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  • UK banks may have to hold more capital than under global rule

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England (BoE) proposed on Friday that Britain's biggest banks should set aside from 2019 more capital than planned under global rules being drawn up to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis. Launching a public...
  • George Clooney rejects apology for UK story on upcoming marriage

    NEW YORK, July 11 (Reuters) - George Clooney refused to accept an apology from Britain's Daily Mail after it published what he said was a false story "insinuating religious tensions" by saying his future mother-in-law opposed his marriage to human...
  • Britain 'seriously concerned' over Hong Kong press freedom

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A British government report on Hong Kong expresses "serious concerns" about press freedom and self-censorship in its former colony and about reports that leading British banks had pulled advertising from a local pro-democracy...
  • UK banks paying $2 billion for swaps mis-selling: regulator

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's banks are in the process of paying out 1.2 billion pounds ($2 billion) to compensate small businesses who were mis-sold complex interest rate hedging products, data from the UK financial regulator showed on Friday. Almost 30,...
  • British banks paying $2 billion for swaps mis-selling: regulator

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's banks are in the process of paying out 1.2 billion pounds ($2 billion) to compensate small businesses that were mis-sold complex interest rate hedging products, data from the UK financial watchdog showed on Friday. The figure...
  • UK construction shrinks in May, dampens some second quarter growth hopes

    LONDON (Reuters) - British construction output suffered a steep fall in May, raising the prospect that overall economic growth may fall short of expectations in the second quarter. The surprise contraction adds to some signs that the pace of Britain's...
  • CBS Films Buys Cannes Labor Union Movie 'Pride'

    CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to the British dramedy "Pride" two months after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It's planning an awards season push with a Sept. 19 launch. Chares Gant called the film an "irresistible crowdpleaser" in his...
  • British public sector workers strike over 'poverty pay'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers including teachers, council workers and firefighters staged a 24-hour pay strike on Thursday in a stoppage that has prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to pledge a crackdown on union...
  • Factbox: Engine fire triggers new turbulence for Lockheed's F-35 jet

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Borne of the last downturn in U.S. military spending in the 1990s, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was intended as a quick and affordable way for the United States and its allies to replace thousands of aging F-...
  • Parts of UK will not meet EU pollution limits until after 2030

    LONDON (Reuters) - London and two other densely populated areas in Britain will not meet European Union pollution limits until after 2030, 20 years after the original deadline, the bloc's top court heard on Thursday. Under the EU's Air Quality Directive,...
  • Bank of England keeps rates low, policymakers' views seen splitting soon

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England held interest rates at record lows on Thursday but the pace of Britain's recovery looks likely to divide its policymakers soon over when to start weaning the economy off its support. The Bank's Monetary Policy...