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British banks’ new disputes service too limited, MPs say

LONDON (Reuters) – Big British banks have been criticised by lawmakers for pressing ahead with plans for a new complaints service for small firms wronged by lenders, which they argue is too soft. FILE PHOTO: The City of London from Read more ›

Nissan top exec Munoz resigns amid broadened Ghosn probe

(Reuters) – One of Nissan Motor Co’s (7201.T) top executives has resigned, further rattling the Japanese automaker’s management team as it broadens an investigation into ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s alleged financial misconduct. FILE PHOTO: Jose Munoz, Chairman of Nissan North Read more ›

UK mortgage approvals show first annual rise in 14 months – UK Finance

LONDON (Reuters) – A decline in the number of mortgages approved by British high-street banks flattened out last month, with the first year-on-year rise since September 2017, figures from industry group UK Finance showed on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Property sale Read more ›

SE Asia Stocks-Singapore, Malaysia rise after Trump-Xi trade phone call

Dec 31 (Reuters) – Singaporean and Malaysian stocks rose on Monday in thin year-end trading as a phone call between U.S. and Chinese leaders spurred hopes that the two economic heavyweights would reach a deal that could ease their damaging Read more ›

UK watchdog orders shake up of advisers to pension trustees

LONDON (Reuters) – Poor competition in the market for advice to pension fund trustees has resulted in “substantial customer detriment”, Britain’s competition watchdog said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, Read more ›

Brexit worries push UK house price gauge to six-year low – RICS

LONDON (Reuters) – A measure of British house prices hit a six-year low in November as the approach of Brexit put off buyers and sellers, a survey of property valuers showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A woman passes the window Read more ›

Britain to force broadband providers to tell customers their best deals

LONDON (Reuters) – Broadband providers in Britain will have to tell customers about their best deals under planned new rules from telecoms regulator Ofcom aimed at tackling a ‘loyalty penalty’ that makes it difficult for long-standing customers to get the Read more ›

Trump intervention comment may be gift to Huawei CFO

VANCOUVER/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source – President Read more ›

UK inflation expectations hit five-year high – BoE

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The British public’s expectations for inflation in a year’s time have risen to a five-year high but fewer people expect an interest rate hike over the next 12 months, a Bank of England survey showed Read more ›

China’s WuXi AppTec raises $1 billion in HK listing: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese medical tech platform WuXi AppTec (603259.SS) raised $1.01 billion in its Hong Kong listing, sources told Reuters on Friday, making it one of this year’s last big deals in the Asian financial hub to end Read more ›