Archive for the ‘Weekly Diary ’ Category

Forward Diary: 21st – 25th August

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 21st August 2017

Forward Diary: 14th – 18th August

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 14th August 2017

Forward Diary: 7th – 11th August

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 7th August 2017

Forward Diary: 31st July – 4th August

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 31st July 2017

Forward Diary: 24th – 28th July 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 24th July 2017

Forward Diary: 17th – 21st July 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 17th July 2017

Forward Diary: 10th – 14th July 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 10th July 2017

Forward Diary: 3rd – 7th July 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 3rd July 2017

Forward Diary: 26th – 30th June 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 26th June 2017

Forward Diary: 19th – 23rd June 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 19th June 2017

Forward Diary: 12th – 16th June 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 12th June 2017

Forward Diary: 5th – 9th June 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 5th June 2017

Forward Diary: 29th May – 2nd June 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 29th May 2017

Forward Diary: 22nd – 26th May 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 22nd May 2017

Microsoft: Cyber-attack a ‘wake-up call’

A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a “wake-up call”, Microsoft says. It blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers. It says the latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows identified by, and stolen from, US intelligence. There are fears of more “ransomware” attacks as people begin work on Monday, although few have been reported so far. Many firms have had experts working over the weekend to prevent new infections. The virus took control of users’ files and demanded $300 (£230) payments to restore access. The spread of the virus slowed over the weekend but the respite might only be brief, experts have said. More than 200,000 computers have been affected so far.

Forward Diary: 15th – 19th May 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 15th May 2017

Forward Diary: 8th – 12th May 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 8th May 2017

Forward Diary: 1st – 5th May 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 1st May 2017

Forward Diary: 24th – 28th April 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 24th April 2017

Forward Diary: 17th – 21st April 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 17th April 2017

Forward Diary: 10th – 14th April 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 10th April 2017

Forward Diary: 3rd – 7th April

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 3rd April 2017

Forward Diary: 27th – 31st March 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 27th March 2017

Forward Diary: 20th – 24th March 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 20th March 2017

Forward Diary: 13th – 17th March 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 13th March 2017

Vauxhall’s fight for survival begins

Carlos Tavares, the man who will determine the future of Vauxhall workers, downplayed the threat to more than 4,000 Vauxhall workers – but he chose his words very carefully. The head of PSA insisted that the new combined company would have an opportunity to set new internal benchmarks for performance. They will allow plants to be compared and improve. Production commitments expire in 2021 for Ellesmere Port and 2025 for Luton. After that it will be every plant for itself in a battle for jobs. The combined company will have 24 factories and everyone at the Geneva motor show agrees that is a few too many. Several senior executives who asked not to be named had the same message. Consolidation is good because it’s the best way to take out overcapacity. That has to happen and that means plants will close and jobs will go. In this inevitable fight for survival, the UK starts at a disadvantage according to most executives here. Uncertainty over Brexit and the terms of trade with Europe is one handicap. The fall in sterling is another. Although labour costs have gone down, the price of the 75% of parts for a Vauxhall Astra that come from Europe has gone up. Having said that, Mr Tavares said that in the event of a “hard” Brexit, it may be more – not less – important to have manufacturing in the UK.

Forward Diary: 6th – 10th March 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 6th March 2017

‘Still stains’ on Sir Philip Green over BHS

Retail tycoon Sir Philip Green’s £363m payment to the BHS pension scheme does not wipe away the stains from his reputation, a senior MP has said. Business committee chairman Iain Wright told the Daily Mirror letting him keep his title would be the “biggest case of cash for honours that we’ve ever seen”. Sir Philip agreed the settlement with the regulator to help fill the failed retailer’s pensions black hole. But fellow Labour MP Frank Field said the BHS saga was far from over. Under the deal with the Pensions Regulator announced on Tuesday, former BHS workers will get the same starting pension that they were originally promised. Mr Wright and Work and Pensions Select Committee chairman Frank Field led questioning of Sir Philip over the sale of the chain and its eventual collapse. He owned BHS for 15 years before selling it for £1 to former bankrupt Dominic Chappell.

Forward Diary: 27th February – 3rd March 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 27th February 2017

Forward Diary: 20th – 24th February 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 20th February 2017