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If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution

 

Debt revenue doesn't equal tax revenue

 

I will pay for my own stupidity but not for the stupidity of others.

 

Remember, profits are privatised, losses are socialised.

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http://news.sky.com/story/1250824/banks-to-be-tested-on-35-percent-house-price-slump

 

Britain's biggest banks and building societies could be forced to raise billions of pounds of fresh capital unless they can demonstrate their ability to withstand a house price slump of roughly 35%.

Sky News has learnt that stress tests to be carried out by an arm of the Bank of England later this year will also assess their readiness to cope with a sudden spike in interest rates to more than 5%.

A series of commercial real estate losses will also be applied to the banks' balance sheets as part of the tests, insiders said.

 

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The national debt is £1.4trn, you want to roll that over at 5%? Never going to happen. The debt interest would be £150bn/yr by 2017. The most we can hope for is an 0.25% uptick this side of the GE and then back to 0.5% and QE3.

 

Hilarious a spike in interest rates at 5%. 15% was a spike, 5% is back to normality. Just shows how the language has changed the new economic normality is clearly uber low rates.

 

So the BoE will take one look at what happens if rates hit 5% and will conclude it has to keep emergency interest rate measures in place for a slightly longer period than anticipated.

 

 

Interest rates won't be increasing as the govt can't afford the debt servicing costs for the national debt. Rather than testing the banks they should be testing the Govt!


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28 April 2014 Last updated at 19:16

 

 

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The market reacts favourably to confirmation by the US drugs giant Pfizer that it has been in talks with AstraZeneca over a possible takeover bid.

 

 

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The chief executive of Rosneft, Russia's state-controlled energy firm, says having sanctions imposed on him by the US will not hurt the company's business.

 

 

 

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French President Francois Hollande meets General Electric (GE) boss Jeff Immelt over GE's potential takeover bid for French train maker Alstom.

 

 

 

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Bank of America Suspends Buyback and Dividend Increase

 

By MICHAEL CORKERY and PETER EAVIS 1:45 PM ET

 

Bank of America said on Monday that it was suspending its share buyback program and a planned increase in its dividend after it discovered an error in calculating its capital levels.

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Pfizer Says It Will Pursue AstraZeneca

 

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

 

Pfizer said on Monday that it was willing to pay about $99 billion for AstraZeneca, making it one of the largest-ever acquisition efforts in the pharmaceutical industry.

 

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U.S. Announces More Sanctions Against Russia

 

By PETER BAKER and MARK LANDLER 9:26 AM ET

 

The Obama administration ordered travel bans and asset freezes for seven Russian officials, including two said to be in Mr. Putin’s inner circle, and froze assets for 17 companies.

 

 

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Charter Reaches Deal With Comcast for Subscribers

 

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The three-part arrangement with Comcast would allow Charter Communications to become the country’s second-largest cable operator.

 

Sanofi Says Dengue Vaccine Succeeds in Late-Stage Trial

 

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The French drug maker said its product reduced the incidence of dengue fever by 56 percent when tested on more than 10,000 children in Southeast Asia.

 

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Exclusive - Allergan eyes new takeover bid for Shire: sources

 

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UK housing market recovery spreads further outside London - Hometrack


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Debt revenue doesn't equal tax revenue

 

I will pay for my own stupidity but not for the stupidity of others.

 

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US drugs giant Pfizer reignites interest in UK's AstraZeneca

 

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Takeover worth around £60bn would be one of pharmaceutical world's biggest deals

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Hollande not opposed to GE bid for Alstom

 

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French President Francois Hollande is holding meetings with both GE and Siemens to discuss future of French industrial group

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The latest round of UK bank stress tests will check on the ability of lenders to withstand a major fall in house prices

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Invesco Perpetual fined £18.6m for risk failures

 

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Britain's biggest retail fund manager faces record fine for risk failures in funds, including in those managed by Neil Woodford

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West London airport says it has more support from communities than it did last decade when it was pushing for a third runway on a different site.

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Discount shoe chain to join retail floats

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Breaking news

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution

 

Debt revenue doesn't equal tax revenue

 

I will pay for my own stupidity but not for the stupidity of others.

 

Remember, profits are privatised, losses are socialised.

That's the 21-century Free Market.

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Political row looms as Pfizer goes public with £62bn AstraZeneca deal

 

 

 

 

Watchdog fines Invesco £18m for risking its clients’ money

 

 

 

 

Bank of England mocks up crisis scenario for new bank stress test

 

 

 

 

Goldman Sachs' posts profits fall after European woes

 

 

 

 

Botox maker Allergan eyes Shire bid

 

 

 

 

Grosvenor Estates sells off prime London property over market fears

 

 

 

 

UK economy grows 0.8 per cent in first quarter

 

 

 

 

Older men still dominate boardrooms despite diversity targets

 

 

 

 

BP raises dividend again in wake of Gulf of Mexico disaster

 

 

 

 

Serco investors face cash call after new warning

 

 

 

A divorce could be very costly if Alex Salmond runs off with Scotland

 

How will we carve up assets like the Bank of England, the BBC, the DVLA and the premium bond HQ?

 

 

James Moore: Let’s think about OUR national interest as Pfizer guns for Astra

 

 

 

 

Mark Leftly: Exposing the high price of nuclear decontamination bids

 

 

 

 

Mark Leftly: HS2 would create thousands of engineering and building jobs to help the UK economy

 

 

 

 

James Moore: Dave's corporate tantrum as Sports Direct shareholders say 'no'

 

 

 

 

James Moore: Will the Americans say 'yeah' to Primark?

 

 

 

 

James Moore: Insurers must share the blame for fraud

 

 

 

 

Pitching an idea to the Dragons' Den investors should be only the beginning for entrepreneurs and their projects

 

 

 

 

Frenetic activity won't fix the pharmaceutical industry's problems

 

 

 

 

Bean counters must be held to account too


If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution

 

Debt revenue doesn't equal tax revenue

 

I will pay for my own stupidity but not for the stupidity of others.

 

Remember, profits are privatised, losses are socialised.

That's the 21-century Free Market.

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Siemens says to make Alstom offer if it can see its books

 

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Loeb to argue against Sotheby's poison pill on Tuesday

 

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Chinese premier calls for investment in key region to support economy

 

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Alibaba's founders set up charitable trust seen valued at $3 billion

 

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Samsung Electronics tips pickup as first quarter profit matches guidance

 

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Soccer-World-England head to Brazil relying on youngsters and luck

 

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EnergySolutions sues NDA after losing $12 billion deal

 

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SFO charges U.S.-based ex-Barclays staff in Libor probe

 

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U.S. SEC official slams agency over deal struck with RBS

 

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Reckitt Benckiser confirms talks to buy Merck unit

 

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Univision says Comcast buy of TWC could be 'bad for Hispanic audiences'

 

Spain 1:52am BST

 

Pfizer chases AstraZeneca for potential $100 billion deal

 

David Cameron 1:52am BST

 

Stocks slip on slide in U.S. growth shares, oil prices fall

 

FXpert 1:52am BST

 

Exclusive - Allergan eyes new takeover bid for Shire: sources

 

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Samsung Electronics first-quarter operating profit dips 3 percent, in line with guidance

 

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U.S. SEC official slams agency over deal struck with RBS

 

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Pfizer move to join tax-driven deal-making raises red flags in U.S

 

G20 12:29am BST

 

Britain's economic recovery seen speeding up in first quarter

 

UK, David Cameron 12:21am BST

 

SFO charges U.S.-based ex-Barclays staff in Libor probe

 

UK, 12:16am BST

 

Stocks slip on slide in U.S. growth shares, oil prices fall

 

FXpert, 12:15am BST

 

Pfizer chases AstraZeneca for potential $100 billion deal

 

David Cameron 12:13am BST

 

Allergan eyes new takeover bid for Shire -sources

 

12:11am BST

 

Blocked bonus plan puts RBS at 'disadvantage' - Standard Life executive


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29 April 2014 Last updated at 19:03

 

 

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UK economy grows 0.8% in first quarter of 2014, the fifth consecutive quarter of growth, according to the ONS.

 

 

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The UK Business Secretary, Vince Cable, stands by the initial pricing of Royal Mail shares, as he gives evidence to a parliamentary committee.

 

 

 

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Twenty million bank account holders will have no immediate access to the new Paym mobile payment technology, which officially launches on Tuesday.

 

 

 

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Pfizer boss in charm offensive as MPs move to protect AstraZeneca

 

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Ian Read holds string of meetings with senior Government figures as Business Select Committee raises concerns about UK's "national interests"

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Board of troubled mutual asks Stuart Ramsay to go with immediate effect following Kroll report

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Barclays' US chief McGee quits

 

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Chief executive of Barclays Americas and a former senior Lehman Brothers manager, Hugh 'Skip' McGee, steps down ahead of a radical overhaul of US operations

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BP plays down Rosneft sanctions threat

 

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UK oil giant's boss Bob Dudley says relationship with state-backed Russian company continues to grow as he unveils fall in first-quarter profits

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Siemens reveals it will bid for France's Alstom

 

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Siemens confirms it will attempt to buy France's Alstom, which is the subject of a $13bn bid from General Electric

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Banks must cope with 80s-style recession

 

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PRA says UK lenders' balance sheets must be able to handle 30pc depreciation in pound, unemployment of 12pc, a 35pc fall in house prices and a 30pc fall in stock market

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Economy expands 0.8pc in first quarter

 

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Expansion of 0.8pc in the first three months of the year marks fifth consecutive quarter of growth for UK economy

 

 

Warren Buffett bet Energy Future collapses

 

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US power giant was due to repay $100m of debts this week, but filed for Chapter 11

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Grosvenor calls top of capital property market?

 

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The Duke of Westminster's property group has sold off £240m of its property portfolio in the Capital in the face of a cooling London market

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Dianne Thompson retires as Camelot chief

 

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Camelot, which runs the National Lottery, to split into two divisions when chief executive Dianne Thompson steps down

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Thomas Piketty's bestselling post-crisis manifesto is horrendously flawed

 

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A much better solution is to encourage an ownership society so all can enjoy returns from capital

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Alibaba goes shopping for patents ahead of IPO

 

 

 

 

Business news and markets: as it happened - April 29, 2014

 

 

 

 

Will the UK economy keep up the pace?


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After Data Breach, Target Replaces Its Head of Technology

 

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS 2:08 PM ET

 

 

The company also announced an accelerated timetable — by early next year — for shifting all of its Redcard debit and credit cards to chip-and-PIN technology, which is widely used in Europe and is considered more secure than cards that rely on magnetic strips.

 

 

 

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Memorializing a Frank Lloyd Wright Legacy

 

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A museum replicating a lab in the Research Tower at S.C. Johnson’s headquarters in Racine, Wis., is opening as part of an eight-year, $30 million restoration project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Big Texas Utility Files for Bankruptcy

 

By JULIE CRESWELL and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED 1:50 PM ET

 

Energy Future, which lost billions of dollars as natural gas prices fell, will become one of the largest Chapter 11 filings in corporate history.

 

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Big Chinese Pork Producer Cancels Its I.P.O.

 

By NEIL GOUGH 12:40 PM ET

 

The WH Group decided to cancel its $1.9 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong after it failed to generate enough enthusiasm from investors, even after reducing the size of the I.P.O.

 

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Pfizer Proposes a Marriage With AstraZeneca, Easing Taxes in a Move to Britain

 

By DAVID GELLES and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

 

The company on Monday proposed a $99 billion acquisition of its British rival AstraZeneca, a move that would allow Pfizer to tap into a mountain of cash trapped overseas.

 

 

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Bank of America Finds a Mistake: $4 Billion Less Capital

 

By PETER EAVIS and MICHAEL CORKERY

 

After Bank of America reported its error, the the Federal Reserve required the bank to suspend a share buyback and a planned increase in its quarterly dividend.

 

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At Meeting, Fed Likely to Again Cut Bond Buying

 

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

 

The Fed’s policy wing is expected to cut another $10 billion from its monthly bond purchases, to $45 billion, ending the purchases this fall.

 

 

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Europe’s Antitrust Chief Censures Google’s Motorola Mobility Over Key Patents

 

By JAMES KANTER and STEVE LOHR 52 minutes ago

 

The ruling is the strongest statement yet by an antitrust authority against the use of vital patents for mobile digital devices to stymie rivals.

 

 

 


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Saga customers sign up ahead of £2.2 billion float

 

 

 

Ladbrokes poised to cut jobs after tax hike

 

 

 

 

Co-op Bank's near-collapse blamed on Britannia merger

 

 

 

 

Top US banker quits Barclays as turmoil rages over bosses' pay

 

 

 

 

GDP grows by 0.8% in the three months: Rising consumer confidence fires up economy growth

 

 

 

 

'Super-prime' property sell-off by Grosvenor

 

 

 

 

MPs to grill Pfizer chiefs over bid for AstraZeneca

 

 

 

 

Twitter shares plunge despite rise in revenue and users

 

 

 

 

Royal Mail float scandal: how hedge funds cleaned up

 

 

 

 

Bank of England mocks up crisis scenario for new bank stress test

 

 

 

James Moore: Barclays Americas new chief will have to be worth his weight in gold

 

 

 

James Moore: BP could be scapegoat for US in Ukraine wrangle

 

 

 

 

James Moore: We can't take our eye off the ball in reforming the banks

 

 

 

 

Chris Blackhurst: Of course the flash boys of Wall Street have behaved awfully, but they've not acted alone over high-frequency trading

 

 

 

 

A divorce could be very costly if Alex Salmond runs off with Scotland

 

 

 

 

James Moore: Let’s think about OUR national interest as Pfizer guns for Astra

 

 

 

 

Mark Leftly: Exposing the high price of nuclear decontamination bids

 

 

 

 

Mark Leftly: HS2 would create thousands of engineering and building jobs to help the UK economy

 

 

 

 

James Moore: Dave's corporate tantrum as Sports Direct shareholders say 'no'

 

 

 

 

James Moore: Will the Americans say 'yeah' to Primark?


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30 April 2014 Last updated at 20:04

 

 

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The US Federal Reserve announces a further slowdown of its stimulus efforts, trimming its monthly bond-purchases by $10bn.

 

 

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Facebook announces its own mobile ad network to place adverts inside third-party apps, putting it into competition with Google and Apple.

 

 

 

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US economic growth slows to 0.1% in the first quarter of the year, thanks to the impact of unusually bad winter weather.

 

 

 

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Bank of Cyprus to release more deposits frozen under bailout

 

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GE eases ahead in race for Alstom power assets

 

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GE says talks with France on Alstom productive, to boost jobs

 

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GE CEO says there will be opportunities to modify Alstom bid

 

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CEO Barra leans on small circle of GM veterans

 

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Exelon to become top US power distributor with Pepco buy

 

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China, India named on U.S. piracy, patents blacklist

 

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J. Safra Sarasin buys Morgan Stanley's Swiss private bank

 

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Lloyds reaches deal to sell $500 million in shipping loans - sources

 

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GSK hit by poor lung drug sales, CEO dislikes mega-mergers

 

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U.S. government lost $11.2 billion on GM bailout

 

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Shell boosts dividend after beating first quarter estimates

 

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Almost half of big UK employers use insecure contracts - ONS

 

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Reckitt Benckiser says no longer in talks with Merck

 

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Bank of England 'should be nervous' about house prices - Dale

 

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BoE's Haldane unsure if his views match MPC consensus

 

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BoE's Haldane unsure if his views match MPC consensus

 

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FTSE touches seven-week high as energy shares rally

 

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BoE's Haldane says asset prices central to economy risks

 

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U.S. economy stalls in first quarter, but fundamentals still sound

 

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Bank of England launches external review of MPC record-keeping

 

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England winger Townsend to miss World Cup

 

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EU watchdog starts test of insurers' resilience to shocks

 

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MPs plan to probe Pfizer pursuit of AstraZeneca

 

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Nomura profit falls as 'Abenomics' euphoria fades

 

Japan 4:34pm BST

 

GSK says staying on sidelines in Astra, Pfizer fight

 

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Thomson Reuters profit beats on cost-cutting

 

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Bad debt drop signals Spanish banks' slow march back to normality

 

Spain 4:10pm BST

 

Ireland opens banking inquiry after bankers escape jail

 

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BNP warns U.S. fine may 'far exceed' $1.1 billion provision

 

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Greece eyes extension of rescue loans, more bond issues

 

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Britain names 'priority investors' in Royal Mail privatisation

 

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Daimler profits double as Mercedes recovery continues

 

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Euro zone debt chiefs, taking no chances, exploit super low borrowing costs

 

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Embraer first-quarter profit triples on defense, business jets

 

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Economy to pay price for Russia's Ukraine involvement - Reuters poll

 

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U.S. funds raise equity stakes, euro zone at three-year high - Reuters poll

 

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British investors ratchet back up equity bets in April

 

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Insurance to holidays group Saga plans 2.2 billion pound flotation

 

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Co-op Group board member leaves after leaks investigation - source

 

UK, 1:52pm BST

 

Co-operative Bank downfall blamed on Britannia takeover

 

UK, 1:52pm BST

 

Leading investors lift equity holdings; cut bonds, emerging stocks

 

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Ryanair buys five more Boeing 737-800 planes

 

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Etihad still open to Alitalia talks, but won't budge on demands

 

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Russian firms turn to Asia for finance as Western funds demur

 

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Exclusive - Sanofi explores $7 billion-plus sale of drug portfolio: sources

 

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Euro zone inflation edges up, swift ECB action seen less likely

 

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Ladbrokes to maintain dividend after fall in profit

 

UK 12:05pm BST

 

Electronics chain Media-Saturn squares up to e-commerce challenge

 

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German unemployment falls far more than forecast in April

 

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British American Tobacco volume improves as forex weighs

 

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Standard Life cheers changing UK retirement landscape

 

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BOJ projects inflation exceeding 2 percent, keeps bullish view intact

 

Japan 10:12am BST

 

Barclays to announce 'bad bank' next week - source

 

10:11am BST

 

Spain's economy grows at fastest pace in six years

 

Spain 9:46am BST

 

Consumer confidence hits highest since June 2007 - GfK

 

UK, 9:46am BST

 

Santander UK expects new chairman this year as Burns steps down

 

Spain 9:38am BST

 

Alstom accepts 10 billion euro GE bid for its energy unit

 

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Rolls-Royce says in talks to sell parts of energy unit to Siemens

 

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Qatari fund buys Heritage Oil for $1.6 billion

 

Middle East 9:23am BST

 

German unemployment falls far more than forecast in April

 

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Next ups profit guidance after strong quarter

 

8:55am BST

 

Argos owner sees profits rise as turnaround push shows promise

 

8:51am BST

 

China confident after bank stress tests, even as growth slows

 

8:26am BST

 

Alstom says Bouygues to remain shareholder after GE deal

 

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France caught between nuclear cliff and investment wall

 

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Asian shares struggle, yen firms as BOJ stays upbeat

 

FXpert, Japan 8:08am BST

 

Tullow Oil sells stakes in two UK fields, seeks more NSea sales

 

Africa 7:55am BST

 

ECB's Noyer says in favour of injecting further liquidity

 

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Greggs first-quarter sales rise, sees good first-half outcome

 

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CSR first-quarter revenue falls 24 percent

 

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Total first-quarter net down 10 percent on refining, lower output

 

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Standard life assets rise in first quarter

 

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Ultra Electronics sees higher-than-usual defence orders in second half

 

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Domino's hands David Wild permanent CEO role

 

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Alstom says to review GE offer for energy business

 

6:19am BST

 

China banking system passes stress tests - PBOC

 

6:06am BST

 

U.S. consumer confidence rebounds to pre-crisis levels in first quarter - Nielsen

 

3:18am BST

 

China government think tank cuts GDP forecast - report

 

3:14am BST

 

UK economy grows at fastest pace in over six years

 

UK, David Cameron 1:44am BST

 

Exclusive - Sanofi explores $7 billion-plus drug divestiture: sources

 

1:44am BST

 

Barclays to announce 'bad bank' next week - source

 

UK, 1:13am BST

 

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1:07am BST

 

EBay beefs up U.S. war chest in pursuit of growth

 

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Alstom accepts 10 billion euro GE bid for its energy unit

 

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Exclusive - Sanofi explores $7 billion-plus drug divestiture: sources

 

12:22am BST

 

Global stocks rise on earnings, Euro falls on inflation data

 

FXpert, 12:19am BST

 

Consumer confidence hits highest since June 2007 - GfK


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Fed to Continue Cutting Bond Purchases

 

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM 2:06 PM ET

 

 

The Fed offered no new insight into the next set of decisions it must make: when to start raising short-term interest rates, which it has held near zero since December 2008.

 

 

 

 

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Steve Hebert for The New York Times

 

 

Finding Risks in Signing Away the Right to Sue

 

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD

 

A group of former Allstate agents are looking for their day in court after waiving their right to bring a lawsuit. Above, Nathan Littlejohn, with his wife, Sylvia, wants to pursue an age-discrimination claim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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U.S. Economy Barely Grew in First Quarter

 

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ 10:28 AM ET

 

The rate of growth, 0.1 percent, was well below economists’ expectations of a 1.2 percent rate, as the harsh winter curbed corporate spending and housing sector activity.

 

 

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Facebook to Let Users Limit Data Revealed by Log-Ins

 

By VINDU GOEL 1:40 PM ET

 

The company’s move is part of its goal to become a platform on which other apps run, with Facebook accounts used as universal IDs.

 

 

DealBook

 

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Regulator’s Report Discovers More Issues With Bank Foreclosure Practices

 

By MICHAEL CORKERY 24 minutes ago

 

A new report from a banking regulator offers a snapshot of the morass of problems that mortgage holders who fell behind in payments experienced during the financial crisis.

 

DealBook

 

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Troubled-Mortgage Funds Are on the Rise, but Face Headwinds

 

By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN 2:29 PM ET

 

Distressed-mortgage funds are suddenly hot, but it is unclear whether the strategy of investing in delinquent home loans will live up to the marketing hype.

 

01WAGE-span-thumbStandard.jpg

Republican-Led Filibuster Blocks Minimum Wage Bill in Senate

 

By JEREMY W. PETERS 12:36 PM ET

 

A proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, an issue that Democrats hope to leverage against Republicans in the midterm elections, failed in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

DealBook

 

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Two Giant Banks, Seen as Immune, Become Targets

 

By BEN PROTESS and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

 

Prosecutors are investigating Credit Suisse for offering tax shelters and BNP Paribas for helping blacklisted countries, seeking to criminally punish the banks without putting them out of business and damaging the economy.

 

 

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F.C.C. Chairman Says Broadband Competition Is Lacking

 

By EDWARD WYATT 10:07 AM ET

 

The chairman, Tom Wheeler, is to discuss net neutrality before an industry group, as the agency faces pressure over the Comcast-Time Warner merger.

 

 

 

 


If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution

 

Debt revenue doesn't equal tax revenue

 

I will pay for my own stupidity but not for the stupidity of others.

 

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Fed to Continue Cutting Bond Purchases

 

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM 2:06 PM ET

 

 

The Fed offered no new insight into the next set of decisions it must make: when to start raising short-term interest rates, which it has held near zero since December 2008.

 

 

 

 

JP-ALLSTATE-sfSpan.jpg

Steve Hebert for The New York Times

 

 

Finding Risks in Signing Away the Right to Sue

 

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD

 

A group of former Allstate agents are looking for their day in court after waiving their right to bring a lawsuit. Above, Nathan Littlejohn, with his wife, Sylvia, wants to pursue an age-discrimination claim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

01ECON-thumbStandard.jpg

U.S. Economy Barely Grew in First Quarter

 

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ 10:28 AM ET

 

The rate of growth, 0.1 percent, was well below economists’ expectations of a 1.2 percent rate, as the harsh winter curbed corporate spending and housing sector activity.

 

 

01facebook-web3-thumbStandard.jpg

Facebook to Let Users Limit Data Revealed by Log-Ins

 

By VINDU GOEL 1:40 PM ET

 

The company’s move is part of its goal to become a platform on which other apps run, with Facebook accounts used as universal IDs.

 

 

DealBook

 

dbpix-foreclosure2-thumbStandard.jpg

Regulator’s Report Discovers More Issues With Bank Foreclosure Practices

 

By MICHAEL CORKERY 24 minutes ago

 

A new report from a banking regulator offers a snapshot of the morass of problems that mortgage holders who fell behind in payments experienced during the financial crisis.

 

DealBook

 

dbpix-mullen-thumbStandard.jpg

Troubled-Mortgage Funds Are on the Rise, but Face Headwinds

 

By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN 2:29 PM ET

 

Distressed-mortgage funds are suddenly hot, but it is unclear whether the strategy of investing in delinquent home loans will live up to the marketing hype.

 

01WAGE-span-thumbStandard.jpg

Republican-Led Filibuster Blocks Minimum Wage Bill in Senate

 

By JEREMY W. PETERS 12:36 PM ET

 

A proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, an issue that Democrats hope to leverage against Republicans in the midterm elections, failed in the Senate on Wednesday.

 

 

DealBook

 

dbpix-bank-split1-thumbStandard.jpg

Two Giant Banks, Seen as Immune, Become Targets

 

By BEN PROTESS and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

 

Prosecutors are investigating Credit Suisse for offering tax shelters and BNP Paribas for helping blacklisted countries, seeking to criminally punish the banks without putting them out of business and damaging the economy.

 

 

01fcc-web1-thumbStandard.png

F.C.C. Chairman Says Broadband Competition Is Lacking

 

By EDWARD WYATT 10:07 AM ET

 

The chairman, Tom Wheeler, is to discuss net neutrality before an industry group, as the agency faces pressure over the Comcast-Time Warner merger.

 

 

 

 


If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution

 

Debt revenue doesn't equal tax revenue

 

I will pay for my own stupidity but not for the stupidity of others.

 

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Serco launches £170m fundraising on back of third profit warning

 

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Chief financial officer Andrew Jenner to step down as company warns on fate of dividend on eve of Rupert Soames' arrival

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If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution

 

Debt revenue doesn't equal tax revenue

 

I will pay for my own stupidity but not for the stupidity of others.

 

Remember, profits are privatised, losses are socialised.

That's the 21-century Free Market.

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