China’s industrial activity is still slowing

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndo China’s industrial activity is still slowing whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com CHINESE industrial production growth slowed for the second consecutive month in July, fueling fears that its economy was losing steam. Output rose by 13.4 per cent year-on-year in July. This was slightly below the 13.7 registered in June and significantly down on the 16.5 per cent reading in May. The cooling off in the industrial sector was partly due to a base effect – growth was extremely strong this time a year ago –?and withdrawal of stimulus measures implemented after the financial crisis.Authorities in Beijing who have been trying to slow the housing market, might take heart from the data. There was a sharp slowing in heavy industry output used for construction. Mark Williams from consultancy Capital Economics, said that suppliers to the sector might be anticipating a slowdown as developers delay project starts. But fears that the Chinese government’s plans to shut inefficient production lines in an attempt to meet its year-end emissions targets could de-rail industrial production, might end up being a damp squib, said Williams. He noted that similar directives set by the government had been unsuccessful in the past. KCS-content center_img Share Wednesday 11 August 2010 7:48 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ECONOMIST VIEWS: DO YOU THINK THE MPC WOULD RESTART QE?

first_img Tags: NULL ECONOMIST VIEWS: DO YOU THINK THE MPC WOULD RESTART QE? Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd Wednesday 18 August 2010 8:17 pm MICHAEL SAUNDERS | CITIContrary to market speculation, no one voted to extend QE and we continue to regard the extension of QE as unlikely. The sum of real GDP growth and CPI inflation – a proxy for nominal GDP growth – implies that extra stimulus is not needed to keep inflation on target over time. The MPC is not really gloomy on growth.ANDREW GOODWN | E&Y ITEMAgain the possibility of further QE was debated. But this looks like more of an attempt to present a balanced argument and avoid giving the impression of a bias to tighten, rather than a message that the MPC is moving in that direction. Further QE is only likely to occur if there are clear signs that the recovery is relapsing.VICKY REDWOOD | CAPITAL ECONOMICSWith such big uncertainties surrounding the outlook – none of which are likely to be resolved particularly soon – it therefore looks likely that policy will be kept on hold for a while yet. Further ahead, however, policy is more likely to be loosened further than to be tightened. More QE is likely and at the very least, rates are going nowhere for a long time. center_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Carrefour in profit boost after savings

first_img Carrefour in profit boost after savings by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsPost FunWoman Refuses To Tip Waiter But Didn’t Realize What She Left At The TablePost FunRaid Shadow LegendsDon’t play this game if you are under 40 years oldRaid Shadow LegendsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm KCS-content whatsapp Tuesday 31 August 2010 8:46 pm whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org THE WORLD’S second biggest retailer Carrefour said yesterday that the summer sales trend was mixed in Europe but demand was holding up in emerging markets with an annual operating profit in its sights.Tight cost control and a surge in emerging markets lifted first-half operating profit by 7.6 per cent to €82m (£67.8m) while the French company was making headway on its plan to revamp its hypermarkets in Europe to boost lagging sales.Carrefour has launched a three-year overhaul plan at delivering €4.5bn of savings. Chief executive Lars Olofsson said in a statement: “Our transformation plan is delivering planned results and makes us confident of achieving our 2010 objectives.” The cautious comments, plus news of an unexpected €69m one-off charge in Brazil, where Carrefour also faces weak hypermarket sales, has kept the shares under pressure. Execution Noble analyst Caroline Gulliver said: “Although figures were in line with expectations, comments from the chief financial officer about the European summer sales took the shine off and it looks as though whilst the French business may be improving, some of Carrefour’s other key markets are deteriorating.” Carrefour, behind only US group Wal-Mart in sales, confirmed that it expected an underlying operating profit of around €3.1bn for the full year, having achieved €1.096bn in the first-half. Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Amazon explores TV project

first_img Amazon explores TV project KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Share Online retailer Amazon has made a move into television, with the American firm working on a project to provide unlimited shows over the internet for paying subscribers. Reports last night put NBC Universal, Time Warner and Viacom in the frame as potential partners. The new service would compete with firms like Netflix that allow subscribers to stream TV shows and rent films. The Wall Street Journal said Amazon might tie-in the new project with its Prime service, which guarantees users faster delivery for an annual fee. whatsapp Tuesday 31 August 2010 9:30 pm More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.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.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comlast_img read more

House prices continue to fall as more properties go on sale

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp HOUSE prices fell for a second consecutive month in August and their lowest level since May 2009, the latest figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have revealed. It said a further increase in the supply of properties being placed on the market had edged prices lower but at the same time had increased sales expectations.The RICS UK Housing Market survey, released today, showed 32 per cent more chartered surveyors reporting prices falling rather than rising in August – the biggest negative reading since May 2009. Regionally, surveyors are now reporting prices slipping in all regions apart from Scotland. Expectations for house prices over the next three months continue to deteriorate, with 38 per cent more expecting prices to fall rather than rise. RICS spokesperson, Jeremy Leaf said the latest survey suggested house prices may be slipping but surveyors believed sales could begin to pick up as a result. “That said, there can be little doubt that the restrictive attitude to the provision of mortgage finance will continue to limit transaction activity in the market,” he added. Tags: NULL Monday 13 September 2010 8:44 pm House prices continue to fall as more properties go on sale whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Healthcare Locums sees profits drop as cuts bite

first_imgMonday 27 September 2010 7:56 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsapp Share Healthcare Locums sees profits drop as cuts bite SPENDING cuts by NHS managers have hit profits at medical staffing company Healthcare Locums.The firm said yesterday pre-tax profits dived 21 per cent to £6.8?m in the first half of 2010.Executive vice-chairman Kate Bleasdale said: “We have experienced challenging trading conditions in our NHS operations as a consequence of managers’ uncertainty over spending priorities in the run-up to the general election.”The firm places medical staff including doctors, specialist nurses, and physiotherapists with the NHS and private-sector clients. However, the NHS accounts for less than half of Healthcare’s revenues and the present uncertainty in the UK has been partly offset by strong international growth, it said. Bleasdale said trading would improve as the coalition had secured frontline spending. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Goldman in running for RBS loans

first_img Share Goldman in running for RBS loans Sunday 3 October 2010 11:31 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org AT LEAST three potential bidders are casting an eye over a £3bn portfolio of property loans that will soon be offloaded by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).Goldman Sachs is a shock contender for the loans, alongside distressed debt specialist Lone Star and private equity firm Blackstone.Lazard is advising RBS on the sale of the assets, which come from the bank’s “non-core” division. Although this represents the “bad” section of the bank, which is being gradually wound down, it is understood the loans are not in default.First round bids are expected to be submitted within the next two weeks.Royal Bank of Scotland declined to comment, though a source with knowledge of the matter said the Edinburgh-based bank had not made any decision concerning the sale of the portfolio.He told City A.M.: “At this stage this is just speculation. The bank hasn’t agreed to any proposals yet.”The three potential bidders were either not immediately available for comment, or could not immediately be reached for comment.It is understood Lazard is also considering setting up a scheme through which more than one buyer could take a stake in the loan portfolio.The move is part of a wider asset sale by the bank, which is 84 per cent owned by the taxpayer after a bailout at the height of the financial crisis. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

GE wins $750m contract

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL GE wins $750m contract Monday 25 October 2010 8:06 pm KCS-content whatsapp Share General Electric (GE) yesterday said it won a $750m (£475.9m) contract to supply gas-fired electric turbines to India’s Reliance Power.The turbines will be part of a 2,400-megawatt expansion of an existing power plant in the Samalkot region of India. Reliance is expanding the plant to take advantage of a large recent natural gas find in India’s Krishan Godavari basin. GE expects to ship the turbines in the second half of 2011 to meet Reliance’s deadline of beginning operations at the expanded plant by March 2012, said Paul Browning, a GE vice president.GE expects demand for electricity, and thus turbines, to rise in India as the fast-growing economy exploits the new gas find, Browning said. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe 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’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wraplast_img read more

BT doubles its apprentice scheme as demand surges

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Beer sales drop by 9.7pc

first_imgTuesday 26 October 2010 7:45 pm KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDirect HealthyKate Silverton’s PartnerDirect Healthythedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com whatsapp Share The amount of beer drunk in Britain fell by 9.7 per cent in the last three months, dashing hopes of a comeback by the brewing industry. Sales of beer in supermarkets and off-licences were down by 12 per cent in the third quarter, while sales in pubs dropped by 7.8 per cent. The latest figures are in stark contrast to those for the second quarter of 2010, in which sales rose by 2.9 per cent – their first quarterly increase for four years. But the latest results show that the industry is still in decline and second quarter results were a blip, caused in part by the World Cup, “As has occurred after every World Cup, the beer market hit a bump in the road, not helped by a wet summer,” said Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the BBPA. center_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Beer sales drop by 9.7pc Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more