The company's figures reveal losses of £840m after wiping £1 billion off the value of its European arm, which employs workers in Wales.
Things are looking up on the rivers Wye and Usk, following significant investment to help improve water quality and to build fish passes.
Farming groups have signed an open letter to the Natural Resources Minister calling for 'adequate compensation' following last month's snow
Latest figures show the number of car sales in Wales rose, last month, by just over 17 percent.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders also says in the year to May almost 35,000 were sold.
School children from Swansea have been given a front line role in helping to attract jobs and business to Wales.
They've been recruited to speak to business leaders from across the world about the skills available to companies who come here.
It's all part of a major conference, organised by the Welsh Government called Digital 2013.
Joanna Simpson reports.
Welsh Tories want to use taxpayers money to build up Cardiff Airport and then sell it off to their mates for a pittance. That is Tory policyFrom @ArfonJ on Twitter:
Labour has responded to plans set out by the Welsh Conservatives to boost the fortunes of Cardiff Airport with a view to re-privatising it by saying that the decision to accept the airport's public ownership is a 'welcome u-turn.'
After months of burying his head in the sand, it's encouraging to see Andrew RT Davies now finally making this welcome u-turn and backing the Welsh Labour Government's interventionist approach.The Welsh Conservatives have been swimming against a wave of public opinion so it's no surprise to see them change tack and finally admit they've got it wrong.
– Vaughan Gething AM, Labour
We welcome the fact the Welsh Tories have joined the Welsh Labour Government in calling for the devolution of Air Passenger Duty. We now look forward to them stating publicly what representations they’ve made to the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer on this issue.
The Welsh Government has responded to the Welsh Conservatives' plans to pay back the money they say every taxpayer has invested in Cardiff Airport.
"It has always been our intention for the Airport to be successful as possible in a highly competitive industry, managed at arm’s length from Government on a commercial for-profit basis. Whilst we do not rule out future changes to the operational model, we are satisfied that we have the right structure in place to enable the Airport to move forward with confidence as a major piece of economic infrastructure for Wales and a high-quality facility for passengers.
– Welsh Government spokesman
"While the Airport actively engages with international carriers with the aim of increasing both passenger numbers and freight capacity, we continue to explore options for improved infrastructure links to the Airport site and have already asked the Silk Commission for the devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales."
– Byron Davies AM, Shadow Transport minister
We believe that after a period of revitalisation, investment and growth, that Cardiff Airport should be sold as a vibrant economic hub and that every taxpayer should get their £38.50 dividend back and share in the proceeds of growth.
Cardiff Airport should be seen as Wales’ gateway to the world, but unfortunately the airport is suffering from neglect and a lack of leadership and vision.
Welsh Conservatives opposed the Welsh Labour Government’s decision to nationalise Cardiff Airport, but now it is in public hands, we need to make it a success.
In order to fulfil their pledge to re-privatise Cardiff Airport, the Welsh Conservatives are to unveil a 'blueprint' for improving the number of passengers and routes on offer. The plan includes the following steps:
- Establish a new ‘Airlines’ Director’ to attract new airlines to the airport
- Devolve Air Passenger Duty to Wales and then reduce rates to improve competitiveness
- Better marketing overseas
- Improve public transport links to the airport and plan long-term road improvements
- Boost freight through the airport by offering competitive rates to businesses
The Welsh Conservatives say they'd give back to every taxpayer in Wales the money which was spent by the Welsh Government on their behalf buying Cardiff Airport plus a share of any profits made. The party will set out a long-term plan to 'double the value' of the airport before re-privatising it.
The Tories say that profits from the sale would then be divided between spending on infrastructure and the planned payout which would amount to £38.50 'invested' in the airport by each taxpayer plus a share of the profits.
Digital 2013 is a two-day event that begins today at the Celtic Manor at Newport which aims to enable businesses to harness cutting-edge technologies for economic benefit.
Led by the Welsh Government's ICT Exploitation Unit it will be bringing world experts to Welsh business leaders.
– Sir Terry Matthews
High-growth, innovative businesses are at the core of any buoyant economy and supporting them to utilise technology will be key if Wales is to be positioned at the cutting edge of the digital economy.
It's promising to see such a high-profile digital event held here in Wales, demonstrating Wales' credentials as an outward-looking nation that's committed to up-skilling the economy and getting behind the digital agenda to encourage inward investment and growth.
Leaders from global technology organisations will share their expertise on cutting edge megatrend technologies at the event.
A glimpse of the digital future in Wales will be unveiled today when a group of schoolchildren from Swansea will be giving business leaders a lesson on how to use new technology.
Digital 2013 is launched in Newport this morning with the promise of robots and cloud technology.
Organised by the Welsh Government - the aim of the conference is to showcase Wales as a place to locate and grow a digital business.
The event brings together a thousand delegates and includes a skills day at which firms can find out how new technology can provide opportunities to grow.
Economy Minister Edwina Hart says ICT is now integral to businesses in Wales and could generate a further £1.5bn to the economy over the next five years.
"Effective use of digital technologies is key to enterprise, jobs and growth and Digital 2013 is an ideal opportunity for Welsh businesses to hear how best to harness ICT from world-leading technology experts," she says.