pronav

38 Flips | 1 Magazine | @pronav | Keep up with pronav on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “pronav”

RBS's Philip Hampton brings in head hunter to replace Stephen Hester

Sir Philip Hampton has asked one of the City’s best known head hunters to lead the search for a new chief executive for the Royal Bank of Scotland.<p>The bank’s chairman, who on Wednesday presided over the premature resignation of Stephen Hester, has asked Anna Mann to find a successor to run the …

Britain could overtake France to become second-largest car maker in Europe

Britain could overtake France and become the second-largest car maker in Europe within the next five years, according to two of the industry’s top executives.<p>UK plants run by the likes of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), BMW and Nissan are operating at close to full capacity amid increasing demand from …

Bombardier blow as Siemens wins £1.6bn Thameslink deal

Ministers are embroiled in a jobs for British workers row after confirming that Siemens had won the £1.6bn contract to build rolling stock for the Thameslink line.<p>The decision will be a huge blow to Bombardier, the Derby-based train-maker – one of three major employers in the city.<p>However, it will …

Apple looked at Amazon pact on ebooks and music

Apple considered striking a deal with Amazon, allowing the online retailer to rule the ebooks market, if it cleared the way for Apple to dominate the digital music sector.<p>Eddy Cue, one of the most senior executives at the iPad and iPhone maker, made the admission in a Manhattan court on Thursday, …

Asian markets bounce after sell-off

Asian markets rebounded on Friday after the previous day's huge sell-off, helped by a Wall Street rally and upbeat US data.<p>Tokyo's Nikkei index climbed 1.94pc, or 241.14 points, to 12,686.52 after slumping 6.35pc on Thursday. Sydney jumped 2pc, Seoul put on 0.35pc, and Hong Kong added 0.4pc.<p>Markets …

Stock Markets

Dollar Shave Club Launches One Wipe Charlies, Flushable Butt Wipes For Men

Michael Dubin built a business selling razors. Now with $4 boxes of flushable, biodegradable dude napkins, he’s got customers covered from the rooter to the tooter.<p>Dollar Shave Club has amassed 200,000 subscribers since its launch in March 2012 by delivering cheap, replenishing supplies of razor …

Airbus A350 takes to the skies in maiden test flight

The newest aircraft from European planemaker Airbus, the A350, takes off from Toulouse on its maiden flight.<p>The flight from Toulouse was expected to last around four hours and marks a key step on the path to full certification for the aircraft.<p>More than half of the A350 - Airbus' first all-new …

Aviation

From astronauts to soccer players, examples of excellence are everywhere. Excellence from A-to-Z, 26 qualities to strive for: http://bit.ly/13jyKge

Nothing will halt Volkswagen Chief Martin Winterkorn's audacious onslaught of the auto business. Not even Europe's collapsing economy. http://bit.ly/YWOdnF

The IMF is flunking the financial crisis

By turning its fire on Britain, the IMF gives the impression it is out of ideas and solutions<p>Why did nobody see this coming, the Queen asked of the financial crisis some years ago. Today, her question would be only slightly different: if all you economists are so clever, why, more than five years …

Economics

How is it that some givers land on top, while other givers wind up on the bottom, as pushovers and doormats? A new book offers advice on ways generosity can lead to success and why nice guys don't have to finish last. http://bit.ly/171a3HA For more leadership insights, visit The Talent Imperative www.forbes.com/talent-imperative/

Google hands in average earnings as CEO Page talks up future

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan<p>Google’s (s goog) results came in near expectations on Wednesday with core revenues of …

A little stress might actually be a great thing for the brain http://bit.ly/102I2Jw

Everyone's postcodes to be privatised in Royal Mail flotation, despite objections from Sir Tim Berners-Lee

A national database containing the postcodes of everyone in Britain is to be privatised along with Royal Mail, despite direct "very forceful" protests to David Cameron from Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the world wide web.<p>The database is called the Postcode Address File, and contains the 24 …

What we can learn from the history of technology hype?

Think back to 31st December 1999. Where were you when the countdown to the New Year ended? One thing I can be certain of is that you weren’t stuck in …

Mainstream Media

Mobile apps: Do not forget about HTML5!

Earlier this week, LinkedIn released updates to its app across Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Usually, this wouldn’t be news. Apps get updated all …

Apps

Sunday Times Rich List: The changing face of wealth

Business reporter, BBC News<p>The 25th edition of the Sunday Times Rich List has been published, with Arsenal FC shareholder Alisher Usmanov at the top.<p>When the first one was published on 2 April 1989, the paper called it an indictment of Thatcherism.<p>Margaret Thatcher had been in power for a month …

Oil

Business news and markets: as it happened - April 19, 2013

Fitch has downgraded Britain's prized triple-A rating to AA+, but says the UK's credit profile is "extremely strong".<p><b>• Cyprus rescue like 'shooting pigeon with atomic bomb'</b> <b><br>• World Gold Council hits out at speculative traders</b> <b><br>• G20 approves of Japan monetary policy</b> <b><br>• Miner ENRC shares surge 30pc on</b> …

Economics

Why crossing the Atlantic is harder for Tesco than One Direction

For British musicians, cracking America has always represented the Holy Grail. The country’s wealth of talent and cash means it can provide the ultimate validation for a foreign artist if they find success there.<p>In recent times, Brits have become rather good at it too. Last year, four of the top …

Social media is a key player in the job search process today. How it can help (or hurt) your chances: http://bit.ly/Yt4PPk

25 college diplomas with the highest pay: http://bit.ly/171peAC Students who recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science are making an average salary of $84,400. Engineering grads from Stanford are earning a bit less, $74,700. The third-highest salary for grads is for nursing school alumni from New York University, at $70,200.