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Citywire Investment News
- Bankers should face jail for reckless behaviour and wait longer for bonuses
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:59:05 +0100
The Parliamentary Commission called for bonuses to be deferred for longer, greater individual responsibility to be taken by senior staff and said regulators must 'use judgement' rather than rely on procedure.
- Liontrust to resume divi after inflows triple
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:31:07 +0100
The fund group saw assets under management double over the 12 months to the end of March and will pay its first dividend since December 2009.
- Ex-Rolling Stones adviser among new wealth firm's star line-up
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0100
Prince Rupert Loewenstein, who is credited for transforming the financial fortunes of the Rolling Stones, is among the names behind new London-based family office Holbein Partners.
- The Expert View: Chemring, Unilever and Andor Technology
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:01:00 +0100
A roundup of some of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including ITV and SDL.
Citywire Money, Tax and Property
- Castle Trust: a bet for both sides of the property market
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:44:11 +0100
We look at a company offering a savings account and a 'shared equity' mortgage that let you take a punt on whether house prices are rising or falling.
- Santander told to contact borrowers about botched rate change
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:22:56 +0100
The City watchdog has ordered Santander bank to contact 270,000 mortgage borrowers whom it failed to explain an important change in their contract five years ago.
- Buy-to-let is booming but beware the pitfalls
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:25:46 +0100
The buy-to-let market is buoyant as investors are lured by high rents and cheap mortgages.
- Landlords targeted in HMRC tax clamp down
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:00:00 Z
HMRC is demanding landlords hand over details of their properties and tenants even if they have declared rental income.
BBC Business News
- Japan exports up by most since 2010
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:00:24 GMT
Japanese exports rose in May at the fastest annual rate since 2010 as the yen weakened, providing a boost to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive the economy.
- Jail reckless bankers, report urges
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:03:38 GMT
The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards calls for new measures, including criminal sanctions, to make bankers responsible for their own failings.
- China's Wanda to buy UK yacht maker
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:04:30 GMT
Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese property developer, says it will spend £1bn ($1.6bn) to buy a British yacht maker and property in London.
- VIDEO: Singapore economy suffers from smoke
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:05:50 GMT
Singapore's economy is being impacted by the huge cloud of smoke that drifts in from Sumatran wood fires every year.
- NHS watchdog faces 'cover-up' claim
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:14:40 GMT
England's healthcare regulator may have covered up knowledge of its own failings after a series of baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital, a report says.
- Army leads north India flood rescue
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:13:36 GMT
Military helicopters lead rescue operations in India's flood-hit northern states, where 130 people are now known to have died.
- Obama 'to call for nuclear cuts'
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:07:32 GMT
US President Barack Obama is to speak at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, where he is expected to call for cuts in US and Russian nuclear arsenals.
- Brazil sends troops to quell protest
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:05:04 GMT
Brazil is to send troops to five major cities to help restore order after massive protests calling for better education and transport, the justice ministry says.