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Sterling falls as bears raise pressure over stimulus cash

This is London – It also led many in the City to believe the Bank favours a weak currency, prompting a series of downbeat ­forecasts today. “I’m super bearish on the pound,” said Hans-Guenter Redeker, the London-based head of foreign […]

Darling warns banks of return to risk-taking

Times Online – Alistair Darling has warned that he will impose tougher regulation to avoid a repeat of the banking crisis amid fears of a return of the bonus-driven, risk-taking culture in the City. The Chancellor told The Independent newspaper […]

Cayman Islands in the Foreign Press

Caymen Net News – Hedge funds and financial institutions based in the Cayman Islands have been pulling their money out of Britain as they are hit by the credit crunch, according to figures from the Bank of England. The low-tax […]

Hedge funds in Cayman Islands withdraw from UK banks

Hedge funds and financial institutions based in the Cayman Islands have been pulling their money out of Britain as they are hit by the credit crunch, according to figures from the Bank of England. The low-tax regime and limited ­regulation […]

Financial watchdog out to clip the hedge funds

Times Online – Secretive hedge funds will eventually be subject to the same supervisory rules as banks, under a tightening of Britain’s system of regulation. The changes, which will require banks and other lenders to build up their reserves in […]

Collapse and fall of the Rock

MSN Money UK – Northern Rock was the darling of the UK mortgage sector, but fuelled its rapid growth by borrowing in money markets and selling on its mortgage debts rather than customer deposits. The eruption of the credit crunch […]

Government may inject billions into Northern Rock

Reuters – The government is considering injecting as much as 10 billion pounds into Northern Rock to use the nationalised bank to ramp up mortgage lending, the Daily Telegraph reported. The Treasury has yet to make a final decision on […]

RBS Faces Losses After US ‘Fraud’

Ananova - Royal Bank of Scotland says it is facing a potential loss of £400m after a Wall Street banker was charged with a massive alleged fraud. US prosecutors say Bernard Madoff has confessed to defrauding investors of $50bn (£33bn) in […]

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