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UK Chancellor's right-hand man eyes hedge fund move

cnbc.com — Matthew Lloyd | Bloomberg | Getty Images Until fairly recently, Harrison, 35, who has two young children, was expected to stand as a Tory candidate in next year's election. His predecessor, Matthew Hancock, was one of the 2010 intake and has risen up the ministerial ranks rapidly.

'Brexit' will benefit British business: UKIP

cnbc.com — British business will not be harmed by a U.K. exit from the European Union, the leader of Britain's eurosceptic U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) told CNBC -- despite the latest survey showing the vast majority of manufacturers in favor of remaining in Europe. "The fact is this country trades at a massive deficit with Europe.

Knife-edge Scottish vote cuts deep divide

cnbc.com — One of Scotland's most influential chief executives, Martin Gilbert, says the debate over Scottish independence has become so bitter that whatever the outcome, either Scotland or the United Kingdom will become deeply divided. In Edinburgh, most people we ask on the streets are in the "yes" camp as passions intensify ahead of Thursday's vote.

An A-Z of Scotland post-independence

cnbc.com — M - Ministy of Defence - Gone AWOL, like those Trident submarines, whose absence from the River Clyde removes Scotland from NATO. N - Nine point two (9.2 per cent), Scotland's share of UK GDP. At £145 billion, this puts its global economic influence on par with Pakistan and Qatar.

A clever move for London’s brewing heiress

cnbc.com — After all, why would Heineken - a listed Dutch company in the iron grip of a fourth generation family, play ball with U.K.-listed SABMiller? They certainly didn't hit it off the last time SAB and Heineken came to blows. Back then, it was over the auction to buy Bavaria.

Bank of England’s next task? Ice bucket challenge

cnbc.com — For weeks, celebrities have been embracing the charity ice bucket challenge - and now the stunt has arrived at the Bank of England (BoE). Former BoE Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member Andrew Sentence told CNBC on Thursday that he had taken up the challenge himself, and nominated the entire rate-setting committee to do the same.

It's time for a woman to be a chairman of Barclays

cnbc.com — Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Women especially have not had enough role models at the top of the industry - and the few that have been prominent (there is just one at the top table) have not been diverse enough.

Better a lucky central banker than a correct one?

cnbc.com — Peter Macdiarmid | Getty Images Certainly, even Carney can't pretend to have got it right in his forecasts about the pace of Britain's recovery. Until recently, the "guidance" seemed to be that Carney was in no big hurry to raise rates - believing the economy was still fragile.

Arianna Huffington slams ‘double standard’ sexism

cnbc.com — Successful women are stigmatized as "abrasive, difficult and demanding," Arianna Huffington told CNBC on Monday. "There is no question that there is still a double standard, where words that are being used around successful women, like abrasive, difficult, demanding, are not being used around successful men, who instead would be called driven, ambitious in a positive way," said the founder of online-only newspaper The Huffington Post.

How Qatar became Europe’s top power-broker

cnbc.com — When in distress, American banks call Warren Buffett. In Europe, banks have turned instead to the Middle Eastern principality of Qatar. This one-time impoverished British protectorate famous only for pearl-fishing may only be the size of Yorkshire - but Qatar's swoop on Deutsche Bank confirms its role as Europe's number one power-broker, having struck similar deals with Barclays, Credit Suisse, Dexia, KBL and Greece's Alpha Bank.
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Oct 23, 2014

"We will put Tesco back to a place where it is a force for good for customers here and around the world" - closing comments from CEO Lewis

Oct 23, 2014

RT @GrahamtRuddick: Dave Lewis says he hopes to beat HSBC prediction that Tesco turnaround will cost £3bn and take five years

Oct 23, 2014

Tesco is going back to school:CEO Dave Lewis says he'll focus on 'brand archeology'. As if 50pc share fall isn't enuf Tesco's now a dinosaur

Oct 23, 2014

Tesco CEO says he wont be 'standing up to declare a strategy' anytime soon,he wants 2''feel changes' 1st. App it'll be dynamic +progressive

Oct 23, 2014

RT @GrahamtRuddick: Pay-outs to Philip Clarke and Laurie McIlwee, former CEO and CFO, are being withheld due to investigation

Oct 23, 2014

New Tesco boss Dave Lewis says company has found no evidence of fraud or that people made any personal gain. FCA investigation continues

Oct 23, 2014

Tesco results grim: Accounting blackhole is made fr £118m - 1st half of this year +£75m related to last year, +some £70m to prior years.

Oct 23, 2014

Tesco Chairman say he will step down, accounting probe finds a larger than expected £263m blackhole, and profits down to £783m fr £1.47bn

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