BREAKING NEWS

2009-08-04

Business

Tuesday 4th August

European shares finished slightly lower after hitting a nine-month high the previous day. Investors paused to assess the state of the economy and

Business

BNP and UBS optimistic

In another indication the worst of the financial crisis might be over, BNP Paribas announced higher second-quarter profit and expressed some optimism

Business

Munich Re confident

The world’s biggest reinsurer, Germany’s Munich Re has said it expects only a small hit from the economic crisis as it posted better than expected

World

Fatah's chequered history

To observers, Fatah is not the organisation it once was under its founder Yasser Arafat. The former Palestinian leader had complete control over the

World

Could Haggis be.....English?

It is as Scottish as bagpipes and whisky. Or is it? In a nightmarish claim for those north of the border, Haggis is being hailed as…an English

World

Ferrari's Felipe flies home

Ferrari’s injured Formula One driver Felipe Massa has arrived home in Brazil for more treatment on the fractured skull he sustained preparing for the