Articles by Jane Wardell



EU Ministers Press for Transparency

  • 17 September 07
  • The Associated Press
EU finance chiefs lobbied for greater transparency of complex financial instruments but stopped short of advocating tighter regulation across Europe on Saturday as a global credit shortage and financial market turbulence showed no signs of abating.

BP's Browne Returns to Oil Sector

  • 27 August 07
  • The Associated Press
Former BP chief executive John Browne has made a return to the oil industry, taking up a senior position at one of the world's largest private equity funds just three months after his scandal-tainted departure from BP.

EMI Expects Boom in 2nd Half After Slump

  • 17 October 06
  • The Associated Press
EMI Group reported a 3 percent drop in first-half revenue Monday as the company held on to major new releases for the second half of the year.

Airshow Provides Impetus for Airbus

  • 18 July 06
  • The Associated Press
Airbus, reeling from a management shakeup that followed delays in its flagship superjumbo jet program, unveiled a long-awaited revamp of its mid-sized A350 on Monday.

LSE Shares Up on Nasdaq Buy

  • 13 April 06
  • The Associated Press
Shares shot up Wednesday after Nasdaq announced it bought a 15 percent share in Europe's oldest bourse.

Virgin and NTL Sign 'Quadruple-Play' Deal

  • 05 April 06
  • The Associated Press
Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile Holdings accepted a £962.4 million ($1.67 billion) offer from cable operator NTL on Tuesday, inking a deal that will create Britain's first powerful ""quadruple-play"" communications company.

U.K. Cable Operator Eyes Virgin

  • 06 December 05
  • The Associated Press
British cable operator NTL confirmed Monday that it had approached Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile Holdings about a takeover valued at more than 810 million pounds ($1.4 billion).

China, U.S. Resolve Textile Trade Dispute

  • 09 November 05
  • The Associated Press
The U.S. and China signed a deal to resolve a trade dispute over imports of Chinese clothing and textile products into the United States, U.S. and Chinese officials said Tuesday.

Chinese Carmaker Snaps Up Rover

  • 25 July 05
  • The Associated Press
Administrators for MG Rover Group said Friday the collapsed British automaker had been bought by Chinese carmaker Nanjing Automobile.

Stock Markets Sink Across Europe

  • 08 July 05
  • The Associated Press
Stocks sank in Europe and the pound hit a 19-month low against the U.S. dollar after a series of explosions in London's transportation system Thursday, but analysts said market recoveries later in the day suggested the economic effects would be brief.

4 Blasts Rip Through Central London

  • 08 July 05
  • The Associated Press
A string of rush-hour explosions tore into at least three London subway trains and a double-decker bus on Thursday in the worst attack on London since World War II, killing at least 37 people and injuring 700.

Global Markets Advance on Bush's Victory

  • 04 November 04
  • The Associated Press
Stock prices rallied across Europe and Asia on Wednesday as markets bet that U.S. President George W. Bush would be re-elected in a tight race for the White House.

Crude Hits New 21-Year High

  • 03 August 04
  • The Associated Press
U.S. crude oil futures hovered just below $44 a barrel Monday, the highest since oil futures began trading in New York 21 years ago, amid fears of further disruptions in supply and new terror warnings in the United States.

Blix Claims UN Office, Home Bugged by U.S.

  • 01 March 04
  • The Associated Press
Former chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix said in comments published Saturday that he suspected both his UN office and his home in New York were bugged by the United States in the run-up to the war in Iraq.

Hopes Fade for Beagle Signal

  • 13 January 04
  • The Associated Press
Europe's first Mars probe remained stubbornly silent Monday when the European Space Agency's orbiter passed over its landing site, British scientists said.

50,000 Protesters March on London

  • 21 November 03
  • The Associated Press
Amid chants, the blast of airhorns and the beat of drums, tens of thousands of antiwar activists marched in London Thursday to let U.S. President George W. Bush know of their opposition to U.S.-British policies in Iraq. Protesters set off from the University of London on a route passing Parliament and the prime minister's residence to Trafalgar Square.

A Royal Welcome for Putin in Britain

  • 25 June 03
  • The Associated Press
Britain provided royal treatment to President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday during a visit that could help reduce recent wrangling between the two countries, particularly over the war in Iraq.