Sept 5 The following are the top stories on the
business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified
these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
BANK OF ENGLAND SLAMS NEVILLE RICHARDSON ACCOUNT OF CO-OP
The Bank of England has launched an extraordinary attack on
the former chief executive of Co-operative Bank Plc,
Neville Richardson, refuting his claims that the lender's
problems had little to do with its takeover of the Britannia
BRITISH CAR SALES TO ACCELERATE, SAYS MOODY'S
The UK car market will grow more than expected this year,
according to global credit rating agency Moody's. Researchers
are predicting a 7.6 percent rise in sales to 2.2 million for
2013, rather than the 5 percent decline they had been expecting.
SAMSUNG UNVEILS GALAXY GEAR AS SMARTWATCH RACE KICKS OFF
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its
much-anticipated Gear, an Android-powered $299 device which
works as an extension to a limited number of its phones. With a
1.63 inch screen it shows incoming calls and messages, has voice
control, a basic camera and can also be used to make calls.
STRONG SERVICES DATA SIGNALS UK GROWTH IS ON TRACK TO
OUTSTRIP REST OF EUROPE
Britain's recovery is on track to outstrip the rest of
Europe following a strong performance by the services sector in
August. The purchasing managers index, published by Markit,
jumped to a new post-financial-crash high of 60.5 in August, up
from 60.2 in July and its highest level since December 2006.
BOOKINGS DIP COULD HIT RYANAIR PROFITS
The first profit warning in a decade sent Ryanair Holdings
Plc's shares into a tailspin on Wednesday, with analysts
saying that its era of unchallenged dominance had come to a
close. The low-cost carrier blamed a "general underlying
weakness" and heightened price competition for leaving it unable
to meet market expectations for full-year profit.
BANKS STALL OVER 'SWAP CONTRACTS' COMPENSATION
Britain's banks have settled fewer than one in a hundred
complaints about mis-sold interest rate hedging products - or
swaps - despite reviewing thousands of cases in the past 14
BOOMING DYSON CALLS FOR MORE ENGINEERS
The chief executive of Dyson has called for schools to do
more to encourage students into engineering as the maker of
bagless vacuum cleaners today unveiled another set of record
results. Max Conze revealed the company is planning to hire 650
engineers this year, including 250 in the UK, but warned it was
facing "a lot of competition for that talent".
SFO WILL TAKE JAPANESE CAMERA GIANT OLYMPUS TO COURT OVER
The Serious Fraud Office today said it will prosecute
Japanese camera and medical scanners giant Olympus Corp
over the fraud that saw chief executive Michael Woodford sacked