UK Recession

UK businesses expect recession to continue for rest of the year

British businesses expect the recession to continue for the rest of this year and the government needs to take action to restore confidence in the economy, the Institute of Directors (IoD) said today. The UK economy is currently in its […]

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E-crime costs UK retailers £200m a year

Internet crime is the biggest emerging threat to the UK's retail sector, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) claimed today. This type of criminal activity is a growing threat to

Indian engineering

Standard Chartered Private Equity invests in India’s Inox

Standard Chartered Private Equity Ltd, the private equity arm of British lender Standard Chartered Plc (LON:STAN), has bought a minority stake in Indian engineering services firm Inox India


Citigroup’s PE arm invests $138m in the UK arm of Indian travel group Cox & Kings

Indian travel and tours company Cox & Kings Ltd (BOM:533144) announced today that CVCI Private Equity, part of US financial services giant Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), has agreed to

PE deals down

US middle market PE deal volume slows in the second quarter of 2012

The brisk acceleration in middle-market private equity deal volume seen in the last half of 2011 and the first quarter in 2012 stalled out somewhat in the second quarter of 2012, according to GF Data's


Heineken adds 2.68% to its stake in Singapore-listed Asia Pacific Breweries on the open market

Dutch brewer Heineken NV (AMS:HEIA) said on Wednesday it had bought 6.92m shares of its Singapore-based takeover target Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (SGX:A46), or APB, representing a 2.68%

River Niger

Shell’s $400 million Niger Delta security funds better invested on local communities — report

Oil giant Shell has spent almost $400m in three years guarding its installations in the Niger Delta, including maintaining its own 1,200-strong internal ‘police’ force, running a network

Gannett publishes local newspapers

US media group Gannett acquires social media advertising firm BLinNQ

US media and publishing giant Gannett Co Inc (NYSE: GCI) said it had bought social media advertising company BLiNQ Media LLC without offering information on deal terms. BLiNQ specialises

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