Archive for February 7th, 2013

George Lucas

George Lucas has no immediate plans to sell Disney stake

George Lucas, the former owner of production company Lucasfilm Ltd, does not intend to offload his 2.1% stake in US entertainment giant The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), his spokesperson told Bloomberg in an e-mail. Disney has submitted a regulatory filing […]

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UK Manufacturing

UK manufacturing output returns to growth

The UK's industrial production rose by 1.1% in December 2012, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed today. The growth was driven by a 1.6% increase

NASDAQ-listed Facebook

Facebook overtakes Google as the world’s most popular website

Facebook has overtaken Google as the world’s most popular website, with 837 million unique visitors in 2012, according to digital analytics group comScore. Google, which entered the search engine

Ryanair aircraft

UK regional airline Flybe plans to acquire aircraft and routes from Ryanair

UK regional airline company Flybe Group Plc (LON:FLYB) said it had signed a deal under which it would acquire several aircraft and operating routes from Irish peer


Carlyle completes TCW MBO from France’s Societe Generale

US asset manager The TCW Group Inc has completed its journey to independence after its management and The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) finalised the purchase of the business

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