Sunday, 11 May 2008
Sunday Business Roud-Up - GutenMorgen England
A short business round up this week as I am due to fly out on a business trip for a week in a few hours and have much to get done.
Overall I note recently that although there is a lot of ill-informed discussion of the macro-economy, there it little attention paid by the media to the real business news. Nick's post below is a great example of real stories that are going under the radar whilst the media try and hound Gordon Brown into resignation.
As it happens, things are exciting as ever in the world of business - here are five links to the more interesting stories below:
Vodafone goes splurging - Once the UK's biggest company and back on the acquisition trail for MTN this time. A true British success story.
But HSBC can't escape the sub-prime mess - Will this acquisition of a US mortgage company be compared to Marconi's insanity acquisitions which destroyed that company one day in the near future?
Sensible ideas discredited - This leaked memo about energy policy is great, note that the sense finally dawning on UK ministers is pilloried in favour of fairyland thinking!
US criticises APD - Even foreign governments are sick of Brown's stealth taxes!
Diageo saves St James' brewery - Company makes investment to save spiritual home of Guinness. Note to Blue Eyes as to my choice of tipple for our drinks on 22nd May.
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