Archive for August 6th, 2012

Cinema

Cinema operator Vue launcher public offer for Germany’s CinemaxX

British multiplex cinemas operator Vue Entertainment Group on Monday said it had started a voluntary public takeover bid of EUR6.45 (USD2.98) per share in cash for German sector player CinemaxX AG (ETR:MXC), after getting clearance by the German Federal Cartel […]

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Citibank is the retail arm of Citigroup

Citigroup agrees to sell its UK and Ireland Diners Club operation

US financial services company Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) said on Monday it had inked a deal to dispose of its Diners club card issuing operation in the UK and

Mini dealer in Birmingham

Strong growth in UK car sales for July

Sales of new cars in the UK last month accelerated to their strongest annual increase in two years, showing resilience amid an unsettled economic backdrop, the Society of

Kensington, London

Halifax expects house prices to remain flat after dip in July

House prices across the UK dropped by 0.6% from June to July, but price growth on an underlying basis remains broadly stable, a new report from the Halifax

Australia from space

Swiss SGS acquires Australian Gladstone Testing

Switzerland-based inspection and certification specialist SGS SA (VTX:SGSN) said today it had acquired Australian construction material testing company Gladstone Testing in a move that expands its services in

Intepublich shares sored on the news

French Publicis rejects rumours of possible bid for Interpublic

French advertising major Publicis Groupe SA (EPA:PUB) denied speculation that it was discussing a deal to buy US advertising and marketing services group Interpublic Group of Companies Inc

HSBC

HSBC sells ship brokerage and consultancy arm to management

British banking and financial services group HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) said its fully-owned unit HSBC Bank plc would shed ship broking and consultancy services provider HSBC Shipping Services

Debt crisis, Italy

Euro crisis threatens the existence of the EU — Italian PM

Italian prime minister Mario Monti has warned that the sovereign debt crisis in Europe is not only threatening the existence of the eurozone, but also the European Union

Hard disk drive

Irish Seagate secures a 64.5% stake in France’s LaCie

Irish hard disk drives maker Seagate Technology Plc (NASDAQ:STX) has completed the acquisition of a 64.5% stake in French consumer storage devices maker LaCie Group SA (EPA:LAC) from

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