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UK regulator relaxes key asset quality rule

Britain's banking regulator has relaxed a new rule determining the quality of assets banks must hold to cover risks from pension liabilities. The Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) had proposed that al

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From manufacturing to car sales, Britain bounces back

British manufacturing grew much more strongly than expected in June, suggesting the country's recovery is broadening just as the Bank of England prepares to set out its plan for steering the economy back to health.  

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Banks ‘vulnerable to abrupt rise in global rates’

The Bank of England warned banks and borrowers on Wednesday they may be vulnerable if there is an abrupt rise in global interest rates which could require lenders to bolster their capital cushions again. Global bond yields have ju

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BoE chief slams UK banks for lobbying

Bank of England (BoE) governor Mervyn King, making probably his final public comments before retiring, accused British banks of lobbying senior politicians to undermine a new system of financial regulation. King said some banks ha

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Bank of England top official to step down

Bank of England (BoE) deputy governor Paul Tucker, beaten to the central bank's top job by Mark Carney, will stand down later this year, giving the Canadian an early chance to help reshape the BoE's upper echelons. Tucker,

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British firms reject external funding

British manufacturers are increasingly turning away from external funding to grow their businesses, a survey has found, despite tentative signs that the cost of credit is easing. Nearly 52 per cent of companies polled by manufactu

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Sterling hits 2-1/2 year low vs dollar on rating cut

Sterling hit a two-and-a-half year low against the dollar and a 16-month trough against the euro on Monday after ratings agency Moody's stripped the UK of one of its prized triple-A ratings, rounding off a week of woe for the currency.

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BoE prints money again to boost UK economy

The Bank of England launched a third round of monetary stimulus today, announcing it would restart its printing presses and buy 50 billion pounds of asset purchases with newly created money to help the economy out of recession. The move wa

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UK recession deepens as euro zone woes mount

Britain fell deeper into recession than initially thought in the first quarter of 2012 due to a slump in construction output, raising the likelihood that the Bank of England will opt to inject more stimulus to protect the economy from the euro zon

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UK inflation drops to lowest since 2010

British inflation dropped sharply in January as the effect of a rise in sales tax in 2011 fell away, backing Bank of England forecasts for a sharp easing of price pressure this year and providing some relief for cash-strapped consumers. T

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