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UN expert berates Britain's 'sexist culture'

2014-04-16 19:11

A United Nations investigator warned that Britain had a "boys' club sexist culture" that was more pervasive than in other countries.

Britain warns Scots on energy job risks

2014-04-09 09:55

Britain has warned Scotland that voting for independence would put jobs and investment in the Scottish energy industry at risk.

UK to set drug-driving limits

2014-03-28 14:29

The British government’s ambition to create drug-driving limits moved a step closer following the results of two public consultations. Should such limits be applied in SA?

Time for action on older drivers?

2014-03-27 15:20

Worrying about an elderly relative driving? 42% of Britons polled are concerned about their older relatives getting behind the wheel.

UK to probe signs of energy price fixing

2014-03-27 11:15

British regulators referred the country's energy supply sector for a full anti-trust investigation that could see some of the big suppliers broken up.

UK to exit Lloyds after $7bn share sale

2014-03-27 09:29

UK government has sold £4.2bn worth of shares in Lloyds Banking Group to cut its stake in the country's largest retail bank to under 25%.

UK sells Lloyds stake for £4.2bn

2014-03-26 11:04

Investors have shown their dismay with Britain's sale of an extra stake in bailed-out Lloyds Banking Group.

Standard Life in talks to buy fund manager

2014-03-24 18:51

British financial services provider Standard Life says it is in "advanced" talks to purchase fund manager Ignis from owner Phoenix Group.

Britain sets out Europe's energy options

2014-03-20 11:28

Europe has a range of options to shore up its energy security and cut dependence on Russian supplies, including asking the United States to export more gas.

Key measures from Britain's budget

2014-03-19 18:12

British finance minister George Osborne presented his annual budget statement to parliament.

UK economy to be fastest growing of G7

2014-03-12 16:31

Britain's economy will grow faster than any other G7 nation, but the Bank of England will not raise interest rates until next year, a Reuters poll shows.

Insurer Aviva returns to profit in 2013

2014-03-06 11:22

British insurer Aviva says it had swung back into profit during 2013 as it underwent major restructuring.

Opportunities for SA entrepreneurs

2014-02-21 15:31

Fourteen entrepreneurs have completed a successful trip to the UK and other interested entrepreneurs can apply to take part in the next one.

Britain hints at break-up of British Gas

2014-02-10 20:15

Britain has urged regulators to launch a full-scale probe into profit margins in the gas market, hinting that Centrica unit British Gas could be broken up.

Britain cuts big companies' tax bill

2014-01-30 14:25

Britain cut the tax bills of many of its biggest firms by 26% last year as government efforts to cut the nation's debt stir controversy.

UK minister scorns limo, wants bike

2014-01-16 14:50

Take note premiere Thandi Modise - a British minister is rebelling against an order to use a car and driver by demanding that he be provided with a ‘ministerial bike’ instead.

 

Barclays to appoint new pay committee head

2014-04-15 09:56

Barclays, under fire from shareholders for raising bonuses despite a fall in profit, will appoint Crawford Gillies to its board, sources say.

Do common fertility treatments work?

2014-03-30 15:00

A new study suggests doctors should rethink traditional treatments.

Europe to loosen repackaging debt rules

2014-03-27 16:45

The European Union will loosen rules on selling securitised debt, the bloc's regulatory chief says.

UK regulator warns more Libor traders

2014-03-27 13:52

Britain's financial regulator has issued a warning notice to another two traders for "significant failings" over a period of around two years.

Time for action on older drivers?

2014-03-27 10:21

Worrying about an elderly relative driving? 42% of Britons polled are concerned about their older relatives getting behind the wheel - though were unlikely to do anything about it.

UK to sign yuan clearing deal with China

2014-03-26 15:43

Britain and China will sign an agreement to set up the first clearing service for renminbi trading outside Asia, putting London in a prime position.

Britain to sell more of Lloyds bank

2014-03-25 19:23

The British government revealed that it will seek to sell an extra stake in bailed-out Lloyds Banking Group, after offloading a chunk late last year.

Marks & Spencer loses UK clothing share

2014-03-21 18:38

Marks & Spencer, Britain's biggest clothing retailer, lost market share over the last three months, industry data show.

Britain considers changes to bank levy

2014-03-19 18:19

Britain is considering changes to its bank levy after failing to raise as much as expected from the tax.

Online retailer makes strong market debut

2014-03-14 11:44

Shares in British online fashion retailer boohoo.com jumped in debut trade, giving the firm a value of around $1.45bn.

G4S to repay UK government for scandal

2014-03-12 14:13

The world's biggest security firm G4S has agreed to repay £108.9m plus tax to the British government after overcharging it on a contract to tag offenders.

Premier Foods unveils refinancing plan

2014-03-04 12:53

Britain's Premier Foods has announced a refinancing plan as part of an ongoing restructuring aimed at reducing its debts and reviving the business.

Lloyds Bank ready for share sale

2014-02-13 14:02

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group says it is ready to return to private ownership after reporting a pretax profit for the first time in three years.

London commuters' Tube rail strike chaos

2014-02-06 14:35

Millions of Londoners faced travel chaos again as a strike by London Underground workers, angry at ticket office closures and job cuts, entered its second day.

UK minister scorns limo, wants bike

2014-01-17 12:01

Take note premiere Thandi Modise - a British minister is rebelling against an order to use a car and driver by demanding that he be provided with a ‘ministerial bike’ instead.

 
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