for years,” said Craig Collins, a former Royal Signals officer and now head of systems development, ICS Ops at Army HQ. “We are now using commercially available archite ... ... ypted to CESG [communications electronic security group] standards.” CESG is the arm of GCHQ, the uk’s cyber security agency, that provides guidance on internet security to other government depart ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:36:17 GMT

Columnists
Tories’ futile hunt for anti-ukip plan
Voters will decide Farage’s future independently of anything said by the mainstream parties
... adership by trying to fix that problem, should not make it worse for his heir. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... ged their new home as a shelter for “fruitcakes, nutters and closet racists”, they only grew in number and indignation. Cocky and complacent, Mr Cameron is the accidental father of Ukip – and th ... ... adership by trying to fix that problem, should not make it worse for his heir. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... adership by trying to fix that problem, should not make it worse for his heir. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... adership by trying to fix that problem, should not make it worse for his heir. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... inister can make short of going to war, has neutered Mr Farage. If the Conservatives’ pursuit of ukip were achieving nothing, it would just be a waste of time. But it is worse than that. The grisly ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:57:18 GMT

Capital Markets
ukraine bonds punished on record yields
Growing investor fears about forced restructuring
... next year tumbled to 85 cents on the dollar on Monday for a yield of almost 28 per cent – another record. Ukraine’s finances are recognised widely to be in trouble as the already big budget balanc ... ... is heavily exposed to a series of other struggling countries, such as Ghana, Nigeria and Mongolia. ... ... is heavily exposed to a series of other struggling countries, such as Ghana, Nigeria and Mongolia. ... ... is heavily exposed to a series of other struggling countries, such as Ghana, Nigeria and Mongolia. ... ... is heavily exposed to a series of other struggling countries, such as Ghana, Nigeria and Mongolia. ... ... ata. Information from fund filings shows various Franklin Templeton funds hold almost $4bn worth of ukrainian bonds. Most of these sit in vehicles managed by Michael Hasenstab, the asset manager’s b ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:24:31 GMT

Latin American Capital Markets
richard Lapper: Raw materials lose their allure
This year’s fall in prices has confirmed what most equity investors have known for some time: a decade-long bonanza is over
... es to weaken there could be some tense times ahead. Richard Lapper is principal of FT Confidential ... ... this month that it was pressing ahead with an IPO, to step up its involvement in the sector, and a number of other local groups could follow suit. Perhaps, though, the big drop will come in the fixed ... ... ent requirement. Even so, if the market continues to weaken there could be some tense times ahead. richard Lapper is principal of FT Confidential ... ... es to weaken there could be some tense times ahead. Richard Lapper is principal of FT Confidential ... ... m shipment requirement. Even so, if the market continues to weaken there could be some tense times ahead. Richard Lapper is principal of FT Confidential ... ... es to weaken there could be some tense times ahead. Richard Lapper is principal of FT Confidential ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:03:09 GMT

Business
Poor areas of uk launch more new businesses
Flurry of entrepreneurship spurred by the recession shows no sign of abating
... sses, a figure that was between 5.5 per cent and 6.4 per cent from 2007 to 2010, the index found. A record 550,000 businesses are expected to be set up in 2014. There is a debate about whether many ha ... ... ks to invest in midsized businesses, said: “It is very encouraging to see not only a swell in the number of new businesses starting up, but also that people are starting to realise the wealth behind ... ... rs the East Riding increased by 310 to 12,420 businesses against Hull’s 205-strong rise to 5,180. richard Phelps, managing director of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, said: “It is clear ... ... “glass ceiling” of growth partly because of in inexperienced management and a failure to export. ... ... “glass ceiling” of growth partly because of in inexperienced management and a failure to export. ... ... t and the private sector to encourage small businesses has truly embedded entrepreneurship into the uk business psyche.” Investment in SMEs had also grown, he said. There was an 8.2 per cent increas ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:40:20 GMT

Equities
HK-Shanghai deal sees money head north
Strong demand from global funds eyeing more exposure to China
... ong this year, rising more than 40 per cent on the back of growing optimism about the stock connect. ... ... ong this year, rising more than 40 per cent on the back of growing optimism about the stock connect. ... ... ong this year, rising more than 40 per cent on the back of growing optimism about the stock connect. ... ... ong this year, rising more than 40 per cent on the back of growing optimism about the stock connect. ... ... ng the Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges got off to a lop-sided start on Monday, with far more money heading into China than out. The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect allows investors in both financial ... ... ong this year, rising more than 40 per cent on the back of growing optimism about the stock connect. ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:07:39 GMT

Business
Eton head master to join education group
Little to take up oversight role after retirement from college
... duly on exams rather than an “all-round education”, where Britain has traditionally led the way. ... ... duly on exams rather than an “all-round education”, where Britain has traditionally led the way. ... ... duly on exams rather than an “all-round education”, where Britain has traditionally led the way. ... ... duly on exams rather than an “all-round education”, where Britain has traditionally led the way. ... ... preparation for a world in which . . . they will need to work collaboratively”. The Eton head also cautioned ministers against seeking to emulate the teaching methods of cities such as Sing ... ... of cities such as Singapore and Shanghai, which top international test rankings. He wrote that the uk seemed intent on “creating the same straitjacket the Chinese are trying to wriggle out of” by ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:01:08 GMT

uk Economy
uk urged to back business ‘scale-ups’
Government commissioned study seeks shift of focus from start-ups
... apply the same methods – “put super fabulous coaches in place and hire them from everywhere”. ... ... apply the same methods – “put super fabulous coaches in place and hire them from everywhere”. ... ... apply the same methods – “put super fabulous coaches in place and hire them from everywhere”. ... ... apply the same methods – “put super fabulous coaches in place and hire them from everywhere”. ... ... apply the same methods – “put super fabulous coaches in place and hire them from everywhere”. ... ... ter – but the fastest growing 6 per cent of businesses between 2002 and 2008 created half the new uk jobs in that period, according to data from Nesta, an innovation charity. “You could think of a ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:59 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
McCluskey calls for Labour to attack ukip
Party needs to expose reality of Farage, union leader says
... ore Thatcherite than she was . . . We have to start exposing what Ukip’s policies are.” ... ... has urged Labour to step up its attacks on the UK Independence party amid signs that an increasing number of union members are warming to its anti-EU, anti-immigration message. The Unite general sec ... ... ore Thatcherite than she was . . . We have to start exposing what Ukip’s policies are.” ... ... ore Thatcherite than she was . . . We have to start exposing what Ukip’s policies are.” ... ... ore Thatcherite than she was . . . We have to start exposing what Ukip’s policies are.” ... ... of Margaret Thatcher, is more Thatcherite than she was . . . We have to start exposing what ukip’s policies are.” ...
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:02:21 GMT

Business
Rivals compete to be uk’s voice of business on EU
Business for Britain and Business for New Europe face off
... sh referendum. “We’ve got a lot to do in the run-up to the election,” says BB’s Mr McIntosh. ... ... ions of citizens right across Europe.” Measuring the relative clout of the two groups is partly a numbers game. Both claim to represent the majority opinion of British business. Last summer BNE garn ... ... sh referendum. “We’ve got a lot to do in the run-up to the election,” says BB’s Mr McIntosh. ... ... sh referendum. “We’ve got a lot to do in the run-up to the election,” says BB’s Mr McIntosh. ... ... te over the UK’s role in the EU, a belief that has been strengthened by the role business played ahead of the Scottish referendum. “We’ve got a lot to do in the run-up to the election,” says B ... ... oth groups, though, is their belief that the voice of business must be heard in the debate over the uk’s role in the EU, a belief that has been strengthened by the role business played ahead of the ...
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:37:40 GMT

Politics Amp Society
Isis claims it has beheaded US hostage
If confirmed, Kassig’s death would be the fifth such killing of a westerner
... rified by the “cold-blooded murder”. Britain’s Foreign Office said it was analysing the video. ... ... rified by the “cold-blooded murder”. Britain’s Foreign Office said it was analysing the video. ... ... rified by the “cold-blooded murder”. Britain’s Foreign Office said it was analysing the video. ... ... rified by the “cold-blooded murder”. Britain’s Foreign Office said it was analysing the video. ... ... oup issued warnings to the US, Britain and others including Shia Muslims. It also shows militants beheading several men identified as pilots and officers loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “ ... ... rified by the “cold-blooded murder”. Britain’s Foreign Office said it was analysing the video. ...
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:18:56 GMT

Europe
Cameron warns Putin to pull back in ukraine
Russian president is expected to express his displeasure at being lectured on ukraine by leaving the G20 summit early
... the Russian economy and are pushing Mr Putin towards taking a more conciliatory position in Ukraine. ... ... the Russian economy and are pushing Mr Putin towards taking a more conciliatory position in Ukraine. ... ... the Russian economy and are pushing Mr Putin towards taking a more conciliatory position in Ukraine. ... ... the Russian economy and are pushing Mr Putin towards taking a more conciliatory position in Ukraine. ... ... the Russian economy and are pushing Mr Putin towards taking a more conciliatory position in Ukraine. ... ... toll on the Russian economy and are pushing Mr Putin towards taking a more conciliatory position in ukraine. ...
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:07:07 GMT

Insurance
uk to probe insurers over reserves
PRA cautions CEOs over dipping into backstop funds and risking ability to meet future claims
... e chief executives to caution them about dipping into their backstop funds after officials detected record levels of “reserve releases”. Although such releases are common in the industry, regulato ... ... ave taken to ensure their reserving assumptions have been independently challenged or peer reviewed. ... ... ave taken to ensure their reserving assumptions have been independently challenged or peer reviewed. ... ... ave taken to ensure their reserving assumptions have been independently challenged or peer reviewed. ... ... ave taken to ensure their reserving assumptions have been independently challenged or peer reviewed. ... ... r reserving assumptions have been independently challenged or peer reviewed. ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:15:45 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Cameron haunted by spectre of ukip win
Fears defeat in Rochester could trigger further defections
... visit to their school: but sadly for Mr Cameron, their parents will both be voting Ukip next week. ... ... inister could face a vote of no-confidence if he mishandles his party in the aftermath. “I know a number of colleagues who would seriously think about going for it,” said one senior backbencher th ... ... visit to their school: but sadly for Mr Cameron, their parents will both be voting Ukip next week. ... ... visit to their school: but sadly for Mr Cameron, their parents will both be voting Ukip next week. ... ... ext week if the Conservative party lose a second seat to the UK Independence party. With Ukip well ahead in the local polls, the Tories are bracing themselves for bloodletting after November 20 if Mar ... ... ime minister’s visit to their school: but sadly for Mr Cameron, their parents will both be voting ukip next week. ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:01:11 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Legal fight on arrest warrant alarms uk
High court hears challenge by former ukip treasurer Stuart Wheeler
... y eurosceptic Conservative backbenchers see the warrants as a symbol of a “European superstate”. ... ... y eurosceptic Conservative backbenchers see the warrants as a symbol of a “European superstate”. ... ... of the 35 opt-ins – with no mention of the EAW. “This is not far short of a sleight of hand,” richard Gordon QC for Mr Wheeler told the court. He said the issue over a referendum was a “very i ... ... y eurosceptic Conservative backbenchers see the warrants as a symbol of a “European superstate”. ... ... y eurosceptic Conservative backbenchers see the warrants as a symbol of a “European superstate”. ... ... y. The EAW has become a totemic issue and comes amid wider debate over the relationship between the uk and the EU. Many eurosceptic Conservative backbenchers see the warrants as a symbol of a “Europ ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:57:03 GMT

Business
‘Vintage of dreams’ for uk wine industry
Mild spring and warm summer punctuated by bouts of rain boost harvest
... production was 4.45m bottles and the industry hopes this year’s bumper harvest could result in a record-breaking 5m bottles. Despite the growth, both producers and retailers say demand outstrips su ... ... ications to HMRC leapt by 80 per cent last year, according to UHY Hacker Young, the accountant. The number of English wineries is at a 20-year high of 135. The trial and error that produced undrinkabl ... ... e huge amount of rosé and dessert wine that we don’t have the resources. Hopefully next year.” ... ... e huge amount of rosé and dessert wine that we don’t have the resources. Hopefully next year.” ... ... igher education college to offer undergraduate degrees in wine business and production. Chris Foss, head of its wine department, says that he had six students when he started teaching there 25 years a ... ... e huge amount of rosé and dessert wine that we don’t have the resources. Hopefully next year.” ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:01:02 GMT

Columnists
uk voters and the game of political chess
The return of growth cannot be relied on to pay electoral dividends
... my as a political subject. The outside world will decide whether that changes. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... my as a political subject. The outside world will decide whether that changes. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... my as a political subject. The outside world will decide whether that changes. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... my as a political subject. The outside world will decide whether that changes. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... known.) When Labour propose “change”, voters will only hear “risk”. If, however, the global headwinds continue to sound to British ears like a faint whistle in a faraway land, healthcare and i ... ... will remain the nation’s principal concerns, even without the assiduous campaigning of Labour and ukip. If this makes the role of human agency in electoral politics seem paltry, then that is often t ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:38:08 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Ireland warns uk on freedom of movement
Cameron will not get support from other EU states for changes to migration laws, says Flanagan
... than in the form of unilateral disengagement, and that is where the argument needs to be focused.” ... ... tion reportedly floated by Downing Street – to impose a quota on the number of national insurance numbers granted to European immigrants – has already been dismissed by Angela Merkel, the German c ... ... than in the form of unilateral disengagement, and that is where the argument needs to be focused.” ... ... than in the form of unilateral disengagement, and that is where the argument needs to be focused.” ... ... ing” announcement on how he wants to limit European migration, an attempt to meet their concerns ahead of a proposed referendum on Britain’s EU membership in 2017. Since making that promise howeve ... ... ss they are looking for a job. But Mr Flanagan said he did not believe it would be possible for the uk to secure much more than that. He said: “I am a firm believer in the freedom of movement of peo ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:39:28 GMT

uk Economy
uk construction bounces back
Fears of slowdown overcome as sector records 16th month of growth
... chief economist at data firm Markit, said the “partial recovery” in September, meant the sector recorded “healthy growth” for the third quarter as a whole. The CIPD/Markit construction purcha ... ... n 2010. On Thursday, data from the department for communities and local government showed that the number of new homes in England had risen by 10 per cent over the past year, the highest percentage i ... ... pre-recession peak, with 136,610 net new homes added in 2013-14, compared with 223,530 in 2007-08. ... ... pre-recession peak, with 136,610 net new homes added in 2013-14, compared with 223,530 in 2007-08. ... ... pre-recession peak, with 136,610 net new homes added in 2013-14, compared with 223,530 in 2007-08. ... ... e back data should temper any disappointment significantly.” “Some of the recent worries about uk prospects have probably been overdone,” he said, predicting just a mild slowdown. Chris Willia ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:11:27 GMT

World
Abbott raises heat on Putin ahead of G20
Australian leader and summit host accuses Russian president of bullying
... ssia the west may apply additional sanctions for a further “military escalation” of the crisis. ... ... ssia the west may apply additional sanctions for a further “military escalation” of the crisis. ... ... ssia the west may apply additional sanctions for a further “military escalation” of the crisis. ... ... ssia the west may apply additional sanctions for a further “military escalation” of the crisis. ... ... ssian president has ordered a military flotilla of four ships to head towards the Queensland coast ahead of the summit, which starts on Saturday. Mr Abbott, hosting British Prime Minister David Camer ... ... On Thursday ukraine accused Moscow of allowing the flow of extra soldiers and weapons into eastern ukraine to help separatist rebels. The US warned Russia the west may apply additional sanctions for ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:23:04 GMT

Markets
Asia bourses adrift ahead of eurozone GDP
Fears of further easing in Europe weigh on Asian sentiment
... e currency also touched its strongest against the yen since October 2007, rising as high as Y116.2. ... ... e currency also touched its strongest against the yen since October 2007, rising as high as Y116.2. ... ... e currency also touched its strongest against the yen since October 2007, rising as high as Y116.2. ... ... e currency also touched its strongest against the yen since October 2007, rising as high as Y116.2. ... ... gnificantly and consistently over the past six months.” Trading in commodities was also subdued ahead of the eurozone data. The price of copper fell for a third day on the London Metal Exchange, de ... ... markets and subdued growth in Europe, as well as geopolitical tensions in relation with the Russia-ukraine conflict. Business confidence has deteriorated significantly and consistently over the past ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:49:20 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
ukip appeals for funds as donations slow
Party receives less than £100,000 in third quarter of 2014 despite rising influence
... tional Lottery winners, and one from Sir Brian Souter, who founded the Stagecoach transport company. ... ... r who promised in October that he would give the party £1m. The party also enjoys the support of a number of other former Conservative donors, including Andrew Reid, the current treasurer, who gave ... ... tional Lottery winners, and one from Sir Brian Souter, who founded the Stagecoach transport company. ... ... tional Lottery winners, and one from Sir Brian Souter, who founded the Stagecoach transport company. ... ... tional Lottery winners, and one from Sir Brian Souter, who founded the Stagecoach transport company. ... ... MPs defected to the party and it gained four points in the polls. The biggest single donation to ukip during the period was from Leslie Kaye, a long-time supporter who got in touch with party offic ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:43:06 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Major sees serious risk of uk leaving EU
The former Conservative prime minister has called for other member states to be flexible
... , who has struggled to persuade other countries to contemplate reforming freedom of movement rules. ... ... the EU are at risk of parting company: and that if we do, the outcome will diminish us both.” One number 10 official said: “This is a message aimed directly at our European partners, and it is ver ... ... ll call for the EU to respect the principle of subsidiarity, which he helped to write into the Maastricht treaty, that says issues should only be decided in Brussels if individual countries are unable ... ... , who has struggled to persuade other countries to contemplate reforming freedom of movement rules. ... ... , who has struggled to persuade other countries to contemplate reforming freedom of movement rules. ... ... Sir John is expected to repeat his position that immigrants should be given a warm welcome in the uk, but will add: “The sheer scale of the influx has put strains on our health, welfare, housing a ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:30:56 GMT

Europe
Germany shares uk migration concerns
Berlin and London still poles apart on freedom of movement
... he CSU, the Bavarian sister party to Angela Merkel’s CDU, and from the eurosceptic AfD. But, with record low unemployment and an ageing population, the German government knows the country needs fore ... ... s where, today, almost anything linked to the EU would get a hostile reception – not least France. ... ... s where, today, almost anything linked to the EU would get a hostile reception – not least France. ... ... s where, today, almost anything linked to the EU would get a hostile reception – not least France. ... ... supporting freedom of movement of workers and banning benefit tourism. Berlin now intends to press ahead with plans to tighten access to benefits for EU migrants, for example by capping child benefit ... ... zine Der Spiegel reported earlier this month the chancellor fears that David Cameron is leading the uk to the “point of no return”. She is said to have made clear that efforts to limit intra-EU im ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:30:30 GMT

Currencies
Yen heads toward seven-year low
Election speculation sparks further slide in Japan’s currency
... nesday the yield on the 10-year JGB jumped a total of 8 basis points, the most in more than a year. ... ... nesday the yield on the 10-year JGB jumped a total of 8 basis points, the most in more than a year. ... ... nesday the yield on the 10-year JGB jumped a total of 8 basis points, the most in more than a year. ... ... nesday the yield on the 10-year JGB jumped a total of 8 basis points, the most in more than a year. ... ... nesday the yield on the 10-year JGB jumped a total of 8 basis points, the most in more than a year. ... ... nesday the yield on the 10-year JGB jumped a total of 8 basis points, the most in more than a year. ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:42:54 GMT

Christie’s sets $853m art auction record
Works by Warhol, Lichtenstein and de Kooning among those sold
... ’s, Christie’s rival, is $422m, set this week for an impressionist sale. Christie’s reported record first-half results this year on the back of £2.7bn in sales. ... ... o the depth of interest in art across the globe”. “This sale may have produced an eye-catching number but record museum attendance and record art sales at Christie’s on every continent in all a ... ... st sale. Christie’s reported record first-half results this year on the back of £2.7bn in sales. ... ... st sale. Christie’s reported record first-half results this year on the back of £2.7bn in sales. ... ... ned for the first time – which both sold for $69,605,000. Brett Gorvy, chairman and international head of postwar and contemporary art said the result “is a reflection of both growing global enthu ... ... st sale. Christie’s reported record first-half results this year on the back of £2.7bn in sales. ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:50:53 GMT

uk
NHS looks at offering medical records via an app
Hopes radical digitalisation could cut costs
... at the new framework included the appointment of a new “National Data Guardian”. In many cases, recording things by paper was “dangerous, disrespectful and very expensive”, he said, because of ... ... still calculating the upfront cost of the changes, and will announce the total figure in April 2015. ... ... still calculating the upfront cost of the changes, and will announce the total figure in April 2015. ... ... still calculating the upfront cost of the changes, and will announce the total figure in April 2015. ... ... still calculating the upfront cost of the changes, and will announce the total figure in April 2015. ... ... still calculating the upfront cost of the changes, and will announce the total figure in April 2015. ...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:58:47 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Speedy visas for rich to be expanded
‘Super priority’ 24-hour service to include seven more countries
... nerating more jobs, more growth and more security for the two nations; and key international issues. ... ... nerating more jobs, more growth and more security for the two nations; and key international issues. ... ... rdles” that many UK companies and retailers fear are deterring business travellers, investors and rich tourists. Other countries offer a smoother process and Britain faces fierce competition from E ... ... nerating more jobs, more growth and more security for the two nations; and key international issues. ... ... e to big spenders from overseas. The prime minister will announce the plan on arrival in Australia ahead of a G20 summit in Brisbane, as he tries to allay concerns about Britain’s time-consuming and ... ... in India with his ambitious plan to develop the country; trade and bilateral relations between the uk and India, which is generating more jobs, more growth and more security for the two nations; and ...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:58:29 GMT

Banks
Monte Paschi ‘ploughs ahead’ despite losses
Lender seeks €2.5bn in fresh capital at behest of regulators
... tion, owns just a 2.5 per cent stake having been bankrupted by previous rounds of capital raisings. ... ... tion, owns just a 2.5 per cent stake having been bankrupted by previous rounds of capital raisings. ... ... tion, owns just a 2.5 per cent stake having been bankrupted by previous rounds of capital raisings. ... ... tion, owns just a 2.5 per cent stake having been bankrupted by previous rounds of capital raisings. ... ... economic environment which is affecting funding and lending”. The stock closed down 6.5 per cent ahead of the results giving it a market capitalisation of €3.25bn. The bank raised €5bn of capita ... ... tion, owns just a 2.5 per cent stake having been bankrupted by previous rounds of capital raisings. ...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:53:39 GMT

Capital Markets
High-yield supply scarce despite record
Fall in bond issuance since recent market wobbles
... d acquisitions,” he said. ... ... gh-yield bonds has already exceeded last year’s record total – despite a sharp reduction in the number of new bonds being issued since recent market wobbles. So far this year, European high-yield ... ... used to repay debt, with more going to buybacks and increased mergers and acquisitions,” he said. ... ... used to repay debt, with more going to buybacks and increased mergers and acquisitions,” he said. ... ... t market wobbles. So far this year, European high-yield bonds worth $156bn have been sold – well ahead of last year’s total of $125bn, according to Dealogic. But monthly issuance levels have slum ... ... ck to 4.67 per cent – close to the level it started the year. But supply of new bonds is scarce. Suki Mann, credit strategist at UBS, expects the high-yield markets will be in the ascendancy again f ...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:42:50 GMT

Mexico Energy
Foreign majors eye rich deepwater returns
Opening-up of market will bring investment to tap world’s largest unexplored reserves
... it knows this is a big opportunity to generate foreign investment. But it needs to get it right. ” ... ... ter fields in the Gulf, where Pemex has expertise, have matured and stocks are on the decline. The numbers give a clear sense of the urgency. Production, peaked at 3.4m barrels a day in 2004, but has ... ... it knows this is a big opportunity to generate foreign investment. But it needs to get it right. ” ... ... it knows this is a big opportunity to generate foreign investment. But it needs to get it right. ” ... ... ils them when blocks are put up for the first public tender round in 2015. Elisabeth Eljuri, who is head of Latin America for law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and a leader in the oil and gas practice, s ... ... it knows this is a big opportunity to generate foreign investment. But it needs to get it right. ” ...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:50:29 GMT

Banks
Ulster Bank hit with record Irish fine
Lender to pay €3.5m penalty for month-long failure of technology system
... tive Ross McEwan said Ulster remained a core part of the group, “offering a good strategic fit”. ... ... tive Ross McEwan said Ulster remained a core part of the group, “offering a good strategic fit”. ... ... tive Ross McEwan said Ulster remained a core part of the group, “offering a good strategic fit”. ... ... tive Ross McEwan said Ulster remained a core part of the group, “offering a good strategic fit”. ... ... Ulster remained a core part of the group, “offering a good strategic fit”. ... ... had worked closely with the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority in the uk in its investigation into the technology incident. Its conclusions and fine apply to the Republic ...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:07:13 GMT

Currencies
ukraine currency slumps as reserves dry up
IMF warns bailouts needed to preserve solvency of the financial system
... .2 per cent against the dollar to Rbs46.39, and was 1.2 per cent lower against the euro at Rbs57.60. ... ... ts finances are already in tatters. The IMF programme now looks wildly off-track, and an increasing number of analysts and fund managers forecast the country will have to default on its sovereign debt ... ... .2 per cent against the dollar to Rbs46.39, and was 1.2 per cent lower against the euro at Rbs57.60. ... ... .2 per cent against the dollar to Rbs46.39, and was 1.2 per cent lower against the euro at Rbs57.60. ... ... .2 per cent against the dollar to Rbs46.39, and was 1.2 per cent lower against the euro at Rbs57.60. ... ... on its sovereign debts and restructure. The hryvnia’s slide on Tuesday was mirrored by falls in ukrainian equities, while the yield on benchmark government debt rose close to the highs reached in ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:32:14 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Second wave of uk enterprise zones planned
Move is part of proposals to devolve more power to Britain’s big regional cities
... t, retain some of the revenue from the zones, giving them a funding stream independent of Whitehall. ... ... be granted to towns and counties, with an enterprise zone included. Mr Pickles’ pitch came as the number of jobs created in the zones reached 12,500, more than double the figure at the beginning of ... ... t, retain some of the revenue from the zones, giving them a funding stream independent of Whitehall. ... ... t, retain some of the revenue from the zones, giving them a funding stream independent of Whitehall. ... ... t, retain some of the revenue from the zones, giving them a funding stream independent of Whitehall. ... ... t, retain some of the revenue from the zones, giving them a funding stream independent of Whitehall. ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:02:50 GMT

Business
uk and Germany reach deal over patent box
Row had threatened to overshadow efforts to crack down on tax avoidance at G20 summit this week
... the Brisbane summit. Additional reporting by Stefan Wagstyl in Berlin and George Parker in London ... ... f the Treasury succeeds in agreeing “grandfathering” provisions to preserve current rules for a number of years, advisers said. It has also talked about reducing the complexity of the new rules fo ... ... the Brisbane summit. Additional reporting by Stefan Wagstyl in Berlin and George Parker in London ... ... the Brisbane summit. Additional reporting by Stefan Wagstyl in Berlin and George Parker in London ... ... the Brisbane summit. Additional reporting by Stefan Wagstyl in Berlin and George Parker in London ... ... s approach” that limits the tax breaks to income from R&D carried out by the taxpayer – the uk was joined by just Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain in opposing them. The Treasury increasin ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:25:10 GMT

Retail Amp Consumer
New Look abandons Russian and ukraine
Fashion retailer channels its attention and resources into building on China expansion plans
... through October. As a result, we remain cautious about the outlook for the remainder of the year.” ... ... through October. As a result, we remain cautious about the outlook for the remainder of the year.” ... ... through October. As a result, we remain cautious about the outlook for the remainder of the year.” ... ... through October. As a result, we remain cautious about the outlook for the remainder of the year.” ... ... the retailer had an “ever faster supply chain” and was able to buy products within rather than ahead of the season. Nevertheless, like-for-like sales from UK stores slowed from an increase of just ... ... per cent to £788.6m, including Mim. Sales from stores open at least a year rose 6.9 per cent, with uk like-for-like sales including those online up 8 per cent. Online sales rose 36.4 per cent. New Lo ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:52:03 GMT

Telecoms
Vodafone to step up uk broadband battle
Group stepping up competition for residential customers to counter slowing European revenues
... rvices. So-called “quad play” offers are increasingly popular in parts of Europe such as Spain. ... ... d per share of 3.6p, up 2 per cent year-on-year. “There is growing evidence of stabilisation in a number of our European markets, supported by improvements in our commercial execution and very stron ... ... rvices. So-called “quad play” offers are increasingly popular in parts of Europe such as Spain. ... ... rvices. So-called “quad play” offers are increasingly popular in parts of Europe such as Spain. ... ... rvices. So-called “quad play” offers are increasingly popular in parts of Europe such as Spain. ... ... ffers and expensive improvements in its networks. The group said on Tuesday that it would enter the uk residential broadband market for the first time in 2015 using the network acquired with Cable &am ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:09:13 GMT

Retail Amp Consumer
Alibaba breaks online shopping records
China’s Alibaba smashes $5.8bn Singles’ Day record by lunchtime
... ike payments service, handled 38,000 transactions per second at the peak, which he said was a world record. The day also highlighted Alibaba’s conversion to mobile shopping. As of 2pm, 44 per cent o ... ... to a global consumers’ day,” said Daniel Zhang, chief operating officer. However, he added, “numbers could be quite small because we are in the beginning stage”. The Alibaba billboard showed ... ... brands were among the top 12: Japanese clothing maker Uniqlo and Danish clothing brand Jack Jones. ... ... brands were among the top 12: Japanese clothing maker Uniqlo and Danish clothing brand Jack Jones. ... ... Cyber Monday, the US online shopping bonanza on the first Monday after Thanksgiving. At Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China, the air was festive. Against the backdrop of a digital billboard of ... ... brands were among the top 12: Japanese clothing maker Uniqlo and Danish clothing brand Jack Jones. ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:03:49 GMT

Retail Amp Consumer
Alibaba smashes $5.8bn Singles’ Day record by lunch
Alibaba fills 165m orders on the world’s biggest shopping day
... “Singles’ Day”, the world’s biggest shopping day, saw Alibaba smash last year’s full-day record takings and pull in $5.8bn by1.31pm, according to data displayed on a massive screen in the ... ... ing Communist party, dubbed the $5.8bn pulled in by Alibaba on Singles’ Day as “crazy”. Early numbers suggest this year will be crazier still. Additional reporting by Zhang Yan ... ... crazy”. Early numbers suggest this year will be crazier still. Additional reporting by Zhang Yan ... ... crazy”. Early numbers suggest this year will be crazier still. Additional reporting by Zhang Yan ... ... especially around the time of the annual lunar new year holiday when singles will pay top price to head off nagging parents by bringing home a mate that they have hired online, just for the holidays. ... ... crazy”. Early numbers suggest this year will be crazier still. Additional reporting by Zhang Yan ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:04:50 GMT

Markets
Fresh Wall Street record heartens Asia
Markets buoyed by S&P 500 closing high and Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect optimism
... cent, helped by a strong New York trading session. Overnight the S&P 500 rose 0.3 per cent to a record closing high of 2,038.26, heartened by a strong corporate earnings season and a broadly posit ... ... per cent to $1155.52 per ounce while the yield on 10-year US government bonds was at 2.36 per cent. ... ... per cent to $1155.52 per ounce while the yield on 10-year US government bonds was at 2.36 per cent. ... ... per cent to $1155.52 per ounce while the yield on 10-year US government bonds was at 2.36 per cent. ... ... over the medium term to become an important conduit for flows into and out of China.” Corporate headlines from China on Tuesday will focus on retailers as it is “Singles’ Day”, which has bec ... ... per cent to $1155.52 per ounce while the yield on 10-year US government bonds was at 2.36 per cent. ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:49:15 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk pension plan ‘unworkable’, says expert
Savers who use funds flexibly face fines of up to £300 unless they notify all their providers
... not intended”. However, it said that it would “ensure these requirements are proportionate”. ... ... not intended”. However, it said that it would “ensure these requirements are proportionate”. ... ... not intended”. However, it said that it would “ensure these requirements are proportionate”. ... ... not intended”. However, it said that it would “ensure these requirements are proportionate”. ... ... not intended”. However, it said that it would “ensure these requirements are proportionate”. ... ... ed”. However, it said that it would “ensure these requirements are proportionate”. ...
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:00:15 GMT

Media
WPP loses legal bid against uk government
The world’s biggest advertising group went to court after £100m-per-year account went to Carat
... hat Carat’s offer was in breach of government procurement rules and should not have been accepted. ... ... hat Carat’s offer was in breach of government procurement rules and should not have been accepted. ... ... hat Carat’s offer was in breach of government procurement rules and should not have been accepted. ... ... hat Carat’s offer was in breach of government procurement rules and should not have been accepted. ... ... Court ruled last week that the suspension should be immediately lifted and the government could go ahead and award the business to Carat. While GroupM has lost this first skirmish in its legal battle, ... ... t to obtain advertising space at lower prices than Carat. GroupM is the biggest media buyer in the uk with about a third of the £9bn market. Carat accounts for about 12 per cent of the market. Given ...
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:15:33 GMT

India
Modi expands cabinet ahead of reform push
But addition of 21 ministers calls into question pledge of ‘minimum government and maximum governance’
... g issue is – are these going to be empowered ministers or figurehead ministers?” Mr Dubey added. ... ... g issue is – are these going to be empowered ministers or figurehead ministers?” Mr Dubey added. ... ... g issue is – are these going to be empowered ministers or figurehead ministers?” Mr Dubey added. ... ... g issue is – are these going to be empowered ministers or figurehead ministers?” Mr Dubey added. ... ... of his ministers. “The underlying issue is – are these going to be empowered ministers or figurehead ministers?” Mr Dubey added. ... ... ntments include a singer and an Olympic medallist, alongside the prominent Muslim face of the BJP, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and Jagat Prakash Nadda, who has strong links to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ...
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:23:37 GMT



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Arrest of Sistema Boss Raises Specter of Yukos
Shares in Russia's conglomerate AFK Sistema plunged after its chairman, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, was put under house arrest and charged with money laundering.
... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... r Bashneft, according to state news agencies. The arrest in 2003 of Mr. Khodorkovsky, then Russia's richest man, and dismantling of his company shocked investors and businesspeople, and chilled the bu ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... y of acquiring the asset not on the basis of its fair-market valuation," said Mr. Shokhin, the head of Russia's Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Bashneft could be a target for ... ... al damage to the Russian economy," Interfax reported. Write to Andrey Ostroukh at andrey.ostroukh@wsj.com and Olga Razumovskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:19:32 EDT

Economy
Eurozone Inflation Still at record Lows
The annual rate of inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro was unchanged at 0.4% in August, as the EU's statistics agency revised a previous estimate that recorded a decline to 0.3%
... he euro shared the same experience. But other members were on the cusp, with three eurozone members recording inflation rates below 0.5%, as did five EU members that don't use the common currency. The ... ... borrowing costs low for a long time. ... ... borrowing costs low for a long time. ... ... borrowing costs low for a long time. ... ... borrowing costs low for a long time. ... ... borrowing costs low for a long time. ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:51:13 EDT

Design
A Bouquet Inspired by a richard Diebenkorn Painting
Floral designer Lindsey Taylor translates an abstract 1955 canvas by the American artist into a bountiful fall arrangement.
... lower Arrangement Inspired by a Hockney ... ... lower Arrangement Inspired by a Hockney ... ... A Bouquet Inspired by a richard Diebenkorn Painting ... ... lower Arrangement Inspired by a Hockney ... ... lower Arrangement Inspired by a Hockney ... ... lower Arrangement Inspired by a Hockney ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:27:41 EDT

U K News
England's King richard III Died Painfully on Battlefield, New Study Says
England's King richard III suffered nearly a dozen injuries on the battlefield, with the fatal blows probably only sustained after he had to abandon his horse, according to a new paper.
... Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... of king he was or the controversy surrounding his nephews," she said, referring to rumors that richard murdered his two nephews to protect his throne. "Whatever else people think about him, ... ... Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... f the skull injuries showed a sword had pierced his head. The nine injuries Richard suffered to his head prove the king somehow lost or took off his helmet during the battle at Bosworth Field, against ... ... Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:28:02 EDT

Business
richemont Sales Dimmed by Asia
Switzerland's richemont has reported a fall in sales of its watches and jewelry in Asia, particularly for its Cartier brand, sending another chill through the luxury-goods sector which has relied on Chinese customers for booming demand in recent year
... John Revill at john.revill@wsj.com ... ... John Revill at john.revill@wsj.com ... ... "Prepare for a slow ride into the end of 2014." richemont, which didn't release any cash amounts for its sales on Wednesday, is expected to report i ... ... John Revill at john.revill@wsj.com ... ... John Revill at john.revill@wsj.com ... ... John Revill at john.revill@wsj.com ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:46:00 EDT

Business
head of GM's Cadillac Brand Plans Revival
The new head of GM's Cadillac luxury brand says he intends to slash inventories of unsold sedans in the U.S., push to reduce the number of dealerships and expand the portfolio of models.
... ph B. White at joseph.white@wsj.com ... ... ph B. White at joseph.white@wsj.com ... ... ph B. White at joseph.white@wsj.com ... ... ph B. White at joseph.white@wsj.com ... ... in developing a Cadillac-only line of rear-wheel drive cars, including the ATS and CTS, to compete head-on with Germany's Mercedes-Benz, Audi and ... ... ph B. White at joseph.white@wsj.com ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:06:06 EDT

Europe News
ukraine Moves Reflect Moscow's Shadow
ukraine sought to draw a line under its confrontation with Moscow by ratifying a landmark deal with Europe and approving limited autonomy for territories now controlled by separatists.
... nd Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... nd Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... nd Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... nd Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... ian combat force has all it needs to continue undermining stability in eastern Ukraine in the days ahead." Moscow has plenty of tools to bring Kiev to heel, including the newly frozen conflict in ... ... he European Union is worth the death of so many of our soldiers," she said. —Andrey Ostroukh and Naftali Bendavid contributed to this article. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:50:33 EDT

Digits
Former Qualcomm Exec Named head of Google Fiber
Former Qualcomm executive Dennis Kish has replaced Milo Medin as head of Google Fiber.
... gle employees to join the Fiber team. ... ... gle employees to join the Fiber team. ... ... gle employees to join the Fiber team. ... ... gle employees to join the Fiber team. ... ... gle employees to join the Fiber team. ... ... gle employees to join the Fiber team. ...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:20:56 EDT

Markets
Delta Lloyd Appoints New head
Dutch insurance group Delta Lloyd has appointed ING's Hans van der Noordaa as its new chief executive.
... y Gallivan at rory.gallivan@wsj.com ... ... y Gallivan at rory.gallivan@wsj.com ... ... y Gallivan at rory.gallivan@wsj.com ... ... y Gallivan at rory.gallivan@wsj.com ... ... d in April Mr. Hoek would retire after 13 years at the helm of the company. Mr. van der Noordaa was head of retail banking in the Benelux countries for ING. — ... ... y Gallivan at rory.gallivan@wsj.com ...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:17:54 EDT

Markets
Firm Strikes It rich With Fracking Sand
Insight Equity Holdings owns about 30% of Emerge Energy Services, which started out supplying sand to golf courses but has done well mining the silica crystals for energy companies.
... zemsky contributed to this article. ... ... zemsky contributed to this article. ... ... 09/15/14 Small Firm Strikes It rich Wit... 08/04/14 Demand for Sand Takes Off Than... More quote details an ... ... zemsky contributed to this article. ... ... zemsky contributed to this article. ... ... and Charif Souki of ...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:14:04 EDT

Business
AMA Urges Overhaul of Electronic records
The American Medical Association is calling for a major overhaul of electronic-medical-records systems to make usability and high-quality patient care a higher priority.
... Foundation. An AMA/RAND survey last year found that while doctors had no desire to return to paper-record keeping, 43% said EMRs slowed them down, requiring them to spend too much time on data-entry, ... ... linda Beck at HealthJournal@wsj.com ... ... linda Beck at HealthJournal@wsj.com ... ... linda Beck at HealthJournal@wsj.com ... ... linda Beck at HealthJournal@wsj.com ... ... linda Beck at HealthJournal@wsj.com ...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:39:38 EDT

Markets
Firm Strikes It rich With Fracking Sand
Insight Equity Holdings owns about 30% of Emerge Energy Services, which started out supplying sand to golf courses but has done well mining the silica crystals for energy companies.
... kerman at gregory.zuckerman@wsj.com ... ... kerman at gregory.zuckerman@wsj.com ... ... 09/15/14 Small Firm Strikes It rich Wit... 08/04/14 Demand for Sand Takes Off Than... More quote details an ... ... kerman at gregory.zuckerman@wsj.com ... ... kerman at gregory.zuckerman@wsj.com ... ... Resources Inc. and Charif Souki of ...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:49:24 EDT

Technology
Apple Reports record iPhone Orders
Apple said it received more than four million orders of its two new iPhone 6 models in the first 24 hours on Sept. 12, more than it had initially set aside for preorders.
... 09/15/14 Apple Reports record Preorders... 09/12/14 Muhtar Kent: Truett Cathy's Le... 09/10/14 ... ... ple who preordered a new phone won't receive it until October. Apple said a "significant" number of the phones would be delivered to customers on Friday and later this month. Apple said add ... ... hael Calia at michael.calia@wsj.com ... ... hael Calia at michael.calia@wsj.com ... ... nwhile, are looking to the new iPhones and Samsung's new devices to spur flagging electronics sales heading into the holiday-shopping season. ... ... tain types of the new iPhones for $20 less than other sellers. Write to Daisuke Wakabayashi at Daisuke.Wakabayashi@wsj.com and Michael Calia at michael.calia@wsj.com ...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:19:41 EDT

Technology
richard Branson Invests in Sidecar
Ride-sharing company Sidecar has raised $15 million to help its expansion, with billionaire richard Branson participating as a new investor.
... Beckerman at josh.beckerman@wsj.com ... ... Beckerman at josh.beckerman@wsj.com ... ... 09/15/14 richard Branson Invests in Sid... 09/12/14 CAR Raises $468 Million in Hon... ... ... Beckerman at josh.beckerman@wsj.com ... ... Beckerman at josh.beckerman@wsj.com ... ... Beckerman at josh.beckerman@wsj.com ...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:08:25 EDT

Europe News
ukraine Truce Falters
The government and pro-Russia rebels have accused each other of breaking a shaky cease-fire in the east of country after one of the deadliest days since a truce was agreed earlier this month.
... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... on Friday. The compromise, reached after Russia threatened to restrict trade with Kiev if it went ahead with the deal, means that the EU will continue its relaxed trade rules on goods coming from Ukr ... ... with the country's security council to discuss the situation in ukraine and the negative impact of ukraine's association agreement with the EU, a Kremlin spokesman told Interfax. International monito ...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:37:55 EDT

Review Outlook
We're number 32!
A new global index highlights the harm from the U.S. tax code.
... inesses to stay or move to the U.S. ... ... inesses to stay or move to the U.S. ... ... inesses to stay or move to the U.S. ... ... inesses to stay or move to the U.S. ... ... n the new ranking. The United Kingdom manages to fund socialized medicine while finishing 11 spots ahead of the U.S. ... ... inesses to stay or move to the U.S. ...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:32:56 EDT

Middle East News
uk. Vows Action Against Islamic State
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to hunt down those responsible for the killing of British aid worker David Haines and bring them to justice.
... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... he current levels of U.K. military assistance in the fight against Islamic State are lower than the number of assets that Britain committed to Libya, its last significant military intervention and one ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... Michael Clarke. "The beheadings [of the two American journalists and Mr. Haines] makes an enormous difference in the Wester ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:53:02 EDT

The Americas
Venezuela heads to a Default Reckoning

... emselves? Write to O'Grady@wsj.com ... ... emselves? Write to O'Grady@wsj.com ... ... emselves? Write to O'Grady@wsj.com ... ... emselves? Write to O'Grady@wsj.com ... ... ; inside the company. "Sadly, what information is available confirms perceptions that PdVSA is headed for insolvency." Yet this does not explain the shortages. In consumer goods, for exampl ... ... emselves? Write to O'Grady@wsj.com ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:01:43 EDT

World News
Islamic State Video Claims Beheading of British Man
The Islamic State militant group released a video late Saturday that it said showed the beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker.
... ick Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... ick Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... ick Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... ick Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... Islamic State Claims Killing of American Journalist James Foley Islamic State Video Shows Beheading of Steven Sotloff White House Statement on the Death of David Haines U.K. To Arm Kur ... ... ick Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:01:41 EDT

Russia News
ukraine's Economy Takes a Battering
ukraine's annual economic output could shrink by up to 10% by year-end, the head of the ukrainian central bank warned on Saturday, as the military said fighting with pro-Russia rebels erupted again despite a shaky cease fire.
... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... enko to form his own political bloc ahead of autumn parliamentary elections, accused Russian President ... ... tion was the ukrainian government's only way to protect itself against its larger neighbor. But the ukrainian Prime Minister admitted that such an option wasn't on the table for now. Write to Paul So ...
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:53:26 EDT

Essay
After Scotland Vote, Rocky Road Ahead
Essay: In today's world, the options are limited for a new, small country.
... ional Review Institute in New York. ... ... ional Review Institute in New York. ... ... ional Review Institute in New York. ... ... ional Review Institute in New York. ... ... inside the EU in 2017. This low campaigning will probably just about pull the "No" side ahead on Thursday—but if they lose, that will be the reason. As ... ... ional Review Institute in New York. ...
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:45:47 EDT

World News
ukraine to Delay Part of EU Pact
ukraine agreed to delay a key part of a trade deal with Europe that the Kremlin had staunchly opposed, even as the U.S. and European Union ramped up sanctions intended to back Russia down.
... ops. Moscow, however, is increasingly feeling the pain of Western sanctions, with the ruble hitting record lows and its own economy sliding toward recession. After Russia sent troops in last month to ... ... stroukh contributed to this article. ... ... stroukh contributed to this article. ... ... stroukh contributed to this article. ... ... ht to self-governance, and not more," said Yuriy Lutsenko, an adviser to the president and the head of his political party. "It really is a frozen conflict. The question is how to unfreeze i ... ... n amnesty for people who haven't committed grave crimes. —Alexander Kolyandr and Andrey Ostroukh contributed to this article. ...
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 03:03:45 EDT

World News
ukraine to Delay Part of EU Pact
ukraine agreed to delay a key part of a trade deal with Europe that the Kremlin had staunchly opposed, even as the U.S. and European Union ramped up sanctions intended to back Russia down.
... ops. Moscow, however, is increasingly feeling the pain of Western sanctions, with the ruble hitting record lows and its own economy sliding toward recession. After Russia sent troops in last month to ... ... endavid at naftali.bendavid@wsj.com ... ... endavid at naftali.bendavid@wsj.com ... ... endavid at naftali.bendavid@wsj.com ... ... an adviser to the president and the head of his political party. "It really is a frozen conflict. The question is how to unfreeze i ... ... shenko said, referring to the two rebel-held strongholds. —Alexander Kolyandr and Andrey Ostroukh contributed to this article. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com and Naftali Bendavid ...
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:14:15 EDT

Europe Markets
Sterling Fluctuates Ahead of Scottish Vote
The British pound fluctuated, ahead of next week's Scottish referendum, the outcome of which pollsters now suggest is too close to call.
... and Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ... ... for staying in the union was at 42% and support for Scottish independence was at 40%, using rounded numbers, while the rest were undecided. A Thursday poll by YouGov suggested Scots would vote by a n ... ... and Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ... ... and Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ... ... ... ... and Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:51:32 EDT

Commodities
Poland Resumes Gas Deliveries to ukraine
Poland resumed deliveries of natural gas to ukraine after supplies from Russian to Poland fell below ordered level earlier this week, the country's gas network operator said.
... lewski at patryk.wasilewski@wsj.com ... ... lewski at patryk.wasilewski@wsj.com ... ... lewski at patryk.wasilewski@wsj.com ... ... lewski at patryk.wasilewski@wsj.com ... ... lewski at patryk.wasilewski@wsj.com ... ... ical ambitions in the region. A previous conflict between Russia and transit countries Belarus and ukraine over payments and prices saw supply disruption and the interruption of gas to Poland's large ...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:17:48 EDT

Europe News
ukraine Truce Holds
The shaky cease-fire in southeastern ukraine continued to hold despite reports of sporadic shooting from both sides, but delays to an exchange of prisoners highlighted the difficulties facing the process of de-escalation.
... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... s against Russia to see if Kiev and Moscow can firm the peace deal reached last week, is now going ahead with their implementation. On Thursday the European Union said that the new package of sanction ... ... appropriate action and our response will be quite comparable to the actions [of the EU]," Mr. Lukashevich said, according to Interfax. ...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:56:28 EDT

Technology
Minecraft Creator Plays Way to riches
Minecraft creator Markus Persson created his first computer game aged eight, skipped college, and eventually turned his love of Legos into a hit he might sell to Microsoft for some $2 billion.
... Grundberg at sven.grundberg@wsj.com ... ... -reality-device maker Oculus this year, claiming that Facebook was more interested in building user numbers than making games. He publicly said he was "over Facebook" a few months later. &md ... ... h—would be the latest twist in a career path that is unusual even by the standards of the rags-to-riches gaming industry. Mr. Persson, 35 years old, developed his first computer game at the age of e ... ... Grundberg at sven.grundberg@wsj.com ... ... Grundberg at sven.grundberg@wsj.com ... ... Grundberg at sven.grundberg@wsj.com ...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:21:16 EDT

NY Mets
Take a number: Nobody Wins Games Like Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis is a fringe major-league baseball player, but New York is a mind-boggling 16-2 this season in games he has started.
... False Starters Here are the major-league position players whose teams have the best records when they start (minimum 15 starts), and their 2014 statistics.* player team Rec. (Pct) AB ... ... ntering Wednesday ... ... ntering Wednesday ... ... ntering Wednesday ... ... ntering Wednesday ... ... ntering Wednesday ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:14:59 EDT

World News
ukrainian Villages Torn Apart After MH17 Crash
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came as a harbinger of misfortune for people in and around three rebel-held villages in ukraine where the remains of the plane and its passengers landed.
... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... pped arriving, leaving him and many other elderly residents low on cash. He bristled at the idea of rich Ukrainian officials in Kiev commanding the country's military against a village like his. &quo ... ... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... aid. The oldest now runs to him at the sound of loud noises. "She says, 'Grandpa, is that one heading toward us or not toward us?' and I tell them to run in the cellar, and we'll figure it out l ... ... arriving, leaving him and many other elderly residents low on cash. He bristled at the idea of rich ukrainian officials in Kiev commanding the country's military against a village like his. "The ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:17:42 EDT

Europe News
ukraine Promises More Autonomy for East
ukrainian President Petro Proshenko offered greater autonomy to regions in the rebel-held east, but insisted they would have to stay part of ukraine. The rebels stood by their demand for full independence.
... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... vskaya at olga.razumovskaya@wsj.com ... ... nister, Alexander Zakharchenko, said the separatists were preparing 36 prisoners to exchange for 36 ukraine army detainees on Wednesday, Russian news agency Interfax reported. Shortly after the announ ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:59:07 EDT

World News
ukraine Presses EU on New Russia Sanctions
ukraine urged the European Union to implement its proposed new sanctions on Russia "without delay", after the bloc's 28 members on adopted the measures but decided to wait before imposing them.
... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... b said the EU still has the option of calling off the new sanctions if the situation in the eastern ukraine improves. "But I don't personally believe that this option will be used," he said. ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:22:19 EDT

Business
BMW Exec to head Nissan's Infiniti
Nissan Motor says it has named Roland Krüger, a BMW executive, as head of its Infiniti luxury car division, moving swiftly to fill one of the positions left vacant by the pending departure of Andy Palmer, a top Nissan manager.
... ric Pfanner at eric.pfanner@wsj.com ... ... ric Pfanner at eric.pfanner@wsj.com ... ... ric Pfanner at eric.pfanner@wsj.com ... ... ric Pfanner at eric.pfanner@wsj.com ... ... executive, as head of its Infiniti luxury car division, moving swiftly to fill one of the positions left vacant by ... ... ric Pfanner at eric.pfanner@wsj.com ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:22:55 EDT

World News
'High-Energy Objects' Downed Jet Over ukraine
Air accident investigators probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern ukraine said high-energy objects struck the plane and caused it to break apart in midair.
... rebels for days before being turned over, weren't tampered with, the Dutch Safety Board said. Both recording devices cut off at the same time indicating power was cut instantaneously. Accident invest ... ... to the aircraft fuselage and the cockpit is consistent with that which may be expected from a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside," the Dutch Safety Boar ... ... ndy Pasztor at andy.pasztor@wsj.com ... ... ndy Pasztor at andy.pasztor@wsj.com ... ... ape speaks for another rate hike or at least a hawkish stance as inflation, the central bank's main headache, remains stubbornly high. Following the ban of food imports from countries that sanctioned ... ... ough airspace where days earlier a military transport plane flying at lower altitude was shot down. ukraine had imposed a limited flight ban in the wake of the downing of the military plane, though th ...
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:49:31 EDT

U S News
Religious Employers to Go Ahead With Contraception Lawsuits
A batch of nonprofit religious employers signaled they will continue with lawsuits against the Obama administration's contraception coverage requirement, the first clear sign the administration's latest compromise won't end the legal battle over the
... dnofsky at louise.radnofsky@wsj.com ... ... dnofsky at louise.radnofsky@wsj.com ... ... dnofsky at louise.radnofsky@wsj.com ... ... dnofsky at louise.radnofsky@wsj.com ... ... for-profit employers who had been pursuing cases similar to Hobby Lobby's could also quickly move ahead with their suits if they agree the system doesn't satisfy them. If circuit courts split on the ... ... dnofsky at louise.radnofsky@wsj.com ...
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:38:19 EDT

Digits
Beyond the Major Apple headlines, 11 Things You Need to Know
Apple delivered three big, expected pieces of news during its two-hour event: larger-screen iPhones, a watch and a mobile-payments system. But there were intriguing and even surprising details. Here are some key takeaways beyond the big headlines.
... Fail Photos: Apple’s Big Day ... ... Fail Photos: Apple’s Big Day ... ... darts were deserved. The Apple celebrity photos-in-the-cloud hack is so fresh, though, it made for rich timing. Here’s the mysterious white structure at today’s Apple event. Kinda like #N ... ... Fail Photos: Apple’s Big Day ... ... . But there were intriguing and even surprising details. Here are some key takeaways beyond the big headlines: 1) A 64 GB iPhone Is $100 Cheaper, and Other Price Points The 32-gigabyte iPhone is gone. ... ... Fail Photos: Apple’s Big Day ...
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:14:21 EDT

Playlist
Ballet Star Gillian Murphy on Max richter's Music
Ballet star Gillian Murphy talks about Max richter's music used in the film "Stranger Than Fiction."
... te Rose on John Fogerty's 'Centerfield' ... ... te Rose on John Fogerty's 'Centerfield' ... ... richie Ramone on Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass ... ... te Rose on John Fogerty's 'Centerfield' ... ... te Rose on John Fogerty's 'Centerfield' ... ... te Rose on John Fogerty's 'Centerfield' ...
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:49:19 EDT

Europe News
U.K. Party Leaders to head to Scotland
Prime Minister David Cameron and his two main political rivals are canceling their schedules to campaign in Scotland against independence, a move that shows the growing alarm over a prospect that once seemed unlikely.
... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... he wider social solidarity of the U.K.," Mr. Brown, who is Scottish, said in the speech in Loanhead, Scotland. Some voters say the last-minute flurry of promises and attention from the parties— ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ...
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:34:42 EDT



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