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  • New Tesco boss starts long journey with small steps

    LONDON (Reuters) - Retail is detail, the industry adage goes, and new Tesco boss Dave Lewis will be hoping investors and shoppers agree after he unveiled a flurry of small tweaks to Britain's ailing No.1 grocer, but not the big rescue plan many think it...
  • Tesco accounting black hole deepens, chairman to step down

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's largest retailer Tesco reported a bigger than expected hole in its finances on Thursday after finding that accounting transgressions went back further than initially thought, prompting its chairman to quit. Shares in Tesco...
  • UK's Cameron to object to EU budget plans at leaders' summit: source

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron plans to use a meeting of European leaders this week to lobby against European Union requests for member states to stump up more money, a British government source said. Cameron is under pressure to take...
  • UK consumer confidence tumbles in October on job insecurity: survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - Consumer confidence in Britain took its biggest tumble in four years this month as workers in low-paid sectors worry about losing their jobs in an economic slowdown, a survey published on Thursday showed. The Consumer Confidence Index,...
  • Talent shortage drives pay up in UK financial services, tech sectors

    LONDON (Reuters) - A talent shortage in Britain's financial services and technology sectors has pushed salaries in the industry up by 2.6 percent in the last year, ahead of inflation and outpacing sluggish UK wage growth, research showed on Thursday....
  • Most Bank of England policymakers firmly against rate hike: minutes

    LONDON (Reuters) - Most Bank of England policymakers were firmly against raising interest rates when they met earlier this month, seeing little evidence of inflation pressure, with only two continuing to vote to tighten monetary policy. Minutes of the...
  • EU okays new executive as Juncker vows to seize 'Europe's last chance'

    STRASBOURG France (Reuters) - The European Union will have a new executive in place next month led by Jean-Claude Juncker following its approval in a vote by the European Parliament on Wednesday. Addressing the chamber before his European Commission was...
  • Factbox: Who's who on the new EU executive

    (Reuters) - The European Parliament votes on Wednesday in Strasbourg on whether to confirm in office the new European Commission, the EU executive to be led by Jean-Claude Juncker. Each of the 28 member states nominates a commissioner. All have passed...
  • BAFTA Appoints Emma Baehr as Director of Awards

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has appointed Emma Baehr as its director of awards, a new role that oversees all five of BAFTA's London-based ceremonies, including November's British Academy Children's...
  • U.S. trial for Libyan al Qaeda suspect, bin Laden associate delayed

    U.S. trial for Libyan al Qaeda suspect, bin Laden associate delayed
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. terrorism trial of suspected al Qaeda figure Abu Anas Al-Liby and accused Osama Bin Laden associate Khalid al-Fawwaz has been postponed for more than two months until Jan. 12, 2015. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New...
  • Chancellor pledges UK government support for NFL London team

    British chancellor George Osborne has held talks with NFL officials and pledged government support for a London-based American Football team, the Evening Standard newspaper reported on Wednesday. The NFL has staged a series of games at Wembley since...