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BoE to increase oversight of bankers and their bonuses
LONDON (Reuters) - Top bankers in Britain will become directly accountable for their actions under proposals from regulators on Wednesday, with those behaving recklessly facing a spell in jail.
Bank of England to impose tough new bonus clawback rules  IFA Magazine
Double jeopardy: three-year time bar on regulatory enforcement proceedings ...  The Lawyer
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Murdoch's former son-in-law Crispin Odey rejects BSkyB's Sky Deutschland offer
Crispin Odey, one of the UK's most successful hedge fund managers, has rejected BskyB's offer to buy the shares of Sky Deutschland.
BRIEF-Sky Deutschland shareholder says BSkyB's offer undervalues company  Reuters
Odey refuses to hand over Sky shares in takeover  Citywire.co.uk
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Aldi sales see 'record growth' at expense of Tesco
Discounters Aldi and Lidl are booming at the expense of Tesco and Morrisons, research firm Kantar Worldpanel has said. Aldi saw a 32% sales growth rate for the 12 weeks to 20 July, said Edward Garner, director at Kantar Worldpanel.
Aldi poised to overtake Waitrose in battle of supermarkets  Evening Standard
Tesco Loses More Market Share as Aldi and Lidl's Success Continues to ...  International Business Times UK
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Regulatory probe into bank 'dark pools' spreads to UBS and Deutsche
Two of Europe's largest investment banks have both found themselves caught up in the widening regulatory probe into so-called �dark pool� alternative trading platforms.
UBS Reports Rise in Second-Quarter Profit  Wall Street Journal
Deutsche Bank, UBS See Fee Jump on Share Sales and Deals  Businessweek
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Report - Trader on interest-rate manipulation: 'Every little helps'
For traders at Lloyds Banking Group, 'every little helps' when rigging benchmark interest rates, according to transcripts of conversations released by regulators as part of the bank's settlement.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Crooked bankers and a mockery of justice  Daily Mail
Lloyds to pay �217 million over Libor rigging  The Independent
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Airbus Dropping Skymark A380 Order Drives Hunt for Takers
Airbus Group NV (AIR) scrapping an order for six A380 superjumbos from Skymark Airlines Inc. (9204) forces it to seek a new buyer at short notice for a customized and half-painted plane that's been tough to sell even in mint condition.
UPDATE 3-Airbus halts sale of six A380s to Japan's Skymark  Reuters
Airbus halts sale of six A380s to Japan's Skymark  Reuters India
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British Gas owner Centrica names Iain Conn as new boss
British Gas owner Centrica has announced the appointment of Iain Conn, currently BP's head of refining and marketing, as its new chief executive.
Centrica appoints Iain Conn as chief executive with �3.7m pay package  Telegraph.co.uk
BP's Conn Joins Centrica as Chief Executive From January  Businessweek
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Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale
gherkin The Gherkin is expected to fetch offers in the region of �650m, estate agency Savills said. Continue reading the main story.
Baker & McKenzie advises as Gherkin goes up for sale  The Lawyer
London's famous Gherkin office tower can be yours for just $1.1 billion  MarketWatch (blog)
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Mortgage approvals bounce back
After several months of mortgage approval volumes declining, arguably as a result of the market adjusting to the new lending landscape, it looks like things are starting to bounce back.
Mortgage approvals begin to rise: BoE  Financial Reporter
Upswing in June Bank of England mortgage approvals  Mortgage Finance Gazette Online
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Record number of people opt for insolvency after becoming overwhelmed by ...
The number of people forced into a type of insolvency has leapt to the highest level since records began. From April to June, 14,571 people took out Individual Voluntary Arrangements in England Wales, more than at any point since 1987.
Personal insolvencies in steepest rise for four years  BBC News
More debtors opt for 'insolvency arrangements'  Financial Times
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