HMV Closures

HMV to accept gift vouchers again

People who hold HMV gift vouchers will be able to use them in stores again from tomorrow, the company’s administrator announced today. When the music, DVD and video games retailer went into administration last week, staff were told that they […]

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UK property

UK housing market set for brighter 2013

Two new reports out today which examine Britain's housing market paint an optimistic picture of the market over the coming 12 months. Property website Rightmove has registered a 22%

BNP Paribas

BNP’s asset management arm to sell clean energy unit CEP

BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP), the asset management business of French BNP Paribas (EPA:BNP), will spin off BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners (BNPP CEP) to become Glennmont


Toshiba considers bidding for UK nuclear fuel firm Urenco

Japanese industrial group Toshiba Corp (TYO:6502) is mulling over a possible bid for UK nuclear fuel producer Urenco Limited, the Sunday Times reported without quoting any sources. According to


Spain’s Santander rumoured to be interested in NAB’s UK assets

Spanish banking giant Banco Santander SA (MCE:SAN) is actively considering a GBP2bn (USD3.2bn/EUR2.4bn) offer for the UK assets of National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX:NAB), the Sunday Times reported

Life Science

Sponsors Blackstone, KKR in race to acquire US-based Life Technologies

US private equity majors The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) and KKR & Co LP (NYSE:KKR) are among the parties engaged in takeover talks with US life sciences company

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