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Opinion: Financial recovery stalls in 2011 but will next year be any better?

23/12/2011

An article from James Hickman, MD of Caxton FX, reviewing the past year and what we can expect in 2012.


 

Barclays Corporate helps Saracens tackle banking

22/12/2011

Barclays Corporate has played host to players from Saracens as part of the club’s Player Development Programme which offers team members support in their personal and professional development and provides them with skills and interests outside the world of sport.


 

Toyota set to increase production by 20% in 2012

22/12/2011

Car manufacturer Toyota have unveiled plans for 2012 where they will aim to increase production by 20% to make up lost ground due to the earthquake in Japan and floods in Thailand.


 

IAG secures deal to buy BMI from Lufthansa

22/12/2011

Following the announcement on November 4, 2011, International Airlines Group (IAG) and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Lufthansa) have today (Thursday) reached a binding agreement for IAG to acquire British Midland Limited (bmi).


 

Mears Group PLC secures £120m support for growth and acquisitions

21/12/2011

Barclays and HSBC's Corporate Banking Teams in Bristol have jointly refinanced Mears Group PLC with a five-year £120m revolving credit facility for general corporate purposes, including re-financing the previous facility due to mature in June 2013, in support of the company’s medium term strategic growth and acquisition plans.


 

Euro gains following European Central Bank’s €500bn loans likely to be shortlived

21/12/2011

523 European banks took advantage of low cost 3-year loans totalling nearly €500bn, highlighting the fragility of the eurozone financial system.


 

Bank urged to further boost quantitative easing

21/12/2011

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)- a prominent business lobby- have renewed calls to boost quantitative easing by a further £50bn, the group’s chief economist today (Wednesday) said in response to the minutes of the last Monetary Policy Committee meeting.


 

Bank unanimous in holding interest rates and quantitative easing

21/12/2011

Minutes released today (Wednesday) show that the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members voted unanimously to maintain interest rates at their current 0.5% level.


 

FSA moves to protect consumers from unauthorised land banking firms

21/12/2011

On Tuesday, 20 December 2011, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) secured interim injunctions and freezing orders from the High Court against amongst others St Clair Estates Limited, OFG Investments Limited, Option Land UK Limited, and GIG Properties Limited.


 

Thorntons revises profit forecast as consumer confidence hits

21/12/2011

Thorntons the chocolate makers have, on the back of weak consumer confidence and higher levels of promotional activity, issued a profit warning.