Brazil: Cobrasma has closed after deteriorating finances led to accumulated debt of at least R$400m; the firm only left receivership in 1994.Canada: Bombardier Inc has bought NorRail Inc of Buffalo to develop a wagon leasing business in North America as part of Bombardier Capital.Czech Republic: IFE AG of Austria has bought Hady Metall AG from Berndorf AG. Hady Metall manufactures door and window components.France: Les Appareils Ferroviaires has bought British semi-automatic coupling manufacturer Lloyd ABC Couplers, which supplies east Africa, Bangladesh and Myanmar.Germany: Schaltbau AG has bought coupling specialist Fabeg GmbH from the Adtranz group.Great Britain: The British Railways Board has completed sale of two further subsidiaries: BR Business Systems has been sold to Serma Group plc, and National Rail Supplies to a management buy-out.Mexico: Trinity Industries and Grupo Acerero del Norte with Durango state government have agreed to renovate a workshop in Durango to provide wagon building and repair services.Netherlands: The proposed merger between NS Wisselbouwbedrijf and Kloos Railway Systems has been called off; NS is now seeking another potential partner.USA: Westcode Inc has signed a technology transfer agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Corp to build air-conditioning for the North American market.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admitted his side were well beaten as they crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Southampton. He went on: “We only started to play when we were 2-0 down. We got it back to 2-1 and we were better in the second half but then conceded another very poor goal. “(It) was a poor day at the office. The problem is we have to live with it for a couple of weeks now.” Rodgers was most aggrieved at the way his side defended. “When you concede the goals we conceded it is always going to be difficult to win games,” Rodgers said. “It’s something I know that we need to improve. We need to develop as a group. We didn’t defend or play as well as we can. I know the areas where we can improve.” Southampton’s win was just their second in the league under manager Mauricio Pochettino, and he said: “I think we set out the game in a very positive way. “Most importantly the players believed in the way we set up. I think we made Liverpool really uncomfortable on the pitch. “We pressed them quite a lot and we put in a really big effort. I think my team played really well.” The Reds arrived at St Mary’s on the back of four successive wins but were second best from start to finish. “We just weren’t very good. It was as simple as that,” Rodgers said. “If you start a game the way we started it then it is very difficult at this level to get back.” Press Association