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Hats off to our deficit-cutting bankers

cnbc.com — Peter Dazeley | Photographer's Choice | Getty Images Now, you may think that there's no better way to redistribute wealth than take it from crooked bankers. But it's actually a bit more complex than that. Traditionally, fines were kept by the U.K. regulators that levied them - like in most major financial markets around the world.

Bankers’ pay should be a blueprint for the rest of UK

cnbc.com — Dimitri Vervitsiotis | Photographer's Choice RF | Getty Images True, official statistics show that since the start of the banking crisis seven years ago, financial sector workers have enjoyed a 27 per cent wage increase, compared with 12 per cent for the whole country.

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.
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Jan 13, 2015

RT @MarkitEconomics: Falling petrol, electricity + gas prices provided main downward pressure on UK CPI. Food down -1.9%: biggest fall since June 2002.

Jan 13, 2015

RT @PhilAldrick: Inflation at a near-15 year low of 0.5pc. In fact, never been lower since ONS started compiling CPI in 1989. It was 0.5pc in May 2000, too

Jan 13, 2015

RT @ONS: #CPI rate of #inflation 0.5% in year to December, down from 1.0% in November ow.ly/HeceT

Jan 13, 2015

RT @fletcherr: £ falls on back of lower than expected 0.5% CPI inflation. More reaction on @TimesBusiness live blog

Jan 13, 2015

RT @dannyalexander: Inflation at 0.5%. Fall in oil price = giant tax cut for the UK. But benefit must flow to consumers & we will support …

Dec 16, 2014

RT @CNBCWorld: BREAKING: Bank of England: Three UK banks need to raise more capital: cnb.cx/1yUz9Ur

Dec 03, 2014

RT @harrynwilson: Changes to treatment of banks' deferred tax assets will have capital impact. Shares of RBS, Lloyds, etc nose-diving! pic.twitter.com/YgWgorKTo4

Nov 18, 2014

RT @GrahamtRuddick: Kantar figures are a mess for supermarkets - Tesco down 3.7pc, Morrisons down 3.3pc, Sainsburys down 2.5pc, Asda down 0.2pc

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