BT’s broadband growth slows as market heats up

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoYahoo! SearchResearch Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndo whatsapp BROADBAND customer growth helped boost BT’s profits 13 per cent in the second quarter as the former state monopoly’s free BT Sport offering continued to win customers for the FTSE 100-listed firm.Despite the growth, BT said it added just 88,000 new retail broadband customers in the quarter, 48 per cent of the net new additions to the UK market, down from previous levels of growth.“Our share was lower than in recent quarters due to strong promotional activity in the market,” said BT in its result statement yesterday.The numbers led some invest­ors to sell down stakes in the firm, pushing shares 2.02 per cent lower during trading yesterday to 367.90p.“Our consumer business continues to perform well thanks to the impact of BT Sport where Premier League audiences are up around 45 per cent on average. Fibre is also driving growth with one in three of our retail broadband customers enjoying super-fast speeds,” said BT boss Gavin Patterson.The group’s consumer business revenue grew by seven per cent to £1.05bn, with customers paying more on average as one in three broadband customers took the faster fibre product, pushing earnings from the division up 42 per cent to £225m.Total profit for the quarter to 30 September reached £563m, while overall revenue fell two per cent to £4.38bn, dragged down by BT’s wholesale and global services divisions, but in line with expectations. BT’s broadband growth slows as market heats up Oliver Smith Read This NextTig Notaro Never Looks Right in ‘Army of the Dead’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe WrapRalph Macchio on the Secret to Making Badass ’80s Fight Scenes in 2021The Wrap’iCarly’: Nathan Kress on Preserving Integrity of Original Show, PromisesThe WrapHappy Juneteenth: 10 Movies to Stream That Celebrate Black JoyThe WrapHow Renee Elise Goldsberry Embraced Her Inner Diva for ‘Girls5Eva’The Wrap’The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Takes No. 1 at Box Office From ‘Quiet PlaceThe WrapBill Maher Pokes Fun at Joe Manchin: He’s a ‘Democrat Except on Matters ofThe Wrap whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Thursday 30 October 2014 8:46 pm Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

UK house prices in charts: London’s growth slows, but how are other regions performing?

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Productivity puzzle troubles UK forecasters

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMold Removal | Search AdsBathroom Mold Removal Tips That Might Surprise Most AmericansMold Removal | Search AdsAmoMediaMan Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Her Revenge Is BrilliantAmoMediafddStimulus News UpdatesfddScalp Psoriasis SearchCommon Symptoms of Scalp PsoriasisScalp Psoriasis SearchBewadaHusband Divorced His Wife After Looking Closer At This PhotoBewadaCleaning Services | Search AdsHere’s What Cleaning Services In Scottsdale Should Actually CostCleaning Services | Search Ads5log – Livinguard®This mask has been sold out in Germany 5 days after the government has tighten up5log – Livinguard®Mike HistoryAt 66, This Is Bruce Willis’ Private CarMike HistorySurvey JunkieLet your voice say something. Your opinion can change the futureSurvey Junkie Wednesday 3 December 2014 8:03 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Productivity puzzle troubles UK forecasters Tags: NULLcenter_img Chris PapadopoullosChris Papadopoullos was City A.M.’s economics reporter until February 2016. He is an economist at OMFIF. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap THE GOVERNMENT’S fiscal watchdog yesterday expressed a great degree of uncertainty in its economic forecasts.“The key judgement underpinning our [growth] forecast is about the return of sustained productivity growth,” the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said in its Economic and Fiscal outlook.Productivity is the amount of output produced by a worker in a single hour. Its growth has been subdued since the financial crisis and the OBR says there is no single answer to why it has not recovered. This “productivity puzzle” has made predicting a productivity recovery a highly speculative task.If productivity growth stays weak, the economy may only grow by around one per cent per year for the next several years. However, if growth recovers strongly GDP growth could hover around four per cent per year over that time, OBR forecasts say.The OBR has also cast doubt on the government’s ability to make proposed cuts to public services while keeping promises on ring-fencing certain areas. While noting it would be inappropriate for them to assume such cuts would be unachievable, the OBR says it “might need to include an ‘allowance for overspending’ in our forecasts”. whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

UK wages set to continue to beat inflation with a 2.5pc rise in pay over 2015

first_img Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org UK wages set to continue to beat inflation with a 2.5pc rise in pay over 2015 Monday 8 December 2014 9:09 pm Chris PapadopoullosChris Papadopoullos was City A.M.’s economics reporter until February 2016. He is an economist at OMFIF. whatsapp whatsapp Share UK wages will continue to grow at a faster rate than prices, a management consultancy has forecast.Employees can expect to see a 2.5 per cent rise in pay over 2015, Hay Group said today. Meanwhile, inflation – annual growth in prices – is forecast to be 1.7 per cent in 2015, according to Hay Group. This means “real” wages – the amount of goods and services that can be purchased with money wages – will rise 0.8 per cent. Organisations in engineering-related sectors are forecasting larger increases, as the war for talent intensifies. Organisations in the chemical, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors are all predicting salary rises above the UK average, at three, 3.5 and three per cent respectively.Retailers are forecasting salary rises at two per cent, while finance and utilities companies all mirror the UK average of 2.5 per cent. The government’s increase cap of one per cent continues to impact the combined public sector.“The pay forecast implies optimism is returning to businesses as employers are anticipating salary increases above inflation,” said Adam Burden, consultant at Hay Group. Tags: employment and wages UK inflation UK jobslast_img read more

Dow inches up but S&P and Nasdaq slide – New York Report

first_img Express KCS Wednesday 25 February 2015 8:37 pm whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ DOW JONES yesterday eked out another record close, but the S&P 500 closed down and the Nasdaq snapped a 10-session winning streak as investors took profits in Apple shares.Boosting the Dow were consumer discretionary shares including McDonald’s, up 3.9 per cent at 98.66, which also helped to limit losses on the S&P 500.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15.38 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 18,224.57, a record close. The S&P 500 lost 1.62 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 2,113.86 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.99 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 4,967.14.The S&P 500 consumer discretionary index added 0.8 per cent, with shares of TJX up 3.3 per cent at $69.38 after results. Target edged up 0.3 per cent to $77.15 after a stronger-than-expected jump in same-store sales and profits for the fourth quarter.Apple shares dropped 2.6 per cent to $128.79, retracing recent gains. The stock is still up 16.6 per cent for the year so far.“It’s a big hedge fund stock, and there’s always the potential for some profit-taking among some shorter-term players,” said Rick Meckler, president of LibertyView Capital Management in Liberty City, New Jersey.Hewlett-Packard shares tumbled 9.9 per cent to $34.67 as the worst performer on the S&P 500. The world’s number two PC maker reported flat or lower quarterly revenue in all of its operating units and forecast full-year earnings well below analysts’ expectations. Sharecenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesHistory 10[Gallery] The 25 Worst Casting Choices of All-TimeHistory 10Post FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteabley Tags: NULL Dow inches up but S&P and Nasdaq slide – New York Report last_img read more

Is France U-turning on the most controversial part of TTIP?

first_img Is France U-turning on the most controversial part of TTIP? Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp France in the midst of an intense political battle over the future of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The proposed free trade deal between the US and the EU has been dogged by controversy, especially over the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS).The ISDS is a mechanism that sets the ground rules for foreign companies investing in other countries. It allows an investor to bring a country’s government to international court if they have broken the rules of prior agreements. According to EurActiv, France’s secretariat general for European Affairs (SGAE) is at odds with secretary of state for foreign trade Mathias Fekl, who has been viscerally opposed to the inclusion of ISDS.In a letter addressed to French MPs, the SGAE said:Although France believes the inclusion of an ISDS mechanism with the United States is not necessary, the proposed resolution settles the question in too categorical a way. It would be preferable to approach this delicate subject more carefully, and avoid setting a precedent, as the legal standards of some states are not equal to those in the United States.The letter follows demands by the French Senate to exclude ISDS from the agreement. France’s upper house called for fundamental reform of the mechanism, agreeing on a non-binding text to change ISDS “in order to ensure the complete transparency of debates and disclosure of proceedings, the independence and impartiality of arbitrators, and the effective establishment of a system of appeal against decisions before an independent tribunal”.Trades Unions and environmental groups have attacked TTIP claiming the ISDS will be used to undermine the authority of national governments to regulate companies and protect public services. However, the EPICENTER think tanks has argued that ISDS protects European and US companies from arbitrary government power:There is nothing in ISDS that prevents governments from regulating, even when such actions severely damage the interests of foreign investors, as in expropriations or the banning of certain commercial activities. center_img Share Friday 27 February 2015 7:44 am Jeff Misenti Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Lib Dems pledge to torpedo Labour’s tuition fees policy in any future coalition

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Mulberry ends year-long chief exec search with Thierry Andretta

first_img whatsapp Mulberry ends year-long chief exec search with Thierry Andretta Show Comments ▼ whatsapp MULBERRY has appointed Thierry Andretta as its new chief executive, ending a year-long search to replace Bruno Guillon, who stepped down following falling share prices and several profit warnings.Andretta joined the luxury handbag company last year as an independent non-executive director and has recently been engaged as a consultant to assist with reviewing Mulberry’s international expansion. Mulberry’s current chairman Godfrey Davis, said he was thrilled by the news.“He has a wealth of fashion and luxury goods experience and an ability to drive our ambitious plans for international growth,” said Davis. “In parallel with recruiting our new creative director, Johnny Coca, we undertook an extensive search and concluded that Thierry was the outstanding CEO candidate.”Andretta previously held a number of senior roles at brands including Lanvin, Moschino, the Gucci Group, LVMH Fashion Group and Celine and, until recently, was chief executive of Buccellati, the Italian high luxury jewellery brand. Andretta said he was “delighted” to lead Mulberry and will sit at the chief executive’s desk from 7 April. Sharecenter_img Thursday 12 March 2015 9:57 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryArticles SkillHe Left Wife For Her Sister, Then She Wins It AllArticles SkillMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesHistory 10[Gallery] The 25 Worst Casting Choices of All-TimeHistory 10WorldemandCanal Drained For First Time And They Find ThisWorldemand Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Express KCS last_img read more

BBC debate: The leaders’ debate had a surpise winner… according to social media

first_img whatsapp Which leader won the BBC election debate on social media? Sturgeon and Ukip leader Nigel Farage followed closely behind, while even absentee Cameron managed to get tongues wagging. Negative conversation overtook social media chatter for the remaining parties – however, Labour came out ahead of the Conservatives, Ukip and the Lib Dems.  Female led parties also won the day Leaving a Conservative-shaped hole in the debate line up, David Cameron was left with overwhelmingly negative sentiment of 81 per cent. whatsapp Female leaders won the day Nicola Sturgeon, who emerged as the biggest winner on Facebook after the previous debate, followed closely behind, with 68 per cent positive chatter. She also picked up the most positive sentiment as the debate progressed, according to Brandwatch’s General Election tracking. Leanne Wood, the leader of Welsh party Plaid Cymru, garnered the most positive sentiment from audiences across Twitter, Facebook, news sites and forums, with 76 per cent of social conversation about her being positive. She was followed by Green party leader Natalie Bennett, who gave a much better performance than in previous media appearances, while wannabe Prime Minister Ed Miliband lagged behind in fourth – although positive sentiment at 43 per cent was undermined by 58 per cent negative sentiment. Tags: BBC General Election 2015 Miliband grabbed the lion’s share of conversations during the debate, compared with Wood who created the least chatter, despite coming out on top in terms of sentiment. Here’s how the online world discussed each leader through the evening.center_img BBC debate: The leaders’ debate had a surpise winner… according to social media Labour leader Ed Miliband emerged triumphant from the debate according to the polling data immediately after, with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon the runner up. Twitter exploded during the BBC challengers’ debate (Source: Twitter)  The five party leaders battled it out yesterday evening in a hotly contested debate designed to rouse support ahead of the General Election – now just 19 days away. Friday 17 April 2015 1:55 am Share Meanwhile, when it comes to policies, immigration, housing and the NHS were the hot topics of the night, despite the NHS not being one of the topics planned for discussion. Lynsey Barber And here’s how the online world discussed the parties through the course of the debate. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com The success of the three female leaders translated into positivity towards their parties, with the SNP, Plaid Cymru and Greens gaining the most positivity and more positive than negative sentiment. But it was a slightly different story on social media. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Lord Digby Jones slams Ed Miliband for “sneering” at wealth creators and accuses Labour of being “ignorant” about high taxes

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Jones asked why he had never heard Miliband say profit was a good thing, adding that he appeared “ignorant at worst and disinterested at best” about what business people do for themselves and the country.The ex-trade minister argued the wealthy pay a “shed-load” of tax, but Labour “don’t care” about the contribution they already make to the Treasury and only interested in squeezing more out of them to spend on pet Labour projects.Jones took aim at Miliband’s pledge to cap profit that can be made on NHS supply contracts to five per cent, and accused him of wanting a “monopolistic, unproductive, very expensive NHS which is ideologically socialist, pure and unaffordable”.Labour’s plans for wide-ranging intervention in private markets, as well as hiking the minimum wage, which have both come under fierce criticism from business, also came under attack in Jones’ letter:Your good, old-fashioned socialist market interventionism rolls on! From fixing energy prices to capping rail fares and we are going to be faced with a National Minimum Wage of £8 are we? Why £8? Why not £7.50 or £9?I don’t know what it should be and neither do you. That’s why we have experts on the Low Pay Commission to make recommendations.While Jones insists, the letter doesn’t come from a pro-Tory perspective the last part of it refers to the issue that has become central to the Tory campaign over the past week and a half.The letter warns Miliband: “There is a growing resentment and serious concern at the thought of a Prime Minister who can’t carry England being propped up in the delivery of a legislative programme that more people in England voted against.”Jones fears there could be 50 SNP MPs committed to breaking up the UK, but who have a disproportionate influence on Labour’s legislative agenda.Labour has been subject to flurry of letters from business leaders warning its policy agenda would threaten jobs and investment. However, the polls remain neck and neck, and there is still no sign these interventions are having much of an impact with voters. Jeff Misenti Friday 24 April 2015 4:58 am Tags: General Election 2015last_img read more