Archive for August 8th, 2012

Astroturf Soccer

UK sponsor Patron Capital walks away from Goals Soccer Centres deal

British private equity fund Patron Capital Partners, controlling soccer centres operator Powerleague Group Ltd, said on Wednesday it had decided not to make a takeover offer for Goals Soccer Centres plc (LON:GOAL). Patron, which on 20 July said it was […]

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UK retail sales slowed in July — Retail Sales Monitor

Retail sales across the UK were subdued last month, according to a report released on Tuesday by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor shows

Bank of England

Bank of England lowers UK growth forecast

The Bank of England has lowered its growth forecast for the UK and predicted that the economy will remain flat for the rest of this year, with slow

Severn Bridge

UK water utility Severn Trent seeks buyers its analytical business

British water and sewerage group Severn Trent Plc (LON:SVT) announced on Wednesday it had hired Rothschild to help the company dispose of its analytical services business. Severn Trent said

LPG gas stove

Ireland’s DCC agrees to acquire BP’s UK liquefied gas operation

Irish sales, marketing, distribution and business support services provider DCC Plc (ISE:DCC) announced on Wednesday it had agreed to buy the British liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution operations

Yarra Glen, Melbourne

Australian horse racing stained by money laundering and race fixing — report

Much has changed since the first horses arrived in Australia, aboard a female convict ship, in January 1788. Today, Australians are among the most enthusiastic gamblers on horse

HMV Closures

Entertainment group HMV completes Hammersmith Apollo sale

British music, video and electronic games retailer HMV Group Plc (LON:HMV) said on Wednesday it had closed the sale of Hammersmith Apollo Limited, the owner and operator of

San Siro stadium in Milan

US-based Cala aims for Serie A with Calcio Lecco acquisition

US development-stage company Cala Corporation (PINK:CCAA) has taken control of Calcio Lecco 1912 SpA, the entity behind the eponymous Italian football club. Cala did not say how much it

Pharmaceuticals

Irish pharmaceutical firm Warner Chilcott ends talks with possible buyers

Dublin-based speciality pharmaceuticals group Warner Chilcott plc (NASDAQ:WCRX) said it had terminated talks with potential buyers and decided instead to pursue other alternatives to boost shareholder value. At the

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