Property prices drop as market flooded

first_img Property prices drop as market flooded John Dunne whatsapp Share Monday 16 August 2010 5:30 am whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ 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 ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot UK property asking prices dropped for the second month in a row as the market was hit by over-supply, according to property website Rightmove.The survey also found that the market had also been subdued in the summer period.Sellers reduced prices by 1.7 per cent during the month to 7 August, leaving the average asking value down by £4,091 at £232,241.Soaring numbers of sellers outnumbered buyers, with the imbalance in supply and demand compounded as many house hunters took summer holidays.Rightmove found available stock per agent rose to its highest August level for three years, up 41.3 per cent on a year earlier to 29,220 a week.It warned market conditions “bear some similarities” to the torrid second half of 2008 when the credit crunch left prices plunging by 7.1 per cent as agents struggled to shift stock.Rightmove director Miles Shipside said: “There needs to be a spur to cause prices to rise.“However, as mortgages won’t become available to the masses and last year’s stock shortages show no sign of reappearing, we can’t see it happening during the remainder of 2010.” last_img read more

Enterprise Inns plans disposals

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 12 September 2010 10:20 pm Show Comments ▼ Pub chain Enterprise Inns could raise up to £100m by selling groups of sites to institutional investors and leasing them back. The leisure company, which owns 7,000 locations across the UK, has until now been offloading individual pubs at auction. It has asked property adviser CB Richard Ellis to look at broadening the programme, it is understood. In its interim results in July, Enterprise said it had sold 69 sites worth £110m and expected to announce “a few more” transactions before the end of the year. Enterprise Inns plans disposals More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

OFT puts off decision on Travis Perkins

first_img Share OFT puts off decision on Travis Perkins Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.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.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.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com BUILDING merchant Travis Perkins said yesterday its £558m purchase of BSS Group has been delayed after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said it needed more time to examine the deal.Travis Perkins, which also runs the Wickes DIY chain, told the stock market the OFT had extended the decision date on whether to approve the deal to 19 October. The company’s original timetable for completing the deal will now not be met and it said will update the market in due course. It had planned to complete the acquisition on 22 October.Travis Perkins said in May it was interested in buying BSS, and agreed a 435.8p a share deal in July. The deal would create the biggest plumbing and heating trade and retail distribution business, with 19,000 employees and a combined turnover of more than £4bn. The group would overtake Wolseley, the current market leader that yesterday said it was moving its base to Switzerland. The enlarged group would represent around a quarter of the sector, prompting the OFT to open a consultation shortly after the deal was agreed in July. Travis Perkins has said the deal will deliver £25m in savings by 2013, and become profit-making the following year. Shares in Travis Perkins fell 1.6 per cent to 840p yesterday, while BSS closed down one per cent at 450p. KCS-content center_img whatsapp 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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com whatsapp Monday 27 September 2010 8:05 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sausage showdown gets apprentices sizzling

first_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA 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.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 KCS-content Share whatsapp 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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical Geniuscenter_img Wednesday 6 October 2010 7:27 pm Before series six of The Apprentice had even begun there’d been a promotion: step forward Lord Sugar of Clapton. Not that all that ermine and refined company has done much to soften him. “You all look good on paper”, he told the 16 new candidates, “but then so do fish and chips”. It was midnight in the boardroom and before they set out for their first challenge (making and selling sausages), there was just time for a little bombast. “My first word wasn’t mummy, it was money”, insisted one candidate. “Everything I touch turns to sold”, countered another.Egos puffed to dangerous levels, there was just time to argue over the team names before going to Spitalfields to buy some meat. After a brief flirtation with Fusion, the boys called themselves Synergy, both sounding more like deodorants for teenage boys. Their minds on loftier matters, the girls plumped for Apollo, inspired by the (not entirely problem-free) space mission.The teams opted for different approaches: the girls decided to make gourmet sausages while the boys went for cheap and cheerful. Channelling Gerald Ratner, telecoms entrepreneur Stuart Baggs helpfully explained, “We’re essentially pushing crap”. At 21, Stuart is the youngest ever Apprentice candidate and has a disconcerting habit of referring to himself as “Stuart Baggs – The Brand”.With the charm and social grace of a mugger, Stuart bounded up to the genteel inhabitants of Portbello Road, demanding they buy his sausages. It was a display one team-mate described as “cringable”, proving once again that in The Apprentice the real loser is always the English language.Speaking of which, it was the boys who ended up back in the boardroom after a narrow defeat. Team leader Dan, who managed to sell £14 worth of sausages, became the centre of a hurricane of abuse, described as “volatile”, “bullying” and “acting like a dictator” while Lord Sugar upbraided him for his posture.Dan chose chief sausage maker Alex and man-brand Stuart for the firing line, who took the chance to flatter Lord Sugar in the most excruciating way, talking of what an honour it would be to work for “one of the most successful people, not just in Britain but in the world”. In the end it was Dan who was fired, but at least he kept his dignity Show Comments ▼ Sausage showdown gets apprentices sizzling Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Christmas retail sales could be best since 2007

first_img Christmas retail sales could be best since 2007 whatsapp SHOPPERS will spend more on the high street in the run up to Christmas than they have for at least three years, a report has claimed.Retail analysts Verdict Research said high street sales were likely to increase by £1.6bn in the three months to Christmas, a 1.9 per cent rise on last year, to £85.2bn. But it warned some of this had already been “priced in” as a result of the rise in VAT since last year, from 15 per cent to 17.5 per cent, and inflation, which currently stands at 3.1 per cent, leading prices higher in certain retail sectors already.Online sales were likely to take the lion’s share of the increase accounting for a predicted £1.2bn of sales, it said. Online will account for 9.5 per cent of all sales at £8.1bn rising by 17.6 per cent overall. The forecast suggested people will spend more on clothing, food and health and beauty products rather than big ticket items such as televisions and other electrical goods, which usually rely on Christmas to boost sales but where competition was already pushing prices lower. The new iPad, along with video games and accessories, will continue to sell well in the run up to Christmas but at the expense of smartphones, iPods and digital cameras, the report said.The DIY sector would also suffer as a weak housing market would hurt sales of furniture and floor covers, Verdict added. Tags: NULL whatsapp Share Sunday 17 October 2010 11:09 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Feds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.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.com KCS-content last_img read more

ECONOMIST VIEWS: WILL THE OBR REVISE ITS FORECASTS?

first_img Tags: NULL ECONOMIST VIEWS: WILL THE OBR REVISE ITS FORECASTS? whatsapp MICHAEL SAUNDERS | CITIGROUP Growth is exceeding predictions despite Irish troubles, and business investment is strong. The OBR can revise down this year’s deficit forecast by £10bn, and next year’s by around £25bn.GEORGE BUCKLEY | DEUTSCHE BANK The OBR may revise up its growth forecasts this year, yet forecasts for following years seem too optimistic. Going forward, there is a risk that the deficit does not fall as quickly as is hoped.ALAN CLARKE | BNP PARIBAS The UK remains ahead of schedule, and growth should be revised up to around 1.7 or 1.8 per cent. But real incomes will continue to fall in 2011, and fiscal consolidation could bite harder. 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 The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.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 FarmReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Center Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily 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 Proof Sunday 28 November 2010 9:35 pmlast_img read more

WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_img Show Comments ▼ 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Centerthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com KCS-content Share Tuesday 30 November 2010 8:58 pm WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING whatsapp whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESKPMG HIRES NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS FOR NEW OVERSIGHT BODYKPMG Europe has hired three non-executive directors to sit on a new oversight body in a move that highlights the differing ways big audit firms are complying with regulatory changes in the UK. The directors are: Sir Steve Robson, a retired senior civil servant at the UK Treasury, Tom de Swaan, a former chief financial officer of ABN Amro, the Dutch bank; and Alfred Tacke, a veteran of the German economics ministry.HOLIDAYBREAK BUYS STAKE IN GERMAN GROUPHolidaybreak has purchased a 50 per cent stake in Meininger, a German tour accommodation group, for €36.5m (£30.9m), with the option to buy the remaining shares within three years. The UK travel company said the deal between its PGL subsidiary and Meininger would boost Holidaybreak’s education travel division as well as allow the German group to provide student tours.NORTHUMBRAIN IN CPI PENSION BOOSTNorthumbrian Water has become one of the first UK companies to benefit from a government-led change to the way that retirement payments are calculated, which the utility disclosed had helped cut its defined benefit pension deficit by a fifth.COUNCILS GIBVEN £4BN TO PROMOTE WELLNESSSome £4bn of NHS money is to be set aside for preventing ill-health and promoting wellness, with a good chunk of it handed over to English local authorities. The radical shift in funding from 2013 will provide a ring-fenced budget for public health for the firstr time since councils lost their health functions 40 years ago in the 1974 NHS reorganisation.THE TIMESTESCO FEEDS APPETITE FOR BANKING JOBSScotland could have almost as many jobs in financial services by the end of next year as before the financial crisis after an announcement by Tesco Bank that it expects to have 2,300 people working for it by late 2011. The financial services offshoot of the supermarket group said yesterday that it had bought a second headquarters building in Edinburgh to house the new staff it is recruiting.MADOFF LIQUIDATORS WIDEN SEARCH TO UKLiquidators of Bernard Madoff’s operations in the US and UK have joined forces to recoup assets of the convicted fraudster’s UK unit, including an Aston Martin. Under an agreement filed in court in New York, Grant Thornton agreed with Irving Picard to co-ordinate lawsuits in the UK.The Daily TelegraphGAZPROM AND VITOL TO START TRADING RAINFORESTA scheme to trade chunks of the world’s rainforest on the financial markets will sell its first credits to Gazprom and Vitol, two of the world’s biggest commodity companies.The REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme is currently being negotiated at the United Nations climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico.CHINA AND RUSSIA CIRCLING LIKE VULTURES OVER BG’S AND SHELL’S KAZAKHSTAN ENERGY PROJECTSChina and Russia are “circling like vultures” over BG Group and Royal Dutch Shell’s energy projects in Kazakhstan, according to US diplomatic papers revealed by WikiLeaks. Chinese oil companies have bought up more than a quarter of Kazakhstan’s oil production.THE WALL STREET JOURNALCARREFOUR CUTS OUTLOOK ON HIGHER BRAZIL CHARGESFrench retail giant Carrefour said yesterday that it will incur one-time charges related to its Brazilian operations of €550m (£459m) this year, up sharply from a previous estimate of €180m, prompting the company to lower its full-year operating-profit target. “What happened in Brazil was clearly a malfunction,” Carrefour Chief Executive Lars Olofsson said during a conference call.AIRBUS TO ANNOUNCE NEW-ENGINE A320After months of consideration, European planemaker Airbus is expected to announce as soon as Wednesday that it will offer an updated version of its popular A320 single-aisle jet with more efficient, state-of-the-art engines from General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Bellway profit rises by 20pc

first_img Bellway profit rises by 20pc whatsapp John Dunne Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img 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 The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Tuesday 7 December 2010 4:17 am whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA 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.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com British housebuilder Bellway said home reservations for the four months to November end were above its expectations, putting it on course for a 20 per cent increase in first-half pre-tax profit.“The decline in consumer confidence appears to have levelled out and people are still committing to purchase even at this time of year,” the company said in a statement.Bellway’s forecast comes two months after it had cut its full-year sales target and echoes rival Berkeley Group Holdings’ positive outlook.Bellway has 3,614 sales secured for this financial year, up nearly four per cent from last year, and 400 sales secured for next year, down a third from the comparable period. Average selling prices rose 8 percent.The company said full-year results would depend on the level of consumer confidence during the 2011 spring selling season, which in turn hinged on a supply of affordable mortgages.The dearth of mortgages, which came about as the credit crisis forced a majority of players to withdraw from the market leaving just six lenders, and declining consumer confidence ahead of painful government spending cuts had crippled demand for homes in Britain. last_img read more

Costain raises Mouchel bid offer to £150m

first_img 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 ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Construction firm Costain has made an increased all-share offer approach to struggling business services group Mouchel, valuing the company at about £150m.Costain said it would offer 0.5947 new shares for each Mouchel share. The offer values each Mouchel share at about 135 pence per share, based on Wednesday’s closing prices.In December, Mouchel rejected an approach from Costain comprising 0.5135 new Costain shares for each Mouchel share.Costain said on Thursday it was in the interests of both sets of shareholders for the board of Mouchel to enter into discussions with Costain as soon as possible. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm John Dunne center_img Costain raises Mouchel bid offer to £150m Thursday 6 January 2011 2:58 am Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

BANKERS SWAP CITY FOR DIY AND CAMPFIRES

first_img whatsapp BANKERS SWAP CITY FOR DIY AND CAMPFIRES whatsapp Share KCS-content Tuesday 15 February 2011 8:24 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo NEVER let it be said that the City is averse to getting a little dirt under its fingernails. On 12-13 March members of the banking community will be doing just that at Havens Hospices annual “I’m a banker…get me outta here!” event to raise money for the organisation’s hospices in Essex. Over the weekend, teams from Daiwa, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds, Nomura, ICAP, RBS and many more will be mucking in to help out with painting, decorating and gardening at the hospice sites. Most challenging of all perhaps, the teams will also be camping together overnight in a huge marquee, which means they’ll have to wake themselves up for the second day of work without Blackberry alarms and Nespresso machines to help.The scheme is the brainchild of Deutsche Bank employee Roberto de Cristofano, whose daughter has been using the Children’s Hospice for several years. While there may not be witchety grubs on the menu or Gillian McKeith as a campmate to contend with, for some City executives a night in the wilds of Southend-on-Sea might be just about as much as they can take. THE ROAD TO SUCCESSIt looks like it might be time to dig out that Jaguar-branded dust sheet and hang up your driving gloves – a new survey has found that five per cent of company directors now keep a second “run-about” car just for visiting clients, to avoid perceptions that they’re doing a little too well during these austere times. One director surveyed by car leasing firm CentralContracts.com was dismayed when he started losing business after arriving at meetings in his brand new V8 Range Rover (circa £60,000). But rather than updating his sales patter or negotiating prices, it was straight back to the forecourt for a Nissan Qasqai to avoid alienating his contacts – a drop in the ocean at just £16,000. The survey conveniently landed in The Capitalist’s inbox around the same time as a piece on the economy of running a scooter to combat increasing transport and insurance costs. Long the preserve of suburbanites with a intense hatred of traffic jams and a love for mod fashion, perhaps this means it won’t be long before the most image-conscious of executives are turning up at their AGM on two wheels. A second-hand Vespa will set you back around £500 – surely not enough to offend even the most frugal of customers. A SALUTE TO THE CITYThe culmination of weeks of hard work and plenty of culinary expertise has definitely paid off – The Capitalist can reveal that last week’s Square Mile Salute raised a grand total of £240,000 – a fantastic result for the three charities it supports.Their tongues and purse strings loosened by the five course banquet, diners pledged huge amounts during the evening’s auction, with all proceeds going to support Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in their drive to build and run centres for wounded troops on their return from active duty. The Square Mile Salute has been pioneered by City businessman Ray Steadman of Chamberlain’s Restaurant Leadenhall Market, along with Gordon Hogg of Finclass and Philip Corrick of The Royal Automobile Club. City A.M. was delighted to be involved, and is looking forward to next year’s banquet already! last_img read more