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Bank of England boss Sir Mervyn King slates bank bonus tax move

Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King today said it would be “depressing” if bankers choose to defer their bonuses until after the introduction of the new 45p income tax rate.

Banks win victory over new Basel liquidity rules

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Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King today admitted policymakers should have cut growth forecasts sooner.

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George Osborne hails 'outstanding' banker Mark Carney

Chancellor George Osborne today described the next governor of the Bank of England as "the outstanding central banker of his generation", as he unveiled Mark Carney to MPs.

Editorial: A lesson from London's new In and Out Club

Pity Roberto Di Matteo. Having earned his confirmation five months ago, when he took Chelsea to victory in the Champions League, he learnt yesterday that long-termism has no place in Roman Abramovich's world view. He was out on his ear after a diminished team looked doomed to an early Champions League exit this season, the eighth manager to be found wanting in as many years.

CBI urges Chancellor to pump £1.5bn into economy

Chancellor George Osborne, pictured, should use his autumn statement to plough £1.5bn into the economy and kick-start growth, the main trade body for business said yesterday.

CBI chief calls for £1.5bn to kick-start growth

George Osborne should use his upcoming Autumn Statement to plough £1.5bn into the economy and kick-start growth, according to the main trade body for business.

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