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  • BoE won't tell markets what to expect on rates: Weale

    HULL England (Reuters) - The Bank of England will not seek to react to financial markets' changing expectations about when the central bank will start to raise interest rates, a BoE policymaker said on Wednesday. Investors have pushed back their bets...
  • Bank of England's Weale: Jobless fall still best guide to wage pressure

    HULL England (Reuters) - The Bank of England should pay heed to the swift pace at which Britain's unemployment rate is falling as it considers when to start raising interest rates, says a top policymaker at the central bank who has already voted for...
  • Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]

    Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]
    As revolutions go, Scotland's recent independence referendum was pretty mild stuff. Eligible voters — legal residents of Scotland — were given a simple, straightforward choice: Should Scotland be an independent country, yes or no? I am a...
  • Factbox: Who's who on the new EU executive

    (Reuters) - The European Parliament is due to vote on Oct. 22 on whether to confirm in office the incoming European Commission, the EU executive to be led by Jean-Claude Juncker. EU government leaders must first approve Juncker's proposal to take a new...
  • Europe urged to end plight of 600,000 ghost people

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries must end the plight of an estimated 600,000 stateless people by giving them similar protection to refugees, campaigners said on Tuesday as they launched a day of action to highlight the...
  • UK anti-terrorism police arrest six in Syria-linked operation

    UK anti-terrorism police arrest six in Syria-linked operation
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested three men and three women on Tuesday in a counter-terrorism operation linked to the civil war in Syria. Counter terrorism officers detained the suspects in London, Portsmouth, on England's south coast, and in...
  • UK inflation slides in Sept, market sees delayed rate hike

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation slowed sharply in September to its lowest level in five years, further reducing pressure on the Bank of England to start raising interest rates even as the economy grows strongly. Consumer prices rose by a weaker-...
  • UK 'zombie' bank sells 2.7 billion pounds of loans to JP Morgan group

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government sold 2.7 billion pounds ($4.3 billion) of mortgages made by Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley on Tuesday to speed up the run-down of loans made by the nationalized banks. State-owned UK Asset Resolution (UKAR),...
  • Britain begins Ebola screening at London's Heathrow airport

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain began screening passengers arriving at London's busiest airport from West Africa for signs of the deadly Ebola virus on Tuesday. Health Minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday Britain could expect to see "a handful" of Ebola...
  • UK banks in mis-selling scandal pay out less than half of refund pot

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest banks have paid out less than 40 percent of the 4 billion pounds ($6.4 billion) set aside to cover the mis-selling of complex interest rate hedging products, according to data from the financial regulator. The mis-...
  • Social media: More hindrance than help in banks' cyber crime fight

    Social media: More hindrance than help in banks' cyber crime fight
    LONDON (Reuters) - Banks are fighting an uphill battle to protect themselves and their client accounts from cyber attacks, and the sometimes careless use of social media by customers and staff isn't making the fight any easier. British police and banks...