LONDON - Britain should introduce laws making it possible to jail "reckless" bankers and claw back past bonus and pension awards, an influential panel of lawmakers said on Wednesday.
LONDON - Britain should maintain its membership of the European Union because its financial services sector is a shared European asset that powers economic growth in both the UK and the 27-nation trade bloc, a lobby group said on Monday.
LONDON - Most young Britons say rising barriers to home ownership are dividing the country socially and economically, and one in five has abandoned the dream of ever owning a property, a survey by mortgage provider Halifax said.
LONDON - Russian President Vladimir Putin questioned on Sunday why the West would want to arm Syrian rebels who he said ate human organs, saying plans to give them weapons contradicted basic human values.
LONDON - Russia and Britain can overcome their differences on the conflict in Syria despite some disagreements, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday after meeting President Vladimir Putin in London.
LONDON - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West against arming Syrian rebels on Sunday, saying the foes of President Bashar al-Assad ate human organs and should not be supported.
LONDON - Andrew Tyrie is a Conservative MP, but this week fellow party member and Chancellor George Osborne will be taking a deep breath as Tyrie's cross-party committee on British banking reform unveils its final report.
LONDON - Britain turned up the pressure on other rich economies to clamp down on secretive money flows at a summit next week by pressing its overseas tax havens into a transparency deal and announcing new disclosure rules for British firms.
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron will press its overseas tax havens to sign up to an international transparency treaty in London on Saturday, hoping to bolster British credibility ahead of next week's G8 summit.
LONDON - Bank of England 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.
CEOs of banks come and go; however, the government stake in RBS makes this CEO particularly important.