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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.

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.
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Oct 30, 2014

BT CFO tells me he's happy to be #2 to sky - the Pepsi of the cable/TV world watch: video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ITVJoel: Barclays says 99% of customers involving in interest rate swaps redress scheme have now had cases settled.

Oct 30, 2014

BT CFO tells me he's happy to be #2 to sky when it comes to sports rights and football - the Pepsi of the TV bundling world!

Oct 30, 2014

Barclays says leverage ratio up to 3.5% - but what will the PRA demand tomorrow? If it's too high too fast Barclays will be 1 of hardest hit

Oct 30, 2014

Barclays delivers Gd set of results but forced 2put aside another £170m on PPI +extra £500m 4redress costs - investment bank profits -38%

Oct 28, 2014

Lloyds CEO Antonio Horta Osario says customers in the UK appreciate and value free banking + Lloyds has no plans to start charging

Oct 28, 2014

RT @jilltreanor: Lloyds insisting it will pass the Bank of England stress tests in December and hope to pay a dividend for the 2014 financial year

Oct 28, 2014

Lloyds says it has to put aside another £900m in extra PPI provisions for Q3- taking its total to £11bn - CFO says he can't rule out more

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