Nokia turns over a new leaf as network business leads to profit

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Tullow Oil may make writedowns as it moves away from exploration and focuses on East Africa projects

first_img Share Wednesday 12 November 2014 5:41 am whatsapp Tullow Oil has announced plans to tighten expenditure next year, and it warned investors that it may make a series of writedowns, amid tumbling global oil prices.The oil and gas producer said it will shift its focus away from exploration and towards maximising core assets. It will be looking at the potential of existing projects in East Africa and the review will focus mainly on French Guiana. Chief executive Aidan Heavey said: Our overall exploration spend will be significantly reduced and will focus primarily on East Africa where we have major basin-opening potentialHowever Tullow said that this could dent future profits, as the company would need to make further writedowns.While significant upside potential exists, if the Board decides not to allocate near-term capital to these areas, substantial non-cash exploration writedowns will be required for the full yearTullow Oil was up 2.2 percent in early morning trading. Show Comments ▼ Jessica Morris center_img Tullow Oil may make writedowns as it moves away from exploration and focuses on East Africa projects by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Fun whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Tags: Company Tullow Oillast_img read more

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More women in boardrooms: How are FTSE-listed companies faring?

first_img whatsapp More women than ever before are rising to to the top of FTSE-listed companies but there’s still a lot to be done.A report by executive recruiters Norman Broadbent has found that companies are making good progress towards increasing female participation on their boards. This is line with recommendations from Lord Davies of Abersoch’s report three years ago that said 25 per cent of FTSE 100 boards should be female by 2015. However, look across the wider market and the figures are not as great. Women remain significantly under-represented on the boards of Aim-listed companies. Over the past three years, just 6.6 per cent of new non-executive directors were women, compared to around 25 per cent overall. The looked at the gender, age and tenure of executive and non-executive directors within the FTSE 100, FTSE 250, small cap, fledgling and AIM markets.So how did they all stack up?Executive directorsDespite Aim’s poor performance when it comes to women on boards, it was FTSE 100 and Aim-listed companies that made the biggest gains in female executive directors over the last four years. They may be at opposite ends of the market, but the numbers jumped two per cent and 1.6 per cent respectively.Non-executive directors:Over a third of non-executive directors appointed during the past three years have been women, pushing the percentage of female non-executive directors up to 27 per cent. FTSE 350-listed companies also fared well, with women accounting for 34 per cent of all non-executive director appointments.But while there were almost 650 non-executive directors appointed to Aim-listed companies between July 2013 and July 2014, only 47 were women. This is because smaller companies often use their own networks or those of their advisors to recruit for these kind of roles, the report said.The report made three recommendations for increasing board diversity. These included identifying additional skills and qualities that a board needs, broadening networks to find candidates from a more diverse range of backgrounds and ‘aiming high’ to find the best possible fit. Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 18 November 2014 8:39 am Jessica Morris whatsapp Share More women in boardrooms: How are FTSE-listed companies faring? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Favorite ShoesWolf & Shepherd Tags: Workplace equalitylast_img read more

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Wilfried Bony could be Manchester City’s most expensive January transfer window signing ever

first_imgYet that doesn’t mean big deals shouldn’t be expected this month. In the last two seasons over £100m has been spent in January. Furthermore, two of the 10 biggest January deals came last season (Nemanja Matic was a £22m buy for Chelsea, who sold Juan Mata to Manchester United for £39.4m), even after what was then the biggest summer window of all time. Queens Park Rangers Share Top 5 January buys Manchester City are understood to be on the verge of signing Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony from Swansea City, but may need to break their January transfer window record in order to seal the deal.Bony will reportedly cost the reigning Premier League champions upwards of £30m, even though he is soon to jet off on international duty for the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations for at least three weeks. January spending over past 10 years Sunderland Newcastle United Top 5 January buys Villa are unlikely to return to the high-spending approach that defined Lerner’s early years at the club, yet as the lowest scorers in the league so far this season, they may well be on the lookout for increased firepower up front. Just so long as it comes at a cheaper cost than Darren Bent. Top 5 January buys Arsenal Manager Gus Poyet will surely want to improve the players at his disposal ahead of what looks to be another battle with relegation. Yet the club has often struggled to find value in this window. Over £40m has been spent yet few players, with the exception of record January signing Stephane Sessegnon, have made a prolonged impact. Since the January window of 2011, when Aston Villa made Darren Bent the club’s record purchase, American owner Randy Lerner has reined in the spending at Villa Park. Leicester City HOW MUCH IN £MILLION HAS BEEN SPENT IN THE LAST 12 YEARS? Swansea are the only Premier League club to have never spent more than £1m in the January window. Yet that hasn’t prevented them from finding exceptional value during the month. Ashley Williams and Nathan Dyer, players who have made 265 and 200 appearances respectively were signed for £528,000 each. Your Premier league team Click on your Premier League football team below for a round-up of their spending in the January transfer window Find my team Show Comments ▼ Joe Hall José Antonio Reyes (2004) £17,600,000 Andrey Arshavin (2009)£14,520,000 – Theo Walcott (2006)£9,240,000 Nacho Monreal (2013)£8,800,000 Emmanuel Adebayor (2006)£8,800,000 Wilfried Bony could be Manchester City’s most expensive January transfer window signing ever Matthew Upson (2007) £11,090,000 Dean Ashton (2006)£9,580,000 Savio Nsereko (2009)£7,480,000 Luís Boa Morte (2007)£5,980,000 Calum Davenport (2007)£3,700,000 January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys Manchester United Wednesday 7 January 2015 10:36 am TOP 5 SPENDING CLUBS IN JANUARY Everton Andy Carroll (2011) £36,080,000 Luis Suárez (2011)£23,320,000 Daniel Sturridge (2013)£13,200,000 Martin Skrtel (2008)£8,800,000 Coutinho (2013)£8,800,000 Despite their reputation for spending big on new recruits, only once before have City spent more than £30m on a single player during the January transfer window; in 2011 Edin Dzeko arrived at the club for a fee of £32.56m.But will breaking or equalling a club transfer record on Bony represent good value for City? Manuel Pellegrini’s current options in forward areas include Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic – all of whom have scored more regularly in the Premier League since Bony’s arrival at the beginning of last season. The Magpies’ third-biggest January under the notoriously thrifty Mike Ashley actually came in the January transfer window (2012/2013) when then-manager Alan Pardew was allowed to spend around £20m to fix a severely depleted squad. With Newcastle currently sitting comfortable in mid-table, Pardew’s replacement is unlikely to be permitted such a big kitty this year. Fans will arguably be more concerned with holding onto Moussa Sissoko than any potential additions this January. In their entire history, Burnley have spent £45m on transfers. Chelsea spent more than that on Fernando Torres in January 2011. So don’t expect too many explosive deals to emerge from Turf Moor this month. After winning promotion last season, the club decided to keep things low-key in the transfer market, limiting spending to under £10m. After a tricky opening spell, the club have now pulled themselves to within sight of an unlikely survival. Could the Clarets go for broke in January? In the last three seasons, City have spent just £2.9m in the January window. After making big purchases every summer, the club has rarely looked in need of reinforcements come the midpoint in the season. The Premier League holders’ most expensive January actually came back in 2009, when £45m was spent on players such as Craig Bellamy, Wayne Bridge and Shay Given. The calibre of City’s transfer targets have improved a bit since. January spending over past 10 years January spending over past 10 years Fernando Torres (2011) £51,480,000 David Luiz (2011)£23,760,000 Nemanja Matic (2014)£22,000,000 Nicolas Anelka (2008)£15,840,000 Mohamed Salah (2014)£14,520,000 The biggest January spenders in Premier League history, Chelsea have spent a massive £271.54m since 2003. Some of those signings have been undoubted successes; David Luiz, Nemanja Matic, Branislav Ivanovic, and some high-profile failures; Scott Parker, Mohamed Salah and, of course, Fernando Torres. Chelsea usually spend biggest in January when they’ve not been at their best in the half of the season leading up to it. The Blues could do with another striker in the summer to replace the aging Drogba, but for now Jose Mourinho’s squad looks pretty well-stocked all over. Top 5 January buys January spending over past 10 years Edin Dzeko (2011) £32,560,000 Nigel de Jong (2009)£15,840,000 Craig Bellamy (2009)£13,640,000 Wayne Bridge (2009)£11,440,000 Robbie Fowler (2003)£8,620,000 Crystal Palace James Beattie (2009) £3,520,000 Jack Butland (2013)£3,340,000 Asmir Begovic (2010)£3,300,000 Brek Shea (2013)£2,640,000 Matthew Etherington (2009)£2,640,000 January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys January spending over past 10 years Tottenham Hotspur January spending over past 10 years January spending over past 10 years Luke Moore (2008) £3,300,000 Liam Ridgewell (2012)£2,110,000 Richard Chaplow (2005)£1,980,000 Nigel Quashie (2006)£1,580,000 Geoff Horsfield (2004)£1,320,000 Manchester City The Toffees smashed their transfer record in the summer with the £31m purchase of Romelu Lukaku. Yet both the player and the team have failed to progress as expected this season – Everton are currently positioned in the bottom half of the league. Chairman Bill Kenwright has been reticent to spend in January in the past, and may prove even more unwilling to do so after their biggest-ever outlay in the summer. West Ham have spent a chunky £53.6m in the 12 January windows so far, although a large portion of that came in 2007 when then-owner Eggert Magnusson released £24.7m for new recruits in an ultimately successful bid to stave off relegation. Having already spent around £30m this summer, and with the team comfortably in the upper echelons of the table, a repeat of that is unlikely this January. whatsapp Top 5 January buys Wayne Hennessey (2014) £3,210,000 Joe Ledley (2014)£3,080,000 Jason Puncheon (2014)£1,940,000 Scott Dann (2014)£1,610,000 Paul Ifill (2007)£990,000 Shane Long (2014) £7,480,000 Nikica Jelavic (2014)£6,860,000 Jimmy Bullard (2009)£4,660,000 Robbie Brady (2013)£2,200,000 Kamil Zayatte (2009)£2,200,000 All data courtesy of transfermarkt.co.uk Now 12 years old, the January transfer window has evolved into one of the most important months in the football calendar, and the source of frenzied excitement for fans. Approximately £1.3bn has been spent in January windows by Premier League clubs since Fifa legislation shut off teams from buying new players from September to January and February to June. When once clubs could add new recruits at any stage during the season, they must now wait for their month-long Black Friday every January when players once again become available. January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys Top 5 January buys Steve Howard (2008) £1,980,000 Chris Wood (2013)£1,080,000 Wes Morgan (2012)£990,000 Ben Marshall (2012)£968,000 Danny Drinkwater (2012)£792,000 center_img Christopher Samba (2013) £13,200,000 Loïc Rémy (2013)£9,240,000 Bobby Zamora (2012)£5,100,000 Djibril Cissé (2012)£4,400,000 Nedum Onuoha (2012)£4,140,000 James Beattie (2005) £7,920,000 Nikica Jelavic (2012)£5,810,000 Tim Howard (2007)£3,700,000 John Stones (2013)£3,080,000 Lee Carsley (2003)£2,510,000 Top 5 January buys Tags: January transfer window Manchester City Chelsea Not often tempted into a big January shop, the Baggies have spent just £12m in the window since it opened – less than they spent this summer alone. New boss Tony Pulis may want to change that as he looks to lift West Brom away from relegation trouble. The former Stoke manager has spent over £27m in January windows at Stoke and Crystal Palace. January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys January spending over past 10 years Not a fan of the January window, Arsene Wenger has often been more reluctant to spend as much as his contemporaries in the period. Since the window came into existence, seven clubs have spent more in January than the Gunners. Perhaps it’s no wonder Wenger is cautious in the market at this time of year. His two biggest January window signings – Jose Antonio Reyes and Andrey Arshavin – enjoyed patchy Arsenal careers at best. Arsenal have already spent around £90m this season – their biggest transfer outlay ever – but as they still look in need of reinforcements at the base of midfield and in defence, Wenger may feel the need to increase that total during the window. Aston Villa Top 5 January buys The Saints’ biggest January outlay came in the first ever window in 2003, when £5.28m was forked out on Danny Higginbotham and David Prutton. The club has not topped that since, but may be tempted into bringing extra bodies into a stretched squad that may find it hard to maintain the form from the first half of the season in the new year. Top 5 January buys Danny Fox (2010) £1,850,000 Leon Cort (2010)£1,580,000 Charlie Austin (2011)£1,230,000 Andy Gray (2006)£968,000 Ade Akinbiyi (2007)£968,000 January spending over past 10 years To further explore how City and every other Premier League club has spent their cash in the January transfer window, use our interactive below. Top 5 January buys whatsapp Two years ago QPR spent £22.44m in a desperate bid to secure survival in the Premier League. It didn’t work, and cost the club dearly after relegation to the Championship. Will chairman Tony Fernandes be so cavalier this January? He will likely be given a number of targets from manager Harry Redknapp, who has spent over £100m in January windows since they were introduced in 2003. Jonathan Woodgate (2003) £11,880,000 Papiss Demba Cissé (2012)£10,560,000 Jean-Alain Boumsong (2005)£9,940,000 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (2013)£7,040,000 Mathieu Debuchy (2013)£5,460,000 January spending over past 10 years Juan Mata (2014) £39,360,000 Louis Saha (2004)£15,400,000 Wilfried Zaha (2013)£10,340,000 Nemanja Vidic (2006)£9,240,000 Patrice Evra (2006)£7,040,000 Last season’s runners up spent a gargantuan £133m in the summer, yet have regressed since. The market nous of Brendan Rodgers and the club’s “transfer committee” has been criticised, with many of the new signings such as Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli having failed to improve the first team. The question this January is to what extent Rodgers and co will be entrusted to spend further in January in order to fix the team’s ailments. Top 5 January buys David Prutton (2003) £3,300,000 Vegard Forren (2013)£3,080,000 Nigel Quashie (2005)£2,770,000 Grzegorz Rasiak (2006)£2,640,000 Danny Higginbotham (2003)£1,980,000 Since the club was taken over by Sheikh Mansour in 2008, City have spent more than anyone else in the January window having splashed out £91.34m on midseason recruits in that time. In fact, only Chelsea have spent more in the January window since it was introduced into English football in 2003.Yet City’s January business has often been limited to adding one or two fresh pairs of legs to their squad rather than building a new squad of Galacticos. When you have the resources to do that every summer, there’s little need to repeat the trick in the winter.City have only spent transfer fees on seven players in January since they’ve had Mansour’s millions to play with. Four of those came in January when Craig Bellamy, Shay Given, Wayne Bridge and Nigel De Jong arrived at the Etihad Stadium for a combined £48.84m. Robbie Keane (2009) £14,700,000 Jermain Defoe (2009)£14,430,000 Wilson Palacios (2009)£13,200,000 Alan Hutton (2008)£11,440,000 Jonathan Woodgate (2008)£9,500,000 Transfer Window History Since the departure of Tony Pulis and the arrival of Mark Hughes in the summer of 2013, Stoke’s transfer spending has become far more restrained than in their first few seasons in the Premier League. Don’t expect that to change much this month. The Potters have spent just £8.84m since Hughes has been in the dugout and have not traditionally been tempted into shopping sprees in January. Their biggest winter window signing came in their first season in the Premier League when James Beattie was bought for £3.52m. January spending over past 10 years Swansea Top 5 January buys Stéphane Sessègnon (2011) £6,160,000 Andy Reid (2008)£5,280,000 Danny Graham (2013)£5,100,000 Alfred N’Diaye (2013)£4,140,000 Mart Poom (2003)£3,300,000 Tottenham have been the Premier League’s third-biggest spenders in January since the window first opened in 2003, having splashed out £123.81m in that time (£52m more than North London rivals Arsenal). Spurs’ most costly January came in 2009 – Harry Redknapp’s first season at the club – when £45m was spent on Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Wilson Palacios and Pascal Chimbonda. January spending over past 10 years More money was spent last summer than in any previous transfer window, as Premier League clubs splashed almost £1bn on new players ahead of the current season. Never before has so much been spent across a full season, never mind a single window. With more time to plot, plan and purchase during the summer, it should be no surprise that on average only 19 per cent of transfers take place during the January window. Southampton January spending over past 10 years United spent £170m this summer – more than any English club has ever spent in a single window. That followed United’s biggest January ever, when they made Juan Mata the second-biggest January signing in Premier League history with a £39m fee. After all that, they surely can’t be expecting to buy more players this month, can they? According to recent share prospectus issued by the Glazers, they may be planning to do just that. January spending over past 10 years After winning promotion last season, Leicester’s Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha said he wanted the Foxes to be a top five club within five years and was prepared to spend £180m to get there. Nigel Pearson will be hoping for an advance on some of that cash this January, with his side cut adrift at the foot of the table. Leicester spent just £12.24m to reinforce their squad in the summer. Top 5 January buys Liverpool Hull have only spent three full seasons in the Premier League since 2003, yet have spent more in the January window (£31.3m to be precise) than some of clubs who have been in the top tier every season. In fact, of clubs not involved in European competition, only Southampton have spent more than Hull since they won promotion in 2013. Yet despite the £64.37m spent, the Tigers are currently only teetering above the relegation zone. Stoke City Top 5 January buys Palace obliterated their January spending record last season, forking out £9.84m having only once before spent more than £1m in the window after years of dipping into and skirting around administration. New manager Alan Pardew will undoubtedly want a repeat this year, with Palace currently languishing in the relegation zone. Yet as the South London club have already spent around £2m to poach Pardew from Newcastle, he may not find he has too much to play with. January spending over past 10 years West Brom January Transfer Window Top 5 January buys West Ham United Burnley Top 5 January buys Luke Moore (2011) £880,000 David Cotterill (2010)£594,000 Ashley Williams (2008)£528,000 Nathan Dyer (2009)£528,000 Darryl Duffy (2007)£264,000 Hull City January spending over past 10 years The Facts and Figures More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Darren Bent (2011) £18,920,000 Ashley Young (2007)£11,620,000 Jean II Makoun (2011)£5,460,000 Emile Heskey (2009)£3,260,000 Eric Djemba-Djemba (2005)£2,240,000 last_img read more

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Ukip could qualify for “major party status” but Greens fail to make the cut, says Ofcom

first_imgThursday 8 January 2015 5:55 am Jeff Misenti Ukip could qualify for “major party status” but Greens fail to make the cut, says Ofcom whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has published a consultation paper which could have a major impact on different political parties’ media coverage at this year’s general election.In good news for Nigel Farage’s Ukip, Ofcom say they the party “may qualify for major party status in England and Wales for the General Election. If Ukip wins major party status, it will be extremely difficult for broadcasters to justify excluding them from TV debates. The party has polled poorly at previous general elections, taking just 3.5 per cent of the vote in 2010 and failing to win a single seat.Its performance has strengthened significantly since 2010, topping the polls in the European elections and beating the Tories in two Westminster by-elections. The party had a strong showing in the local elections of 2013 and 2014, winning 15.7 per cent and 19.9 per cent respectively.According to opinion polls, Ukip is in third place in terms of popular support in England and Wales. However, it fails to enjoy similar levels of support in Scotland.The granting of major party status would entitle Ukip to at least two party election broadcasts ahead of the election. Broadcasters covered by Ofcom’s election rules include ITV, STV, UTV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Classic FM, Talksport and Absolute Radio.In order to make a judgment, the regulator needs to account for the party’s previous performance, as well as current opinion polls.At the other end of the political spectrum, the Green Party, whose popularity has increased in most opinion polls, will be bitterly disappointed by the regulator’s initial conclusions.Ofcom gave several reasons for not granting the Greens “major party status”:The party has not demonstrated significant past electoral support in General Elections. The Green Party has performed better in some other forms of election, such as the 2014 European Parliamentary elections, obtaining eight per cent and 8.1 per cent of the vote in England and Scotland.In terms of evidence of current support, the party’s opinion poll rating in Great Britain-wide polls has increased in recent months to 5.9 per cent in December 2014 (Four per cent on average during 2014).Green Party leader Natalie Bennet tweeted her reaction to the consultation:David Cameron will not be pleased with Ofcom’s decision. If the TV debates actually happen, the Tories will be hoping for as many parties as possible on the platform to take away Nigel Farage’s thunder. 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Ryanair share price drops despite raised profit guidance and $400m share buyback

first_img Sarah Spickernell Ryanair share price drops despite raised profit guidance and $400m share buyback Share whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Ryanair’s profits are flying, but the news failed to impress investors.The figuresRyanair has boosted its earnings outlook yet again, with profits expected to reach €840-850m (£630-638m) during the 12 months to 31 March 2015.  This is up from the €810-€830m (£610-625m) forecast issued less than two months ago on 4 December.  The company also posted a €49m (£37m) net profit for the three months to 31 December, exceeding third quarter expectations of €28m (£21m). It said the improved outlook was due to greater passenger volume this year compared to the equivalent period in 2013-2014, and also lower fuel costs.  As a result, Ryanair is launching a buyback programme of €400m (£301m) shares, to be completed between February and August this year.  The news failed to impress investors, however, with shares going down by 4.6 per cent to €9.93 (£7.47) in morning trading, having been on an upward trajectory over the last six months. Why it’s interestingThe news will not come as much of a surprise to investors – the company has already upgraded its profit outlook three times for this financial year, most recently in November. At that time, Ryanair attributed the improved estimate to an image makeover.  In September 2014, it said passenger numbers grew four per cent, from nine million in August 2013 to 9.4m in the same month this year,  pushing shares up 1.35 per cent in early trading.   It follows a blip during the equivalent period last year, when Ryanair posted an eight per cent fall in net income for 2013-2014. This was its first earnings decline in five years. What Ryanair saidDespite the good news, the airline said investors should remain cautious because fuel price is hedged at $92 (£61) per barrel.We would counsel shareholders and analysts to temper expectations for the next financial year. While we are still finalising our budget, we believe that any growth in profits will be modest as our fuel is hedged at $92 per barrel, whereas some competitors will be significant beneficiaries of lower oil prices and this may lead to downward pressure on airfares. In shortThe latest results are a continuation of a good spell for Ryanair, but this morning’s share price drop reflects investors awareness of the limit placed by fixed fuel prices on Ryanair’s good fortunes.  Tags: Ryanair Show Comments ▼ Monday 2 February 2015 2:00 amlast_img read more

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General Election 2015: Science is vital to our economy, but which parties are really supporting it?

first_imgInvesting in science and engineering has huge long-term benefits for the economy, yet we’ve heard very little from any of the main political parties about how they intend to secure Britain’s future as a leader in the field.The run up to May has been characterised by a closedness on the issue, with no one setting out exact spending figures, unlike in 2010. This is concerning, considering the current state of affairs – although science was relatively well protected from cuts over the course of the last parliament, there has also been a steady decline in research and development (R&D) spend per GDP.The Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE), an organisation promoting the improvement of science and engineering research in The UK, is concerned about the problems that will arise if the next government does not invest enough.  “UK government and business investment in the science base is low compared to other leading scientific nations,” Naomi Weir, director of CaSE, told City A.M. “The UK science base performs well in spite of this low funding, but it is widely agreed that this situation is unsustainable and that investment is required to ensure future strength.” She said greater investment would allow the UK to “reap the economic and societal rewards” of its strength in science and engineering, driving UK innovation and creating skilled and valued jobs. “An upward investment trajectory, exceeding predicted growth, is essential to keep our international collaborators and competitors in sight.” [infographic id=”47″] But it’s not just investment that has an impact- other policies have the potential to be damaging to the UK’s standing in science, such as immigration. “It is a big issue that parties have diverse views on, but it is a major issue for science if we aren’t getting the best people coming into the UK, since it would make it difficult for us to compete at the global level” explained Weir. “If we are less welcoming to skilled scientists and engineers them they won’t want to come here – they can go anywhere in the world.” Education is also important for the future of science in generations to come. “If we want to have young people be enthusiastic about it, we have to equip teachers with the confidence to teach the subject from primary school level upwards.” To clarify these issues, CaSE sent letters to all the main party leaders, asking them to outline what they would do for science and engineering in the next parliament. Now that the party manifestos have also been released, here are the most important points for you to know.The ConservativesDavid Cameron promises to focus on investing in infrastructure and research, thereby encouraging innovation. Unfortunately, we won’t find out how much he is planning to spend unless the Conservatives are elected, since this decision would be based on the outcome of their spending review. On the point of immigration, he intends to use the “shortage occupation list”, which outlines the occupations where there are a lack of skilled people in the UK. The party would train long-term British workers, but has said nothing about attracting more international students. For education, the Tories say they intend to introduce more maths and science teachers to secondary schools, but have made no mention of primary schools. LabourEd Miliband says science plays a “central role” in the party’s plan to raise living standards and create more high skill, high wage jobs.Just like with the Tories, Labour offers no definite figures, but says it will conduct a review from scratch if elected. If voted in, Miliband will produce a long-term funding and policy framework for science and innovation.For immigration, he would remove university students from the government’s net migration target, to encourage new talent.For education, there’s no specific mention of science and engineering at all.Liberal DemocratsNick Clegg is the only party leader who has promised to continue ring-fencing funding for science (although the others haven’t said they definitely won’t).The Lib Dems say they will reinstate post-study work visas, in order to encourage the people we have trained in the UK to stay and put their skills to use here. On the point of education, the party has suggested it will encourage at least one teacher in every primary school to become knowledgeable in science. Ukip The UK Independence Party says it wants skilled migrants to come to the UK, and says it will treat students differently to working people. But they have also said they want to have cap of 50,000 in total, which could prevent some skilled scientists from coming to the UK.Nigel Farage has also promised to abolish tuition fees for STEM degrees where the student will work in the UK for five years after graduating.Like the Lib Dems, Ukip says it will make sure each primary school in the UK has at least one “science leader” to encourage interest in the subject.GreenOf all the parties, the Green party has provided the most clarity on investment figures. It says it will double research spend to one per cent of GDP, up from its current level of 0.5 per cent. To encourage skilled STEM students to put their abilities to use in the UK, they will be allowed to stay here and work for two years.  General Election 2015: Science is vital to our economy, but which parties are really supporting it? 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Morrisons boss says customers key to survival

first_imgThursday 7 May 2015 9:10 pm whatsapp whatsapp Express KCS MORRISONS new chief executive David Potts said yesterday that it would take more weeks of listening to customers and staff to understand how to bring the “British underdog” back to life, as it reported a further drop in sales. In his first trading update since taking over the reins in March, Potts said he had spent the first seven weeks visiting 90 of the retailer’s 500 stores and would present his plans for Morrisons in September after gathering feedback. “I honestly believe that if we listen hard to customers and staff then we won’t go so far wrong. They already hold the keys to the kingdom…they know why people choose Morrisons. We need to work to bring that to life in more stores on more days,” the former Tesco executive said. Shares closed down 1.55 per cent to 176.9p as Morrisons reported sales at stores open more than a year fell 2.9 per cent in the 13 weeks to 3 May, despite this being slightly better than analysts had been expecting. Sales at all the major grocers have been hit hard by intense competition from the German discounters, record food deflation and falling footfall at their larger stores as shoppers move to convenience stores and online. Morrisons has been particularly hard hit after being slow to move into convenience and online and facing rising competition from newer arrivals Aldi and Lidl, who moved into its northern heartland. Potts, who was brought in by new chairman Andy Higginson, has already taken the axe to its management board, getting rid of five executive and cutting 720 staff from its head office. At the same time he has also recruited 5,000 shop floor staff to improve customer service, ordered a spring clean of the stores and to better stock its shelves. “[We are] the British underdog in many ways – we should rejoice in that position and bring shops to life,” he said. The group expects underlying profit before tax to be higher in the second half than the first and said it was comfortable with analysts expectations for full-year profits of £356m. Morrisons boss says customers key to survival Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Kevin Can F**k Himself’ TV Review: Annie Murphy Blows Up the Idea of aThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushlast_img read more

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FTSE ends flat after weak US data but Mondi moves on up – London Report

first_imgWednesday 13 May 2015 8:22 pm whatsapp THE FTSE was broadly flat but outperformed Europe yesterday after weak US retail data erased gains on the back of the Bank of England saying it will raise rates in about a year’s time.The blue-chip FTSE 100 closed up 0.2 per cent at 6,949.63 points by 1625 London time after falling 1.4 per cent in the previous session. It is up about six per cent so far this year.The Bank cut growth forecasts for UK economic growth over the next three years, which hit sterling but gave equities a lift, with investors betting on the low interest rate environment that has sent the FTSE 100 index to record highs this year.Mondi shares rose 8.9 per cent, to be the top FTSE 100 gainer, after it said first quarter underlying operating profit was 29 per cent above the comparable 2014 period.“Average paper selling prices holding up and comparable sales growth across most business, both sequentially and annually, is also welcome news at this stage of the year,” Accendo Markets’ head of research, Mike van Dulken, said. FTSE ends flat after weak US data but Mondi moves on up – London Report Express KCS Share More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comcenter_img Tags: Company FTSE 100 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal Past whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Drinking to forget? We’re consuming 12m bottles of wine a week more than we think

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmNovelodgePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowNovelodgeTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal Past Drinking to forget? We’re consuming 12m bottles of wine a week more than we think More From Our Partners Kamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼center_img British drinkers are vastly underestimating how much we drink each year, new research claims. We are “missing” around 12 million bottles of wine a week from our estimates, because surveys don’t include the extra booze we down on holidays or at weddings and other celebrations.  That’s three quarters of a bottle of wine for every drinker each week. Sales figures show that we are drinking significantly more than we think we are – and there are important health implications.  Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University, on behalf of Alcohol Research UK, took a different approach in order to get people to more accurately estimate their drinking, and found that drinking habits are “more usually a matter of peaks and troughs”.  The biggest increase was seen in 25 to 35-year-olds, who had the highest level of typical consumption, drinking an extra 18 units a week than they normally estimate.   Dr James Nicholls of Alcohol Research UK said: “In the UK, if we estimate the amount we drink across the population by extrapolating from national surveys, the figure usually comes out at around 40 per cent less than the amount of alcohol that, according to sales data, we actually purchase. “These ‘missing units’ are not easily explained away. Some are caused by storage and spillage, but the amount of alcohol tucked away in cellars or spilt on the carpet is only a drop in the ocean of drink that remains invisible using standard methods.” Lead scientist Dr Mark Bellis, from Liverpool John Moores University, added: “Nationally we underestimate how much we drink and as individuals we can turn a blind eye to our heavier drinking periods when we calculate personal consumption. “For many people though these sessions add substantial amounts of alcohol to their annual consumption and inevitably increase their risks of developing alcohol-related ill health.”  whatsapp Catherine Neilan Tags: NULL Friday 22 May 2015 3:31 amlast_img read more

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