Aitken settles terms with creditors

Business Recovery Aitken settles terms with creditors

21y Adriana Zea, Contributor

Aitken settles terms with creditors

Mid-tier firm Baker Tilly has reached an agreement with Jonathan Aitken?s creditors which would formally release the disgraced former cabinet minister...

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Boo exposes cost of CFO

Company News Boo exposes cost of CFO

21y Gavin Hinks, Writer

Boo exposes cost of CFO

The KPMG partner who served as interim chief financial officer at notorious dotcom failure boo.com charged the doomed startup £1,750 a day for her ser...

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Reuters releases first XBRL results

Company News Reuters releases first XBRL results

21y Philip Smith.

Reuters releases first XBRL results

XBRL, the revolutionary internet financial reporting language, has scored its first European success with the release of Reuters' third-quarter result...

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SEC names enforcement chief

Company News SEC names enforcement chief

21y Michelle Perry, Writer

SEC names enforcement chief

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has offically appointed Stephen M. Cutler as enforcement director. Read More...

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Analysts in the dark over goodwill

Company News Analysts in the dark over goodwill

21y Michelle Perry, Writer

Analysts in the dark over goodwill

More than three in ten listed companies are misleading analysts by keeping them in the dark over their goodwill amortisation policies, new research ha...

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Stock exchange loses LIFFE

Company News Stock exchange loses LIFFE

21y Adriana Zea, Contributor

Stock exchange loses LIFFE

Euronext, the merged Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels securities markets, has beaten the London Stock Exchange in its bid for LIFFE, buying the futures a...

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Former Marconi FD in pension payout

Company News Former Marconi FD in pension payout

21y Philip Smith.

Former Marconi FD in pension payout

John Mayo, the former Marconi finance director and deputy chief executive, is about to receive £500,000 in pension benefits following his sudden depar...

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US finance group eyes up Railtrack

Company News US finance group eyes up Railtrack

21y AccountancyAge.com

US finance group eyes up Railtrack

The government may not get its not-for-profit rail company if a potential bid by the US finance group Babcock & Brown proves suitable. Read More...

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Kvaerner gets Russian lifeline and CFO

Company News Kvaerner gets Russian lifeline and CFO

21y Adriana Zea, Contributor

Kvaerner gets Russian lifeline and CFO

In a last-minute rescue attempt, engineering giant Kvaerner has been thrown a one-week lifeline from its largest shareholder after the company said on...

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Profit warnings surge, says E&Y

Company News Profit warnings surge, says E&Y

21y AccountancyAge.com

Profit warnings surge, says E&Y

Up to 150 FTSE-listed companies will downgrade their profit expectations in the last quarter, Ernst & Young has predicted. Read More...

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CBI stands firm on interest rate calls

Company News CBI stands firm on interest rate calls

21y Larry Schlesinger, Writer

CBI stands firm on interest rate calls

The Confederation of British Industry says it will stand by its call for the Bank of England to reduce interest rates by half a percentage point, desp...

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Executives have a lot to learn, say experts

Company News Executives have a lot to learn, say experts

21y Liz Loxton in Harrogate

Executives have a lot to learn, say experts

Executives and senior managers have nothing to lose and everything to gainby admitting they don't know everything, delegates at the Chartered Institut...

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PwC seeks Independent commissions

Business Recovery PwC seeks Independent commissions

21y AccountancyAge.com

PwC seeks Independent commissions

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the liquidators of collapsed Independent Insurance, has found itself in conflict with insurance brokers after demanding the re...

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Insolvency D-day looms for Kvaerner

Business Recovery Insolvency D-day looms for Kvaerner

21y Adriana Zea, Contributor

Insolvency D-day looms for Kvaerner

Anglo-Dutch engineering group Kvaerner today said it faces insolvency unless it finds a solution to critical financing problems by Monday next week. R...

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UK plc wastes millions on training

People Business UK plc wastes millions on training

21y Liz Loxton

UK plc wastes millions on training

New research from Gallup shows that over 80% of UK employees are not engaged by their work with the millions spent each year on management training be...

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KPMG leads corporate finance deals

Corporate Finance KPMG leads corporate finance deals

21y Accountancy Age

KPMG leads corporate finance deals

KPMG has crept ahead of Andersen in the latest Zephus deal league table, racking up £5.5bn of deals in the first nine months of the year. Read More...

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For and Against - Christmas party? I think not.

People Business For and Against - Christmas party? I think not.

21y Peter Williams, Writer

For and Against - Christmas party? I think not.

With companies facing tough economic conditions and staff being laid off, it is not a very good idea to host a Christmas Party for the 'survivors'. Re...

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Big Five hit hard by economic downturn

Company News Big Five hit hard by economic downturn

21y Gavin Hinks, Writer

Big Five hit hard by economic downturn

The Big Five firms are growing increasingly pessimistic about their ability to survive the current economic downturn unscathed. Read More...

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Christmas parties still on, say FDs

Company News Christmas parties still on, say FDs

21y Adriana Zea, Contributor

Christmas parties still on, say FDs

Christmas is not off the agenda for the majority of UK companies this year, despite terrorism fears, war in Afghanistan and the negative economic clim...

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For and against: Team functions can boost morale

People Business For and against: Team functions can boost morale

21y Frances Wilson

For and against: Team functions can boost morale

Team working is essential in creating an environment which fosters good morale. The work that you do and its quality is dependent not only on your per...

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KPMG pulls off record whisky deal

Corporate Finance KPMG pulls off record whisky deal

21y Philip Smith.

KPMG pulls off record whisky deal

The glasses were being raised at KPMG Corporate Finance last week after pulling off the £208m Kyndal whisky brands deal - the largest-ever management ...

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News Analysis: The only way is up for Easyjet

Company News News Analysis: The only way is up for Easyjet

21y Gavin Hinks, Writer

News Analysis: The only way is up for Easyjet

After being made Young Entrepreneur of the Year two weeks ago Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the high profile chairman of easyJet, is already celebrating. Read...

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Big Five hit hard by economic downturn

Company News Big Five hit hard by economic downturn

21y Gavin Hinks, Writer

Big Five hit hard by economic downturn

The Big Five firms are growing increasingly pessimistic about their ability to survive the current economic downturn unscathed. Read More...

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TakingStock - Standard-setter brightens up those long winter nights.

Company News TakingStock - Standard-setter brightens up those long winter nights.

21y rumo, Writer

TakingStock - Standard-setter brightens up those l...

Now here at TS we know all too well how accountancy can often be a rather dry topic. And the development of accounting rules is deemed to be one of th...

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TakingStock - Derailed: E&Y press office takes on extra passengers.

Company News TakingStock - Derailed: E&Y press office takes on extra passengers.

21y rumo, Writer

TakingStock - Derailed: E&Y press office takes on ...

Last week TS duly reported that Alan Bloom, Ernst & Young’s now famous corporate undertaker, had taken on the administration of Railtrack a...

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TakingStock - Between the covers.

People Business TakingStock - Between the covers.

21y rumo, Writer

TakingStock - Between the covers.

We like big books landing on the TS desk, it makes us feel important. And so we did when the Corporate Research Foundation’s latest volume Brita...

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EU tells IASB: think small too.

Company News EU tells IASB: think small too.

21y Michelle Perry, Writer

EU tells IASB: think small too.

The International Accounting Standards Board has been urged by a senior European Commission official not to ignore standards for non-listed companies,...

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