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Woodford leads push to oust Kier chiefs

Woodford leads push to oust Kier chiefs

Business
Leading shareholders in Kier Group, one of Britain's largest construction firms,‎ are pushing for a shake-up of its executive team weeks after it raised £250m in a surprise rights issue. Sky News has learnt that Woodford Investment Management, which holds a 16% stake in Kier, is among a group of investors questioning the future of Haydn Mursell, its chief executive, and finance director Bev Dew.Neil Woodford, the prominent fund manager who runs the firm, is said to have expressed a desire to see one or both of Mr Mursell and Mr Dew replaced in the coming months.Other big Kier shareholders‎ are said to be supportive of Mr Woodford's desire for management changes.They are likely to intensify a campaign for the construction company's bosses to be replaced unles...
Government may push RBI to lift lending curbs on some banks

Government may push RBI to lift lending curbs on some banks

Finance
By Vrishti Beniwal and Shruti SrivastavaThe Indian government will push its central bank to ease lending restrictions for some weak banks and review rules governing its functioning at a board meeting next month, people with knowledge of the matter said. The members, including government nominees, will press for some of the weak banks to be removed from the so-called prompt corrective action list, particularly those ones that have been consistent in recovering outstanding debt, the people said, asking not to be identified as the plan is not public. There are 11 state-run lenders on the list, which curbs their ability to lend. The proposals suggest another potentially tense board meeting on Dec. 14 amid an ongoing dispute between the Finance Ministry and the central bank over a number of iss...
Officials push flu vaccine after most deadly season in four decades

Officials push flu vaccine after most deadly season in four decades

Health
Sept. 27 (UPI) -- One year after a severe flu season, medical personnel are giving it their best shot to reduce hospitalizations and deaths by giving a boost to vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are aiming for significantly higher rates of flu vaccination for the 2018-2019 flu season following the most deadly season since 1976, the first year total seasonal flu deaths were reported. Last year there was an estimated 900,000 hospitalizations, and more than 80,000 deaths, according to new data released by the CDC on Thursday. The previous high for regular flu season deaths was 56,000. The number of people vaccinated dropped last year by 1.1 percentage point to 57.9 percent -- far below the goal of 80 percent. With the new vaccine now available, U.S. government officia...