Tomila Lankina, associate professor at the London School Economics, says that by leaving for a scheduled trip to China, the Ukrainian president is signalling he feels secure.» Read More
*Allegations have put BBC in spotlight. LONDON, Oct 9- Jimmy Savile, the late BBC TV star at the centre of a child sex scandal that has shaken Britain's state-funded broadcaster, may have abused up to 25 victims some as young as 13 over four decades, police said on Tuesday.
LONDON, Oct 9- Britain's Serious Fraud Office said blowing the whistle on crime won't guarantee freedom from prosecution as the fraud-buster seeks to restore its credibility after embarrassing setbacks. The SFO's new head David Green took up the reins in May and is refocusing the agency to pursue a more aggressive and targeted crime-fighting strategy.
UK small caps close down 0.1 percent, outperforming a 0.5 percent decline on both the blue chip FTSE 100 index and the mid-caps. Shares in Carclo add 6.2 percent in four times their average daily volumes after the British specialty plastics company forecast a "much stronger second half" for operating profit.
LONDON, Oct 9- The board of Britain's BAE Systems. met on Tuesday ahead of a pending deadline in talks over a proposed $45 billion merger with Airbus parent EADS, a source familiar with the talks told Reuters.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke start a two-day visit to India. *India Power Minister to address press at Economic Editors Conference. *India oil minister and company officials at Economic Editors Conference.
LONDON, Oct 9- BP's billionaire partners in TNK-BP, Russia's third-biggest oil producer, said they could sell or list their 50 percent stake in the business, plunging the venture's plans into further confusion, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.
Reckitt Benckiser admitted that it had failed to disclose that its chief executive had pledged more than 7 million pounds of shares as collateral for a personal loan more than two years ago.
LONDON, Oct 9- Britain should defer spending cuts planned for next year if growth turns out to be much weaker than forecast, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.
LONDON, Oct 9- Advertising on the internet and mobile phones in Britain generated a record-high 2.59 billion pounds in the first half of 2012, an industry survey showed on Tuesday.
LONDON, Oct 9- British retail sales posted a solid rise last month as Britons splashed out on sturdy shoes and warm clothes, the British Retail Consortium said on Tuesday, raising the chances of a more lasting economic recovery.
LONDON, Oct 9- Scientists have found two distinct genetic "signatures" for prostate cancer that may help doctors predict which patients have aggressive tumours, and designed experimental blood tests to read those genetic signs like barcodes.
LONDON, Oct 8- The decline in British house prices eased unexpectedly in September and surveyors forecast that sales would pick up in the wake of government efforts to make mortgages more readily available, a survey showed on Tuesday.
LONDON, Oct 8- A man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of defacing a painting by the Russian-American artist Mark Rothko in London's Tate Modern museum. The 26- year-old was detained at about 9 p.m. in connection with a case of criminal damage, London's Metropolitan Police said.
By Matt Falloon and Guy Faulconbridge. BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 8- Britain's Conservatives would slash government spending on welfare by 10 billion pounds a year if re-elected, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday, though he offered few ideas on how to bring the economy out of recession.
LONDON, Oct 8- The International Monetary Fund cut its economic forecasts for Britain on Monday, and said more Bank of England stimulus-- and possibly higher public spending or tax cuts-- may be needed if the outlook darkens.
*No agreement yet by Britain, France, Germany on stakes. LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 8- Britain turned up the volume in a dispute over French state involvement in any tie-up of aerospace groups EADS and BAE Systems on Monday, leaving the European mega-merger on a knife-edge less than 48 hours before a deadline for the deal.
NEW YORK-- A strong warning from the World Bank that growth in Asia may slow further dragged the price of oil Monday to its lowest close in two months. _ Benchmark crude fell 55 cents to close at $89.33 in New York. On the ICE Futures Exchange in London:.
FRANKFURT, Oct 8- Germany's markets regulator signalled support on Monday for the proposals of an EU advisory group that last week called for banks' deposit-taking business to be legally separated from higher-risk activities.
LONDON, Oct 8- Investors in EADS and BAE Systems are increasingly frustrated at the political wrangling over their proposed, $45- billion merger, concerned they are being frozen out of the decision-making and are unable to run their numbers.
MIAMI-- LeBron James is visiting China for the ninth time, which makes him one of the resident Miami Heat experts about the world's most populous nation. So maybe it's fortunate that the coming week won't exactly include a ton of free time for the Heat, who arrived in Beijing on Monday night for a weeklong trip.