Bloomberg Reporter

Bloomberg Reporter

US job openings at a three year high

US job openings at a three year high

The number of positions waiting to be filled in the US rose in September to the highest level in more than three years, indicating some companies are preparing for an improving economy.

Berlusconi wins budget vote but loses absolute majority

Berlusconi wins budget vote but loses absolute majority

UPDATE: Silvio Berlusconi failed to muster an absolute majority in a ballot, fuelling further calls for him to resign as Italy struggles to convince investors it can fund itself.

C&C shares jump on US cider acquisition

C&C shares jump on US cider acquisition

C&C Group rose the most in a month in Dublin trading after saying it acquired Hornsby’s, the second-largest cider maker in the US, for as much as €20 million.

Noonan: No EU agreement on transaction tax

Noonan: No EU agreement on transaction tax

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said EU finance chiefs reached no decision on a proposed financial transaction tax in Brussels and will return to the issue in the first half of 2012.

UK high speed rail plan gets thumbs up

UK high speed rail plan gets thumbs up

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan for a high-speed rail link connecting London to northern England has won support from the House of Commons.

Vodafone earnings to beat forecasts

Vodafone earnings to beat forecasts

Vodafone has raised its full- year earnings forecast after its latest profits beat analysts' estimates.

France hikes taxes and cuts spending

France hikes taxes and cuts spending

France unveiled tax increases and spending cuts amounting to €7 billion euros for next year to defend its triple-A rating as growth slows and Europe’s debt crisis deepens.

Berlusconi struggles for political survival

Berlusconi struggles for political survival

The pressure is on Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi as rumours swirl of his imminent resignation and Italian bond yields surge: Bloomberg News reports

Berlusconi rumours drive oil higher

Berlusconi rumours drive oil higher

Oil prices approach three-month high as traders hope for changed leaders in troubled European countries

Carphone Warehouse sells US venture

Carphone Warehouse sells US venture

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is to buy Carphone Warehouse's stake in their mobile phone venture in the US and close its British outlets

Government's growth forecast may be too optimistic

Government's growth forecast may be too optimistic

The risks to Ireland’s economic forecast for average gross domestic product growth of 2.8 per cent between 2013 and 2015 “still lie to the downside,” according to Goodbody Stockbrokers.

MF Global's missing client funds said to be at JPMorgan

MF Global's missing client funds said to be at JPMorgan

Customer funds missing from bankrupt brokerage MF Global have been located in a custodial account at JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

US and EU to pursue bank levies "in their own way"

US and EU to pursue bank levies "in their own way"

The US and Europe will pursue levies on the financial system “in their own way” rather than through a common global tax plan, according to an aide to President Barack Obama.

EU leaders to hold emergency talks on Greece

EU leaders to hold emergency talks on Greece

The European Financial Stability Facility is delaying its €3 billion bond sale “due to market conditions,” a spokesman said.

Lloyds CEO requests leave of absence on medical advice

Lloyds CEO requests leave of absence on medical advice

UPDATE: Lloyds Banking Group chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio requested a leave of absence on medical advice, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.