LONDON (Reuters) – Abertis, the world’s largest toll road operator, is looking at investment opportunities in Britain, the United States and Australia to balance its exposure to Latin America, Chief Executive Francisco Reynes told Reuters on Friday.
Reynes also said the company’s French arm would need a capital increase to help fund investments demanded by the government in return for an extension of toll road concessions.
LONDON (Reuters) – Two British Muslim converts were sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for hacking a soldier to death on a London street in broad daylight, a gruesome killing that horrified the nation and provoked an anti-Islamic backlash.
Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, were convicted by a jury in December of murdering off-duty soldier Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old Afghan war veteran in Woolwich, southeast London, in May last year.
LONDON (Reuters) – ITV, Britain’s largest free-to-air broadcaster, said on Wednesday it was on the hunt for acquisitions as it posted an increase in revenue that will help fund another special dividend for shareholders.
ITV said it would pay 161 million pounds in the special dividend of 4.0 pence a share, in line with 2012, and a full-year dividend of 3.5 pence, up 35 percent from 2012.
LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – South Korean carmaker Hyundai
will try to lure away high-end European buyers
including diplomats from their comfort zone of German luxury
models with a new, pricier Genesis car to be launched next
The traditionally mass-market producer, which has focused on
the value end of the market, said on Tuesday it would launch its
latest Genesis sedan in Europe at the Geneva International Motor
Show next week, eying German premium rivals.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s High Court has quashed a legal challenge against the detention under anti-terrorism laws of the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who brought leaks from former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden to world attention.
David Miranda had asked the court to rule on the legality of his detention and nine-hour questioning under terrorism legislation last August when he landed at London’s Heathrow Airport en route from Berlin to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – British car dealer Pendragon
said on Tuesday it expected another strong year in 2014,
reporting a rise in profits boosted by customers using easily
available credit to buy cars.
The company said an 18 percent increase in new car sales and
a boost to its highly profitable aftersales business helped push
full-year 2013 pre-tax profits to 38.9 million pounds ($65
million), up 14 percent.
LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) – The publisher of Britain’s Daily
Mail tabloid and leading news website MailOnline posted a 6
percent increase in first-quarter revenue on Wednesday, boosted
by a jump in online advertising and growth in events and its
financial information service.
Shares in Daily Mail & General Trust rose to a
13-year high after the update and were trading up 4.6 percent at
1,013 pence by 0937 GMT.
LONDON (Reuters) – Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing plant said on Friday it had detected higher than usual levels of radiation and ordered all non-essential staff to stay at home.
Sellafield, the site of Britain’s worst nuclear accident in 1957 and once the producer of plutonium for nuclear bombs, said there was no risk to the public, a statement echoed by the government.
LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s Sellafield nuclear fuel
reprocessing plant said on Friday it had detected higher than
usual levels of radiation and ordered all non-essential staff to
stay at home.
Sellafield, the site of Britain’s worst nuclear accident in
1957 and once the producer of plutonium for nuclear bombs, said
there was no risk to the public, a statement echoed by the
LONDON (Reuters) – A JP Morgan tech executive fell to his death from the U.S. bank’s 33-storey tower in London’s Canary Wharf financial district on Tuesday in what British police said was a “non-suspicious” incident.
Police were called to the glass skyscraper at 8:02 GMT, where a 39-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after hitting a lower 9th-floor roof. Witnesses said the body remained on the roof for several hours.