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Saturday 29th of January 2011

News Tag: Total

January 7, 2011

New car sales up 1.8%

by Gill Montia
New car sales up 1.8%
Sales of new cars in the UK rose by 1.8% in 2010, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported, although volumes were still at their second-lowest in the past decade and almost 375,000 units short of 2007 levels. At 2,030,846 units, total sales were up by 35,847 on 2009, with the fleet market growing 10% as private volumes slipped following ...



February 13, 2010

First-time buyer loans hit two-year high

by Gill Montia
”First-time
First-time buyer mortgage approvals hit a two-year high in December as those buying properties costing up to £175,000 rushed their purchases through before the end of the stamp duty holiday. According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), 24,900 first-time buyer loans were sanctioned worth £2.9 billion, leaving both figures up 26% on November. In December, house purchase approvals in general totalled ...



January 21, 2010

Mortgage lending skips seasonal dip

by Gill Montia
”Mortgage
Lenders approved an estimated £13.7 billion in home loans during December, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has reported. Gross lending showed a 14% rise on November and the figure was also 3% up on December 2008. Furthermore, the rise put the annual comparison in positive territory for the first time since October 2007; however, gross lending was still at its lowest since December ...



November 4, 2009

Total hit by lower oil prices

by Kay Murchie
Total hit by lower oil prices
Europe’s third largest oil company, Total, has posted a 54% drop in third quarter net profits due to weaker oil prices. In the three months to September, the French oil giant's profits were €1.9 billion (£1.7 billion), compared with €4.1 billion in the same period a year ago. However, this was slightly ahead of the €1.8 billion that analysts had predicted. Although oil ...