US drugs board approves GSK’s swine flu vaccine

Author: By Alistair Dawber The nod paves the way for GSK to ship the 7.6 million doses of vaccine the US government has ordered. The approval is subje…

House prices record first annual rise in 19 months

Author: By Alistair Dawber Its figures showed that property prices rose by 2 per cent during October compared to the same month last year, signalling …

Small Talk: Welcome news from a South Wales miner

Author: By Alistair Dawber But while Mrs Thatcher may have beaten Arthur Scargill and his colleagues, she did not end coalmining in the UK. Energybuil…

BP set for Iraqi oil licence as cabinet approves deal

Author: By Alistair Dawber The agreement, which was brokered in June during the first round of tendering for licences to exploit Iraq’s enormous…

Property firms ask investors for £1.2bn to mend balances

Author: By Alistair Dawber David Fischel, the chief executive of the property group Liberty, said the 9.9 per cent placing was priced at 500p a share …

ENRC lands Camec with £584m bid

Author: By Alistair Dawber ENRC has come under pressure from shareholders to explain what it intends to do with $2bn of cash it has in reserves. The g…

Small firms are waiting for months to get paid, says FSB

Author: By Alistair Dawber The federation accuses groups such as the catering giant Compass, the online book seller Amazon and the brewer Carlsberg of…

Families’ reaction: ‘Too many questions are still unanswered’

Author: By Jonathan Brown In contrast to their American counterparts, relatives on this side of the Atlantic have remained sceptical of the evidence b…

Investment Column: Don’t overstay your welcome with IHG

Author: Edited by Alistair Dawber The group, which runs the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza chains, released its second-quarter results yesterday, saying…

Government will ask court to ban MG Rover ‘Phoenix Four’

Author: By Alistair Dawber Lord Mandelson last month asked the SFO to look at whether the four ? John Towers, Peter Beale, John Edwards and Nick Steph…