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Brent crude falls 1.7% as fears over Yemen and a broader Middle Eastern conflict subside Continue reading…
The Chinese owner of the London Taxi Company is expanding production, including a new factory making super low-emission cabs Continue reading…
Mystery of flight 4U9525 solved after prosecutor reveals Andreas Lubitz had locked pilot out of cockpit and activated descent into French Alps Continue reading…
Some airlines say they will change rules to ensure two crew are always in cockpit after Airbus A320 pilot is locked out before crash
Some airlines are to change their rules to ensure two crew members are in plane cockpits at all times, after a co-pilot appeared to deliberately crash a Germanwings plane into the French Alps this week, killing all 150 on board.
Questions have been raised about the lack of a “rule of two” among European carriers after Andreas Lubitz, 28, apparently crashed the Airbus A320 on Tuesday while the captain was locked out of the flight deck.
Prime minister echoes Labour’s promise to keep VAT at current level, but Tories’ plans would bring deep cuts in public spending
Telecoms company will not offer handsets but sim cards and subscriptions, to act as a lure for its broadband service and TV services Continue reading…
Senate hearings to question alleged links between firm behind Queensland’s Abbot Point coal port, a Cayman Islands company and a $1bn rorts investigation
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Car breakdown service also plans to refinance more expensive loans and to pay first dividend, totalling £50m, in current financial year
The AA is planning to raise £200m from shareholders as part of a broader plan to reduce its huge debts and start paying a dividend.
The car breakdown service said the share sale would be accompanied by a £735m refinancing of debt as it seeks to replace a more expensive form of debt taken on before it floated on the stock market in June 2014. Total net debt was almost £3bn at the end of January.
Competition watchdog warns against ‘attempts to engage in cartel conduct’ and Joe Hockey says idea is not acceptable after it received support from Julie Bishop
Promise comes as German foreign minister declares ties between Berlin and Athens have improved
Greece has pledged to pull together a comprehensive list of reforms by the start of next week, in an attempt to unlock fresh funds before Athens runs out of cash in April.
Government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis said on Tuesday that the programme demanded by Greece’s increasingly impatient creditors would be finished within days.
“Greece is a long-festering problem that was mishandled from the beginning by all parties.”
The improvement provides welcome news to a region awaiting signs that the ECB’s quantitative easing is stimulating the real economy.