Archive for August 17th, 2012

Beer

Heineken mulls increasing offer for Asia Pacific Breweries

Dutch brewer Heineken NV (AMS:HEIA) is holding discussions to possibly improve its SGD50.00 (USD39.93/EUR32.26) a share offer for the direct and indirect stakes in Singapore-based peer Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (SGX:A46), or APB, held by Fraser & Neave Ltd (SGX:FNN), […]

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Amazon

Amazon UK offers delivery to local shops

A new delivery option is being introduced by Amazon UK, allowing customers to have their parcels delivered to a local corner shop. The service is expected to be popular

London housing

UK house prices rise three times the rate of wage inflation

House prices in the UK have continued to stretch further away from the reach of millions of workers, a new study confirmed today. Research from the National Housing Federation

Oil pipes

Ireland’s Petroceltic acquires oil and gas group Melrose Resources

Irish oil and gas explorer and producer Petroceltic International Plc (LON:PCI) has agreed to buy Melrose Resources plc (LON:MRS) in an all-stock deal valuing the British sector player

IBM

IBM seeks acquisitions to strengthen its storage systems offering

International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM) will continue its acquisition streak in an attempt to further enhance its storage system offerings, Bloomberg reported today, quoting Bob Cancilla, IBM's vice

Oil drills

Thai PTT Exploration starts to delist takeover target Cove Energy

Thai oil and gas explorer PTT Exploration and Production Pcl (PINK:PEXNY), or PTTEP, said on Friday

Broadband

Network upgrades improve UK broadband speeds

UK communications regulator Ofcom has released its new report on the state of the nation's home broadband connections, revealing that network upgrades undertaken by Internet service providers (ISPs)

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