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george osborne questions impact of regulations from bank of england
Guardian
38 min. ago

George Osborne questions impact of regulations from Bank of England

George Osborne is calling on the Bank of England to consider the impact on lending to business and households as it toughens the regime to bolster the financial strength of the banking sector. The Bank of England...

 

Video: Business briefing - October 31

Oscar Williams-Grut rounds up the day's news in the City as RBS sets aside £400m, SuperGroup issues a profit warning and markets around the world surge.  

 
banks may be forced to boost reserves
BBC
45 min. ago

Banks may be forced to boost reserves

British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn. The Bank of England wants to reduce the chances of banks needing taxpayer bailouts. The Bank said that the level of...

 
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Daily Mail
47 min. ago

Victory for passengers: Airlines face claims of up to £10billion after losing landmark court case over...

Airlines face claims of up to £10billion from delayed passengers after the Supreme Court today refused to accept they should not pay compensation to Britons left stranded and out of pocket. Britain's highest court has...

 
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Reuters
50 min. ago

Without a plan, junk status looms for Britain's Tesco - Moody's

Tesco, already facing a severe slowdown in sales in its stores, said last month it had uncovered what has become a 263 million pound ($420 million) accounting hole, resulting in the suspension of eight senior members...

 
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Reuters
58 min. ago

Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment

So this past Monday, when co-head of the commodities business Simon Greenshields held a meeting for senior staff, he was met with a barrage of questions from colleagues who hadn't been told about the plans either...

 
scottish independence: 66% back new referendum
Scotsman
10 sec. ago

Scottish independence: 66% back new referendum

TWO-thirds of Scots want a second independence referendum to be held in the next 10 years while over half think a vote on the country's future should take place within just five years, a new poll has revealed. A total...

 

New row as Britain's bill to EU increased by £2.7bn

David Cameron faced a fresh storm over Europe after Britain’s payment to the EU soared by £2.7 billion last year, official figures revealed today. They showed the UK’s net contribution to the European Union jumping...

 
prime minister backs fiona woolf to head child abuse inquiry
Guardian
today, 13:38

Prime minister backs Fiona Woolf to head child abuse inquiry

David Cameron wants Fiona Woolf to “get on with it” as the head of the government’s child abuse inquiry despite calls from victims’ groups for her to step down over her personal links to Lord Brittan, the former home...

 
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The Week
today, 13:37

Let them drown: Britain’s new 'strategy' for mass migration

Was Queen's first tweet genuine? Mark Zuckerberg speaks Chinese Google inbox: hands-on reviews The highs and lows of Nokia Hoverboard finally goes on sale The Business Companies, Markets and Finance RBS SETS ASIDE...

 
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The Independent
today, 12:29

Britain less meritocratic than continental European countries, study finds

British society is less meritocratic than many of its European neighbours, according to a landmark study

 
fugitive wanted over violent attack mocks police on facebook - saying  i like hide and seek
Daily Record
22 min. ago

Fugitive wanted over violent attack mocks police on Facebook - saying "I like hide and seek"

A wanted man has taunted police on Facebook and mocked their attempts to find him by bragging: "I've always liked playing hide and seek."  Lincolnshire Police launched an appeal to find Aaron Bee, 22, who is...

 
ten things we learned this week
Guardian
34 min. ago

Ten things we learned this week

Scottish Labour is in big trouble The Scottish Labour party received a blow after Johann Lamont decided to stand down as leader, after describing some of her Westminster colleagues as dinosaurs who do not understand...

 
Guardian
40 min. ago

Britain’s contribution to EU has risen by £2.7bn, quadrupling in five years

Britain’s contributions to the European Union soared by £2.7bn net last year in a revelation that will pile more pressure on David Cameron not to meet demands on Brussels for extra money. The figures emerged in a...

 
six reasons why i believe halloween is far from harmless
Daily Record
43 min. ago

Six reasons why I believe Halloween is far from harmless

Halloween has become one of the biggest events in the British calendar. There have always been traditions associated with 31st October, but the present extravaganza, with its epidemic of ‘trick-or-treating’, is a...

 
kim jong-un visits orphanage (smoking) – caption competition
Guardian
today, 14:15

Kim Jong-un visits orphanage (smoking) – caption competition

Kim Jong-un is back on the scene. Since emerging from a two-month absence (apparently due to ankle surgery), he has given field guidance to a new restaurant, advised the Korean Workers Party on the best soil for...

 
halloween in numbers
Guardian
today, 14:15

Halloween in numbers

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qpr will be a ‘difficult game’ for chelsea, claims jose mourinho
Daily Star
7 sec. ago

QPR will be a ‘difficult game’ for Chelsea, claims Jose Mourinho

Mourinho's men may be flying high at the top of the Premier League but he believes it will be a tough 90 minutes against Harry Redknapp's lowly side, who beat Aston Villa 2-0 on Monday night. “What they did before is...

 
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Guardian
1 min. ago

Granada’s Joaquín Caparrós tears up Marca copy before Real Madrid match

A furious Joaquín Caparrós, the manager of Granada, tore a copy of the front page of Marca into shreds at a news conference on Friday, accusing the best-selling Spanish sports daily of misquoting him. Granada host...

 
chelsea v queens park rangers: match preview
Guardian
1 min. ago

Chelsea v Queens Park Rangers: match preview

José Mourinho delivered his warning towards the end of his pre-match briefing when it was suggested QPR would arrive at Stamford Bridge with few expectations of gleaning any reward. “Why?” he snapped back. “They did...

 
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Metro
2 min. ago

Victor Anichebe, Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley only West Brom players who impressed in League Cup loss at...

West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Irvine criticised some of his players after his side were knocked out of the League Cup by Championship side Bournemouth. Eunan O’Kane had put the Cherries in front, but after Tommy...

 
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Daily Mail
2 min. ago

Mario Balotelli firework damage revealed as pictures emerge of maverick Liverpool striker's charred house...

The full extent of the damage caused to Mario Balotelli's home after fireworks were set off in the bathroom in 2011 can finally be revealed. These stunning pictures show the shocking destruction to the bedroom and...

 
savannah marshall: hartlepool is home but i’ve learned to enjoy my lifestyle
Guardian
7 min. ago

Savannah Marshall: Hartlepool is home but I’ve learned to enjoy my lifestyle

For Savannah Marshall, the buildup to defending the world title she won on her 21st birthday in China two years ago has been the worst part. “I hate flying, I’m really bad,” says the six-foot middleweight from...

 
 
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