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AIM-listed company spending


Research on the finances of 134 AIM-listed companies by accountancy firm, SKS Business Services, reveals a surprising leap in spend on non-core operations that has more than wiped out their profits.


Royal Mail worth £3.3 billion


The Department for Business has said that Royal Mail is to be valued at between £2.6 billion and £3.3 billion.


Clydesdale Bank fine


The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Clydesdale Bank (Clydesdale) for failing to inform its customers clearly of their rights after the bank miscalculated the repayments on over 42,500 mortgages.


ICAP Europe Libor fine


The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined ICAP Europe Limited (IEL) £14 million for misconduct relating to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). IEL is the first broking firm to be fined for failings relating to the benchmark.


Growth at any cost


93% of company CEOs surveyed by PwC believe measuring their organisationís total impact, including jobs supported, environmental impact and taxes paid and borne could enable better decisions about business risk, and build a stronger reputation with employees, investors and regulators, than using financial measures alone.


PPI complaint investigation


The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today (Wednesday) published the findings of a complaints handling review of 18 medium and small sized firms currently handling payment protection insurance (PPI) complaints.


Executive remuneration


FTSE 100 companies are listening to shareholders and are making changes to remuneration structures to support better shareholder alignment and long term stewardship. This is demonstrated by the fact that shareholders have raised fewer concerns than last year, according to a new report on directorsí remuneration in FTSE 100 companies from Deloitte.


Foxtons London Stock Exchange


Foxtons, the London-based estate agent, has been valued at £649 million following its decision to float on the London Stock Exchange.


Barclays Bank robbery


The theft of £1.3 million by a gang who took control of a Barclays Bank computer has seen eight men arrested.


European Systemic Risk Board


Mr Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, has been elected as First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) by the members of the General Council of the ECB, for a term of five years, in line with ESRB Regulation (EU) No 1092/2010.


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