Economic Rescue Package
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Thursday 17 March 2011
Monday 07 March 2011
The long-awaited Financial Services Authority report into the events leading up to the rescue of the Royal Bank of Scotland is likely to be delayed until next month.
Saturday 05 March 2011
Oswald Gruebel, the chief executive of UBS, has decided to forgo his annual bonus for the second consecutive year after the Swiss bank's share price failed to rise in 2010.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
The company that runs London's fleet of fire engines faces a financial crisis over unpaid taxes after the Inland Revenue applied for a winding-up petition from the court.
Saturday 26 February 2011
JJB Sports submitted a final draft of its restructuring plan to its lender, Bank of Scotland, yesterday.
Sunday 13 February 2011
JD Sports is not pursuing its takeover talks for rival JJB Sports while it awaits the outcome of the latter's proposed rescue plan.
Thursday 10 February 2011
The number of householders who had their homes repossessed fell to a three-year low in 2010, figures showed today.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
The wardens of England's 140 state-run national nature reserves want to form their own mutual company to save these "wildlife jewels in the crown" from the consequences of government proposals to dispose of them.
Monday 17 January 2011
Europe's debt crisis will top the agenda when finance ministers from the 17 eurozone nations begin meeting in Brussels today, amid signs of political discord over whether or not to increase the size of the EU emergency rescue fund.
Thursday 13 January 2011
The spectre of rewards for failure returned to haunt the City yesterday as it emerged that Gartmore chief executive Jeffrey Meyer will depart from the company with a £5m pay-off after its rescue by rival Henderson for £335m – £465m less than the company was worth when it floated on the London Stock Exchange.
Thursday 06 January 2011
Princess Beauty sleeps for a 100 years before the Prince she's met in the forest wakes her with a kiss. No jumped-up modern reading is going to sully that story at Richmond, where traditional pantomime is a staple of the season every year: a packed matinée of middle-class moppets and mothers is a perfect cultural indicator, even during a recession.
Wednesday 29 December 2010
Guus Hiddink, the experienced Dutch manager who led Chelsea for three months in 2009, has ruled out any possibility of parachuting into the club for a second time should Carlo Ancelotti be sacked as manager.
Sunday 26 December 2010
There is a lot to be said for having low expectations. Actually 2010 turned out to be a rather better year for the UK economy than most people expected.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
More European banks may have to be rescued, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, the "club" of the world most advanced economies, warned today.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
The trouble with being rescued, as the Irish may discover, is that the people from the European Union or the International Monetary Fund who fly in to run your economy have no more a monopoly on wisdom than the "Useless gobshites" who have recently been relieved of that duty. (That description, by the way, of the Taoiseach and his colleagues comes from a recent front page of the Irish Daily Star, and has not been bettered).
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'