Scottish Independence

Scottish nationalists pick Sturgeon to lead fight for independence

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LONDON - Scottish nationalists cleared the way on Wednesday for Nicola Sturgeon, a prominent figure in the failed campaign for independence in last month's referendum, to become the country's next first minister.

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After Scottish independence vote, separatists say Britain reneging on pledges 15 Oct 2014

LONDON - Less than a month after Scots spurned independence, separatists said on Tuesday that British Prime Minister David Cameron was betraying Scotland by reneging on pledges to grant more spending powers to the Scottish parliament.

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After Scottish independence vote, separatists say Britain reneging on pledges 14 Oct 2014

LONDON - Less than a month after Scots spurned independence, separatists said on Tuesday that British Prime Minister David Cameron was betraying Scotland by reneging on pledges to grant more spending powers to the Scottish parliament.

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Bank of England had cash ready in case Scotland chose independence 10 Oct 2014

LONDON - The Bank of England planned to shore up Britain's financial system quickly if Scotland voted for independence last month, with extra banknotes ready in case of big withdrawals from Scottish banks.

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Thomson Reuters FX volumes jump in September 10 Oct 2014

LONDON - Trading volumes on currency platforms run by Thomson Reuters surged by a third year-on-year to more than $400 billion (249.31 billion pounds) a day in September, the first month to reflect fully a recovery in market volatility fuelled by politics and a dollar rally.

Opinion

George Hay

Scots 'No' still leaves UK in limbo

The vote against secession in a landmark referendum reduces many risks: financial instability, a UK exit from Europe and a sharp fall in trade. But the bribe to 'No' voters of more devolved powers creates other dangers – including a weakening of the union.  Full Article 

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