health and safety

Health and safety red tape cut for “low risk” UK firms

The UK government said today that it is planning to exempt hundreds of thousands of “low risk” businesses from health and safety inspections. In a move to reduce red tape, premises considered to be low risk, such as shops, offices, […]

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Search giant Google continues acquisition spree with VirusTotal deal

US-based online antivirus service provider VirusTotal has been taken over by technology major Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), the target company said in its official blog without providing financial details. VirusTotal

economic growth

North American economy to see modest growth in 2013 — report

The North American economy should grow 2% this year and improve through 2013, with a strong performance from residential building in the U.S. and commercial construction in Canada, according to the North American

stock market

Glencore unveils final increased bid for UK miner Xstrata

Swiss commodities trader Glencore International Plc (LON:GLEN), controlling 34% in Xstrata Plc (LON:XTA), on Monday announced its final

House Price Survey for the Past Two Decades

For many people currently living at home with their family or in rented accommodation, owning a home is a big aspiration. Having a place to call your own


Dutch arm of Danish shipping giant Maersk invests in Russia’s Global Ports

Dutch port operator APM Terminals BV, part of Danish shipping group AP Moller-Maersk A/S (CPH:MAERSK-B), said today it will acquire a 37.5% stake in Russian container terminals operator


UK insurance firm Tawa puts itself on the block

British insurer Tawa Plc (LON:TAW) announced on Monday it will carry out a formal sale process in order to find potential buyers for the company. Tawa stressed it could

online retail

UK retailers prepared to invest in online retail innovation

UK retailers are optimistic about the future of their business, the new quarterly Eccomplished report on the state of UK online retail shows. The research gauged the attitude


Xstrata shareholder Knight Vinke turns down Glencore’s sweetened bid

US hedge fund Knight Vinke Asset Management LLC, a shareholder of Xstrata Plc (LON:XTA), said it had turned down the improved takeover offer from Glencore International Plc (LON:GLEN),

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