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Catalyst for change in the City may be needed

26/07/2013

As MPs urge the Government to pick up the "regulatory stick" to drive forward City reforms on corporate governance, the CIPD shares concerns that proposals made by John Kay last July are not being adopted fast enough but warns that regulation alone is not the answer.


 

Global appetite for deals still fragile as confidence wavers

25/07/2013

KPMG International’s latest Global M&A Predictor shows that deal appetite among the world’s largest companies is higher than it was 12 months ago, with forward P/E ratios – a measure of confidence, or appetite – up 14 percent from June 2012.


 

Mobile ad sales boost Facebook shares

25/07/2013

Stronger than expected mobile ad sales have seen shares in Facebook jump 18%.


 

Jane Austen to feature on new £10 note

24/07/2013

Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, has confirmed that Jane Austen will appear on a forthcoming Bank of England banknote.


 

Royal Bank of Scotland fined £5.6 million

24/07/2013

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been fined £5,620,300 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for incorrectly reporting transactions they made in wholesale markets, and in some instances, failing to report transactions at all.


 

Boost in Kingfisher sales helped by weather

24/07/2013

The good weather the UK has been witnessing of late has helped lead a recovery in sales for B&Q owner, Kingfisher.


 

Fall in profit warnings reflects improving economy

24/07/2013

Profit warnings from listed businesses - both AIM and Main Market companies - fell to their lowest level since 2011 in the second quarter of this year, as the UK economy continued to gain momentum.


 

FCA fines US based oil trader $903,000

22/07/2013

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined US based High Frequency Trader, Michael Coscia, US $903,176 (£597,993) for deliberate manipulation of commodities markets.


 

Great dividend figure fails to boost 2013 outlook

22/07/2013

The economy is unlikely to have shown very much progress in the first quarter, though there are glimmers of renewed activity here and there, according to the latest Capita Registrar Dividend Monitor.


 

How can the financial service sector create 250,000 jobs?

22/07/2013

Sustainable and well regulated growth in the UK financial services sector could generate approximately 265,000 additional jobs and GDP growth of 2-3% in the UK by 2020, according to a new PwC report, Where next? Assessing the current and future contribution of the UK Financial Services sector.


 

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