Archive for November 12th, 2012

Regent Street, London

Drop in business activity in England points to GDP decline in Q4

Will the UK slip back into contraction in the fourth quarter? New figures out today have raised fresh concerns about the possibility. The latest Lloyds TSB Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) shows that private sector business activity contracted in most […]

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UK mortgage lending maintains quarterly growth despite drop in September

Mortgage lending in the UK rose by 13% between the second and third quarters of 2012, new figures showed today. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said that 146,500

Telecom Italia is based in Milan

Egyptian investor Sawiris interested in Telecom Italia stake

Telecom Italia SpA (BIT:TIT) said on Monday it had received an offer from Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris, who is interested in investing in the Italian telecoms company. The firm

Retirement

Nearly half of US business owners fail to plan for retirement, according to survey

A new survey from U.S. Trust finds that while US business owners feel they have the ability and a responsibility to create jobs and opportunities for others, when it comes

Insurance

London-listed insurance firm Charles Taylor acquires Global Life Assurance

British insurance services provider Charles Taylor plc (LON:CTR) said today that LCL International Life Assurance Company

Raising Capital

DealMarket and CapitalOnStage Announce Project to Help Start-ups Find Venture Capital More Efficiently

A Swiss firm offering third party private equity services has stuck a partnership with a top European venture capital scheme in an attempt to foster entrepreneurship and assist

metal recycling

UK risk management firm Brady acquires US-based SAI

British risk management and settlement solutions provider Brady Plc (LON:BRY) said today it had entered into an agreement to acquire Systems Alternatives International LLC (SAI), a US-based supplier

Grocery shopping online

Three quarters of UK consumers shop for groceries online — report

Three in four Britons use the Internet as an outlet for their grocery shopping, with saving money cited as the main incentive for opting for online purchases, a

Webxu seeks growth financing through Merriman agreement

Webxu, Inc. (OTCBB: WBXU) said it has signed an engagement agreement with Merriman Capital, Inc., to raise growth financing for Webxu.

Keith Schaefer, CEO of Webxu, said, "We are

virtual Piggy signs e-commerce agreements with youth-centric fashion companies

Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCBB: VPIG) said it has signed an agreement with four fashion companies specializing in products for young girls and tweens: Stella, Pink Chicken, Squirtini Bikini,

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