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  • Factbox: How UK and an independent Scotland might split up a nation

    LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland's referendum on independence on Thursday could break up the United Kingdom, more than three centuries after the union of England and its northern neighbor. Polls currently put Scottish unionists a nose ahead but the vote is...
  • Bank of England sees Bitcoin fraud risk, deflation danger

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin and similar digital currencies may be at increasing risk of fraud and could damage Britain's economy if they find widespread use, the Bank of England said on Thursday. The BoE said the finite supply of Bitcoins - which are...
  • Britain says European leaders ready to push ahead with Russia sanctions

    LONDON (Reuters) - European leaders spoke early on Thursday and agreed to push ahead with a package of sanctions against Russia by the end of the week, due to its aggression towards Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said. "This...
  • Quebec parallel shows final weeks critical in tight Scottish polls

    LONDON (Reuters) - Support for and against Scottish independence is running neck-and-neck a week before referendum day, leaving it to a sizeable number of undecided voters to tip the balance. A series of opinion polls over the past week, with one notable...
  • Scottish 'Yes' vote poses significant risk to UK growth forecasts

    LONDON (Reuters) - If Scotland votes for independence next week, existing consensus forecasts predicting Britain will enjoy some of the best economic growth in the developed world could well be scuppered, a Reuters poll found. The latest opinion polls...
  • EU's Juncker offers Britain banking olive branch

    LONDON (Reuters) - New European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker unexpectedly handed Britain supervision of EU financial services on Wednesday, offering an olive branch to a country that is weighing its future in the bloc. Juncker, whose...
  • Bank of England's Kohn urges banks to focus on risks from end to QE

    LONDON (Reuters) - British banks need to prepare for the risk of financial market turmoil when central banks end unconventional monetary policy such as asset purchases, the Bank of England said on Thursday. Don Kohn, a former vice-chairman of the U.S....
  • Factbox: UK companies keep watch as Scottish vote looms

    (Reuters) - Scotland is set to vote on Sept. 18 on whether to sever its 307-year-old ties with England and break up the United Kingdom, with latest opinion polls showing that supporters of the union have a narrow lead over separatists. More than 130...
  • Netflix takes on language challenge in next phase of European expansion

    Netflix takes on language challenge in next phase of European expansion
    When Netflix launches its video streaming service in France and Germany next week, it will have to contend with the locals' preference for watching content in their own languages as well as the presence of formidable pay-TV competitors. The California-...
  • Special Report: Scots warm to the power of Yes

    GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - In late August, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling shared the stage as part of the push to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. The two Scotsmen, Britain's prime minister and finance minister between 2007 and 2010, often...
  • Islamic State Just One Variety Of The Disease

    Both the article, "New Test For U.S., Britain: Old Allies Come Together In Fight Against Islamic State," and the editorial, "Barbarians Will Fail" [Sept. 5] fail to recognize the Islamic State is just one aspect of the virulently infectious disease of...