Monthly Archives: November 2013

U.K. Puts Plain Tobacco Packaging Back on Agenda With Review

The U.K. government reversed its position on plain cigarette packs for the second time in four months, announcing a review of how the policy is working abroad.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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Osborne Concedes on Pay, Proprietary Trading in Bank Bill

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne agreed to a review of proprietary trading as he gave more ground to ensure the passage of the Financial Services Bill, which will regulate banking.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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Cable Defends Royal Mail IPO Valuation From Lawmaker Criticism

U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable defended the decision to sell Royal Mail Plc shares at 330 pence as lawmakers questioned whether taxpayers had lost out.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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Osborne Defeated as U.K. Lawmakers Back Banker-Licensing Regime

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne was defeated by lawmakers demanding a licensing regime for U.K. bankers, after he pushed back an attempt to force the break-up of banks with both retail and investment arms.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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U.K. Embarks on Long Election as Campaign for 2015 Starts

British voters are getting a taste of what Americans have long been used to — an 18-month election campaign — and even Prime Minister David Cameron says it will be boring.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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U.K. Lawmakers Seek ‘Sharp’ Change as Bank Bill Moves to Lords

U.K. lawmakers who carried out an inquiry into banking standards will make a new attempt to amend the Financial Services Bill to align it with their conclusions.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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RBS Appoints Clifford Chance to Conduct Lending Probe

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc appointed Clifford Chance LLP to investigate whether it pushed companies that owed it money into difficulties to boost profit.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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U.K. Lawmakers Seek ‘Sharp’ Change as Bank Bill Moves to Lords

Updated 2 hours, 7 minutes ago U.K. lawmakers who carried out an inquiry into banking standards will make a new attempt to amend the Financial Services Bill to align it with their conclusions.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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RBS Appoints Clifford Chance to Conduct Lending Probe

Updated 2 hours, 7 minutes ago Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc appointed Clifford Chance LLP to investigate whether it pushed companies that owed it money into difficulties to boost profit.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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Osborne Reverses Position on Payday Lenders to Cap Cost of Loans

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reversed position on payday lenders and said the overall cost of their loans will be capped, following a campaign by an opposition Labour lawmaker.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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