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PRESS DIGEST - Financial Times - Jan 25
January 25, 2013 / 1:30 AM / in 5 years

PRESS DIGEST - Financial Times - Jan 25

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Headlines

Barclays executives face mounting Libor pressure

Osborne sticks to austerity plan

Government to deliver 1.5 billion pound childcare boost

Fears raised over ECB longer-term funding scheme

Retailers make appeal on tax avoidance

RIM boosted by Lenovo interest

Overview BARCLAYS EXECUTIVES FACE MOUNTING LIBOR PRESSURE Top executives at Barclays were aware the bank was manipulating its submissions to Libor rate-setting panel in November 2011, almost a year earlier than previously disclosed, emails suggested. (

OSBORNE STICKS TO AUSTERITY PLAN Finance minister George Osborne will not be diverted from his austerity plan even if data on the strength of British economy disappoints. (

GOVERNMENT TO DELIVER CHILDCARE BOOST Britain's coalition government is planning to spend 1.5 billion pounds on a package of measures to help families cope with nursery fees. (

FEARS RAISED OVER ECB FUNDING SCHEME Senior bankers are becoming increasingly concerned about the European Central Bank's special longer-term funding scheme, saying that it could encourage the creation of a two-tier banking market. (

RETAILERS MAKE APPEAL ON TAX AVOIDANCE High street retailers said the government needed to take action to stop tax avoidance by multinational companies. (

RIM BOOSTED BY LENOVO INTEREST Lenovo has signalled it could be interested in buying Research In Motion, lifting the shares in the troubled Canadian maker of BlackBerry smartphones. ( (Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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