ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR STAGECOACH?

first_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 18 August 2010 7:30 pm Share ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR STAGECOACH? More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Show Comments ▼ KEITH BOWMAN | HARGREAVES LANSDOWNDespite some near term concern regarding possible government spending cuts, a favourable combination of economic recovery, possible M&A activity and wider environmental trends all support a favourable [buy] market consensus opinion. The company’s marketing campaigns have also been successful.PAUL HICKMAN | KCB PEEL HUNTStagecoach’s uniformly strong first-quarter results reinforce our mid-teens earnings forecast, making it one of the first players to realise a significant bounceback from recession. It is probably too early in the year for upgrades, particularly in view of fuel duty risk, but this is a very promising start.KARL BURNS | SHORE CAPITALStagecoach, driven by North America and Rail, is currently running ahead of our estimate [our current 2011 earnings estimate of 20p is at the low end of consensus forecasts]. Therefore, the group retains upgrade momentum moving forward. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Darling admits bonus supertax failed to work

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Darling admits bonus supertax failed to work Share whatsapp FORMER chancellor Alistair Darling admitted yesterday that his controversial super-tax on bankers’ bonuses failed to change the industry. The Labour MP said banks had sidestepped the 50 per cent tax on bonuses over £25,000 to stay competitive. “I think it will be a one-off thing because, frankly, the very people you are after here are very good at getting out of these things and … will find all sorts of imaginative ways of avoiding it in the future,” Darling said at a conference sponsored by investment bank Nomura. “But what I wanted to do was send a message to them that we all live in the same world.”His admission comes after Credit Suisse announced a one-off “discretionary leadership award” for around 400 managing directors. Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 1 September 2010 8:50 pmlast_img read more

Halo: Reach sets sales record

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Halo: Reach sets sales record MICROSOFT has enjoyed the biggest gaming sales bonanza of the year, after a global stampede for the latest instalment of its Halo video game franchise generated over $200m (£128m) of revenues in just 24 hours.Sales of Halo: Reach, a first-person shooter game, stormed past the three-day opening weekends of blockbuster films like Toy Story 3 and Iron Man 2 in just a day, Microsoft said yesterday.Video game fans around the globe queued for hours in front of stores on Monday night to be among the first to try out the new game, the prequel to the Halo trilogy of games for the Xbox 360.In the UK alone, the game sold over 300,000 units in its first 24 hours on sale. The franchise as a whole had sold an estimated 3.67m units in the country up until the end of July, netting revenue of almost £110m, according to games industry body UKIE.UKIE director general Michael Rawlinson said news of Halo: Reach’s success pointed towards a bumper fourth quarter and Christmas boom for the UK video game market, music to the ears of firms which struggled to keep up the pace of sales as discretionary consumer spending slumped in the crisis.“This is excellent news for the video games and interactive entertainment industry, demonstrating how games sales continue to increase despite difficult economic circumstances,” Rawlinson said. whatsappcenter_img Share Thursday 16 September 2010 8:46 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldlast_img read more

Osborne’s cuts are relatively modest

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The public spending cuts planned by the coalition only involve reversing, over five years, a small part of the enormous increase in expenditure which took place under Gordon Brown. This is highlighted again this morning by Tim Morgan of Tullett Prebon in A Shower, not a Hurricane: the Modest Nature of the Proposed Cuts, published by the Centre for Policy Studies.In 1999-2000, government spending was £343bn. Had this merely moved in line with inflation, total expenditure would have reached £450bn in cash terms by 2009-10. Yet actual spending in that year had jumped to £669bn, an entirely unaffordable 53 per cent increase in real terms. The spending plans outlined in George Osborne’s emergency budget reduce real terms outlays from £697bn this year to £671bn in 2015-16. Remarkably, spending in real terms then will still be much higher than it was in 2008-09.The numbers are telling. Total expenditure in nominal terms in 2008-09 was £630bn, £669bn in 2009-2010, going up to £697bn this year, £700bn in 2011-12, £711bn in 2012-13, £722bn in 2013-14, £737bn in 2014-15 and £757bn in 2015-16. In every single year, spending goes up in cash terms. It is only when one adjusts for inflation that the cuts become apparent, though they are not that great overall. Taking 2010-11 prices as the base, real spending was around £656bn in 2008-09, £682bn last year, going up to £697bn this year. It then falls to £687bn next year – in other words, real spending drops £10bn between this year and next. Total spending then dips another £5bn in real terms to £682bn in 2012-13, £675bn in 2013-14 and then £671bn in 2014-15, where it also remains in 2015-16. There are three reasons why the cuts will feel harsher than that: interest payments are surging, squeezing the rest; entitlements (such as pensions) are rising, taking away resources from discretionary, departmental spending such as defence; and the political decision to protect the health and foreign aid budgets will squeeze other departments. Total unprotected spending will fall only seven per cent in real terms – from £523bn this year (down £1bn from last year) to £485bn by 2015-16 – but that total includes interest and entitlements.One way forward to further improve the public finances would be for the coalition to increase the scale, scope and speed of its asset sell-off programme. The Adam Smith Institute estimates the coalition could raise £90bn over the next few years. Once market conditions become favourable, stakes in Lloyds and RBS should be sold. The Royal Mail – as already announced – and eleven other services, including the Met Office, the student loan book and the Royal Mint should also be privatised. Shares in a restructured Network Rail should be sold in tranches (raising £12bn), as well as the government’s 49 per cent stake in the National Air Traffic Services (Nats). The Institute proposes further privatisations in utilities, telecoms, leisure, investment trusts, defence and real estate, as well as of Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide. Many benefits would accrue, particularly in terms of efficiencies. In some cases, primary legislation would be needed. But anything that helps the public finances, especially given the squeals of pain from the coalition’s comparatively modest cuts, must be pursued. There ought to be only one imperative ahead of Wednesday’s comprehensive spending review: no more tax hikes. 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BA swoops on bus company’s finance chief

first_img Share BRITISH?Airways (BA) has poached the finance boss of train and bus operator Go-Ahead to become its new chief financial officer.BA said Nick Swift would join the flag carrier on 7 March next year, replacing Keith Williams, who becomes chief executive of the company when its merger with Spanish rival Iberia goes ahead.BA’s current chief executive, Willie Walsh, will become chief of the new holding group under the merger, International Consolidated Airlines.Swift, who began his career in financial management with Air New Zealand, said he was pleased to be returning to the aviation industry.“Go-Ahead has been a great place to work and to get things done,” he said. “I definitely would have stayed longer if the role at BA hadn’t come my way.”Go-Ahead’s chief executive Keith Ludeman, who is also stepping down in July next year, said Swift had managed to do a great deal in his time at Go-Ahead and wished him success.“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Nick and we have achieved a great deal together,”?he said.“I understand why Nick felt he couldn’t refuse this opportunity to return to the aviation sector and I?wish him every success.” Monday 22 November 2010 7:53 pm KCS-content whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL BA swoops on bus company’s finance chief Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemlast_img read more

ECB to ask for more cash to buy up bonds

first_img whatsapp ECB to ask for more cash to buy up bonds Tags: NULL KCS-content Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald center_img whatsapp The European Central Bank (ECB) is to ask for more cash to aid in its battle against the spread of the Eurozone crisis. In its governing council meeting today and tomorrow, the bank will discuss whether to ask for a capital hike. With Germany, now seen as the Eurozone’s paymaster, already indicating that it would back an increase in the bank’s capital, it is likely to have its request granted. The move would be a departure from Germany’s stance on other measures touted as possible solutions to the Eurozone crisis. Chanceller Angela Merkel has blocked other extraordinary measures such as the issuance of Eurozone-wide bonds, which was called for by the Luxembourg finance minister, or an increase in the size of the Eurozone’s €440bn (£373bn) bailout fund. As for what the ECB will do with the extra cash, a German official said: “I imagine the ECB would hope to strengthen its basis in order to show the markets that it was well capitalised, if for example, it wanted to buy additional sovereign bonds.”The ECB was forced to resume its special bond-purchasing programme last month as gilt yields spiked to record highs and threatened to tip the Eurozone into chaos.It bought €2.67bn of bonds on the secondary market last week in an effort to keep government borrowing costs down, but it has been reluctant to relaunch the programme on the same scale as earlier in the year. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tuesday 14 December 2010 9:31 pm Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Algeria mulls offer for BP assets

first_img Algeria mulls offer for BP assets KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp ALGERIA is considering snapping up assets oil giant BP wants to sell in the country, before it allows another firm to buy them.Russian oil company TNK-BP wants to buy BP’s assets in Algeria, which include stakes in two major gas-producing fields, but Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach has the right of first refusal.BP’s Algerian interests are among a number of assets around the globe it has put up for sale to help pay for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill earlier this year.BP is one of the biggest foreign investors in Algeria’s energy sector. The North African OPEC member supplies about 20 per cent of Europe’s natural gas. center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Sunday 19 December 2010 11:19 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Mortgage approvals in unexpected rise

first_img Mortgage approvals in unexpected rise whatsapp John Dunne whatsapp Tuesday 4 January 2011 4:58 am Show Comments ▼center_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Mortgage approvals rose unexpectedly in November to their highest level since July, but unsecured consumer lending suffered its biggest monthly fall since August, Bank of England figures showed.The mortgage approvals figures chime with an unexpected rise in the Nationwide house price index in December, though activity is still much lower than 12 months earlier and many economists predict continued property market weakness in 2011.Mortgage approvals for house purchase rose to 48,019 in November from 47,315 in October, in contrast to economists’ expectations for a slight fall to 47,000.Net consumer credit fell by £121m, its biggest drop since August, after a £298m rise in October.Analysts had forecast a 0.2bn rise in consumer credit lending. Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNight DailyHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeNight DailyThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco RelishUpbeat NewsThese 25 Celebrities Ruined Their Career in a Matter of MinutesUpbeat NewsMoney VersedWoman Shares The 5 Words She Said That Left Her Boyfriend In AweMoney VersedElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Sharelast_img read more

Santander pulls out of Merlin deal

first_img whatsapp Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap KCS-content Santander pulls out of Merlin deal Thursday 13 January 2011 9:08 pm SANTANDER UK last night pulled out of collective banking industry talks with the government designed to secure specific lending targets, instead entering into direct negotiations with the Treasury. The industry initiative, known as “Project Merlin”, centres around a truce whereby banks will commit to lend more to small and medium-sized businesses in return for no further crackdown on bonuses from the Treasury.But Santander UK, which is predominantly a retail bank, has little to gain from cutting a deal on bonuses, since it does not award huge pay-outs to its UK-based executives.In a blow to Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans for a “big society bank”, funded from unclaimed bank assets but topped up with a planned £1bn contribution from each bank in the talks, Santander is now unlikely to make a direct contribution to its set up. “Santander favours direct investment programmes – such as our work with universities in the UK and around the world – rather than aggregated funds solutions,” said a source close to Santander. The bank’s withdrawal cuts the number of participants in the talks down to just four of Britain’s major banks: HSBC, Barclays and semi-nationalised banks RBS and Lloyds. HSBC’s full participation is also believed to be in doubt due to its main focus being outside the UK. Sharecenter_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldlast_img read more

Business bags full of hi-tech cargo

first_img Tags: NULL BUSINESS travellers take items worth nearly £1,500 in their airplane carry-on bags, according to a survey.The research found that business people typically take 12 items, including essentials like toothbrushes and a shirt.But now smartphones and iPads – costing around £700 – are making their way onto the list as technology becomes a must-have tool for modern business.Alison Couper, global communications director at Hotels.com – which carried out the research – said: “Today’s business traveller is working harder than ever before and wants to be as ready, able and informed to do their job when they are on the move as in the office.“However, our survey shows the price of staying refreshed and in touch is a high one for the modern jet-setting employee.”The half-yearly index will chart the contents of bags to see what travellers are deeming as key to a successful business trip.Couper added: “It’s as important as ever for businesses to control their costs. The Carry-On Bag Index gives a glimpse of the expense of flying from country to country even before travel and accommodation are put into the equation.”According to the survey, the list of typical items in a business person’s carry-on bag includes an Apple iPad worth £699, a BlackBerry Torch 9800 (bought at Carphone Warehouse SIM-free) which is worth £464.95, a Moleskine ruled notebook worth £15 and a travel pillow worth £5.99.Other favourite items include a Mont Blanc Rollerball pen, valued at £230, an adaptor plug, worth £3.99, the Economist, worth £2, some Colgate Total toothpaste, worth £1.45, Sure roll-on deodorant, worth £1.69 and a Marks & Spencer pure cotton non-iron shirt worth £25 plus Marks & Spencer lambswool socks worth £10. Additionally, those with discerning taste could also carry a copy of this newspaper – totally free. Business bags full of hi-tech cargo whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Share Sunday 23 January 2011 10:12 pmlast_img read more