Business News Archive - August 21, 2008

By Marisa Demori MANY thanks to Bulbir Singh for his advice to consumers ("If you want results, learn how to gripe" - NST, Aug 20). Certainly, the best way to get redress when we are not satisfied with goods or services is to make a complaint.

KUALA LUMPUR: Beginning 2009, the federal capital and Petaling Jaya will reverberate with the sounds of all kinds of jet and propeller aircraft for five days a year.

By David Prosser Outlook For a man who had just been told he would have to give up three of his most valuable assets, Colin Matthews, chief executive of BAA, didn't look terribly upset yesterday.

LEADING ARTICLE The British Airports Authority has only itself to blame for the ruling that it must sell off three of its seven airports. It is to be hoped that the the Competition Commission will now rule, after consultations across the industry, that one of those which must be sold is Heathrow.

The popular Brigg farmers' market will be returning to the area this weekend. The event will be held on Saturday in the market place. It will start at 9am and finish at 3pm.

By Marie Price A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a $674,000 jury verdict in favor of Oklahoma beer distributor Specialty Beverages LLC in a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Pabst Brewing Co.

By Cliff Feltham THE INVESTMENT COLUMN Our view: Avoid Share price: 108.25p (-13.25p) Xaar will not pick up any gold medals for its performance in China this year. A wooden spoon, perhaps.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fba0e0/quarterly_report_o) has announced the addition of the "Quarterly Report of China Coal Industry, Q1 2007" report to their offering.

Magnus International Resources, Inc. ("Magnus" or the "Company") (PINK SHEETS: MGNU) is pleased to provide an update on its exploration activities in Uganda.

By Matt Dickinson wholesale gas prices rose by more than 14 per cent yesterday after a leak on a North Sea pipeline prompted fears about supplies this winter.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.