Delisting renewables company PNE would have a price, says top investor

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Activist fund ENKRAFT has urged the leadership of renewables firm PNE AG to ensure investors are adequately compensated in the event of a delisting by top shareholder Morgan Stanley.FILE PHOTO: A view of the Morgan Stanley London headquarters at Canary Wharf financial centre in London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Russell BoyceMorgan Stanley last year tried to buy […]

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Government warned businesses could ‘game the system’ if sick leave doubled

Officials have warned the Government employers might try to “game the system” to avoid doubling their workers’ sick leave. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment advice on the proposed new law said employers could do this by not taking on new staff, cutting part-time hours or discriminating against hiring employees likely to use more, like parents. But Minister for Workplace […]

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Government warned businesses could ‘game the system’ if sick leave doubled

Officials have warned the Government employers might try to “game the system” to avoid doubling their workers’ sick leave. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment advice on the proposed new law said employers could do this by not taking on new staff, cutting part-time hours or discriminating against hiring employees likely to use more, like parents. But Minister for Workplace […]

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S&P Global to buy IHS Markit in deal valued at $44 billion

(Reuters) – Data giant S&P Global Inc has agreed to buy IHS Markit Ltd in a deal worth $44 billion that will be 2020’s biggest merger, creating a heavyweight in the increasingly competitive market in financial information.FILE PHOTO: The S&P office is seen at right in Canary Wharf in London, Britain March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin CoombsThe mega deal, which includes […]

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Coronavirus may leave permanent economic ‘scars’: Bank of Canada

The second-in-command at the Bank of Canada is warning that economic “scars” from the COVID-19 pandemic could become permanent without concerted effort from all Canadians. The pandemic remains an important day-to-day concern for governments and policy-makers, but more discussion and preparation for the post-pandemic recovery needs to take place, said senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins, who is due to step […]

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Eta wreaks 'shocking' Central America devastation, dozens dead

TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – The remnants of Hurricane Eta unleashed torrential rains and catastrophic flooding on Central America, with fatalities sharply up on Thursday as streets turned into rivers and dozens more were feared to be buried in their homes by mudslides.A man carries his dog as he walks with other people through a flooded street during the passage of […]

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North Korea lays landmines across its border with China to keep out coronavirus

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox North Korea has laid landmines along its border in an attempt to keep out coronavirus. Seoul's National Intelligence Service reported the extreme measures taken by the secretive state, at the Intelligence Committee of the National Assembly on Tuesday. North Korea is especially […]

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Fishing row erupts: Fishermen clash over move to ban trawlers near Scottish coast

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has come to blows with marine conservationists and creel fishermen campaigning to reinstate a three-mile fishing ban around the coastline. The Our Seas coalition, supported by The National Trust for Scotland is […]

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Lobster facility fire in Nova Scotia 'suspicious,' Canadian minister says

Slideshow ( 5 images )(Reuters) – Canadian Public Safety Minister Bill Blair on Saturday described the fire that destroyed a lobster facility in southwest Nova Scotia as “suspicious”, adding that he has authorized more Royal Canadian Mounted Police to keep peace in the region where fishery tensions have escalated. “I am deeply concerned about the suspicious fire and confident that […]

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