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Funds to improve business climate in PH up

The British government plans to fund in 2014 projects that will help promote transparency and efficiency in business registration in the Philippines, as well as increase the government’s capacity to regulate non-competitive business practices.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Britain to become Europe’s biggest economy by 2030 – report

London souvenirs are pictured on display outside a store on Oxford Street in central London December 22, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

Britain will surpass France and Germany to become Europe’s biggest economy by 2030, according to a study released on Thursday.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Stanchart taps network to aid typhoon victims

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British banking giant Standard Chartered PLC has joined the growing list of foreign companies that have pledged to help survivors of Typhoon Yolanda rebuild their lives.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Barclays to sell shares to boost capital position

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Barclays plans to sell 5.8 billion pounds ($8.9 billion) in new shares to bolster its balance sheet amid new regulatory requirements meant to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

British economy accelerates into recovery

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Britain’s economy grew at an accelerated pace of 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with output in the first three months of the year, building on the country’s recovery, official data showed on Thursday.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Bentley now officially in PH

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BENTLEY Motors officers who flew in for the event (from left) Asia-Pacific marketing and communications head Robin Peel, Asia-Pacific regional sales manager Dave Jackson, commercial training manager Alistair McCallum, Asia-Pacific and Middle East regional director Geoff Dowding,  Middle East and Asia operations director Dave Hayter and franchise development manager Derrick Fraesdorf

James Bond. Queen Elizabeth. The Beatles.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Motoring | Read More »

Russian billionaire Usmanov tops Britain’s rich list

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Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has topped an annual “rich list” compiled by Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper, with a fortune of £13.3 billion ($20.3 billion).

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

HSBC mulls 5k more job cuts—report

A man walks past the HSBC's Hong Kong headquarters in central district of Hong Kong on March 4, 2013. The HSBC banking group could cut up to another 5,000 jobs as Europe's biggest bank looks to find further savings, the Financial Times reported on Monday, March 18, 2013.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

HSBC could cut up to another 5,000 jobs as Europe’s biggest bank looks to find further savings, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

British American Tobacco: Holding an empty brag

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Now the cat is out of the bag. In the past few weeks, big shots of one of the world’s largest cigarette company, London-based British American Tobacco, or BAT, which posts yearly net revenue (meaning, minus the duties and excise taxes on its products) of about $27 billion (more than P930 billion), came out in various media reports on its plans in the Philippines, particularly its supposed $200-million investments.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

How science digs up the royal dirt

Undated photo made available by the University of Leicester, England, Monday Feb. 4 2013, of the remains of England's King Richard III, missing for 500 years. The identification of the skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long-dead.  AP/ UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

The identification of King Richard III’s skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long-dead.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

After Japan, supermarket Tesco says ready to exit US

File photo of the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles . Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, looked on course to withdraw from its struggling US business Fresh & Easy as chief executive Philip Clarke on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, said its presence would likely end.  AP PHOTO/DAMIAN DOVARGANES

Britain’s biggest retailer, supermarket Tesco, looked on course to withdraw from its struggling US business Fresh & Easy as chief executive Philip Clarke on Wednesday said its presence would likely end.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

London mayor mocks France over Mittal comments

In this photo taken Aug, 6, 2012, a general view of the Arcelor Mittal Factory in Hayange-Florange, eastern France. London's mayor joked that revolutionaries had taken over Paris and told India's investors Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, to look to the British capital instead, amid a row between the French government and India-born tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.  AP PHOTO/MATHIEU CUGNOT

NEW DELHI, India—London’s mayor joked that revolutionaries had taken over Paris and told India’s investors Tuesday to look to the British capital instead, amid a row between the French government and India-born tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.   On Monday French Industrial Renewal Minister Arnaud Montebourg said he did not want steel giant ArcelorMittal, controlled by Mittal, [...]

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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